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Get to know ‘Unorthodox,’ the #1 Jewish Podcast

Hosted by Stephanie Butnick, Liel Leibovitz, and Joshua Malina

Tablet Studios
June 15, 2023

Unorthodox is the universe’s leading Jewish podcast, hosted by Stephanie Butnick, Liel Leibovitz, and Joshua Malina. Each week we bring you News of the Jews, interesting guests—one Jewish and one gentile—and so much more.

Guests on Unorthodox include actors Nick Kroll, Kathryn Hahn, David Duchovny, and Clive Owen; food personalities Molly Yeh, Jake Cohen, and Adeena Sussman; spiritual leaders Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Father James Martin, Swami Tyaganada; designers Jonathan Adler, Isaac Mizrahi, and Rebecca Minkoff; comedians Judy Gold, Alex Edelman, and Zarna Garg; writers Michael Lewis, Gabrielle Zevin, Nick Hornby; elected officials including Joe Lieberman, Jared Polis, and Katie Porter, and many others.



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JOSHUA MALINA: Joshua made his professional acting debut in the Broadway production of A Few Good Men, written by Aaron Sorkin. Joshua went on to star as Jeremy Goodwin in Sorkin’s critically-acclaimed television series “Sports Night.” He worked with Sorkin once again on “The West Wing,” joining the cast in the fourth season, as Will Bailey. Joshua starred as U.S. Attorney General David Rosen in ABC’s hit show “Scandal,” and President Siebert in “The Big Bang Theory.” Joshua and Hrishikesh Hirway co-created and co-hosted PRX’s hit podcast, The West Wing Weekly. Joshua currently leads the Broadway cast of Tom Stoppard’s Tony Award-nominated play, Leopoldstadt, playing at the Longacre Theatre in New York through July 2.

STEPHANIE BUTNICK: Stephanie is the head of strategy for Tablet Magazine and co-founder of Tablet Studios, the premier destination for smart and entertaining Jewish audio content. Stephanie has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, and is the author, together with founding Unorthodox hosts Liel Leibovitz and Mark Oppenheimer, of The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabar’s and Everything in Between. Known for her insightful interviews, Stephanie moderates events for The Jewish Book Council, The Museum of Jewish Heritage, and The Jewish Museum, among others.

LIEL LEIBOVITZ: is editor at large of Tablet Magazine and co-founder and editorial director of Tablet Studios. In addition to Unorthodox, Liel is also the host of Take One, a daily podcast about the Talmud, and the author of the forthcoming book How the Talmud Can Change Your Life. A contributor to a host of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, Commentary and First Things, he’s the author of several books, including critically acclaimed biographies of Leonard Cohen and Stan Lee, and, most recently, the editor of Zionism: The Tablet Guide.

The Unorthodox team travels regularly for live podcast recordings and various other speaking events; you can find our full schedule here. To book an event in your community, email Tablet Studios’ general manager, Tanya Singer, at [email protected].

Tablet Studios is the premier destination for smart and entertaining Jewish audio content. Our podcasts include Unorthodox, What Really Matters, Take One, and the limited-run series Gatecrashers, Adventures with Dead Jews, Radioactive: The Father Coughlin Story, and The Franchise.