One of the best ways to learn is through stories, and fortunately ChinesePod has come out with some pretty good ones. It’s made a few duds, too; but I’ve found that a ChinesePod dud is still more entertaining than most of the alternatives.

Some of these stories exist on the website in pre-made playlists, but unfortunately most of them don’t. Below I’ve attempted to collect, not only the stories, but also the less story-oriented multi-lesson series on ChinesePod. Series like “Renting an Apartment Through an Agent” hardly counts as a “story,” but I’m including it here anyway.

I know I’m still lacking quite a few, so feel free to let me know if you notice something missing.

ELEMENTARY

Yang Jie’s Diary

INTERMEDIATE

Lili and Zhang Liang (pre-made list)

Lao Wang’s Office (pre-made list)

Dormitory Drama (pre-made list)

Beauty Pageant

Businessman Peter

Renting an Apartment through an Agent

UPPER INTERMEDIATE

Love Tangle (pre-made list)

Detective Li

JiZhou

Pregnancy

The Seven-Year Itch

Funny  Business

Designing the New Apartment

Saved by the Gong

The Brave Little Tailor

Argument over Garbage

Callling an Ambulance

Visit to a Temple

University Nostalgia

It’s Written in the Stars

The Legend of the White Snake

ADVANCED

小太监进宫

孙悟空三打白骨精

扎着麻花辫的女孩

沙漠寻踪

电影故事

八卦周刊

谋杀案

花木兰

女娲

不能说的事

孔子拜访老子

商务发言

Photo: On the City Wall in Xi’an, China © 2006 Elijah Wilcott