podcast EP. 67 News and Perspective

What just happened on the Gaza border? How should we read the news with a critical eye? Alan and Mike share their insight, and even recommend some reading.

35:14 minutes
podcast EP. 66 Behind Enemy (and Head) Lines

Want to understand the latest in the Bibi scandal? Want to understand what is happening with Iran on the northern border? Want to understand why these are really the same story? Alan and Mike are here to unpack these timely issues, and even make some predictions.

30:59 minutes
podcast EP. 65 The Poland/Israel Death Camp Controversy

Alan plays two roles (cohost and expert on Polish Jewish history) as Mike interviews him about the odd new Polish law limiting educator's speech. And of course, the controversy that it has stirred up in Israel.

39:04 minutes
podcast EP. 64 When a Stranger Resides With You...

The team discusses Israel's current refugee crisis with Rabbi Tamara Schagas, touching on how Torah applies to her current work with these Refugees.

35:37 minutes
podcast EP. 63 Why We Need Journalism

Raoul Wootliff, journalist at the Times of Israel, chats with Alan and Mike about journalism and the role it plays in a healthy democracy. He also masterfully explains the Netanyahu corruption investigations. When we promise to give you a deeper understanding than the headlines, we don't mess around.

50:07 minutes
podcast EP. 62 What They Don't Know About Israel

JerusalemU's President, Dina Rabhan, joins Alan & Mike to discuss the challenges of Israel Education for Millennials.

45:24 minutes
podcast EP. 61 TVA Recharge is Back!

Alan & Mike meet with alumni from TVA, who explain what's really going on at today's college campuses. (Its probably better and worse than you're guessing)

38:07 minutes
podcast EP. 60 How to Pronounce "Goethe" (and being a Jewish history teacher)

Alan & Mike sit down with Reuven Spero from the Alexander Muss High School in Israel. After learning a bit about their program, these three seasoned professionals (read: old fogies) get into a deep discussion about the challenges of teaching Jewish history. How do you connect young Jews from the Diaspora to their homeland?

32:59 minutes
podcast EP. 59 Conflict and Mediation

This week, Alan and Mike turn to Dr. Steve Klein to make some sense of the enduring Israeli Palestinian conflict. He has a PHD in in conflict management and negotiation from Bar-Ilan University, teaches at Tel-Aviv and Ben-Gurion Universities and is an editor at Haaretz. We think you'll agree that he observations are particularly insightful.

39:00 minutes
podcast EP. 58 A View from Academia

How do you teach the Israeli/Palestinian conflict in university? And what if that university is in Jerusalem, and your students are Jews and Arabs? Dr. Toby Greene of Hebrew University shares his experience and perspective. He gives us a lot to think about how we think about Israel.

41:00 minutes