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Burning Up

Ep. 273: ‘Slow Burn’ host Noreen Malone, fired Linfield University professor Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, and Tablet contributor Dana Kessler

May 6, 2021
Tablet Magazine

This week on Unorthodox: Gal Gadot’s pandemic injury.

First we speak to Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, the Linfield University professor who was fired after publicizing accusations of sexual misconduct and antisemitism regarding the board of trustees and the college president.

Then we welcome back one of our favorite gentiles of the week, Noreen Malone, who is hosting the fifth season of Slate’s Slow Burn podcast, where she breaks down the lead-up to the second Iraq War. Her question for the hosts is whether it’s rude to order blatantly nonkosher items when dining out with people who keep kosher.

And finally, we call up Tel Aviv-based Tablet contributor Dana Kessler, who tells us about her most recent article for the magazine, about a new digital compilation of Turkish and Israeli music.

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