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If you’re not familiar with our show, get a taste by checking out the below episodes. We tell the extraordinary stories of everyday people.

  • Love Syndrome
    • Episode 2
    • 57:06
    • 2014

    Love Syndrome

    For Enid, the birth of her sixth child—born with Down syndrome, started her and her family on an incredible journey—to Tzfat, Israel, and from there to court rooms, hospitals, ultra-Orthodox yeshivas, and wedding halls, all so she could do right by her child and the other special-needs children she picked up along the way.
  • Rabin Is…
    • Episode 8
    • 1:05:56
    • 2015

    Rabin Is…

    Rabin is a symbol. An icon. Twenty years later, it isn't so simple to understand what he truly stands for anymore.
  • Stop That Bus!
    • Episode 17
    • 54:12
    • 2016

    Stop That Bus!

    Israeli buses regularly make international headlines, be it for suicide bombings, fights over gender segregation or clashes concerning Shabbat schedules. On this week’s episode, we delve into the world of lesser known bus-related conflicts.
  • Thicker Than Water
    • Episode 18
    • 1:00:24
    • 2016

    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 ...
  • King of the Hill
    • Episode 32
    • 1:19:26
    • 2017

    King of the Hill

    Imagine an abandoned White House, covered with graffiti, open to the winds, full of trash, broken bottles and condom wrappers. Now go a step further and picture it against...
  • Milk, Honey and Sweet Mary Jane
    • Episode 33
    • 52:30
    • 2018

    Milk, Honey and Sweet Mary Jane

    According to a recent study conducted by the Israeli Anti-Drug Authority, the Holy Land might as well be rebranded as a ‘Weedtopia.’ More than a quarter of adults aged 18...
  • Whither Thou Goest
    • Episode 35
    • 1:08:56
    • 2018

    Whither Thou Goest

    Somewhere between post-Passover fatigue and summer-is-around-the-corner excitement, Shavout tends to be overlooked. But in reality, it is the secret gem of the Jewish calendar: A festival that’s all about strong women, wheat ...
  • “Mixtape” Part II – Iron and Gold
    • Episode 37
    • 44:26
    • 2018

    “Mixtape” Part II – Iron and Gold

    In 1968, an up-and-coming left-wing politician by the name of Uri Avnery brazenly suggested replacing Israel’s national anthem, HaTikvah. His proposal was surprising, given the fact that the would-be replacement was the unequivocal ...
  • “The Wall” Part I – Operation Hulda
    • Episode 40
    • 55:00
    • 2019

    “The Wall” Part I – Operation Hulda

    Everywhere we turn these days, it seems as if walls are staring back at us. Their powers are magical: They protect and alienate; keep people both in and out...
  • The Last Laugh
    • Episode 59
    • 43:59
    • 2020

    The Last Laugh

    Forty years after Carl Sagan’s ‘Golden Records’ began their long voyage into the depths of outer space, Eyal Gever - an Israeli high-tech-wunderkind-turned-conceptual-artist - received an unusual call: NASA asked him to create the first artwork to be printed in space. What, he now had to decide, truly captured the essence of humanity?
  • Round Trip
    • Episode 62
    • 53:18
    • 2020

    Round Trip

    Many of us would normally be on the move around this time of year. But 2020 has, of course, been everything but normal. So in our episode today, we bring you two less-than-normal travel stories about people going back home - but doing so having gained a new understanding of the place from which they come.
  • Tell Saki – Part I
    • Episode 63
    • 1:00:18
    • 2021

    Tell Saki – Part I

    We embark on a two-episode journey back to the 1973 Yom Kippur War, and specifically to one small hill - a dormant volcanic tell - in the southern Golan Heights. There, we follow a group of young IDF soldiers who, trapped in a small bunker for thirty-six hours, went to hell and back.
  • Tell Saki – Part II
    • Episode 64
    • 53:37
    • 2021

    Tell Saki – Part II

    We conclude our two-part Tell Saki story by returning to the soldiers after the battle and following their respective journeys - full of pain and regret, but also full of longing and camaraderie - in the years since the Yom Kippur War.
  • Game Changer
    • Episode 66
    • 49:45
    • 2021

    Game Changer

    With the fate of the 2020 - now 2021 - Tokyo Olympic Games still up in the air, our season finale tells the story of a dream to introduce a sport to a nation, and a nation to a sport. But it is a dream made up of as many tears of pain and disappointment as it is of joy and triumph.