Unorthodox

Language of Leftovers

Ep. 263: Actress Jackie Tohn on her new Netflix cooking show, ‘Best Leftovers Ever!’ and linguist Sarah Bunin Benor on Jewish summer camp Hebrew

February 18, 2021

This week on Unorthodox, we’re waiting for our Israeli Pizza Hut delivery by drone.

Our first Jewish guest is actress Jackie Tohn, host of the Netflix cooking competition Best Leftovers Ever! She tells us about understanding the importance of leftovers from a young age as the grandchild of Holocaust survivors, and also about using that real-life identity to inform her character, Melrose, on the hit Netflix series GLOW.

Then we’re joined by linguist Sarah Bunin Benor, who returns to the show to tell us about the strange trend of anti-Semites adopting Yiddishisms, plus her research into the world of Jewish summer camp Hebrew.

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