Ep. 58: We Call BS

Malyssa and Kirt reflect on the school shooting that happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the role that speech and debate plays in the evolving response from the high school students who survived the attack. They also take a moment to promote Speech and Debate Education Day coming up on March 2!

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Find Speech and Debate Day resources here. Read the Miami Herald article referenced in the episode here.

Forensics Faces is recorded and edited in Sheboygan, WI. Our theme song was written and performed by JJ Hameister. If you’re a fan of Forensics Faces, give us a rating on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Find more info, including a link to purchase official Forends of the Pod merch, at www.ForensicsFaces.com, and connect with us on Facebook & Twitter by searching Forensics Faces.

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Ep. 57: #ForensicsFlashback

Malyssa and Kirt enjoy a (nearly) drama-free episode just reminiscing about the forensics experience of their youth compared to how the activity operates today. Share your stories of how forensics has changed from when you first joined by using the hashtag #ForensicsFlashback!

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Forensics Faces is recorded and edited in Sheboygan, WI. Our theme song was written and performed by JJ Hameister. If you’re a fan of Forensics Faces, give us a rating on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Find more info, including a link to purchase official Forends of the Pod merch, at www.ForensicsFaces.com, and connect with us on Facebook & Twitter by searching Forensics Faces.

Ep. 56: NSDA Black History Month Resources

Malyssa and Kirt chat about the Sun Prairie tournament before being joined by Nicole Wanzer-Serrano of the National Speech and Debate Association and NSDA Hall-of-Fame Coach Byron Arthur of Holy Cross School in New Orleans to discuss the NSDA resources highlighting Black History Month.

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Check out the Black History Month resources mentioned in this episode here.

Forensics Faces is recorded and edited in Sheboygan, WI. Our theme song was written and performed by JJ Hameister. If you’re a fan of Forensics Faces, give us a rating on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Find more info, including a link to purchase official Forends of the Pod merch, at www.ForensicsFaces.com, and connect with us on Facebook & Twitter by searching Forensics Faces.

Ep. 51: Adam Jacobi Part III

We had so much to talk to Adam Jacobi about, we had to split up our conversation into three episodes. In our final episode with Adam, things get personal. But not before we talk about Student Congress.

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Forensics Faces is recorded and edited in Sheboygan, WI. Our theme song was written and performed by JJ Hameister. If you’re a fan of Forensics Faces, give us a rating on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Find more info at www.ForensicsFaces.com, and connect with us on Facebook & Twitter by searching Forensics Faces.

Ep. 50: Adam Jacobi Part II

Adam Jacobi returns for Part II of his interview with Malyssa and Kirt. On this episode, we discuss Adam’s time coaching debate in China, his current position as Executive Director of the WHSFA, and how he views the relationship between the WHSFA and the WFCA.

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Forensics Faces is recorded and edited in Sheboygan, WI. Our theme song was written and performed by JJ Hameister. If you’re a fan of Forensics Faces, give us a rating on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Find more info at www.ForensicsFaces.com, and connect with us on Facebook & Twitter by searching Forensics Faces.

Ep. 49: Adam Jacobi Part I

Malyssa and Kirt are joined by WHSFA Executive Director Adam Jacobi. Our interview with Adam will span three episodes, which we need to cover his diverse career in forensics. This episode, we chat about how Adam got started in forensics, his time as a coach, and the years he spent working for the NSDA (formerly the NFL).

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Forensics Faces is recorded and edited in Sheboygan, WI. Our theme song was written and performed by JJ Hameister. If you’re a fan of Forensics Faces, give us a rating on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Find more info at www.ForensicsFaces.com, and connect with us on Facebook & Twitter by searching Forensics Faces.

Ep. 48: Our Favorite Things

Malyssa and Kirt return for a very special episode! If you’re looking for the perfect gift to give a forensics fanatic this holiday season, we have a few recommendations. At the end of the episode, we have a special gift for our devoted listeners!

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Forensics Faces is recorded and edited in Sheboygan, WI. Our theme song was written and performed by JJ Hameister. If you’re a fan of Forensics Faces, give us a rating on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Find more info at www.ForensicsFaces.com, and connect with us on Facebook & Twitter by searching Forensics Faces.

Greg Stevens

Malyssa and Kirt really enjoy promoting forensics by hosting this podcast, but we know that we’re promoting the activity within our already established forensics family. Maybe we can extend our fan base to our close friends and family. Maybe. But today’s guest comes from a place where speech and debate are valued in ways that will blow your mind. Greg Stevens is a coach from…well many places, but most notably Okoboji High School in Iowa. (Sidenote: why do so many people make fun of Sheboygan when there are towns in the world named Okoboji?) We loved talking to Greg about ways to increase the visibility of our programs as well as the history and legacy of speech and debate in Iowa. This is definitely an episode that will appeal to our colleagues in the debate world. He also told us about the craziest and most profitable fundraising idea we’ve ever heard.

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Forensics Faces is recorded and edited in Sheboygan, WI. Our theme song was written and performed by JJ Hameister. Special thanks to Steve Schappaugh and Deano Pape of the NSDA for connecting me with the folks featured in this series. If you’re a fan of Forensics Faces, please take a moment to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. The more we’re reviewed, the easier it is for others to find out about us. More information is available at www.ForensicsFaces.com, and you connect with us on Facebook & Twitter by searching Forensics Faces.

Trey Smith

On this week’s episode of our Retro Forensics Faces series, we’re speaking with Trey Smith, the coach from East Mountain High School near Albuquerque, NM. Trey is also his district NSDA chair, and we asked him about his relationship with his administration. Trey’s former Principal was recognized by the NSDA for supporting the speech and debate program at his school. Malyssa and Kirt also had a really good time learning about how speech and debate in New Mexico in some ways resembles what is done in Wisconsin and in other ways is very different.

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Forensics Faces is recorded and edited in Sheboygan, WI. Our theme song was written and performed by JJ Hameister. Special thanks to Steve Schappaugh and Deano Pape of the NSDA for connecting me with the folks featured in this series. If you’re a fan of Forensics Faces, please take a moment to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. The more we’re reviewed, the easier it is for others to find out about us. More information is available at www.ForensicsFaces.com, and you connect with us on Facebook & Twitter by searching Forensics Faces.

Donus D. Roberts

This is the first episode in a series of interviews we’ll be sharing with listeners every week in between our regular weekly chats. Over the course of the next few weeks, we’ll be chatting with people who can offer new perspectives on forensics, share with us what the activity is like in their neck of the woods, and hopefully make our forensics world feel a little smaller.

The first interview in this series is with one of the forensics’ world’s biggest superstars, Donus D. Roberts, or DDR if you know him well. Roberts is an 11-diamond coach in the National Forensics League. Eleven. Diamond. Coach. He served on the NFL (now NSDA) Board of Directors for 24 years, which sounds like a long time until you compare that to his 57-year career as the coach at Watertown High School in Watertown, SD. In addition to many other accomplishments that he refused to brag about in our conversation, Roberts created Public Forum debate to make the activity more accessible to students.

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Forensics Faces is recorded and edited in Sheboygan, WI. Our theme song was written and performed by JJ Hameister. Special thanks to Steve Schappaugh and Deano Pape of the NSDA for connecting me with the folks featured in this series. If you’re a fan of Forensics Faces, please take a moment to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. The more we’re reviewed, the easier it is for others to find out about us. More information is available at www.ForensicsFaces.com, and you connect with us on Facebook & Twitter by searching Forensics Faces.