The Probe

THE PROBE is a satirical take on popular magazine-style news podcasts, focused on telling a single story over the course of a season.
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Nov 16, 2016

Season One

In an effort to uncover where corruption in American politics starts, The Probe goes deep inside an average high school student body presidential election. Listen as hosts Lisa Burton and Mary Beth Smith meet the candidates and their families, speculate on their motives for running, and unmask all the nasty aspects of running for office at any level.


Episode 8

Next Fall. After some shocking news in July, The Probe team felt it was essential to get back into the thick of things at FDRHS. We check in with each of the candidates and their progress one last time, and an undeniably hopeful tone emits itself throughout. Except for maybe when we talk to Vice Principal Hannigan. Was Thomas prepared to take office? Will Staci remain active in the student government? Where is Cori? Who really is August Tooley-Anderson? No really, who? It was a long summer.



Lisa Burton: Lisa Burton

Mary Beth Smith: Mary Beth Smith


Thomas Buffington, Jr.: Clayton Margeson

Staci Kramer: Shira Wilson

Cori Wilson: Lauren Walker

August Tooley-Anderson: Brian Holden

Vice Principal Curtis Hannigan: Ryan Ben

Adam Anderson: Chris Rathjen

Artie Anderson: John Thibodeaux

Meryl Kramer: Allison Ringhand

Charlotte Buffington: Jessye Mueller

Thomas Buffington Sr.: Tim Dunn


Produced by Matt Young, Lisa Burton, Mary Beth Smith and Hannah Parsons

Editor: Hannah Parsons

Original Music: Hannah Parsons

Other Music: Final Cut Pro, iLife, and iMovie Sound Effects

 The Probe Logo: Maxwell Hudetz


Special Thanks to Cards Against Humanity for allowing us to record in their beautiful space.

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