Intractable

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Intractable is a podcast about a well-covered, but often misunderstood, topic: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Each episode takes on one subject—national identity, military culture, political extremism, historical memory, psychology, religion, and media coverage, among others—and investigates it through personal narratives and news stories. Through historical research and present-day interviews with people from myriad backgrounds, Intractable seeks to tell a complete and complicated story—one that gets closer to the truth than any one-sided narrative ever could; one that may, in its telling, evoke more questions than answers.

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7.5. A Listener Response Mini-Episode
7.5. A Listener Response Mini-Episode
An update from Skyler and a bit of much-demanded information about the future of Intractable.
07. The Kids Are Alright
07. The Kids Are Alright
In our seventh episode, we explore the cyclical nature of the conflict—from a human perspective. What can we discover about the next generation, and about the future of Israelis and Palestinians, by looking at the way young people within this conflict communicate with one another—or don’t? In Tel Aviv and Jaffa, Skyler interviews an Israeli professor with a revolutionary idea, and sits in on an event that brings young women from Israel and the West Bank together for the teeny tiny task of finding a peaceful resolution to the conflict.In Jerusalem, we talk to parents and children at Hand in Hand, a groundbreaking school that envisions generational change through mixed Jewish-Arab education—in Arabic and Hebrew.Like what you hear? Subscribe, rate, and review us! And while you're at it, follow us online:facebook.com/intractablepodcastInstagram: @intractablepodcast
06. What The People Really Want
06. What The People Really Want
In our sixth episode, we inquire after what seems like a history of failed negotiations. If, as former guest, Oxford professor Dr. Sara Yael Hirschhorn said, we need to listen to what the people living here really want in terms of peace arrangements… How can we figure that out? Skyler speaks with seasoned conflict scholar Yuval Benziman about the importance of two-track diplomacy and the complications that are inherent to a conflict that’s been going on this long. In Ramallah, Dr. Khalil Shikaki, director of the Palestinian Centre for Policy and Survey Research, walks us through the numbers, getting us close to an answer. And once we cover the (somewhat surprising) topics that make people willing to negotiate with the other side, we turn to political psychologist Dr. Gilad Hirschberger to understand the psychological foundations of intractability.Like what you hear? Subscribe, rate, and review us! And while you're at it, follow us online:facebook.com/intractablepodcastInstagram: @intractablepodcast
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Podcast Details
Started
Mar 20th, 2018
Latest Episode
Nov 15th, 2018
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
8
Avg. Episode Length
41 minutes

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