A Podcast of Biblical Proportions dives into the Hebrew Bible and explores the Ancient World.
The podcast follows the stories of the Old Testament in order and in the original ancient Hebrew. Just like any film of novel reveals the inner world of its writers and directors, we can learn a whole lot about the biblical authors by immersing ourselves in their world and reality. And even though that world and reality are 2,500 years away, the texts provides us with a road into their souls.
Join me on this journey to explore the Hebrew epic with this new perspective.
The podcast was launched in 2021 by Gil Kidron and Omri Harel.
I am Gil Kidron, a writer and podcaster from Tel Aviv, Israel. I was born in Athens (Greece), and grew up partly there, partly in Brussels (Belgium) and in Israel, a country that sees itself as the direct descendent of the people portrayed in the Bible.
I have spent the past 20 years writing and storytelling in many forms. I was a writer and editor in the biggest site in Israel, Walla, where I wrote first about sports, and later about global politics and served. I also had a column on TV shows, and was a film critic for the weekend edition of the newspaper Ma'ariv.
In 2011, I started an anti-fascism political activist movement that was picked by the presitioug magazine The Marker for the list of the 100 most influential people of 2012 (number 79).
In 2013, my first (and only) novel was published called Bad Seed (זרע הפורענות). I had an independent popular daddy blog for a few years, and a vegan blog for the biggest health provider in the country, and in 2014 I co-created the YouTube channel Got Academy with Itamar Harel and Omri Harel, where we compared high fantasy stories to real history.
In 2019, I created the podcast Pod Academy, later renamed As Depicted on Film, which in each episode compares different film depictions of a different topic. Later that year I co-produced, edited and put together the book "The Thrones Effect: How HBO's Game of Thrones Conquered Pop Culture," to which I wrote two chapters.
You can email me at email@example.com