Who Runs The World? Kids. : Code Switch OK, they're not all kids. But they're all students, they're all amazing, and frankly, we're concerned that they might be coming for our jobs. That's right — the Student Podcast Challenge is back, and this year, the stories are more powerful than ever.

Who Runs The World? Kids.

Who Runs The World? Kids.

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High schoolers Ethan Lincoln, Kaylee King and Jamin Crow's podcast about their experiences subsistence hunting is a finalist in the NPR Student Podcast Challenge. The students are pictured here at the KYUK radio transmitter site in Bethel, Alaska. Katie Basile/KYUK hide caption

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High schoolers Ethan Lincoln, Kaylee King and Jamin Crow's podcast about their experiences subsistence hunting is a finalist in the NPR Student Podcast Challenge. The students are pictured here at the KYUK radio transmitter site in Bethel, Alaska.

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OK, they're not all kids. But they're all students, they're all amazing, and frankly, we're concerned that they might be coming for our jobs. That's right — the Student Podcast Challenge is back, and this year, the stories are more powerful than ever.

This is the third year that the Student Podcast Challenge has been up and running — it's headed by our friends over at NPR's Ed Team. And it's the first year that the contest has had a category for college students. (Spoiler alert: Those entries were really good.)

So this week on the pod, we're featuring some of our favorite student podcasts about race and identity. We'll have you moose hunting in Alaska, eating Vietnamese-style crawfish in New Orleans, and gawking over beautiful tattoo art in Illinois. You can listen to all of the finalists — including a bunch that didn't make the episode — right here.

Leah Donnella contributed to the production of this report.