Any Stupid Questions about... Israel & Palestine?

Ever feel like you missed something important when it comes to the news? A fact, a detail, or an event that it feels like everyone else knows about, and now you'd look like a moron if you asked someone to explain? Well, here's a podcast that will ask those questions so you don't have to.


This week - and, dear Lord, we hope we've got this one right - Danielle Ward is joined by comedy writer and Guardian columnist Jack Bernhardt (The Lentil SortersThe Amazing World of Gumball) and writer/producer Clarissa Maycock (Ray Moss: No Stone UnturnedGlitzy Ghost Hunter) to talk to Hugh Lovatt, Policy Fellow at the pan-European thinktank The European Council on Foreign Relations about - and, basically, we apologise in advance - Israel & Palestine.


(Everyone except Hugh sounds a bit more nervous than usual.)


Questions asked and answered include:


  • How did this start?
  • Are there any comparable situations in the world?
  • If a baby is born in the West Bank, what nationality are they?
  • How helpful was Tony Blair to the whole thing?
  • What's the state of left-wing politics in Israel?


....so if you've sort of been guessing the answers based on a gut feeling, why not listen and find out for sure? And then subscribe to stay equally informed about other issues, as we get around to them.


All our guests are on Twitter, so go and say hello - @jackbern23, @ClarissaDM and @h_lovatt, and Danielle is @captainward. The show itself now has a Twitter account: @AnyStupidQs. Follow it for information about upcoming episodes, recordings, and extra bits of the show that had to be cut for any reason, and to shout at us for any bits in this week's show that we got wrong.


Produced by Ed Morrish (@edmorrish)


Music from www.akmmusic.co.uk

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