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The Rebel Rabbi & The Long Awaited Israeli Spring

The Rebel Rabbi & The Long Awaited Israeli Spring

On this week’s edition of The Mideast Beast Podcast, host Molly Livingstone is joined by the Rebel Rabbi Chuck Davidson, who continues his controversial battle against the Israeli Chief Rabbinate dictating Jewish law when it comes to birth, marriage, divorce, and death. This Orthodox rabbi discusses his intent to destroy the rabbinical courts’ monopoly, perform illegal marriages, and his hope...

President Trump May Join TMB Writing Team
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President Trump May Join TMB Writing Team

Estimates that Trump will have made a record 2000 false claims during his first year as POTUS have prompted the editors of The Mideast Beast to offer him a part-time position on TMB’s writing team. According to Reuters, Trump was the ultimate source of fake news this past year, and consequently should be targeting himself in his attempts to eliminate...

James Zogby Blasts Iranian Protestors for Distracting Attention from Rachael Ray’s ‘Genocide’
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James Zogby Blasts Iranian Protestors for Distracting Attention from Rachael Ray’s ‘Genocide’

Calling demonstrators taking to the street against the Iranian regime “whiny prima donnas,” Arab American Institute President James Zogby demanded protests end so attention could turn back to chef Rachael Ray’s culinary tweets. “Instead of complaining about 38 years of corrupt, theocratic rule by dictators who use murder, rape and torture to silence dissidents, these Iranian snowflakes need to let...

I Selfie You to Death!
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I Selfie You to Death!

This week on TMB’s podcast – When did beauty pageants become about checkmate, and chess tournaments become a fashion show? If a picture is worth a thousand words, the selfie of Miss Iraq and Miss Israel, would be death, fatwa die, repeat. With Miss Iraq’s family fleeing their home after the controversial picture, hosts Molly Livingstone and Alex Giles ask...

There Are Arabs in the Mall and They Are… Shopping

There Are Arabs in the Mall and They Are… Shopping

First came the Trump declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, then came war, bloodshed, and even a tsunami. At least that’s what the headlines wanted us to believe. What’s really happening in the city? On this week’s episode of The Mideast Beast Podcast, host Molly Livingstone gives her first-hand account of life after declaration. You probably won’t hear this anywhere...

Israeli and Palestinian Officials Re-enact ‘The Hangover’ Movies for Peacebuilding Initiative
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Israeli and Palestinian Officials Re-enact ‘The Hangover’ Movies for Peacebuilding Initiative

Israeli and Palestinian officials are undertaking new peacebuilding exercises modeled on The Hangover movies as part of a initiative to restart peace talks. “Camp David didn’t produce the breakthrough we wanted. So, we’ve ditched the presidential country retreat and opted for some epic action in Vegas and Bangkok instead. At least when these efforts spectacularly backfire we’ll have had a...

Jew vs. Jew, Who Woulda Thunk It?

Jew vs. Jew, Who Woulda Thunk It?

On this week’s Mideast Beast Podcast, host Molly Livingstone speaks with a secular Jew living in Jerusalem about the recent outbreak of fights between the religious and nonreligious communities. Forget “two Jews, three opinions”; this is an all-out battle, with fighting in the streets, protests, and breaking the law. Listen in to hear a completely different view of the Middle...

No # For Egypt – New TMB Podcast

No # For Egypt – New TMB Podcast

If there’s no hashtag, then did it really happen? Hosts Molly Livingstone and Alex Giles discuss the recent terrorist attack in Egypt that killed over 300 worshipers, asking what the attack means for the region and what it means if no one is tweeting about it. Does the world care more about a royal wedding, or are Alex and Molly...

ISIS to Suspend UK Attacks to Honor Prince Harry’s Engagement
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ISIS to Suspend UK Attacks to Honor Prince Harry’s Engagement

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has revealed that his organization will suspend all planned attacks on the UK to honor Prince Harry’s engagement to his new fiancée , American actress Meghan Markle. “Monarchy is so irrational, but I can’t help but buy into it. The castles, the crowns, the princesses. I just love it. When it comes to the British...

Whip It Out, Part II: That’s Not What She Said

Whip It Out, Part II: That’s Not What She Said

On this week’s Mideast Beast Podcast, hosts Molly Livingstone and Alex Giles continue the discussion of sexual assault and rape, unfortunately, as more men are accused of doing just that. And while the Middle East is normally used to war, how is the explosion of #MeToo, unwanted advances, and general deviant behavior affecting the male population? It’s not Iran’s nuclear...

TMB Writers Increasingly Frustrated by Competition from Reality
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TMB Writers Increasingly Frustrated by Competition from Reality

Reporters from The Mideast Beast have reported that they find it increasingly difficult to satirize current events given how insane everything has become. One writer explained, “How the hell are we supposed to compete with reality? I mean, it’s reaching batshit crazy level. I watch CNN and President Trump is getting into a Twitter war with Kim Jong Un, while...

Maybe We Should Just Sex It Out…

Maybe We Should Just Sex It Out…

On this week’s episode of The Mideast Beast Podcast, host Molly Livingstone speaks with matchmaker Jessica Fass of Fass Pass To Love, to find out if the Middle East countries are really a match. Perhaps the politicians have it all wrong, and it’s more about rules of dating, wooing, and even a little sexting that will give peace a chance....

ISIS Leader Alleges: “Harvey Weinstein Touched Me”
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ISIS Leader Alleges: “Harvey Weinstein Touched Me”

In an exclusive interview with The Mideast Beast, a tearful Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, has allegedly claimed that Harvey Weinstein touched him inappropriately. This comes amidst a new wave of accusations against the powerful Hollywood producer. The account provided by al-Baghdadi was harrowing: “He invited me into his office to talk about a biopic of my life....