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?

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.

A Conversation with Misha Euceph

 Misha Euceph

*Event postponed until further notice

Join us for a conversation with Misha Euceph, producer and host of “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 it is one of TIME’s 10 best podcasts of 2019.

Misha joins us as part of our ongoing podcast hosts series, an event that is co-sponsored by the Park Center for Independent Media and is part of a series launched at the beginning of Spring 2020, highlighting the voices of podcast creators.

Misha is the CEO of Dustlight Productions. A Pakistani-American podcast host, writer, and producer, she’s on a mission to make shows that inspire awe and push audio into uncharted territory. In 2019, Ad Week named her “Producer of the Year” and her podcasts made 9 best of lists.