JEW-ISH is a series of one to one interviews with Jews from a range of different cultures and backgrounds, aiming to show the nuance that exists within the Jewish world. Follow me on Twitter @Jewish_Podcast for more info and updates on upcoming guests.
My guest this week is Jake Cohen. Jake is a professional chef who studied at the Culinary Institute of America, during and after which he spent time working the line at DANIEL and ABC Kitchen in New York City. He then moved into food media, contributing to notable publications such as Saveur Magazine, TastingTable.com and Time Out New York. Jake is about to release his first book, 'Jew-Ish: A Cookbook: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch (https://www.wakeandjake.com/jewish-a-cookbook) .' You can follow Jake on Instagram @JakeCohen (https://www.instagram.com/jakecohen/) , and you can follow me on Twitter @Jewish_podcast (https://www.twitter.com/jewish_podcast/) .
Ben Freeman (Jewish Pride: Rebuilding a People Special)
I'm delighted to welcome back Ben Freeman to the podcast in celebration of the release of his book 'Jewish Pride: Rebuilding a People.' In our conversation, we spoke about what inspired Ben to write this book, his own personal journey with Jewish pride, and the main message he wants people to take away from the book. You can purchase Ben's book from Amazon (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jewish-Pride-Rebuilding-Ben-Freeman/dp/1913532135) or all other major book retailers. You can follow Ben on Twitter @BenMFreeman (https://twitter.com/benmfreeman) , and you can follow me on Twitter @Jewish_Podcast (https://twitter.com/jewish_podcast) .
Isaac De Castro
My guest this week is Isaac De Castro, co-founder of Jewish on Campus, a social media-based organisation that focuses on fighting and bringing attention to antisemitism on college campuses. Isaac is originally from Panama City, and is currently studying History of Architecture and Urban Development at Cornell University. You can follow Jewish On Campus on Instagram @JewishOnCampus (https://www.instagram.com/jewishoncampus) , and you can follow me on Twitter @Jewish_Podcast (https://twitter.com/jewish_podcast) .
My guest this week is Brian Chase. Brian is the drummer for Grammy nominated indie rock band The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and he also runs his own record label, Chaikin Records (https://www.chaikinrecords.com/) , specialising in experimental and avant-garde music. In our conversation, we spoke about Brian's Jewish upbringing, the perception of God in Jewish liturgy, and the different ways he has interpreted Jewish practices to fit within the framework of his own life. You can follow me on Twitter @Jewish_Podcast (https://twitter.com/jewish_podcast) , and if you're enjoying the podcast, please consider becoming an official patron at https://www.patreon.com/jewishthepodcast.
My guest this week is Amy Albertson. Amy is a Chinese-American Jew, originally from California. Amy went through her own personal journey discovering her Jewish identity, culminating in her moving to Israel for 6 years. You can follow Amy on Instagram @theamyalbertson (https://www.instagram.com/theamyalbertson/) , and you can find out more about Amy and her time in Israel at amyalbertson.com (https://www.amyalbertson.com/) . You can follow me on Twitter @Jewish_Podcast (https://twitter.com/jewish_podcast) . If you enjoyed the podcast, please consider becoming an official patron at https://www.patreon.com/jewishthepodcast.
My guest this week is American musician Ezra Furman. Ezra has released 5 albums, and also wrote the original soundtrack for the Netflix series Sex Education. In 2018, they also wrote the 33⅓ book on Lou Reed's classic album Transformer. In our conversation we spoke about Jewish musicians and the impact they had on our own musical journeys, our own Jewish identities and how they play a part in our music, and the challenges Ezra has faced keeping Jewish practices on tour. You can follow Ezra on Twitter @EzraFurman (https://twitter.com/ezrafurman) , and you can follow me on Twitter @Jewish_Podcast (https://twitter.com/jewish_podcast) . If you're enjoying the podcast, head over to our Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/jewishthepodcast) to find out how you can become an official patron.