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Episode 79: The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg predicts the Academy Award winners, and cookbook author Molly Yeh preps for Purim with sprinkle-filled hamantaschen

February 23, 2017

This week on Unorthodox, someone paid $243,000 for Hitler’s old phone.

We’ve got two Jewish guests this week! Our first guest is Scott Feinberg, the awards columnist for The Hollywood Reporter and host of the “Awards Chatter” podcast, and one of the “most informed Oscarologists,” according to The New York Times. He tells us how he makes his Oscar predictions and where he’ll be Sunday night as the winners are announced.

Our second guest knows the way to our hearts: homemade hamantaschen filled with sprinkles (recipe here!). Molly Yeh is the author of Molly on the Range, one of The New York Times’ top fall cookbook releases of 2016, and the creator of my name is yeh, named Saveur’s 2015 Blog of the Year. She tells us about fielding questions from strangers about her ethnicity (her father is Chinese and her mother is Jewish), leaving Brooklyn for a sugar-beet farm on the North Dakota-Minnesota border, and how far she has to go for a good bagel with lox these days.

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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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