Episode 76: Podcaster Jonathan Goldstein, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, and Late Night with Stephen Colbert writer Jen Spyra
Jon Stewart breaks out his inner Yentl on ‘Colbert’ while encouraging people to vote
The right deserves its share of the blame and more for the rise of Trump. But certain icons on the left lowered our cultural defenses and also helped make him possible.
Later, Zoe Saldana remembered Anton Yelchin
The bearded comedian is rubbing pig bellies and ribbing Trump, that’s what
The ‘Late Night’ host went into full ‘Fiddler’ mode in a clever sketch Tuesday night
As the greatest exemplar of a person of faith in America today, the liberal Catholic host of ‘The Late Show’ is the best thing for Jews since lox
The Daily Show host plugs his new film Rosewater on The Colbert Report
Homeland star announces plans to run for Israeli office on Colbert Report
Here’s what we imagine their on-camera conversation might look like
The problem with our politics isn’t the collapse of left or right; it’s our inability to think rigorously about the challenges we face
Plus an on-screen shout out to the Scroll
Blesses couple during Stephen Colbert’s on-air ‘shutdown wedding’ ceremony
Plus the latest development in the Prisoner X saga
By helping gay kids, synagogues and Jewish schools can make the community better for all of us
Sendak and Roth each add their own bon mot
A few more notes on the late illustrator Sendak
More palmettos than Jews!
Occupy Wall Street protesters insist their movement echoes this year’s Arab revolutions. A better analogue is the Tel Aviv tent-city protests.
Robert Pinsky’s career-spanning Selected Poems highlights his movement from meditative formalist to Whitmanesque bard
Plus Rosenblatt’s jeremiad, Peres’s nonsense, and more
The secular new year forces us to look forward, and tradition requires we make resolutions.
Jon Stewart’s ‘Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear’ was a wasted opportunity for liberals
Viva Shelley Berkley, and more
While Colbert and Stewart face off in D.C., parents, too, hover between sanity and fear
Plus, they are women, hear them chant, and more
Former Congressman Robert Wexler wants to make Mideast peace, but he doesn’t want to be ambassador to Israel
A graduation speech for the kindergarten set
After a seder circus, wondering if too much emphasis on children is ruining ritual
So they’ll write a new one