24 episodes

Recorded live at the Museum of Jewish Montreal, join talk radio legend Tommy Schnurmacher, the Rabbi Avi Finegold and a rotating, round-table panel of guests from the arts, the media and the academic and religious communities for a bi-weekly conversation on faith and life over a couple of cocktails.

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    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Recorded live at the Museum of Jewish Montreal, join talk radio legend Tommy Schnurmacher, the Rabbi Avi Finegold and a rotating, round-table panel of guests from the arts, the media and the academic and religious communities for a bi-weekly conversation on faith and life over a couple of cocktails.

    SPECIAL: A Very Orthodox Jewish Christmas (Unpacking the News ep110 w/ Tommy Schnurmacher)

    SPECIAL: A Very Orthodox Jewish Christmas (Unpacking the News ep110 w/ Tommy Schnurmacher)

    Accidental babysitting for John Lennon and Yoko Ono, nostalgia and memory on Montreal’s Plateau Mont-Royal and why Stephen Harper is a terrible dinner guest. Plus: how the origins of the ‘Canada is Fake’ movement may lie in the 1995 Referendum.

    All this and more with political commentator, talk radio legend and author of the new memoir 'Make-up Tips From Auschwitz: How Vanity Saved My Mother's Life' Tommy Schnurmacher on a very special holiday episode of the award-winning weekly politics and society interview podcast Unpacking the News.

    Find Tommy's book on Amazon, at talkradiotommy.com and at better bookstores everywhere.

    Support the show at https://www.patreon.com/unpackingthenews

    Music on this episode includes

    * 'A Merry Christmas from 1928/1929'
    * 'Joyeaux Noel', Ginette Reno
    * 'Le Sentier de Neige', Les Classels
    * 'Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant', Mitsou
    * 'Ca Bergers Assemblons Nous', The Stairwell Carollers
    * 'Noel de Joie', Ginette Menard

    This conversation was recorded on December 10th and 16th, 2019.

    • 1 hr
    S2, E11: Debating the Jewish Left w/ Jonathan Neumann

    S2, E11: Debating the Jewish Left w/ Jonathan Neumann

    On the eleventh episode of Season 2 of Canada’s premiere faith and conversation podcast, hosts Tommy Schnurmacher and Rabbi Avi Finegold are joined by writer Jonathan Neumann to discuss his controversial new polemic 'To Heal the World?: How the Jewish Left Corrupts Judaism and Endangers Israel'.

    Production by Andre Goulet
    Technical assistance from Ricochet Media
    Logo by Design is Yummy
    Theme music by Montreal hip-hop and klezmer composer Socalled
    Recorded live at Atelier Lou in Westmount

    Find Tommy's hit memoir 'Make-up Tips From Auschwitz: How Vanity Saved My Mother's Life' at http://talkradiotommy.com

    Check out the refined collection of rings, broaches, cuff-links and more, exclusive designs handcrafted in Montreal by some of the most skilled artisans in the world, at our sponsor Atelier Lou (http://atelierlou.com/).

    For glassware, bar tools and ingredients and all of your cocktail needs go to cocktailemporium.com or visit them in Toronto at 20 Kensington ave. in Kensington Market and at 972 Queen st. W.

    This conversation was recorded on November 12th, 2019.

    • 37 min
    S2, E10: Makeup Tips From Auschwitz: How Vanity Saved My Mother's Life

    S2, E10: Makeup Tips From Auschwitz: How Vanity Saved My Mother's Life

    On the tenth episode of Season 2 of Canada’s premiere faith and conversation podcast, hosts Tommy Schnurmacher and Rabbi Avi Finegold sit down to discuss Tommy's fascinating, funny and fantastic new memoir 'Makeup Tips From Auschwitz: How Vanity Saved My Mother's Life'.

    Production by Andre Goulet
    Technical assistance from Ricochet Media
    Logo by Design is Yummy
    Theme music by Montreal hip-hop and klezmer composer Socalled
    Recorded live at Atelier Lou in Westmount

    Order the memoir online everywhere and at https://www.amazon.ca/Makeup-Tips-Auschwitz-Vanity-Mothers-ebook/dp/B07WFWK1Q4

    Find out more about the creative process behind the hit book at http://talkradiotommy.com

    Check out the refined collection of rings, broaches, cuff-links and more, exclusive designs handcrafted in Montreal by some of the most skilled artisans in the world, at our sponsor Atelier Lou (http://atelierlou.com/).

    For glassware, bar tools and ingredients and all of your cocktail needs go to cocktailemporium.com or visit them in Toronto at 20 Kensington ave. in Kensington Market and at 972 Queen st. W.

    This conversation was recorded on November 12th, 2019.

    • 36 min
    S2, E9: Nothing But the Truth With Dr. Ruth

    S2, E9: Nothing But the Truth With Dr. Ruth

    On the ninth episode of Season 2 of Canada’s premiere faith and conversation podcast, hosts Tommy Schnurmacher and Rabbi Avi Finegold welcome the fabulous, fascinating and internationally renown radio and television talk show host, sex therapist and author Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

    Production by Andre Goulet
    Technical assistance from Ricochet Media
    Logo by Design is Yummy
    Theme music by Montreal hip-hop and klezmer composer Socalled
    Recorded live at the Renoir bar at the Sofitel in downtown Montreal

    Check out the refined collection of rings, broaches, cuff-links and more, exclusive designs handcrafted in Montreal by some of the most skilled artisans in the world, at our sponsor Atelier Lou (http://atelierlou.com/).

    For glassware, bar tools and ingredients and all your cocktail needs go to cocktailemporium.com or visit them in Toronto at 20 Kensington ave. in Kensington Market and at 972 Queen st. W.

    Watch the hit documentary 'Ask Dr. Ruth' on Hulu.

    This conversation was recorded on October 23rd, 2019.

    • 28 min
    S2, E8: Inside the Funeral Parlor w/ Ross and Joseph Paperman

    S2, E8: Inside the Funeral Parlor w/ Ross and Joseph Paperman

    On the eighth episode of Season 2 of Canada’s premiere faith and conversation podcast hosts Tommy Schnurmacher and Rabbi Avi Finegold welcome Joseph and Ross Paperman, two of the directors at Paperman & Sons, to explore faith and grief, mourning and tradition, and how the Paperman family has prioritized care for the deceased and their loved ones for more than a century.

    Production by Andre Goulet
    Technical assistance from Ricochet Media
    Logo by Design is Yummy
    Theme music by Montreal hip-hop and klezmer composer Socalled
    Recorded live at Papermans Funeral Home

    Check out the refined collection of rings, broaches, cuff-links and more, exclusive designs handcrafted in Montreal by some of the most skilled artisans in the world, at our sponsor Atelier Lou (http://atelierlou.com/).

    To find out more about Paperman & Sons go to https://www.paperman.com/en

    • 25 min
    S2, E7: Apple Cider Vinegar, Gwyneth Paltrow and Other Deities w/ Dr. Joe Schwarcz

    S2, E7: Apple Cider Vinegar, Gwyneth Paltrow and Other Deities w/ Dr. Joe Schwarcz

    On the seventh episode of Season 2 of Canada’s premiere faith and conversation podcast, hosts Tommy Schnurmacher and Rabbi Avi Finegold welcome McGill University academic and author Dr. Joe Schwarcz to discuss the chemistry of faith, quack remedies and the state of science in a fake news world..

    Production by Andre Goulet
    Technical assistance from Ricochet Media
    Logo by Design is Yummy
    Theme music by Montreal hip-hop and klezmer composer Socalled
    Recorded live at Atelier Lou (376 avenue Victoria, Westmount)

    Check out the refined collection of rings, broaches, cuff-links and more, exclusive designs handcrafted in Montreal by some of the most skilled artisans in the world, at our sponsor Atelier Lou (http://atelierlou.com/).

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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Excellent

An entertaining and educational listen. Tommy and Avi are thought provoking and know how to pick topics that engage.

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