9 episodes

Naïve high schoolers Aaron Xie and Elaine Zhang embark on a journey to learn from other students and their stories, as they bring you along for the ride. Join the two as they explore anything from the rise of the D'Amelio TikTok Empire to dealing with the struggles of college apps. New episodes come out Saturday, every two weeks.

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Naïve high schoolers Aaron Xie and Elaine Zhang embark on a journey to learn from other students and their stories, as they bring you along for the ride. Join the two as they explore anything from the rise of the D'Amelio TikTok Empire to dealing with the struggles of college apps. New episodes come out Saturday, every two weeks.

Brought to you by Mission InspirEd.

    9 - SPECIAL EPISODE: Summer Internships

    9 - SPECIAL EPISODE: Summer Internships

    In today’s special episode, co-hosts Aaron and Elaine come together to discuss the ins and outs of finding summer internships. They begin with Aaron’s personal work experiences (0:35), dive into other academic summer programs (17:35), and Linkedin horror stories (35:32). Follow us on Instagram @ instagram.com/mission.inspired. Become a guest on the show at bit.ly/saturdayguest!

    • 44 min
    8 - Zach Ebner Vs. Senioritis

    8 - Zach Ebner Vs. Senioritis

    Zach Ebner is a senior at Newport High School and good friends with co-hosts Aaron and Elaine. He joins them to discuss the online cult of personal motivation (0:45), dealing with senioritis (2:45), and diving into anime (14:00). The three finish with a get-to-know-you Q&A (23:30). Follow us on Instagram @ instagram.com/mission.inspired. Become a guest on the show at bit.ly/saturdayguest!

    • 42 min
    7 - Bitaniya Giday is Publishing Her Very First Poetry Book

    7 - Bitaniya Giday is Publishing Her Very First Poetry Book

    Bitaniya Giday is the Seattle Youth Poet Laureate and co-founder of Eastside for Black Lives.



    She joins Aaron and Elaine to discuss her experiences with slam poetry (1:05), founding Eastside for Black Lives (19:46), writing her very first poetry book (32:44), and her potential city council campaign (35:15). The three finish off with a get-to-know-you Q&A (40:54).



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    • 49 min
    6 - Andrea Liao Believes Literature Can Empower YOU

    6 - Andrea Liao Believes Literature Can Empower YOU

    Andrea Liao is the founder of Book the Future, an organization dedicated to global youth literacy.



    She joins Aaron and Elaine to delve into her passion for literacy (3:25) and starting her nonprofit organization, Book the Future (17:55). The three finish off with a get-to-know-you Q&A, involving topics like her favorite fictional characters and where she sees herself 10 years from now (28:10).



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    • 39 min
    5 - Daniel Kim and His Quest Towards Self-Discovery

    5 - Daniel Kim and His Quest Towards Self-Discovery

    Daniel Kim is the Vice President of ASB at Newport High School.



    He joins Aaron and Elaine to delve into his exploration of critical theory & literature (8:45) and coming out publicly (18:59). The three finish off with a get-to-know-you Q&A, involving topics like his favorite online fashion stores to which country he'd ideally live in (30:21).



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    • 44 min
    4 - Naomi Bashkansky is an Up-And-Coming Minecraft Streamer

    4 - Naomi Bashkansky is an Up-And-Coming Minecraft Streamer

    Naomi Bashkansky is a recent admit to Stanford class of 2025, world-renowned chess player, and STEM enthusiast.



    She joins Aaron and Elaine to talks about her chess involvement (3:58), being admitted to Stanford (29:09), and her grand Minecraft endeavours & ambitions (34:54). The three finish off with a fun get-to-know-you Q&A (42:39).



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    • 52 min

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