Tablet Studios and SoulShop present: Adventures with Dead Jews
Coming soon: Adventures with Dead Jews with Dara Horn
This companion podcast to Dara Horn’s new book People Love Dead Jews takes listeners beyond the book to some of the strangest corners of Jewish history, exploring how the popular mania for dead Jews warps our understanding of both past and present.
In this series, you’ll meet flamboyantly gay Civil War Jewish spies, Japanese “Jewish specialists” trying to build their own Jewish state, genius Victorian identical twins and genius Lubavitcher identical twins, American and Soviet Jewish moviemakers hoping to become Hebrew prophets, adorable imaginary Jewish children, and a very righteous Tyrannosaurus Rex.
With these strange, dark, hilarious, and fascinating stories, Dara Horn guides listeners through the outsized role that dead Jews play in other people’s imaginations— and sometimes still play in ours. Join us on our Adventures with Dead Jews!
- Adventures with Dead JewsAgreeable Jews: Ep. 7Amid rising antisemitism, we look back at a 1947 blockbuster that schooled a generation of Americans in how not to be antisemites—and discover a fatal flaw in anti-bias education that dates back to Napoleon. Can we do better? October 15, 2021
- Adventures with Dead JewsUnsinkable Jews: Ep. 6Confederate Jews aren’t a good look these days, if they ever were. But they’re harder to get rid of than you might expect—whether in the 19th century or the 21st.October 8, 2021
- Adventures with Dead JewsTime-Traveling Jews: Ep. 5The bizarre story of how multiple genius identical twins discovered a massive 900-year-old document dump in a closet in a Cairo synagogue … and what that time capsule reveals about how we remember the pastOctober 1, 2021
- Adventures with Dead JewsDisposable Jews: Ep. 4A Soviet Yiddish actor gets a boost from Stalin to travel the world and save the Jews—but a career in show business in the Soviet Union doesn’t end in a house in MalibuSeptember 24, 2021
- Adventures with Dead JewsShooting Jews: Ep. 3What do an iconic Holocaust movie and an iconic dinosaur movie have in common? A lot more than you might think.September 17, 2021
- Adventures with Dead JewsFrozen Jews: Ep. 2What happens when a country hears about an antisemitic conspiracy theory and takes it literally?September 10, 2021
- Adventures with Dead JewsWhy Do People Love Dead Jews?Anne Frank, public radio, and other exercises in public empathy September 2, 2021
- Adventures with Dead JewsTablet Studios and SoulShop present: Adventures with Dead JewsComing soon: Adventures with Dead Jews with Dara HornAugust 20, 2021