About our podcast
A different student leads every episode and each season features a new team of students. The episodes are published on Apple, Spotify, Soundcloud and News Decoder’s news site, and every episode is transcribed to ensure accessibility.
You can read or listen to past episodes here.
Who can apply?
What will I do?
We prioritize storytelling with local reporting and in-person interviews. Episodes are 10 to 15 minutes and take listeners to the heart of a complex issue.
What is the timeline and commitment?
We are currently assembling the 2021 podcast team. We are accepting applications until April 16, 2021.
Students will be expected to file their audio files and transcriptions by the end of May 2021.
When and how can I apply?
We are currently accepting applications for the 2021 season. By or before April 16, 2021, at 23:59 CET / 17:59 U.S. Eastern, please send an email to News Decoder’s Communications and School Engagement Manager Tendayi Chirawu with your responses to the following questions:
- Why do you want to make a podcast?
- What are your favorite podcasts and why?
- If you were to create your own 10-minute podcast, what would it be about? Who would you talk to? How would you do it?
The strongest applicants will be selected. Every applicant will receive a response indicating whether they have been selected to participate in this year’s News Decoder Podcast.