The Age of Uncertainty

What thoughts, fears, and hopes stem from Trump’s decision to leave the Iran nuclear deal and the escalation in Northern Israel in those of us who are watching with worry as we open and prepare bomb-shelters up north?

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Black Lives Matter: Identity Politics in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Prof. Deborah Posel, a sociologist at the Institute for Humanities in Africa at the University of Cape Town, analyzes how racial tensions have played out in South Africa since the end of Apartheid in 1994.

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The “Age of Uncertainty” Edition

We discuss (1) our thoughts, fears, hopes, and worries that stem from the US leaving the nuclear deal and the military escalation in Northern Israel, (2) whether the Rabbinic Courts Bill is as risible as critics make it seem, despite its goal of ameliorating the suffering of thousands of women, and (3) our take on ‘tiyul’ culture.

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If All the Seas Were Ink: A Memoir by Ilana Kurshan

Originally written in English, the memoir translates the study of the Talmud’s “Daf Yomi” into a life story. The Talmud is the main book of rabbinic teachings and is the basis for all codes of Jewish law. The memoir begins in the wake of a painful divorce, when Ilana decides to begin this 7 ½ year long study, one page at a time.

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A bite-size podcast that discusses Modern Hebrew language gems. Host Guy Sharett shows us what we can learn about the Israeli psyche, society, and culture through its language.

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 guy 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.

Showcasing the latest developments in the realm of academic and professional research and literature, about the Middle East and global affairs. We discuss Israeli, Arab and Palestinian society, the Jewish world, the Middle East and its conflicts, and issues of global and public affairs with scholars, writers, and deep-thinkers.

Exploring Israeli literature in English translation. Host Marcela Sulak takes you through Israel’s literary countryside, cityscapes, psychological terrain, and the lives of the people who create it.

A showcase of the amazing talent and range of Israeli musicians, past and present. From time to time artists are welcomed onto the show in exclusive interviews. Past guests include David Broza, Subliminal, and many more.

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“Why Why Why!”: an evening of people sharing a true story for an audience

It’s an evening to hear about each others’ adventures or misadventures while sipping a beer and pondering life in the holy land.

Pitch us a story and tell it to the audience or come and listen. Admission is free, with a one drink minimum!

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The Mervyn Smith Memorial Podcast Series on South African Jewry

One on one interviews with Prof. Milton Shain, Prof. Deborah Posel, writer Lorna Levy, Dr. Adam Mendelson, and a special panel discussion with attorney Michael Bagraim, Dr. Sally Frankental, and activist Doron Isaacs.

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TLV1’s Democracy Project

Israel was founded as a “Jewish and democratic” state, but what does that actually mean? We explore this in a series of documentaries in which we speak to politicians, experts, activists, and people who have been involved in Israeli politics since the state was founded.

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Founded in 2013, TLV1 is an English-language podcast network based in Tel Aviv. Our acclaimed shows engage local and international audiences on topics in Israel that matter, whether from street-level or the hallways of government.

Our podcasts are produced and recorded in the TLV1 studios located in Tel Aviv, a city which represents Israel’s progressive voice and is its cultural barometer. Each month, listeners from over 210 countries and territories, residing in more than 10,500 cities around the world, log on and tune in.