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Episode #125: “UN Resolutions, decent people.”

Goldbrener brings a surprising (to some) take on United Nations resolution 2334 whose depth is such that Rosen completely forgets to frame the discussion in a “(Is it) good for the Jews?” manner. 40 minutes later, Rosen is ready to vote for his podcast partner as P.M. of Israel, a state he always filters through what he feels is a constant state of threat.

Meanwhile, Rosen continues to grapple with his mother’s passing. This time it manifests itself in an all-out social media war (known only to him) with a Facebook acquaintance whose “brand is all-caps rage.” Bringing some rage of his own, your mourning podcast host (and apparent member of the “grief police”) asks some pertinent questions: how can someone draw an equivalency between grieving for a celebrity and a family member? What happens when rage becomes more important than decency? Is social media worth it?

We promise a return to discussions of raccoons, chewing gum and Clamato tomorrow, but for now, we stay serious.

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This podcast recorded

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Episode #75: Suing Facebook, Embracing conflict

Technical difficulties swallow the first five minutes of this week’s show, so we drop in on the boys sans opening, ready to dive into the latest news after only a short period of off-topic kibbitzing. This means a serious dive into the case of 20,000 Israelis filing suit against Facebook for “serving as a matchmaker for terrorists.”  We wonder:

Is suing Facebook good for the Jews?

Is this a free speech issue? Is Facebook a public utility or a private club? Where do you draw the line? Why doesn’t Rosen want to talk about the U.N.? Didn’t we just have to listen to his latest tale of anti-conflict conflict? He owes us!

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Can you really blame this guy?