Ari talks to his friend BJ about growing up Orthodox, discovering science, being introduced to each other by Penn Jillette, BJ’s love for smoked swine, fatherhood and hot ex-wives.
Ari caught Chavie on her way out to a soccer game, so in twenty minutes they cover their overlapping lives growing up in Monsey, her journey through marriage, children, Footsteps and beyond.
We’ve all seen it before. We’ve all heard it before. We’ve all been affected by it in one way or another.
It’s at the root of our societies every move. It shapes continents, destroys lives, builds bridges, shatters families, dictates the future and impacts our health, well-being and livelihood.
Entertainment Politics is as unavoidable as taking a dump. You often try to avoid it for as long as you can, but with steady and consistent creeping, it ultimately gets its way.
Ari talks to his friend, Luzer Twersky about growing up Chassidic in Brooklyn, their love for music, life as an artist and remaining open to differing points of view.
Ari talks to his friend Penny Gold about growing up Yeshivish in Israel, moving to America, going to law school, and Penny schools him on pronouns, sex, gender and reminds us to be kind.
Ari talks to his friend Dr. Zalman Newfield about his research into the process of building new identities when leaving ultra-Orthodox Judaism.
Today we have a dialogue with Motty Surkis who transitioned from the ultra-Orthodox world of New Square to become a trucker. But that’s not all! Motty then started training to be a runner. He is now an athlete who has changed his whole life, both religiously and physically. Tune in to hear Motty recount his old days and the decisions that brought him to where he is today.
Ari talks to his friend, trumpet player and band leader Jordan Hirsch about his favorite topic—music! They talk klezmer, jazz, Yiddish theater and life as a career musician.