Episode 18

Thicker Than Water

  • 1:00:24
  • 2016
A look at how family bonds are formed, changed, and challenged over time
Thicker Than Water

On today’s show, we delve into the world of family bonds. We’ll ask how they’re formed, and how they change over time, and are challenged in a bunch of different ways. We do that by meeting three different families who are all – at the end of the day – happy families, but are not (at least not in any Tolstoy-like fashion) alike.

Act I: Missing Moms

Shoshi Shmuluvitz

In Act I, “The Missing Moms,” producer Shoshi Shmuluvitz introduces us to Tali Griffel, a thirty-six-year-old physical therapist from Jerusalem who has been searching for a stable maternal bond her entire life, ever since she lost not one, but two, mothers.

Act II: The Radio Babe

Maya Kosover

In Act II – The Radio Babe – we do something we’ve never before tried on the radio: We tell the tale of a couple who won’t be able to hear their own story. Eli and Mira Kosover, both deaf, somehow managed to raise well… a radio producer.


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