The Aleph Bet of #IsraelEd Podcasts

We asked Israel educators throughout North America which podcasts they enjoy, to further connect with Israel and Israelis. Here are some of their top picks.

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ISRAEL STORY

Israel Story or Sipur Israeli, is a new radio initiative aimed at introducing high quality, long-form non-fiction content to, and about, Israel.

SAMPLE EPISODE OF ISRAEL STORY: EPISODE 1—FAKING IT (2014) 

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STREETWISE HEBREW

A bite-sized podcast that discusses Modern Hebrew language gems. Host Guy Sharett explains what we can learn about the Israeli psyche, society, and culture through the Hebrew language.

SAMPLE EPISODE: TRANSLATING ISRAELI BREVITY (January 30, 2017)

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THE PROMISED PODCAST

An inside view of how Israel can warm your heart and make your blood boil. It’s a show by a journalist, a professor and an NGO guy who live in and love Israel even though it drives them crazy, and who each week discuss the latest in Israeli politics, culture and society.

SAMPLE EPISODE: ISRAEL, ENCAPSULATED (September 27, 2018)  Listen to more episodes of The Promised Podcast

ISRAEL IN TRANSLATION

Exploring Israeli literature in English translation. Host Marcela Sulak takes you through Israel’s literary countryside, cityscapes, and psychological terrain, and the lives of the people who create it.

SAMPLE EPISODE: TRAVELS THROUGH LANGUAGE (February 13, 2018) 

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KOL CAMBRIDGE

Showcasing the amazing talent and range of Israeli musicians, past and present. From time to time artists are welcomed onto the show in exclusive interviews. Past guests include David Broza, Subliminal, and many more.

SAMPLE EPISODE: THIS WEEK'S ISRAELI PODCAST (October 4, 2018)

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WHYWHYWHY!

An evening (and a podcast!) of people sharing true stories for an audience and hearing about each others’ adventures or misadventures while sipping a beer and pondering life in Israel.

SAMPLE EPISODE: GOOD DEEDS, BAD DEEDS (September 14, 2018)

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THE BRANCH

The Branch offers a glimpse into the everyday lives of Jews and Arabs in Israel forging meaningful relationships. Presented by Hadassah and hosted by Dina Kraft, The Branch shines a light on the stories of people living the example of a shared society. Together. Even though it’s complicated.

SAMPLE EPISODE: EPISODE 1–HARMONY ONSTAGE AND OFF 

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