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December 28, 2021 01:01:21
Episode 58: Looking Back at Fall 2021 (with Dan Cohen)

Episode 58: Looking Back at Fall 2021 (with Dan Cohen)

Ben and Drew are back from a brief fall hiatus, and they are joined by Penn State President Dan Cohen to break down the Fall 2021 season! Ben, Drew and Dan go through results from a small number of fall tournaments, including Mumbo Jumbo, Tobacco Road, AAMTI, Mock at the Rock, Yale, Mocktopia, GAMTI, and Boston Tea Party. Then, the panel discusses the rise in COVID cases and the potential impact on the AMTA season. At the beginning of the show, Ben and Drew take a few moments to acknowledge the passing of Stanford Mock Trial Head Coach Thom Scher, and reflect on Thom's impact on the Mock Trial community.  ...

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October 29, 2021 01:00:28
Episode 57: In-Person Mock Trial is Back* (with Riya Lakkaraju)

Episode 57: In-Person Mock Trial is Back* (with Riya Lakkaraju)

After a short hiatus while Drew survives 1L, The Mock Review is back! Ben and Drew are joined by Riya Lakkaraju of Emory Mock Trial for a full report on how in-person mock trial looks right now. Riya discusses competing in a mask while Ben reports from the virtual season. After that, Ben, Drew and Riya debate how the AMTA season is going to look and discuss which teams are separating from the pack this early in the year.  ...

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August 30, 2021 00:34:34
Episode 56: State of Midlands v. Dakota Sutcliffe (with Neal Schuett)

Episode 56: State of Midlands v. Dakota Sutcliffe (with Neal Schuett)

Criminal Case Committee Chair Neal Schuett returns to the show to discuss the 2021-22 case, State of Midlands v. Dakota Sutcliffe. Neal answers questions about the origins of the arson charge and the retrial aspect, why the defendant isn't testifying, and how the committee prepared for the possibility of a hybrid season. Bonus topics include the "live fire" demonstrative possibilites and Neal's perspective on why the committee decided to burn down Chuggie's. (Editor's note: how dare they.) ...

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August 10, 2021 00:59:39
Episode 55: 2021 Board Meeting Rundown

Episode 55: 2021 Board Meeting Rundown

Ben was present in Denver for the 2021 AMTA Board of Directors meeting, and in this episode Ben and Drew break down what happened at that meeting. Ben goes through what was discussed during the Tournament Administration Committee (TAC) meeting, how AMTA reached their decision on the format for the 2022 season, and his general impressions on how the board meeting went. Then Drew and Ben discuss other motions that were passed at the board meeting, and briefly discuss the results of the 2021 One Last Time Tournament.  ...

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July 17, 2021 01:08:54
Episode 54: 2021 Trial by Combat Champion Audrey Shepard

Episode 54: 2021 Trial by Combat Champion Audrey Shepard

Drew and Ben are joined by 2021 Trial by Combat Champion Audrey Shepard of UCLA Mock Trial. Audrey goes through her high school Gladiator championship, her time competing in AMTA at Moorpark Community College, what it was like to transfer to UCLA, and her entire experience preparing for, competing at, and winning Trial by Combat - including her extreme guilt at making Bennett Demsky close his cabinets during the final round. Drew and Audrey also discuss the round this past season that Drew judged where Audrey's rooster crowed while she was testifying as Austin Lewis. ...

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July 07, 2021 00:56:55
Episode 53: In-Person or Online Next Season? (Board Meeting Preview)

Episode 53: In-Person or Online Next Season? (Board Meeting Preview)

With the board meeting set for next weekend, Ben and Drew spoke to two different programs to give perspective from both sides of the discussion about the competition format for next season. First, Ben and Drew are joined by coaches Beth Georgian and Matt Thornburg from the University of South Carolina Aiken. Beth and Matt discuss why they reached out to AMTA to ask for the 2022 season to be virtual, how their team operates with limited resources and several non-traditional students, and why they think AMTA should require COVID vaccines regardless of the competition format.  Then Vice-President of External Affairs Bret Berry of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville joins the show to discuss why his program contacted AMTA and asked for the 2022 season to be in-person. Bret goes through their concerns of losing institutional knowledge if the 2022 season is virtual and how he thinks either way AMTA needs to provide guidance on how next season is going to look.  ...

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