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The Jewish Bizarre

Only Murders in the Shtetl

Now streaming: Episode 1 of The Jewish Bizarre Podcast! In December 1875, a Jewish woman named Sarah Alexander is found dead in a Brooklyn cornfield, her neck slashed. The investigation and murder trial sweeps the nation and forever changes the perception of Jews in the United States. Dr. Eddy Portnoy (YIVO), Dr. Tony Michels (UW-Madison), and Jessica Chaffin (ASK RONNA) dive into what happened and why the case was so intriguing. Plus murder pamphlets, Jewish gangsters, and the other stories Jewish Historians didn’t want you to know. Listen Now! Find out more here and listen now to the full season of The Jewish Bizarre podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify Podcasts, YouTube or wherever else you get your podcasts.

Season 1 Episode 1


“I’ve got a thing for Schmucks”

For the season finale, Jessie chats with Lillian, a spitfire from Dallas, Texas. The two discuss whether or not to reach out to your ex during Quarantine. Jessie gets hit on while wearing a face mask and discovers the meaning of life.

Season 1 Episode 6

In Quarantine With Steve Bodow

“What to my people is the fourth of July?” — Idris Goodwin & Adam Mansbach

Two creators, one Black and one white, of a biting new BLM video – inspired by Frederick Douglass’s best-known speech and performed by Daveed Diggs – discuss their collaboration, how an 1852 speech matters so much right now, and why “white privilege” doesn’t go far enough.

Season 2 Episode 2