15 episodes

New from Reboot, the Kitchen Radio podcast brings listeners to the table of communities from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia for intergenerational stories of community life and ritual practices from guests who are part of a rising renaissance of creative food projects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Hosted by Regine Basha and Nathalie Basha, the series premieres in April 2023. Subscribe now to catch them all and be the first to know about our upcoming series launches happening later this year.

Keep scrolling down to listen to the first series of “Reboot Presents: The Jewish Bizarre, ” the inaugural podcast of the new Reboot Presents Podcast Network. Dig into bloody murders, rioting mothers, anarchist parties and pseudoscience – everything you never learned in Hebrew school and that your Rabbi still doesn’t want you to know! Dr. Eddy Portnoy, academic advisor for the Max Weinreich Center and exhibition curator at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Dr. Tony Michels, professor of Jewish American History at UW Madison, and Jessica Chaffin, writer, comedian and host of the popular podcast Ask Ronna join up on the Jewish Bizarre Podcast to discuss the strangest corners of Jewish history.

Reboot is an arts and culture non-profit that reimagines and reinforces Jewish thought and traditions. As a premier research and development platform for the Jewish world, Reboot catalyzes its Reboot Network of preeminent creators, artists, entrepreneurs and activists to produce experiences and products that evolve the Jewish conversation and transform society.
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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 67 Ratings

New from Reboot, the Kitchen Radio podcast brings listeners to the table of communities from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia for intergenerational stories of community life and ritual practices from guests who are part of a rising renaissance of creative food projects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Hosted by Regine Basha and Nathalie Basha, the series premieres in April 2023. Subscribe now to catch them all and be the first to know about our upcoming series launches happening later this year.

Keep scrolling down to listen to the first series of “Reboot Presents: The Jewish Bizarre, ” the inaugural podcast of the new Reboot Presents Podcast Network. Dig into bloody murders, rioting mothers, anarchist parties and pseudoscience – everything you never learned in Hebrew school and that your Rabbi still doesn’t want you to know! Dr. Eddy Portnoy, academic advisor for the Max Weinreich Center and exhibition curator at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Dr. Tony Michels, professor of Jewish American History at UW Madison, and Jessica Chaffin, writer, comedian and host of the popular podcast Ask Ronna join up on the Jewish Bizarre Podcast to discuss the strangest corners of Jewish history.

Reboot is an arts and culture non-profit that reimagines and reinforces Jewish thought and traditions. As a premier research and development platform for the Jewish world, Reboot catalyzes its Reboot Network of preeminent creators, artists, entrepreneurs and activists to produce experiences and products that evolve the Jewish conversation and transform society.
More from Reboot: https://rebooting.com/

    Kitchen Radio - Konafa a la Creme with Claudia Roden

    Kitchen Radio - Konafa a la Creme with Claudia Roden

    In the season finale of the Kitchen Radio podcast, icon of the Middle Eastern and Jewish food worlds, Claudia Roden, makes an Egyptian-Jewish version of Konafa which is one of the region's most beloved desserts and her childhood favorite. Roden recounts a story of her family’s passage from Aleppo to Cairo from her book, “The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand and Vilna to the Present Day,” a new edition of which has just been published.

    • 34 min
    Kitchen Radio - Brik with Rafram Chaddad

    Kitchen Radio - Brik with Rafram Chaddad

    Rafram Chaddad dispatches live from La Goulette, Tunis with a rapid-fire making of ‘Brik’, a Jewish specialty that became a favorite regional street food. Rafram documents his domestic life and Tunisian-Jewish presence, family history and culture through food, stories and public art installations, which can be found on instagram @rafram_x

    • 22 min
    Kitchen Radio - Kubba Bamia + Biscochos with the Sephardic Spice Girls

    Kitchen Radio - Kubba Bamia + Biscochos with the Sephardic Spice Girls

    The Sephardic Spice Girls (Rachel Emquies Sheff + Sharon Gomperts) of Los Angeles serve up Iraqi-Jewish Kubba Bamia and Sephardic ‘Biscochos’ with tea and talk about how cooking these dishes and story-telling brings their family and community closer to recent lost history.

    • 15 min
    Kitchen Radio - Gondi Kashi with Tannaz Sassooni

    Kitchen Radio - Gondi Kashi with Tannaz Sassooni

    In the series premiere of Kitchen Radio, Tannaz Sassooni makes us a meatless Gondi Kashi from her grandmother’s Iran and recounts a special game Persian Jews play during Passover.

    • 22 min
    Introducing: The Kitchen Radio Podcast (Trailer)

    Introducing: The Kitchen Radio Podcast (Trailer)

    Premiering in April, the Kitchen Radio podcast brings listeners to the table of communities from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia for intergenerational stories of community life and ritual practices from guests who are part of a rising renaissance of creative food projects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

    • 1 min
    Replay: The Kibitz - Unplug

    Replay: The Kibitz - Unplug

    in celebration of the upcoming Global Day of Unplugging on March 3-4, 2023, we are revisiting the Unplug episode of The Kibitz podcast from March 2016. Join host Dan Crane and guests: Dan Rollman, Rabbi David Kasher, Moshe Kasher, Janice “Nanna” Lubin (Dan’s 95 years young nanna), Gabriel Kahane and Mickey Rapkin.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Amendr ,

Excuse me.

If Jessica is here, where else would i be? As an anthropologist and lover of history this show can’t be missed!

jsbates65 ,

Love it!

I will follow Jessica Chaffin anywhere. I have always loved the Jews and love these tidbits of history.

goldielox2020 ,

Fascinating topics with great hosts!

I truly love this podcast. It’s engaging, funny, and well-researched.

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