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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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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In Florida We Trust

Episode 78: Miami Jewish Film Festival director Igor Shteyrenberg and Rocco’s Tacos restaurateur Rocco Mangel, recorded live in West Palm Beach

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X’s and O’s

Episode 77: Ayelet Waldman on LSD microdosing, ‘Why Oh Why’ host Andrea Silenzi, and historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich on Morman plural marriage

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‘Unorthodox’ Is Coming to the Sunshine State on February 10

Your favorite Jewish podcast is recording at Temple Israel in West Palm Beach! The event is free and open to the public.

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Live From New York!

Episode 76: Podcaster Jonathan Goldstein, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, and Late Night with Stephen Colbert writer Jen Spyra

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The Truth Is Out There

Episode 75: David Duchovny and John Cleese

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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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