Listenwise features over 3,000+ real-world stories that connect to what you’re teaching across the curriculum. Here are a few ways to explore our library and find the right podcast for your students:
#1 Browse our current events
Listenwise publishes new current event podcasts throughout the week. Topics range from sports, science, government, and culture to human interest and teen-centered stories. Each current event lesson includes comprehension and discussion questions. These podcasts are a great way to engage your students with the world around them.
Current Events are available for both free and Premium Listenwise teachers.
#2 Explore our standards-aligned lessons
For Premium teachers, Listenwise has curriculum- and standards-aligned lessons in ELA, ELD/ESL, social studies, and science. Lessons include questions, vocabulary lists, organizers, teacher guides, and more.
You can browse the lesson collections to find a story to supplement your curriculum.
#3 Browse our Collections
Listenwise Collections are selections of stories centered around popular themes often incorporated into curriculum and addressed in classrooms. Collections include The American Dream and Shaping Identity. Each Collection is carefully curated to represent a cross-section of engaging stories on the topic. Learn more about finding Collections and how to use these stories in this article.
#4 Search and filter by topic
You can also search for particular topics on our search page. You can refine your results further by filtering by Lexile Audio Measure, Grade Level, and podcasts that include a Quiz.
Search is available to both free and Premium Listenwise teachers. Premium Only features are labeled.
When you open a story, you’ll see topic tags below the title. Topic tags can help you broaden your search by identifying more stories related to that topic. Examples of topic tags include “Memoir,” “Indigenous,” and “Diversity and Adaptation.” Some stories also have source tags like “Earth Rangers” or “WYPR.” Clicking these tags will lead you to additional stories from that source.
#5 Browse by standards
For Premium teachers, all of our Lessons are aligned to your state standards. You can use this feature if you’re looking for a story to meet a specific standard.
Navigate here from the Browse by Standards button on the search page or by going to app.listenwise.com/standards.