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  • 2012
  • 1 Season

Listen was a reality TV show on BYUtv that first aired in 2012. The show revolved around a group of strangers brought together to explore and improve their communication skills through various tasks and challenges. The show was unique in the sense that it aimed to improve people's communication skills, which is an important aspect of our daily life.

The show begins with the participants arriving at a beautiful beach house in California that has been transformed into a communication oasis. The house is equipped with the latest technology designed to help participants communicate better with each other. The participants come from different backgrounds and age groups, and they all have different communication styles.

Throughout the show, the participants are engaged in various challenges that test and improve their communication skills. The challenges include activities such as storytelling, role-playing, improvisation, and debates. The goal of each challenge is to encourage participants to think creatively, listen actively, and be more empathetic towards each other.

One of the standout features of Listen is the expert guidance provided by the show's host, Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad. Dr. Holt-Lunstad is a renowned social psychologist and communication expert who has published several papers and books on the topic. Her insights and expertise are invaluable in helping participants understand the importance of effective communication and how to achieve it.

Another highlight of the show is the way in which it captures the emotions and dynamics of the group as they navigate through the challenges. The show does a great job of showcasing the various communication styles of the participants and the conflicts and resolutions that arise as a result. The participants often share personal stories and experiences that are relatable and help to ground the show in reality.

One of the challenges that stood out in the show was the 'Listening Booth.' In this challenge, participants were paired up and given the task of listening to each other for five minutes without interruption or judgment. The challenge was simple, yet powerful, in that it highlighted the importance of active listening and how it can create a safe and supportive environment for communication.

Another highlight of the show was the use of technology to enhance communication. The house was equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including digital whiteboards, tablets, and projectors. The participants were encouraged to use these tools to help them communicate better and more effectively. The use of technology not only made the show more engaging but also showcased how technology can be used to improve communication in our daily lives.

Overall, Listen was an inspiring and thought-provoking show that highlighted the importance of effective communication in our daily lives. The show demonstrated that communication is not just about talking, but also about listening, empathizing, and understanding. The participants left the show with newfound communication skills and a better understanding of themselves and each other. Listen was a well-produced show that tackled an important topic in a fresh and engaging way, and it's definitely worth watching for anyone interested in improving their communication skills.

Listen is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on April 9, 2012.

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Seasons
Girl in the Mirror
10. Girl in the Mirror
July 23, 2012
Meet Jade- who like many American girls, was culturally reared to invest her self-worth in her appearance.
Dreamcatcher
9. Dreamcatcher
July 9, 2012
Emilio returned from a visit with his father with a lethal dose of cocaine in his body and no idea how it got there.
Tabloid Scandal
8. Tabloid Scandal
July 2, 2012
Gennette has a passion for the honorable profession of journalism.
Touche
7. Touche
June 25, 2012
Meet Toby, a nationally ranked fencer whose ADHD and susceptibility to peer pressure make for a roller coaster ride at his prep school.
Princess
6. Princess
May 21, 2012
Cute, sweet, funny, devout, smart and athletic, Haley is that homecoming princess in high school who you envied and admired.
Brotherhood
5. Brotherhood
May 14, 2012
Meet up with brothers Zeke and Eli, and see how despite the collapse of their family, they are able to confront their differences and heal old wounds.
The Phoenix
4. The Phoenix
May 7, 2012
Meet Simon, a kid who appeared to have it all, in this story of family, betrayal, self-discovery, and redemption.
Dreaming of America
3. Dreaming of America
April 23, 2012
Meet Christian, an immigrant boy with an unabashed belief in the American dream.
Brother Sister
2. Brother Sister
April 16, 2012
Meet Zoriah and Veda, a brother and sister bonded by a common loss and the challenges of negotiating the social minefields of middle school.
One America
1. One America
April 9, 2012
Meet Prottush, an average American 8 year old whose Muslim faith became a major liability following the events of 9/11.
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Where to Watch Listen
Listen is available for streaming on the BYUtv website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Listen on demand at and BYUtv.
  • Premiere Date
    April 9, 2012