Student Podcast Challenge Student Podcast Challenge invites students from around the country to create a podcast and compete for a chance to have your work featured on NPR.
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Here are our 10 best college podcasts in America

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A college student in her 60s shares wisdom when it comes to reinventing oneself

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Georgianna McKenny, 17, is the high school grand-prize winner in NPR's fifth-annual Student Podcast Challenge. Imani Khayyam for NPR hide caption

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Budae jjigae or army stew is a Korean fusion stew that incorporates American style processed food. Lauren Migaki/NPR hide caption

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Living with an eating disorder, a teen finds comfort in her favorite Korean food

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Entries from NPR's Student Podcast Challenge explore mental health

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Georgianna McKenny, 17, is the high school grand-prize winner in NPR's fifth-annual Student Podcast Challenge. Imani Khayyam for NPR hide caption

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A teen shares what it's like to be in school with no clean water

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Norah Weiner (L) and Erika Young (R), the grand-prize winners in grades 5-8 of NPR's Student Podcast Challenge, at Presidio Middle School in San Francisco. Talia Herman for NPR hide caption

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Student podcasters share the dark realities of middle school in America

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

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Announcing NPR's fifth annual Student Podcast Challenge

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Middle school winners Harrison McDonald, Wesley Helmer, Kit Atteberry, and Blake Turley pose with librarian Misti Knight. Cooper Neill for NPR hide caption

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These middle school students have a warning about teens and social media

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Tegan Nam won the 2022 Student Podcast Challenge for high school with their story about using humor to process trauma. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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After a lockdown, students found comfort in humor. But what are the jokes hiding?

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Four years into her life in the U.S., Aria Young has realized she wants more balance between the two halves of herself — Yáng Qìn Yuè of Shanghai and Aria Young of New York City. Mohamed Sadek for NPR hide caption

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A Chinese student Americanized her name to fit in. It took more to feel she belonged

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