Gatecrashers

Introducing Gatecrashers

A podcast about the hidden history of Jews and the Ivy League, from Unorthodox co-host Mark Oppenheimer

September 6, 2022

What topic is more controversial, sensational, and endlessly captivating than college admissions? It’s a billion-dollar industry. It sends celebrities to jail. The Supreme Court is weighing in on who gets in and why. We might think we have read all there is to read on the issue, and heard all there is to hear. But if you want to understand everything that’s going on with college admissions today—not just the battles over diversity, but the very existence of college applications, the essays and interviews and standardized tests—you have to look at the first group that tried to diversify elite schools. You have to look at the Jews.

Gatecrashers, an eight-part podcast series launching Sept. 13, 2022, tells the story of how Jews fought for acceptance at elite schools, and how the Jewish experience in the Ivy League shaped American higher education, and shaped America at large.

Gatecrashers
Introducing Gatecrashers
A podcast about the hidden history of Jews and the Ivy League, from Unorthodox co-host Mark Oppenheimer
September 06, 2022
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