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  • Ep. 57: Mark Twain’s War Prayer – with graphic designer Seymour Chwast

    17 JUN. 2024 · Seymour Chwast is one of the most highly-regarded graphic designers in American history. In 1954, he founded the design group Push Pin Studios with Milton Glaser, Edward Sorel, and Reynold Ruffins. Seymour has executed hundreds of advertising campaigns, designed multiple popular typefaces, and illustrated numerous books. His new book, an illustrated adaptation of Mark Twain’s War Prayer, was just published by Fantagraphics.   Co-hosts: Jonathan Friedmann & Joey Angel-Field   Producer-engineer: Joey Angel-Field   Seymour Chwast Archive http://seymourchwastarchive.com/   Push Pin Gallery http://pushpininc.com/index.php   Mark Twain’s War Prayer https://www.fantagraphics.com/products/mark-twains-war-prayer   Seymour Chwast – Offset 2012 https://vimeo.com/54076897   Amusing Jews Merch Store https://www.amusingjews.com/merch#!/   Subscribe to the Amusing Jews podcast https://www.spreaker.com/show/amusing-jews   Adat Chaverim – Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, Los Angeles https://www.humanisticjudaismla.org/   Jewish Museum of the American West https://www.jmaw.org/   Atheists United Studios https://www.atheistsunited.org/au-studios
    Played 19m 33s
  • Ep. 56: Branding, Storytelling, and Last Action Hero – with creative marketer Jeffrey Braer

    10 JUN. 2024 · Jeffrey Braer is a creative marketer, media developer, and brander of food, themed entertainment, consumer products, and companies. His long list of brand partners includes Barbie, Apple’s Beats, ABC, Disney, Doritos, Sanrio, Amazon, Mattel, NBC, Universal, Toyota, Sony, UPN, Betty Crocker, McDonald’s, Good Humor, General Mills, Minute Maid, Coke, Smurfs, NASA/JPL, and many more.   Co-hosts: Jonathan Friedmann & Joey Angel-Field   Producer-engineer: Mike Tomren   Jeffrey’s IMDb https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0103774/   Jeffrey as Skeezy in Last Action Hero (1993) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDxSHMlNnnc Spiderman (2002) - Stuart Weitzman Billboard Scene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiaTyUcu5VM   Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) - Hermes Purse scene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYzLjqgppMY   Madagascar - Universal Studios Singapore – Jeffrey helped develop this ride  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw4uR30wbDI Amusing Jews Merch Store https://www.amusingjews.com/merch#!/   Subscribe to the Amusing Jews podcast https://www.spreaker.com/show/amusing-jews   Adat Chaverim – Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, Los Angeles https://www.humanisticjudaismla.org/   Cool Shul Cultural Community https://www.coolshul.org/   Atheists United Studios https://www.atheistsunited.org/au-studios
    Played 37m 38s
  • Ep. 55: Live at Mister Kelly’s – with documentarian Theodore Bogosian

    3 JUN. 2024 · Theodore Bogosian is an award-winning independent filmmaker and television producer who’s been directing, producing, and writing long-form documentaries for PBS, the New York Times, Discovery, and other networks since 1978. His latest documentary, Live at Mister Kelly’s, about the famous Chicago nightclub, is a collaboration with David Marienthal, the son of Mister Kelly’s co-founder, George Marienthal.   Co-hosts: Jonathan Friedmann & Joey Angel-Field   Producer-engineer: Mike Tomren   Theodore’s website https://theodorebogosian.com/   Live at Mister Kelly’s – trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ4pOmvWH30   Live at Mister Kelly’s – website https://www.misterkellyschicago.com/   Archives of Mister Kelly’s – The Newberry https://www.newberry.org/news/archives-of-mister-kellys-iconic-chicago-nightclub-to-be-preserved-at-the-newberry Amusing Jews Merch Store https://www.amusingjews.com/merch#!/   Subscribe to the Amusing Jews podcast https://www.spreaker.com/show/amusing-jews   Adat Chaverim – Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, Los Angeles https://www.humanisticjudaismla.org/   Cool Shul Cultural Community https://www.coolshul.org/   Atheists United Studios https://www.atheistsunited.org/au-studios
    Played 27m 52s
  • Ep. 54: The Marx Brothers & Salvador Dalí – with author Josh Frank

    27 MAY. 2024 · Josh Frank is the author of Fool The World: The Oral His­to­ry of the Band Called Pix­ies, In Heav­en Every­thing Is Fine: The Unsolved Life of Peter Ivers, The Good Inn, a novel co-written with Pixies’ frontman Black Francis, and Giraffes on Horse­back Sal­ad, a graphic novel adaptation of an unmade Marx Brothers movie penned by Salvador Dalí. He also built, owns, and oper­ates the Blue Star­lite Mini Urban Dri­ve-In movie the­atre in Austin, Texas.   Co-hosts: Jonathan Friedmann & Joey Angel-Field   Producer-engineer: Mike Tomren   Giraffes on Horseback Salad https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/539900/giraffes-on-horseback-salad-by-josh-frank-adapted-with-tim-heidecker-illustrated-by-manuela-pertega/   Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In https://www.bluestarlitedrivein.com/   Subscribe to the Amusing Jews podcast https://www.spreaker.com/show/amusing-jews   Adat Chaverim – Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, Los Angeles https://www.humanisticjudaismla.org/   Cool Shul Cultural Community https://www.coolshul.org/   Atheists United Studios https://www.atheistsunited.org/au-studios
    Played 40m 48s
  • Ep. 53: Making the Golden Girls Sparkle – with screenwriter Stan Zimmerman

    20 MAY. 2024 · Stan Zimmerman is a writer, producer, and director best known for his writing on The Golden Girls, Roseanne, and The Gilmore Girls. Stan wrote for both Brady Bunch movies, co-created the Lifetime sitcom Rita Rocks, and has written and directed a variety of theater productions. He also has a new memoir, The Girls: From Golden to Gilmore.   Co-hosts: Jonathan Friedmann & Joey Angel-Field   Producer-engineer: Mike Tomren   Stan’s IMDb https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0956785/   Stan’s website https://www.zimmermanstan.com/   The Girls: From Golden to Gilmore https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Girls/Stan-Zimmerman/9781954676619   Subscribe to the Amusing Jews podcast https://www.spreaker.com/show/amusing-jews   Adat Chaverim – Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, Los Angeles https://www.humanisticjudaismla.org/   Cool Shul Cultural Community https://www.coolshul.org/   Atheists United Studios https://www.atheistsunited.org/au-studios
    Played 28m 20s
  • Ep. 52: You Can’t Teach Funny – with comedic actor Jason Kravits

    13 MAY. 2024 · Jason Kravits is an actor and writer whose credits include The Practice, Law & Order, Everybody Loves Raymond, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, The Goldbergs, and many more. An Accomplished voice actor, he can be heard as Michael Bloomberg and Alan Dershowitz in the political satire series Our Cartoon President, among other animated projects.   Co-hosts: Jonathan Friedmann & Joey Angel-Field   Producer-engineer: Mike Tomren   Jason’s IMDb https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006463/   Jason’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/@Kravits5678   Sinatra’s Drummer Boy (Behind the Scenes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eCjf9Q9f1I   Jason on Curb Your Enthusiasm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHm28NKfMDI   Jason as Michael Bloomberg – Our Cartoon President https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSsRQ4UB1RY Off the Top! https://www.offthetop.nyc/  Subscribe to the Amusing Jews podcast https://www.spreaker.com/show/amusing-jews   Adat Chaverim – Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, Los Angeles https://www.humanisticjudaismla.org/   Cool Shul Cultural Community https://www.coolshul.org/   Atheists United Studios https://www.atheistsunited.org/au-studios
    Played 22m 38s
  • Ep. 51: The Torah of Taylor Swift – with educator Dalilah Bernier

    6 MAY. 2024 · Dalilah Bernier is the director of teen initiatives for Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Coalition of Jewish Learning. She's the co-creator of the educational program “The Torah of Taylor Swift,” which uses the pop star as a way into Jewish texts.   The Torah of Taylor Swift https://www.jewishchronicle.org/2023/09/19/torah-and-taylor-swift/   Teen Philanthropy – Milwaukee Jewish Federation https://www.milwaukeejewish.org/departments/outreach/teens/   Subscribe to the Amusing Jews podcast https://www.spreaker.com/show/amusing-jews   Adat Chaverim – Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, Los Angeles https://www.humanisticjudaismla.org/   Cool Shul Cultural Community https://www.coolshul.org/   Atheists United Studios https://www.atheistsunited.org/au-studios
    Played 26m 20s
  • Ep. 50: Remembering Siskel & Ebert – with film critic Matt Singer

    29 ABR. 2024 · Matt Singer is editor and film critic at ScreenCrush and current chair of the New York Film Critics Circle. He’s the author of Marvel’s Spider-Man: From Amazing to Spectacular – The Definitive Comic Art Collection and a new book, Opposable Thumbs: How Siskel & Ebert Changed Movies Forever.   Co-hosts: Jonathan Friedmann & Joey Angel-Field   Producer-engineer: Mike Tomren   Matt’s website https://www.matt-singer.net/   Opposable Thumbs https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/710246/opposable-thumbs-by-matt-singer/   ScreenCrush https://screencrush.com/   Subscribe to the Amusing Jews podcast https://www.spreaker.com/show/amusing-jews   Adat Chaverim – Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, Los Angeles https://www.humanisticjudaismla.org/   Cool Shul Cultural Community https://www.coolshul.org/   Atheists United Studios https://www.atheistsunited.org/au-studios Take a visit to my Website and blog Thinking on Music
    Played 42m 40s
  • Seder-Masochism Passover Special

    25 ABR. 2024 · Nina Paley is a cartoonist, animator, and free culture advocate. She’s best known for her 2008 animated feature film, Sita Sings the Blues, based on the Ramayana, and her 2018 animated feature, Seder-Masochism, a jukebox musical recounting the Exodus, the eradication of goddess worship, and the rise of patriarchy.   Co-hosts: Jonathan Friedmann & Joey Angel-Field   Producer-engineer: Joey Angel-Field   Seder-Masochism https://vimeo.com/263398514   Copyright is Brain Damage – TEDx https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO9FKQAxWZc&t=890s   Nina’s website https://blog.ninapaley.com/   Subscribe to the Amusing Jews podcast https://www.spreaker.com/show/amusing-jews   Adat Chaverim – Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, Los Angeles https://www.humanisticjudaismla.org/   Cool Shul Cultural Community https://www.coolshul.org/   Atheists United Studios https://www.atheistsunited.org/au-studios
    Played 27m 19s
  • Earth Day Special

    22 ABR. 2024 · Nancy Pearlman is an award-winning broadcaster and environmentalist who has dedicated her career to protecting the planet’s ecosystems. She organized the first Earth Day in Southern California in 1970, has hosted the Environmental Directions radio show since 1977, and has produced the ECONEWS television program since 1984. She also directs the nonprofit Educational Communications.   Co-hosts: Jonathan Friedmann & Joey Angel-Field   Producer-engineer: Mike Tomren   Nancy’s website https://nancypearlman.net/   Environmental Directions https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAHwd0X2JA3HyBJoWOl3Hsg   ECONEWS https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzv6ensQNKDbw9Q0OwTzInA   Subscribe to the Amusing Jews podcast https://www.spreaker.com/show/amusing-jews   Adat Chaverim – Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, Los Angeles https://www.humanisticjudaismla.org/   Cool Shul Cultural Community https://www.coolshul.org/   Atheists United Studios https://www.atheistsunited.org/au-studios
    Played 35m 20s
An interview show celebrating Jewish contributors and contributions to American popular culture co-hosted by Jonathan Friedmann and Joey Angel-Field.
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