Part 1: Journalist, writer, and co-host of the Bagel Report podcast, Esther Kustanowitz joins Friday Night Movie for part 1 of a deep discussion about Jewish representation in pop-culture. The episode begins with reflections on the Beth Israel hostage crisis in Texas and a discussion about how and why we look to Jewish celebrities for their reactions to events of trauma. We also explore Esther's outstanding work creating TV Gone Jewy and exchange celebrity Hebrew tattoo sightings.
Part 2: In part 2 of our fascinating discussion on Jews and pop culture with journalist, writer, and co-host of the Bagel Report (@tbrthepod) @estherkustanowitz, we discuss “what makes a good representation of Jewishness?” and play “Cast... Away,” where this time we recast certain Jewish TV and film characters with actual Jewish actors. Bagel illustration by @mrdanimation (Danny Lipsky).
Esther’s Website: http://www.estherk.com/
The Bagel Report: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bagel-report/id1487559377 TV Gone Jewy: https://www.facebook.com/TVGoneJewy
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