We asked teachers and students to put on their headphones and turn their ideas into sound for our first-ever NPR Student Podcast Challenge — and boy, did they. We got nearly 5,700 entries, from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Podcasts that explored climate change. Podcasts about gun control and mental health. About great books and mythology. Hedgehogs and history.
Teachers and their students at 1,580 schools participated: all told, roughly 25,000 students nationwide.