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.


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Many rites of passage are a source of much joy and anticipation, but some – such as the one Tanya Huyard observed at Jerusalem’s “pacifier tree” –...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2022
  • Length: 08:14
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Marie Röder brings us the unlikely story of Maccabi Bnot Nazareth, the first Arab team to play in Israel’s premiere volleyball league. But this isn...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2022
  • Length: 18:38
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Mishy spent the day at the municipal shatnez laboratory in ultra-Orthodox Bnei Brak, where he learned more than he ever thought he’d know about the...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2022
  • Length: 07:36
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Yoshi Fields and Dina Kraft tell the story of Amir, the 27-year-old fruit of a Jewish-Arab love triangle, who has been navigating between cultures,...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2022
  • Length: 46:12
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When Tamir Levy’s brother asked him whether he planned to circumcise his soon-to-be-born son, the answer was obvious. After all, roughly 99% of Jew...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2022
  • Length: 32:57
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Mishy Harman returns to a place he loved as a kid: the Israel Museum’s recycling workshop. There he meets Telma Schultz, who – for the past thirty ...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2022
  • Length: 05:03
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Israel Story producers track down people who have lost and found objects all over Israel.

  • Added: Jul 10, 2022
  • Length: 03:47
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Hear the story of Space IL and their attempted journey to the moon.

  • Added: Jul 10, 2022
  • Length: 23:46
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Shlomo and Sarah Adani were married for longer than most people are alive. They grew up together in the small village of Dalah in Yemen, and were p...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2022
  • Length: 09:35
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At the very end of Allenby Street in Tel Aviv, there’s a repair shop for film cameras – one of the last of its kind, like a fossil of a different e...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2022
  • Length: 12:56