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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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Former NFL and Iowa State quarterback Sage Rosenfels joins the show to talk about the differences between being a Jewish athlete in rural Iowa compared to Miami, and more. 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.
Ethan Zohn, winner of the third season of Survivor and contestant on this season's Winners at War, joins the show to talk about that log challenge on the Edge of Extinction, his soccer career and charity in Africa, his audion for Curb Your Enthusiasm with Larry David, and more. 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.
Eric Koreen, who covers the Raptors for The Athletic, joins menches Jamie and Gabe to talk about David Stern and Adam Silver, the future of basketball in Israel, and how he uses his doubt for the greater good. 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. Read Eric's work at The Athletic, or follow him on Twitter . Use this link for a 40% discount to The Athletic.
Tim Hortons teamed up with Wayne Gretzky to make a commercial—but something's not right about it. Also on the episode, Jamie chats with Nathan Abrams, a Jewish professor and cricket aficionado, about the "gentilization" of Jewish sporting life. 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. Read Nathan's work at The Forward, or follow him on Twitter.
From Chariots of Fire to School Ties and the debatably Jewish Happy Gilmore (does the Sandman ever not play a default Jew?), Gabe and Jamie curate a list of the best Jewish sports movies to keep you warm over the holidays. 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.
As Hanukkah approaches, gather 'round the stereo system as Gabe tells the story of the great miracle that was the birth of the Maccabiah Games. Plus: one ice skater's head-slapping Holocaust costume, and the mixed blessing that is a stereotypically Jewish wrestler. 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.
With the NHL in full swing, the Maple Leafs' Jewish player Zach Hyman returns on the heels of coach Mike Babcock's departure. But the real story deserving Jews' attention is ousted octogenarian Don Cherry, whose racist comments about immigrants should anger Jews across Canada. 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.
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.
Famed soccer commentator Andrés Cantor best sums up our feelings about the Toronto Raptors winning the NBA Finals: "¡GOOOAAAAALLLLLL!" But God forbid we have a parade and someone not rain on it — in this case, those someones are BDS supporters who took issue with Raptors co-owner Larry Tanenbaum promising to fly the team to Israel. Plus: checking anti-Semitism in the FIFA Women's World Cup. 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 NBA Finals are afoot, and the Toronto Raptors are roaring ahead as potential first-time champions. Behind them every step of the way—sometimes too literally—is probably the most famous Canadian Jew alive, Forest Hill's own Aubrey "Drake" Graham. Hosts Gabe and Jamie chat about the concerns that he's not acting like a nice, quiet Jewish boy. -- 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.
Wither the Kosherdome

Wither the Kosherdome

2019-05-2440:39

How many football stadiums do you think serve kosher food? The answer: fewer than you think. 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, and our ad music is “Our Big Adventure” by Scott Holmes. Follow the Menschwarmers on Twitter.
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