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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h2m. Bisher sind 384 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 17 days 17 hours 59 minutes


The “N, Na, Nah” Edition

Why have the Jerusalem protests lasted so long? Could Naftali Bennett be Israel’s next PM? Did the coronavirus czar step too far when requesting to ban ultra-Orthodox Israelis from entering Ukraine?


 2020-09-03  1h29m

The “International” Edition

Twenty two years ago, a week after Israel celebrated its fiftieth anniversary, a 26 year-old former drag-queen and trans woman won the world’s biggest song contest, The Eurovision. She also forever changed the way we Israelis see ourselves.


 2020-08-27  32m

The “Good Trouble” Edition

Merav Ferziger and her mom, Miriam Herschlag, on the protests shaking Jerusalem at the foundations, and making all sorts of “good trouble”


 2020-08-20  30m

The “The Memory & the Blessing” Edition

Maybe no one is a better symbol of how Israel is changing (and did more to cause this change) than Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, who died this week at 83.


 2020-08-13  49m

The “A Song for Peace” Edition

From deep in summer doldrums, Noah tells the story of one song that is also, in a way, the story of Israel itself.


 2020-08-06  56m

The “My Temple Was Destroyed & All I Got Was This Lousy Podcast” Edition

Are the demonstrators in front of the PM’s home a new political class? Is our next PM a dyspeptic 76-year-old named Ron? How do you solve a problem like the Eretz Israel Museum?


 2020-07-30  1h26m

The “Reflections on the Revolution in Jerusalem” Edition

What happens now that trust in our leaders has eroded and each night brings new scenes of police water-cannoning protestors? What's the legacy of the “withdrawal to end all withdrawals” that took place 15 years ago?


 2020-07-23  1h18m

The “What Are We Fightin’ For?” Edition

As demonstrations grow, what should Netanyahu do about Israel’s economic crisis? What’s wrong with judging judges? And is it okay for a kibbutz to bar folks from visiting the banks of a river that winds through its grounds?


 2020-07-16  1h26m

The “From COVID Heroes to COVID Zeros” Edition

How did Israel go from one of the best to one of the worst at keeping COVID at bay? How does the new spy thriller TV series “Tehran” portray Iran and Persian culture? What can we learn from Peter Beinart’s new essays?


 2020-07-09  1h19m

The “A Time to Build Up, A Time to Break Down” Edition

Will a smaller annexation sidestep the worst consequences? Are there memorials and statues here that should be torn down? Why ’o why should an army have a broadcast studio?


 2020-07-02  1h28m