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

The Prob‪e‬ Matt Young

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

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

    Episode 8

    Episode 8

    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.
     
    Credits:
    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.

    • 28 min
    Episode 7

    Episode 7

    THE PROBE
     
    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 7
    Election Day. The culmination of a long month of campaigning and a tireless amount of journalistic coverage ends with students all over the school casting their votes. The Probe team checks in with the candidates and themselves as we look back on the process and forward to the results. What does Thomas still have up his sleeve? Will Staci's election anxiety keep her from having any cogent thoughts? Was exploring a high school student body election actually a worthwhile endeavor? And, most importantly, who. will. WIN?
     
    Credits:
     
    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
    Principal Jonathan Benjamin Franklin: Eddie Piña
    Vice Principal Curtis Hannigan: Ryan Ben
    Robbie Walken: Matt Young
    Students calling in: Lindsey Jean Smith, Bryan Duff, Eric Garneau, Eric Braband and Claudia Martinez
     
    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.

    • 27 min
    Episode 6

    Episode 6

    THE PROBE
     
    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 6
    The Debate: A time-honored tradition that the 2016 US presidential election has taken a massive dump upon. This episode of The Probe explores whether the students [and faculty] at FDRHS fell prey to name calling and mudslinging as they took the debate stage. How will Staci answer to the accusation of skipping class? Why does Thomas keep taking pictures next to posters bashing Staci? Where would Cori get that many balloons? Why would a woman leave a man who was nothing but loyal to her? And the most burning question of all will finally be answered: Is August running?
     
    Credits:
     
    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
    Faculty Liaison Eliza Schroeder: Meredith Stepien
    Debate Audience: Allie Kahan and Max from the iO box
     
    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.

    • 42 min
    Episode 5

    Episode 5

    THE PROBE
     
    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 5
    With only one week left before the debate, The Probe takes on the biggest buffoon in the room, Thomas Buffington, Jr. The Buffington family has been influential in Indiana politics and business for decades, and like any family with such influence and history, there are skeletons in their closet. We'll delve deep into the bizarre and contradictory Buffington family. Do the Buffingtons live in a haunted mansion? What is the right age to show a child your face for the first time? How expensive is a sandwich really?
     
    Credits:
     
    Lisa Burton: Lisa Burton
    Mary Beth Smith: Mary Beth Smith
     
    Thomas Buffington, Jr.: Clayton Margeson
    Charlotte Buffington: Jessye Mueller
    Thomas Buffington Sr.: Tim Dunn
    Glover Buffington: Matt Young
    August Tooley-Anderson: Brian Holden
    Vice Principal Curtis Hannigan: Ryan Ben
    Faculty Liaison Eliza Schroeder: Meredith Stepien
     
    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.

    • 39 min
    Episode 4

    Episode 4

    THE PROBE
     
    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 4
    Two weeks out from the big debate, SCANDAL rocks the FDRHS presidential election. One candidate bungled so badly their battle for student body glory may be toast. The tension couldn't be higher in The Probe studio, but with the help of some experts, Lisa and Mary Beth get to the bottom of the blunder as well as figuring out what exactly goes on at the home and in the mind of the apparent front-runner, Staci Kramer.
     
    Credits:
    Lisa Burton: Lisa Burton
    Mary Beth Smith: Mary Beth Smith
    Staci Kramer: Shira Wilson
    Meryl Kramer: Allison Ringhand

    Deacon Boxlightner: Tyler Samples
    Thomas Buffington, Jr: Clayton Margeson
    Thomas Buffington Sr: Tim Dunn
    Glover Buffington: Matt Young
     
    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.
     

    • 29 min
    Episode 3

    Episode 3

    THE PROBE
     
    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 3:
     
    During week two of what feels like a never-ending election cycle, The Probe team does more work in the field learning about the candidates and their motivations. This week: The anti-establishment outsider. Who is Cori Wilson? What about her upbringing made her want to run for student body president? Was it her biographer father? Her food scientist mother? One of her more nefarious classmates? Why does she seem to care so much more about the X Games than the Winter Olympics? The Probe leaves no stone unturned.
     
    Credits:
     
    Lisa Burton: Lisa Burton
    Mary Beth Smith: Mary Beth Smith
     
    Cori Wilson: Lauren Walker
    Whitney Lamont-Wilson: Carly Olson
    Christopher Wilson: Luis Cortes.
    Thomas Buffington, Jr: Clayton Margeson
    Staci Kramer: Shira Wilson
    Artie Tooley-Anderson: John Thibodeaux
     
     
    Robbie Walken: Matt Young
     
    Produced by Matt Young, Lisa Burton, Mary Beth Smith, and Hannah Parsons
    Original Music: Hannah Parsons
    Other Music: Final Cut Pro, iLife, and iMovie Sound Effect.
    Editor: Hannah Parsons
    The Probe Logo: Maxwell Hudetz
    Special thanks to Cards Against Humanity for allowing us to record in their beautiful space.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Madilia ,

Ipsum Lorem

Matt Young & Hannah Parsons & Co. hits it out of the park yet again.

mike52393 ,

Best show ever!

The sound on this podcast is as clear and crisp as the minds of the cast. I recommend this podcast to all my friends and it makes a great Christmas gift! This world needs more content like this. 6/5.

Claire St.John ,

A Mockumentary Gem for the Age of Serial

Just finished season one, and enjoyed every minute of it! Great comedy talents create a dense world of characters to delight/baffle/intrigue you through the course of a student council election. The great production and editing take the listener from moments of straight-faced wryness to absurd belly-laughs in the same episode. Can't wait for season two!

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