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.

โ€œThis Hebrew language podcast is hands-down the best of any language podcast and perhaps the most entertaining of all the Podcasts with which I'm familiar. Guy is the consummate teacher and storyteller.โ€
โ€” JS
โ€œThere is really no place to learn the nuances and slang of modern hebrew better than this podcast. Not even your best friend could explain better than streetwise with his amazing cultural references from music and tv. Anyone curious and certainly for all Olim this should be required curriculum.โ€
โ€” Bmiron
โ€œGuy really understands how people actually learn languages. His podcast is always a highlight of my week. It really makes me feel like I'm part of a community of people all over the world learning this beautiful, intriguing, difficult language.โ€
โ€” AL

Recent Episodes

Setting a Good Example

In Hebrew dugma (ื“ื•ื’ืžื”) is โ€œan example,โ€ and ledugma (ืœื“ื•ื’ืžื”) means โ€œfor example.โ€ This root, d-g-m, is quite handy and from it we derive words and phrases like fashion model, sample, and the perfect husband.


High Heels and Social Media Followers

How many followers (ืขื•ืงื‘ื™ื) do you have on Facebook? What about Instoosh? Twitter? And what do high heels (ืขืงื‘ื™ื) have to do with social networks? Well, not much except that they share a common Hebrew root. Follow closely as Guy talks about followers, following, follow up, and so much more.


Tell Me Sweet Little Lies

We're getting ever closer to elections day in Israel. Over the past few weeks, every time we turned on the news we heard politicians calling one another a liar. How do we say โ€œliarโ€ in Hebrew? How do we say โ€œwhite lies?โ€ Guy tells the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about the root โ€œshekerโ€ (ืฉ.ืง.ืจ).


About the Host

Guy Sharett

Guy teaches Hebrew in the streets of Tel Aviv. He is a former journalist with Yedioth Ahronot and Channel 10, and has a B.A. in Hebrew Language and an M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies. Guy speaks seven languages, including Arabic, Thai, and Indonesian. Guy is the founder of โ€œStreetWise Hebrew,โ€ where he teaches Hebrew and Israeli culture through graffiti, street signs, tombstone reading, and sewer covers.