What makes for an effective doorbell? Is it one that you can hear throughout the house? Or one that doesn’t ring at all?
If you’re Eric Goldbrener, it’s the latter, even when its silence convinces your podcasting partner that you’re not home, sending him away in frustration, only to return an hour later wanting to discuss atheists in Seattle, the best shoes for walking in France, where to find used leather vests, Hebrew National bologna and all of his problems with soccer, a sport whose scandal-plagued present has him wondering if The Beautiful Game is, in fact, good for the Jews.
It’s gotten to where Rosen is considering a Kickstarter to replace Goldbrener’s doorbell.