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The Superstition Episode

Ep. 160: From warding off the evil eye to rules about whistling, why superstitions remain such an ingrained part of Jewish life

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Backstage Pass

Ep.159: Director Frederick Wiseman and former Rock & Roll Hall of Fame president Terry Stewart, plus comedian Travon Free on his recently resurfaced tweets

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Thanks in Advance

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

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Mish-Mosh Mashup

Ep. 157: Author Gary Shteyngart and Risk! podcast host Kevin Allison, plus some Cleveland mazels

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On Squirrel Hill

Ep. 156: In the wake of tragedy in Pittsburgh, a testament to the city’s Jewish community, recorded on the ground

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Free Your Palate

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

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Neighborhood Watch

Ep. 154: ‘93Queen,’ a documentary about Ezras Nashim, founded and staffed by Hasidic women as the first all-female-volunteer ambulance service in New York

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Einstein on the Mound

Ep. 153: ‘Our Friend From Israel’ podcast host Benyamin Cohen and ‘Wall Street Journal’ sports columnist Jason Gay

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Texting With Barney Miller

Ep. 152: ‘Barney Miller’ star Hal Linden and Nickelodeon alum Ryan Ochoa, co-star in the intergenerational new film ‘The Samuel Project’

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Farm to Sukkah

Ep. 151: Celebrating the Jewish harvest festival with a visit to etrog farmers in California and etrog sellers on the Upper West Side, plus Jews who fled Europe to become chicken ranchers

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The Apology Episode: 5779 Edition

Episode 150: A viral video villain repents; a recovered addict’s long road to brotherly redemption; and a look at the year’s best and worst public apologies in time for Yom Kippur

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Unorthodox Turns 3!

Ep. 149: Celebrating our podcast milestone with some of our most memorable segments, plus a farm visit with one of our favorite guests

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Operation Unorthodox

Ep. 148: ‘Operation Finale’ actor Nick Kroll and director Chris Weitz on bringing the Eichmann capture to the big screen

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Call Us by Your Name

Ep. 146: Novelist André Aciman on life after his much-discussed film adaptation, and journalist Kevin Begos on why we should be drinking ancient Israeli wine

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If I Were a Fiddler

Ep. 145: To celebrate a new all-Yiddish production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ we take a look at the play’s enduring cultural significance, and talk to the actors about learning Yiddish for their roles

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The JAP Show–Live

Ep. 144: Discussing and debating the Jewish American Princess stereotype with Odd Mom Out’s Jill Kargman, Broadway legend Tovah Feldshuh, and Jewish Women’s Archive director Judith Rosenbaum at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

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The One With the Mitzvah Tank

Ep. 143: We hit the streets of New York City with Chabad and ask strangers: ‘Excuse me, are you Jewish?’

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Jews Across America

Ep. 142: In honor of July 4th, we’re celebrating the diversity of American Jewish life with stories from Oklahoma, Maine, Colorado, and beyond

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Losing It

Ep. 141: JCC Krakow director Jonathan Ornstein on rebuilding Jewish life in Poland; Modern Loss founders Gabrielle Birkner and Rebecca Soffer on what not to send to someone in mourning

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Roots and Boots

Ep. 140: Jewish food historian Michael Twitty, ‘Soccer Style’ author Simon Doonan, and Molly Yeh on her new Food Network show, ‘Girl Meets Farm’

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Mixtape Part IV: War, Peace, and Bumper Stickers

In our season finale, we explore two songs that—perhaps more than any others—capture the complex and intermingled nature of Israeli society: a military band’s hit that, in its afterlife, became an anthem for peace, and a rap tune penned by the country’s leading novelist

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Kung Fu Naches

Ep. 139: Bruce Lee biographer Matthew Polly on the martial-arts legend’s Jewish ancestry, Orthodox Rabbi Mike Moskowitz on becoming a scholar in residence at the world’s largest LGBTQ synagogue, and more

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Mixtape Part III: Eastward Bound

In a music scene dominated by Ashkenazi culture, Mizrahi singers had to patiently pave their way to the Israeli mainstream one song at a time. In Part III of our miniseries, we meet two Yemenite trailblazers, who took very different approaches to their heritage.

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People of the Book

Episode 138: Ruby Namdar on his newly translated novel, The Ruined House, and writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner on what Philip Roth taught her about being an American Jew

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Mixtape Part II: Iron and Gold

We continue our musical journey through the intricacies of Israeli society. And this time we explore a song that, ever since the dramatic month that forever changed Israeli history, has become the soundtrack of the country: ‘Jerusalem of Gold.’

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Telling Truths

Ep. 137: Yossi Klein Halevi’s ‘Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor,’ New York Times political reporter Astead Herndon

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Whither Thou Goest

Ruth the Moabite said she’d follow her mother-in-law, Naomi, anywhere, making her an enduring symbol of loyalty, faith, and determination. Just in time for Shavuot, when the Book of Ruth is read, we present three modern-day Ruth stories.

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The Conversion Episode

Ep. 136: In honor of Shavuot, stories from people around the globe who have chosen to be Jewish

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Motherhood, Burgers, and Bacon

Episode 135: Peninah Lamm Kaplansky on infertility and miscarriage in the Jewish community, Sister Julia Walsh on giving up motherhood for the church, and the granddaughter-grandmother duo behind the new documentary ‘Wendy’s Shabbat’

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Checks and Balances

Ep. 134: Sen. Joe Lieberman on life after politics, and Skyler Inman on podcasting the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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