This week on Unorthodox, Burger King in Israel debuts the SufganiKing—a hamburger inside a jelly doughnut.

Our Jewish guest is Jason Diamond, author of the new memoir, Searching for John Hughes: Or Everything I Thought I Needed to Know About Life I Learned From Watching ‘80s Movies. He tells us about growing up in the suburbs of Chicago as iconic films like Pretty in Pink and Sixteen Candles were being filmed nearby, and gives us his must-see John Hughes movies.

Our Gentile of the Week is actually a Jew and a gentile—Vanessa Zoltan and Casper ter Kuile—the hosts of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text. Each episode of the podcast features a chapter of J.K. Rowling’s wildly popular series, which they read and analyze Talmudically. They tell us why they decided to treat the books as sacred texts, and how Harry Potter is actually about the Holocaust.

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