Ep. 178: Instant Pot brisket, cannabis Seders, vegetarian Seders, the ‘Rugrats’ Passover special, and Moroccan Mimouna celebrations
Passover Torah Reading: Are second chances always second best?
Ep. 177: Jewish name changes and the real story about Ellis Island
Ep. 176: Psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb and Grateful Dead fanatic Harley Cohen
Parshat Tazria: How do we understand biblical commands that seem cruel?
Episode 175: ‘The Other Josh Cohen’ co-stars David Rossmer and Steve Rosen and ‘GQ’ writer Drew Magary
Ep. 174: Gail Simmons, Shalom Auslander, Jill Kargman, Gil Hovav, and more on the Jewish foods that mean the most to them
Parshat Shemini: When fanaticism kills
Ep. 173: Dating app ghostwriter Meredith Golden and married Jewish-Palestinian comedian couple Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini
Ep. 172: French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy and writer and illustrator Christopher Noxon
Parshat Vayikra: Does God need blood and guts?
Ep. 171: From mohels to royals, covenants to controversy, an in-depth look at the Jewish practice of brit milah
Ep. 170: Getting ready for the Academy Awards with shoe designer Stuart Weitzman, actor Kurt Fuller, and film critic Jordan Hoffman
Parshat Ki Tisa: What’s so bad about idol worship?
Ep. 169: Advice columnist Dan Savage and Rabbi Will Berkovitz of Jewish Family Service Seattle
Ep. 168: Actor and director Lauren Miller Rogen, Persian-Jewish social entrepreneur Rachel Sumekh, and ‘Blackish’ producer Jonathan Groff
Parshat Teruma: The beauty of a communal spiritual home makes it easier for some people to feel spiritually connected
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.’
Parshat Yitro: Which one of the Commandments feels like it doesn’t belong?
Ep. 165: Director Scott Ellis on working on ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ and Pittsburgh matchmaker Tova Weinberg on what men and women really want
Ep. 164: Jesse Eisenberg and the team behind the new documentary ‘The World Before Your Feet,’ plus ‘New York Times’ ISIS reporter Rukmini Callimachi, host of the Caliphate podcast
Ep. 163: Leah Forster, the formerly Hasidic comedian in hot water with religious authorities, and Presbyterian minister Jeff Hutchinson
Ep. 162: Def Jam alum Bill Adler on his annual Christmas playlist, and ‘Die Hard’ screenwriter Steven de Souza on why the Bruce Willis classic is the ultimate Christmas movie
Ep. 161: Former British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and ‘New York Times’ writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner
Ep. 160: From warding off the evil eye to rules about whistling, why superstitions remain such an ingrained part of Jewish life
Ep.159: Director Frederick Wiseman and former Rock & Roll Hall of Fame president Terry Stewart, plus comedian Travon Free on his recently resurfaced tweets
Episode 158: Iranian political refugee Shay Khatiri on raising $1.2 million for Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, and A.J. Jacobs on his new book about gratitude
Ep. 157: Author Gary Shteyngart and Risk! podcast host Kevin Allison, plus some Cleveland mazels
Ep. 156: In the wake of tragedy in Pittsburgh, a testament to the city’s Jewish community, recorded on the ground
Ep. 155: Chef David Zilber on fermenting food at Copenhagen’s Michelin-starred restaurant Noma, and journalist Alix Wall on helping get a Jewish inmate potentially pardoned