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Glad You Asked
Everything, Everywhere, All At Once
In the week of Holocaust remembrance, Yonit Levi of Channel 12 Israel and Jonathan Freedland of The Guardian invite Keret to their Unholy Podcast to reflect on his late mother, a survivor of the Shoah who never wanted that label, and give his take on the political turmoil (that seems to be as surrealistic as the film this episode is named after).
Also: the show's classic chutzpah and mensch awards – and a look at the gap between what Brits say and what they actually mean (also known as: the guide to understanding your British co-host).
Special thanks to Ira Glass and the team of "This American Life" for their assistance in the making of this episode.
- 2023-06-12, 19:00 • בית אבי חי, ירושלים — אף אחד כבר לא קורא יותר: כיתת אמן לנוער
- 2023-06-20, 20:00 • היכל התרבות ראשון לציון — כשקרת פגש את קרן
- 2023-06-24, 20:00 • שבוע העיצוב ירושלים — ד"ר ג'רמי פוגל X אתגר קרת
“What About Me?“
Written by Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen for “Short Stories on Human Rights“ (2008).
my legs take me toward the edge of the roof. It's like scratching a wound, like ordering another shot of Chivas when you know you've had too much to drink, like driving a car when you know you're tired, so tired.
The Upgraded Me
In an overwhelming, unpredictable world, our virtual selves offer an appealing existential strategy.
— Illustration: Diego Patiño
Words Without Borders, 2010
I believe that there is a truth. I believe it is very difficult to articulate that truth. I try to go in that direction, but I don’t pretend I will get there.
New York Times, 2012
For Keret, the creative impulse resides not in a conscious devotion to the classic armature of fiction (character, plot, theme, etc.) but in an allegiance to the anarchic instigations of the subconscious. His best stories display a kind of irrepressible dream logic