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Here are the NPR College Podcast Challenge finalists

Monday, March 04, 2024

Here are the finalist entries from the 2023 NPR College Podcast Challenge.


How kids are making sense of climate change and extreme weather

Saturday, October 07, 2023

NPR's Student Podcast Challenge yielded stories about how students around the U.S. are thinking about and responding to climate change. Here are some of their ideas.


Marching bands have been struggling with extreme heat. Here's how they're adjusting

Friday, October 06, 2023

Marching bands returned to practice this fall under challenges like extreme heat and irregular weather conditions. They're getting creative to beat the heat of climate change.


Announcing NPR's third annual College Podcast Challenge

Friday, October 06, 2023

The 2023 national podcasting contest for college students is open for entries. It will close on January 5.


NPR's Student Podcast Challenge has a new award for stories about mental health

Sunday, July 16, 2023

NPR's Student Podcast Challenge is awarding its first-ever prize to students who shared share their stories about mental health.


'There is no trust now': Student loan borrowers respond to Supreme Court decision

Saturday, July 01, 2023

In the wake of Friday's Supreme Court decision striking down Biden's relief plan, borrowers lament the path forward.


A Mississippi teen unpacks how the Jackson water crisis impacts education

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

17-year-old Georgianna McKenny is the high school grand prize winner in NPR's fifth annual Student Podcast Challenge.


Student podcasters share the dark realities of middle school in America

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

School shootings, social media, beauty standards. 13-year-olds Erika Young and Norah Weiner delve into what middle school looks like today in their award-winning podcast.


Listening to high school finalists of NPR's Student Podcast Challenge

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

NPR's Student Podcast Challenge received more than 3,300 entries in its fifth year. We bring you some of the finalists in our high school category from students around the country.


From gun violence to great composers: Meet our Student Podcast Challenge finalists

Friday, June 16, 2023

In its fifth year, our contest received more than 3,300 entries from around the country – and we've narrowed it down to 13 middle school and 13 high school finalists.


Happy Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Monday, May 15, 2023

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and NPR is celebrating with new stories, Tiny Desk concerts and podcasts! Follow along here for content updates.


The state of student activism on abortion at Texas A&M

Sunday, April 23, 2023

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court's abortion decision, a student group at Texas A&M that promoted abortion rights has seen its membership plummet, while an anti-abortion group is thriving.


6 early entries we love from the 2023 NPR Student Podcast Challenge

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Here are six early entries we love, selected from student podcasts submitted on or before March 3.


Encore: A new tool helps teachers detect if AI wrote an assignment

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Several big school districts like New York and Los Angeles have blocked access to a new chat bot that uses artificial intelligence to produce essays and poetry that seem like a human wrote them.


A new tool helps teachers detect if AI wrote an assignment

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Several big school districts such as New York and Los Angeles have blocked access to a new chatbot that uses artificial intelligence to produce essays. One student has a new tool to help.


Books We Love: Cookbook edition

Saturday, December 24, 2022

From NPR's Books We Love, four staff members recommend new cookbooks: "Persiana Everyday," "Masa," "Koshersoul," and "The Woks of Life."


Announcing the fifth annual NPR Student Podcast Challenge

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

The national podcasting contest for middle and high school students will return in January and run through April 2023.


Skincare culture runs deep — and celebrities are cashing in

Friday, November 04, 2022

The promise of the skincare industry – and the celebrities crowding it – is that it's about health, not superficial beauty. But is it?


'Los Espookys' co-creator Julio Torres hates main character energy

Monday, October 24, 2022

Los Espookys co-creator and star Julio Torres joined It's Been A Minute to discuss the show, his designer parents, and why he likes to write for supporting characters.


Books We Love: 3 recommendations for a non-fiction read

Saturday, August 13, 2022

A summer edition of NPR's Books We Love. Today, we hear recommendations from our staff for three non-fiction titles: "Making Videogames," "The Nineties," and "Korean American."