Description: This week on Unorthodox, don’t even think about cutting Israel out of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Our Jewish guest is journalist and Tablet columnist Jamie Kirchick, who returns to the show to discuss his new book, The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues and the Coming Dark Age. He tells us about the emboldening of extremes on both sides of the political spectrum, the dangers of countries like Hungary rewriting their World War II history, and what it all means for the United States.
Our Gentile of the Week is comedian and writer Negin Farsad, author of How to Make White People Laugh and the host of the political comedy roundtable podcast Fake the Nation. She tells us why comedy has gotten harder in the era of Trump, plus the anti-racism ads she wants to put up on the president’s golf courses, and asks whether Jews consider themselves the veterans of oppressed religious groups.
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"Mikveh Bath" by Golem
"Close Every Door" written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, performed by Danny Osmond
"European Son" by Velvet Underground
"The Spark" by The Roots
"Kapara Sheli" by Nechi Nech
Josh and Adam head to the clink, the slammer, the Big House to name their Top 5 Movie Prisoners. Plus, a review of the acclaimed new UK prison drama STARRED UP... and Quentin Tarantino's new day job inspires another Filmspotting Poll Death Match.
POLITICO reporters discuss the House Freedom Caucus's strategy going forward, the latest on Devin Nunes and his intelligence reports and the impending Senate clash over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing.