Sep 29, 2019
In this episode of the Student Podcast PODCAST, you’ll hear from the 2019 NPR Podcast Challenge middle school winners from Bronx Prep Middle School! Teacher Shehtaz Huq helped a group of 8th grade girls create “Sssh! Periods,” in which they explored the taboo topic of menstruation. Listen to hear how they went about creating their first-ever podcast and ended up winning the NPR competition, beating out 5700 entries submitted from 25,000 students. Their podcast emulates an NPR-style reported story, and includes the voices of seven student podcasters: Kathaleen, Raizel, Litzy, Caroline, Ashley, Jasmin, and Kassy. Their podcast weaves in personal anecdotes with statistics on period poverty, period shame, and the pink tax. Listen to their full podcast here.