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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Inaugural Distress

This week on Unorthodox, political reporter Rosie Gray and veteran inauguration announcer Charlie Brotman

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At Long Last, ‘Unorthodox’ Live in New York City!

We’ll be doing a show at JCC Manhattan on January 25 with three very special guests

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Here’s Looking at You, Kinder

This week on Unorthodox, Lynn Harris on comedy empowering women and author Robert Wright on Buddhism

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Let My People Go

This week on Unorthodox, biblical scholar Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg offers a new look at Moses, and linguist and Columbia professor John McWhorter breaks down ‘safe spaces’

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Have Yourself an Unorthodox Little Christmas

This week on Unorthodox, how Chinese food and movies became a Jewish Yuletide classic, the Jews behind your favorite Christmas songs, and why Soviet Jews have ‘Christmas’ trees

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Ferris Bueller and the Chamber of Secrets

This week on Unorthodox, Jason Diamond’s memoir about John Hughes, and the divinity school graduates analyzing Harry Potter as though it were a sacred text

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A Cut Above

This week on Unorthodox, NPR Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington and the butcher committed to ethical kosher meat

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Into the Woods

This week on Unorthodox, a Hudson Valley rabbi brings his congregation outdoors

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Views From the 6

Live from Toronto’s Beth Tzedec Congregation, Unorthodox talks to novelist David Bezmozgis and opera singer Julie Nesrallah

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The Man Who Made $500,000 Off Trump’s Win

A mini-episode of Unorthodox with Bob Barnes, a Trump supporter who bet big on the Republican nominee

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A Little on the Nose, History

Recovering from the presidential election and talking to former Rep. Barney Frank about where we go from here

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‘Unorthodox’ Is Coming to Toronto on November 17 For a Free Show

We’ll be recording live from Beth Tzedec Congregation—RSVP to claim your seat!

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Super Tuesday

A special Election Day episode featuring ‘Washington Post’ reporter Bob Woodward, ‘National Review’ editor Eliana Johnson, Tablet columnist Jamie Kirchick, and a Democrat in Boca

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It’s Almost Over

Unorthodox breaks down the neverending 2016 election with Gen. Tom Hill, ‘Boston Globe’ columnist Jeff Jacoby, and NPR’s Jeremy Hobson

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Blame the Puppies

This week on Unorthodox, filmmaker Noam Osband plays the ukulele and ‘Wall Street Journal’ writer Sohrab Ahmari talks identity politics and art

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Jack of All Trades

This week on Unorthodox, ‘Alexa’ editor David Kaufman and Jack Daniels’ in-house historian Nelson Eddy

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‘Unorthodox’ Is Coming to Hebrew College on October 27

We’ll be doing a live show in Newton, Mass. with three special guests! (Boston, you’re invited too.)

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Guilt Trip

This week on Unorthodox, Yiddish maven Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath and ‘Bad German’ Tessa Kim

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Sorry Not Sorry

In time for Yom Kippur, a special Unorthodox episode about apologies gone right—and wrong

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The Bottle Episode

Welcoming the Jewish New Year with stories about new beginnings from our hosts

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New England Prep

Live from New Haven, we talk politics with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and WNPR host Colin McEnroe, plus AEPi’s party foul

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Schwartz Authority

This week on Unorthodox, Jewish NFL player Geoff Schwartz and etiquette expert Patricia Napier-Fitzpatrick

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‘Unorthodox’ Is Coming to New Haven on September 19

We’ll be recording an episode of our podcast live at the JCC of Greater New Haven, with special guests Colin McEnroe and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman

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Fashionably Late

This week on Unorthodox, Senior Moments author Willard Spiegelman and fashion world chameleon R.J. Hernández

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Teach Your Children Well

This week on Unorthodox, writer Thomas Chatterton Williams asks if Jews are white, and we try out Justin Sakofs’ MagneticShul

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Talking ‘Bout My Generation

This week on Unorthodox, 20-year-old twins David and Jack Cahn school us on Millennials, and Hare Krishna musician Gaura Vani teaches us a Kirtan chant

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The Parent Trap

On a special episode of Unorthodox, Marjorie Ingall and Rav Danya Ruttenberg discuss their new books on Jewish parenting

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Happy Trails

This week on Unorthodox, Rosie Gray describes covering the wild 2016 presidential campaigns, and screenwriter Adam Linn explains what not to say to a blind person

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Get Your (Scape)goat

This week on Unorthodox, rabbinic student Deena Gottlieb and Muslim writer and commentator Arsalan Iftikhar

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The Hot Seat

This week on Unorthodox: ‘Employee of the Month’ host Catie Lazarus and pastor Scott Jones, plus NFL Twitter drama

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