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May 15, 2018

Lorraine and Sarah take a break from their usual programming to discuss the much-buzzed-about This is America music video from Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover aka future EGOT 4 shore -- watch out Barbra Streisand. Lots to unpack in this vid: Black culture. Guns. Charleston. Jim Crow symbolism. Horses? Also, Sarah and...


May 8, 2018

Time for a switcheroo! Sarah and Lorraine pause from learning about their respective cultures to take the other gal’s culture for a spin. What does this mean? Movies! Lorraine watched When Harry Met Sally (which Sarah will defend to the death as a “Jewish movie”) and Sarah watched Do The Right Thing (an undeniably...


May 1, 2018

Lorraine and Sarah welcome Rachel Chapman and Oscar Montoya, of the Inside the Disney Vault podcast, to share some shame! The Disney kids got learnt up on all things anime, and they cover a wide swath -- talking everything from Dragon Ball Z to Miyazaki’s greatest hits to Sailor Moon to a scandal that will change the...


Apr 24, 2018

Did you guys know cults are super trendy right now? Sarah and Lorraine always have their finger on the pulse, trust. For this culty ep, Sarah gets learnt up on the ultra-Orthodox sect Lev Tahor, aka the “Jewish Taliban” and its shady leader Shlomo Helbrans, who moved the group all around the world to evade various...


Apr 17, 2018

Calling all nerds, dorks, and geeks! This is your episode, babies. Katelyn Hempstead -- writer / comedian / Trekkie -- swings by the pod to chat about Jews in science fiction! Katelyn got learnt up on sci-fi pioneer Isaac Asimov and “bad boy” nihilist Harlan Ellison. Fun fact: Asimov coined the word “robotics”!...