Do You Want To Build A Pillowfort? 10 January 2021 00:10:36
You don't need a fancy studio to make a podcast. All you need are a few tricks — and a LOT of pillows — and no one will ever guess that you recorded in your bedroom.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Do You Want To Build A Pillowfort?
You don't need a fancy studio to make a podcast. All you need are a few tricks — and a LOT of pillows — and no one will ever guess that you recorded in your bedroom.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Let's Investigate! 03 January 2021 00:13:05
Ever wonder if that local legend has some truth to it? At the Student Podcast Challenge we love to hear a good mystery, so pull out your magnifying glasses and start investigating! We talk with last year's finalist Daniel Wang about his 4 month investigation into a hometown history. He gives advice ...
Let's Investigate!
Ever wonder if that local legend has some truth to it? At the Student Podcast Challenge we love to hear a good mystery, so pull out your magnifying glasses and start investigating! We talk with last year's finalist Daniel Wang about his 4 month investigation into a hometown history. He gives advice ...
Too Much Tape? 27 December 2020 00:10:41
Once you've finished the interview — there's still a lot of hard work ahead. Some questions work, some don't. Did the interview run too long? You'll have to cut it down. Remember, entries for the student podcast challenge must be eight minutes or less. So here are some great ideas for how to wade th...
Too Much Tape?
Once you've finished the interview — there's still a lot of hard work ahead. Some questions work, some don't. Did the interview run too long? You'll have to cut it down. Remember, entries for the student podcast challenge must be eight minutes or less. So here are some great ideas for how to wade th...
Need Some Emotional Support? 20 December 2020 00:11:51
Some people love emotional conversations, some people avoid them. But for journalists and podcasters, they're part of the job. Sometimes you have to interview people about their saddest moments. It's hard, but if you can tell the story well, it means a lot: to them, and to your audience.Every year s...
Need Some Emotional Support?
Some people love emotional conversations, some people avoid them. But for journalists and podcasters, they're part of the job. Sometimes you have to interview people about their saddest moments. It's hard, but if you can tell the story well, it means a lot: to them, and to your audience.Every year s...
Interviewing 101 13 December 2020 00:10:32
What makes a good interview? For starters, asking good questions! But there's so much more to it than asking who, what, where, when and why. On this episode, the art of the interview. We'll cover how to prepare for an interview and give tips for asking good questions and telling good stories.Learn m...
Interviewing 101
What makes a good interview? For starters, asking good questions! But there's so much more to it than asking who, what, where, when and why. On this episode, the art of the interview. We'll cover how to prepare for an interview and give tips for asking good questions and telling good stories.Learn m...
Boring Questions Means Boring Answers: Interview Tips From Students 06 December 2020 00:12:29
If you want your podcast to be filled with amazing voices and emotional stories, you've got to nail your interviews! In this episode, the students of the CV19 Podcast explain how they leveled up to become expert interviewers.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR P...
Boring Questions Means Boring Answers: Interview Tips From Students
If you want your podcast to be filled with amazing voices and emotional stories, you've got to nail your interviews! In this episode, the students of the CV19 Podcast explain how they leveled up to become expert interviewers.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR P...
Storytelling Lessons From "Popo the Clown" 22 November 2020 00:10:40
What makes you want to keep listening to a podcast? Most often, a really good story. But even once you have a good story you have to make sure you tell it well. In podcasting, we're lucky enough to have a script to guide us. Last year's finalists from St. Helena, Calif. told us a really good story i...
Storytelling Lessons From "Popo the Clown"
What makes you want to keep listening to a podcast? Most often, a really good story. But even once you have a good story you have to make sure you tell it well. In podcasting, we're lucky enough to have a script to guide us. Last year's finalists from St. Helena, Calif. told us a really good story i...
The Winners Of NPR's Student Podcast Challenge 28 June 2020 00:14:35
Despite a global pandemic and nation-wide school closures, we received more than 2,300 podcast submissions for the 2020 NPR Student Podcast Challenge. This episode, meet the students behind the winning podcasts. Plus, what to look forward to next year.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podca...
The Winners Of NPR's Student Podcast Challenge
Despite a global pandemic and nation-wide school closures, we received more than 2,300 podcast submissions for the 2020 NPR Student Podcast Challenge. This episode, meet the students behind the winning podcasts. Plus, what to look forward to next year.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podca...
Early Entries We Loved: Our Favorite Student Podcasts So Far 22 March 2020 00:11:53
We know, the world feels pretty crazy right now. Think of this podcast as a little break from all of that. This week, we're featuring a bunch of student podcasts that delighted us, made us laugh, inspired us and made us all feel more connected as humans.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podc...
Early Entries We Loved: Our Favorite Student Podcasts So Far
We know, the world feels pretty crazy right now. Think of this podcast as a little break from all of that. This week, we're featuring a bunch of student podcasts that delighted us, made us laugh, inspired us and made us all feel more connected as humans.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podc...
How To Turn Hours of Audio Recordings Into A Short Podcast 15 March 2020 00:10:06
If you've spent hours recording interviews your podcast but now you feel like you're drowning in sound, don't worry — you are not alone! We've got some science-based techniques for picking the very best bits of audio for your podcast. **Deadline Alert** The deadline for NPR's Student Podcast Challen...
How To Turn Hours of Audio Recordings Into A Short Podcast
If you've spent hours recording interviews your podcast but now you feel like you're drowning in sound, don't worry — you are not alone! We've got some science-based techniques for picking the very best bits of audio for your podcast. **Deadline Alert** The deadline for NPR's Student Podcast Challen...
The Art Of The Interview 08 March 2020 00:09:33
What makes a good interview? For starters, asking good questions! But there's so much more to it than asking who, what, where, when and why. On this episode, the art of the interview. We'll cover how to prepare for an interview and give tips for asking good questions and telling good stories.Learn m...
The Art Of The Interview
What makes a good interview? For starters, asking good questions! But there's so much more to it than asking who, what, where, when and why. On this episode, the art of the interview. We'll cover how to prepare for an interview and give tips for asking good questions and telling good stories.Learn m...
When It Comes To School Assignments, There's A New Sheriff In Town: Podcasts 01 March 2020 00:12:02
Teachers across the country are ditching the traditional idea of assigning research papers or book reports, and asking their students to make podcasts instead. It turns out, students are having fun and learning new skills at the same time.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/...
When It Comes To School Assignments, There's A New Sheriff In Town: Podcasts
Teachers across the country are ditching the traditional idea of assigning research papers or book reports, and asking their students to make podcasts instead. It turns out, students are having fun and learning new skills at the same time.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/...
How To Make Music For Your Podcast 23 February 2020 00:10:46
Banjo or drum? Keyboard or cowbell? Once you've figured out where you want to add music to your podcast, you've got to decide WHAT kind of music fits with your story. Since the Student Podcast Challenge only allows music that is written and performed by students, we invited composer Ramtin Arablouei...
How To Make Music For Your Podcast
Banjo or drum? Keyboard or cowbell? Once you've figured out where you want to add music to your podcast, you've got to decide WHAT kind of music fits with your story. Since the Student Podcast Challenge only allows music that is written and performed by students, we invited composer Ramtin Arablouei...
Everything You Need To Know About Using Music In Your Podcast 16 February 2020 00:08:54
Music can be a powerful tool in storytelling. It can set an emotional backdrop or give a sense of rhythm and tone to a story. Music can be that final piece of the puzzle, the piece that ties everything together. But too often, music isn't used at the right time or place in the story – or the music i...
Everything You Need To Know About Using Music In Your Podcast
Music can be a powerful tool in storytelling. It can set an emotional backdrop or give a sense of rhythm and tone to a story. Music can be that final piece of the puzzle, the piece that ties everything together. But too often, music isn't used at the right time or place in the story – or the music i...
Finding Your Voice 09 February 2020 00:08:50
You wouldn't play an instrument without practicing scales and you wouldn't play a basketball game without stretching – so why would you record a podcast without warming up your voice? NPR vocal coach Jessica Hansen has stretches, breathing exercises and vocal drills you can do to make sure that you ...
Finding Your Voice
You wouldn't play an instrument without practicing scales and you wouldn't play a basketball game without stretching – so why would you record a podcast without warming up your voice? NPR vocal coach Jessica Hansen has stretches, breathing exercises and vocal drills you can do to make sure that you ...
The Surprising Secret To Great Sound 02 February 2020 00:09:55
You don't need a fancy studio to make a podcast. All you need are a few tricks — and a LOT of pillows — and no one will ever guess that you recorded in your classroom.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
The Surprising Secret To Great Sound
You don't need a fancy studio to make a podcast. All you need are a few tricks — and a LOT of pillows — and no one will ever guess that you recorded in your classroom.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Follow The Rules And You Just Might Win The Student Podcast Challenge 26 January 2020 00:10:30
The saying goes that rules are meant to be broken — well, not these rules. Actually, following the official rules of the Student Podcast Challenge is the only way to win. But rules can be complicated. So in this week's episode, we put together a guide with some important things you need to know abou...
Follow The Rules And You Just Might Win The Student Podcast Challenge
The saying goes that rules are meant to be broken — well, not these rules. Actually, following the official rules of the Student Podcast Challenge is the only way to win. But rules can be complicated. So in this week's episode, we put together a guide with some important things you need to know abou...
How To Make A Podcast According To Last Year's Winners 19 January 2020 00:12:39
Podcasting is hard work. First you've gotta pick a topic, find a recording space and then, somehow, edit down the hours of audio! Last year's winners of the NPR Student Podcast Challenge had to learn all those things on the fly while making their podcast, "Ssh! Periods." Now, the ladies of Bronx Pre...
How To Make A Podcast According To Last Year's Winners
Podcasting is hard work. First you've gotta pick a topic, find a recording space and then, somehow, edit down the hours of audio! Last year's winners of the NPR Student Podcast Challenge had to learn all those things on the fly while making their podcast, "Ssh! Periods." Now, the ladies of Bronx Pre...
Introducing the Student Podcast Challenge 10 January 2020 00:02:05
Teachers and students, got something to say? Put on your headphones and get ready to hit record! The folks behind NPR's Student Podcast Challenge made this handy guide on how to make a podcast in the classroom. With new episodes every Sunday, we'll cover everything you need to make an amazing podcas...
Introducing the Student Podcast Challenge
Teachers and students, got something to say? Put on your headphones and get ready to hit record! The folks behind NPR's Student Podcast Challenge made this handy guide on how to make a podcast in the classroom. With new episodes every Sunday, we'll cover everything you need to make an amazing podcas...