98 episodes

A podcast where we talk about all things mah jongg. Informative discussions and exciting guests help me create a fun and engaging podcast. Whether you are a new player or have been playing mah jongg for decades, this podcast has something for everyone. Bam! Crak! Dot! Let's talk about mah jongg!

Mah Jongg Mondays podcast Fern Bernstein

    • Leisure
    • 4.8 • 81 Ratings

A podcast where we talk about all things mah jongg. Informative discussions and exciting guests help me create a fun and engaging podcast. Whether you are a new player or have been playing mah jongg for decades, this podcast has something for everyone. Bam! Crak! Dot! Let's talk about mah jongg!

    Mah Jongg Mondays 100th Episode!

    Mah Jongg Mondays 100th Episode!

    Let’s celebrate! Liam and I are excited to have reached the 100th episode of the podcast. I have some very special people joining me on the podcast today to help me celebrate this milestone episode. My guest today is Karen Gooen who will be talking with me about back up hands and the positive effects that technology and social media had during the trying time we all encountered during covid. MJTI! was and is a fantastic Facebook home for us all to come together and share our love for mah jongg. My thanks to each of you for your listenership and for helping me to grow the podcast by sharing it with your mah jongg friends and family members. It’s one for all and all for mahj! 
     
    Karen's blog can be found at and her book Looking for Bubbe Fischer can be found on Amazon.com or at your local independent bookseller.
     
    The episode with Lorraine that Fern and Liam were referencing was Episode 65, which can be found here.
     
    Fern's book, Mah Jonng Mondays, can be found on Amazon.com or at your local bookseller.
     
    Want to support the show? Please consider becoming a Patron at patreon.com/mahjonggmondays (I have hidden a surprise over there! Don't tell Fern! -Liam)

    • 56 min
    Mah Jongg For Memories

    Mah Jongg For Memories

    In today’s episode Fern welcomes Jenelle Schatz to the podcast. They will discuss Mah Jongg For Memories, an organization Jenelle started after losing her husband to Alzeheimer’s in 2012. Jenelle found support, friendship and fun through learning mah jongg and joining in weekly games after her husband passed away. She now teaches mahj, loves tournaments and combining her love of the game with helping raise money and awareness about Alzheimers. 
     
    Brian Dressler stops by the podcast with  a special offer for us all. His new art deco set is hot off the press and he is offering $50 off to podcast listeners. Use promo code Fern50.
     
    Enjoy the episode and mahj—on! All the links in the episode are below:
     
    www.alz.org
     
    Jenelle can be contacted at Jenelle.schatz@gmail.com
     
    Ahuva Ellner can be contacted at Ahuvasellner@aol.com
     
    Brian Dressler’s links:
     
    Individual ivory tiles
    Individual white tiles
     
    www.dazamahjong.com
     
    mahjcon.com

    • 54 min
    Game Show Fun with Mah Jongg Moms!

    Game Show Fun with Mah Jongg Moms!

    In today’s fun-filled episode join guests Jan Zegel, Mary Lechman and mah jongg’s funny lady Lorraine Urist, as they share their experience of being on the national tv game show: The Chain Reaction. Then get ready for some podcast game show fun as Fern tests their mahj knowledge. Liam joins in the game show fun too!
    Fern's book, Mah Jonng Mondays, can be found on Amazon.com or at your local bookseller.
     
    Want to support the show? Please consider becoming a Patron at patreon.com/mahjonggmondays

    • 46 min
    2022 Card Analysis

    2022 Card Analysis

    Join Fern and two guests in this information packed episode. Fern’s first guest is Sally Hall, a mahj player whose analytical mind promts her to take a deeper dive into the card. Fern’s second guest is mahj teacher and enthusiast Daron Barness. Daron helps us identify patterns and rhythms and she highlights some card insights for us all. So grab your card, a pencil and paper and lets get our mahj—on! 
     
    Sally can be contacted at Sallyhallhb@gmail.com
     
    Daron's website can be found at www.majbydaron.com
     
    themahjongline.com
     
    Fern's book, Mah Jonng Mondays, can be found on Amazon.com or at your local bookseller.
     
    Want to support the show? Please consider becoming a Patron at patreon.com/mahjonggmondays

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Mah Jongg Master Karen Gooen Talks About The New 2022 Card

    Mah Jongg Master Karen Gooen Talks About The New 2022 Card

    Join Fern and returning guest Karen Gooen, aka Bubbe Fischer. Karen is a mah jongg teacher, strategist and analyst extraordinaire. Karen also has written three books with the theme of mah jongg and has spoken all around the country about her books and mah jongg wisdom. Go grab your new card, a pen and paper and lets dive into the new card with Karen. 
     
    You can visit Karen's blog at bubbemj.blogspot.com, and you can purchase her book Searching for Bubbe Fischer: The Path to Mah Jongg Wisdom on Amazon.com or through your local bookseller.
     
    themahjongline.com
     
    Fern's book, Mah Jonng Mondays, can be found on Amazon.com or at your local bookseller.
     
    Want to support the show? Please consider becoming a Patron at patreon.com/mahjonggmondays

    • 51 min
    Here It Is! The 2022 Card!

    Here It Is! The 2022 Card!

    It’s that incredibly special mah jongg time of the year! Our 2022 cards are arriving and the excitement is felt nation-wide! In today’s episode Lorraine Urist will give us some card highlights and insights. Let’s get our mahj-on!!
     
    www.mahshelpinghand.com
     
    www.ilovemahj.com
     
    Fern's book, Mah Jonng Mondays, can be found on Amazon.com or at your local bookseller.
     
    Want to support the show? Please consider becoming a Patron at patreon.com/mahjonggmondays

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

C001261 ,

One of my favorite podcasts

Funny, informative, entertaining. I love listening to Fern and her guests talk about my favorite game.

Sugar's Mama in NC ,

Love this Podcast!!

Such a nice surprise every time I get a new podcast from Fran in my downloads. I am new to the game this year and already slightly obsessed 😍. Love her voice, how clearly enunciated the podcast is, so upbeat and full of interesting topics. This podcast was a wonderful find and three of us are headed to MahjCon from hearing about it on this podcast. We WILL be playing MJ at night in our hotel for our week long girls trip 🥳🀄️

LPH2O ,

So informative!

I’m new to MJ and I have really been enjoying and learning so much from Fern and her guests. These podcast episodes are a great way to understand more about this fun and challenging game.

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