Few things are loved and hated as much as long voice notes or prolonged expressions. What is within a long voice note that brings that up in us? What can we glean out of learning about the technology of voice notes and our intellectual prowess? Tune in to this episode to learn more.
Ari talks to his friend, singer and comedian Shmully Blesofsky about his upbringing in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, being a post-Orthodox cantor, comedy, dating, finding himself and finding community.
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.