Love is in the air as we celebrate Tu B’Av, the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Av and the so-called Jewish Valentine’s Day. Many of our podcasts have reflected on love, relationships, and intimacy over the years. Here are a few special entries.
Take One, Ketubot 22: The Talmud tells the uproarious story of a woman who lied to her suitors until Mr. Right came along. Tablet podcast producer Quinn Waller joins Take One host Liel Leibobitz to share her experiences in New York’s pitiless dating scene, and finds surprising modern-day relevance in the Talmud’s approach to what to do on a bad first date:
Unorthodox Ep. 173: On this 2019 episode, recorded live in New York City, we’re joined by married comedians Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini. Salomon, who is Jewish, and El-Husseini, who is Palestinian, tell us about how they met, what their families think, and the comedy they’ve found in the tensions of their union:
Unorthodox Ep. 165: This 2019 episode, recorded live in Pittsburgh, features Jewish matchmaker Tova Weinberg. Weinberg, who estimates she’s made 350 matches over 40 years, shares her thoughts on what it is that men and women really want and helps out a listener with some first date tips:
Unorthodox Ep. 28: This 2016 Valentine’s Day episode features Odd Mom Out creator Jill Kargman and dating coach Nancy Slotnick, who help us with a little listener matchmaking:
Find out more about all of Tablet’s podcasts at tabletmag.com/podcasts.