Israel Story

The Stories We Killed

Like everything in life, stories die. And, more often than not, we are the killers. Today, a behind-the-scenes peek into some of the stories you didn’t get to hear this year.

January 29, 2021

Over the course of this season, we will have told 27 stories. But those 27 stories represent only a tiny fraction of the stories that came across our radar in 2020. When people know you’re in the storytelling business, everyone seems to have a story for you. We get countless pitches—from friends, family, listeners, organizations, publicists. But only a precious few will make it to the finish line, and into your ears. Here are some of the staff’s favorite 2020 pitches that didn’t—for a variety of reasons—make the cut.


Skyler Inman produced this episode, Sela Waisblum mixed it, and Zev Levi scored the piece with music from Blue Dot Sessions. Alicia Vergara created the artwork. The end song is “Chalom Kehe(“Dark Dream”) by Assaf Amdursky.

Listen to the episode here, or download it from Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Spotify. You can hear all of Israel Story’s episodes in English here and in Hebrew here.

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