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Pola Lem In reporting and life in Israel, Russian has proven extremely useful. To Israelis, this is stating the obvious, but I had no idea just how easy it would

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Joel Shupack I was heading to a remote Kibbutz to do my first interview for Israel Story. The early morning bus ride down from Jerusalem to the Arava desert was

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Zev Levi I’m always surprised when a piece of art so perfectly represents a person. Originally, the opening and closing paragraphs of “Orthodox Pride” described a painting by the protagonist,

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Abby Neuschatz Before interning here, I would listen to stories with several interviewees, and I would wonder how long it took to conduct each interview. While some of the incredible

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Zev Levi For a story about a smartphone app that matches marijuana dealers with potential customers (“Striking Green”), I recorded myself downloading and using the app – Telegrass. My first

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 Judah Kauffman On Sunday I walked into the Tel Aviv Opera company on a mission. The company was selling off its old costumes in anticipation of Purim, a Jewish holiday

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Judah Kauffman Lately, I’ve been wishing I could be more like my friend Adina. Adina is a geometer. Or, more accurately, she’s is a postdoctoral student of geometry at the

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Ari Wenig 1 new email in your inbox. Mishy Harman added a comment to the doc “King of the Hill” and assigned you a task. Mishy Harman: “Sounds gorgeous. Is

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Hannah Barg For our episode King of the Hill, we wanted to highlight Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian perspectives on the palace on Tel el Ful. My job was to get

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Zev Levi For every episode, we spend hours in professional recording studios, recording narration. Part of our time in those studios, however, is spent recording a range of sounds we

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Zev Levi In a story’s cemetery scene, I ask a few questions to an old farmer. The thing is, my questions were recorded days after his answers. At midnight. In

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