Keeping Jewish Weird
By Keeping Jewish Weird
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Keeping Jewish Weird is a podcast about all the odd, obscure, underrepresented, and unexplored corners of the Jewish world. Join hosts Eryn Black, Isaac Brickner, Sam Rood, and a slew of awesome guests as they bring their unique perspectives to the complex subjects of Jewish history, culture, spirituality, and identity.
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These Boys Know What's Up
In a podscape saturated with folks thinking they have something to say, it's rare to find people who actually do. Give these guys a chance, and I think you'll agree that they bring a distinct voice that you don't get to hear very often - Jewish people talking about the Jewish experience, outside the context of a joke.
My only suggestion - do whatever you can to bring in some Jewish women as guests. And/or, Jewish members of the LGBTQ+ community. Not necessarily to talk about those facets of who they are. Just to get an even better spread of diversity going.
Remember that skit where Chris Farley plays creepy fan who asks his guests about their most famous exploits and then goes “that was pretty cool, huh?” That’s the level of analysis you get in the first episode. The director was jewish and one of the characters had a Jewish-sounding name is pretty pitiful analysis. And not to mention they completely ignored all actual Jewish horror. No mention of Eli Roth? No mention of Demon?!? What could be more resonant and brilliant and terrifying and prescient than this recent Polish entry about the literal horror of how the Poles have forcibly forgotten their complicity in the Holocaust? But I guess that was too on-point for these guys. This podcast is so bad I’m almost compelled to make my own podcast on the subject just to prove it can be done right. My review is only after the first episode because I’m not going to keep listening.
KJW is the best!
KJW is super informative and entertaining. Do yourself a favor and take a listen!