Where curious minds connect
What we ♥ right now
Curated NPR stories that will inform, inspire, and surprise you. Feed your curiosity.
Seven-year-old Allen has a problem many of us face: He would like to be half-man, half-cheetah, but he doesn’t know where to begin.
Teachers in remote areas say it’s a great way to plug into conversations with other educators.
Afghanistan is a mountainous land where mountain climbing is rare among men and virtually nonexistent among women. An American is now preparing young Afghan women to scale the country’s highest peak.
Chinese romance is a mix of old and new, of social networking apps and advice from fortune tellers. NPR’s Frank Langfitt drives a groom to his wedding and attends the countryside nuptials.
WE ARE GENERATION LISTEN.
We’re here to connect you to some of the best that public radio has to offer every day. To events in your city, so we can keep the conversation going. And to like minds all over the country, so we can make more stories of our own.
We’re a collective of curious minds—creative leaders, compassionate activists, and thoughtful critics. We know that every bit of knowledge we put in our brains makes us better. That the more dots we collect, the more we can connect. And that the why is more important than the what.
We’ve built this space to feed that curiosity. To listen, experience, and connect.
Our ears are powerful tools. They allow us to take in the world and connect with others. For years, NPR has brought you compelling stories. Now it’s your turn to share yours. Add your voice to our project using #WhyListen on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.
Listening lets us do what we’re here to do: connect to one another.- @MFKellerman
Listening is the gateway to learning.- @GoodBerger
Listening makes you a better human. It expands your brain, grows your heart and feeds your soul.- @azita
If it were not for listening, there would be no change.- @kristenzublin
Listening reminds of us of the lullabies and stories we used to fall asleep to each night.- @ShiraAbramowitz
In the Moment
See what’s happening with other Gen Listeners around the country. Meetups, events, and other news.
If you’re a true NPR fan, then you probably have a Pavlovian response to the StoryCorps intro music (cue the tears).
In the spirit of #WhyListen Wednesday, here are some NPR listening recommendations from Generation Listen advisory board member Anneke Jong.
StoryCorps releases an app that moves the storytelling experience from a mobile booth to a mobile device.
Generation Listen KC teamed up with the Young Friends of Kansas City Public Library for a book and public radio lover’s dream: reBound.
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THE GL ADVISORY BOARD
Meet our brain trust. They’ve brought their passion for NPR, entrepreneurial spirit, and know-how to help bring our mission to life.
Creative Producer + Moderator
Marketing & Business Development, Layer3 TV
Actress, Director & Spokesperson
Ceo & Co-Founder, Parkme
President & CEO, CatalystCreativ
Founder, Track Maven
Managing Director, Love Social
Founder, Love Social
VP of Strategy & Marketing, Reserve
Strategic Partner Development-Entertainment, Facebook