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Who You Gonna Call?

Episode 185: Celebrating Father’s Day with ‘Ghostbuster’s Daughter’ author Violet Ramis Stiel and City Dads Group co-founder Matt Schneider

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Parsha in Progress Episode 19: When Sacred Texts Demand Sexist Acts

Parshat Naso: What to do when God gives jealous husbands too much power

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The Conversion Episode, 2019

Ep. 184: In honor of Shavuot, stories of Jewish conversion from Chicago to Alabama and beyond

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The Book of Schmutz

Ep. 183: Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof’s Jackie Hoffman and Motl Didner, and Australian punk rocker-turned-novelist Bram Presser

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Parsha in Progress Episode 18: Why God Might Threaten Your Children

Parshat Bechukotai: Can punishment be holy?

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Road Tripping

Ep. 182: Children’s book author Judith Viorst on nearing 90 and Louisville-based chef Edward Lee on eating his way across America

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Spies Like Us

Ep. 181: Comedian Pete Holmes and journalist Matti Friedman

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Parsha in Progress Episode 17: Giving to the Needy

Parshat Emor: What does charity mean?

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Mom’s the Word

Ep. 180: ‘Workin’ Moms’ creator and star Catherine Reitman, Jewish Women’s Archive executive director Judith Rosenbaum, and The Not Mom founder Karen Malone Wright

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In the Bag

Ep. 179: Designer Rebecca Minkoff, podcaster Gretchen Rubin, and novelist Moriel Rothman-Zecher, plus Jewish Iditarod finisher Blair Braverman

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Parsha in Progress Episode 16: Offloading of Sins

Parshat Achrei Mot: How can the Torah help us grapple with guilt and forgiveness?

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A Very Unorthodox Passover

Ep. 178: Instant Pot brisket, cannabis Seders, vegetarian Seders, the ‘Rugrats’ Passover special, and Moroccan Mimouna celebrations

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Parsha in Progress Episode 15: Broken Tablets

Passover Torah Reading: Are second chances always second best?

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What’s in a Name?

Ep. 177: Jewish name changes and the real story about Ellis Island

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Couch Surfing

Ep. 176: Psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb and Grateful Dead fanatic Harley Cohen

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Parsha in Progress Episode 14: Banishing the Sick

Parshat Tazria: How do we understand biblical commands that seem cruel?

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The Cohen Chronicles

Episode 175: ‘The Other Josh Cohen’ co-stars David Rossmer and Steve Rosen and ‘GQ’ writer Drew Magary

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The 100 Most Jewish Foods

Ep. 174: Gail Simmons, Shalom Auslander, Jill Kargman, Gil Hovav, and more on the Jewish foods that mean the most to them

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Parsha in Progress Episode 13: The Death of Aaron’s Sons

Parshat Shemini: When fanaticism kills

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Swiping Right

Ep. 173: Dating app ghostwriter Meredith Golden and married Jewish-Palestinian comedian couple Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini

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Liberty, Equality, Fraternity

Ep. 172: French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy and writer and illustrator Christopher Noxon

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Parsha in Progress Episode 12: Animal Sacrifices

Parshat Vayikra: Does God need blood and guts?

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The Circumcision Episode

Ep. 171: From mohels to royals, covenants to controversy, an in-depth look at the Jewish practice of brit milah

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Seeing Stars

Ep. 170: Getting ready for the Academy Awards with shoe designer Stuart Weitzman, actor Kurt Fuller, and film critic Jordan Hoffman

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Parsha in Progress Episode 11: The Golden Calf

Parshat Ki Tisa: What’s so bad about idol worship?

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Sleepless in Seattle

Ep. 169: Advice columnist Dan Savage and Rabbi Will Berkovitz of Jewish Family Service Seattle

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Unorthodox Loves L.A.

Ep. 168: Actor and director Lauren Miller Rogen, Persian-Jewish social entrepreneur Rachel Sumekh, and ‘Blackish’ producer Jonathan Groff

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Parsha in Progress Episode 10: Does God Need a House?

Parshat Teruma: The beauty of a communal spiritual home makes it easier for some people to feel spiritually connected

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After the Storm

Ep. 167: Former white nationalist Derek Black and journalist Eli Saslow, who documents Black’s journey out of the movement in his new book, ‘Rising Out of Hatred.’

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Parsha in Progress Episode 9: The Ten Commandments

Parshat Yitro: Which one of the Commandments feels like it doesn’t belong?

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