Skyler Perry was a finalist in NPR's first Student Podcast Challenge.

Skyler Perry, a recent graduate of The Wellington School in Upper Arlington, is hardly alone in her fascination with podcasts. More than 60 million people listen to the 660,000 shows currently in production, according to New York magazine. Unlike most of them, though, Perry’s has garnered national recognition.

Initially created for a school project, Perry’s 10-minute program eventually became a finalist in NPR’s first-ever Student Podcast Challenge. The entry analyzed her father’s obsession with Pokemon Go, the augmented reality mobile app that took the world by storm in 2016.

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