Episode 16: Major League Dreidel, The Spinagogue, and Dreidels on the Brain

Host Dan Crane interviews Eric Pavony, the “Knishioner" of Major League Dreidel and creator of the Spinagogue (not to mention Brewskee-Ball, a competitive Skee-Ball league for adults). And author/storyteller Joel Ben Izzy reads an excerpt from his recent Chanukah book, "Dreidels on the Brain.”

 

Episode 15: Sinatra, Israel, and a Bag Full of Cash

Host Dan Crane tells the story of two strangers in the night, a bag full of cash, and a ship full of weapons bound for the fledgling state of Israel, in this special episode dedicated to Frank Sinatra’s jewish activism. Guests: Anthony Summers, David Lehman, Shalom Goldman, Paul Karolyi, and Tony Michaels.

 

Episode 14: Activism

In this election special episode of The Kibitz, comedian Moshe Kasher and his brother David Kasher debate the past, present and potential future of Jewish activism with host Dan Crane. 

 

 

 

 

Episode 13: Reflection

The high holidays are upon us, so this episode of The Kibitz is all about reflection and 10Q—a project powered by Reboot. Guests include the Kasher brothers and Nicola Behrman (co- founder of 10Q), as well as Jenn Maer, Raleigh Harrell, and Libby Lenkinski, who all speak about their experience doing 10Q. 

 

 

Episode 12: Education

It’s back-to-school time, so host Dan Crane talks to Joel Stein (Time magazine), Tiffany Shlain (Character Day), Ari Kelman (Stanford) and the Kasher brothers (a rabbi, and a comedian) about Jewish education — from Hebrew school to how to be a mensch. 

 

Episode 11: Antisemitism

From the alt-right to to the hard-left, a new wave of antisemitism is spreading throughout the US and Europe. Host Dan Crane speaks with Jonathan Weisman from the NY Times about why he quit Twitter and the the whole (((Jewish Name))) thing, Rabbi David Kasher and his brother Moshe Kasher debate the origins of anti-semitism, British ad agency exec Richard Brim tells the story of a swastika being carved on to his front door in London, and Dan Patterson (creator of Whose Line and Mock the Week) talks anti-semitism in the UK.

 

Episode 10: Comedy

Guests David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer, Stella, Children’s Hospital) and Dan Patterson (Whose Line is it Anyway, Mock the Week) were both deeply influenced by similar experiences - find out what on The Kibitz!  This episode also features Andrea Rosen (Episodes), Kasher vs Kasher, and a 95-year-old nana telling jokes. Plus host Dan Crane compares a body part to Muppets Statler and Waldorf.

 

Episode 9: Animals

Our 9th episode of The Kibitz, titled ANIMALS, features an exclusive tour inside Teva Foods, one of the few remaining kosher slaughterhouses in the LA area. We’ll discover how the kosher slaughter process takes place and examine whether kosher is a more or less humane method of processing beef for food. I also interview Yadidya Greenberg—a Jewish Animal Welfare Advocate, Shochet, and Blogger who works with the Jewish Initiative for Animals—and Devora Kimelman-Block, the founder of KOL Foods, the only purveyor of pasture-raised grass-fed kosher beef in the US. 

 

Episode 8: Revelation

Talkin’ bout a revelation! A mini Kibitz episode covering Shavuot—the least known, most important Jewish holiday. Featuring comedian Moshe Kasher and Rabbi David Kasher with host Dan Crane.

 

Episode 7: Nosh (pt 2)

What's The Deli, yo?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 6: Nosh (pt 1)

In episode 6 of The Kibitz, host Dan Crane gets his nosh on by talking kosher laws with David and Moshe Kasher and interviewing the director and a producer of City of Gold. City of Gold consulting producer Lara Rabinovitch tells us about her bat mitzvah in a Kid Walks in to a Bar, and nana waxes nostalgic about schmaltz and gribenes!

 

 

 

Episode 5

In episode 5 of The Kibitz, we learn about the Jewish origins of superheroes from Jonathan Lethem and Damon Lindelof, and talk about the genesis of the Haggadah and the Passover seder. Plus jokes!

 

Episode 4

Despite the obvious irony in a podcast about unplugging, Episode 4 of The Kibitz is all about our need to collectively unplug from technology. Join host Dan Crane on a journey celebrating the Shabbat tradition and the National Day of Unplugging

 

 

 

 

Episode 3

Episode three of The Kibitz asks, what is love, anyway? Howard Jones didn’t know back in 1983, and Jews have pondered the same question as far back as Jacob and Rachel. Join host Dan Crane on a journey into the heart of what makes our hearts aflutter. 

 

 

 

 

Episode 2

The second episode of The Kibitz podcast focuses on transitions, religious and gender fluidity and what being a Jew means at B-Mitzvah age and now. Join host Dan Crane as he takes us on a journey honoring transitioning to the start of 2016.  

 

 

 

 

Episode 1

The launch of The Kibitz podcast begins with all things related to Light, Hanukkah and oil. Join host Dan Crane as he takes us on a journey to discover what Hanukkah means in the 21st century.