Podcast: The Best Conversations of 2019

In 2019, some 40 different guests joined our podcast. Now it’s time to take stock in ten of the most interesting and provocative nuggets of conversation that we recorded last year.

Scaffolding covering the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles on March 6, 2012. Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images.

Scaffolding covering the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles on March 6, 2012. Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images.

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Jan. 3 2020
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A weekly podcast, produced in partnership with the Tikvah Fund, offering up the best thinking on Jewish thought and culture.


This Week’s Podcast: The Best of 2019

 

In 2019, some 40 different guests came on the Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic to engage in serious conversations covering everything from diplomacy to defense, from Jewish philosophy to Jewish food, from anti-Semitism to Jewish heroism. If it’s in the realm of Jewish ideas, Jewish texts, and Jewish public affairs, there’s a good chance it turned up in some form or another on our podcast.

To prove it, we now present interesting and provocative nuggets of conversation culled from what we regard as our highlights of the year. On this retrospective episode, you’ll hear selections from conversations with Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon, Hudson Institute foreign-policy analyst Michael Doran, Swedish journalist Annika Hernroth-Rothstein, Israeli writer Matti Friedman, Israeli public philosopher Micah Goodman, American religion and philosophy professor Jacob Howland, eminent rabbi Meir Soloveichik, commentator Jonah Goldberg, editors Avital Chizik-Goldschmidt and Batya Ungar-Sargon, and, last but not least, Elan Carr, the U.S. special envoy to combat anti-Semitism.

Background

 

For more on the Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic, which appears roughly every Thursday, check out its inaugural post here.

If you have thoughts about the podcast that you’d like to share, ideas for future guests and topics, or any other form of feedback, just send an email to editors@mosaicmagazine.com.

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