Episode 185: Celebrating Father’s Day with ‘Ghostbuster’s Daughter’ author Violet Ramis Stiel and City Dads Group co-founder Matt Schneider
Parshat Naso: What to do when God gives jealous husbands too much power
Ep. 184: In honor of Shavuot, stories of Jewish conversion from Chicago to Alabama and beyond
Ep. 183: Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof’s Jackie Hoffman and Motl Didner, and Australian punk rocker-turned-novelist Bram Presser
Parshat Bechukotai: Can punishment be holy?
Ep. 182: Children’s book author Judith Viorst on nearing 90 and Louisville-based chef Edward Lee on eating his way across America
Ep. 181: Comedian Pete Holmes and journalist Matti Friedman
Parshat Emor: What does charity mean?
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
Ep. 179: Designer Rebecca Minkoff, podcaster Gretchen Rubin, and novelist Moriel Rothman-Zecher, plus Jewish Iditarod finisher Blair Braverman
Parshat Achrei Mot: How can the Torah help us grapple with guilt and forgiveness?
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?