Behind The Mic

Nate Mandel


Nate’s a husband, father, entrepreneur and spiritual practitioner. He loves God, spirituality and philosophy. He enjoys meaningful conversations and is a huge proponent of self-expression, which is why he created this podcast. Things like psychology, physics, outer space, philosophy and epistemology get him excited.

Yudi Mandel


Yudi Mandel, brother of Nate Mandel, currently resides in Toms River, NJ. Where he enjoys listening to 12 hours of podcasts, lectures and shiurim each day, played at 1.5X speed minimum. LOL. He’s a goblet for knowledge and actively studies Chassidic works on a weekly basis. He loves philosophy, psychology and anything that gets the mind going. 

Gneshe Bron


Gneshe is a Certified Peer Support Specialist. Her focus is on mental health, inner-voice and understanding what our body is telling us through what we are feeling. Tune in to hear about growth, healing and letting go. Being on her own journey of growth, she’s no stranger to barriers that lay before us. She’s one of us.

Viggy Farkas


Viggy is a content creator and YouTuber. He enjoys going on walks with strangers and giving them the chance to unload their thoughts and feelings onto him. He’s a great person to bounce ideas off of. Check out Viggy’s YouTube channel called: TheViggy50. A bit shy off the top, but once you break him open, he’s comedian on all four. 

Latest Episodes

HB #62: Beer, Chumus and Israel

Two Guys Talk about the Good, the Bad, the Ugly Nate and Hershy start the discussion wondering where can you find the best beer but soon the conversation turns...

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HB #61: Making an Aliyah – Part 4 (With Sharon Mandel)

Nate and Sharon sit down in their living room and chat about all things Israel. How did their viewpoint change after a year of living there? Have the struggles...

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HB #60: Blockchain Technology & Cryptocurrency

Only Nate can take a topic like this and break it down in his inimitable style. Forget Technology, forget Software Architecture and Cross Border Transparencies, forget all of it....

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HB #59: Win the Fight, Lose the Marriage

We all have heard this phrase, and many of us have had to internalize it during very emotional moments in business and relationships. Nate and Hershy discuss the concept...

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HB #58: When Values Change

Listen as Nate and Hershy provide an in-depth discussion on the implications of people suddenly changing their value system and its impact on the world around them. Using the...

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HB #57: The Human Crush that Devastated Israel

On April 30th, 2021 a deadly crowd crush occurred in Meron, Israel. This took place during the annual pilgrimage to the tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai on the...

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Here at HB, we work to continually bring new light to a diverse range of topics, all filtered through the lens and limitations of our own mental prowess. And while the subjects we explore are often as varied as the people we welcome to our podcast, the one thing we never want to change is you being here with us, joining in our discussions as we try to bring a little bit of understanding to the questions we all share.
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Spirituality and philosophy for the modern mind.

Every generation that’s come before us has faced the same mental and emotional struggles with the world that we do. Our ideas, stresses, and fears have only changed aesthetically over the years; in essence they’re the same and have resulted in countless hours of deep philosophical meditation.

We’re blessed to have those thousands of years of spiritual understanding at our fingertips, in the form of writing and oral tradition, and now we take that tradition further by continuing the contemplation in the form of this podcast; open discussion and introspection, based on the world as it appears today and combined with the teachings of our elders.

Join us as we explore thoughts and ideas that challenge the heart and mind, and brace us for a better future for mankind.