Can We Talk?
By Jewish Women's Archive
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Each month on Can We Talk?, the Jewish Women’s Archive features stories and conversations about Jewish women and the issues that shape our public and private lives. Alternating between a documentary style and a roundtable format, Can We Talk? includes profiles of historical and contemporary Jewish women, frank discussion of culture, politics, and current events, and little-known stories from our past and present. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell us what you think of the podcast! Take our survey at https://jwa.org/podcastsurvey.
||CleanEpisode 21: TRYmester: Lifting the Silence on Infertility||Naomi Less and her provocative theater piece, TRYmester, dramatize the struggles and stigma of infertility within a tradition that celebrates children and families. This is the second episode in our series exploring infertility in the Jewish community.||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Breaking the Sound Barrier||Susan Stamberg of NPR and Emily Bazelon of Slate’s Political Gabfest join us to explore the power and polarization of women’s voices.||2/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Dirty Dancing Turns 30||Dirty Dancing turns 30! We celebrate the surprise hit film and explore its portrait of class, gender, and Jewish life.||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Mah Jongg Tov||The sounds, history, and culture of Mah Jongg, a game long associated with old Jewish ladies that is now enjoying a renaissance among women of all ages in American Jewish culture.||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Four Mothers: Orna’s Story||Hear the moving story of Orna Shimoni, a member of the Four Mothers movement in the late 1990s who is now a model for a new generation of women peace activists.||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Women Wage Peace||Hear the story of Women Wage Peace, a powerful new movement in Israel demanding peace with the Palestinians—and insisting on women's place at the negotiating table.||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: A Day at the Met with the Mixed-Up Files||On its 50th anniversary, we celebrate beloved children’s book From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler with a tour of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and a conversation with author E.L. Konigsburg’s daughter.||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Making a Family||This month, we tackle infertility and non-traditional family-building with the story of a Jewish couple who had trouble conceiving and decided to hire a surrogate.||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Borders of Love||We talk with Israeli author Dorit Rabinyan about All the Rivers, a love story that doubles as political allegory, and about the tragic personal experiences that inspired her to write a tale of star-crossed Middle Eastern lovers.||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: A New Era for the ERA||On this month's episode, we explore the Equal Rights Amendment: its feminist history, its absence from our constitution, and today's efforts to revive the fight.||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Still Marching||March with us! In this episode, we meet participants in the Women’s March on Washington and go back to where it all began—the first women’s march in Washington, in 1913.||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Rededication||In this episode, we turn for post-election guidance to Ruth Messinger, April Baskin, and Idit Klein—three Jewish women who have spent their lives working for social change—and visit the White House Hanukkah party.||12/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Sonnet for America||In search of some post-election, pre-Thanksgiving meaning, host Nahanni Rous and JWA Executive Director Judith Rosenbaum explore that great American symbol, the Statue of Liberty—and the Jewish woman who gave her a voice.||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: WITCH in Action||On Halloween of 1968, a coven of witches in black robes and pointy hats hexed Wall Street. They called themselves WITCH–Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell–but there was nothing violent about this guerrilla theater protest group.||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Women of the Wall||This month, Can We Talk attends a Bat Mitzvah with Women of the Wall at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The group has been fighting for women's right to read Torah at Judaism's holiest site for nearly three decades.||9/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: JWA at the DNC||Host Nahanni Rous and JWA Executive Director Judith Rosenbaum report from the Democratic National Convention, as Hillary Clinton formally accepts her historic presidential nomination.||7/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: "Jewish Hair"||With summer around the corner and a lot of frizz in the air, we explore curly, wavy, frizzy hair and its deeper significance for Jewish women.||6/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Mothering||In this Mother’s Day episode, we celebrate the many forms motherhood can take, and look at what it means to wholeheartedly step into the role.||5/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: People of the Cookbook||“Every cuisine tells a story,” writes cookbook author Claudia Roden in the Book of Jewish Food. In this Passover edition, Claudia Roden talks about Passover cooking, her childhood in Egypt, and the history of Jewish cuisines around the world.||4/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Body of Knowledge||Forty-five years ago a group of women in the Boston area published Our Bodies Ourselves—a groundbreaking book that put forward the radical notion that women should get to know their bodies and take charge of their health and sexuality.||2/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: The Pilot's Pilot||Women flew airplanes in the U.S. before they could vote. In the 1940s, two young Jewish women from different continents both got their pilot's licenses. In the turbulent years after WWII, their stories were woven together—not by fate, but by flight.||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Well produced and fascinating
I am loving this new show that tells some unique stories from history, ties them into modern times, and does it in such a well produced way. Reminds me of Radiotopia quality shows.
What a delightful window into Jewish culture. Eye-opening, engaging, brilliantly executed . Thank you !
Can We Talk?
The Pilot's Pilot is spectacular…..the stories, the editing, the voices, the music! This piece is more than a pod. It's like a small concerto.