Podcast / On The Nose
On the Nose is our biweekly podcast. The editorial staff discusses the politics, culture, and questions that animate today’s Jewish left.
May 26 2022
The Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh (51:36)
Dylan Saba, Dana El Kurd, and Fadi Quran discuss Israeli obfuscation and strategies of resistance in the wake of a journalist’s murder
May 5 2022
Campus Wars (54:10)
Jewish Currents staff discuss the latest flashpoints in campus conflict over Israel/Palestine
Apr 20 2022
A Surge of Violence in Israel/Palestine (36:27)
Peter Beinart, Dana El Kurd, and Daniel Seidemann discuss the recent increase in fatal attacks in Israel/Palestine.
Apr 1 2022
Volodymyr Zelensky and Post-Soviet Jewishness (56:15)
David Klion, Julia Alekseyeva, Linda Kinstler, and Helen Betya Rubinstein discuss the meaning of the Ukrainian president’s background.
Mar 17 2022
The Assault on Trans and Reproductive Rights (58:16)
Senior Editor Ari M. Brostoff, scholar Jules Gill-Peterson, journalist Meaghan Winter, and reproductive justice advocate Laurie Bertram Roberts discuss the recent wave of executive and legislative attacks on trans people and abortion rights.
Mar 3 2022
I Want to Believe (54:54)
Upon the release of Senior Editor Ari M. Brostoff’s debut essay collection, Missing Time, they discuss the political potential of The X-Files with Editor-in-Chief Arielle Angel and Managing Editor Nathan Goldman.
Feb 17 2022
The Black–Jewish Relations Industrial Complex (59:54)
In light of recent flashpoints in so-called Black–Jewish relations, Contributing Writer Rebecca Pierce joins artists and activists Anthony Russell, Reuben Telushkin, and Shoshana Brown in discussing the continued prevalence of anti-Black racism in the American Jewish community and the ongoing exclusion of Black Jews.
Feb 3 2022
Whose West Side Story? (01:02:32)
Editor-in-chief Arielle Angel spoke with scholars Frances Negrón-Muntaner, Brian E. Herrera, and Daniel Pollack-Pelzner about the parallel resonances of West Side Story in Jewish and Latinx communities, and the tensions that emerge over questions of power and control.
Jan 20 2022
After Colleyville (43:36)
Jewish Currents staff discuss their immediate reactions to the recent hostage crisis at a Texas synagogue.
Dec 16 2021
Jamaal Bowman and DSA (43:38)
Jewish Currents staff discuss the debate within the Democratic Socialists of America about Congressman Jamaal Bowman's divergence from the organization on Israel/Palestine.
Dec 2 2021
What Does the Record Show? (57:28)
Culture Editor Ari M. Brostoff and writers Vicky Osterweil and Kay Gabriel discuss Sarah Schulman's Let the Record Show, the dangers of nostalgia, and the challenges of reckoning with our political forebears.
Nov 18 2021
Israel's Attack on Palestinian Civil Society (23:55)
Senior Reporter Alex Kane interviews Palestinian American analyst Yousef Munayyer and Israeli human rights advocate Sarit Michaeli on Israel's October decision to declare six Palestinian human rights organizations “terrorist” groups.
Nov 4 2021
Sunrise, Sunset (01:00:03)
Jewish Currents staff discuss Sunrise DC's recent statements on appearing with Zionist groups.
Oct 22 2021
West Bank Politics (51:53)
Senior Reporter Alex Kane discusses recent developments in the occupied West Bank with journalist Dalia Hatuqa and activist and analyst Fadi Quran.
Oct 8 2021
The Use and Abuse of “Jewish Peoplehood” (01:10:03)
Editor-in-chief Arielle Angel discusses recent pieces on Jewish solidarity with editor-at-large Peter Beinart and contributing writer Rebecca Pierce.
Aug 10 2021
Political Depression (01:06:03)
Jewish Currents staff discuss the relationship between political feelings and therapy.
Jul 27 2021
Rallies, Surveys, and Ice Cream (01:29:18)
Jewish Currents staff discuss the sparsely attended “No Fear” rally, the surprising results of the Jewish Electorate Institute poll of American Jewish voters, and the announcement that Ben & Jerry’s will stop selling ice cream in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Jul 13 2021
Couples Therapy (01:25:05)
Jewish Currents staff and their non-Jewish partners discuss the meaning of Jewishness in their homes and relationships.
Jun 29 2021
Jewish Feelings (54:57)
Jewish Currents staff discuss the ADL’s recent survey of American Jews about their understanding of antisemitism. What is the relationship between claims of antisemitism and discomfort, and what does it mean for a politics of feelings?
May 20 2021
In This Moment & Tough Conversations (01:17:29)
Jewish Currents staff discuss whether it's worthwhile to focus on changing Jewish American public opinion on Israel/Palestine. Plus: How to talk to your family.
Apr 9 2021
On the Nose (41:25)
The cover of the Spring 2021 issue of Jewish Currents features a photograph that has proven controversial, eliciting a wide array of reactions, from disgust to accusations of antisemitism to schnoz pride.