The “Presidential Importunity” Edition

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Allison Kaplan Sommer, Sally Abed and Noah Efron discuss two topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

Presidential Importunity
President Herzog addressed the nation, looking like he’d just seen a ghost. Many say it was the most important speech of Herzog’s life, but was it the speech we need to hear and will it do a damn thing?

A Protest of All Its Protestors!
In demonstrations demanding democracy, why does one hear so few Palestinian voices?

How We Holdin’ Up?
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion: Kafka would say, Lighten up, dudes!

All that and the music of sing-songwriter-Mensch Bradley Burston!


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2 comments on “The “Presidential Importunity” Edition

  1. Jill says:

    I love your honesty, integrity and well explained discussions. Glad to be listening!

  2. Noah J Efron says:

    Thanks, Jill, for the kind and encouraging word! We’re delighted you are listening, and would love to hear from you also when you think we didn’t manage to conjure the honesty, integrity and clarity that aspire too (which happens far too often).


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