Kiddush Book Club

Kiddush Book Club

By Jessica and Yonit
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Jessica and Yonit share a l'chaim and schmooze about books.
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Jessica and Yonit share a l'chaim and schmooze about books.
www.jessicarussakhoffman.com/kiddushbookclub

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Episode 20: Chop a Nosh
Yonit and Jessica drink an unnamed shot of something blue and work up an appetite talking about food in literature and lots and lots of cookbooks. Yum. Okay, we're hungry. Get hungry with us. Also a preview of upcoming episodes. L'Chaim!
1:15:37
December 4, 2019
Episode 19: In Defense of YA
Yonit and Jessica drink alcohol Yonit didn't have to be carded for because it's as young and sweet as she is. Smirnoff strawberry lemonade! Then a strong defense of YA and an attempt to figure out what YA actually is. To win a Kiddush Book Club bookmark, go to our instagram. L'Chaim! https://www.instagram.com/kiddushbookclub/
1:09:19
November 20, 2019
Episode 18: A Discovery of A Discovery of Witches
Yonit and Jessica drink daemon mead (hard apple cider + mango syrup) and talk all things Discovery of Witches, from vampire obsession to historical accuracy, and other books that sit next to it on the bookshelf. L'Chaim!
59:18
November 13, 2019
Episode 17: The Little Mermaid's REAL Ending
Jessica and Yonit drink Pearsecco (thanks for the potential sponsorship Crispin!), and live-review The Little Mermaid Live! We talk books-to-screen and dream casts. Who's your dream King Triton and who would you want to play YOU in a movie? Leave us your answer in a voice message! L'Chaim!
1:18:41
November 6, 2019
Episode 16: Return of the Spiel
Jessica and Yonit drink Bartenura (sponsor us already!) and chat with It's A Whole Spiel editors Laura Silverman and Katherine Locke and contributor Adi Alsaid. We will switch to Joyvin if Bartenura doesn't get back to us, we mean it.
1:23:36
October 31, 2019
Episode 15: The Great Pumpkin
Yonit & Jessica talk the macabre and supernatural and go down several side-roads while drinking Witch's Brew: peach whiskey + peach syrup + white wine = delicious orange drink. L'Chaim! For those waiting for more It's A Whole Spiel episodes...coming soon!
57:00
October 30, 2019
Episode 14: It's A Whole Spiel; The Spiel Begins!
In the first of a few episodes dedicated to this anthology, Jessica & Yonit have a l'chaim and talk to It's A Whole Spiel contributing authors Goldy Moldovsky, Dahlia Adler, and Elie Lichtschein. L'Chaim and G'mar V'Chasima Tova!
1:09:55
October 6, 2019
Episode 13: Truth is Stranger Than Fiction
Jessica and Yonit drink Cosmosas. L'Chaim! Yonit chats with Brian Ballantyne, author of Confessions of a Working Father. We talk about non-fiction, instructive texts, fun guides that don't make our brains work so hard, and Next Level Basic: The Definitive Basic Bitch Handbook by Bravolebrity Stassi Schroeder. Zay gezunt!
1:18:47
September 26, 2019
Episode 12: Gin Austen
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that two women in possession of good books, must be in want of a cocktail. Jessica and Yonit are drinking Fanny's Folly (peach brandy, white wine, a dashwood of lemon juice) and chatting with Pride & Prejudice & the Parsha author C.C. Ford. L'Chaim!
1:15:20
September 20, 2019
Episode 11: You're a wizard, Harry
Yonit and Jessica drink fire-whiskey in memory of fallen heroes from the Deathly Hallows. L'Chaim! Reminder: we get easily distracted and may have lost track somewhere in the beginning, middle, and end of our synopses. Please don't kill us for remembering Harry Potter wrong. Our opinions are our own, and yours can be shared via voice message, which we will then play on our next episode. Anthony Goldstein says zay gezunt.
1:16:58
September 11, 2019
Episode 10: Back to School
Jessica and Yonit enjoy their back-to-school juice pouches of apple juice and vodka. L'Chaim! We talk about your favorite and least favorite assigned books from school. Did you ship Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth in 11th grade? Think of yourself as a Finny or a Gene in 9th? Absolutely despise The Pearl in middle school? Tweet us your faves at #KiddushBookCub, find us on Instagram, or leave us a voice message to play on our next episode.
1:10:44
September 4, 2019
Episode 9: Thriller!
Yonit and Jessica sip Bartenura Blue Bottle and talk thrillers and espionage. L'Chaim! Yonit loves a dead body in every book, and we welcome special guest/Jessica's husband Ari who illuminates us on the male POV and wish-fulfillment in reading. Zay gezunt!
1:11:03
August 28, 2019
Episode 8: Too Hot For Shul
Jessica and Yonit drink unseasonably early Simchas Torah Specials: hard cider+rum+ginger ale. L'Chaim! We talk about romance novels and, young listeners be warned, it definitely gets Too Hot For Shul. PG-13+. We also talk with Felicia Grossman, author of Appetites & Vices, and Dalliances & Devotion. Zay gezunt and enjoy!
1:22:50
August 23, 2019
Episode 7: Damn the Man, Save the Empire
Yonit and Jessica sip strawberry gin-and-tonics through contraband plastic straws and talk about tropes in books and film and how they change and don't change over time. L'Chaim! Also an interview with Empire Records screenwriter Carol Heikkinen! Listener questions are answered, behind-the-scenes facts are revealed, and we cover everything from Rex Manning Day to her writing process. Enjoy and zay gezunt!
1:18:03
August 13, 2019
Episode 6: The 9 Days
Jessica and Yonit are drinking coffee and tea. We shmooze about the 9 Days, and share what we read on a fast day. All music in this episode is acapella. L'Chaim!
57:59
August 7, 2019
Episode 5: History Shmistory
Yonit and Jessica enjoy a spritz--or is it a shpritz?--and talk about historical fiction. Does it even matter if it's accurate, as long as there's forbidden love? Also a conversation with Jessica's sister Melinda about her undying love for Outlander and how she'll keep reading until Diana Gabaldon explains the ghost in the kilt! L'Chaim!
1:13:45
July 31, 2019
Episode 4: Go Away, Mommy's Reading
Jessica and guest co-host Megan have a l'chaim of birthday-cake-vodka-shots and shmooze about being busy mommies who find time to read. Even though Yonit is on vacation, we still found a way to get easily distracted and follow the challah crumbs to interesting places. Also a fantastic interview with Wasted Pretty author Jamie Beth Cohen. We talk about Mayim Bialik, the 90s, and finding your teenage voice.
1:04:33
July 26, 2019
Episode 3: Answer a Question with a Question
L'Chaim! We're drinking Smirnoff grapefruit vodka and talking about Jewish fiction & Jew-ish fiction, favorite Jewish authors, and more, going wherever the challah crumbs lead us. There are so many questions to be asked, and so many questions to be asked about those questions. Also we read reader comments and ask our shaila of the week.
57:28
July 17, 2019
Episode 2: Fairytales & Bubbemeises
Yonit and Jessica are drinking Sara Bee wine and talking about retellings of fairytales, folklore, bubbemeises, and more. And an interview with The Dollmaker of Krakow author R.M. Romero. L'Chaim!
43:02
July 10, 2019
Episode 1: Cooperative Interruption
L'Chaim! We're drinking homemade beet vodka and hot tea, so pick your favorite drink and join us. In this first episode, Yonit and Jessica start by talking about what inspired this podcast, books about books, and get lost down many rabbit-holes. So many. Stick around for what we're reading right now and our GoodReads goals. Yonit is reading The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson. Jessica is reading Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness.
43:16
July 3, 2019
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