“Natural Partners”

How are pork-loving former Soviets and God-fearing ultra-Orthodox Jews “natural partners” in a Netanyahu government?

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The “Keeva & Us” Edition

We discuss 1) the strange glue that binds former Soviets and God-fearing ultra-Orthodox Jews in Netanyahu's government 2) the new credit-rating system that reveals who’s a deadbeat who doesn’t pay back loans 3) the hoopla over the return of the TV series Shtisel

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Your 2019 Eurovision Soundtrack

Today we celebrate the Eurovision song contest which is taking place in Tel Aviv this week. Join us as we journey down several decades of Israel’s greatest Eurovision musical successes.

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Aharon Appelfeld’s “The Age of Wonders”

Appelfeld's novel is told in two parts. Part one chronicles the dissolution of an assimilated Austrian family and the anti-semitism leading up to the war. Part two picks up “many years later, when everything was over,” and where the narrator has somehow escaped to Palestine.

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TLV1 Podcasts

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A bite-size podcast showcasing modern Hebrew and its slang. Host Guy Sharett explains what we can learn about Israeli psyche, society, and culture through the Hebrew 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.

In-depth, long-form interviews with scholars, writers, and thinkers about their work and ideas that make up the debate in and about Israel.

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. Host Samuel Green features the latest music playing on Israeli radio.

An evening (and a podcast!) of people sharing true stories for an audience and hearing about each others’ adventures or misadventures while sipping a beer and pondering life in Israel.

Our podcasts are available on your favorite podcast app for iOS and Android

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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The Mervyn Smith Memorial Podcast Series on South African Jewry

One on one interviews with Prof. Milton Shain, Prof. Deborah Posel, writer Lorna Levy, Dr. Adam Mendelson, and a special panel discussion with attorney Michael Bagraim, Dr. Sally Frankental, and activist Doron Isaacs.

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About TLV1

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.

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