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tbh: by, about, and for teenagers

tbh is made by, about, and for teenagers. And for anybody else who wants to hear what’s on our minds.

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Support for tbh comes from the Association for Continuing Education and the California Arts Council. This project was also made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Applications are now open for the 2024 Summer Podcasting Institute where students will produce the next season of tbh. To learn more and apply, click here.

  • Convent Stuart Hall High School Senior Annabel Roubinowitz is thinking a lot about why Gen Z is known for being such a politically active generation, but their turnout in the polls is lower than other generations. She explores why in this episode of tbh.
  • Recent Newark Memorial High School graduate Meher Indoliya reflects on her feelings of climate fatigue and asks how we can stay hopeful in the face of the climate crisis.
  • After witnessing how her school’s journalism program honored the life of a student who passed away from a fentanyl overdose, recent Carlmont High School graduate and UC Berkeley freshman Carolina Cuadros tells us how journalism can make a difference in our communities.
  • Independence High School graduate, Jamareion Adrow, found support through his high school's wellness center. Now, he's encouraging his peers to do the same.
  • What is the effect of AI on creative fields? In the wake of new technologies, how are visual artists feeling about how AI can or should be used? Listen to tbh to hear Santa Clara High School senior, Theodore Nguyen, tell his story.
  • Berkeley High school junior, Miriam Reichenberg, is thinking about how some students are using ChatGPT while also returning to older forms of technology to spark their creativity.
  • Season four is dropping next week. We'll hear how teens and teachers are using or abusing ChatGPT at school, about youth empowering themselves to become effective and optimistic climate activists, coping with a fentanyl-lacing death, and more.
  • We are currently living in the aftershocks of the stolen year– the quarantine and lockdown. The abundance of loneliness led many people to struggle with their mental health. We have repeatedly heard the context from reporters, government officials, and education experts, but today, we are going to listen from teenagers themselves.
  • On this episode of tbh, we hear from recent Oakland School for the Arts graduate and Minions superfan Elizabeth Truong. She brings us along with her and her family on their recent trip to watch Minions: The Rise of Gru at the movies as she explores how theaters have changed during the pandemic.
  • For many teenagers, the images we see online make us feel worse about how we look. Our next story comes from Aria Baldinger-Williams, a sophomore at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts. She's mixed race, and says she feels pressure from the internet to present herself in the way that a perfect Black girl should.