While most are inclined to preserving life stories of their loved ones in the more traditional formats – in writing or in the visual medium of film – we harness the benefits of audio to tell stories in a way that proves to be highly engaging. If you have ever enjoyed a good audiobook or Read more about The Benefits of the Audio Format for Documenting Family History[…]
It is quite a rare thing in history–to be alive during the invention of a whole new medium of entertainment. Those living in the 1910s and ‘20s must have had a particularly good time experiencing the proliferation of cinema, and radio and recorded music, or you can trace the invention of newspapers and mass-published Read more about Podcasts are Growing Fast: The Stats[…]
Celebrate a special birthday of a parent or grandparent, what better way to show you appreciate someone than wanting to preserve their life story?
Yuval Rakavi speaks with the creators of the “Family Sounds” podcast about his experience creating an episode about his father.
It is because sound and the human voice are so fundamental to our nature that auditory media are able to affect us so deeply. The last decade has seen such a proliferation in online visual media that it’s easy to forget that pure sound dominated mid-century Western culture, in both the informational and entertainment spheres…
Louie’s story is a familiar one- a man who immigrated from Europe and made a life for himself in the U.S. from the ground up, by building a small business and a family. Louie’s story is brought by three generations of his family..
Perhaps the single most defining trait of the human species is information transference. Storytelling has existed for as long as language has existed, if not longer (e.g. cave paintings). Cavemen would tell mystical tales that explained natural phenomena around them, as parents do with their young children to this day…
We’re continuing to tell you the story of Ervin and Hadassa Birnbaum and their family. In the last episode, we heard how Ervin and Hadassa survived WWII, Ervin in Europe and Hadassa in New Jersey. We continue our story after the war, when both Ervin and Hadassa wanted to move to Palestine, which was still under British mandate. But they had different ways of reaching the same conclusion.
Today we’re telling you a story out of Israel. But like most stories from Israel, it doesn’t begin and stay there. This story centers around Ervin and Hadassa Birnbaum. It’s a story that includes at least five countries, several languages and one very big war,World War II.