Evolve

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

54 episodes of Evolve since the first episode, which aired on October 10th, 2017.

  • #TrendingJewish 6: The Family Secret

    November 21st, 2017  |  Season 0  |  37 mins 9 secs

    Bryan, Rachael and guest Rabbi Jordan Gendra go medieval, medieval history that is. The Barcelona-born Gendra delves into Spanish history, including the 15th century roots to the recent standoff surrounding Catalan separatism. Bryan and the rabbi get into a friendly debate whether there are analogies between the independence movement in Barcelona and the secession of the South that led to the American Civil War. Oh, and he also charts his own journey from converso to Reconstructionist Rabbi and how that’s helped him reach Jews outside the mainstream.

  • #TrendingJewish 5: The Coffee Table Book of Coffee Tables

    November 14th, 2017  |  Season 0  |  40 mins 22 secs

    First, Cosmo Kramer made a coffee table book about coffee tables. Now, we record a podcast about a podcast. In this episode, Bryan and Rachael chat with Emily Cohen, a rabbinical student and creator of Jew Too: Tales of the Mixed Multitude. They discuss the podcast medium, the influence of Star Wars in Bryan’s moral development, and the profound role that non-Jewish families have played in Jewish lives.

  • #TrendingJewish 4: Carpooling with Rabbi

    November 7th, 2017  |  Season 0  |  36 mins 15 secs

    What happens when a rabbi and a spiritual seeker carpool to work, stick a camera on the dashboard, and invite the world to watch? You get “Carpooling with Rabbi”, a 36-part Youtube series. Rabbi Seth Goldstein and Kirsten drop by #TrendingJewish to talk about the power of talking and the challenge of driving safely while discussing weighty philosophical topics.

  • #TrendingJewish 3: Wrestling God and the Healthcare System

    October 31st, 2017  |  Season 0  |  33 mins 23 secs

    It was not easy to find faith for Jennifer Janes after years of chronic illnesses. But this spiritual hospice social worker from San Antonio has used Judaism as a guide help her help others in difficult times. How does someone raised as a nominal Christian find a Jewish path in the middle of Texas? Bryan and Rachael will find out!

  • #TrendingJewish 2: Asking and Telling

    October 24th, 2017  |  Season 0  |  40 mins 43 secs

    Rabbi Jon Cutler had an incredible career as a chaplain in the U.S. Navy. After celebrating his recent retirement, Jon tells Bryan and Rachael about his challenges being a gay man in rabbinical school and the U.S. military while also being a voice for minority soldiers. Jon also unveils his secret plans for Bryan’s fitness routine!

  • #TrendingJewish 1: It Sounds Like Judaism in Space

    October 10th, 2017  |  Season 0  |  40 mins 35 secs

    Rabbi Leiah Moser has two passions: studying Talmud and composing electronica music. In this episode, Bryan and Rachael uncover the links between Jewish tradition and funky modern music.