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Gabe and Jamie are Jews. They also love sports. But most of all? They love Jews in sports. Menschwarmers is their biweekly podcast where they gab about goings-on, interview fascinating industry figures and keep you updated on everything related to Jews in sports.
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Alan Goldsher is Not a Scab

Alan Goldsher is Not a Scab

2019-11-0600:40:00

When the entire editorial board of Deadspin walked out in resignation last week, one unsuspecting freelance writer walked in. That writer, Alan Goldsher, joins us over the phone from his home in Chicago to explain what happened. Menschwarmers is hosted by Gabe Pulver and Jamie Hirsh, and produced and edited by Alex Rose. Michael Fraiman is the supervising producer. Our music is “Brass” by 4bstr4ck3r feat. Daman. You can follow the Menschwarmers on Twitter and check out more podcasts by The CJN Podcast Network here. Follow Alan Goldsher on Twitter here.
When Gabe and Jamie realized their regular schedule coincided with the Toronto Raptors' ring ceremony, they figured: why not record it? This week, the boys recap the Raps' Jewish connections, spitball the talmudic metaphors behind the NBA and fact-check a recent Tablet article claiming Jews play poorly on Yom Kippur. Menschwarmers is hosted by Gabe Pulver and Jamie Hirsh, and produced and edited by Alex Rose. Michael Fraiman is the supervising producer. Our music is “Brass” by 4bstr4ck3r feat. Daman. You can follow the Menschwarmers on Twitter and check out more podcasts by The CJN Podcast Network here.
Born in Alaska to Christian parents, longtime NHL player Nate Thompson converted to Judaism after meeting a nice Jewish girl. But his story isn't exactly what people expect. The Menschwarmers chat with Thompson, who was recently traded to the Montreal Canadiens, about his reasons for converting, plans for the new year and the great Jewish hotspots of Montreal. Plus: Gabe and Jamie ask which Jewish holidays have the most mainstream appeal, and a fond farewell to Bob Tufts. Menschwarmers is hosted by Gabe Pulver and Jamie Hirsh, and produced and edited by Alex Rose. Michael Fraiman is the supervising producer. Our music is “Brass” by 4bstr4ck3r feat. Daman. You can follow the Menschwarmers on Twitter and check out more podcasts by The CJN Podcast Network here.
In a true instance of Hebrew miracles, Israel's baseball team beat the odds to earn an early slot as a qualifier for the 2020 Olympics. Plus: a breakdown of Miami Dolphins QB Josh Rosen, and a cameo discussion about famous Jewish hairstylist and anti-fascist Vidal Sassoon.Menschwarmers is hosted by Gabe Pulver and Jamie Hirsh, and produced and edited by Alex Rose. Michael Fraiman is the supervising producer. Our music is “Brass” by 4bstr4ck3r feat. Daman. You can follow the Menschwarmers on Twitter and check out more podcasts by The CJN Podcast Network here.
This week, director Max Winkler joins the Mensches live on tape from TIFF to discuss the premiere of his new movie Jungleland. They also talk about their favourite Jewish Dodgers, Fred VanVleet's alleged Jewish ancestry and the Bruce Springsteen Cinematic Universe. Plus, a call from a special guest!Menschwarmers is hosted by Gabe Pulver and Jamie Hirsh, and produced and edited by Alex Rose. Michael Fraiman is the supervising producer. Our music is “Brass” by 4bstr4ck3r feat. Daman. You can follow the Menschwarmers on Twitter and check out more podcasts by The CJN Podcast Network here.
This week, Mensches Jamie and Gabe preview the upcoming NFL season through a Jewish lens and challenge each other to a game of "Jew or Not Jew" about the NFL owners. See if you can beat their scores! Menschwarmers is hosted by Gabe Pulver and Jamie Hirsh, and produced and edited by Alex Rose. Michael Fraiman is the supervising producer. Our music is “Brass” by 4bstr4ck3r feat. Daman. You can follow the Menschwarmers on Twitter and check out more podcasts by The CJN Podcast Network here.
Tennis writer Marvin Glassman, who has been covering the Canadian Open for The CJN since 1981, joins hosts Jamie and Gabe to discuss the past, present and future of Jews in tennis. Read Marvin's story on the Jewish echoes of Bianca Andreescu's historic victory at The CJN. Menschwarmers is hosted by Gabe Pulver and Jamie Hirsh, and produced and edited by Alex Rose. Michael Fraiman is the supervising producer. Our music is “Brass” by 4bstr4ck3r feat. Daman. You can follow the Menschwarmers on Twitter and check out more podcasts by The CJN Podcast Network here.
Why does NFL star Antonio Brown have a synagogue in his Miami mansion? What inspired Steph Curry to get a tattoo in Hebrew? This week on The Menschwarmers, Jamie and Gabe explore non-Jewish athletes' bizarre fascination with Jewish culture, and Jamie reveals why you may have difficulty temporarily understanding him.Menschwarmers is hosted by Gabe Pulver and Jamie Hirsh, and produced and edited by Alex Rose. Michael Fraiman is the supervising producer. Our music is “Brass” by 4bstr4ck3r feat. Daman. You can follow the Menschwarmers on Twitter and check out more podcasts by The CJN Podcast Network here.
Relive the glory days of Jewish boxing, when sluggers Barney Ross and Sammy Luftspring ruled the ring, with the Menschwarmers’ special guest, Lou Eisen, an encyclopedia of boxing knowledge. Lou talks about the earliest Jewish boxers, the sport’s evolution and an era when thuggish Nazis forced Jews to hit back in the streets. Menschwarmers is hosted by Gabe Pulver and Jamie Hirsh, and produced by Alex Rose. Michael Fraiman is the supervising producer and edited this episode. Our music is “Brass” by 4bstr4ck3r feat. Daman. You can follow the Menschwarmers on Twitter and check out more podcasts by The CJN Podcast Network here.
The CJN office is coming up on a summer vacation, so the Canadian Jewish Shmooze and Menschwarmers are taking a couple weeks off. But when we get back, we've got some exciting news — The CJN Podcast Network is growing.
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