Back from another trip to Arizona, Rosen brings tales of frightening downtowns, methamphetamine-using cowboys, friendly used car salesmen and $45,000 homes to the Twilight Lounge before settling down to discuss bronze medal-winning Jews and Omri Casspi’s double-double. The real question on the table, however, is:
Is indicting Bibi good for the Jews?
The Israeli PM is under fire (again). What happens if he is convicted? How much tolerance do Israelis have for corruption (according to Goldbrener, quote a bit)? How dire is the threat from the north? Join us as the boys once again connect the dots.
Infused with new enthusiasm about the central question of their podcast, Rosen and Goldbrener return to the air to discuss important issues like Goldbrener’s garage sale and how two doll strollers came to take up residence in the Twilight Lounge, which eventually leads to an examination of Rosen’s aversion to haggling and a spirited debate about whether Eric feels there’s life outside of San Francisco, plus shout-outs for new Jewish Federation CEO Danny Grossman and singer-songwriter Ruth Gerson. Having exhausted these topics, they finally get down to business and ask themselves if Arab-Israeli politician Aymen Odeh and The Joint List is, in fact, good for the Jews.
You never know what you’ll find in the Twilight Lounge.
For a session designed to help Rosen work through his existential crisis regarding Barack Obama. Along the way, they also discuss unlikely occupations for Jews, how Libertarians are like the ACLU, famous Jews in San Francisco, Ron’s musical daughter Laura (whose country-tinged track, “Once,” closes the episode) and why Rosen cares about Israel.
Also, Goldbrener briefly introduces a plastic bag logical fallacy.