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Rocking and Rolling

Ep. 308: Shlock Rock’s Lenny Solomon and Jane Austen scholar Devoney Looser

March 3, 2022

123 This week on Unorthodox, we’re getting jiggy with it.

Our Jewish guest is shlock star Lenny Solomon, frontman of the Jewish rock band Shlock Rock. He talks with us about what it takes to create a great parody song, the role of humor in music, and accounting. You can donate to his fundraiser for his musical Daniel in Babylon, here.

Our gentile of the week is professor and writer Devoney Looser, who teaches us about Jane Austen and roller derby, and the surprising ways in which these two subjects intersect.

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