Joy and Conversation

by Daniel Osborn

Joy and Conversation is a podcast about Jewish history and culture. It is propelled by curiosity and a passion for teaching and learning. Eclectic but accessible, it is like looking into a kaleidoscope and seeing the vibrant colors, complex shapes, and rich dimensions of Jewish life and identity--but for your ears. It illuminates Jewish diversity by focusing on under-told stories. It emphasizes vitality and dynamism by showcasi... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • E11 - A Politics by Other Means

    E11 - A Politics by Other Means

    In this episode, we speak with Marc Caplan about Yiddish literature. Marc is the Brownstone Visiting Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College and the author of How Strange the Change: Language, Temporality, and Narrative F...

    Sep 09 2021
    Sep 09 2021
    37:13
  • E10 - A Bundle of Letters

    E10 - A Bundle of Letters

    In this episode, we speak with Ginna Green, Lynn Harris, and Chana Pollack about the newest iteration of A Bintel Brief. Originally an advice column in The Jewish Daily Forward, A Bintel Brief has been reimagined for the 21st cent...

    Aug 22 2021
    Aug 22 2021
    44:34
  • E09 - Saloniko la djudia/ Jewish Salonica

    E09 - Saloniko la djudia/ Jewish Salonica

    In this episode, we speak with Devin Naar about the Jews of Salonica. Devin is the Isaac Alhadeff Professor of Sephardic Studies, Associate Professor of History, and faculty at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies in the Jackson S...

    Aug 08 2021
    Aug 08 2021
    42:04
  • E08 - House of Stone

    E08 - House of Stone

    In this episode, we speak with Molly Theodora Oringer, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at UCLA, about Lebanon's Jewish communities and the way they are remembered by non-Jewish Lebanese today. Molly discusse...

    Jul 19 2021
    Jul 19 2021
    52:54
  • E07 - Strangers in Their Homeland

    E07 - Strangers in Their Homeland

    In this episode, we speak with Maha Nassar, Associate Professor of Modern Middle East History and Islamic Studies at The University of Arizona, about Palestinian citizens of the State of Israel. Maha discusses life as a Palestinia...

    Jun 23 2021
    Jun 23 2021
    47:15