Ep. 61: Category Is…Forensics Realness!

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Malyssa and Kirt make up for lost time (it was only one episode, Burton!), recapping Arrowhead, the inaugural Hamilton Hullabaloo, and looking ahead to the 2018 WFCA State tournament.

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. 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.

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. 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.

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. 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. 54: Think (Just) Outside the Box

Malyssa and Kirt recap their time at Oshkosh North and start a conversation about whether or not there can be too much creativity in speech activities. Has promoting and rewarding creative approaches to categories caused us to lose touch with what categories are meant to accomplish?

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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. 53: Coaches Getting Coaches

The 2018 Wisconsin forensics season is here, and that means Malyss and Kirt are back with weekly episodes! We chat Port Washington, the Olympics, and what it’s like for a coach to get coaching for the first time in over a decade.

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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. 52: Jennifer Jerome

In this episode, Kirt tortures Malyssa by making her guess who will be joining them as a special guest on the pod. Spoiler alert, if the title hasn’t already tipped you off, it’s NSDA Board Member, Omaha NCFL Moderator, 2017 NSDA Nebraska Educator of the Year, coach Jennifer Jerome.

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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.