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This week on Unorthodox, Rosie Gray describes covering the wild 2016 presidential campaigns, and screenwriter Adam Linn explains what not to say to a blind person

August 4, 2016

This week on Unorthodox, Amar’e Stoudemire ditches the NBA for the Holy Land.

Our Jewish guest is BuzzFeed reporter Rosie Gray, who has spent the past six months following the Republican presidential candidates on the campaign trail, producing behind-the-scenes dispatches from everything from white supremacist rallies to contentious Republican meetings and reporting on Donald Trump’s nomination at the RNC in Cleveland. She tells us the strangest recent moment on the campaign trail (the guest list at a Gays for Trump party at the RNC), and how she got into political reporting in the first place.

Our Gentile of the Week is actor, director, and screenwriter Adam Linn, author of the 2012 novel American Sexy. He very thoughtfully brings candy (why do only our gentile guests bring gifts?) and explains how becoming a dad made him embrace an unlikely sartorial ally: cargo shorts. He also tells us how he came to direct movies despite losing his eyesight at a young age, and the most annoying thing to hear as a blind pers0n.

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Unorthodox is a smart, fresh, fun weekly take on Jewish news and culture hosted by Mark Oppenheimer, Stephanie Butnick, and Liel Leibovitz. You can listen to individual episodes here or subscribe on iTunes.

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