Israel Story

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Israel Story is a radio initiative that introduces long-form non-fiction content about Israel. We began as a small podcast, meant for family and friends, but what followed exceeded our wildest dreams: Within a few months, the program was picked up by the Israeli national radio and became one of the country's most popular radio hours. 

We have now begun producing hour-long shows in English as well. And, much like our radio role models at This American Life, every episode has a theme, and several stories that relate to the theme, in what we hope are non-intuitive ways. The stories range from the heartfelt to the hilarious, from the risqué through the informative to the outright bizarre. 

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10 Pieces

Israel Story is a bi-weekly podcast, hosted by Mishy Harman and distributed by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. It tells modern tales from an ancient land - the kind of stories you'd share with a friend over a plate of hummus on a Friday afternoon, or with your partner at the end of a long day. These are everyday stories, told by, and about, regular Israelis. The award-winning show is one of the most popular programs in Israel, where it is aired nationally, on prime-time. Available every-other Wednesday.


Pieces

Caption: 269- the mascot of the radical animal rights group of the same name., Credit: 269life on Flickr
The vegan movement is on the rise, but it's a lot more than just a few new vegan cafes in Israel. 269 is a vegan radical activist group that's gain...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2015
  • Length: 17:16
Caption: Elik Frumchenko whistles with members of a Chinese whistling festival
A young Israeli is backpacking in China when he becomes the first ever Western professional whistler to perform at a Chinese whistle convention.

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Feb 25, 2015
  • Length: 11:44
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Avichai and Kirin Ben Baruch
Israel Story's Valentine's Day Special is the most unusual, unpredictable and touching love affair you've heard in a while. Full hour and promo are...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WCPN, KUER, KTSW 89.9, Troy Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 20, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9