Senior Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner - national broadcaster and Senior Partner of The Rabbi Laura Partnerships Training. A dual Israeli-British citizen, Rabbi Laura is no stranger to frank and honest talk on emotionally charged topics, having headed the People’s Peace dialogue track of the Oslo Accords between Israelis and Palestinians. In 2017, she founded Real Conversations, a national project encouraging UK citizens to broach the most difficult topics dividing communities.
Rabbi Laura's book, Bitesize Resilience, is available on Kindle, with all profits going to the Molly Rose Foundation: https://tinyurl.com/y8cvonuw
"Bitesize Resilience is for anyone who needs help surviving crises. Using her extensive experience managing crisis situations both in her work and personal life, Rabbi Laura provides daily wisdom and practical strategies to flourish in spite of adversity."
The Minister for Faith - Stephen Greenhalgh
A deeply personal and candid interview with the UK Minister for Faith, Stephen Greenhalgh.
Stephen speaks about openly mourning his mother who died from coronavirus, the pros and cons of hierarchical religion and how Christmas will pan out.
Nadine Batchelor-Hunt - being a left-wing Jew of colour
Journalist Nadine Batchelor-Hunt talks about her experiences in occupying the space between being Jewish, a person of colour and left-wing.
She also talks about Jessica Krug, the academic who recently admitted that she lied about being black, and being trolled on Twitter.
Giles gives his view on Cancel Culture and what he sees as a narrowing of our ability to engage in discourse.
"I'm very against Cancel Culture and I don't give a damn if people want to cancel me for that"
Lord Danny Finkelstein - Everything In Moderation (except his brainpower)
Brainy, funny, honourable, wise, open-minded and open-hearted: Lord Danny Finkelstein (why isn't he Prime Minister?)
A Great Podcast
I am working my way through all of the episodes on this podcast and they have all been extremely interesting and entertaining. I particularly like Rabbi Laura’s use of questions to explain words/ concepts to the listener, as well as the wide range of participants. My favourite so far is the most recent episode on conversion and the wonderful conversation between Rabbi Laura and two other rabbis. It was an enlightening and erudite conversation and I felt privileged to be able to listen in.
Krish and the masterpiece finale!
I am loving these podcasts. All different, all offering nuggets of wisdom and food for thought. Rabbi Laura’s compassion and astuteness comes through as she delves deep into what the interviewees think are just throwaway comments. I’m excited to listen to more episodes. Krish’s Dalai Lama story is going to be very hard to beat!