Ep 45 // Torah Talk, Part 3 / ‘Icarus’

Premiere DateFeb 16, 2018
00:00 Intro
01:15 START /// Torah Talk, Part 3 (w/ Matt Ruby & Charles Gould)
04:45 A skillful segue to the Torah / The Jews leave Egypt / anthropomorphizing God
08:01 God summons Moses / the Jews become the Chosen People
13:00 The only mass revelation of God / goyish politicians / Jews spread out
23:46 1st Commandment (not a commandment) / God is 1st comedian
27:13 2nd Commandment / defining “generations”
32:16 3rd Commandment
34:05 4th Commandment / “How did the slaves have slaves?”
38:30 5th Commandment
39:49 Connecting mass revelation to modern Jews being spread out / Israel and endtimes /// END
43:35 1st Person: Xavier // Musings On A World Afire
46:26 Movie Review: ‘Icarus’ w/ Jacqueline Soller
47:25 Movie Chat: ‘Icarus’ (spoiler alert)
65:35 Molly Knefel // The Times Takes The Wrong Side
68:13 “Lonely Life” And And And
72:07 Outro / Credits
72:54 Finish.

This week, contributors Matt Ruby and Charles Gould return for another installment of Torah Talk, to discuss the first five commandments. We’re also joined by Jacqueline Soller to discuss the Academy Award nominated documentary, Icarus, directed by Bryan Fogel. Along the way, we’ll also hear from a man named Xavier, who told us about how he sees the world; Radio Dispatch’s Molly Knefel shares her thoughts on recent controversial takes by writers for the NY Times Opinion section; and we’ll get a sample of the local music scene of Portland, Oregon, as presented on one of our most popular music podcasts here at BTRtoday: Spotlight on The City.

Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.

J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he…