Transporting ‘This American Life’ to Israel

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Following in the footsteps of their hero Ira Glass, who has hosted “This American Life” on public radio for 20 years, are four young Israelis, friends since their years together in Noam (USY’s Israeli cousin). Mishy Harman, Roee Gilron, Yochai Maital, and Shai Satran make up the team behind “Israel Story” (Sipur Israeli), a deep dive into Israeli life through stories.

After the wildly popular first season was picked up by Israeli army’s radio station, the team produced English episodes that are available through Vox Tablet (check them out at tabletmag.com/author/israel-story). Israel Story provides an opportunity to hear, in the words of its creators, “Everyday stories, told by, and about, regular Israelis.”