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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May 17, 2020 01:14:33
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Episode 30: A Mock Trial Roundtable (with Nat Warner)

For this episode, Ben and Drew try something different. Nat Warner of Wesleyan joined the show for a roundtable discussion on a wide variety of topics, including the possibility of finishing the 2020 season online, the new ORCS pairing system and how Nat and Ben experienced it during ORCS this year, whether AMTA should add a tournament for teams who narrowly miss NCT, what areas AMTA does well and where they can improve, and whether mimicry is a problem in Mock Trial. (Editor's note: Ben's audio is lower quality than usual for this episode due to an error while recording.) ...

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April 27, 2020 01:07:26
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Episode 29: AMTA Tabulation Director Johnathan Woodward

American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) Tabulation Director Johnathan Woodward spoke with Ben and Drew for a wide-ranging conversation about mock trial, including his thoughts on the new ORCS pairing system, some examples of the best calls he's gotten from AMTA Representatives during competition season, how AMTA pairing and tabulation systems have evolved over the years, what it's like to announce the winner of the National Championship Tournament, and whether he thinks AMTA would ever go to an electronic tabulation or pairing system. ...

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April 09, 2020 00:46:31
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Episode 28: The College Mock Trial Online Championship (with Justin Bernstein)

Friend of the pod Justin Bernstein returns to talk with Ben and Drew about the College Mock Trial Online Championship, a recent competition hosted by UCLA Law School. Justin breaks down the origins of the idea, how the scoring and judging worked, what interesting trends he saw in the scoring data, and when we should expect to start seeing the results. ...

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April 06, 2020 01:05:37
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Episode 27: Winning Objections: A Mock Trial Guidebook

On the latest episode, authors Brian Pilchik, Amanda Mundell and Emily Miller join Drew and Ben to discuss their book, Winning Objections: A Mock Trial Guidebook. The authors go through how the idea for the book was hatched, their writing and editing process, why the book is structured the way it is, and what they hope competitors and coaches will get from the book. Then Ben and Drew give their review of the book at the end of the episode. ...

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March 30, 2020 01:03:39
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Episode 26: Hosting and Postponing a National Championship (with Devon Holstad)

Drew and Ben discuss hosting and postponing the 2020 National Championship Tournament with Devon Holstad, a coach and former competitor at Loyola Chicago. Devon goes through the planning process for hosting an NCT, how things have been behind the scenes since the COVID-19 pandemic developed to the point where the NCT had to be postponed, and his program's philosophy on the "World Cup" bid for NCT hosts. ...

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March 16, 2020 01:15:30
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Episode 25: ORCS Analysis, Week One

Drew and Ben break down results from the first five ORCS: Cedar Rapids, Cincinnati, Geneva, Lancaster, and Santa Monica. They also discuss the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic since AMTA announced the postponement of all remaining tournaments last week. ...

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