Ep. 60: The Weird Al Effect

Malyssa and Kirt discuss the inaugural Xavier Hawks’ Nest Forensics Tournament and then do a deep dive on a topic that’s popped up briefly before: copying forensics performances off the internet.

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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.

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Ep. 59: And The Trophy Goes To…

Malyssa and Kirt discuss the tradition of handing out trophies in forensics. Where do all those trophies go after they’ve been handed out? Is it a poor use of resources? What would we do instead to acknowledge the hard work of our students?

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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. 55: Well, That Took a Turn for the Worse…

Malyssa and Kirt discuss the Appleton East tournament and tackle the topic of author’s intent in interpretation categories.

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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. 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.

From S-Town to W-Town

In the final episode of this season, Malyssa and Kirt chat about their time at #WFCAState2017 and list some of the things that inspire them to be better coaches and create better pieces.

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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.

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.

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.

Trophies, Trophies & Trophies

In this short episode, we will talk about tournaments and how they have shaped the identity of the WFCA, and then we’ll give our predictions for this weekend’s Oscars.

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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.

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.