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Throwing Sheyd

Throwing Sheyd

By Miriam and Alan
Better living through Jewish demonology.
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Episode 48: Live at the Jewish New Media Festival!
Thanks to the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia for hosting the festival and having us out! (Some wonky audio, apologies.) Enjoy the episode and our innocent intellectual exercise. 🙂
December 19, 2019
King David vs. the Beatles, how-is-this-our-first-Blues-Brothers-reference, and some surprisingly righteous possession. And hey Philly! We’re doing a live taping at the Jewish New Media Fest on Sunday, December 8, 2019, and it just won’t be the same without your gorgeous faces. See you there!
December 03, 2019
Episode 46: Talking Satan with The Portion (Crossover Special)
Devils, giants, and other sports team names abound as Alan and Miriam dive into parshat Chayyei Sarah with friend and fellow nerdy Jewish podcast host, Aaron Roller of The Portion!
November 18, 2019
Throwing Sheyd *Live* at the JCC of Metro Detroit (10/29/2019)
With huge thanks to the amazing folks at the JCC of Metro Detroit, we humbly present our first live taping! A greatest hits show, of sorts, with some songs, laughs, games, obligatory bad puns, and, of course, lots of demons. Want to bring TS to your community? Hit us up: throwingsheyd613 at Gmail dot com.
November 01, 2019
Episode 44: Sheydim in yeshivah.
Ashmodai’s dual curriculum. The rabbi of the break-away minyan. Demon weddings. And an upcoming live show!
September 27, 2019
Episode 43: Time. Travel. Term limits.
Three queens. An unlikely (fallen) hero. And demonic stowaways, maybe? Note from Alan & Miriam: We had some funky sound issues in this episode. Our apologies. We did our best and will have whatever audio demon wonked up the system outta there by next episode. That aside, it was a super fun episode to record and we think you’ll dig it and hope you stick it out.
September 03, 2019
Episode 42: The King of the Demons
Who’s (really) the boss? A sheydah on the catwalk. And if you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it, but if it’s a demon...
August 22, 2019
Episode 41: Solomonic demonic, baby.
The royal pedicure goes awry. Even demons get due process. And human/sheyd genetics... require further study.
July 24, 2019
Episode 40: Chicken feet!
HaShem sees what’s in stock at Foot Locker. The most badass postpartum ritual ever. And Miriam and Alan pretend to know what an “eldritch entity” is.
July 15, 2019
Episode 39: Sightseeing in Amsterdam
Quick-change sheydim in fur coats. Sabbatean demons? And what to believe before breakfast.
June 25, 2019
Episode 38: The Shavuot special!
Ruth is not Lilith. Lilith is not who you think. And getting to that inner ‘aha.’
June 03, 2019
Episode 37: Puberty in Galicia.
A listener question leads Miriam & Alan to a story that could be the next big YA franchise...
May 28, 2019
Episode 36: Lilith’s son goes off the walls.
Demon-boy gives a city the run-around. The market value on this house must have plummeted... And, spoilers, sheydim probably don’t work in publishing.
May 20, 2019
Episode 35: 🎵Fly like a demon...
Are sheydim like chickens, or penguins...? So. Many. Numbers. And the public art we need right now.
May 13, 2019
Episode 34: The Passover special!
Matzah and passive-aggressive demon punks. A night free of “liturgical padding.” And Joe the Demon is a super smooth talker who should really get his own Netflix miniseries.
April 15, 2019
Episode 32: The Purim special! (rerelease)
A name game and a “beauty contest.” Solomon’s punk rock past. And marriage advice from the Zohar.
April 15, 2019
Episode 33: Biblical monopoly busting.
Maybe you do not want this thing you think you want. Sheydim at Comic-Con. And the precedent for rationalist rationalizations.
March 25, 2019
Episode 32: The Purim special!
A name game and a “beauty contest.” Solomon’s punk rock past. And marriage advice from the Zohar.
March 18, 2019
Episode 31: Kingdom, phylum, class, demon.
Plant demons, ruining it for the rest of us. All about awe. And the widest-ranging #doesitdemon of all time.
March 11, 2019
Episode 30: Fire demons, earth golems.
Foundational demons. A Disney moment. Alan and Miriam weigh in on the sheyd/golem showdown (Miriam is not pleased).
March 04, 2019
Episode 29: The infinite onion.
Angelic fashion statements. A demon shiva house. And, autocorrect: #doesitdemon?
February 22, 2019
Episode 28: Show ‘em what you’re made of.
Slimy little demon (metaphorically speaking). Weight Watchers for sheydim. And a special action item.
February 04, 2019
Episode 27: The demon slayer.
Swords of destiny. Alternatives to CrossFit. And yes, actually, Superman *could* see right through that vessel.
January 28, 2019
Episode 26: Snakes, sorcerers, and Lilith, pt. 2.
The rider and the snake (seriously, Indiana Jones would *really* hate this episode). Alan insists on making everyone uncomfortable. And a super useful leadership lesson from Pharoah.
January 08, 2019
Episode 25: Ain’t no fury like a woman scorned. Or: Lilith, pt. 1-ish.
The fool and the heretic. Who’s on top? And a Kenny Rogers action item.
December 31, 2018
Episode 24: Don’t mess with a demoness.
Big Lilith, little Lilith. Miriam gets her mind blown by a Wildean cautionary tale. And Christmas: does it demon?
December 26, 2018
Episode 23: Even more origin stories, final chapter. For now.
Rabbi Azulai and the demonic origins: greatest hits and new tunes. What we really think of Eve. And you’ll never look at Friday night services the same way again.
November 29, 2018
Episode 22: Origin stories, part two.
The biblical gunsmith. “A rabbi never exaggerates.” And how genealogy is really a Super Bowl commercial.
November 22, 2018
Episode 21: Origin stories, part one.
Molasses cats. After the Tower, the untold story. Which witch? And seeking understanding when the worst things happen.
November 15, 2018
Episode 20: Go(at) to Hell.
Holy day demon goats. The real market for Lilith lockets. And finding strength in turbulent times.
October 25, 2018
Episode 19: Secret. Or, how David Bowie is like a sheyd.
The secret-ish explanation of the Throwing Sheyd theme song. The return of Sheyd the sheyd. And Miriam is fine. Really.
October 17, 2018
Episode 18: Raiders in the lost ark.
Two by two, mostly. Speaking things into being. And how to become whole.
October 12, 2018
Episode 17: Never walk alone.
The deal with the danger of Tuesday and Friday nights. How the rabbis are like Captain America. And an unfortunately timely listener question.
October 05, 2018
Episode 16: Catch you next time (Again. Sorry!)
Alan talks for too long about the GRA. Definitely lost without Miriam here. May or may not actually have anything to do with sheydim - YOU decide! Happy Tabernacles, y’all :)
September 28, 2018
Episode 15: The Conversations of Palm Trees
A short note from Miriam. Full episodes return next week!
September 21, 2018
Episode 12: Little Mazik
The demon excommunication story is here!
September 21, 2018
Episode 14: The Divine OSHA
From water to food, and why every little crumb matters. Also, access vs. ownership (when it comes to demons).
September 14, 2018
Episode 13: Blinded by the Water
An intro to one particularly slippery demon. And why you didn't learn about sheydim in school.
September 06, 2018
Episode 11: The Shofar/Excommunication/Sheyd Venn Diagram
Alan doesn’t want to talk about shofar (but does anyway). Demons, get out the way. And a closing bracha for our awesome listeners.
August 23, 2018
Episode 10: Shalom, Sheyd.
Be careful who you greet. And that fingernail thing at havdalah - does it demon?
August 16, 2018
Episode 9: Number 9... Number 9...
Name yourself after your book. Why tefillin are basically knights’ shields. And the first of what’s surely many Beatles references to come.
August 09, 2018
Episode 8: Angels vs. Demons vs. Humans, pt. 2
How demons are like humans (and not just your evil exes). Alan hates that answer. And does Havdalah demon?
August 02, 2018
Episode 7: Angels vs. Demons vs. Humans, Part 1
Demons are still not chickens (and vice versa). A biblical “blessing.” And - angel, demon, or human - access is everything.
July 26, 2018
Episode 6: #AccidentallyUnleashedtheKingoftheDemons
Pet demons help out around the house. Hang on to your jewelry. Never trust anyone wearing socks.
July 19, 2018
Episode 5: The Demon Royal Family Reality Show
What’s in a name. Useful demons. And this show is not brought to you by Ziprecruiter.
July 12, 2018
But where'd the horse come from?
Baby demon bris (mazal tov). Respect to the king of the nerds. And a why you should never leave your drink unattended.
July 05, 2018
Episode 3: So a demon walks into Whole Foods...
Demons and mitzvahs. Smoke and blood. And what’s up with my mezuzah?
June 29, 2018
Episode 2: Three Things to Know About Demons
In which Miriam and Alan talk subways, rabbinic fashion, and "The NeverEnding Story." Also, three basic things to know about demons, and whether demons are Jewish.
June 21, 2018