Unorthodox is a smart, fresh, fun weekly take on Jewish news and culture hosted by Mark Oppenheimer, Stephanie Butnick, and Liel Leibovitz. You can listen to individual episodes here or subscribe on iTunes.
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Sleepless in Seattle

Ep. 169: Advice columnist Dan Savage and Rabbi Will Berkovitz of Jewish Family Service Seattle

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Join the Unorthodox Podcast Team!

We’re looking for a part-time associate producer

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Unorthodox Loves L.A.

Ep. 168: Actor and director Lauren Miller Rogen, Persian-Jewish social entrepreneur Rachel Sumekh, and ‘Blackish’ producer Jonathan Groff

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After the Storm

Ep. 167: Former white nationalist Derek Black and journalist Eli Saslow, who documents Black’s journey out of the movement in his new book, ‘Rising Out of Hatred.’

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Unorthodox Live in D.C.

Ep: 166: Food historian Michael Twitty and California’s newly elected Congresswoman Katie Porter

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Match Game

Ep. 165: Director Scott Ellis on working on ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ and Pittsburgh matchmaker Tova Weinberg on what men and women really want

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Walking the Walk

Ep. 164: Jesse Eisenberg and the team behind the new documentary ‘The World Before Your Feet,’ plus ‘New York Times’ ISIS reporter Rukmini Callimachi, host of the Caliphate podcast

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Out of Bounds

Ep. 163: Leah Forster, the formerly Hasidic comedian in hot water with religious authorities, and Presbyterian minister Jeff Hutchinson

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A Very Jewish Christmas

Ep. 162: Def Jam alum Bill Adler on his annual Christmas playlist, and ‘Die Hard’ screenwriter Steven de Souza on why the Bruce Willis classic is the ultimate Christmas movie

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Lords and A-Listers

Ep. 161: Former British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and ‘New York Times’ writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner

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The Superstition Episode

Ep. 160: From warding off the evil eye to rules about whistling, why superstitions remain such an ingrained part of Jewish life

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Backstage Pass

Ep.159: Director Frederick Wiseman and former Rock & Roll Hall of Fame president Terry Stewart, plus comedian Travon Free on his recently resurfaced tweets

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Thanks in Advance

Episode 158: Iranian political refugee Shay Khatiri on raising $1.2 million for Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, and A.J. Jacobs on his new book about gratitude

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Mish-Mosh Mashup

Ep. 157: Author Gary Shteyngart and Risk! podcast host Kevin Allison, plus some Cleveland mazels

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On Squirrel Hill

Ep. 156: In the wake of tragedy in Pittsburgh, a testament to the city’s Jewish community, recorded on the ground

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Ask Unorthodox: Shul Uniforms

A foreigner asks what to wear to synagogue stateside

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Free Your Palate

Ep. 155: Chef David Zilber on fermenting food at Copenhagen’s Michelin-starred restaurant Noma, and journalist Alix Wall on helping get a Jewish inmate potentially pardoned

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Unorthodox Rocks Cleveland

Get your tickets for Unorthodox Live, coming to Cleveland Nov. 5th

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Ask Unorthodox: Vegan Torah?

Pondering an alternative to animal-derived parchment for a Torah scroll

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Neighborhood Watch

Ep. 154: ‘93Queen,’ a documentary about Ezras Nashim, founded and staffed by Hasidic women as the first all-female-volunteer ambulance service in New York

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Live From New York, It’s Unorthodox

Coming Oct. 24th to the Marlene Meyerson JCC in Manhattan

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Birth … Right?

Should a critic of Israeli policies take this free trip to Israel?

 

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Einstein on the Mound

Ep. 153: ‘Our Friend From Israel’ podcast host Benyamin Cohen and ‘Wall Street Journal’ sports columnist Jason Gay

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Ask Unorthodox: The Goychik Dilemma

How do I tell my parents my boyfriend’s not Jewish?

 

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Texting With Barney Miller

Ep. 152: ‘Barney Miller’ star Hal Linden and Nickelodeon alum Ryan Ochoa, co-star in the intergenerational new film ‘The Samuel Project’

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Ask Unorthodox: If You Get a Possibly Anti-Semitic Email From HR, Do You Report It to HR?

Ripping a Hole in the HR Dept Space-Time Continuum

 

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Farm to Sukkah

Ep. 151: Celebrating the Jewish harvest festival with a visit to etrog farmers in California and etrog sellers on the Upper West Side, plus Jews who fled Europe to become chicken ranchers

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Ask Unorthodox: What Will the Next Generation of Judaism Look Like?

An Unorthodox listener wonders what the future holds for Jewish millennials

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The Apology Episode: 5779 Edition

Episode 150: A viral video villain repents; a recovered addict’s long road to brotherly redemption; and a look at the year’s best and worst public apologies in time for Yom Kippur

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Ask Unorthodox: I Got Bageled!

“To bagel” someone, to spot him or her as a fellow Jew, is the most useful Jewish verb you never knew

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