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2 Jews Talking Podcast

When you're Jewish, everything you do and experience comes out Jew-ish. Each week, Josh Heller & Erika Brooks Adickman compare notes on pop culture, gender, politics & life.



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Apr 1, 2019 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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The Best Food in the San Fernando Valley, as chosen by The Raffs
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Feb 5, 2019 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Randy Lehrman, Bar Mitzvah DJ Extra
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2019 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Josh & Erika wish you a happy new year, and have a few tips for coming up with resolutions that can keep you moving forward to wherever it is your heading, even if you don't know.
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Nov 16, 2018 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Josh got married!
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Nov 9, 2018 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Josh and Erika attempt to make sense of what has occurred in Pittsburgh.
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Aug 10, 2018 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Rami Raff is back and this time he's brought his wife Jordan Silverman-Raff. (FINALLY) They join Josh and Erika to talk about their own love story, marriage, and their brand new adooooooorable baby Porg. ALSO we talk about Josh's upcoming marriage to his Sweetie Maureen, which Rami will be officiating, Hope you enjoy! Recorded live from Podcast At The Pico at the Pico Playhouse in West LA.
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Jun 12, 2018 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Our first live episode from our monthly residency at The Pico, with the World Famous People Walker, Chuck McCarthy. We talk about what it is the People Walker does, his road to virality, and how you can take a walk with one of the many people walkers in your neighborhood. Our next live show at The Pico is July 10th! https://www.thepeoplewalker.com/ Recorded by Rian Kountzhouse Mixed and Mastered by Adam Yukon Harr
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May 26, 2018 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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This week we sat down with filmmaker Steve Gossett the co-creator of Princess Rap Battles which have garnered nearly 450 million views. He talks about the ups-and-downs on his way to finding his success. He stopped trying to make stuff that was "good... for the internet" and started making stuff that was "just good." Around that time his videos took off.
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Apr 25, 2018 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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This week we sit down with Matt Ritter of the Safe For Work podcast. He talks about his career led him from being a lawyer at prestigious yet stressful law firms in New York City to comedy and corporate recruitment. He gives Josh & Erika a few tips on how to navigate workplace drama, and a few tips on how to get ahead in one's career while staying sane.
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Apr 13, 2018 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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A few weeks ago Josh was out in the Far West Texas town of Marfa. It's known as an international arts destination because of Donald Judd's Chinati Foundation, but it's still a ranching community in a remote and beautiful country. Josh had the pleasure of sitting down with Robert Halpern, the publisher of the local paper: The Big Bend Sentinel. He talks about growing up in a family of Jewish merchant pioneers, life in the borderlands, how Marfa's has changed, and the importance of the fourth...
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Apr 4, 2018 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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This week we sat down with Reuben Posner & Julianne Schwartz the director and assistant director of Havaya Arts camp. We had a blast talking about summer camp! This is their inaugural year, and it looks like it'll be a lot of fun. Havaya Arts is a brand new overnight Jewish arts summer camp in Southern California. Camp is open to current 2nd-9th graders with any level of arts experience. Click HERE to learn more! They are generously funded by the Jim Joseph Foundation and AVI CHAI...
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Mar 27, 2018 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Josh went on a roadtrip to Texas with friend-of-the-show Ben Stein. On a tip from a Facebook inquiry about "interesting Jews in El Paso" they stopped in town on a Tuesday night. Within 10 minutes of arrival they were immediately brought to a victory party for congressional candidate Veronica Escobar (D). They got to meet artist and City Representative Peter Svarzbein and his buddy Sammy Holaschutz, a non-ferrous metal trader. After the party they stopped for a few Whataburgers and...
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Mar 18, 2018 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Josh is in Austin for SXSW to sell merch for Headgum and get some great interviews. He sat down with Gabriel Barretto the filmmaker behind My Cricket and Me. It's a comedy loosely based on Gabriel's experience as a roadie with Willie Nelson the summer before going off to Sarah Lawrence. Gabriel grew up in an entertainment family, his mom is actress Amy Irving from Yentl & Carrie, and his dad is Bruno Barreto the acclaimed Brazilian filmmaker. He has an interesting perspective as a showbiz...
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Mar 8, 2018 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Josh visits his grandma. Erika got a new car. They talk about the importance of seizing the day, and doing what you need to do, because if not now then when?
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Feb 27, 2018 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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This week is an extremely informative episode with Dr. David Levitus of LA Forward. He talks about what progressivism means, how his organization is working locally, and how this is the perfect moment to change our country. "Getting involved in the face to face stuff---the organizing can be this great source of meaning and belonging in the world---and we need to create more opportunities for that." ALSO HE IS THE NINTH PhD TO APPEAR ON 2JT! ISN'T THAT IMPRESSIVE MOM??? Find David at...
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Feb 2, 2018 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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We had a great time this week with Lorraine DeGraffenreidt and Sarah Isaacson of the Learnt Up podcast. On their podcast they learn basic black and Jewish stuff they should totally already know. On this episode we chat about Mr. Rogers many cardigans and his mud room, John Waters sightings, Catholic confirmations, Gilda Radner, Richard Pryor, and how the Alt Right use hate as their love language. Check out their episodes here: http://learntup.libsyn.com/ And find them on Instagram:...
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Jan 18, 2018 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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This week Josh interviews Josh Neuman. He is the writer and director of Johnny Physical Lives, an award-winning documentary that memorializes his punk rock brother. We talk about the film, the Friar's Club, and Neuman's time as the editor of Heeb Magazine. Johnny Physical Lives screens this Sunday 1/21/18 at 2pm at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles. It will be followed by a conversation about creativity and human connection during crisis with NYT's Suleika Jaouad, and Carla Fernandez of The...
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Dec 30, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Josh and Erika bid farewell to the year that was awful in so many ways, but actually pretty positive for both of them. Wishing everyone a healthy and auspicious 2018! Erika's annual Intention-Setting Hike in LA is January 7th, more details: https://www.detoxfromsocialmedia.com/upcoming-events-1/
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Dec 25, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Recording Live from Tabula Rasa Bar on Hollywood Boulevard on the final night of hanukkah 2017... 2 Jews Talking with returning guest Shmuel Gonzales (The Barrio Boychik.) Shmuel talks about an anti-fascist hanukkah celebration in Boyle Heights in 1940, and reminds us that we are celebrating light in the darkest times. Find Shmuel on his Barrio Boychik blog https://barrioboychik.wordpress.com/ This event was sponsored by Nu Roots' Infinite Light celebration. http://infinitelight.la/ Thank you...
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Dec 8, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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We sat down with Jessica Chaffin & Dane Crane of The Kibitz. We chatted about what it's like to have podcasts about "being Jewish" and how our podcasts are definitely not about "Judaism." It's one of those fun hang-out episodes with the added bonus of listening to this squad of Jewish podcasters figure out how to calm down a barking dog while it's in the studio. Enjoy. Listen to The Kibitz http://www.kibitzpod.com/episodes/ The Kibitz is doing a live episode a Catskills...
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Nov 10, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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"'Cause time goes by like hurricanes, and faster things..." If you've been looking for some sort of sign that it's time to interview your grandparents or older relatives — this is it. In this very special mini-sode, Erika shares one of the first interviews she ever did of her grandparents and gives a few pointers in how to get started documenting family stories. Have a short family story you'd like to share? Send us the file at 2JewsTalking at gmail dot com — we'd like to combine...
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Nov 3, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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We sit down with Sean Malin, writer, film critic, Santa Clarita-resident, and Josh's former camper. We talk about how growing up a precocious kid set him on a path toward become a writer, and how he can't help but see the world through a cinematic lens. Sometimes we're reoccurring characters, but as you get older you become the star of your coming of age story. Find Sean online... Twitter: @cinemalins Website: cmfilmcommentary.com
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Oct 26, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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We sit down with historians Dr. Caroline Luce and Dr. Max Baumgarten. They both study the history of Jews in Los Angeles. Caroline writes about leftist Jews in Boyle Heights at the beginning of the 20th century. Max writes about Jews in LA between 1965 and 1992. A really great conversation about how Jews arrived in LA, and how they became a part of the city. We learned about the pogroms that brought us here, bagel unions, leftist 3rd seders, the Watts Riots/Rebellion, the Black-Jewish alliance...
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Oct 20, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Recorded in San Francisco a few weeks back, Josh catches up with Sarah Nathan. She talks about moving to a new city, finding community in the Jewish and Craft Beer worlds, and that if you're selling etched-glass crafts on Etsy you can make more money if you call them Judaica. Sarah has followed her passion to land her dream job as the VP of Business Development and Executive Grain Hawker at ReGrained, a company that harvests grain from urban craft breweries and upcycles it into delicious,...
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Oct 13, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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This week we dive into a jam-packed episode about American history, culture, identity and more with English professor Dr. Brian Garcia. He joins us to talk about about how myths and stories have created American identity, and how Make America Great Again is part of a long tradition. Brian talks about growing up in Portuguese Artesia, where grandmas aren't supposed to speak English. Erika drops some knowledge from Shirley Jackson's The Lottery. And Josh accurately identifies a Simulacrum! We...
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Oct 6, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Josh went up to San Francisco last week, and interviewed his old bud Donald C Cutler. DCC is an expert in Public Relations and a member of San Francisco's Jewish community. We had a lot to talk about. DCC explains how Trump's war on the NFL is part of his larger goal of "controlling the narrative." DCC talks about how we can utilize messaging strategies to combat Trumpism. It's not just about winning the argument, it's about mobilizing people to accomplish a goal. He knows that Jews...
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Sep 29, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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We sit down with Ramou Sarr, Federal Employee, screenwriter and former co-host of Black Girls Talking podcast to chat about dating apps, the original T.G.I.F. lineup, and having a podcast about identity. It's one of those real fun hang out episodes.  twitter.com/ramou Watch Ep 1 of BRUNCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF0dnkY6GEY
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Sep 21, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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In this week's episode of 2JT, we sit down with members of the DSA's Jewish Solidarity Caucus. Miranda Sklaroff, Sam Forman, and Jon Danforth-Appell breakdown the basics of democratic socialism, and how their Jewish identities inform their politics. It's an episode packed with the history of Jewish socialism, everything you wanted to know about the Democratic Socialists of America, their organization's controversial decision to support BDS, and how to pronounce "Kugel." Find our...
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Sep 15, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Lisa Grissom of Reboot joins Josh & Erika to talk about the Days Of Awe, the 10-day period of reflection during the High Holidays between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. With a deck of Reboot's signature 10Q cards, the group looks back on 5777. Want to 10Q at home? Sign up at DoYou10Q.com [Also this is the "Dad Who Would Quiz You On The Way Home From Hebrew School" Erika was referring to.]
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Sep 8, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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This week we're happy to bring back Shmuel Gonzales, The Barrio Boychik. Shmuel talks about his experience on the front lines of a recent Orange County protest. He was attacked by white supremacists, but the Mexican American Jewish kid in the yarmulke, got taken to jail not the fascists who attacked him. Shmuel, a gifted historian, also talks about the long history of the KKK, Nazis, and antisemitism in Southern California. This very important episode shows that the antifascist fight we've been...
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Sep 1, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Summer's almost over and the original 2 Jew duo have reunited to kickoff a new season. Josh is back from Europe, and talks about eating well, the Jewish things he saw abroad, and has special news about his sweetie. Erika talks about her summer, how to deal with all the stressful news, and on detoxing from social media. This season we delve deeper into issues of antisemitism, tikkun olam, food, detoxing from social media, and being Jewish in Trump's Amerika. Special thanks to Mr. Rami Raff, who...
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Aug 3, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Erika and summertime guest host Rami Raff discuss some exciting trends emerging in the world of pop culture. We cover: GLOW, WWF, RuPaul's Drag Race, Wonder Woman, Doctor Who — and manage to cram a ton of other pop culture references into this episode as well. Don't forget to STAY TUNED for a very, very special dispatch from Joshua Heller at the end of this episode.
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Jul 22, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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The world is experiencing a refugee crisis at a level never before seen in recorded history. Yet many of us don't even have a clear definition of the word "refugee". In this week's episode, we chat with Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer about her work with HIAS, what inspired her to become a Rabbi, and what gives her hope for the over 65 million refugees worldwide. For more on how you can get involved: https://www.hias.org/resources
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Jul 8, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Rami and Erika chat with David Wolkin ("Professional Jew" and Most Handsome Person on Comics Twitter) about OneTable, an organization that helps Millennials host and attend unique Shabbat dinners. In this episode you'll learn how you can personalize and customize your own Shabbat dinner and rituals and about the workings of a Twitter community you may have never even heard of. Also, shout out to Waffles the dog. For more info on OneTable: https://onetable.org/
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Jun 29, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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With Josh away on his Summer World Tour, summer guest host Rami Raff and Erika play a version of "friend speed dating" to get better aquatinted. Pop culture references covered in this episode include (but are not limited to): Fraggle Rock Welcome Freshmen The Simpsons The Nanny The Killers Golden Girls Seinfeld
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Jun 20, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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In this week's episode Josh hands over the proverbial torch to Summer Host and Orignal Friend Of The Show, Mr. Raaaaami Rafffffff. They talk about what Jewish scholars think about the summer. Rami asks Josh about his EUROTrip. Then Rami explains what it takes to be a Summer Movie. Josh is saying Au Revoir for The Summer, while Rami & Erika dive deep into a Summer season of 2 Jews Talking!
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Jun 3, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Join us as we turn the clock back 20 years and relive a monumental year in both of our lives (for different and similar reasons). Plus Josh tells us all about his 1997 party and his 1997 Zine and Erika shares from her recently unearthed 1997 diary. We'll also talk about fashion, music and pop culture of the year that gave Smash Mouth its first single. (For a copy of Josh's Zine Venmo $8 to @ Heller)
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May 11, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Josh heads to Salt Lake City, Utah to kibbitz with Justin Field about what it's like to be a Jew in the only place where Jews are considered gentiles. We talk hosting a seder in the Mormon capital, the city's craft beer scene, all that sweet nearby nature, and Justin's podcast Thunderdice Empire. https://thunderdiceempire.com/
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May 6, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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On our 53rd episode, we look back at the year that saw so much unexpected turmoil in a general sense but also the personal growth that Josh and Erika found in their own lives and how this very podcast and our listeners made it all possible. (It's our Paper Anniversary, y'all!)
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Apr 29, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Why do Jews like keeping track of which celebrities are Jewish? Who makes for a good Jewish Spirit Animal? And which movie won Best Picture at the 1987 Academy Awards? We answer these questions and more in our 52nd episode with hilarious TV writer Jeanne Leitenberg (https://twitter.com/jleitenberg).
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Apr 21, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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In our first international interview, we talk with Aviva Zimmerman in Tel Aviv about her controversial web series 'Avi Does The Holyland, the occupation, and Jewish comedy as a pathway to "tikkun olam".
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Apr 14, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Ok so we are on Passover break this week, and Erika told me it'd be cool if I played some of my signature BEATS by HELLER for our episode. This is kind of a techno mix but it goes a little experimental. Totally cool if it's not your thing, but if it is holler at me! So this is a jam that I did with Lumpee Le AKA Freddy Ruxpin a few weeks back. His brother let him use the notorious SH-101, which he found in a dumpster in Nagoya, Japan. I was getting those synth bass grooves from the Korg Volca...
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Apr 7, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Jenna Reback, host of the podcast Bad Jew Weekly joins us this week to discuss the spiritual side of being Jewish. This episode gets pretty deep — but we still manage to talk about Flava Flav and cat tropes. instagram.com/badjewweekly
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Mar 31, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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We explore the Jewish and Chicano legacy of LA's Boyle Heights neighborhood with Shmuel Gonzales, the "Barrio Boychik".
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Mar 24, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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This week we sit down with Josh's parents, Babette & Kenn, to talk about how Josh became so...Josh. We also explore the trope of the "Jewish Pioneer", as Josh's parents share what it was like to move to California in the early 60s. (Do not adjust your earbuds, you are definitely hearing the sound of a dog snoring throughout this episode.)
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Mar 17, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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We sit down with former professional baseball player Josh Eichenstein of the Netanya Tigers to talk about his time in the Israeli Baseball League. Plus, Josh + Erika learn about Team Israel's performance in the 2017 World Baseball Classic (as understood through sports movies and pop culture references).
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Mar 9, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Official "Friend Of The Podcast" (and Jewish scholar) Rami Raff joins us once again to enlighten us to the MANY parallels between the story of Purim and our current political climate. Can you guess who our modern-day Haman is? Plus, if you're troubled by the rise in anti-semitism in America, Rami shares several things you can do right now to help. Follow Rami at @thesickness85 on Twitter.
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Mar 3, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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This week we "Yemenite left" and "Yemenite right" with Israeli Dance experts Orly Star Setareh & Jason Goldman. We learn the history of the movement, dispel common misconceptions about Israeli dance, and you'll learn what it takes to get a choreographed line dance certified. Is Erika going to have TWO dance squads now? For more on Orly and Jason: dancewithorly.com @jgold85
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Feb 24, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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This week our special guest is *drum roll* Erika's mom, Ilene Brooks! Learn about the origins of Erika's family and how growing up the product of two first-generation Americans (from two dramatically different upbringings) shaped Ilene's meaning of the word "family". We talk New York tenements, seltzer and the unbelievable story of how Ilene helped rescue her Aunt Ida from certain death. Plus, Josh finds out what Erika was really like as a child. You'll also learn how to play...
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Feb 17, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Josh and Erika record live from their 90s Bar Mitzvah & Dance Party at the Silverlake Independent JCC. We sit down with 90s B'nai Mitzvah experts Sarah Klegman (Challah Hub) & Maureen Grady. We talk 90s style, music, and tales from our own coming-of-age moments. Special thanks to REBOOT who provided a ReBar questionnaire about what life felt like at 13. If you want us to host a 90s Bar Mitzvah in your neighborhood, email us at 2jewstalking at gmail.com
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Feb 10, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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What lengths would you go to in the pursuit of love? Would you climb a mountain? Watch MMA fighting? Get RE-CIRCUMCISED?Listeners-turned-guests Lisa + Brian have been through all three and share their love story on our most romantic episode to date. (Also, we talk about the Cerritos Auto Square jingle.) Lisa + Brian's blog devoted to MMA fighting: https://loveandcagefighting.wordpress.com
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We sit down with Seth Smith of the Santa Cruz Veterans Alliance. The organization trains veterans to grow medicinal cannabis, a form of horticultural therapy, which is then donated to other veterans as an alternative form of medicine. We talk about the growing cannabis industry, legal hurdles and legislation, and our own personal stories (both positive + negative) with cannabis. This is an informative episode that hopes to illuminate the future of this plant. Seth's insta -...
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Jan 27, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Wish you had a history or political science scholar's take on the current state of America? This week we're bringing you both. Class is in session as we chat with Chris Silver & Jon Blake about what history can and can't tell us about what Trump and his administration will mean for the US — and most importantly, what we should be doing about it. Suggested reading for this episode: http://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2017/1/3/14154300/fascist-populist-trump-democracy Take action! Find the...
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Jan 12, 2017 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Daniel Rolnik, "the world's most adorable art critic" talks marriage, secular shabbats & how to democratize the art market even if you have an overbearing Jewish mother. Catch him on The Jew & The Lotus podcast (http://www.thejewandthelotus.com/) and across the Internet @danielrolnik.
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Dec 31, 2016 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Josh and Erika each share their thoughts on the year that was...and the year ahead. -Hear Josh's section starting at 01:11 -Hear Erika's section starting at 18:02 Tell us your take on 2016 or what you're hoping for in the New Year by emailing us at 2jewstalking at gmail dot com or tweet us @2jewstalking.
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Dec 22, 2016 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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We sit down with experts in the Jewish tradition known as "The Deli". "Doctor Of Pastrami" Lara Rabinovitch (@laraeats) and Evan Bloom of Wise Sons deli in San Fransisco (wisesonsdeli.com) schmooze with us about the past, present and future of the Jewish deli. You'll learn the origins of your favorite deli foods, what makes a deli "legit" and why deli staff is always so mean. Recorded live at Genghis Cohen restaurant in Los Angeles.
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Dec 15, 2016 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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We thought we knew a thing or two about Hanukkah — until Rami Raff schooled us in front of a live studio audience! You probably never realized just how revolutionary (and relevant) the Festival Of Lights really is. Plus we share our favorite Christmas songs, personal Hanukkah traditions, and answer whether a "Hanukkah Bush" is kosher or crossing the line.
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Dec 13, 2016 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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In our special minisode we're discussing PTSD, empathy and how the simple act of listening can improve the world with playwright and psychologist Paula Caplan. She has a new show 'Shades' currently at the Cherry Lane Theatre Studio until December 17. (More info: http://www.cherrylanetheatre.org/onstage/shades/) Plus we'll be reading some very special listener email.
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Dec 1, 2016 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Jessie Rosen is a writer, performer, author and blogger — and the host of Sunday Night Sex Talks in Los Angeles. We chat about how performing can completely transform the way you write and how to blog about your marriage in a way that won't lead to divorce. *Liner notes: ~The book mentioned in this episode is What the Best Jewish Jokes Say About the Jews http://amzn.to/2gMWFSX ~The TV show mentioned is actually 'The Goldbergs', the documentary is 'Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg' and it was created...
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Nov 24, 2016 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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"I feel like I'm in an abusive relationship with America." "Professional Gay" Morgan Cohn joins the crew to talk about her ongoing fears for the LGBTQ community, and what how she expects Trump's presidency will effect any progress that has been made. She also discusses: *What it was like coming out as a teen in Florida, and advice for gay teens *The Pulse nightclub shootings *Being a LiveJournal celebrity *The need for Beyonce in dark times
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Nov 17, 2016 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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We never thought when we set out to record a podcast called 2 Jews Talking that our title could potentially become worrisome for us. We never thought we'd have to do an episode about the rise in anti-semitism in this country, but here we are. Tune in as we discuss our very real fears, anxieties and anger about living in Donald Trump's America. This episode is a long one so feel free to jump ahead to: *Erika's premonition that Trump would win: 07:49 *Josh's first experience with fake Internet...
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Nov 3, 2016 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Katie & Bryan Felber join Josh & Erika to talk about making movies together as kids, how anxiety is a part of our collective consciousness, and how are siblings support us along the way. This is the first time in 2Jews history where we have 4 Jews in 1 room. Enjoy.
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Oct 27, 2016 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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We talk with hilarious writer/producer and 'Beverly Hills, 90210' "expert" Ashley Friedman about her favorite 90s TV show. Josh might be the LA-native, but it's Erika who can keep up this episode. Join us down at The Peach Pit as we discuss "witch quips", Steve Sanders' redeeming qualities, slut shaming, plot holes and more.
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Oct 20, 2016 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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WARNING: Do not listen to this episode while hungry! Brian Resnick, the Healthy Vending Machine King of West LA, breaks down his food rules and how he avoids "food panic" (the moments before one becomes hangry). We also name drop dozens of restaurants, so think of this as your pocket guide of where to eat in Los Angeles. We've taken the liberty of listing every restaurant mentioned in this episode below. Happy eating! DELIS Katz's Deli Langer's Jerry's Deli Canter's Label's Tables...
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Oct 13, 2016 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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We talk with writer Walker Koppelman-Brown about his Orthodox conversion to Judaism just in time for his Bar Mitzvah. We have a deep conversation about our own youth and what it really means to be Jewish. We also talk a "tremendous" amount of trash about Donald Trump in the wake of the infamous hot mic scandal. Enjoy. If you'd like to watch the final presidential debate with Josh & Erika on October 19, head on over to The Palace restaurant in Los Feliz at 5:30pm. (Yes, we are a...
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Oct 6, 2016 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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A few episodes back, Josh revealed some of his Maxims For Good Livin' (see ep. 21). This week, it's Erika's turn as she shares her Famous Aphorisms For Thriving. We touch on everything from her controversial stance on green juice, to dating, technology, and interacting with frustrating human beings. If you need some help, Erika's got your back. And if she didn't answer your question here, leave us a voicemail @ 323-JEWS-018... and she'll get back to you in a future episode!
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Sep 29, 2016 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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This week the gang brings on Jewish studies scholar and all-around fun guy Rami Raff to drop some knowledge around the upcoming High Holidays. Rami not only dispels every misconception Josh & Erika have about Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, he also corrects them on EVERYTHING they've ever gotten wrong in the history of this podcast. As a bonus: you'll learn your voice type, the real lesson in the children's book 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day' and which...
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Sep 22, 2016 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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We delve into the mind of Tess Tallman as she regales us with tales from after-parties with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and reveals the true nature of her relationship to George Washington. Josh and Erika quiz Tess on anyone she may know and the predictions she has for the coming year. Tess tweets about the dankest of things at @itsmetess.
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Sep 8, 2016 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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This week we bring on actor/comedian/podcast mogul Amir Blumenfeld. He's our first guest ever! Erika quizzes Josh and Amir on the ins and outs of growing up in The San Fernando Valley in this very special #818Pride episode.
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Sep 1, 2016 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Josh reveals five of his famous inspirational quotes which you can start applying to your life today. Erika has some heartfelt things to say about Gene Wilder. Plus, Josh got his wallet back!
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Aug 25, 2016 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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"To be on the wire is life, the rest is waiting." Looking for a way out of a job you hate OR do you want to learn how to conquer a childhood fear? This week Josh and Erika discuss what it takes to take a leap of faith — they also talk tacos. For immediate assistance on how to quit your job, Josh's step-by-step guide begins at 54:22.
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Aug 18, 2016 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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Josh and Erika discuss their strategies for surviving office life. Erika provides you with some helpful tips and useful apps for making more productive days. Josh urges you to quit your job immediately.
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Aug 11, 2016 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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In this week's episode, Josh & Erika talk about the curative properties of old TV episodes and pop culture that we liked as kids. Josh gushes about Bakersfield and Erika shows us where in the world 2 Jews Fans are listening from. Also this our eighteenth episode, L'Chaim!
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Aug 4, 2016 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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In this week's episode Josh & Erika discuss the implications of technology on human interaction. Josh also tries to get Erika to define his personal brand. Then Erika falls down an internet rabbit hole and asks for an intervention.
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Jul 28, 2016 2 Jews Talking Podcast
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In this week's episode Josh and Erika discuss their own theories of travel. Erika elucidates on the value of chilling in the lobby of the Musée d'Orsay with her mom. Josh waxes poetic about the solitude experienced on15-hour bus rides through South America. Then Erika drops one of the biggest zings in 2JT history.