The Relief Valve Podcast


Welcome to Relief Valve! My goal in creating this is to build a virtual square where I can talk with people about what is going on in their worlds to share experiences and ideas that might help all of us get through these unprecedented times. read less
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Relief Valve - Episode 38  - Birthright
Relief Valve - Episode 38 - Birthright
Taglit is the Hebrew word for 'discovery'. The Birthright Israel program was initiated in 1994 and is funded by private donors, The Jewish Agency for Israel and the Israeli Government.  To be eligible you have to have at least one parent of recognized Jewish descent, or who have converted to Judaism through a recognized Jewish movement and be between the ages of 18 and 27. As of 2022, more than 800,000 participants from 68 countries had participated in a Birthright tour.  A Birthright Israel trip includes airfare from a major gateway city, room, board and transportation associated with touring the country for a ten-day trip.  On today’s show, my guests are Nina Levinson who works in the entertainment industry creating localizations, literally the foreign language versions,  of popular TV shows and movies.  And Jason Rochlin who is the Lead Features Editor at Game Rant, a popular web blog site covering news and interest stories of the video gaming industry.  (And yes, he is my son)   Authors Personal Note: When I started Relief Valve in August of 2020, it was all about getting through a challenging time during the Covid outbreak.  I was looking for work and like most others locked in my house waiting for the first vaccines to come along.  I wanted to see how others were coping and while I was at it, learning more about who they were, what they did and how they were dealing with the world.   I paused in October of 2021 after 37 interviews, realizing that we were really beginning to move on from Covid, and after a year and a half, I discovered I really miss talking to other people about what they do and how they go there. So, today, I want to rededicate this podcast to sharing the experiences of others.  Hopefully with interesting stories and maybe the occasional inspiration along the way.   Music in this episode is: Title: Degenerate Blues Artist: Alexander Nakarada First release: 24.04.2019 Source: