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How a draft-dodging food enthusiast inspired a Muppet

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Tablet Podcasts
July 22, 2022
Photoillustration: Tablet Magazine
Photoillustration: Tablet Magazine
Photoillustration: Tablet Magazine
Photoillustration: Tablet Magazine

In what might be the most improbable feat of Jewish geography to date, we go to the Unorthodox best-of vault to bring you the story of how Arnold Gorlick, the grandson of a Brooklyn appetizing store owner, pal and neighbor of our own Mark Oppenheimer, met a guy who knew a guy named Jim Henson and inspired a certain blue Muppet with an insatiable appetite for cookies.

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Unorthodox
The Artful Dodger
A little story about a big character
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Does this yarn feature stories of draft dodging? An efficiency apartment on the grounds of a Mad Men-era advertising executive’s country estate? All of that, yes, and cookies too. Grab one of your own, and settle in.

Tablet is the premier producer of smart and entertaining Jewish podcasts. Our shows include Unorthodox, Take One, Hebrew School, Anxiously, and the limited-run series Adventures with Dead Jews, Radioactive: The Father Coughlin Story, and 49 Days to Stretch My Soul.