Tom Petty takes us out of this episode, which discusses the fates of 100,000 Syrian refugees, a scenario that has Rosen wringing his hands in moral confusion. Are 100,000 Syrian refugees good for the Jews? Are the Jews good for those refugees?
Before they decide, the boys want to discuss less weighty issues like how to defeat Orwellian speed trap cameras (hint: wear a gorilla suit), the myriad ways San Francisco has been destroyed in recent movies, why both Jews on this podcast share a least favorite airline, what it would take for The Rock to steal either Rosen’s or Goldbrener’s wife (hint: he’d just have to show up and seem like a good dad), why Rosen will never be an “I’m the guy loudly rooting for the other team” guy and, weirdly,
Rosen arrives slightly prepared, wanting only to talk about Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, as it is timely. Goldbrener resists.
He Wants to Talk about the Meaning of Life!
Rosen gives in, because he secretly also wants to talk about the meaning of life, but wonders if he has the bandwidth for it, given how much time he spends railing at young men with giant beards and parents who name their children “Dashiel.” Some highlights:
How celebrities treat their Jewishness
The three recourses one has during a confrontation.
It’s Buster Poindexter-level sweltering everywhere but in the Twilight Lounge, which becomes a refuge from, as Rosen lays out:
Bugs flying in circles
Dogs losing their minds
Intricate fan placement
In response, Goldbrener delivers a quick lesson in meteorology before joining his partner in an in-depth discussion of Jewish presidential candidate (and potential Mad Scientist halloween costume-wearer) Bernie Sanders. Despite digressions about Kim Davis, Hillary Clinton, Libertarianism and weird suggestions that Barack Obama was ever accused of being Jewish, the central question remains: