Ep. 297: Joshua Malina on Mel Gibson, plus interviews with Israeli news anchor Yonit Levi and mahjong scholar Annelise Heinz
This week on Unorthodox, we’re prepping for the great cream cheese shortage of 5782.
First we call up friend of the show Joshua Malina, who wrote an impassioned essay in The Atlantic asking why, after such a public history of antisemitism, Mel Gibson is still getting work in Hollywood.
Our gentile of the week is University of Oregon professor Annelise Heinz, whose new book, Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture, delves into the Jewish community’s enthusiastic embrace of the tile game.
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