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Previous Episodes

Ep. 16 | MTVA Speaks Out!

It’s a special extra-long episode, and wait till you hear why! A group of MTVA alumna come for a visit…

Ep. 16 | MTVA Speaks Out! 204 197 JU Israel

Ep. 15 | Really?! Again?!

Instead of doing a straight-up Chanukah episode as they planned, Alan and Mike once again respond to events of the…

Ep. 15 | Really?! Again?! 159 177 JU Israel

Ep. 14 | New Year’s Resolution?

Benji, Alan and Mike are way too worked up to wait for a regular Thursday posting! So here is an…

Ep. 14 | New Year’s Resolution? 450 300 JU Israel

Ep. 13 | Ch-Ch-Changes

It’s anyone’s guess what the incoming Trump administration will really be. So let’s start guessing! Why is the newly appointed…

Ep. 13 | Ch-Ch-Changes 640 512 JU Israel

Ep. 12 | Settlement Crisis Alert!

We think it’s important to follow this story! The crisis in Amona may be off many people’s radar, but here…

Ep. 12 | Settlement Crisis Alert! 450 300 JU Israel

Ep. 11 | Forest Fires & OSU

After a difficult week of terrible fires across Israel, Alan, Mike and Ze’ev try to put things in perspective. Then,…

Ep. 11 | Forest Fires & OSU 1350 900 JU Israel

Ep. 10 | Zio…whaaaaa?

We’re bringing Zion back! Often misunderstood and much maligned, Zionism is in need of some explanation. Alan, Mike and Benji…

Ep. 10 | Zio…whaaaaa? 500 352 JU Israel

Ep. 9 | Nu…So What Now?

After a surprise ending to a draining U.S. campaign, it’s easy to feel a bit disoriented. Alan and Mike share…

Ep. 9 | Nu…So What Now? 467 350 JU Israel

Ep. 8 | Bagels & Balfour

Benji is back!!! And just in time to discuss the 99th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration with Mike and Alan.…

Ep. 8 | Bagels & Balfour 339 450 JU Israel

Ep. 7 | Judea, Samaria, and the Truth

In this week’s episode, Alan, Mike and Zeev briefly discuss UNESCO’s jerk move. Then they start what will be a…

Ep. 7 | Judea, Samaria, and the Truth 171 159 JU Israel

Ep. 6 | Lessons Learned from the Legacy of a Founding Father

After waking to the sad news of the death of Shimon Peres, Israel’s 8th Prime Minister,  Alan and Mike sit…

Ep. 6 | Lessons Learned from the Legacy of a Founding Father 450 409 JU Israel

Ep. 5 | Who Is Bibi Convincing?

Alan and Mike discuss the controversy over Israel Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu’s “ethnic cleansing” video, the recent spate of…

Ep. 5 | Who Is Bibi Convincing? 286 450 JU Israel

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