Listening in a foreign language can get tiring fast, and most learners can't sustain focused attention on fresh material for more than a few minutes at a time. By breaking up the story into 2-3 minute segments, you can assimilate information much more effectively, and each listen will feel easier than the last. The final listen of a chapter should feel effortless, like freewheeling downhill on a bicycle: let the natural sounds of the language bake into your ears, and catch a breath before starting the next chapter.

After you’ve completed a story on Jiveworld, you can listen to it from start to finish on the original podcaster's website. (Follow the link to the episode from the three-dots menu in the top right.)