Israel Story is an award-winning podcast that tells true stories you won't hear on the news. Hosted by Mishy Harman, the bi-weekly show brings you extraordinary tales about ordinary Israelis. The show is distributed by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, and produced in partnership with Tablet Magazine. For Hebrew episodes, see סיפור ישראלי.
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Buffalo listener
Dec 29 '19
Rating:   10
Brings me back

This is a great podcast. Having lived in Israel, and married to someone born in Israel, listening to the podcast brings us back to an Israel of personal stories, and not just news headlines. My son was on a high school trip in Israel and sent me pictures from “Pinati” (the iconic Jerusalem hummus restaurant). Of course, when he got home, I made him listen to the Hummus Wars episode! Anyhow, I always look forward to seeing what great Israel stories await me in my podcast library.

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edavisva
Dec 29 '19
Rating:   10
Great Podcast with Great Content

Israel Story is probably my favorite podcast. I always look forward to each new episode and the fascinating stories it tells. I initially found Israel Story when looking for a political podcast. However, the apolitical focus is what keeps me coming back. I love hearing the funny, sad, tense, riveting stories that show a side of Israel that is so often missed due to the larger international political situation. At its heart, this podcast does a great job to highlight life in Israel and the people who make it such a unique nation.

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Baby&@amy
Dec 29 '19
Rating:   10
Fabulous

Makes me think. Makes me cry. Great stories. Todah.

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LBA73
Dec 26 '19
Rating:   10
My absolute favorite podcast!

I LOVE Israel Story; it is my number one, my most favorite podcast. I listen while I'm out walking for several hours. I've seen "live" productions of the show at several gatherings in New York, including LimmudNY. The stories are compelling and captivating and I feel ever closer to Israel whenever I listen. I keep on checking iTunes to see if there is a new podcast uploaded.

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Ronen68
Dec 25 '19
Rating:   10
Israel

I listen to Israel Stories during my morning run. If you’re interested in Israel, the stories are unusual, surprising, informative, thought provoking and entertaining. They also paint a picture of a very diverse complex country in contrast to the stereotypes often portrayed in reporting from Israel. Please keep up the good work.

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Economommy
Dec 25 '19
Rating:   10
One of my favorite podcasts

I love Israel Story, such interesting, humanizing stories.

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nadavgivoni
Dec 21 '19
Rating:   10
This American Life a la Israel

I am truly grateful as an Israeli American to have found Israel Story as it connects me back to what’s going on in Israel with short stories about all aspects of life there.

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doc boston
Dec 19 '19
Rating:   10
So varied a tapestry

Each episode — and I have listened to them all — provides a glimpse into another aspect of Israel. From falafel to walls that tell stories or separate, these tightly edited pieces are spellbinding or funny or sometimes heartbreaking. You will not agree with every viewpoint. Neither did I. But you will learn and marvel.

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Ampliado
Dec 18 '19
Rating:   10
Fabulous stories

I love this podcast – it opens up worlds that I never knew existed. I very much encourage you all to continue publishing shorts and unedited interviews – they are fantastic!

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Vousie
Dec 16 '19
Rating:   10
Love this podcast! Refresh all the time hoping for a new one.

I really love this podcast! It’s informative, fun, refreshing and heartwarming. I take advantage of any drive just to listen and sometimes sit in my driveway to continue listening! Not just for people who love Israel. The stories are interesting for anyone who likes a good story.

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BubbeDi
Dec 14 '19
Rating:   10
What a great series of podcasts!!

I am hooked on Israel Story.... I look for reasons to drive around, just so I can listen to the podcasts! So interesting... and inspiring.... and entertaining as well! I tell everyone To listen!!

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gracelandgirl
Dec 14 '19
Rating:   10
My Israel Story

I love the diverse stories on My Israel Story-a wonderful lens through which to learn about ordinary and extraordinary Israelis.

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hammerah
Dec 13 '19
Rating:   10
One of the best Israel-related podcasts EVER

I just can’t stop gushing about how much I love this show. I think you accomplish your goal of being engaging, heart warming, funny, uncomfortable and informative all at once and very well. I recommend it to all my friends who want something that is Israel-related but are rightly cautious of doing research on the web because of very strong anti-Israel biases in our media and such. This podcast is also great for me because I lived in Israel for an entire year and I’m realizing that now that i barely scratched the surface in that time. I’m learning a whole lot of things from your amazing episodes of which I was completely unaware before. PLEASE do more short episodes of unused material!!!!!! I LOVE THEM SO MUCH.I seriously live for new episodes on this show.Love you all so much! ברכות והמן תודה!

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BKFRAN!
Dec 12 '19
Rating:   10
My favorite podcast

This is always so entertaining and informative. I look forward to the podcast and enjoy it so much. Love learning about the little tidbits of Israeli culture. Keep up the great work

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J. Annabelle
Dec 11 '19
Rating:   10
Engaging insightful and interesting

I love your podcast. Engaging, insightful and interesting. Thank you for doing such a good job!

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berliner1000
Dec 10 '19
Rating:   10
Great, great, great.

Such a good podcast. Perfect. Thank you so much for your hard work putting it together.

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NYCMD161
Nov 29 '19
Rating:   10
Intriguing stories of the diverse people of Israel

This podcast applies the successful techniques of This American Life and RadioLab to tell the untold stories of Israelis from all different backgrounds. Fascinating!

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EHEdelman
Nov 28 '19
Rating:   10
Highly recommend

Whenever someone asks what podcast s/he should listen to, I always recommend Israel Story! Each episode is fascinating, compelling, and so well delivered! It never disappoints! If you haven’t started listening, start today!

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jek243
Nov 28 '19
Rating:   10
Beautiful

Funny, thoughtful, interesting, sweet, heartbreaking , creative, inspiring, completely honest but also gentle, and deeply felt—I love how this Podcast helps me to stay connected with Israel without denying the humanity of any actor.

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Robert Mitty
Nov 27 '19
Rating:   10
Israel Story

“Israel Story” offers fascinating and provocative information for Jews and non-Jews alike — from the doctor who sedated Eichmann to the last rabbi of Baghdad. Shalom, shalom!!!

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