The Promised Podcast

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 professional 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.


episode 4: The “Love, Death and AOC” Edition

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

—Who Shall Live—

As Israel’s hospitals are overwhelmed with Covid patients, how do doctors decide who gets a ventilator and who doesn’t?

—AOC, AOC, Won’t You Fight for Me?—

Is AOC not that into us?

—Make Me a Match—

Why is matchmaking becoming a thing for (secular) Israelis?

—Our First Lousy, Temporary Homes in Israel—

For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion, ahead of Sukkot, the only holiday of the Jewish year that valorizes lousy, temporary housing, we reminisce about some of our first lousy, temporary homes here in Israel.

All that and the happy music of Amir ve Ben!


 2020-10-01  1h20m