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Podcast Creator Series

Join us for our new series with podcast creators, exploring how this medium lifts up stories of intersecting identities, defining moments, relationship with faith/spirituality, and activism. When we release those stories onto the airwaves (figuratively speaking), how do they change listeners?

A Conversation with Misha Euceph, Executive Producer of The Michelle Obama Podcast

 Misha Euceph

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, the Park Center for Independent Media, and the Muslim Chaplaincy at Cornell host Pakistani-American, Executive Producer of The Michelle Obama Podcast. Last year, Misha Euceph, made “Tell Them, I Am” a podcast about, "the small moments that define who we are and who we are not. The stories are universal. The voices are all Muslim." The LA Times called it “quietly revolutionary,” the New York Times said it was “hypnotic listening,” and was voted one of TIME’s 10 best podcasts of 2019.

Misha in conversation with Hierald Osorto, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life Raza Ahmad, Director, Park Center for Independent Media will explore how podcasts lift-up stories of intersecting identities, defining moments, relationship with faith/spirituality, and activism. When we release those stories onto the airwaves (figuratively speaking), how do they change listeners? This event is part of a series launched at the beginning of Spring 2020, highlighting the voices of podcast creators. Our first event began with Rabbi Emily Cohen, host and producer of "Jew, Too?".

Misha is the CEO of Dustlight Productions and was named “Producer of the Year” by Ad Week in 2019. Her podcast “Beginner”, an autobiographical series about learning to belong as an immigrant in America has been featured on NPR, WIRED and The Guardian. Her podcast “Tell Them, I Am” which highlights the voices of the Muslim Community, was named one of the best podcasts of 2019 by TIME and the New York Times. http://www.mishaeuceph.com 

September 30, 2020 | Via Zoom 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
Register Here:

https://ithaca.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvdemprD8tG9eayXKlRqrvxo96N3Z725wx 

*Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at spirituallife@ithaca.edu. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible. 

All of Us: Jews with Intersectional Identities

Rabbi Emily Cohen

On February 4, 2020, we had the pleasure of inviting Rabbi Emily Cohen and Ithaca College students for conversation and a live podcast recording of "Jew Too?" a podcast celebrating the growing diversity of the American Jewish family.

We got to hear the stories of students who are Jewish and whose identities are intersectional, hearing about their joys, struggles, and places of curiosity within the multitude of identities that they hold.

Rabbi Emily Cohen is a San Francisco-rooted, East Coast-raised, Twin Cities-educated graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia. Her relatively complex geographic history informs her approach to the rabbinate: connecting people to something or someone that deepens their experience of existence. An artist and educator, her professional experience ranges from corralling preschoolers into baking challah to herding teenagers on wilderness treks to leading adult education classes on Judaism and Social Justice.