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Get a taste of our podcasts through the new Reboot Presents channel with our Replay special. Visit our favorite episodes of podcasts past. Every two weeks we will release a favorite episode from our podcast archives, each offering a humorous and insightful guide to Jewish ideas and culture. Previous podcasts include The Kibitz, Kasher v. Kasher, Closening, and In Quarantine with Steve Bodow. Subscribe now to catch them all and be the first to know about our upcoming series launches happening ...
 
Your hilarious and insightful guide to Jewish ideas and culture. Join journalist Dan Crane and comedian Jessica Chaffin (Ronna & Beverly) as they explore activism, Jewish atheism, anti-semitism, love, sex, comedy, death and more with guests like David Wain, David Baddiel, Rabbi Sharon Brous, the Sklar Brothers, Tiffany Shlain, Moshe Kasher, Joel Stein and many others. A project of Reboot.
 
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Ronna Glickman & Beverly Ginsberg are the best-selling co-authors of You'll Do A Little Better Next Time: A Guide to Marriage and Re-marriage for Jewish Singles ("It says Jewish in the name -- but it's for everyone!"). These outspoken fiftysomethings from Boston, who can be seen regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA, dispense their unique brand of relationship advice while interviewing/interrogating celebrity guests. Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 month ...
 
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To mark Chinese New Year, we are revisiting Season 2 Episode 6 of the In Quarantine with Steve Bodow podcast originally aired in September 2020. After five months quarantined in Sydney, the Daily Show correspondent Ronny Chieng tells host Steve Bodow about returning to NYC, why Australia kicked our corona response ass, and what Chinese New Year can…
 
To ring in 2023, we are revisiting Season 1 Episode 2 of The Kibitz Podcast, originally aired in January of 2016. In this episode, host Dan Crane focuses on transitions, religious and gender fluidity and what being a Jew means at B-Mitzvah age and now. Featuring guests: Zackary Drucker and Micah Fitzerman-Blue (Transparent), Christopher Noxon, Mish…
 
In the mid 19th century, “Nasology'' emerged, a pseudoscientific belief that claimed that you could tell a person's personality type by the shape of their nose. Dr. Eddy Portnoy and Dr. Tony Michels get into the nitty gritty of the satirical origins of Nasology, its impact on the Jewish community, and what exactly the deal is with the stereotypical…
 
Throughout history Jews have earned a reputation for being highly educated, after all, Jews have won 20% of the Nobel Prizes despite being only .18% of the world’s population. But are there really more Jewish geniuses? Our own geniuses, Jessica Chaffin, Dr. Tony Michels, and Dr. Eddy Portnoy look at Jewish scholars and Jewish idiots throughout hist…
 
Dr. Eddy Portnoy and Dr. Tony Michels dive into the Tonsil Riots of 1906 - an uprising led by Jewish mothers in New York City after their kids were operated on without their knowledge- the Kosher Meat Boycott of 1902, and other Jewish protests that are absent from the cultural lexicon. Plus the largest funeral to ever occur in New York City, invent…
 
In the late 1880s, young Eastern European Jewish immigrants had discovered anarchism, Marxism, and other such ideologies that had radicalized them against religion. In an effort to protest religion and expose the lie they thought it was, they threw outrageous balls throughout New York City…on Yom Kippur. Dr. Tony Michels, Jessica Chaffin, and Dr. E…
 
In December 1875, a Jewish woman named Sarah Alexander is found dead in a Brooklyn cornfield, her neck slashed. The investigation and murder trial sweeps the nation and forever changes the perception of Jews in the United States. Dr. Eddy Portnoy, Dr. Tony Michels, and Jessica Chaffin dive into what happened and why the case was so intriguing. Plus…
 
"A Catskills Kibitz,” our first ever live Kibitz event, was held at the “World Famous” Kibitz Room at Canter’s Deli in Los Angeles on the second night of Hanukkah and featured standup from Moshe Kasher, a conversation with Michael Showalter and a performance by the Living Sisters. We also set a world record for the most number of people to eat a pa…
 
How has our understanding of history been curated by the choices of photographers, journalists and historians? This episode features curator at the International Center for Photography in New York Maya Benton talking about the photos of Roman Vichniac, and Yiddish scholar Eddy Portnoy discussing what he calls "The Jewish OJ trial of the 1870s” from…
 
Was Moses tripping when he saw the burning bush? Are psychedelics the key to unlocking the mysteries behind Jewish texts? And did you hear the one about the rabbi who did LSD with Timothy Leary? Featuring Rick Doblin founder and Executive Director of MAPS—the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. Plus an excerpt from our friend Mos…
 
We continue our discussion of immigration and refugees with Mark Hetfield, the CEO of HIAS: the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. Back in 1882, HIAS was formed to assist Jews fleeing pogroms in Russia and Eastern Europe. Today, HIAS is leading the charge against the Trump administration’s attempt to ban most refugees from coming to the United States.…
 
When Donald Trump issued his first executive order to curb immigration from majority Muslim countries, it seemed to strike a chord of eerie and disturbing familiarity with Jews everywhere. To put this in perspective, we’ll hear a story about Jewish immigrants fleeing Germany in 1939 trying to come to the US, and we have some stories of Jews on the …
 
Why did a Jewish philanthropist put up a million dollars of his own money to get Jews to move to Alabama? And ten years into his experiment, does he consider it a success? And as synagogue membership declines across the US, how do we define a Jewish community? The Kibitz speaks with Larry Blumberg, the man behind the program offering $50,000 for fa…
 
What did Mel Brooks, Joan Rivers and Wilt Chamberlain have in common? Why did Jews on vacation need so much entertainment? How did the Catskills become the epicenter of Jewish middle-class vacationing and why did it collapse almost as quickly as it began? Who's putting baby in the corner—and why? Hosts Dan Crane and Jessica Chaffin explore the hist…
 
Your hilarious and insightful guide to Jewish ideas and culture. Join journalist Dan Crane and comedian Jessica Chaffin (Ronna & Beverly) as they explore activism, Jewish atheism, anti-semitism, love, sex, comedy, death and more with guests like David Wain, David Baddiel, Rabbi Sharon Brous, the Sklar Brothers, Tiffany Shlain, Moshe Kasher, Joel St…
 
Season 2 Preview: Reboot’s Jewish-ish podcast is back for season two with actress and comedian Jessica Chaffin (Ronna, of comedy duo “Ronna & Beverly”) joining as co-host with Dan Crane. Named “one of the Top 10 Jewish Podcasts,” by Moment magazine, THE KIBITZ is about asking interesting questions—some big, many little—and exploring all you’ve ever…
 
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Ronna & Beverly come at you LIVE from The Bell House in New York to get in deep with comedians Chris Gethard and Rachel Dratch! First, we hear about the girls' sojourn through the nation's capital, and then they talk to Chris about his parentage of a goat in college and the most surprising calls he's received on his podcast Beautiful Stories from A…
 
Spring is here, transporting us back to simpler times with the comforting smells of bookstores, libraries, and … wait, Wendi, WHAT happened to you??? Hey world -- learn how to be!!! Mitch Silpa and Wendi McLendon-Covey guest! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Drew Droege
 
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