Happy Boxing Day, New Year Hoe-Down, The Dumpster Fire that was 2017, The Next Day, The Weirdest Week EVER, The Woman at the Post Office, Hello Fresh, Blue Apron, LEVINE/LAVIGNE, Mr. Holbrook, Jews in Dennis, and you can’t dance at two weddings with one tuchus. Plus: Ezra Kedem, Cape Cod’s Most Popular Spoken Word Program, Understanding What Comedy Is, The Human Car Wash, Offending Relatives, Kobe Buffalomeat, Mr. Fartass, Darkest Hour, The Shape of Water and Stay Far Away from the Dell.
Liel Leibovitz speaks with Anne on everything from the delights of Provincetown and video games to politics, Zionism, language and vegan lasagna. Liel is an Israeli/American academic, philosopher and writer. He has published six scholarly works and innumerable articles. His work has appeared in The Nation, The Republic, Jewish Week, Wired Magazine and more. Liel has a PhD from Columbia and was a Professor of media, culture and communication at NYU. He is currently a senior writer and editor of Tablet Magazine and an anchor of the Unorthodox podcast on Slate’s Panoply Network. Liel is brilliant and hilarious. Enjoy!
We’re just ABUZZ! Anne starts the show on a very upbeat note, Hoo-F’n-Ray, Hollywood and the 2017 Golden Globes, LIBERAL ELITES, Michael and Gustavo should form a club, Pharrell’s Get-Up, Writing Down Stuff, Best and Worst Dressed, CRANKY MICHAEL and What Did Carrie Fisher Get Buried In? Also, More Globes, MERYL STREEP, Some French Girl, Some movie we can’t remember, Strategery, MORE CRAP, BE CAREFUL OUT THERE and Israel’s right to exist.
Anne, HUGE TENNIS FAN, decries the Phil Collins Edition™ of the US OPEN, Space Shoes, Horrible Singing, SHUT UP JOHN, How many Exes and Ryan Lochte is a bigger Jerk than Johnny Mac. Plus: MARSHA MARSHA MARSHA, Tyler Henry (Kid Medium), RHONY, We all need therapy, One Fell Swoop, Hummus vs Falafel, Dancing with the “Stars” with Rick Perry and a good friend does a very NICE THING.
Are We Supposed to be Annoyed, An Interview With the Bear,The New Titanic, Shtisel, Flipping the Switch in Your Brain and Real Corpse Brides. Also, The OSCARS: Who Won, Who Lost and How Heidi Saved EVERYBODY.
An education on Israel and Palestine, Anne feels better about German, Speaking Yiddish, The Bird Report™, Dump Dinners, Tracy Morgan and Larry David is Bernie Sanders.
They said it would never last, Rosh Hashanah, Great Name for a Rock Band, Tante Faigel’s Passoever Sadr, The Story of Pinky and Ruth and No Deed Goes Unpunished. Also: Lettuce Cups, EXTRA JELLY, Liquified Coffee Mousse and Honey Apple Cake. Plus: Etiquette!
Real Jews, Racist salt and pepper shakers, AWE, Congressman Clawson “loves” their country and How Keith Urban destroys lives. Plus: The Do Not Call List, The Internet is watching you and New Autumn Colors?
This week’s Anne Levine show is extra special: Tonight, The First Supper, one of many dinner parties/conversations with terribly interesting people. Guests include Drummer Jeff Brillinger, Author Holly LeCraw, Exceptional Salad Maker Theresa Howe and The Traeger Brothers, Hollis & Hamilton. Topics include Immigration, Israel and Gaza, Infrastructure, Medieval Food, President Obama and Social Media.
So, Mercury in retrograde and all of the stuff that comes along with it, The Little Tree Hoax, Acid attack in Vienna, How to literally fracture your penis (it’s a real thing), Kidnapping in Israel and Mosey the Raccoon, you see.