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 #48: Zionism: A History (With Yudi Mandel – Part 3/4)

Part 3! Everything important you need to know about secular Zionism… In this episode we continue to make our way through the history of the development of Zionism.

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HB #45: Alcohol & Splitting the Bill (With Hershy Dancziger)

Nate and Hershy discuss the emotional and social implications of drinking alcohol. And then grind through the phenomenon of splitting the bill. You do not want to miss this...

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HB #44: Entertainment Politics

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...

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HB #43: Acting, Music and Personal Growth (with Luzer Twersky)

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.

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HB #40: From Trucker to Athlete Runner (With Motty Surkis)

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...

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HB #37: Yanky Lichtman on Life, Lakewood and Modern Orthodoxy

A discussion of Orthodoxy in the life of Yanky Lichtman living in Lakewood, NJ. Topics ranging from religious perspective, family values, business challenges and life’s journey.

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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.