This week on a special Valentine’s Day episode, Unorthodox plays Yenta.

But first, our Jewish guest is Jill Kargman—creator, writer, producer, and star of the Bravo comedy Odd Mom Out, a thinly veiled satire of life and motherhood on the Upper East Side. It’s a world the lifelong New Yorker is no stranger to (see: her novels The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund and Momzilla) and isn’t afraid to lampoon.

A few weeks ago we put out a call for listeners who wanted to be set up by Unorthodox, and we were overwhelmed by the number and quality of the submissions we received. So, we enlisted the help of an expert: professional dating coach Nancy Slotnick. She tells us what her job entails in an era of online dating apps and why she always tells her clients to “turn their cablight on.” She preps us for our first Unorthodox matchmaking session, in which we meet Shira Ginsburg, a cantor and singer based in New York City who’s looking for her beshert.

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Opening music number is by Bensound.