The Promised Podcast: The People of the Book, Those Elitists!

Allison, Don and Noah mull over the proud admission of a right-wing MK that he hasn’t read a book in ten years, and whether anti-intellectualism is the new black.

MK David Bitan and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Likud faction weekly meeting, November 2016.
MK David Bitan and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Likud faction weekly meeting, November 2016. Olivier Fitoussi

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Allison, Don and Noah mull over the proud admission of a right-wing MK that he hasn’t read a book in ten years, and whether anti-intellectualism is the new black.

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The Promised Podcast is an inside view of how Israel can warm your heart and make your blood boil. It’s a radio show by a journalist, a professor and an NGO guy who live in and love Israel even though it drives them crazy, and who each week discuss the latest in Israeli politics, culture and society. The show is hosted by Allison Kaplan Sommer, Don Futterman, and Noah Efron.