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Taking Turns To Talk is a podcast about the theatrics of life and the lives of the theatrical. Each episode Gordon Cooper takes us on a journey with a wonderful guest both in the spotlight and out, where we muse on what makes these people want to be in this glamorous (and often very much unglamorous) business we call show.
 
The world is more mysterious than most people are comfortable imagining. We cross paths with the mystical from time to time and may not even notice it. If we do, we quickly return to our usually mundane daily existence. But what if we not only acknowledged the unknown, we investigated it and spoke with those in the know? That’s what co-hosts Scott & Forrest, and their producer Tess Pfeifle do at Astonishing Legends. With the power of the well-vetted Astonishing Research Corps, they have acce ...
 
In Intelligence Matters, former acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell, speaks with top leaders of the U.S. intelligence community as they reflect on their life, career and the critical roles they play in shaping national security policies. As a central figure in the most significant U.S. counter-terror efforts of the past two decades and a former CIA intelligence analyst, Morell is uniquely skilled at taking industry leading knowledge to make connections that provide deep insight into co ...
 
Bringing you unfiltered public documents that deserve to be more accessible. Dan Williams, the voice behind the Mueller Report Audio podcast, reads some of the most important government documents for those who want the information, but may be too busy to read or simply want to do other things while consuming the information.
 
Stance is an independent award-winning arts and culture podcast run by journalist and curator Chrystal Genesis. Guests so far include musician Four Tet, singer-producer Nao, authors Yaa Gyasi, Sayaka Murata and Valeria Luiselli, lawyer and campaigner Gina Miller, singer Jessie Ware, poets Fatimah Asghar, John Cooper Clarke & Kate Tempest, actor Riz Ahmed, Me Too founder Tarana Burke, playwrights Inua Ellams, Natasha Gordon & Sabrina Mahfouz, writer and activist Janet Mock, DJ-producer Kaytra ...
 
Interviews with cultural icons hosted by Matt Schichter. Guests include Lady GaGa, Robert DeNiro, Bradley Cooper, Katy Perry, One Direction, Christopher Walken, Taylor Swift, Gary Oldman, Sylvester Stallone, Justin Bieber, Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Kristen Stewart, Selena Gomez, Metallica, Pierce Brosnan, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Lady Antebellum, Don Cheadle, Tim McGraw, Benedict Cumberbatch, JJ Abrams, The Killers, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Will.I.Am, Carrie Underwood, and Slash to name but ...
 
60 minutes with exclusive and unreleased tracks. Hosted by Gordon Gieseking, Aine Devaney, and Malte Tarnow on Radio BLN.FM. The new generation of beat smiths understands Hip Hop, Techno and the diverse new styles between electronic and organic grooves evolving from them, not as a mere pose, but as an aesthetic principle, exploring the boundaries of these musical styles. Therefore, the crucial artistic questions are – How can you make known subjects in other contexts and how abstract can it ...
 
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What foods work to make an eruv? Not salt and water, and possibly a whole loaf of bread. Why pieces of bread would not be sufficient - because of enmity, no less - seems to be perfectly in line with the cooperative efforts of eruv. Plus: bread that's not fit for a dog, and how today it just might be gourmet. Also: Giving a coin to a shopkeeper to e…
 
First, mention of eruv tavshilin. Then: A disagreement between Rav and Shmuel whether one needs to take possession of the eruv. And then that comes to a head in a real case, in which a mother-in-law prepared food for the daughter-in-law's eruv, but the daughter-in-law was not involved. The case is then explored by many, thinking to be more lenientl…
 
There’s a table booked for David Cross – legendary US stand-up and star of ‘Mr Show’ and ‘Arrested Development’ – this week. And he’s pre-drinking. Follow David Cross on Twitter @davidcrosss and Instagram @davidcrossofficial Watch David Cross’s Netflix special ‘Making America Great Again!’ on Netflix Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive …
 
In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell interviews former FBI Special Agent Clint Watts, current Distinguished Research Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and Non-Resident Fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy and author of Messing With The Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Ru…
 
3 mishnayot on things that can come between courtyards and change the need for eruvin: 1. A ditch between two courtyards. The Gemara delves into the authority behind the mishnah's psak, and also attempts a comparison and then rejects it. 2. A haystack that is between 2 courtyards that is 10 tefachim high functions as a partition, until the livestoc…
 
A ladder that is dug out if the wall - handholds - must cover the whole height of the ladder. Which leads into the next case, that isn't quite a ladder: namely, a tree. Note that you wouldn't otherwise be able to climb the tree on Shabbat, but what about in its function as a means to ascend the wall? What about the tree as a place to put your eruv?…
 
Kristen Soltis Anderson is a pollster and co-founder of Echelon Insights. For five years, she co-hosted the podcast, The Pollsters, she hosts the SiriusXM show, The Trendline, and the Fox Nation show What Are the Odds? She also regularly appears on television to discuss the latest polls. She’s spent a lot of time looking at polls of Millennials in …
 
The case of a wall between courtyards, and that wall changes - whether because the ground changes or the wall changes. For example, if you have a basin right next to the wall - which the Gemara develops and refines, when the original case doesn't hold up to scrutiny - from adding dirt, a rim, a trowel, and a comparison to turnips. Alternatively, br…
 
Visiting a spooky location can be scary because of the spirits and monsters which may await you there. However, one can avoid these horrors by merely not going to these places, right? But what if these frightening creatures came to visit YOU? What if they knew where you lived, your secrets, what terrified you the most, then used that knowledge and …
 
When you have an outer house and an inner house, is the outer house a gatehouse, which would have implications for eruvin - in some ways, a study on how different spaces function differently with regard to different people. Chapter 7: A wndow in the wall that separates two courtyards - at a specific point in the wall - does that interfere with the …
 
In the context of the alleyway cooperative and the courtyard cooperative, and the minimum requirements for the number of people participating: is one house on one courtyard on one alleyway really enough to merit an eruv? Shmuel seems to have said yes (he confirms that he said as much!). And R. Eliezer can't believe it. But when he confronts Shmuel,…
 
In this episode of Intelligence Matters: Declassified host Michael Morell interviews Kristin Wood, career analyst and manager of analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency. Wood looks back at the time she spent as Scooter Libby's briefer and Vice President Cheney's backup briefer. Both roles she played during the time of the 9/11 attacks. Post 9/11…
 
How do eruvin reflect the relationships of the people joining together in the eruv? For example, students who eat out and about (literally, in the fields), and then would sleep at the rebbe's house. Does the eating place or the sleeping place determine the starting point to measure an eruv techumin? The Gemara testifies to the phenomenon of the dif…
 
NY stand-up and writer Wyatt ‘Uncle Wy Wy’ Cenac joins us in the dream restaurant this week. And there's a whole fuffle over the Bake Off piss-window. Follow Wyatt Cenac on Instagram and Twitter: @wyattcenac Watch Wyatt Cenac’s Netflix special ‘Brooklyn’ on Netflix Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions. Artwork by Paul Gilbey …
 
A dad of two mishnayot. 1. The case of several groups in a large hall... A dispute whether every group would need to contribute to an eruv in that space or not. When are physical dividers among the groups considered sufficient partitions to divide among the people, and when are they low enough to simply divide the space, but not line up halakhic ar…
 
If you have a partnership with those who live on the same courtyard - where everyone owns wine, for example - that precludes the need for an eruv. But what if one person owns oil instead? Also, some returning concepts in terms of joint ownership and "yesh Bereirah." Also, if your oil is terumah and your wine is not, and they don't mix, is that enou…
 
The case of the need for warm water for a baby to be circumcised, in the absence of an eruv. Abaye explains why neither he nor Rava were up on the home's eruvin, including his own inability to contribute bread. Note that the food of the eruv is not symbolic! Other similar cases - if the mother needs hot water on Shabbat, a non-Jew can heat it for h…
 
When there's a non-Jew who lives on the same courtyard or alleyway as Jews, and the non-Jew has another exit from his house, out to a valley... which door gets the primary use? Notably, because of that second door, he doesn't negate the Jews' ability to make an eruv chatzerot. Why is his exit to the valley considered his primary used exit? Because …
 
In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell interviews Bradley Hope and Justin Scheck, reporters for The Wall Street Journal and co-authors of Blood and Oil: Mohammed Bin Salman's Ruthless Quest for Global Power, about the leadership style and strategic decision-making of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS). Hope and Schec…
 
What it means to negate other people's ability to carry within an eruv chatzerot - how that happens, when one potential participant in the cooperative doesn't join, whether out of spite or simply not being Jewish, for example, and the range in between. Note that these cases are indeed practical - "real world halakhah," more so than the theoretical …
 
It’s an episode full of Highs and Lows as author, journalist and podcaster Dolly Alderton chooses her dream meal. This episodes comes with sparklers in it, like a Mayfair nightclub cocktail. Dolly Alderton’s debut novel ‘Ghosts’ is published on 15 Oct 2020. Buy it here Follow Dolly on Instagram and Twitter: @dollyalderton Recorded and edited by Ben…
 
R. Sheshet says he can exempt the entire world from responsibility for any sin that anyone may have done - because of the verse that equates mourning for the Temple with drunkenness. But transactions made while drunk are upheld when sober. Rather - don't pray when drunk. Especially if you're really intoxicated. Though if you're truly as drunk as ca…
 
What can you do when a non-Jew lives on your courtyard and doesn't want to contribute to an eruv? Among the solutions suggested are establishing better terms with the non-Jew, including monetarily (rather than getting rid of eruv!). We think this is a lovely solution, and R. Nachman agrees, calling the halakhah an excellent one! Which is unusual - …
 
Alex Coppock is an assistant professor of Political Science at Yale University. His research considers what affects people's political beliefs, especially the kinds of messages people regularly encounter--TV ads, lawn signs, Op-Eds, etc. In this episode, he shares the findings of a big, new study that just came out as well as what it means for how …
 
Most of us are familiar with the name and iconic image of the magical Ouija board. Many have dared to test it, either seeking answers from the great beyond or for spooky entertainment or both. The Ouija board has always been advertised as a family-friendly game. However, for about the last 50 years, Ouija became associated with the forbidden, a tab…
 
Regarding the prohibition of answering halakhah in the presence of one's teacher: R. Eliezer tells his wife, Imma Shalom, that he doubts the one who taught halakhah in his presence would make it through the year. Which comes to pass. Which is plenty eerie - and he credits his prediction on this tradition that one is not allowed to teach halakhah be…
 
A new perek (#6), a new mishnah... What happens when there's no possibility of carrying, even given the hope of an eruv hatzerot. One who lives on the same courtyard as a non-Jew (or a Samaritan or a Sadducee), none of whom accept the rabbinic authority that establishes eruv, cannot be active sharers of space when it comes to eruv. Alternatively, t…
 
Discussion of the tension regarding the establishment of eruv techumin - where measuring precisely can turn out to be to your disadvantage. Also, the case of a city on the bank of a river - what is needed to make the eruv when you have a steep drop, and why a partition of 4 amot becomes necessary. Indeed, the drop to the river is significant enough…
 
Roman visits Zach on episode 4 of season 2. Zach is a recovering fentanyl addict, former drug dealer, and sexual assault survivor. "One of my favorite things about just being sober is… now there’s people that don’t even know me for who I was… I used to, you know, I ‘accidentally’ ran guns when I was 18… I am no longer that guy making you strip at k…
 
Establishing eruvin for smaller cities and towns - a story of one town (Kankunya) that seeks expertise in calling in someone who knows eruvin. And even so, the expert (Abaye in this case) needs to make sure that the eruv will hold up to the scrutiny of naysayers. I deed, he keeps second-guessing himself. For example, do the homes abutting the river…
 
Assess the terrain to determine techum Shabbat precisely - using a professional surveyor. If he makes a mistake, we correct the error to have the most expanded techum Shabbat - a lenient position. Note that even non-Jewish servants are eligible to testify as to the location of techum Shabbat. Also: A private city becomes a public city - you can est…
 
In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell interviews John Brennan, career intelligence officer and former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Brennan, who led the agency during the Obama administration from 2013 to 2017, offers new insights into the intelligence community's assessments of Russia's interference in the 201…
 
He might not recognise his Island-mate, but British basketball superstar and ‘Love Island’ contestant Ovie Soko’s picking his dream meal this week. Let’s hope he doesn’t get pied. Ovie Soko’s book ‘You Are Dope’ is out now. Buy it here. Follow Ovie on Instagram and Twitter: @oviesoko Follow Griffin Frenchie on Instagram: @griffinfrenchie Recorded a…
 
This episode is a reading of a September 22, 2020, Congressional Research Service report titled, "Supreme Court Appointment Process: Consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee." The appointment of a Supreme Court Justice is an event of major significance in American politics. Each appointment is of consequence because of the enormous judicial …
 
A new mishnah - on adding a karpef (the extra space of 70 amot), but when? Depending on the space between two cities, or between three, for that matter... Now, about these three villages, the ability to go far is apparent, but why they needed to is not. The three villages don't have to be in a line! But were you to slide them into position of a lin…
 
Cities that have ascents and descents within it take a toll on their residents. And: The rest of the day is as challenging as we've seen. That is, one way of measuring the location of your city's edges to determine the city limits is by using the constellations... And the daf addresses how to do so. Also: Adding the extra space to make the city sha…
 
Back to the story of Beruriah. Note that she is in (brief) conversation with a Galilean, and she is presumably a Judean, which shifts the focus of the "women" discussion wholly. Besides which, she goes on to kick a student in the next line - if you were worried that she was promoting hypermodesty. Also, on the "248 limbs of the body." And if you do…
 
In this special show, Stance visits Paris to explore the fresh and creative cultural landscape of this iconic, global city. We discuss literature, film, music and podcasts as Chrystal Genesis is joined by Lory Martinez, host of Mija Podcast and Founder of the Paris based Studio Ochenta. We speak with comedian and director Jean-Pascal Zadi about his…
 
A person who sets out of the place where he's establishing his eruv, and he's somehow detained or delayed, he can still continue to that place, but nobody else can rely on that eruv. This seems to be the diminishment of eruv techumin - meaning, all you need to do is set out on your way, and not even get there, to establish residence. And then just …
 
In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell interviews David Priess, former daily intelligence briefer, CIA officer and now Chief Operating Officer of the Lawfare Institute, about the history, content and aim of the President's Daily Brief (PDB), one of the intelligence community's most valuable and highly classified products. Prie…
 
We give this episode… 10! ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ co-host Claudia Winkleman has booked a table this week, and she really knows her order. Goodbye, thanks for coming, night night. Claudia Winkleman’s book ‘Quite’ is available from 1st October. Buy it here. Follow Claudia on Twitter and Instagram @ClaudiaWinkle Recorded and edited by Ben Williams for…
 
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