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Get Ready for Season Four: Preview and Announcements

Happy Summer, everyone! Today, I'm sharing a quick podcast episode for some reflection on the past season of Speech and Debate and some exciting information about the upcoming Season Four of One Clap.


Transcript of Episode:

Hi Friends! Lyle here - the host of One Clap Speech and Debate! It’s good to be back, and I have four big things I want to communicate today: First, I want to celebrate all of the Wyoming competitors at NSDA Nationals in Kentucky this summer; second, I will quickly reflect on the last three seasons of One Clap; third, I will announce the beginnings of new platforms for One Clap; and, lastly, I will highlight some of the upcoming content for Season 4 of the podcast!

I am indeed simmering in the warm summer days here in the heart of the Big Horn Basin - Thermopolis, Wyoming. After the NSDA National Tournament, I went into hiding for a few weeks. But, I’ve been back to work on some content with a new focus in the upcoming weeks…

1. But before we look ahead, let’s look back for a minute. We need to celebrate another impressive season of Speech and Debate in Wyoming and all over the country. At the NSDA National Speech and Debate Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky this summer, Wyoming competitors showed up and continued to make an impact on the national scene.

There are some of the impressive results coming out of the Wyoming community at Nationals this year, and I will list the accomplishments on the website for everyone to check out (below). Congratulations to all of the competitors out there this year, especially the seniors who gave so much of themselves to our community. Whether you are a National Champion, a now graduated senior, a coach who works hard to give students opportunities, or a weekend competitor who goes out there and lets your voice be heard without much in the way of accolades, you are awesome, your voice absolutely matters in this activity and in this world, and One Clap celebrates you. Thank you all for an inspiring year of Speech and Debate.

2. The second thing I want to do is reflect for a moment on the last three seasons of One Clap Speech and Debate. I kicked off the podcast in March of 2020, and since then we’ve produced:

140 episodes (this little episode is number 141)

Over 22 thousand total downloads

160 blog posts on the website

Active social media platforms on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Over 1K followers on Instagram

A lot of stickers… I really like stickers!

All of this content and following is because of you, dear listeners… and the incredible

folks who contribute to the work of this project… either through guest appearances,

creation of content themselves, a kind word of inspiration here and there, or financial

assistance and support through patreon. Special thanks to our patrons: Terry, Tina, Brenda, Aaron, Melissa, Marcus, Laura, Londe, Ashley S, Joel, Matt, Allen, Ashley M., Aaron, Izzy, and Rick. Thank you so much to everyone who supports One Clap Speech and Debate. Thank you especially to Amie Wiley for continued design brilliance!

3. So, I think it is time to announce some cool stuff that I’m working on for One Clap. One thing, I’m beginning to dabble in some video work. These short videos from interviewed guests will find a home on a new YouTube page -

And a new TikTok account - @oneclapspeechanddebate.

I’ll be releasing episodes of the podcast on YouTube (although generally not with live people on screen - sometimes sure, but not all the time). Additionally, I’ll be re-releasing old “classic” episodes of One Clap on YouTube. I’ll call these REWIND episodes. The general popularity of podcasts on YouTube has prompted this, but I also want to highlight some of the great content, resources, stories, and thoughts that others have shared on the pod in the last three seasons. It is also pretty funny to hear me stumble through episodes… a totally confused amateur. While still an amateur, those old episodes definitely bring my weaknesses as a host to the forefront! Enjoy!

I am also enjoying some new editing platforms that are helping with video work and should also help me provide pretty accurate transcripts for episodes in the future (and I’ll be working through the past episodes to build transcripts for those too). These tools include Riverside FM and Descript, both of which are pretty great so far.

4. The last thing I want to highlight today is the upcoming content in the works for Season 4 of One Clap Speech and Debate! I’ve been doing a lot of interviews this month, and things are looking pretty exciting for our upcoming season. The first series of the new season will be about Seeking Equality in Speech and Debate. Some of the exciting upcoming content includes:

  • An interview with Lucia Smalls, the director of the upcoming documentary “Girl Talk”

  • An interview with Ella Schnake - 2019 POI National Champion for her piece “Debate Like a Girl”

  • A series of panel discussions about gender bias and solutions for female advocacy in the Speech and Debate community, and a few of the panel participants include: Zoey Pickett, Faith Duncan, Carly Benn-Thornton, Dani Schulz, Camila Rivera, YuYu Yuan, Haley Lauze-Reyes, and Leila Sandlin... and I have a panel scheduled this week for Pétra Van Court, Kinlee Whitney, Carly Jo Huff, and Morgan Russell

  • An interview with NSDA Nationals 11th place finisher in Humorous Interpretation, Riverton’s own Carly Benn-Thornton

  • An interview with 2022 WHSFA Ambassador and longtime Natrona superstar, Zoey Pickett

Additionally, some of my new audio and video recording software should be able to help me restore some damaged Zoom audio files that were stalled in production on a number of interviews from last year - including interviews with RJ Schoen, Angelina Stinson, Emma Kelleck, and Lilac Ramsey that I may be able to bring back to life! I’m sure going to give it a try!

So, there is a lot to look forward to on One Clap! Please make sure you’ve subscribed on your preferred listening platform. Get out there and follow the socials for One Clap too, and now, you should totally subscribe to the infant YouTube channel and TikTok that are in the works! I’ll link to all of those accounts in the notes for this episode and on the website!

Your voice matters! Help me amplify voices on One Clap!

If you have an idea or a request for One Clap Speech and Debate, shoot me an email at or reach out on the One Clap Speech and Debate Podcast website or social media.

Thank you for listening to One Clap Speech and Debate. Catch you next time!


Congratulations to competitors with breaks at NSDA Nationals in Kentucky!

Wyoming Nationals Breaks 2022


Dani Schulz, Cheyenne East - Semifinalist

Davin Ro, Cheyenne East - Semifinalist

Oakley Simons, Cheyenne East - Octafinalist

Ella Goodman, Cheyenne East - Double Octafinalist

Camila Rivera, Cheyenne East - Double Octafinalist

Zcherina Villegas, Cheyenne East - Double Octafinalist

Hallie Cozzens, Rock Springs - Double Octafinalist


Carolyn Benn Thornton, Riverton, Semifinalist (11th overall)


Davin Ro, Cheyenne East - Octafinalist

Rachel West, Cheyenne East - Octafinalist

Congress - House

Van Meester, Thunder Basin - Semifinalist

Nathan Rzasa, Buffalo - Quarterfinalist

Kinley Anderson, Worland - Quarterfinalist

Congress - Senate

Carter Worcester, Jackson Hole, Semifinalist


Rachel West, Cheyenne East - Quarterfinalist

Saimaa Widi, Cheyenne Central, Octafinalist

Lily Leman, Cheyenne Central, Octafinalist

Dani Schulz, Cheyenne East - Double Octafinalist

Kambrie White, Cheyenne East - Double Octafinalist


Kambrie White, Cheyenne East - Octafinalist

Dani Schulz, Cheyenne East - Double Octafinalist

Original Spoken Word Poetry

Beau Griffith, Natrona, Octafinalist

Extemp Commentary

Will Aepli, Jackson Hole - Octafinalist

Jean-Luc Willson, Hot Springs Co - Double Octafinalist

Extemp Debate

Alexis Hernandez, Jackson Hole - RD 6

World Schools Debate

Hole in the Wall, Crimson Team - Triple Octas


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