7 episodes

Keeping Jewish Weird is a podcast about all the odd, obscure, underrepresented, and unexplored corners of the Jewish world. Join hosts Eryn Black, Isaac Brickner, Sam Rood, and a slew of awesome guests as they bring their unique perspectives to the complex subjects of Jewish history, culture, spirituality, and identity.

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Keeping Jewish Weird is a podcast about all the odd, obscure, underrepresented, and unexplored corners of the Jewish world. Join hosts Eryn Black, Isaac Brickner, Sam Rood, and a slew of awesome guests as they bring their unique perspectives to the complex subjects of Jewish history, culture, spirituality, and identity.

    Interview with the Creators of Jewtah, Part 2

    Interview with the Creators of Jewtah, Part 2

    Have you ever been trapped at a party where the one friend you knew had left and you were flying solo? Then you know what it's like to be a Jew in Utah! Eryn and Isaac talk with the creative team of the new independent film, Jewtah, the story of an agoraphobic Jewish Man living in Utah getting kicked out of his Grandmother’s basement. The writers discuss the journey of sharing their experience creating the script, as they drew from their personal lives, sense of humor, and M*A*S*H.

    • 34 min
    Interview with the Creators of Jewtah, Part 1

    Interview with the Creators of Jewtah, Part 1

    Have you ever been trapped at a party where the one friend you knew had left and you were flying solo? Then you know what it's like to be a Jew in Utah! Eryn and Isaac talk with the creative team of the new independent film, Jewtah, the story of an agoraphobic Jewish Man living in Utah getting kicked out of his Grandmother’s basement. The writers discuss the journey of sharing their experience creating the script, as they drew from their personal lives, sense of humor, and M*A*S*H.

    • 36 min
    Get to Know the Hosts of Keeping Jewish Weird. Are They Truly Weird?

    Get to Know the Hosts of Keeping Jewish Weird. Are They Truly Weird?

    This week the hosts of Keeping Jewish Weird, Isaac Brickner and Eryn Black expose themselves. Get an amusing and cultural view inside the minds and lives of the podcasters. Instead of doing the interviewing they agreed to be interviewed so you, the audience, can get to know them better while being entertained by some interesting and downright silly answers to questions like: “Jewish foods you love and hate” and “If you were a wrestler, what would your entrance music be?”

    • 33 min
    Cajun fried Jewish identity: An interview with Monique Brumbach

    Cajun fried Jewish identity: An interview with Monique Brumbach

    This episode we tackle a few controversial topics with our friend, human rights lawyer and religious leader, Monique Brumbach. We talk about what it means to be an ally to marginalized communities here in the United States, as well as white privilege, anti-Semitism, feminism, and Monique’s international work fighting against gender-based violence by creating change for women who are uniquely vulnerable to exploitation as they seek asylum. We also learn a little about Monique’s childhood growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana as a descendent of Holocaust survivors.

    • 46 min
    Civil Rights, Shlomo Carlebach, and Allen Ginsberg's lover - An interview with Joe Gutman

    Civil Rights, Shlomo Carlebach, and Allen Ginsberg's lover - An interview with Joe Gutman

    In this episode of Keeping Jewish Weird, we discuss some of the feedback we’ve received on social and our thoughts about Jewish identity as followers of Yeshua. Our friend Joe also joined us to share some very interesting life experiences he had while on the forefront of the counter-culture and civil rights movements in San Francisco during the sixties. We also talk about his time spent with the Chabad community in Brooklyn, his family’s experiences as Holocaust survivors, how he defines Jewish identity, as well as our responsibility as Jews to stand up for groups of people who are oppressed and underrepresented in society. At the end of the episode we asked our listeners to take part in something to do with Jewish culture. Our recommendations are to visit a local Jewish deli or read Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon.

    As always, if you’re a new listener to Keeping Jewish Weird, we would absolutely love to hear from you and find out what you think about the show. Feel free to also follow us or chat with us on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube (@keepingjewishweird). Or you can learn more about the show at keepingjewishweird.com.

    • 31 min
    Rosemary's Baby, dybbuks, and other Jewish themes in horror films

    Rosemary's Baby, dybbuks, and other Jewish themes in horror films

    It’s no secret that there is a massive Jewish influence on the Hollywood film industry. But what about the impact Jewish filmmakers have on the horror film genre? Join hosts Eryn Black and Isaac Brickner and guest, LA actor/filmmaker and fellow tribe member Ricardo Navas for this pilot episode. We’ll discuss some surprising examples of Jewish culture that can be found in movies like An American Werewolf in London, Rosemary’s Baby, The Exorcist, and more.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

DavidBrickner ,

Keeping Jewish wonderfully weird

Culturally relevant. Interesting insights. Offbeat and funny.

Joe seems like a cool guy

rachel8489 ,

Keeping Judaism weird shouldn’t involve Jesus.

There is nothing quite as disturbing for me as listening to what appears to be a cool Jewish podcast and then hearing the hosts talk about Jesus. Because they’re Messianic Jews. And I don’t need my Jewish content to come from anyone who thinks that Jesus was the messiah, no thanks, not for me. One star for not revealing this frankly very important info in their podcast description.

Pondrus ,

Nothing Jewish About this

This is a podcast run by jews for jesus , nothing jewish about it , just a sneaky way to try to get jews to convert .

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