On Our Minds Podcast: Season 4 Out Now

On Our Minds — a podcast made by teens, for teens, all about teens — and mental health
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On Our Minds

On Our Minds is an Edward R. Murrow award-winning, student-led and student-produced podcast about the biggest mental health challenges young people face. In each episode, two teen reporters guide you through stories by high schoolers from PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs about the teenage experience that connects, educates and inspires listeners of all ages.

Passing the Mic to New Hosts Bree and James

Season three hosts Ashley and Tyler introduce this season’s newest hosts, Bree Campbell and James Kim. Bree is a 17-year-old senior at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in New York City. James is a 17-year-old senior at Prosper High School in the Dallas metropolitan area. Click here for this episode’s transcript.

How Bree and James Prepared to Become Season 4 Hosts

Student co-hosts Bree and James join SRL and KUOW RadioActive in Seattle, Washington in an audio storytelling training for season 4 of On Our Minds. Click here for this episode’s transcript.

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About The Series

Mental illness is on the rise among adolescents, with 1 in 5 teenagers living with a severe mental disorder. In 2019, 70% of teens said that anxiety and depression are major problems among people their age in their community.

Hosted by 16-year-old high school sophomores Noah Konevitch of Lebanon, Pa. and Zion Williams of Clinton Township, Mich., On Our Minds with Noah and Zion is SRL’s new—and first—podcast that will tackle some of the biggest mental health challenges young people face in five, 30-minute episodes. The podcast is a collaboration between SRL and WETA Well Beings.

The launch and first episode of On Our Minds with Noah and Zion will drop on Fri. May 28 at 6am ET.  Subscribe or follow wherever you get your podcasts.

About Student Reporting Labs

PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs connect students with an innovative video journalism curriculum and a network of public broadcasting mentors to develop digital media, critical thinking, and communication skills while producing original news reports from a youth perspective. Visit to learn more.

Funding Credits

On Our Minds is produced with support from WETA’s Well Beings campaign and Youth Metal Health Project, as well as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Frieda Berlinski Foundation, the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award.

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