Staff Picks

Listen to the team’s favorite episodes.

  • 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.
  • “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...
  • 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.
  • Shatnez
    • Episode 74
    • 59:45
    • 2021


    Israeli society is often described as a collection of demographic bubbles – self-contained ecosystems, each with its own population, its...
  • By the Rivers of Babylon
    • Episode 47
    • 54:38
    • 2019

    By the Rivers of Babylon

    Jews first arrived in what is today Iraq in the 6th century BC, after the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar sacked Solomon’s Temple. It was from there that Ezra and Nehemiah led ...
  • Man, I Feel Like a Woman
    • Episode 9
    • 40:52
    • 2015

    Man, I Feel Like a Woman

    What do you do when you realize that in order to be true to yourself, you have to shatter everything around you, including the lives of those you love most?
  • Peace Now. Almost.
    • Episode 25
    • 31:48
    • 2017

    Peace Now. Almost.

    Though few people grasped it at the time, the Six-Day War put the young state of Israel on an entirely new trajectory. Some see the war’s outcome as a historic...
  • Birthstory
    • Episode 10
    • 1:05:55
    • 2016


    An Israeli couple flies to Nepal to pick up their three babies from two surrogate mothers and discover that the transaction is not as straightforward as it seems.
  • Herzl 48 Live
    • Episode 11
    • 37:16
    • 2016

    Herzl 48 Live

    Israel Story producers crisscrossed the small country, visiting every 48 Herzl Street and collecting stories from whomever they encountered.
  • “The Wall” Part II – The Other Side
    • Episode 41
    • 1:13:50
    • 2019

    “The Wall” Part II – The Other Side

    For the last seventeen years, when people say “the wall’ and “Israel” in the same sentence, they’re usually referring to something very specific: A four-hundred-and-forty-mile-long barrier – some 95% of...
  • Lost and Found – Part I
    • Episode 71
    • 47:04
    • 2021

    Lost and Found – Part I

    We all know that sinking feeling of having lost something dear to our heart. Sometimes these things are gone for...