This week on Unorthodox: Israeli settlers and Palestinians work together … to grow marijuana.

Our Jewish guest is Eric Weiner, former NPR Jerusalem bureau chief and author of the new book The Geography of Genius. He tells us the cities throughout history most conducive to breeding genius (see: prewar Vienna), how he really feels about Silicon Valley, and whether cats are smarter than dogs.

Our Gentile of the Week is Katherine Connor Martin, lexicographer and editor of the Oxford English Dictionary and the New Oxford American Dictionary. She tells us why Trumpmentum doesn’t hold a candle to Joementum, and asks about the difference between the words kippah, yarmulke, and skullcap.

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