Like most 15-year-olds, Emily Krack, Susie Veenenan, Jessie Gibson and Kelly Harder like to talk to each other about their lives and experiences.
The difference is, they broadcast their conversations on the Internet.
The young women run a podcast called the RHSC – Real High School Convo – which they describe as “a podcast risen from the darkness of high school.”
They use the show to talk about the video games they like, funny stories from their friends, fashion, or the day-to-day life of a high school student.
“High school is not the best thing, but it’s not the worst,” said Krack, adding that it helps to joke around about it with friends.
The girls met in a class at Yale Secondary School, and after spending a lot of time laughing, decided to start their show in December.
After months of getting off the ground, they released their first episode last month – which hit about 150 downloads – and have begun releasing episodes weekly. Krack said they’ve also found listenership around the world, with people in Australia, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa and Germany downloading and tuning in.
The group gathers at Krack’s home and record on a laptop around a single headset. Krack edits the podcast, and puts it online. As an avid writer who also hopes to someday work in the film industry, the podcast is great experience.
But at the end of the day, it’s a fun way to spend time with her friends.
“It was just a spur of a moment thing,” said Krack. “But we really love it.”
The podcast can be downloaded on iTunes by searching RHSC.