The Mock Review with Ben and Drew
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Episode 5: Board Meeting Rundown
On this week's episode, Ben and Drew cover the major decisions from the 2018 AMTA Board of Directors meeting in Las Vegas. We've got exclusive audio of AMTA President Will Warihay's introductory remarks at the meeting, and Ben and Drew walk through the discussion in the room on each of the major motions, including invention of fact, tournament structure, objections before openings/closings, raising the invitational license fee, and several others.
Episode 4: Invitationals and Tab Cards
On the first full-length episode of The Mock Review to not feature a guest, Ben and Drew discuss invitational tournaments and flying blind at competition. Ben gets on his soapbox about being fair to newer programs, and Drew explains the risks of sending out a lot of early invites as an invitational host. Ben and Drew take opposite positions on looking at ballot results during tournaments, and agree to disagree on the merits of knowing your record during a tournament.
Episode 3: AMTA President Will Warihay
Ben and Drew talk to Will Warihay, the current President of the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA), about a number of different topics related to the upcoming AMTA Board of Directors meeting. The discussion covers Will's background in mock trial, why he ran for President of AMTA, what he wants to focus on during his term, his thoughts on improper inventions and finding more AMTA tournament hosts, and many other issues.
Episode 2: Two National Champions
On this extra-long episode of The Mock Review, Ben and Drew first talk to Dani Kunkel about winning the National Championship Tournament, almost dropping the trophy during an impromptu Stanley Cup-style celebration, and what's next for Dani. Next, Nick Ramos gives his thoughts on the judging in Minneapolis, breaks down his approach to Trial by Combat, and describes what it's really like to carry a full-sized sword on the streets of Philadelphia.
Episode 1: Trial by Combat Preview
You want scoops? We've got scoops. Ben and Drew discuss Trial by Combat with Justin Bernstein, the mind behind the first collegiate-level individual championship, and he gives our listeners some exclusive details about the case packet before its release. We also talk with Eric Roytman, a two-time All-American Attorney from Ohio State University, about his preparation for Trial by Combat and his eclectic history as a witness.
Episode 0: Preview
Ben and Drew introduce themselves, set out the plan for future episodes, and have a quick debate on the merits of challenge format pairings at invitational tournaments.