104 episodes

The Jewish Alps. The Sour Cream Sierra’s. Disneyland with knishes. Welcome to the podcast that celebrates the iconic vacationland that touched the lives of so many people. We may not see these once famous resorts and bungalow colonies again, but you can be sure we're going to kvetch (and kvell) about it here. 

The Borscht Belt Tattler Jen Stewart

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 22 Ratings

The Jewish Alps. The Sour Cream Sierra’s. Disneyland with knishes. Welcome to the podcast that celebrates the iconic vacationland that touched the lives of so many people. We may not see these once famous resorts and bungalow colonies again, but you can be sure we're going to kvetch (and kvell) about it here. 

    Sam Ash: The Minister of Advertising at Homowack Lodge

    Sam Ash: The Minister of Advertising at Homowack Lodge

    From 1986-2007, Sam Ash was the minister of entertainment and advertising at the Homowack Lodge. Sam joines us this week on Episode 105 of The Borscht Belt Tattler Podcast. ⁣
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    • 50 min
    Scott Eckers - Lost and Found: The Iconic Kutsher's Sign

    Scott Eckers - Lost and Found: The Iconic Kutsher's Sign

    Scott Eckers is our guest this week on Episode 104 of The Borscht Belt Tattler Podcast.

    We are chatting about many fun things, including Stage Door Manor, the iconic Kutsher's sign and why it is so important to maintain the history and culture behind the Borscht Belt. 

    Learn more about Scott HERE.
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Robert Miller: The Olympic, The Fieldston & Following your Dream

    Robert Miller: The Olympic, The Fieldston & Following your Dream

    Episode 103 is here and Robert Miller shares his memories of The Fieldston, Gilbert's and Olympic Hotel in Fallsburg, New York.

    Don't forget to check out Robert's podcast, the Follow Your Dream Podcast.
    Listen and learn now at https://www.followyourdreampodcast.com/.
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    • 44 min
    Joe Lehman - Grossinger's 1986

    Joe Lehman - Grossinger's 1986

    Grossingers might have closed in 1986 but that’s not where Joe Lehman's story ended.
    In 1986, Joe and his family moved from West Palm Beach Florida to live at Grossinger’s after it closed. His father was Robert Lehman, the Vice President of Servico, a company that attempted to reopen the hotel.

    Today you will hear about Grossinger’s from a very new perspective. Joe chats about what is was like to live at this legendary hotel at during the often talked about "decline", we chat about the reasons for the decline, and the impact these hotels had on millions of people.

    Check out Joe's photography HERE. 



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    • 40 min
    Danny Fingeroth

    Danny Fingeroth

    Fact: The Borscht Belt was a training ground Jewish Comic Book Heroes.

    Our special guest today is Danny Fingeroth, a prominent figure in the world of comics, known for his extensive contributions as a writer, editor and historian. With a career spanning several decades, Danny has worked for major comic book publishers like Marvel Comics, where he played a key role in the development of iconic characters and storylines.
    Join us as we delve into Danny's connection to the Nevele as well as gain unique insights into the jewish origins of much beloved Comic-Book superheroes.

    And, for all Comic Book Nerds, Lovers and Fans:
    From November 11-12, JEWCE: The Jewish Comics Experience is being brought to you by the Center for Jewish History in New York. Get your in person and Zoom tickets now at jewce.org.
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    • 54 min
    Borscht Belt Book Talk: Anna E. Jordan - Shira & Esther's Double Dream Debut

    Borscht Belt Book Talk: Anna E. Jordan - Shira & Esther's Double Dream Debut

    I'm thrilled to finally feature Anna E. Jordan and her beautiful book, Shira & Esther's Double Dream Debut, which is now available wherever books are sold.
     
     Anna E. Jordan has an MFA from the Writing for Children and Young Adults program at Vermont College of Fine Arts and was the recipient of the 2013 PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children's Book Discovery award.  She teaches in the DC area with her cat Rothko, and like yours truly is in search of the tastiest knish.
     
     Connect with her on social media @annawritedraw.
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Coonstein ,

This is SO GOOD!

I eagerly await each new episode. I’m such a fan of the whole Borsht Belt thing! … then & now. Because there’s a revival and Jenn is totally on top of it. She has wonderful guests talking about the fun, the showbiz, the families, the sports, the celebrities, the new Borsht Belt museum… the whole cultural mishmash. You can taste it. Treat yourself to this podcast!

Toonie Toon ,

Tattler Tatt On!

Big fan of Jen and the podcast! She has so much passion and interest for the Borscht Belt. With a wide range of guests from historians, to photographers such as myself, workers, hotel owner descendant, and more, Jen brings such interest to the table with her guests - honoring the past and the rich legacy of the Catskills while radiating so much positivity for the new tourism wave and true renaissance currently being ushered into the area.

Rpr1219 ,

Blast from the Past

I am enjoying this podcast immensely! It’s bringing me back to my childhood in the Catskills! Loving all the guests and the memories they remind me of.

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