Virginia Alternate, Westley Drake, Featured on The Big Fib Podcast

The Big Fib is a podcast and now Disney+ show from Gen Z Media, a media company creating podcasts for kids and their families. Behind the game show-style and humor of the podcast, The Big Fib focuses on teaching younger generations how to develop critical thinking skills and identify misinformation.
 
On each episode, kid contestants get the opportunity to grill adults on their knowledge about a particular topic and try to figure out who is the real expert.
 
Peanuts were the big topic on Episode 226 of The Big Fib. In the episode, Virginia-based peanut farmer and National Peanut Board alternate member Westley Drake went up against a fake peanut expert to determine fact from fiction.
 
The show started with the Hot Seat, where each proclaimed peanut expert had to answer questions about peanuts and their relationship to peanuts. West spoke about peanut farming being a strong tradition on his family’s farm for generations, and how peanuts are incredibly versatile and sustainable.
 
Next, West and the fake peanut expert had to rapidly answer some peanut trivia during the Shorts on Fire round. The peanut trivia questions asked were quite unique, such as having to list two of the six cities in the U.S. named Peanut.
 
At the end of the show, the kid contestant had to make the tough decision of determining who was the true expert.
 
You’ll have to tune in to see who was declared the Peanut Fibber!
 
We followed up with Westley Drake to hear how his experience was as a participant on The Big Fib.
 
“I was recently invited to participate in The Big Fib podcast as the ‘peanut expert’ during an episode on peanuts,” West said. “One of my favorite things about being a farmer is telling other people about what I do on a daily basis and explaining how our crops are grown. The Big Fib podcast was a perfect place for me to be able to do just that, and it was a lot of fun as well! My biggest hope is that this podcast will plant a (peanut) seed in the minds of the children who listen to it! From there, they will hopefully begin to ask more questions and continue to further their knowledge about our favorite crop- peanuts!”
 
The Big Fib is available to stream on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music.

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