Search Results for Religion & Spirituality

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Podcast
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55 min
Sep 14, 2017
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Writer Annabelle Gurwitch on being her elderly mother’s drug mule; plus the creative duo behind the one-man film ‘Wrestling Jerusalem’

53 min
Sep 7, 2017
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The German-Danish historian teaching ethics at Auschwitz, plus the men behind women’s suffrage

91 min
Aug 31, 2017
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Breaking the glass with Anita Diamant, Amichai Lau-Lavie, ‘Bridesmaid for Hire’ Jen Glantz, Bat Sheva Marcus, and more

55 min
Aug 17, 2017
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A web series about dating while Orthodox; Rod Dreher's Benedict Option

50 min
Aug 9, 2017
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To celebrate our centennial episode, we turn the microphones around and interview hosts Mark, Stephanie, and Liel

69 min
Jul 20, 2017
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Film critic Jordan Hoffman and trainer-turned-shaman Stacy Berman

62 min
Jul 13, 2017
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Historian Jenna Weissman Joselit and cat therapist Carole Wilbourn

63 min
Jun 29, 2017
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A special summer camp episode

11 min
Jun 28, 2017
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Bonus content: Our favorite 'Latter Day Jew’ talks LGBT politics, Zionism, and anti-Semitism

47 min
Jun 22, 2017
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Jamie Kirchick on the End of Europe and Negin Farsad on Comedy in the Trump Era

36 min
Jun 15, 2017
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Discussing how Jews talk with linguist and podcaster John McWhorter

54 min
Jun 8, 2017
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‘Star Trek’ actor Jonathan Frakes and Fred Kuhr, host of The Point

56 min
Jun 2, 2017
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Stephen Tobolowsky on being Jewish in Hollywood; Stephen Marche on modern gender dynamics

12 min
May 24, 2017
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Bonus interview: Mark chats with On The Media's Brooke Gladstone about how we use—or don't use—the word 'Jew'

1 min
Oct 19, 2016
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Join us next week on October 25th for the official launch of season two of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text! In the meantime, here's a little teaser of our first episode. 

26 min
Oct 1, 2016
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In our last episode of season one, we hear from a few more listeners and have a meta-conversation about the podcast itself. Vanessa and Casper also have the opportunity to chat with Professor Stephanie Paulsell, with whom they developed this...

22 min
Sep 24, 2016
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In the final episode of season one, Vanessa and Casper pull out a few key insights from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. They finally get around to talking about Harry himself, revisit the kindness of the Weasley twins, and think about...

25 min
Sep 17, 2016
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**Note: We had some technical difficulties in the studio this week (mainly with Casper’s microphone) so unfortunately the sound of this episode is not up to our usual standard and occasionally distracting. Still, the conversation was fruitful enough...

24 min
Sep 10, 2016
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Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of destiny in chapter sixteen, the penultimate chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. They discuss why Neville is excluded from the trio's adventure, where Hermione's strengths and...

25 min
Sep 3, 2016
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Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of regret in chapter fifteen of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. They discuss the eccentric behavior of centaurs, celebrate Neville's burgeoning bravery, and try to...

23 min
Aug 28, 2016
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Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of rebellion in chapter fourteen of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. They discuss Casper's high school antics, Hagrid's lack of self-care, and whether the ends justify the means when Hermione...

26 min
Aug 20, 2016
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Vanessa recounts how she came to read literature as sacred and, in Casper’s absence, uses voicemails from the audience as her conversation partners this week. Together, they touch on a new theology of horcruxes, the difficulty of transitions, and...

25 min
Aug 13, 2016
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Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of hope in chapter thirteen of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. They discuss Neville's brawl with the Slytherins, the sacred space of quidditch, and whether a rhetoric of hope can...

24 min
Aug 6, 2016
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Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of white privilege in chapter twelve of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. They discuss Molly Weasley's continued generosity, explore the topic of invisibility both literally and...

25 min
Jul 30, 2016
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Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of goals in chapter eleven of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. They discuss Voldemort's questionable judgment in this chapter, whether our intentions are as important as our actions, and...

30 min
Jul 23, 2016
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Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of friendship in chapter ten of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. They discuss Hermione's confrontation with mortality, give an allegorical reading of Quidditch, and offer a possible redemption for...

27 min
Jul 16, 2016
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Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of betrayal in chapter nine of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. They discuss bullying, Brexit, and why Professor mcGonagall might be a worse teacher than you think. 

28 min
Jul 9, 2016
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Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of promises in chapter eight of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. They discuss tropes in bad 80s tv shows, Harry's reaction to his own fame, and Hermione's destiny to smash the...

26 min
Jul 2, 2016
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Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of vulnerability in chapter seven of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. They discuss how Harry’s experience with the sorting hat teaches us to reclaim our own narratives after trauma, and extend...

25 min
Jun 25, 2016
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Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of expectations in chapter six of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. They discuss Harry and Ron's budding friendship, the unusual bravery of Scabbers the rat, and how our bodily practices relate...

25 min
Jun 24, 2016
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Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of expectations in chapter six of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. They discuss Harry and Ron's budding friendship, the unusual bravery of Scabbers the rat, and how our bodily practices relate...

28 min
Jun 18, 2016
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Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of "being a stranger" in chapter five of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. They discuss hefty ideas like consumerist culture in the wizarding world, Hagrid's status as an outsider, and...

28 min
Jun 17, 2016
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Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of "being a stranger" in chapter five of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. They discuss hefty ideas like consumerist culture in the wizarding world, Hagrid's status as an outsider, and...