Lightness is the rule this week as Rosen and Goldbrener tackle the pressing issues of the day, including what to do when your batteries die during an interview with the coolest guy in the world. Also covered: how Jews control the weather, why Andrew Cuomo thinks Jews can’t dance and whether changing the name of a street is worth the money.
One thing the boys can agree on: no meeting of the American Society for Suppressing Jews would be complete without asking the following question:
…is the TV show McMafia good for the Jews?
This slick AMC show has been criticized for “gratuitous slurs against Jewish businessmen,” but the boys are just glad there’s a show that features Jews as tough guys. Is that proof that Jews have “arrived” in popular culture or just another example of anti-Semitism?
Goldbrener is back from Israel with tales of the Holy Land, leading the boys to dedicate the entire episode to his impressions of the Zionist homeland in 2018. What he saw (young people at clubs, no visible military presence) may surprise you, so let Rosen act as your clueless avatar, peppering his podcast partner with questions ranging from clueless to slightly-less-clueless.
But your Middle East-challenged host has other things on his mind this week, namely:
…what makes anti-semitism different from racism?
Rosen has been reading Marx and listening to John Roderick and Ken Jennings on The Omnibus and has come away with plenty of ideas about the nature of anti-semitism, capitalism and the origins of the world’s attitude toward The Chosen People. Join in and welcome back to the Twilight Lounge!
Don’t let this week’s cheery opening fool you: these are difficult times for The Jews. We got almost completely shut out of the Oscars, Zionists are being run out of Hollywood and Yeshiva U. got bounced in the first round of the D3 Big Dance. The good news is that Rosen avoided buying Dad Jeans and Jews are in space, but from the U.K. comes more bad news:
…is an English sports commission equating the Star of David with a swastika good for the Jews?
Casual anti-semitism is so common in England that it’s not even considered anti-semitism anymore, and of course this isn’t good for the Jews. Stick around, though, as the boys drag Screwy Louie Farrakhan into the mix and Goldbrener suggests that despite the stylish Patagonia jacket, the Emperor is wearing no clothes.