The Conversion Episode, 2019

The Conversion Episode, 2019

Last May, in honor of Shavuot, the holiday that celebrates the most famous convert to Judaism, Ruth, we put together a special episode all about conversion. We were so moved by the overwhelming response, both from converts and not, that we made another one.This year,...
Mom’s the Word

Mom’s the Word

Our Jewish guest is Catherine Reitman, creator and star of the Netflix show Workin’ Moms. She tells us how spending Mother’s Day after her first child was born on a film set far from her family inspired her to create the show, which follows four mothers as they...
Spies Like Us

Spies Like Us

Our Jewish guest is journalist Matti Friedman, whose newest book, Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel, explores the little-known story of four Mizrahi Jews who went undercover as Arabs during the time of the country’s founding. He tells us how the...
Road Tripping

Road Tripping

Our Jewish guest this week is Judith Viorst, who has writtten many books for children, including the classic Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. She tells us about her latest book, Nearing Ninety: And Other Comedies of Late Life, which...
In the Bag

In the Bag

It’s a star-studded, carb-filled post-Passover episode! Our first Jewish guest is designer Rebecca Minkoff, who tells us about sewing her own bat mitzvah dress, starting a handbag and clothing company with her brother, Uri, and her early involvement with—and break...
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