What You Talkin’ Bout, Judges?

Malyssa and Kirt are doing their best to interpret what judges really mean when they use language that is difficult to understand.

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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, please give us a rating on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Those ratings help other people find this podcast. More information is available at www.ForensicsFaces.com, and you connect with us on Facebook & Twitter by searching Forensics Faces.

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Waiter, There’s An Actor In My Speech!

We’ve received conflicting thoughts from listeners on the same topic: acting in speech. After debating the difference between acting and interp, has acting crept into speech? Should we outlaw or allow it?

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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, please give us a rating on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Those ratings help other people find this podcast. More information is available at www.ForensicsFaces.com, and you connect with us on Facebook & Twitter by searching Forensics Faces.

Don Crabtree

I mean, what can I even say at this point? We’ve had weeks of wonderful interviews with smart and funny and wise coaches from all over the country. I get something from every conversation and then I get even more when I listen back to our conversations later. This series will be something I revisit again and again as a coach, and I hope you are able to take advantage of these interviews in the same way. Today, we’re sharing our interview with Don Crabtree, who has coached for over four decades and currently serves as President of the National Speech and Debate Association. No further explanation necessary for why Malyssa and I were so excited to speak with him.

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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.

Midterm

Today we’re taking a midterm exam. How have policies enacted prior to this competitive season taken shape in the first half of our year? And do you know the various roles and committees in the WFCA? Malyssa is fresh from the winter exec board meeting and here to school us on how our organization is organized.

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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, please give us a rating on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Those ratings help other people find this podcast. More information is available at www.ForensicsFaces.com, and you connect with us on Facebook & Twitter by searching Forensics Faces.

Politicked

Malyssa and Kirt revisit a topic from our Too Taboo for the Tabroom series: What place does politics have in forensics? For students? For coaches? For judges? Have we changed our minds at all since the election of Donald J. Trump? Let’s get political, forends.

Special guest Antonio Trinidad helps recap the Hortonville tournament from this weekend.

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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, please give us a rating on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Those ratings help other people find this podcast. 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.

Bond, Team Bond

Malyssa and Kirt discuss team bonding and that the benefits of being on a forensics team extend beyond great speaking skills.

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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, please give us a rating on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Those ratings help other people find this podcast. 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.

Espresso Patronum

Like that first cup of coffee in the morning, mentors just make getting through the day a little easier. Malyssa and Kirt will discuss some of their forensics mentors, why it’s important to have someone to go to as you navigate the world of forensics, and how you can get a mentor or be a mentor in 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, please give us a rating on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Those ratings help other people find this podcast. More information is available at www.ForensicsFaces.com, and you connect with us on Facebook & Twitter by searching Forensics Faces.

Gone But Not 4gotten

We just kicked off another season with the WFCA Fall Meeting, so Malyssa & Kirt are recapping the discussions, new topics, and new rules that went down at Muskego High School on Saturday, September 10.

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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 http://www.ForensicsFaces.com, and connect with us on Facebook & Twitter by searching Forensics Faces.