An inside view of how Israel can warm your heart and make your blood boil. It’s a show by a journalist, a professor and an NGO professional who live in and love Israel even though it drives them crazy, and who each week discuss the latest in Israeli politics, culture, and society.
The “73!” Edition
Seventy-three years in the making, a podcastilogical celebration of Israeli Independence Day!
The “Fit for the Job?” Edition
Was the President right to ask the PM to form the next government? Is it hypocritical of Netanyahu to form a coalition with the support of the Islamist Ra’am Party? What do we need in our new president?
The “Far-Fetched Fixes” Edition
Is a law to disqualify Netanyahu from forming a gov't kosher? What to make of robot soldiers patrolling the Gaza border? What’s the biggest Jewish museum in the world have to tell us about what it means to be a Jew?
The “What’s All This Talk About Electile Dysfunction?!?” Edition
What should we make of the surprising success of the Islamicist Ra’am party? The Kahanists in the Knesset? The better-than-anyone-predicted showing of Blue & White? The relative failure of the right-winger Gideon Sa’ar and Naftali Bennett? The relative success of the Labor Party and Meretz? The stalwart centrist Yair Lapid?
The “Can’t Spell Campaign Without Manic or Panic” Edition
What are we to make of the election campaigns now drawing to a close? How do the American political consultants used by all the big parties affect Israeli politics? Is “internal migration” a key to understanding what Israel is all about?
The “Admiration & Condemnation” Edition
Why has the number of Israelis who think Netanyahu is most fit to be PM tumbled over the past few weeks? Why don't Israeli teens trust other teens different than they are, and what can be done? Is there a special, nuclear-grade misogyny reserved for tough, brash, in-your-face, Mizrahi women leaders today?
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Witty, informative & authentic
Noah and his talented team share their perspectives on current events in israel and challenge listeners to see things differently. I enjoy it weekly even though I live in Canada and not Greece.
Bound and gagged and loving every minute of it!
One of the first podcasts I listen to every week, The Promised Podcast will always have at least one item (if not all three) that will make you sit up and take notice if only because I can almost guarantee no one else is talking about Israel in quite the same colourful language that emanates weekly from host Noah Ephron and his band of regulars on this TLV1 podcast. And when the weekly podcast winds up with the "What a Country" segment, I am always ready to kvell with pride because of something the host and guests have found to renew their faith in that funny, little country we call Eretz Yisroel.
Enflueghed and ensorcelled
The single most reliably interesting, entertaining work which Natalie Portman has ever done, and frankly, the supporting cast also makes me deeply happy each week with a combination of too-short deep / interesting debates and music I didn't know I liked. Also, the very best radio show you can find in English on Israeli politics culture and events. Put together by an extraordinary group, this keeps my connection alive too, and I'm grateful, actually damn grateful for this show. Damnit.