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 “F*cked Up Chickens, Coming Home to Roost”
Rockets and missiles from the south and mob violence most everywhere else: Why did Israel just dissolve into bloodshed? How do you celebrate the “reunification” of Jerusalem (and how don’t you)?
“The Fault Is Not in Our Stars” Edition
Who or what is to blame for the deaths at Mount Meron? Is “family-uber-alles” the only value shared by all Israelis? What does it mean when Palestinian citizens of Israel use the term “ethnic cleansing” to describe parts of their experience?
The “There’s Something About Romi!” Edition
Why are parts of the center-left hoping to see the head of the Yamina party as our next PM? What and who are behind the violence and demonstrations in Jaffa? Why does Hebrew touch us in the most intimate ways in the most intimate places?
The “Unity is the Thing We Seek” Edition
Is a government that includes the right, left and center what Israel needs right now? How much attention should we pay Kahanist MK, Itamar Ben Gvir? Does what we Israelis wear tell us something about who we are?
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?
I can’t believe it took me so long to listen to this podcast. It’s great. The hosts are funny and know their stuff. Big fan!
Used to look forward every week to the podcast. Has become difficult to listen to since inviting Sally to the group of talking heads. I thought that Allison offered enough of the liberal incendiary agenda, that there was no need for another to balance the mainstream viewpoints.
Sally’s angry diatribes add nothing to the podcast. I will be unsubscribing.
The Matzah of Podcasts
The Promised Podcast is the matzah of the podcast world; kind of square, kind of dry, too much of it gives you a stomach ache, and yet, it feels kind of inevitable… Truly this podcast makes one ask "how is this podcast different from all the other podcasts?" to which one might answer "Because no other podcast seamlessly combines politics, culture and friendship while making Israel seem like home from 5,000 miles away."
And I don't mean to brag, that's not how I was raised but truly only the Promised Podcast can transform me, an 18 year old WASP in Montana, AKA the epitome of the Simple Child into a Wise Child.
I found the Promised Podcast during Tammy's object lesson on Rational Security a few months into lockdown, which was also a few months after my first trip to Israel.
The overall pleasantness of all the hosts makes Israel feel like a home away from home, and has been my inspiration for beginning to learn Hebrew. I hope to move to TLV or Jerusalem one day, and maybe, just maybe come across Noah and hear some of his delightful stories in person.