About Us

Harness the Power of Listening.

Listenwise is an award-winning listening skills platform. We harness the power of listening to advance literacy and learning in all students. Our collection of podcasts and public radio keeps teaching connected to the real world and builds student listening skills at the same time.

We believe in the importance of listening for student success.
We believe in the power of a great story.
We believe in literacy for all.

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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.

Chelsea Murphy

Adam Buchbinder
School Partnerships

Erica Petersen
Customer Success

Marielle Palombo, EdD

Matt Pini
Account Manager

Claire Byrnes
Marketing Associate

Ashley Cleary
Partnership Development Associate

Vicki Krupp
Curriculum Developer

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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.

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.


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, Cambridge, Mass


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