The Promised Podcast

Is asymmetry the new black?

Ilene, Noah and Eilon ask whether Israel’s military superiority is also its greatest weakness.

A journey right back to our roots

Don takes us into total darkness; Elon reminisces over Yaffa Yarkoni; Noah gets deep and meaningful over Vaclav Havel; and Don visits the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Family album: Arabian Babblers and fake ski slopes

Emily talks about her experiences on the Israel Trail; Noah tells us about the time he tried to go skiing on Mt. Gilboa with his son.

Songs of Innocence and Experience

Eilon talks about the sporty Strawberry family; Miriam reviews the film ‘Invisible’; and Noah introduces us to a very precocious couple of musicians.

Dancing the Ethiopian shoulder shake on Sigd

Don discusses the Ethiopian holiday of Sigd; Eilon tells us about his very erudite taxi driver; and Noah reviews Shimon Peres’ biography of David Ben-Gurion.

Life interrupted: Can we plot peace from our bomb shelters?

Ilene, Noah and special guest Miriam Herschlag discuss whether we can still plan for peace in our bomb shelters.

Letters to a young cadet contemplating conscientious objection

A 17-year-old asks if he should refuse IDF service in the territories; Don, Ilene & Noah try to answer.

Will ‘Uber’ taxis take us for a ride?

Don, Ilene & Noah discuss whether Israeli taxi drivers are toast thanks to the ‘Uber’ taxi app, which is coming to Israel.

Is it time for Lapid and Livni to quit Netanyahu’s government?

Don, Ilene & Noah discuss whether the center parties propping up Netanyahu should cut it out.

Is the great summer exodus a search for ‘normality’?

Allison, Noah and Ilene discuss why more and more Israelis are fleeing the country for trips abroad.