49 episodes

Orthodox Jewish women shooting the breeze about the past, present, and future of fandom. Hosted by Michal Schick, featuring Tamar Herman, SM Rosenberg, and special guests!

Nice Jewish Fangirls Jewish Coffee House

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 35 Ratings

Orthodox Jewish women shooting the breeze about the past, present, and future of fandom. Hosted by Michal Schick, featuring Tamar Herman, SM Rosenberg, and special guests!

    What Are Jew Afraid Of? (Episode 48)

    What Are Jew Afraid Of? (Episode 48)

    BOO! The Nice Jewish Fangirls are joined by horror screenwriter and scary-stuff aficionado Avishai Weinberger to explore the whys and hows and what-fors of horror storytelling. Why do frights and freak-outs appeal to us (well, some of us!)? What's the difference between horror and tragedy? And how should newbies and scardy-cats explore the genre -- and what can we gain from facing our fears?

    This week's current obsessions include The Return of the Thief by Megan Whalen Turner, Wentworth, Emily in Paris, and The Boys!

    Follow Avishai on Twitter @avishaiw, and watch his short film THIRD DATE here! https://youtu.be/v8Mpv5QvhIg

    Tamar's BOOK! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49249847-bts?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=X12nAq28iR&rank=1

    Get our NEW MERCH! https://www.redbubble.com/people/inkasrain/shop

    Get in touch with us!

    Twitter: www.twitter.com/JewishFangirls

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/jewishfangirls/

    Email us at nicejewishfangirls@gmail.com

    Review us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nice-jewish-fangirls/id1181390630

    Edited by Jamie Blumberg. You can reach them on Twitter (twitter.com/jamie_blumberg), email them at jamietheblumberg@gmail.com, or visit their website at jamberg.me/

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Oh, the Places Jew'll Go! (Episode 47)

    Oh, the Places Jew'll Go! (Episode 47)

    This week, the Nice Jewish Fangirls take an in-depth look at the room where it happens: the sukkah! (That’s totally what you were thinking, right?) Michal, Tamar, and SM use the location-specific holiday of Succot to explore setting in fiction and fandom. Can a place make a story? Does a story make the place? Is any of this actually important? Tune in to find out!

    This week, we have forgone our Current Obsessions segment in honor of the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

    Tamar's BOOK! www.goodreads.com/book/show/492498…g1amzjbQy&rank=1

    Get our NEW MERCH! www.redbubble.com/people/inkasrain…-jewish-fangirls

    Get in touch with us!

    Twitter: www.twitter.com/JewishFangirls

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    Email us at nicejewishfangirls@gmail.com

    Review us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nice…ls/id1181390630

    Edited by Jamie Blumberg. You can reach them on Twitter (twitter.com/jamie_blumberg), email them at jamietheblumberg@gmail.com, or visit their website at jamberg.me/

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Challenge Accepted II: Electric Boogajew (Episode 46)

    Challenge Accepted II: Electric Boogajew (Episode 46)

    Challenge Accepted II: Electric Boogajew (Episode 46)

    Challenging times call for challenging… challenges! In this week’s episode, the Nice Jewish Fangirls rate and discuss the fandom challenges issued back in episode 42. Tamar talks about Bloodline by Claudia Grey and Nimona by Noelle Stevenson, Michal shares her take on Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite and Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuinston, and SM reviews The Witcher series on Netflix and a playlist of Bon Appétit videos — which spawns its own discussion on representation, escapist edutainment, and PAYING YOUR CONTRIBUTORS FAIRLY.

    This week’s current obsessions include Indian Matchmaking and Hyori’s BnB (both on Netflix) and the Podfichat discord server.

    Tamar's BOOK! www.goodreads.com/book/show/492498…g1amzjbQy&rank=1

    Get our NEW MERCH! www.redbubble.com/people/inkasrain…-jewish-fangirls

    Get in touch with us!

    Twitter: www.twitter.com/JewishFangirls

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/jewishfangirls/

    Email us at nicejewishfangirls@gmail.com

    Review us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nice…ls/id1181390630

    Edited by Jamie Blumberg. You can reach them on Twitter(twitter.com/jamie_blumberg), email them at jamietheblumberg@gmail.com, or visit their website at jamberg.me/

    • 1 hr 22 min
    The Tamarisode (Episode 45)

    The Tamarisode (Episode 45)

    The Nice Jewish Fangirls return (with extreme caution) to celebrate the one and only Tamar Herman and discuss the release of her first book, BTS: Blood, Sweat, and Tears! Learn what Tamar's process is like, how she sat down to tackle this epic accomplishment, and the Jewish Pesach-eggs that she hid inside the finished product! Head over to GoodReads for more information, and order at your local independent bookseller! (...or Amazon and Barnes and Noble.)

    This week's (/the past several months') current obsessions include watching a lot of movies, ER, and the newest Digimon show.

    Tamar's BOOK! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49249847-bts?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=ag1amzjbQy&rank=1

    Get our NEW MERCH! www.redbubble.com/people/inkasrain…-jewish-fangirls

    Get in touch with us!

    Twitter: www.twitter.com/JewishFangirls

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/jewishfangirls/

    Email us at nicejewishfangirls@gmail.com

    Review us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nice…ls/id1181390630

    Edited by Jamie Blumberg. You can reach them on Twitter(twitter.com/jamie_blumberg), email them at jamietheblumberg@gmail.com, or visit their website at jamberg.me/

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The One Where We Don't Not Talk About the Virus (Episode 44)

    The One Where We Don't Not Talk About the Virus (Episode 44)

    The Nice Jewish Fangirls return to fail miserably at their stated mission of NOT talking about the viral sensation that's sweeping the nation. Also: What coping mechanisms are we using to get through this?

    This week's current obsessions include Kpop group Everglow's fashion, The Queen's Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner and Shane by Jack Schaefer!

    Get our NEW MERCH! www.redbubble.com/people/inkasrain…-jewish-fangirls

    Get in touch with us!

    Twitter: www.twitter.com/JewishFangirls

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/jewishfangirls/

    Email us at nicejewishfangirls@gmail.com

    Review us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nice…ls/id1181390630

    Edited by Jamie Blumberg. You can reach them on Twitter(twitter.com/jamie_blumberg), email them at jamietheblumberg@gmail.com, or visit their website at jamberg.me/

    • 52 min
    BFFs: Best Fandoms 4Eva! (Episode 43)

    BFFs: Best Fandoms 4Eva! (Episode 43)

    In the latest episode of Nice Jewish Fangirls, Michal, Tamar, and SM open their fandom lockets and explore the stories that hold a permanent place in their hearts. Come for the inevitable Harry Potter discussion; stay for SM's passion for a... Western?

    This week's current obsessions include: Netflix's Locke and Key, the new album from BTS, and Cheer!

    Get our NEW MERCH! www.redbubble.com/people/inkasrain/works/45021944-nice-jewish-fangirls

    Get in touch with us!

    Twitter: www.twitter.com/JewishFangirls

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/jewishfangirls/

    Email us at nicejewishfangirls@gmail.com

    Review us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nice…ls/id1181390630

    Edited by Jamie Blumberg. You can reach them on Twitter(twitter.com/jamie_blumberg), email them at jamietheblumberg@gmail.com, or visit their website at jamberg.me/

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

oh8four ,

A must listen!

As a non-religous person, I find this podcast both informative and entertaining. Relating all the best things in pop culture to Jewish culture and faith is such a great way to learn and expand my horizons. All three hosts have great chemistry with one another and give a great mix of humor and insight. I really hope the podcast continues on. Go listen now!

Rochela S. ,

The podcast that all nerdy Jewish girls need and the one that we deserve

Hi, my name is Rochela, I’m a Jewish Fangirl, and my current obsession is a podcast that I’ve been binge-listening to for two months called Nice Jewish Fangirls! I’m not on Facebook, but I’m aware of OLUF (and jealous of those who are part of it), so I was super excited to hear about this podcast and I hoped it would live up to my expectations. It didn’t. It went far, far beyond them, and I’m so happy to be a fan of NJF. You guys are so real and so relatable- it sounds like you have so much fun talking about fandom-ish stuff and then you go and connect it all back to Judaism. I want to insinuate myself into the podcast so y’all could be my new best friends. I get so excited every time you talk about (or slyly hint about) something I love. We as Orthodox Jewish nerds are such a unique group and I love this podcast for being just for us. Thank you so much for gifting the world of Nice Jewish Fangirls with your voices of humor and insight about altogether awesomeness.

Shevy05 ,

Great Podcast!

It is so nice to hear female Jewish podcasters discussing all things fandom! I also appreciate the “current obsession” segment because it has introduced me to so many new shows, movies, and books. Keep up the great work!

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