Unorthodox

Unorthodox

Tablet is the web's top destination for Jewish news and culture, and on Unorthodox its writers say stuff their editors can't edit out. From Israel to American elections, from Drake (yes, he's Jewish) to Amy Schumer, host Mark Oppenheimer and guests—including a special Gentile of the Week—offer frank, funny takes on the news of the Jews.

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Glasnost Ceiling: Ep 83

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Novelist Sana Krasikov and political strategist Patrick Ruffini

47 Min

Mar 23, 2017

Land's End: Ep. 82

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Israeli filmmaker Shimon Dotan on his documentary "The Settlers"

53 Min

Mar 16, 2017

All Aboard: Ep. 81

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‘Off the Rails’ filmmaker Adam Irving and author Macy Halford

50 Min

Mar 9, 2017

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50 min
Mar 2, 2017
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‘Token’ podcast hosts Leah Green and Freddy McConnell

61 min
Feb 23, 2017
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Oscarologist Scott Feinberg and cookbook author Molly Yeh

54 min
Feb 16, 2017
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Miami Jewish Film Festival's Igor Shteyrenberg, Rocco’s Tacos owner Rocco Mangel

56 min
Feb 9, 2017
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Ayelet Waldman on LSD microdosing, ‘Why Oh Why’ host Andrea Silenzi, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich on Morman polygamy

61 min
Feb 2, 2017
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NYC live show with Jonathan Goldstein, Ross Douthat, and Jen Spyra

18 min
Jan 31, 2017
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A mini-episode about America

50 min
Jan 26, 2017
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David Duchovny and John Cleese

31 min
Jan 24, 2017
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Unorthodox recommends Jonathan Goldstein's Heavyweight podcast

47 min
Jan 19, 2017
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Rosie Gray and longtime inauguration announcer Charlie Brotman

55 min
Jan 12, 2017
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 Lynn Harris on comedy empowering women, Robert Wright on Buddhism

58 min
Dec 29, 2016
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A new look at Moses, linguist John McWhorter on 'safe spaces'

72 min
Dec 22, 2016
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Chinese food, movies, and Jews with trees

51 min
Dec 15, 2016
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Reading Harry Potter as a sacred text

45 min
Dec 8, 2016
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NPR's Glynn Washington (Snap Judgement) and the butcher committed to ethical kosher meat

44 min
Dec 1, 2016
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The Hudson Valley rabbi bringing his congregation outdoors

57 min
Nov 23, 2016
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Live in Toronto with writer David Bezmozgis and opera singer Julie Nesrallah

39 min
Nov 21, 2016
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Lawyer Bob Barnes talks about his $500,000 payday after betting on Trump to win the election

38 min
Nov 17, 2016
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Rep. Barney Frank on the aftermath of the 2016 election

56 min
Nov 8, 2016
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Election Day with Bob Woodward, Eliana Johnson, and Jamie Kirchick

58 min
Nov 3, 2016
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Election talk with General Tom Hill, NPR’s Jeremy Hobson, and Boston Globe’s Jeff Jacoby

47 min
Oct 27, 2016
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Filmmaker Noam Osband and the Wall Street Journal’s Sohrab Ahmari

53 min
Oct 20, 2016
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New York Post editor David Kaufman and Jack Daniels' in-house historian

61 min
Oct 13, 2016
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Yiddish maven Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath and ‘Bad German’ Tessa Kim

58 min
Oct 6, 2016
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The Unorthodox apology show

19 min
Sep 29, 2016
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Ringing in the Jewish New Year with stories from our hosts

63 min
Sep 26, 2016
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Talking politics with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and WNPR host Colin McEnroe

49 min
Sep 15, 2016
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Jewish NFL player Geoff Schwartz and etiquette expert Patricia Napier-Fitzpatrick

45 min
Sep 8, 2016
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This week on Unorthodox, Senior Moments author Willard Spiegelman and fashion world chameleon R.J. Hernández

51 min
Aug 25, 2016
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MagneticShul creator Justin Sakofs and writer Thomas Chatterton Williams

47 min
Aug 18, 2016
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Millennial twins Jack and David Cahn and Hare Krishna-raised musician Gaura Vani

36 min
Aug 11, 2016
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Marjorie Ingall and Danya Ruttenberg debunk Jewish parenting stereotypes

52 min
Aug 4, 2016
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Political reporter Rosie Gray and screenwriter Adam Linn

47 min
Jul 28, 2016
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Rabbinic student Deena Gottlieb and Muslim writer Arsalan Iftikhar

45 min
Jul 21, 2016
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Writer Catie Lazarus and pastor Scott Jones

54 min
Jul 14, 2016
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Bat Sheva Marcus co-hosts, plus Deborah Pardo-Kaplan and Bruce Barber

57 min
Jul 7, 2016
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Miss Hitler 2016, plus Christopher Noxon and Jim Derogatis

48 min
Jun 30, 2016
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Mo Rocca discusses his love of Barbra Streisand and Rebecca Schiff reads from her debut short story collection

47 min
Jun 23, 2016
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Sports writer Matthew Futterman and Latin enthusiast Ann Patty

52 min
Jun 16, 2016
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Featuring architect Duo Dickinson, and what a 7-year-old thinks of Donald Trump

37 min
Jun 9, 2016
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This week on Unorthodox, a celebration of Jewish dads

44 min
Jun 2, 2016
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This week on Unorthodox: Drake plays house, plus Jewish Baseball Museum founder Jeff Aeder and writer and performer Carrie Poppy

45 min
May 26, 2016
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BuzzFeed marijuana reporter Amanda Chicago Lewis talks legalization, and our panel of Jews reads about Jews for Jesus

38 min
May 19, 2016
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Live from the American Hebrew Academy, Unorthodox talks with Marshall Rauch, North Carolina’s first Jewish State Senator, and musician Judith Saxton of the North Carolina Brass Band

50 min
May 12, 2016
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This week on Unorthodox, New York Times Magazine “Drink” columnist Rosie Schaap brings booze and writer Doug Henwood talks Hillary haters

38 min
Apr 28, 2016
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Featuring author Betsy Lerner and CNN political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson

43 min
Apr 21, 2016
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Featuring comedian David Tuchman and Irish journalist Maitiú Ó Coimin

47 min
Apr 14, 2016
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Featuring cyber-crime lawyer Eddan Katz and The League dating app founder Amanda Bradford

44 min
Apr 7, 2016
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Featuring Sex With Shakespeare author Jillian Keenan and writer and comic book enthusiast Jeff Yang

34 min
Mar 31, 2016
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This Week on Unorthodox: Sports Illustrated's L. Jon Wertheim and Princeton Professor Imani Perry

43 min
Mar 24, 2016
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Featuring Ladino songstress Sarah Aroeste and ACLU lawyer Gillian Thomas

39 min
Mar 17, 2016
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Featuring debut novelist Jessamyn Hope and Nazi war crimes expert Lawrence Douglas

49 min
Mar 10, 2016
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Featuring ‘The Geography of Genius’ author Eric Weiner and Oxford English Dictionary editor Katherine Connor Martin

31 min
Mar 3, 2016
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Featuring 'Fiddler on the Roof' actor Adam Kantor and writer and comedian Mandy Stadtmiller

38 min
Feb 25, 2016
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Featuring the designer behind Bernie Sanders’ campaign logo and Whit Stillman’s most memorable on-screen WASP

38 min
Feb 18, 2016
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Featuring writer Daniel Oppenheimer and essayist Roxane Gay

51 min
Feb 11, 2016
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A Very Unorthodox Valentine's Day with Bravo's 'Odd Mom Out' Creator Jill Kargman and Dating Coach Nancy Slotnick

41 min
Feb 4, 2016
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Miley meets Woody, featuring word maven Lizzie Skurnick and writer Bill Schulz

46 min
Jan 28, 2016
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Featuring Scholastic deputy general counsel—aka Harry Potter's lawyer—Mark Seidenfeld and bioethicist Alice Dreger

35 min
Jan 21, 2016
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Featuring Jewish Voice for Peace's Rebecca Vilkomerson and humorist Mike Albo

46 min
Jan 14, 2016
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Featuring painter Archie Rand and Catherine Burns of the storytelling sensation The Moth

49 min
Jan 7, 2016
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Bagel etiquette, Bethany Mandel on her Convert Bill of Rights, and writer Rand Cooper’s ‘Jewdar’ query

21 min
Dec 31, 2015
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The year’s most memorable moments on Unorthodox, featuring Simon Doonan, Bat Sheva Marcus, Dan Savage, Erin McKean, and more

41 min
Dec 24, 2015
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Featuring Orange is The New Black’s Yael Stone and Jennifer 8. Lee, the definitive expert on Jews and Chinese food

44 min
Dec 17, 2015
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Talking food and politics in the nation's capital with Joan Nathan and Elizabeth Bruenig

49 min
Dec 10, 2015
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This week on Unorthodox, Irin Carmon talks ‘Notorious RBG’ and actress Kathryn Hahn describes preparing for her role as Rabbi Raquel Fein on Amazon’s Transparent.

51 min
Dec 3, 2015
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We’re ringing in the Festival of Lights with a special episode filled with Unorthodox holiday cheer, Adam Sandler’s updated “Hanukkah Song,” and a whole lot of latkes.

38 min
Nov 25, 2015
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On a special episode of Unorthodox, we turn the mic around, calling listeners and reading their letters

36 min
Nov 19, 2015
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Orthodox Jewish Sex Counselor Bat Sheva Marcus and Slate advice columnist Mallory Ortberg

46 min
Nov 12, 2015
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Featuring Tablet editor-in-chief Alana Newhouse and Southern Baptist bigwig Dr. Albert Mohler

36 min
Nov 5, 2015
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Cat-astrophy in Israel, plus journalist Alyssa Katz and poet Emily Moore

30 min
Oct 29, 2015
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One line: This week on Unorthodox, writer Wayne Hoffman talks gay fiction and dog trainer Elvis Harvey talks Jewish vs. Catholic dog owners

49 min
Oct 22, 2015
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James Franco’s star-studded bar mitzvah, plus Shulem Deen talks life after ultra-Orthodoxy and Wall Street Journal sports columnist Jason Gay asks about a modern-day Koufax

49 min
Oct 15, 2015
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A live show at Yale University, featuring philosophy professor Shelly Kagan and WNPR radio host Colin McEnroe

32 min
Oct 8, 2015
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Talking to writer Sloane Crosley and New York Times poetry critic David Orr

37 min
Sep 24, 2015
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Talking to defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz about Natalie Portman and Muslim comedian Negin Farsad about suing the MTA.

33 min
Sep 17, 2015
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Ringing in the Jewish New Year with guests Julia Frakes and Erin McKean

30 min
Sep 10, 2015
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High Holidays, ultra-Orthodox terminology, and learning what exactly an eruv is

41 min
Sep 3, 2015
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A special Yom Kippur episode of Unorthodox, featuring stories about apologies from Mark Oppenheimer, Shira Telushkin, and Esther Werdiger, plus special guest Marjorie Ingall.

37 min
Aug 27, 2015
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This week’s episode features New York Times comedy critic Jason Zinoman and writer and activist Dan Savage

39 min
Aug 20, 2015
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Jews in Hollywood sign off on the Iran nuclear deal, plus guests Katha Pollitt and comedian and musician Dave Hill.

28 min
Aug 13, 2015
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The battle of the Jewish dating apps, plus guests Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR's Ask Me Another and humor writer Henry Alford.

28 min
Aug 6, 2015
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Guests Hilary Liftin and Simon Doonan talk celebrity memoirs, advanced Yiddish, and more

31 min
Jul 30, 2015
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Guests A.J. Jacobs and Elna Baker talk family reunions, Jews and Mormons, and more.

0 min
Jul 17, 2015
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