Unorthodox

Unorthodox

Unorthodox is the world’s leading Jewish podcast™ - but you don’t have to be Jewish to love it! Hosted by Mark Oppenheimer, Stephanie Butnick, and Liel Leibovitz of Tablet Magazine, each episode we bring you interesting guests (one Jewish and one gentile), News of the Jews, and so much more.

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The One With the Mitzvah Tank: Ep. 143

Unorthodox

We team up with Chabad to ask: "Excuse me, are you Jewish?"

36 Min

Jul 11, 2018

Jews Across America: Ep. 142

Unorthodox

Celebrating Independence Day with stories from Oklahoma, Colorado, Maine, and beyond

70 Min

Jul 3, 2018

Losing It: Ep. 141

Unorthodox

JCC Krakow director Jonathan Ornstein and Modern Loss founders Gabi Birkner and Rebecca Soffer

47 Min

Jun 28, 2018

Episode
Podcast
Time
Released
69 min
Jun 21, 2018
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Food historian Michael Twitty, 'Soccer Style' author Simon Doonan, Molly Yeh's Food Network debut,

61 min
Jun 7, 2018
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Ruby Namdar on 'The Ruined House;' Taffy Brodesser-Akner on Philip Roth

63 min
May 24, 2018
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Yossi Klein Halevi's 'Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor;' NYT political reporter Astead Herndon

85 min
May 17, 2018
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Celebrating Shavuot with listener stories about choosing to be Jewish

71 min
May 10, 2018
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A very Unorthodox Mother's Day episode

67 min
May 3, 2018
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Senator Joe Lieberman and 'Intractable' podcast host Skyler Inman

73 min
Apr 26, 2018
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Former Jehovah's Witness Linda Curtis and Rachel Simmons on empowering young girls

63 min
Apr 19, 2018
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Celebrating Israel's 70th birthday with writer Periel Aschenbrand, chef Eyal Shani, and singer Yael Deckelbaum.

60 min
Apr 4, 2018
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Josh Malina and Hrishikesh Hirway of The West Wing Weekly, plus Rabbi Rick Eisenberg on his work on opioid addiction

66 min
Mar 28, 2018
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Listener questions about Passover, Matzah parties, scallion whipping, Mimouna, and author Adam Mansbach on the power of the Passover story.

63 min
Mar 26, 2018
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Bart Campolo, evangelical preacher turned secular humanist chaplain

57 min
Mar 14, 2018
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Orthodox Rabbinical Student Leah Sarna and Culture Critic Lauren Oyler

69 min
Mar 8, 2018
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Israeli food writer Gil Hovav, historian Alan Robert Ginsberg

57 min
Mar 1, 2018
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Jordan Hoffman on the Oscars, Asha Rangappa on life as an FBI agent

56 min
Feb 22, 2018
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'Everybody Loves Raymond' creator Phil Rosenthal, DoubleX Gabfest host June Thomas

66 min
Feb 14, 2018
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Klezmer-rock band Golem, writer Molly Lambert, learning Hebrew in Harlem

44 min
Feb 7, 2018
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Yiddish vocalist Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell, Bloody Good Period founder Gabby Edlin

48 min
Feb 1, 2018
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Novelist Tova Mirvis on Leaving Modern Orthodox Judaism

70 min
Jan 29, 2018
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Comedian Judy Gold and Father James Martin

14 min
Jan 24, 2018
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Bonus minisode: Supporting Holocaust survivors in need

68 min
Jan 17, 2018
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Roy Moore's 'Jewish lawyer', plus LGBTQ&A host Jeffrey Masters and memoirist Anne Edelstein

73 min
Jan 11, 2018
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West Virginia Rabbi Joseph Hample and the Afro-Semitic Experience band

32 min
Dec 28, 2017
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Advice on everything from tin foil to conversion homework

73 min
Dec 21, 2017
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Looking at rhinoplasty from every angle: Jewish, feminist, historical, and more!

23 min
Dec 18, 2017
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Bonus interview: Mark chats with 'On The Media' about Kayla Moore's remark about her Jewish lawyer

75 min
Dec 13, 2017
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Ringing in Hanukkah with Jordana Horn Gordon and Reza Aslan

56 min
Dec 8, 2017
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Food writer Mark Bittman and 'By the Book' host Kristen Meinzer

52 min
Nov 30, 2017
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New York Magazine's Noreen Malone and feminist author Phyllis Chesler

62 min
Nov 27, 2017
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Footsteps Executive Director Lani Santo and 'Why Bob Dylan Matters' author Richard F. Thomas

51 min
Nov 16, 2017
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'Bad Rabbi' author Eddy Portnoy and Washington Post religion reporter Sarah Pulliam Bailey

56 min
Nov 9, 2017
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Emma's Torch founder Kerry Brodie on empowering refugees in the kitchen, and Kale and Caramel blogger Lily Diamond on her new cookbook

54 min
Nov 2, 2017
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Alice Hoffman's 'Practical Magic' prequel, neo-pagan priest Charles Griggs

59 min
Oct 29, 2017
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A.J. Jacobs on his new genealogy book; 'Transparent' actor Kobi Libii

43 min
Oct 19, 2017
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Presidential speechwriter David Litt and expertise expert Thomas Nichols

46 min
Oct 9, 2017
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Rabbi Shai Held's realistic advice for 5778

45 min
Sep 28, 2017
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The Yom Kippur apology episode

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

58 min
Aug 24, 2017
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Jewish linguist Sarah Bunim Benor; architect Duo Dickinson on trips to Vermont

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

64 min
Jul 31, 2017
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Live in NYC with FiveThirtyEight's Harry Enten and ‘How to Be a Muslim’ author Haroon Moghul

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

42 min
May 25, 2017
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Trump's Holy Land Adventure; Guests Ruth Gilligan and Yascha Mounk

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'

39 min
May 18, 2017
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South African Israeli comfort food in NYC; Rabbi Akiva's legacy

50 min
May 11, 2017
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'Latter Day Jew' H. Alan Scott on converting to Judaism at 31 and making comedy from cancer

46 min
May 4, 2017
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Rob Sheffield’s book on The Beatles and Joan Nathan’s latest cookbook

62 min
Apr 27, 2017
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Arq founder Danya Shults and Michael Knowles on his Trump-endorsed gag book

55 min
Apr 20, 2017
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A filmmaker asks whether we can joke about the Holocaust; ‘Jesuitical’ host Ashley McKinless

56 min
Apr 6, 2017
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New York vs. Montreal bagels, bagel makers in Cleveland and Melbourne, Israel’s beigale scene

49 min
Mar 30, 2017
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Author Daphne Merkin and Father Ed Bacon

47 min
Mar 23, 2017
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Novelist Sana Krasikov and political strategist Patrick Ruffini

53 min
Mar 16, 2017
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Israeli filmmaker Shimon Dotan on his documentary "The Settlers"

50 min
Mar 9, 2017
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‘Off the Rails’ filmmaker Adam Irving and author Macy Halford

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

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

58 min
Nov 2, 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

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

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

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