Altie Karper: When a Book Is Banned

In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we talk to Altie Karper, editorial director of Schocken Books, about censorship and cancel culture.

Bari Mitzmann: Social Media and Agunah Advocacy

In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we talk to Bari Mitzmann – Instagram content creator and host of the Women of Valor podcast – about social media advocacy, particularly in regard to the agunah crisis.

Rabbi Shlomo Weissmann: The Rabbinic Will and Agunot

In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we talk to Rabbi Shlomo Weissman – head of Beth Din of America, YU Professor, and former lawyer – about the halakhic complexities of, and attempted solutions for, the agunah crisis.

Andrew Solomon: Far from the Tree

In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we talk to Andrew Solomon – a Pulitzer Prize finalist – about intergenerational divergence, as well as his book, Far from the Tree, which was in some ways the very inspiration for this topic.

Menachem Penner & Gedalia Robinson: A Child’s Orientation

In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we talk to Rabbi Menachem Penner—dean of RIETS at Yeshiva University—and his son Gedalia—a musician, cantor-in-training, and member of the LGBTQ community—about their experience in reconciling their family’s religious tradition with Gedalia’s sexual orientation.

Robyn Frisch & Benji Frisch: A Child Becomes Orthodox

In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we talk to Rabbi Robyn Frisch—a Reform rabbi who works with interfaith families—and her son Benji—who now identifies as Orthodox and learns in the Mir Yeshiva—about the rewards and challenges of religious diversity in the family.

Daniel Grama & Aliza Grama: A Child in Recovery

In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we sit down with Rabbi Daniel Grama—rabbi of Westside Shul and Valley Torah High School—and his daughter Aliza—a former Bais Yaakov student and recovered addict—about navigating their religious and other differences.

Dr. Aaron Segal: Can God Be Proven?

In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we sit down with Dr. Aaron Segal, philosophy professor and student of both Rav Aharon Lichtenstein and Alvin Plantinga, to discuss God from the perspective of analytic philosophy.