In this very special, collectors’ edition of the Promised Podcast, they rebroadcast a conversation with one of their favorite writers, the brilliant and enchanting magical-realist writer Etgar Keret, soon after the publication of his 2015 memoir, The Seven Good Years. The interview was done by the wonderful Ilene Prusher, long-time fill-in Promised Podcast panelist, and one-time TLV1 program director.
‘Mixtape’ mini-series, which takes us on a musical journey through anthems, songs of yearning, of war, of peace, to hear the stories behind some of Israel’s most iconic tunes. To begin, we visit the “mother-ship” – Israel’s national anthem.
In our season finale, the podcast hosts explore two songs that - perhaps more than any others - capture the complex and intermingled nature of Israeli society: A military band's hit that, in its afterlife, became an anthem for peace, and a rap tune penned by one of the country's leading novelists.