Episode Archives

We’re All in This Together. Are We?

Yuval Feldman, professor of law at Bar-Ilan University and a senior fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute, utilizes behavioral analysis of regulation, enforcement and compliance to discuss how trust in the state has affected the response to the Covid pandemic, in Israel and beyond

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#IDF

The IDF sweats to seem cool on social media. But should an army be cool?

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

American-spy-for-Israel Jonathan Pollard is free after 35 years and moving to Israel. What sort of welcome should he get?

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Your Israeli Soundtrack

On this episode, we reflect on the tragic passing of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and hear excerpts from his past interview on this show. May his memory be for a blessing.

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Sub-Committee?

Minister of Defense and Alternate PM Benny Gantz sets up a ministerial committee to investigate corruption in the purchase of German submarines and ships, that may implicate the Prime Minister. But should ministries be used to harass political rivals?

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The “Subs, Spies & Videotape” Edition

We discuss: 1) Gantz’s decision to investigate corruption in the purchase of German submarines 2) How the spy Jonathan Pollard ought to be welcomed when he moves here 3) Why the IDF is trying so hard to be cool on social media

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It Takes Real Courage

What do courage, poor acting, and pet adoption have to do with one other? They have the same Hebrew root אמצ. On this episode, Guy explains the word אומץ, courage, and its root

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Who Poisoned My News?

Has social media corrupted the truth, spawned fake news and contributed to the collapse of polite political norms? Harvard University’s Yochai Benkler explains his surprising findings

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The Tax

When you buy stuff from overseas on the internet, you don’t pay tax, but when you go into a store in Tel Aviv, you do. Does that make any sense at all?

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The Facts

A crowdsourced campaign puts the faces and names of rapists and abusers on billboards and bus-side ads, in order to shame them. Cathartic, yes? But does it make our lives better or worse?

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