25 episodes

Joy and Conversation is a podcast about Jewish history and culture. It is propelled by curiosity and a passion for teaching and learning. Eclectic but accessible, it is like looking into a kaleidoscope and seeing the vibrant colors, complex shapes, and rich dimensions of Jewish life and identity--but for your ears. It illuminates Jewish diversity by focusing on under-told stories. It emphasizes vitality and dynamism by showcasing humanity and creativity. Centered on asking questions and dedicated to sharing knowledge, Joy and Conversation breaks silences, crosses borders, cultivates understanding, and encourages compassion. Finding joy in conversation is a mitzvah.
To learn more, visit joyandconversationpodcast.com or Twitter @JandCpodcast.

Joy and Conversation Daniel Osborn

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Joy and Conversation is a podcast about Jewish history and culture. It is propelled by curiosity and a passion for teaching and learning. Eclectic but accessible, it is like looking into a kaleidoscope and seeing the vibrant colors, complex shapes, and rich dimensions of Jewish life and identity--but for your ears. It illuminates Jewish diversity by focusing on under-told stories. It emphasizes vitality and dynamism by showcasing humanity and creativity. Centered on asking questions and dedicated to sharing knowledge, Joy and Conversation breaks silences, crosses borders, cultivates understanding, and encourages compassion. Finding joy in conversation is a mitzvah.
To learn more, visit joyandconversationpodcast.com or Twitter @JandCpodcast.

    Voices from the Archives: Contemplate a Tree

    Voices from the Archives: Contemplate a Tree

    In this bonus episode, we visit the archives and listen to excerpts from the Jewish philosopher Martin Buber's writings, specifically I and Thou and A Land of Two Peoples. This bonus episode is inspired by the recent episode, "A Hebrew Humanist" featuring Nicolas DeWarren, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Jewish Studies at Penn State.Buber's writings are read by Josh Friedman, a member of the band DATCHA and the creator of the podcast, Art and Life and Shit.Learn more about Joy and Conversation at www.joyandconversationpodcast.comLearn more about Project Mosaics, the 501c3 education nonprofit that produces Joy and Conversation at www.projectmosaics.orgFollow Joy and Conversation on social media:Twitter- @JandCPodcastFacebook- @JoyandConversationPodcastYouTube- Joy and ConversationEpisode Credits:Joy and Conversation is hosted by Dan OsbornMusic supervision, editing mixing, and mastering by Nico Rivers (www.auraformaudio.com)Graphics and Klezmer theme song by Alec Hutson (www.alechutson.com & www.warbirdcreative.com)Website design by Jakob Lazzaro (www.jakoblazzaro.com)This episode featured music from the Sephardic group, Voice of the Turtle (www.voiceoftheturtle.com).Azkir Khasdey Eyl Neh-EmanThis episode featured music from Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue).Thread of CloudsKovdEpisode photo by Dan Osborn

    • 16 min
    Pathways to Parenting

    Pathways to Parenting

    In this episode, we speak with Amy Weinreb about parenting, family dynamics, and questions of "home." Amy is a cultural anthropologist and senior lecturer at the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at The University of Texas at Austin and the author of Cuba in the Shadow of Change: Daily Life in the Twilight of the Revolution. Amy is joined by Lisa Osborn, Elena Rafael, Carolyn Mahboubi, and Matthew Hilgart, each of whom shares their own relationship with Judaism and Jewishness, parenting, and finding pride and joy in family.Learn more about Joy and Conversation at www.joyandconversationpodcast.comLearn more about Project Mosaics, the 501(c)(3) education nonprofit that produces Joy and Conversation at www.projectmosaics.orgFollow Joy and Conversation on social media:Instagram- joyandconversationpodcastTwitter- @JandCPodcastFacebook- @JoyandConversationPodcastYouTube- Joy and ConversationEpisode Credits:Joy and Conversation is hosted by Dan OsbornMusic supervision, editing mixing, and mastering by Nico Rivers (www.auraformaudio.com)Graphics and Klezmer theme song by Alec Hutson (www.alechutson.com & www.warbirdcreative.com)Website design by Jakob Lazzaro (www.jakoblazzaro.com)This episode featured music from the Sephardic group, Voice of the Turtle (www.voiceoftheturtle.com).Alevanta MordekhaiÜsküdar'a Gider IkenThis episode featured music from Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue).A Certain LightnessQuirkA Little PowderFermin CanyonThis episode featured music from Ezekiel's Wheels (www.ewklezmer.com).Abigale's HoraEpisode photo by Dan Osborn

    • 49 min
    A Hebrew Humanist

    A Hebrew Humanist

    In this episode, we speak with Nicolas DeWarren about the 20th century Jewish philosopher Martin Buber. Nicolas is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Jewish Studies at Penn State and the author of Original Forgiveness , A Momentary Breathlessness in the Sadness of Time, and Husserl and the Promise of Time: Subjectivity in Transcendental Phenomenology. Nicolas discusses Buber's philosophy, his sense of Judaism's role in history, and the way this informed his binational understanding of Zionism and Jewish-Arab relations.Learn more about Joy and Conversation at www.joyandconversationpodcast.comLearn more about Project Mosaics, the 501c3 education nonprofit that produces Joy and Conversation at www.projectmosaics.orgFollow Joy and Conversation on social media:Instagram- joyandconversationpodcastTwitter- @JandCPodcastFacebook- @JoyandConversationPodcastYouTube- Joy and ConversationEpisode Credits:Joy and Conversation is hosted by Dan OsbornMusic supervision, editing mixing, and mastering by Nico Rivers (www.auraformaudio.com)Graphics and Klezmer theme song by Alec Hutson (www.alechutson.com & www.warbirdcreative.com)Website design by Jakob Lazzaro (www.jakoblazzaro.com)This episode featured music from the Sephardic group, Voice of the Turtle (www.voiceoftheturtle.com).Azkir Khasdey Eyl Neh-EmanThis episode featured music from Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue).Cherry HeathMilkwoodThis episode featured music from Ezekiel's Wheels (www.ewklezmer.com).Doina for DukeZizu de CalpEpisode photo by Dan Osborn

    • 43 min
    Voices from the Archives: At the Doctor (English)

    Voices from the Archives: At the Doctor (English)

    In this bonus episode, we visit the archives and listen to Yiddish and English readings of the chapter "At the Doctor" from the shund novel Looking for Luck: The Woman Who Wanted to be Different by Yiddish author Sarah B. Smith. Looking for Luck was serialized in the Yiddish newspaper Der Tog in 1922-1923. The chapter is read by Saul Noam Zaritt in Yiddish and Josh Friedman in English.A special thanks to everyone that made this episode possible.Saul Noam Zaritt is an Associate Professor of Yiddish Literature in the Department of Comparative Literature at Harvard University and the author of Jewish American Writing and World Literature: Maybe to Millions, Maybe to Nobody.Josh Friedman is a member of the band DATCHA and the creator of the podcast, Art and Life and Shit.Joy and Conversation is hosted by Dan OsbornMusic supervision, editing mixing, and mastering by Nico RiversGraphics and Klezmer theme song by Alec HutsonWebsite design by Jakob LazzaroThis episode featured music from the klezmer group, Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band, thanks to Abigale Reisman.Episode photo by Dan Osborn

    • 8 min
    Voices from the Archives: At the Doctor (Yiddish)

    Voices from the Archives: At the Doctor (Yiddish)

    In this bonus episode, we visit the archives and listen to Yiddish and English readings of the chapter "At the Doctor" from the shund novel Looking for Luck: The Woman Who Wanted to be Different by Yiddish author Sarah B. Smith. Looking for Luck was serialized in the Yiddish newspaper Der Tog in 1922-1923. The chapter is read by Saul Noam Zaritt in Yiddish and Josh Friedman in English.A special thanks to everyone that made this episode possible.Saul Noam Zaritt is an Associate Professor of Yiddish Literature in the Department of Comparative Literature at Harvard University and the author of Jewish American Writing and World Literature: Maybe to Millions, Maybe to Nobody.Josh Friedman is a member of the band DATCHA and the creator of the podcast, Art and Life and Shit.Joy and Conversation is hosted by Dan OsbornMusic supervision, editing mixing, and mastering by Nico RiversGraphics and Klezmer theme song by Alec HutsonWebsite design by Jakob LazzaroThis episode featured music from the klezmer group, Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band, thanks to Abigale Reisman.Episode photo by Dan Osborn

    • 10 min
    The Mystery and Romance of Shund

    The Mystery and Romance of Shund

    In this episode, we speak with Saul Noam Zaritt. Saul is an Associate Professor of Yiddish Literature in the Department of Comparative Literature at Harvard University and the author of Jewish American Writing and World Literature: Maybe to Millions, Maybe to Nobody. Saul discusses Yiddish shund literature or, Yiddish trash literature. Through shund novels, Devin explores Yiddish modernity, cultural diffusion, and provides a glimpse into the types of stories that circulated in the Yiddish press outside of the canonized tales.Learn more about Saul's work at www.saulnoamz.comLearn more about the Joy and Conversation at www.joyandconversationpodcast.comFollow Joy and Conversation on social media:Instagram- joyandconversationpodcastTwitter- @JandCPodcastFacebook- @JoyandConversationPodcastYouTube- Joy and ConversationEpisode Credits:Joy and Conversation is hosted by Dan OsbornMusic supervision, editing mixing, and mastering by Nico Rivers (www.nicoriversrecording.com)Graphics and Klezmer theme song by Alec Hutson (www.alechutson.com & www.warbirdcreative.com)Website design by Jakob Lazzaro (www.jakoblazzaro.com)This episode featured music from the Sephardic group, Voice of the Turtle (www.voiceoftheturtle.com).Par'ó Era EstreyeroMose Salio De MisrayimThis episode featured music from Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue).HeatherTuck and PointLa Naranja BorrianaThe RecordsSingle StillLa TrogaEpisode photo by Dan Osborn

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

Elisa Sue ,

Terrific and unique !

I love this fascinating new podcast. Daniel Olson‘s introductions are illuminating. I appreciate the focus on Yiddish as part of an open minded and inclusive view of the world. A great addition and a must-listen for me.

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