Unorthodox is a smart, fresh, fun weekly take on Jewish news and culture hosted by Mark Oppenheimer and featuring Stephanie Butnick and Liel Leibovitz. You can listen to individual episodes here or subscribe on iTunes. Unorthodox is part of the Panoply podcast network.
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We Are Family

Episode 105: Writer Annabelle Gurwitch on being her elderly mother’s drug mule; plus the creative duo behind the one-man film ‘Wrestling Jerusalem’

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You Got to Have Friends

Episode 104: Brooke Kroeger on the men behind women’s suffrage, and German-Danish historian Thorsten Wagner on teaching ethics at Auschwitz

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My Big Fat Jewish Wedding

Episode 103: Everything you ever wanted to know about Jewish weddings—and beyond!—with guests Anita Diamant, Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie, Bat Sheva Marcus, ‘Bridesmaid for Hire’ Jen Glantz, and more

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Birthright for WASPs?

Episode 102: Linguist Sarah Bunin Benor on the intricacies of Jewish language and architect Duo Dickinson on his Vermont summer sojourns

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The Dating Option

Episode 101: The team behind ‘Soon By You,’ a web series about dating while modern Orthodox, and Rod Dreher’s Benedict Option

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The Big 100

To celebrate our centennial episode, we turn the microphones around and interview the hosts

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Betting the House

Episode 99: Live in New York City with FiveThirtyEight political reporter Harry Enten and ‘How to Be a Muslim’ author Haroon Moghul

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Last Chance: Come See Unorthodox Live

There will be Jews. There will be booze. Join us, won’t you?

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Cinema Verite

Episode 98: Film critic Jordan Hoffman on the summer’s best movies and fitness trainer-turned-shaman Stacy Berman on finding balance

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The Cat’s Meow

Episode 97: Historian Jenna Weissman Joselit and cat therapist Carole Wilbourn

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July 25: Join Us For ‘Unorthodox’ Live in New York City!

We’ll be doing another show at JCC Manhattan, with special guests Haroon Moghul and Harry Enten

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Notes on Camp

Episode 96: Everything you ever wanted to know about summer camp

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Children of Kindness

Episode 95: Jamie Kirchick on the end of Europe and Muslim comedian Negin Farsad on making jokes in the Trump era

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Talking Jewish

Episode 94: Discussing the hallmarks and stereotypes of Jewish communication with linguist John McWhorter, host of the Lexicon Valley podcast

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Master and Commander

Episode 93: Actor Jonathan Frakes, better known as Commander William T. Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Toronto talk show host Fred Kuhr

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The Stephen Show

Episode 92: Actor Stephen Tobolowsky tells us what it’s really like being Jewish in Hollywood and Esquire writer Stephen Marche breaks down modern gender dynamics

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Wall This Way

Episode 91: Novelist Ruth Gilligan on writing the Jews of Ireland, and Yascha Mounk on rising populism in Europe and the U.S.

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All Shakshuk Up

Episode 90: Jack’s Wife Freda co-owner Maya Jankelowitz on bringing South African Israeli comfort food to New York City, and JTS professor Barry Holtz on Rabbi Akiva’s life and legacy

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My Super Sweet Bar Mitzvah

Episode 89: ‘Latter Day Jew’ H. Alan Scott on growing up Mormon, coming out, battling cancer, converting to Judaism at 31, and planning for his big day

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I’m a Ringo

Episode 88: Joan Nathan dishes on her latest cookbook, and Rolling Stone columnist Rob Sheffield’s new book on The Beatles

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Brand Management

Episode 87: Danya Shults on giving Jewish life a facelift with her new start-up, and Michael Knowles on his Trump-endorsed gag book

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Cannonball Moment

Episode 86: Filmmaker Ferne Pearlstein asks whether we can joke about the Holocaust, and ‘Jesuitical’ podcast host Ashley McKinless brings Easter baskets

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The Bagel Show

Episode 85: New York vs. Montreal bagels, intrepid bagel makers from Cleveland to Australia, plus Israel’s beigale scene

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The Great Depression

Episode 84: Author Daphne Merkin on her new memoir, and retired Episcopal priest and Oprah favorite Father Ed Bacon

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Glasnost Ceiling

Episode 83: Novelist Sana Krasikov and political strategist Patrick Ruffini

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Land’s End

Episode 82: Israeli filmmaker Shimon Dotan discusses his latest documentary, The Settlers 

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Recipe: Molly Yeh’s Marzipan Sprinkle Hamantaschen

You heard about them on Unorthodox. Now you can make them at home!

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All Aboard

Episode 81: Off the Rails filmmaker Adam Irving and Macy Halford, author of My Utmost: A Devotional Memoir

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British Invasion

Episode 80: Leah Green and Freddy McConnell, co-hosts of The Guardian’s ‘Token’ podcast

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And the Oscar Goes To…

Episode 79: The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg predicts the Academy Award winners, and cookbook author Molly Yeh preps for Purim with sprinkle-filled hamantaschen

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