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New TMB Podcast! “Verbal Diarrhea – Trying to Understand the Iran Plan”

New TMB Podcast! “Verbal Diarrhea – Trying to Understand the Iran Plan”

With Trump dumping the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” signed by Obama in 2015, hosts Alex Giles and Molly Livingstone try to figure out what exactly is comprehensive about it. Will Iran build a nuke? Are we watching the biggest reality show starring realist world leaders? Is it worth a Nobel Peace Prize, or is it nothing more than a deal with the Devil? Get out your biggest bottle of Pepto-Bismol ’cause we are about to give you a big...

Muslims Building Kosher Sukkahs, and a Hurricane Refugee in Israel – WTF?! (New Podcast)

Muslims Building Kosher Sukkahs, and a Hurricane Refugee in Israel – WTF?! (New Podcast)

It’s not a sitcom yet, but how’s this for a podcast topic: a couple of Muslims build a sukkah (that’s for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot) to welcome a bit of coexistence, food, and just plain old good conversation. Where will it lead? Well, hosts Molly Livingstone and Alex Giles have their own ideas and overshare them in this week’s episode of The Mideast Beast Podcast. Later in the show, Molly interviews Hurricane Irma survivor Kenny Whitmire about his choice...

What Happens in Vegas Doesn’t Stay in Vegas After All (new podcast)

What Happens in Vegas Doesn’t Stay in Vegas After All (new podcast)

With the continued violent attacks throughout the world, this week’s mass shooting in Las Vegas finally forces host Alex Giles into a ranting rage (British style, still calm and polite). Will you agree with his claim that America should adopt Israeli gun laws? Host Molly Livingstone adds her two shekels on the matter, from the American crime she knows from growing up in Los Angeles, to teenagers accessorized with guns in Jerusalem where she now raises her own children. The...

Is the Middle East Out of Control? Saudi Women Behind the Wheel

Is the Middle East Out of Control? Saudi Women Behind the Wheel

With the new law allowing women to drive in Saudi Arabia (set to take effect in June, 2018), will the Saudi Kingdom finally let women hold phallic fruits and vegetables (yep, that’s not allowed, either)? On this week’s episode of The Mideast Beast Podcast, hosts Molly Livingstone and Alex Giles discuss the many no-nos in Saudi society, extreme religious nutters all over the world, and if this is really a step forward or two steps back. The Mideast Beast podcasts...

Podcast Episode 15: Spies Like David Zucker, The Hollywood Jew

Podcast Episode 15: Spies Like David Zucker, The Hollywood Jew

On this episode of The Mideast Beast podcast, Molly Livingstone interviews producer of the iconic movie “Airplane,” David Zucker, and finds out if he is on a secret mission to the Middle East. What was he doing in Beirut with the Lebanese army? What does he think about Israel’s booming (no pun intended) entertainment industry? And can he bring about Middle East peace with an epic comedy? The Mideast Beast podcasts are now available on iTunes for free! Subscribe now!...

“Hashtag Snowflakes”. New TMB Podcast!

“Hashtag Snowflakes”. New TMB Podcast!

On this episode of The Mideast Beast Podcast, conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro calls the new wave of anarchists, known as Antifa, just a bunch of #snowflakes. And while it may not be a natural disaster, it will naturally be a disaster when the commentator comes to UC Berkeley’s campus to speak on September 14th. The school is offering free counseling, but will that be enough when it comes to free speech in today’s political climate? Hosts Molly Livingstone and...

From Westboro Church to Hollywood – Hate. Twitter. Love. How?

From Westboro Church to Hollywood – Hate. Twitter. Love. How?

From an online raging twitter battle to the red carpets of Hollywood, check out this week’s Mideast Beast Podcast with David Abitbol, a Jewish blogger whose tweets went from fighting with Megan Phelps-Roper, the granddaughter of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, to real life friendship and now the big screen. How did Abitbol change her mind 140 characters at a time? And does he have the simple social media answer to Mideast Peace? (Probably not, but now you have to...

Trump and the Nazis

Trump and the Nazis

The Mideast Beast podcasts are now available on iTunes for free! Subscribe now! Be sure to subscribe for free here On this episode of the The Mideast Beast Podcast,  hosts Molly Livingstone and Alex Giles take on the Nazis. It’s not a question of win or lose, but rather the battle of ‘fake news’. Together, the two discuss the role of ‘fake news’ when it comes to Trump, the Middle East, and new Neo-Nazis, that seem to be everywhere. So are...

Are All Journalists Just Fake News Homosexuals?

Are All Journalists Just Fake News Homosexuals?

The Mideast Beast podcasts are now available on iTunes for free! Subscribe now! Be sure to subscribe for free here On this episode of the The Mideast Beast Podcast: We provide the satirical news, but are the real journalists giving you fake news? Host Molly Livingstone gets to the bottom of this burning question with the Times of Israel Knesset Correspondent Raoul Wootliff. Find out why he was called a “fake journalist homo” while covering a recent right-wing rally. Is it...

What Does Trump Hate Now? Who Said It? By God There’s A New Commandment?

What Does Trump Hate Now? Who Said It? By God There’s A New Commandment?

The Mideast Beast podcasts are now available on iTunes for free! Subscribe now! Be sure to subscribe for free here On this episode of the The Mideast Beast Podcast: Hosts Molly Livingstone and Alex Giles aren’t just playing mind games with satirical news stories, but actual fun guessing games, too. Join the fun, and even learn some random trivia, in this week’s podcast. Listen in and find out if Alex wins his pride back, if Trump hates generals or just generally...

The Burkini’s Back, Bitches!

The Burkini’s Back, Bitches!

The Mideast Beast podcasts are now available on iTunes for free! Subscribe now! Be sure to subscribe for free here On this episode of the The Mideast Beast Podcast: What’s actually offensive these days? Burkinis, speedos, terrorism, or Trump’s White House roulette? From sexy to sweary, and of course a little bit of gay in Jerusalem (that’s inclusion for you), hosts Molly Livingstone and Alex Giles are beasting it up when it comes to the Middle East in all her glory....

Gloves that Don’t Fit and Metal Detectors that Don’t Quit

Gloves that Don’t Fit and Metal Detectors that Don’t Quit

The Mideast Beast podcasts are now available on iTunes for free! Subscribe now! Be sure to subscribe for free here On this episode, No. 8: Is there a link between OJ Simpson and the Middle East peace process? Leave it to hosts Molly Livingstone and Alex Giles to make that leap as they discuss renewed tensions, terror, and moral high ground. Spoiler alert: Molly has a hardcore rant (that’s also weirdly inappropriate).   You can also listen to it here...

Who You Be Calling A Holy Site?

Who You Be Calling A Holy Site?

The Mideast Beast podcasts are now available on iTunes for free! Subscribe now! Be sure to subscribe for free here On this episode of the The Mideast Beast Podcast, Molly and Alex explore the controversy of UNESCO’s seemingly innocent task of choosing holy sites. What the f*ck does it matter and who is so damn angry? More importantly, what the hell is UNESCO? It’s time to get educated. You can also listen to it here...

Let’s Pop Saudi’s Ass Pimple

Let’s Pop Saudi’s Ass Pimple

The Mideast Beast podcasts are now available on iTunes for free! Subscribe now! Be sure to subscribe for free here This week on The Mideast Beast Podcast you’ll get all the info on Qatar, why they imported 4000 cows (no, it’s not beastility), and why they’re getting the boot from other major players in the Middle East. If you don’t have iTunes, check out our Podcast section on the website.  ...

Rudy Rochman’s Truth or Dare, and Trump’s Ramadan Diet (Add the Ketchup)

Rudy Rochman’s Truth or Dare, and Trump’s Ramadan Diet (Add the Ketchup)

Now available on iTunes for free! Subscribe now! Be sure to subscribe for free here Rudy Rochman, Founder and President of the Columbia University chapter of Students Supporting Israel, shares the BS about BDS, while Molly and Alex explore President Trump’s BDSM ketchup fetish that led him to cancel the annual Ramadan White House Feast. If you don’t have iTunes, check out our Podcast section on the website....

The Color of Pink: Feminists and Lady Soldiers

The Color of Pink: Feminists and Lady Soldiers

Alex and Molly are back in this new TMB podcast. Is Linda Sarsour a real feminist and are you really OK with women in the army? Let us tell you what to think on this episode of The Mideast Beast Podcast. Click here to listen...

Griffin’s ISIS and the Gays’ Israel

Griffin’s ISIS and the Gays’ Israel

TMB Co-hosts Alex Giles and Molly Livingstone discuss comedian Kathy Griffin’s ISIS beheading shot of President Trump and other Trumptire (Trump satire) that is only too real. And what makes Tel Aviv one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world? Find out in this exclusive interview with Israeli Gay Rights Activist Sarah Weil. Click here. If you missed last week’s pilot episode about “Trump’s Middle Eastern Vacation,” including the details of his trip to the Holocaust Museum click here....

Inspired by Trump, Saudi Arabia Enacts (Poor) Muslim Ban

Inspired by Trump, Saudi Arabia Enacts (Poor) Muslim Ban

Saudi Leaders, looking to repair the relationship that many saw as being damaged under Barack Obama, and also saying they felt obliged to follow in the footsteps of its American allies, enacted its own (poor) Muslim ban this week and said that it would not be able to absorb refugees fleeing war torn Iraq and Syria. “We’d really like to help out our (poor) Muslim brothers, who speak our language, know our culture and are coming from right next door,”...