Learnt Up

Learnt Up

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Lorraine DeGraffenreidt is a black person! Sarah Isaacson is a Jewish person! As it turns out, there's a lot of black and Jewish stuff that they don't know anything about -- and that makes them feel guilty! So now, they're getting learnt up. Join Lorraine and Sarah as they discover classic movies everyone's already seen (Schindler's List anyone???), conquer basic ethnic foods (chicken and waffles!!!) and generally improve as adult people, all while making their black and Jewish dads proud.
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Ciao for now / Afrofuturism and Rosalind Franklin
Get ready for a super-special yet bittersweet ep that will leave you yearning for answers. Is Lorraine really going away to military school? Has Sarah really not peeped the Drake album yet? If a British Jew falls in a science lab and nobody else is there, does it make a sound? (No; British Jews don’t exist.) For today’s homework, Sarah and Lorraine decided to revisit old recommendations from guests and listeners.
1:13:56
July 10, 2018
Gettin’ Learnt Up on Sports Pt. 2
Happy summer of sports!!! To celebrate, Learnt Up is flexin on ‘em with another sports episode!!! Sarah reports current sports news that is hot hot hot off the presses and then she presents a list of hot hot hot boys from the 2018 World Cup soccer field. Meanwhile, Lorraine brags about her fancy, soccer star brothers and she gets learnt up on basketball-has-been Carmelo Anthony.
1:05:04
July 3, 2018
Sharing the Shame with Todd McClintock
Todd McClintock invites Sarah and Lorraine to join him in getting learnt up on a bleak topic - The Potato Famine - and the conversation is disturbingly delightful.
52:54
June 26, 2018
Live at The Pico 06.05.18
You have the incredible podcast hosts of 2 Jews Talking to thank for this one! That's right! Friends of the podcast, Joshua Heller & Erika Brooks Adickman invite Sarah and Lorraine to share a fun night of live podcasting at The Pico.
51:34
June 19, 2018
DRAKE pt. 2
Sarah & Lorraine are comin’ at ya with part two of their Drake learnts!!! And just like in Drake pt. 1, your hosts take a moment to spotlight Cardi B & all her glory. Before Sarah & Lorraine discuss the current Drake/Pusha T beef, they must settle an unrelated rap feud that has been building up in the podcast studio. Once they put the emotional stuff behind them, they share their thoughts on their beloved Black-and-Jew Boo, Drake!
44:22
June 12, 2018
Sharing the Shame with Dana Bell: Albert Einstein
Dear friend of the podcast, Dana Bell comes through to get learnt up on Albert Einstein’s life and many of his discoveries in math and science. Behind Einstein’s wild hair and crazy face, he kept a beautiful brain filled with complex thoughts on our universe. Dana tells us all about how - in addition to being a brilliant scientist - Einstein was also a leftist, socialist philosophy bro with anti-war sentiments as well as a deep love for his cousin-wife, Elsa.
1:06:12
June 5, 2018
Sharing the Shame with Carl Tart
Sarah Isaacson is mysteriously absent from this episode while Carl Tart (Brockmire, MAD TV, White Women, UCB) stops by to discuss the band Zapp aka Zapp & Roger. Throughout this ep, Carl talks and sings about the electro funk moment that Zapp helped create and Carl gets so learnt on the talk-box, he decides to buy one. He also exposes this bone chilling conspiracy theory: the song “Computer Love” proves Roger Troutman invented FaceTime.
1:03:45
May 29, 2018
Kanye’s Pomeranian and Jared Kushner’s Eyebrow Lady
Special ep alert! Sarah and Lorraine are busy ladies so this week Learnt Up is hosted by their friends: Kanye West’s genetically-engineered Pomeranian Sushi, and Lynette Goldman — Jared Kushner’s eyebrow lady. The two work out their issues with their respective famous owner and prized client, chat plastic surgery and microblading, unpack some backwards-ass race stuff, and contemplate murder. It’s a weird time, so strap in!
31:27
May 23, 2018
This Is America!
Lorraine and Sarah take a break from their usual programming to discuss the much-buzzed-about This is America music video from Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover aka future EGOT 4 shore -- watch out Barbra Streisand. Lots to unpack in this vid: Black culture. Guns. Charleston. Jim Crow symbolism. Horses? Also, Sarah and Lorraine shout out their incredible moms in honor of Mother’s Day! If you like your eps short n sweet and relevant AF, you’re gonna dig this. “Don’t catch you slippin’ up!”
31:50
May 15, 2018
Jew The Right Thing & When Harry Black Sally
Time for a switcheroo! Sarah and Lorraine pause from learning about their respective cultures to take the other gal’s culture for a spin. What does this mean? Movies! Lorraine watched When Harry Met Sally (which Sarah will defend to the death as a “Jewish movie”) and Sarah watched Do The Right Thing (an undeniably black movie).
56:00
May 8, 2018
Sharing the Shame with Inside the Disney Vault
Lorraine and Sarah welcome Rachel Chapman and Oscar Montoya, of the Inside the Disney Vault podcast, to share some shame! The Disney kids got learnt up on all things anime, and they cover a wide swath -- talking everything from Dragon Ball Z to Miyazaki’s greatest hits to Sailor Moon to a scandal that will change the way you look at The Lion King.
1:09:25
May 1, 2018
Cults!!!
Did you guys know cults are super trendy right now? For this culty ep, Sarah gets learnt up on the ultra-Orthodox sect Lev Tahor, aka the “Jewish Taliban” and its shady leader Shlomo Helbrans, who moved the group all around the world to evade various criminal charges like kidnapping and child abuse. Lorraine discusses the Black Hebrew Israelites, specifically the controversial “black supremacist” group Nation of Yahweh. The gals also chat about Wild Wild Country and their run-ins with modern day cu
54:47
April 24, 2018
Sharing the Shame with Katelyn Hempstead
Calling all nerds, dorks, and geeks! This is your episode, babies. Katelyn Hempstead -- writer / comedian / Trekkie -- swings by the pod to chat about Jews in science fiction! Katelyn got learnt up on sci-fi pioneer Isaac Asimov and “bad boy” nihilist Harlan Ellison. Fun fact: Asimov coined the word “robotics”! Another fun fact: there was an early plan in the ‘40s to make Alaska the Jewish state!
58:24
April 17, 2018
Zombies, Dybbuks, and the Occult
Gather round, children -- it’s time for a spooky episode of Learnt Up! Lorraine tells us all about zombies -- tracking their roots in Haiti and West Africa, connection to voodoo, and superstitions among slaves. Did you know that being a walking corpse is a fate worse than death? Btw, stay away from Devil’s Weed and toads, y’all. Sarah gets learnt on the Golem and dybbuks and tells the haunting story of the Dybbuk Box (a super real series of events that definitely happened because ghosts exist).
1:10:37
April 10, 2018
Sharing the Shame with Zora Bikangaga
Lorraine and Sarah welcome writer/performer/tall person Zora Bikangaga on to share some shame! Zora got learnt up on Nollywood (Nigerian Hollywood) and comes bearing lots of movie recs, along with thoughts on colorism, Hollywood’s fetishizing of Africa, and Jennifer Lawrence’s career trajectory/emotional maturity. Trigger warning for diehard Lawrence-heads: this gets pretty cutting.
57:48
April 3, 2018
Blacks and Jews in LA!
In 1850, a census reported 8 Jews and 12 black people living in Los Angeles. The next year, thrown by the traffic and bad pizza, they all left. Just kidding, they stayed and built the city we know today! Join Lorraine and Sarah as they get learnt up on some of LA’s black and Jewish pioneers and their lasting contributions. Find out the origin story of Canter’s Deli, how Nat King Cole battled housing discrimination, and how a badass slave sued her master — and won.
58:30
March 27, 2018
Body Language
Have you ever seen two black people doing an elaborate yet effortless series of hand gestures/hugs and felt embarrassed that you don’t know how they know what to do? Have you ever seen a Jewish person swaying back and forth with a prayer book and been like *shruggy emoji*? And hey! What the hell are the Spice Girls singing about? Do not fear! Lorraine and Sarah were once wandering in the darkness too, but they’re here to fill you in. You’ll leave this ep with not only solid answers to some of life’s greatest mysteries, but with the confidence to start your own super-confusing hand gesture/hug that will impress and intimidate all who witness it! And you’ll finally know what to do in that Harriet Tubman audition. Go get ‘em!
46:23
March 20, 2018
Blackface & Jewface
Welcome to Blackface & Jewface: Minstrel Shows and Media Representations, a seminar at Vassar College taught by Professor DeGraffenreidt and Adjunct Professor Isaacson. Prepare to get your young little mind blown by seemingly benign bits of American culture (Mickey Mouse! That song “Do Your Ears Hang Low?”!) that actually have super racist origins. Marvel at cartoons from the 1800s that depict Jews as evil, large-nosed fiends who care more about money than human life.
1:02:50
March 13, 2018
Judy Chicago & Rebecca Walker
Lorraine & Sarah are women (not girls!) who happen to run this shit. Happy Women’s History Month, by the way!!! On today’s ep everybody gets learnt up on black & Jewish feminists. Sarah honors the life and legacy of visual artist and community leader Judy Chicago while Lorraine learnts about the feminist work and messy private-life-turned-public-life of activist Rebecca Walker, aka Alice Walker’s daughter.
1:01:45
March 6, 2018
Purim!
Get ready to party cuz it’s Purim, babies! Sarah tries to remember the story of Judaism’s littest holiday aka Jewish Halloween. The hosts phone a couple friends for help, and -- spoiler alert -- somebody was paying alllll the attention in Hebrew school. Lorraine gets inspired by a YouTube Rabbi and finds her drag queen alias, and Sarah explains why her purse was so heavy in college. Everyone eats cookies! This ep is sponsored by a Jewish bouncer service and dedicated to Wakanda!
32:52
February 27, 2018
Learnt Up Potluck
Lorraine and Sarah are givin’ the people what they want, with another episode all about food! They’re having a cross-cultural potluck! The hosts invite comedians Betsy Stover and Marian Yesufu, and hostess-with-the-mostest Grace Kountzhouse, to bring dishes from their respective cultures and chat about the intersections of food and family. If you like plantains, stews, and big bowls of slop -- and if the idea of a “jello salad” intrigues you -- this is the ep for you.
36:57
February 20, 2018
Joan Micklin Silver & Ava DuVernay
A lotta lotta folks recommend a lotta lotta movies as Learnt Up homework for your hosts. For this episode, Lorraine and Sarah are discussing two filmmakers whose films they have been sleepin’ on despite them having been recommended time and time again.
49:46
February 13, 2018
Sharing the Shame with 2 Jews Talking Podcast
As far as Learnt Up is concerned, 2 Jews Talking is a varsity podcast team and their hosts, Joshua Heller and Erika Brooks-Adickman, are a couple of heavy hitters. On this episode, Josh and Erika swing by to share the shame with Lorraine and Sarah.
56:11
February 6, 2018
Blacks & Whites and Secret Hitler
Lorraine and Sarah get learnt up on board games! Some people are visual learnters, some learnt by hearing, some learnt by acts of service....oh wait, that’s the 5 love languages. Anyway the point is, the gals invited their friends to come over and play Secret Hitler and now they understand fascism!
37:32
January 30, 2018
The “N” Word, The “K” Word & The “Y” Word
The Standards and Practices department at Learnt Up Podcast fainted during the recording of this episode - it’s the one where Lorraine and Sarah get learnt up on ethnic slurs!!! They explore the origins of age-old bad words like “kike,” ”yid,” and “theeeee ennnnnn worrrrrrd.”
1:13:08
January 23, 2018
Magneto & The Black Panther
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a SUPER EPISODE OF LEARNT UP! In this one, Lorraine and Sarah get learnt up on comic book superheroes. Sarah schools us on how Magneto’s superpowers first fully activated in a concentration camp, while Lorraine explains how the Black Panther has to eat a ceremonial heart-shaped herb to harness his powers. Blessup to Stan Lee & Jack Kirby for bringing Magneto and Black Panther into the world.
43:21
January 16, 2018
DRAKE
In this episode, Lorraine and Sarah get learnt up on black and Jewish rap icon, DRAKE, or as Lorraine affectionately calls him "the Jewish Canadian non-rapist Kobe Bryant of hip hop." Sarah ups the ante on her appreciation for Drake's artistry and impressive career moves by checking out his work on Degrassi: The Next Generation for the first time. Then, Lorraine and Sarah take a break from discussing Drake to learn themselves up on Cardi B - that regular degular shmegular girl from the Bronx.
54:36
January 9, 2018
Sharing the Shame with Gil Ozeri
Friend of the show, Gil Ozeri stops by to get learnt up on Jewish representation in video games. He prompts Lorraine & Sarah to Google dudes like B.J. Blazkowicz of Wolfenstein fame & unnamed Jewish mobsters from Grand Theft Auto. Gil is unflappable during quiz time and everyone’s dad is super proud. Speaking of which, Lorraine and Sarah are psyched for Gil’s new daughter to get learnt up on everything via cool parents and her cool aunt, Alexandra Ozeri.
57:34
January 2, 2018
2017: Year in Review
Learnters, this has been a YEAR. If 2017 were a pizza and someone served it to you, you’d be like, “Umm this pizza has hurricanes and Harvey Weinstein on it; I ordered pepperoni.” Luckily, you’ve got us, and we’ve got you. The gals look back on Learnt Up’s first year and share their favorite memories. Of course, no LU ep would be complete without an airing of shame, and there’s plenty of that. If you get nothing else from the podcast, remember this: alcohol is poison and knowledge is power.
44:18
December 26, 2017
Chanukah and Kwanzaa
Lorraine and Sarah get learnt up on holidays! Lorraine has some notes for Kwanzaa. In Hollywood terms, Kwanzaa, you’re still about 7 or 8 drafts away from anything good -- in fact, maybe you should switch paths. Meanwhile, Sarah forgets the story of Chanukah. Everyone’s ancestors are disappointed. But in the end, the gals learn the true meaning of the holidays: sharing love with your podcast co-host, and roasting your relatives for bad gifts!
46:43
December 19, 2017
Braids
Lorraine and Sarah get learnt up on braids!! This episode of Learnt Up contains Lorraine and Sarah’s painstaking field research on the subject. They visit Colorist and Natural Hair Specialist Amena BelledeSoleil’s studio. Amena BelledeSoleil fields the ladies’ questions with grace and she happens to be an excellent educator for anyone out there in need of a hair care sherpa.
32:37
December 12, 2017
Sharing the Shame with Matt Wyatt
And now it’s time for mommy to put on her robe, put on her cold cream, and pour herself a Baileys on the rocks cuz we have a guest here to do all the work! Matt Wyatt - filmmaker, host of This Is Not It Podcast - swings by to share his fancy European lineage and tales of castle-dwelling revolutionaries in the olden days who protested English royals and got their heads 86’ed. Matt is *awash* in privilege, and the Learnt Up gals enjoy learning from the Oppressor.
40:09
December 5, 2017
Invisible Man & Night
Lorraine and Sarah get learnt up on books! The Learnt Up hosts discuss Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man and Elie Wiesel's Night. If you're wondering how Sarah would react to surviving the Holocaust, this is the episode for you. If you want to hear Lorraine's answer to the question, "why do you need to be so black all the time?" (hint: "why do white people need to be so white all the time?"), you'll enjoy this listen. Watch out Oprah's book club! The Learnt Up book club has arrived!
36:29
November 28, 2017
Sanford and Son & Mary Tyler Moore Show
Lorraine and Sarah get learnt up on sitcoms! Lorraine watches Sanford and Son, a groundbreaking show with a cantankerous black protagonist who pushed the limits of what you can say on TV. Sarah enjoys the Mary Tyler Moore Show for the first time. If you’re scratching your head, going “Wait, Mary Tyler Moore wasn’t Jewish,” congratulations! You know more than Sarah did when she (excitedly) pitched this topic. Dad is not proud.
45:03
November 21, 2017
Hot 97
Yo yo yo! You’re listening to Learnt Up in the Morning, with DJ Ebro and DJ Rosenberg. Sike! It’s Lorraine and Sarah, talking about legendary NYC radio station Hot 97!
34:22
November 14, 2017
Sharing the Shame with Ethnically Ambiguous Podcast
Lorraine and Sarah welcome two world news savvy guests, Shereen Younes and Anna Hossnieh, from Ethnically Ambiguous Podcast! Shereen and Anna keep it so so real as they get learnt up on The Rohingya Crisis that is currently unfolding in Myanmar - formerly Burma. The ladies discuss how much they hate oppression, love food and appreciate Steve Jobs’s Syrian identity! Subscribe to Ethnically Ambiguous podcast right now!
48:25
November 7, 2017
Live at UCB Inner Sanctum 10.30.17
Lorraine & Sarah share the shame with actress & UCB writer-performer, Ele Woods. The incredibly warm and not-spooky-at-all Black Boo & Jew Boo for this episode hop on the mic to get real with some storytelling. Zora Bikangaga tells all about the Ludacris fan he dated - the one that got away and Raphael Bob-Waksberg shares a piece he wrote about phrases he has never ever ever heard a Jewish person say like “I’m on cloud 9!” and “I can't complain.”
1:00:17
October 31, 2017
Ralph Baer and Frederick McKinley Jones
Lorraine and Sarah get learnt up on inventors! Do you like playing video games and not eating rotten meat? Then you have a Jew Boo and a Black Boo to thank, respectively! Sarah discovers the only good thing that has ever happened at Port Authority, and Lorraine pays homage to the King of Chill (that prob wasn’t his nickname, but it could and SHOULD’ve been). And watch out, Mark Cuban, cuz the gals have some hot inventions of their own.
37:24
October 24, 2017
Hennessy & Kosher Wine
Lorraine and Sarah get learnt up on booze! Join the gals as they explore what Hennessy means to black Americans and why kosher wine is more than just Manischewitz -- and by "explore" we mean get pretty buzzed. Did you know cognac is made from grapes? Did you know certain kosher wine can't be handled by non-Jews? (Hands off, Chad.) If you like your podcasts like you like your men (unfiltered, uncut, and black and Jewish) this is the ep for you!
56:16
October 17, 2017
Elizabeth Taylor & Debbie Reynolds / Bobby Brown & The Houston Family
Lorraine and Sarah get learnt up on black and Jewish feuds. Sarah covers the scorching hot Hollywood feud between Elizabeth Taylor & Debbie Reynolds while Lorraine sorts through the mess that is the Whitney/Bobby saga.
43:11
October 10, 2017
Sharing The Shame With Extra Extra Podcast
Lorraine and Sarah get learnt up on black and Jewish feuds. Sarah covers the scorching hot Hollywood feud between Elizabeth Taylor & Debbie Reynolds while Lorraine sorts through the mess that is the Whitney/Bobby saga.
51:38
October 3, 2017
Ben Carson & Steve Mnuchin
Lorraine and Sarah get learnt up on black and Jewish goofy politicians. Lorraine explains her personal relationship to Ben Carson and Sarah clowns HARD on Steve Mnuchin.
36:35
September 26, 2017
Fenty Beauty and Ottolenghi Foody
Lorraine (not really a makeup person) and Sarah (drug store makeup person) get learnt up on Fenty Beauty by Rihanna! Join your Learnt Up hosts as they try out a few products from the most inclusive makeup line Sephora - and possibly the world - has ever known.
48:47
September 19, 2017
THE WORLD IS FALLING APART, AKA STUFF WE MISSED
Lorraine and Sarah try and sum up all the crazy things that happened the last few weeks! Lorraine learns herself up on hurricanes, Sza, and alt Right Radio while Sarah visits the Anne Frank house and reads some crazy David Duke writings.
1:00:47
September 12, 2017
School’s Out For Summer
Hey guys, these two working women are taking a few weeks off to shoot Spring Breakers 2: Summer Breakers, a movie about two working women who go on vacation. Lorraine and Sarah will be back in September to crank out the 'sodes! See you soon! Stay hydrated, okay?
06:26
August 15, 2017
Extra Credit: Orthodox Jews pt. 2
Annnnnd we're back, with another episode of Wig or No Wig -- the game show that shows you a bunch of ultra-Orthodox women and you have to guess if they're wearing wigs or not! Hint: they all are! Just kidding, this is Learnt Up, a podcast! But we are bringing you part 2 of Orthodox Jews, because there's LOTS to know and Sarah wasn't done.
52:27
August 8, 2017
Extra Credit: Bloods/Crips pt. 2 and Orthodox Jews
Lorraine & Sarah keep the study party going by sharing stuff they learnt but never got to include in official Learnt Up curricula. Lorraine picks up where she left off on her Bloods/Crips dissertation, while Sarah dives into her independent study coursework on Orthodox Judaism. On this episode, both ladies reflect on what it must feel like to live and learn in insular, semi-cloistered communities.
54:35
August 1, 2017
Extra Credit: Bloods/Crips pt. 1
Lorraine & Sarah break the Learnt Up mold to share stuff they learnt but didn't get to cover in past episodes. As diehard Learnters might recall from the gangsters episode (Learnt Up #15) - Lorraine did hours of research on the Bloods/Crips gang rivalry before ultimately deciding to discuss Mutulu Shakur. Well, prepare to get your wig peeled back (that's street slang for getting your head blown off) because TODAY she tells us about the Bloods/Crips origin story.
25:05
July 25, 2017
Ran Danker and Naomi Campbell
In this episode, Lorraine and Sarah get learnt up on black and Jewish supermodels. Ran Danker is a dreamy Israeli bae whose "Jew or Not Jew" score is TBD but the Learnt Up ladies have decided that his sexuality wokeness score is through the charts. Meanwhile, Naomi Campbell is beautiful and her behavior annoys the F out of Lorraine.
1:03:36
July 18, 2017
Sharing the Shame w/ Danny Cullen
It's round 2 of Sharing the Shame, aka a chance for Lorraine and Sarah to relax and let someone else do the homework! Comedian/Actor/Director Danny Cullen had a lot of learnting to do on his Irish heritage. Turns out Catholics and Protestants have some beef?? And we don't mean the corned kind that pairs well with cabbage! In other breaking news, it feels nice to moisturize your feet and Blue Ivy is still relevant!
52:10
July 11, 2017
Red Lobster and Jews and Lobster
Lorraine and Sarah get learnt up on lobsters! For this ep, the gals traveled to Red Lobster to investigate why it's such a "black thing" and, long story short, they died and are now in cheddar biscuit heaven. Which is something Jews totally believe in, look it up. Segue alert! Sarah dives deep into kosher laws about seafood, so look forward to that incredibly interesting, not at all tedious information! This episode is a weird journey, like our nation's history. Happy 4th, everybody!
46:03
July 4, 2017
Bugsy Siegel and Mutulu Shakur
Lorraine and Sarah get learnt up on gangsters! Pew pew! Get ready for some organized notes on organized crime. 2Pac's stepdad Mutulu Shakur is a black nationalist revolutionary AND...bank robber?? Bugsy Siegel was a handsome Jewish mobster whose murder is still an open case, according to the "Beverly Hills Police Department" (a very fancy police department that solves very fancy crimes). Both badass dudes had accomplished way more at age 25 than Lorraine and Sarah may ever hope to!
58:12
June 27, 2017
Spaceballs and Malcolm X
Lorraine and Sarah continue to get learnt up on classic movies!! Sarah takes a huge step forward, finally watches Spaceballs (1987) and concludes that it's mostly just... meh. Lorraine gives herself more work than she bargained for and sits through nearly three and a half hours of movie for Spike Lee's Malcolm X (1992). As it turns out, guys in comedy movies have pretty much always been hot. Meanwhile, the Nation of Islam movement is kinda sexist.
55:21
June 20, 2017
Audre Lorde and Barbra Streisand
It's pride month and Lorraine and Sarah are getting learnt up on black and Jewish gay icons! Sarah discovers living legend Barbra Streisand aka Babs Bunny -- guess what, guys? Funny Girl is delightful AND one of two movies that are good despite being over 2 hours long. (The other is Titanic, duh.) This chick is the realest, and she never let the haters/the Hollywood machine change her face. The nose knows! Anyway, Lorraine schools everyone on black queer heavy-hitter Audre Lorde, the original Lorde!
1:01:26
June 12, 2017
Sally Hemings and Chandra Levy
Lorraine and Sarah get learnt up on black and Jewish scandals!! On this episode, Lorraine digs into the herstory of Thomas Jefferson's relationship with his slave/half-sister-in-law Sally Hemings, while Sarah investigates the murder of DC intern/Jewish person Chandra Levy. Politicians be crushin' on Jewish interns, y'all! And slave masters be engagin' in some non-consens' nonsense with their property! Spoiler: None of this is romantic!!!
1:15:26
June 5, 2017
Learnt Up Mixtape: Black n' Jewish Tunez from the Earth to the Moonz
Happy Mem' Day, peeps! Lorraine and Sarah are trying something different on this one. They're bringing you a funky-ass playlist to take you from holiday weekend vibes to June -- when they'll be returning with fresh new eps! So sit back, relax, and open your dang ear holes...and hey, maybe you'll learn something! Like, did you know Beck is Jewish? And Kendrick Lamar is black? Lolzz okay enjoy this! Byyeee!    Side A: 1) So Long, Marianne - Leonard Cohen 2) Diamonds On the Soles of Her Shoes - Paul Simon 3) Passionfruit - Drake 4) Demon - Shamir 5) Me & Mr Jones - Amy Winehouse 6) If I Could Change Your Mind - HAIM 7) Cranes in the Sky - Solange 8) Chanel - Frank Ocean 9) Blessings - Chance the Rapper, ft. Ty Dolla $ign 10) I'm Set Free - The Velvet Underground   Side B: 1) Grease That I Got - DJ Dogdick 2) Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing) - Zapp & Roger 3) Opposites Attract - Paula Abdul 4) Son of a Gun - Janet Jackson and Carly Simon  5) FEEL. - Kendrick Lamar 6) Run the Jewels - Run The Jewels 7) What More Can I Say - NxWorries 8) Final Thought - Kamasi Washington 9) New Round - Beck 10) The River of Dreams - Billy Joel   https://open.spotify.com/user/1214463685/playlist/5H6hu7WLdcuAoEVJcqvbgb
07:58
May 29, 2017
Stereotypes
Lorraine and Sarah get learnt up on stereotypes! And by "learnt up" we mostly mean "nervous to talk about" (although Sarah wants everyone to know she *did* research the "Jews love money" stereotype, which is older than Shakespeare/whichever unsung dude wrote Merchant of Venice)! Anyway, Lorraine explains why she hates "black don't crack" and both gals secretly can't wait to be overbearing mothers with tons of snacks to share.
50:19
May 22, 2017
Sharing the Shame w/ Cody Ziglar
Lorraine and Sarah get learnt up on CODY ZIGLAR aka Zig aka Learnt Up's first ever guest! On this episode everybody shares the shame! Zig learns himself up on the Black Panther Party, Sarah wonders why Trump is wearing a Jewish prayer shawl and talking about acceptance, and Lorraine tries to explain what edges are and just barely succeeds. Enjoy all the new knowledge and Learnt Up segments!
53:44
May 15, 2017
Eartha Kitt and Hedy Lamarr
Lorraine and Sarah get learnt up on black and Jewish SEX GODDESSES. Bow down, world. Eartha Kitt and Hedy Lamarr were more than just bodacious babes -- they also had big fat brains and controversial opinions that would change society FOREVER! Lorraine learns that Kitt went from being rejected and despised to adored many times in her life, just like Jesus. Meanwhile, Sarah tries to explain the technology Lamarr helped invent, but bleep bloop blop science is hard!
1:02:48
May 8, 2017
Anti-Semitism and Missing DC Girls
Lorraine and Sarah get learnt up on current events! Sarah tries to make sense of the rise in anti-Semitic attacks under Trump, and Lorraine wonders what happened to those missing girls of color in DC. Sounds pretty funny, right?? What's that saying...sadness plus time equals jokes? Idk guys, America needs to phone a friend or ask the audience, cuz she's in trouble. But don't sweat, we got some juicy Jew boos and black boos, and - finally! - that rant about granola bars you've all been waiting for.
47:29
May 1, 2017
Allen Ginsberg and Langston Hughes
Lorraine and Sarah get learnt up on poetry! Sarah’s thoughts on Allen Ginsberg are just as cloudy and chaotic as Allen Ginsberg’s poems (sick burn!) and Lorraine feels threatened by Langston Hughes’ many accomplishments at such a young age. Put on your black turtlenecks, strap on those tiny hand castanets, spark up a “jazz cigarette,” and leave the squares at home, because this episode is for hep cats only.
54:18
April 24, 2017
Sandy Koufax and Floyd "Money" Mayweather
Lorraine and Sarah get learnt up on sports! Sarah and Lorraine take on the mack daddy baseballer, Sandy Koufax and the winningest boxer in history, Floyd "Money" Mayweather. Listen as they flex new knowledge about black boxing history while earning bonus points because studying up on Jewish athletes is like, real hard. The Learnt Up ladies hit this one out of the park. For real, this sporty episode is a knockout! It's all like Slam dunk! Championships! Gooooooal!!
39:25
April 17, 2017
Leonard Cohen and Screamin Jay Hawkins
Lorraine and Sarah get learnt up on music! Sarah wishes she'd listened to moody Jewish sex god Leonard Cohen in college, and Lorraine treats herself to the man, the myth, the legend, the best name in the biz Screamin' Jay Hawkins. If you like black and Jewish guilt in the key of G, this is the jam for you! (Harmony! Treble clef! Other music jargon!)
43:07
April 10, 2017
Breaking the Glass and Jumping the Broom
Lorraine and Sarah get learnt up on traditions! Turns out, both black and Jewish peeps do some wacky shit at weddings. Sarah gets to the bottom of the whole "breaking the glass" thing, while Lorraine figures out what "jumping the broom" means. Plus, tune in for some tasty JewBoos and BlackBoos, and a miracle seltzer that doesn't make you fart!
37:06
April 4, 2017
Richard Pryor and Gilda Radner
Lorraine and Sarah get their giggles learnt up! In this episode Lorraine and Sarah try to impress their fathers by digging deep into what makes them laugh. Lorraine tackles the legend of Richard Pryor while Sarah takes on the force known as Gilda Radner. Let them make you laugh while talking about things that make them laugh! Dig in and get LEARNT UP!
39:50
March 27, 2017
Chicken and Waffles and Pastrami Sandwiches
Lorraine and Sarah get their tastebuds learnt up! This episode brings you flavors stacked on flavors stacked on flavors that all come together in the perfect bite. (Side note: stay tuned for Perfect Bite, a new food truck concept.) Sarah enjoys baby's first trip to Canter's Deli, while Lorraine revisits Roscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles. (Spoiler alert: small portions and bad lighting. Sad!) Hey, did you know Moses ate bowtie pasta in the desert? You're welcome!
36:46
March 20, 2017
Schindler's List and Roots
Lorraine and Sarah get learnt up on movies! This is a big one, so strap the hell in. Sarah *finally* watches Schindler's List aka Being Jewish 101, while Lorraine tackles Roots. (Not to be confused with The Roots, a talented hip hop group.) Did you know Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes are the same person? Have you seen OJ's acting work? This episode asks the question the whole podcast will seek to answer: "Is Dad proud?
36:11
March 13, 2017
Learnt Up Sneak Peek!
Oh hey! It's Lorraine, a black person! And Sarah, a Jewish person! We're here to give you a sneak peek of our brand new podcast, Learnt Up. Do you ever feel guilty about basic stuff you should totally know, but...like...don't? Do you think it's never too late to learn and that life is a journey and time is a flat circle? You're gonna love our show! Unless you hate black and Jewish people -- in which case, get the heck outta here!
08:36
March 6, 2017
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