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At COA, while pursuing food studies and education studies I’ve seen serious gaps in who can access healthy foods, and opportunities. Inequities in the U.S, and in the food system harm people and the environment. For my senior project I explored these topics by talking with professionals who work on many aspects of food access, as well as people who have experienced poverty or hunger. Through conferences, conversations, interviews, and research, I constructed Join the Table: A Podcast Series Exploring Myths, Causes, and Stories Surrounding Hunger in Maine. Podcasts can create a unique learning environment for the listener that can encourage curiosity, emotion, and an analytical response to the subject matter all in one episode. In the three part series I created, I explore some of the things that prevent people from getting the food they need, with a focus on policies, perceptions, and structures. Much of this project was about learning how to communicate and articulate my own ideas and the ideas of others through the process of recording, interviewing, and drafting episodes of my own podcast series. I hope for these podcasts to be both educational and entertaining, and serve as a catalyst for change.