Monthly Archives: April 2015

Episode #51: “When will we re-take Cleveland?”

The boys sit at the feet of…

Filmmaker and Urbanism Master Ron Blatman

For what may be their wonkiest episode ever, peppering the four-time regional Emmy winner (for his 2011 documentary “Saving the Bay”) with questions about his newest venture, a 13-part documentary called “Saving the City.”

Among the citified topics discussed are why San Francisco can’t be more like Vancouver, how uniform subway fares prevent homogeneity, if “modern” cities like Atlanta and Dallas are real cities, why you should wait before booking tickets on California’s high-speed rail and if urban living was/is/will be good for the Jews, because Jews are certainly good for the cities.

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This is the last synagogue in Cleveland. No Joke.

Episode #50: “Jewbilee.”

Coming off a 2.5-hour trip to the dentist, Rosen regales his partner with tales of dental anguish, painting a clear picture of how it feels to spend an hour “tenzing” and dropping obscene sums of money on the hopes of a migraine-free future. This is just a warm-up, however, as the boys turn semi-serious, following up their lighthearted dental observations by diving into the latest case of comically anti-semitic college hijinx, this time courtesy of the hallowed halls of Stanford University and raising the question:

Should Jewish candidates for office squelch their Israel allegiance?

You can guess Goldbrener’s answer to that.

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This Tenzing: good. Dentist tenzing: bad.

Episode #49: “Why are you using words I don’t understand?”

Rosen scans Yahoo to arrive at the day’s most important news story:

Kim and Kanye in Jerusalem.

Never mind that the Russians are selling missiles to Iran, POTUS is attempting to stop Democratic Jews from jumping ship or that Hillary Clinton dines at Chipotle; the important thing is whether or not getting North West baptized in Israel is good for the Jews.

Also discussed: Mick Jones’ bar mitzvah, what’s going on in Bruce Jenner’s head, nipple-tweaking, where the light switch will go if they can’t put it on that one wall, why Keith Richards is cool and defenestration.

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If you’re over 40, this makes you sad.