This week's guest is comedian and writer H. Alan Scott, who was raised Mormon in St. Louis and converted to Judaism when he was 31. He’s preparing for his bar mitzvah by immersing himself in Jewish life and culture, and it’s all being chronicled in Latter Day Jew, a documentary by Aliza Rosen. H. Alan tells us about coming out to his Mormon family, how cancer jumpstarted his conversion to Judaism, and his deep love of The Golden Girls.
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"Mikveh Bath" by Golem
"I'll Be There For You" by The Rembrandts
"Baby ft. Ludacris" by Justin Bieber
"Love Me Too" by The Losers
"Some People" by Jule Styne and Steven Sondheim, performed by Bette Midler, from the 1993 TV Movie of Gypsy
"Let's Get it On" by Marvin Gaye
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