Seventy Short Reasons

For Israel’s 70th, the top 70 reasons we love this crazy place: light of our lives, fire of our loins, our sin, our soul, our home!

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The “Seventy Short Reasons” Edition

We discuss: 1) whether seeing IDF soldiers as “our kids” cloud our moral judgment? 2) a new exhibit of painting portray Sefardi men as oppressors of Russian immigrants. Is it racist? 3) on the occasion of our 70th anniversary, a round-robin of the top 70 reasons we love this place!

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Your Soundtrack for Yom Ha’atzmaut 2018

Israel is 70 years old! Kol Cambridge is celebrating in the only way it knows how – great Israeli music. Make this show the soundtrack to your Yom Ha’atzmaut celebrations!

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Past Euphoria, Towards Wisdom: Amos Oz’s “The Meaning of Homeland”

Tonight marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel. Moving past all the euphoria and towards attempts at wisdom, this episode will feature excerpts from the essay “The Meaning of Homeland” by Amos Oz.

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A bite-size podcast that discusses Modern Hebrew language gems. Host Guy Sharett shows us what we can learn about the Israeli psyche, society, and culture through its language.

An inside view of how Israel can warm your heart and make your blood boil. It’s a show by a journalist, a professor and an NGO guy who live in and love Israel even though it drives them crazy, and who each week discuss the latest in Israeli politics, culture, and society.

Showcasing the latest developments in the realm of academic and professional research and literature, about the Middle East and global affairs. We discuss Israeli, Arab and Palestinian society, the Jewish world, the Middle East and its conflicts, and issues of global and public affairs with scholars, writers, and deep-thinkers.

Exploring Israeli literature in English translation. Host Marcela Sulak takes you through Israel’s literary countryside, cityscapes, psychological terrain, and the lives of the people who create it.

A showcase of the amazing talent and range of Israeli musicians, past and present. From time to time artists are welcomed onto the show in exclusive interviews. Past guests include David Broza, Subliminal, and many more.

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“Why Why Why!”: an evening of people sharing a true story for an audience

It’s an evening to hear about each others’ adventures or misadventures while sipping a beer and pondering life in the holy land.

Pitch us a story and tell it to the audience or come and listen. Admission is free, with a one drink minimum!


TLV1’s Democracy Project

Israel was founded as a “Jewish and democratic” state, but what does that actually mean? We explore this in a series of documentaries in which we speak to politicians, experts, activists, and people who have been involved in Israeli politics since the state was founded.

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Founded in 2013, TLV1 is an English-language podcast network based in Tel Aviv. Our acclaimed shows engage local and international audiences on topics in Israel that matter, whether from street-level or the hallways of government.

Our podcasts are produced and recorded in the TLV1 studios located in Tel Aviv, a city which represents Israel’s progressive voice and is its cultural barometer. Each month, listeners from over 210 countries and territories, residing in more than 10,500 cities around the world, log on and tune in.