About Us

Teach your students to Listen with the Power of Public Radio

Listenwise makes it easy to bring authentic voices and compelling non-fiction stories to the classroom. We curate the best of public radio to keep teaching connected to the real world and build student listening skills at the same time.

Listen to how we got started:




Monica Brady-Myerov

Founder and CEO

Monica Brady-Myerov is a 25-year veteran public radio journalist and host and the founder of Listenwise. Before founding Listenwise, she was Senior Reporter and Assistant Managing Editor at WBUR in Boston and her reports have been heard on NPR, Marketplace and numerous other outlets nationally and internationally. Monica’s reporting on education won two 2005 Edward R. Murrow Awards for her stories on closing the achievement gap and First Prize from The Education Writers Association in 2009 for her series on the high school dropout crisis.


Karen Gage


Karen Gage is an education technology industry veteran with a flair for understanding markets and client needs. She is known for delivering high impact strategy during her 15+ years leading marketing and product organizations. Karen was instrumental in helping create and evolve the learning management system industry – from the early introduction to a ubiquitous core technology in education. Most recently she was VP of Technology Products for Pearson’s School Achievement Services. There she saw that K-12 educators were ready to embrace digital innovation and that inspired her to join Listenwise in 2014.


Suzanne Herron
School Partnerships


Kathryn Boice
Curriculum & Community


Chelsea Murphy


Adam Buchbinder
School Partnerships


Chris Calabro


Mark Goldner
Curriculum Writer


Andrew Garnett-Cook
Curriculum Writer


Lori Stokes
Curriculum Writer

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Listenwise's partnership with NPR brings one of the most trusted sources of news and insights on life and the arts, into the classroom.

Learn more about NPR and Listenwise's partnership.

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StudySync Blasts are short Tweet-length reading and writing assignments with associated research materials based on timely, high-interest topics of cultural significance.

Learn more about the Listenwise blasts in Study Sync.

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Pearson myPerspectives TM, a Grades 6-12 English Language Arts curriculum features Listenwise connections that build on topics students are exploring in the program to make learning relevant and meaningful

Learn more about our partnership with Pearson.

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Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.

Listenwise provides a free Socrative quiz for all of our current events.



I love that public radio helps me keep my curriculum current. Whenever I’m driving to work or thinking about it I hear a story and think – Oh that has to do with immigration and we are studying immigration and it has to do with today’s news. And I love that then on Listenwise I can log in and put in a key word and I’ve got a lesson plan, I’ve got the story I don’t have to go searching back for it. It’s just there for me. It’s a great resource.”

Jenn KayGoodman, 7th Grade humanities teacher, Cambridge, Mass


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