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Adventures with Dead Jews
This companion podcast to Dara Horn’s new book People Love Dead Jews takes listeners beyond the book to some of the strangest corners of Jewish history, exploring how the popular mania for dead Jews warps our understanding of both past and present. In this series, you’ll meet flamboyantly gay Civil War Jewish spies, Japanese “Jewish specialists” trying to build their own Jewish state, genius Victorian identical twins and genius Lubavitcher identical twins, American and Soviet Jewish moviemakers hoping to become Hebrew prophets, adorable imaginary Jewish children, and a very righteous...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 193 ratings
Indeed, great
My mom loves Dara Horn so I’ve resisted reading her books. But, I intend to do so now. This podcast taught me a lot, made me want to read more, and made me laugh a lot. You should listen. Also it’s better in order, I found, after first jumping in at random based on which episode title struck me...Read full review »
el gravel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/12/21
Super well done
As a lover of Jewish history, I was hooked from the first episode. I love Dara’s dry, dark humor - which is completely necessary given some of the topics addressed. Can’t recommend it enough!
zee1836 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/10/21
Great podcast
Very informative and enjoyable. Taught me much not only about Jewish history but about history in general.
jhs-pa via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/09/21
Recent Episodes
Dara gets us in the Halloween spirit with a reading of “The Dead Town” by Yiddish writer I.L. Peretz. (Translated by Helen Frank and Hillel Halkin, abridged and adapted by Dara Horn.)
Published 10/22/21
Published 10/22/21
Holocaust education has proliferated in the United States, along with a nationwide emphasis on anti-bias education. But recent years have also seen an undeniable rise in antisemitism. How did we get here? To find out, host Dara Horn rewinds back to the stunning success of Gentlemen’s Agreement,...
Published 10/15/21
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