Beyond the Pale
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Beyond The Pale explores cutting edge Jewish culture and offers local, national, and international political debate and analysis from a Jewish perspective. Sundays, noon to 1 p.m., on WBAI/New York, 99.5 FM; podcast updated weekly.
||CleanApril 13, 2014||In this broadcast of Alexis Goldstein's and Jesse Meyerson's Disorderly Conduct the intrepid duo take-on the blockbuster economics bestseller Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty First Century, the role of Wall Street in the North Carolina Republican primary and interview the historian, political economist and activist Gar Alpervitz. ||4/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanApril 06, 2014||In this broadcase of Alexis Goldstein's and Jesse Meyerson's Disorderly Conduct Alexis shares her dream Senate Banking Committee hearings, Jesse waxes poetic about his dream for a basic income, and Prof. Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton) joins to talk about her dream monetary policies (Spoiler Alert: she says the Fed isn't that powerful). ||4/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarch 30, 2014||Alex Kane hosts a show dedicated to the political situation in Palestine. He sits down with two contributors to the new book Gaza Writes Back: Refaat Alareer, who edited the book, and blogger Yousef Aljamal. The two are Gaza residents currently touring the U.S. And closing out the show is an interview featuring Ali Abunimah, the author of the new book The Battle For Justice in Palestine. They discuss the Palestinian Authority, the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement and comparisons between Israel/Palestine and South Africa.||3/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarch 09, 2014||Hosted by Adam Sacks. I. Spiegelman Retrospective with Marianne Hirsch II. Ukraine Crisis with Mikhail Nemirovsky III. Mahler comes home to Vienna and New York via Fennez Electronica IV. Folksbiene Returns with a Purim Spiel AND a plug for the ongoing Sephardic Film Festival which we will cover soon, when we return on air! Check out: sephardicfilmfestival.org||3/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFebruary 16, 2014||Black-Jewish Culture Celebrated in a curated DJ show of humor, music and speeches: I. Those of Black-Jewish Heritage - Rain Pryor, Rachida Jones and Drake, II. Jews Inspired by Black Culture: George Gershwin, Bob Dylan and Joachim Prinz III. Black Judaism - Black Hebrew Israelites of America.||2/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFebruary 09, 2014||Host Alex Kane looks beyond the headlines and stereotypes of Jewish settlers in the Occupied West Bank in conversation with doctoral candidate in Anthropology, at the University of California Berkeley, Callie Maidhof. Maidhof recently lived in a settlement for 10 months and, while the gun-toting, religious/nationalist ideological settler does exist, the majority of settlers see themselves as apolitical and are seeking a suburban middle-class lifestyle. The broadcast ends with Maidhof's interview with Ariel settler Orit Arfa, whose YouTube videos "Jews Can't Stop" and "Gaza Wrecking Ball" went viral.||2/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFebruary 02, 2014||Adam Sacks hosts our Super Bowl Sunday show coming after the passing of Pete Seeger and Shulamit Aloni was dedicated in part to their memory and legacies. Jonathan Kirsch joined the show revisiting and rescuing the pre-Holocaust boy avenger who improbably sunk into obscurity Herschl Grynszpan. Finally we selected a number of striking and dramatic new films showcased in the recent Jewish Film Festival that our listeners should not miss. Here is what we reviewed: "Friends from France" "Before the Revolution" "Cupcakes" "The Jewish Cardinal" "The Strange Case of Wilhelm Reich"||2/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeyond the Pale January 19 2014 — Hosted by Kiera Feldman & Marissa Brostoff||Helena Cobban of Just World Books on the life and times of Ariel Sharon; student activists Emily Unger and Lex Rofes from Open Hillel on the national organization's crackdown on campus groups deemed "anti-Israel"; and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mirta Ojijo, author of Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town||1/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJanuary 5, 2014||Beyond the Pale co-hosts Kiera Feldman and Alex Kane host a show all about Israel/Palestine. David Lloyd, a founding member of the U.S. Campaign for the Academic of Cultural Boycott of Israel, joins us for a discussion about the American Studies Association's decision to boycott Israel. Then, Beyond the Pale mourns the passing of Eyad Sarraj, a Palestinian human rights activist and mental health advocate, by replaying an interview the show did with him in 2008. And Max Blumenthal is interviewed about his new book, Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel.||1/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDecember 29, 2013||Beyond the Pale dedicated its last show of 2013 to remembering the Zayde of Jewish Punk, Lou Reed, who exited stage left the past fall. Meanwhile, thanks to a new graphic novel and upcoming film, Brian Epstein, the Gay Jewish manager of the Beatles unexpectedly steps ever more into the limelight in that most epic and near-tragic pop cultural story of our time. Finally, the oft-overlooked middle period of Chagall, when he was in exile in New York, returns to New York and audiences are now confronted with a singular case of Holocaust art that made the crucifixion its central symbol. Three separate guests joined Beyond the Pale for the show: 1. Steven Lee Beeber: author of HEEBIE-JEEBIES at CBGB's, find out more at www.jewpunk.com. 2. Viveak Tiwary: Broadway Producer of "American Idiot," and more, and author of "The Fifth Beatle." Find out more at thefifthebeatle.com. 3. Susan Tumarkin Goodman:Senior Curator of Chagall: War, Love and Exile, find out more at thejewishmuseum.org.||12/29/2013||Free||View in iTunes|