#30 - An Israeli-Palestinian Ice Cream Sandwich | Curio

#30 - An Israeli-Palestinian Ice Cream Sandwich

37 mins | Aug 16, 2021

Today's episode from 17th August 2021. On this morning's show: We dive into a tub of Ben and Jerry's to find a flavour unsavoury to both Israelis and Palestinians. We try to fish through what the argument about the ice-cream brand is about and what it might mean for you and future consumer brands. Then later, we hear from a writing professor whose students became more successful than she did. What can we learn from how she struggled to manage her protege's accomplishments? In July, Ben & Jerry’s stated it would no longer sell its ice cream in Jewish settlements built on occupied Palestinian land. The Israeli government’s response could damage the company, and it also shows how far Israel is willing to insert itself into US politics, even down to the local level, to protect its own interests. How do you deal with the demotion from useful to usurped? Susan Shapiro, a writing professor, reflects on the vicarious highs and the devastating lows of her students finding more success than her own. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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