The Mock Review with Ben and Drew

Ben Garmoe of UMBC Mock Trial and Drew Evans of Haverford Mock Trial discuss and debate anything and everything connected to mock trial.

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March 12, 2020 00:16:15
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Emergency Podcast: AMTA Postpones the 2020 National Championship Tournament

Ben and Drew discuss AMTA's decision to postpone the remaining 2020 ORCS and the 2020 National Championship Tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Note: Ben recorded this episode remotely, so his audio quality is lower than normal. ...

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March 11, 2020 01:53:09
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Episode 24: Regionals Analysis, Weeks Three and Four

Note: this episode was recorded last week, before the first weekend of ORCS results were released. On this episode, Ben and Drew analyze all of the remaining Regionals results, including the two west coast Regionals from week two, and all of the Regionals for weeks three and four. ...

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February 17, 2020 01:01:27
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Episode 23: Regionals Analysis, Weeks One and Two

Ben and Drew break down the results of the first two weeks of Regionals, except for the west coast Regionals on week two. (Those results weren't out yet at the time we recorded this episode.) ...

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December 24, 2019 01:51:21
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Episode 22: Holiday Mailbag!

Just in time for that holiday car ride, Ben and Drew answer listener questions submitted via email, Facebook, Twitter, and the new Impeachments forum. Topics include top teams and competitors on the circuit this year, how to transition from high school to college mock trial, how to build a program from the ground up, and several other issues. Then Ben and Drew break down the case changes and discuss the CRC Guidance Memo on invention of fact that was recently released by AMTA. ...

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November 25, 2019 00:53:58
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Episode 21: State of Midlands v. Jordan Ryder (with Neal Schuett)

"I'm so sorry this happned [that we were gone for so long]" "It's all my fault [that we didn't upload sooner]" We promise we're not gone, we were just (missing). Thanks for following in Jordan Ryder's footsteps and never calling the police. Criminal Case Committee Neal Schuett joins Ben and Drew to talk State v. Ryder, his thoughts on winning a national championship both as a competitor at Iowa and a coach at Miami, and how hard it is to plan for crazy theories when writing a case where the defendant has no affidavit. ...

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September 06, 2019 02:27:35
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Episode 20: The 2019 National Final Round (with Iain Lampert)

On the latest episode, Ben and Drew break down the 2019 National Final Round between Rhodes and Yale, where Yale was eventually stripped of their national title. Iain Lampert, two-time national champion at UCLA and 2019 final round judge joins the podcast to go through his analysis of what he observed during the round, how he scored each team, and how he thinks this impacts the AMTA community moving forward. Finally, Ben and Drew walk through each possible invention and give their perspective on what happened and whether the sanctions were fair and correct. ...

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