The Yiddish Book Center's podcast includes conversations with Jewish culture makers, plus news and stories related to Yiddish literature, language, and culture.
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Meet Misha: Host of Bard College’s Yiddish Radio Program
On The Shmooze this week, we talk with Misha Schaffner-Kargman, a sophomore at Bard College studying Yiddish who hosts a spot on the school’s student-run radio station, WXBC.
What’s on Film Critic Kenneth Turan’s List?
The Shmooze asked film critic Kenneth Turan to recommend films that speak to the interplay of Yiddish and American culture.
The Corset Maker by Annette Libeskind Berkovits
Annette Libeskind Berkovits visited with The Shmooze to talk about her latest book, The Corset Maker.
How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish
This week The Shmooze visited with Ilan Stavans, co-editor of How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish—a Great Jewish Books Club 2022 selection.
Award-winning author Shirley Vernick joins The Shmooze to talk about Ripped Away, her latest book, which is based on real historical events, including the Jack the Ripper crimes, the inquests, and the accusations against immigrants.
Farbindungen: The Roots of Yiddish Networking
On The Shmooze this week we visit with Farbindungen Conference organizers Sarah Biskowitz and Carolyn Beard to learn about the two-day virtual conference, for early career Yiddish scholars
Musterverk fun der yidisher literatur (Masterworks of Yiddish Literature)
Yiddish Book Center bibliography and collections manager Rachelle Grossman sits down with The Shmooze to share news of the digitization and addition of the 100-volume Musterverk fun der yidisher literatur.
The Golden Peacock: The Voice of the Yiddish Writer
This week we visit with Dr. Sheva Zucker to talk about her latest book. The Golden Peacock is a bilingual edition that includes the work of twelve Yiddish writers.
Translating Isaac Babel’s Red Cavalry
Literary translator and editor Peter Constantine joins The Shmooze to talk about his work translating Isaac Babel’s Red Cavalry—a 2022 Great Jewish Books Club selection.
American Comics: A History with Jeremy Dauber
This week Jeremy Dauber joins The Shmooze to talk about his recently published American Comics: A History. The book tells the sweeping story of cartoons, comic strips, and graphic novels.