Investigating Histories

Investigating Histories

Investigating Histories Because the destruction of the ancient Temples can seem a bit, well, distant, the Ninth of Av has become in recent years a kind of catchall day for Jewish mourning: a commemoration of all the historic suffering we’ve faced as a people.Today...
Headspace

Headspace

Headspace This week on Unorthodox, we explore the role Jews played in the American psychedelic movement of the 1950s and ’60s, and learn why some rabbis and spiritual leaders today are advocating for using psychedelics to unlock Jewish spiritual experiences.First, we...
The Big Pictures

The Big Pictures

The Big Pictures Our first guest is return Gentile of the Week John McWhorter, linguist and host of the Lexicon Valley podcast. John was a guest on the show back in 2016, and then we did an Unorthodox/Lexicon Valley crossover episode the following year. He returned to...
Tour Guides

Tour Guides

Tour Guides This week on Unorthodox, we puzzle over swastika jewelry and celebrities saying anti-Semitic things. We also hear from Zach Banner, the Pittsburgh Steelers player who spoke out against anti-Semitism. Read his full interview with Tablet’s Yair...
Backhanded Compliments

Backhanded Compliments

Backhanded Compliments Our first guest is Noah Rubin, a former Wimbledon junior singles champion who went pro at age 19. He tells us about his tennis-themed bar mitzvah, the reality of life on the professional circuit, and his project Behind the Racquet: a website...
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