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

  • E12 - Honik Un Di Kinder

    E12 - Honik Un Di Kinder

    In this episode, we speak to Miriam Udel, Associate Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture at Emory University and editor and translator of Honey on the Page: A Treasury of Yiddish Children's Literature. Miriam dis...

    47:21
  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    52:54