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The “This Is Not Lite Summer Fare” Edition

We discuss: 1) How we can even talk about this week’s battle and bombs in Gaza 2) What to make of the new documents shedding new light on an old 1956 atrocity

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The Comedy Network

Matt Sienkiewicz, Professor of Communication and International Studies at Boston College, discusses his new co-authored book, analyzing the reach and influence of openly right-wing comedians on old and new media in the United States

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Your Israeli Soundtrack for August

We've got the latest summer hits including new releases from Static & Ben-El, Itay Levi, Mook E and many more

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The “Songs of Experience” Edition

We discuss: 1) The new “Zionist Spirit” party 2) A judge’s order to force a woman into protective custody when her ex and his family threatens her life 3) A study that says the average weight of IDF inductees has gone up 10 kg in 4 decades

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The Left Behind

Avi Dabush, veteran social activist and Meretz politician, analyzes the origins of social inequalities in Israel and explains why the liberal left - despite everything - is the answer (albeit not always the Israeli left in its current form)

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The “Stuck in the Middle With Who?” Edition

We discuss: 1) Whether or not PM Lapid’s “No Extremists!” election campaign has bigoted “dog-whistles” 2) Whether or not there is a “joy disparity” between the happy-go-lucky right and the bummed-out left

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Out of Africa

Dr. Naomi Shmuel discusses her book “Generations of Hope: Traditions and Intergenerational Transferal with the Transition from Ethiopia to Israel,” analyzing the hybrid identity of Israelis of Ethiopian descent across the generations

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Your Israeli Soundtrack for July

We've got the latest summer hits including new releases from Subliminal, Stephane Legar, Itay Levi, Hadag Nachash, Sarit Hadad and many more

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The “Where Would We Be Without Camil Fuchs?” Edition

We discuss: 1) The surprising rise in popularity of far-right MK Itamar Ben-Gvir 2) The sudden auto-defenestration of the leaders of the liberal-left Meretz Party 3) Whether video-wedding from Utah finally offer a solution to the religious control of weddings in Israel

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Building on Shared Experiences: The Konrad Adenauer Foundation Marks 40 Years in Israel

Prof. Norbert Lammert joins us in Tel Aviv for a conversation about the challenges of the liberal and democratic order in his native Germany and elsewhere, upon the 40th anniversary of the Foundation's presence in Israel

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The “Let’s Get Together & Feel Alright!” Edition

We discuss: 1) Biden’s visit and what, if anything, it really means 2) the merger of the centrist Blue & White party and the right-wing New Hope party 3) How the rather 19th century institution of the Maccabiah has survived into the 21st century

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The “There Will Be Blood” Edition

We discuss: 1) PM Yair Lapid's long strange journey from Tel Aviv clubs to the Premier’s resident 2) Why everyone is suddenly up-in-arms over menstruation and Jewish ritual impurity!

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