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Mindy and Mandy Moved Us While Oscars Snoozed Us

After briefly breaking down the Oscars, the Bagels compare it to the Jewish community after COVID (of course) and wonder if the trailers for "In The...

Shtisel, Shiva and Donny Oy Vey!

What do shivas and b'nai mitzvah have in common? Bagels, of course, and this week, it's the new films "Shiva Baby" and "Donny's Bar...

#ReleasetheSederCut

Sorry listeners, Esther and Erin don't have time to recap the 4-hour-long Snyder Cut this week because they have to prepare for Passover!!! Realizing...

The Bagel Report: The Podcast: The Series w/ Julia Lester!

The Bagels welcome Julia Lester, one of the stars of "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series." After some getting-to-know-you conversations and Jewish geography,...

Sacha, Sorkin, Schitt & Shtisel: The Golden Globes and Beyond

After acknowledging the first anniversary of COVID hitting America, the Bagels are not getting ready for the Holiday of Matzah and are reviewing the...

Exploring the Rise and Fall of Stan Lee with ‘True Believer’ Author Abraham Riesman

Everybody knows Stan Lee, but nobody knows Stan Lee— except people like critically-acclaimed writer Abraham Riesman, who has written a new book about the late...

And the Nominees Are… Sometimes Jewy

Hold onto your invisible kippahs (especially while drinking water during the impeachment trial), because the Bagels are talking awards show nominations, challenging Hollywood to...

Let Them All Talk: With Special Guest Malina Saval

Proud Bostonian and all-around-rockstar Variety Features Editor Malina Saval joins the Bagels for a deep dive into Jewish representation and how our names and...

Holidays, “Happy Days,” Superheroes, Mayonnaise!

This week's title may sound like a verse from Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire," but it's only because it's packed with weekly...

Inaugural Bagels

After some initial reflections on the Inauguration—in an episode recorded before Bernie Sanders became a coat-swaddled meme—the Bagels talk about Jewish rituals that mark...

Return of the Jodi: 365+ Movies with Jodi Berman Kustanovich

As a new year starts, the Bagels welcome back ultimate cinephile Jodi Berman Kustanovich (of bermanoscarblog.blogspot.com) for a report on the 365+ movies she...

One Movie Had ‘Soul,’ Another Lacked ‘Wonder’

If only Erin and Esther had a wishing stone so they could wish "Wonder Woman 1984" was a better movie... too many villains, plots...

Hanukkah, Hamilton & a Happy New Year

In their year-end episode, the Bagels puzzle over advent calendars, debate the difference between diners and delis and muddle through the confusion over when...

The Big Bagel Theory with Mayim Bialik

All of our Hanukkah dreams come true for this conversation with the prolific and brilliant Critics’ Choice Award winning actress, neuroscientist, author, mom and mogul-in-the-making Mayim...

We Wanna Be Where the Rachel Bloom People Are

It was bound to happen: a full episode devoted to one of our favorites, Rachel Bloom, and her new book, "I Want to Be...

A Very Bagel Thanksgiving

Leading up to Thanksgiving, the Bagels are identifying what they're most grateful for: John Mulaney, the Jewish-adjacent comedian who recently played a Hillel event;...

Bagels Go Rogue

This week, Erin and Esther talked Jewish community with Caroline Dorn and Ellie Klein Goldman, the newly-revealed co-authors of @RogueShul, a Twitter account that provided...

Good Grief! It’s Our Bagelversary!

 It's our first Bagelversary! The Bagels have been podcasting for a year now (check out last year's Halloween episode for our humble beginnings and...

Bagels Subsequent Podrecord

Does Sacha Baron Cohen traffic in satire or stumbling blocks? Anticipating Borat 2, Erin and Esther puzzle over the line between deception and shining...

Bagels for Bartlet (for America)

With ultra-Orthodox protests against mask-wearing in New York, and election anxiety nationwide, Erin "Snuffy" Ben-Moche and Esther "Gal Gadot" Kustanowitz have a lot on...

Post-Emmys Bagels, You Like?

We took a break from post-Rosh Hashanah doom-scrolling to talk Emmys: Schitt's Creek overflowed with statues, Succession succeeded and Watchmen, um, won. Erin and...

A Rosh HaSchitt’s Creek Sameach to You!

How long has this pandemic been? This week we're giving a big Shofar Wave to 5780 as it exits the building, reviewing some Jewy...

Jews in Space and Bagels All Over the Place

As Rosh Hashanah approaches, the Bagels are hunkering down with some new Jewy series', and getting contemplative about redemption. Esther, who grew up watching...

Schmoozing and Shtisel and Sequels, Oh My!

The Bagels are back, talking High Holy Days prep, anticipating Rachel Bloom's new book, and parsing the news from the Shtiselverse. Esther objects to...

Seth Rogen’s in An American Pickle

Esther's already seen "An American Pickle" and Erin is still waiting; until the Bagels are brined and ready to discuss it, they join in...

This Week We’re Bringing You Everything (Bagels)

No, they're not actually bringing bagels to you, but the Bagels are giving it their all this week. Rolling out some regular segments, Esther...

What’d We Miss?

In our 18th episode (Chai!), we're in the Zoom where it happens with our first episode since May. We're recommitting to thoughtful conversations on representation;...

Never Have We Ever Applauded Mandy Patinkin’s Twitter and Criticized Seinfeld

Erin and Esther are still wading through the content rapids, wearing their masks and pickling in their preferences. From adoring Mandy Patinkin's Twitter videos...

Bagels Ride the Waves of Never Ending Quarantine Content

The world is in chaos and the future uncertain, but oy with the content already! Ryan Murphy's "Hollywood" takes us back in time to...

Let My Bagels Go

The only bagel-related thing you should be consuming this Passover is...new and classic episodes of The Bagel Report! Erin and Esther reflect on the meaning of...

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