Welcome to Chutzpod! -- ancient texts for modern times. Chutzpod! is a weekly podcast in which Rabbi Shira Stutman, Joshua Malina, and honored guests bring a Jewish lens to life's toughest questions: Who do I want to be in this one life? How do we work to heal this broken world? And how, dear G-d, did gefilte fish become a thing? It's a podcast for people of all or no faiths; Hebrew school truants and proud yeshiva graduates; those who want to be inspired but don't want to schlep to synagogue; basically, anyone trying to live a meaningful life during these trying times. Joshua and Shira have had radically different career trajectories and live on opposite ends of America, but do what Jews do best... teach and learn; crack jokes; and argue with one another about everything under the sun.

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Recent Reviews
  • PTLauren
    Laughing and Learning
    I have enjoyed both episodes so far. I laugh and learn a lot each episode, which I appreciate!! They have great chemistry and it is a really fun listen.
  • pdml
    It’s so cute!
    Never heard Hebrew spoken as by the Rabbi on this podcast. This podcast is reflective of specifically Reform Judaism and Jewish thought. Very political and “woke.”
  • lack methods
    I really appreciate this podcast
    As a recovering LCMS Lutheran, I’ve had a weird relationship with spirituality for most of my life. I love this podcast as a way to connect with aspects of spirituality while learning more about Judaism. Thanks, y’all!
  • Curlyz9
    Feel connected through podcast
    Though I am Jewish, I don’t affiliate with the wider Jewish community. I really enjoy and appreciate learning and being reminded of the more engaging parts of Torah and holidays. Loved the episode about Tu B’Shevat. You did miss the opportunity to talk about The Lorax. We can speak for the trees.
  • Incurable_Romantic
    Amazing New Podcast
    I’m so very excited for this new podcast. I am culturally and religiously Jewish and looking back, forward, inward, and outward within Jewish studies and Torah study is what I strive for. So far it is wonderful and I really hope it continues in this vein - very accessible and thought-provoking! Thank you to all who were involved in its creation.
  • BgBallz
    Something for everyone
    Absolutely fantastic new podcast that has everything for a jewish person who’s just culturally jewish to those who have a pretty extensive jewish education. Thanks Rabbi Shira, thanks Josh. I can’t wait for the next episode.
  • BabettesFeast
    I love this!
    So happy to have found this; I'll be here every week! L'shalom!
  • WW Kitchen help
    Great for Goys
    I can use that word, because I am one. Listening to this as a non-Jew is great, and I heartily recommend it. I’ve long been a fan of Josh Malina and it’s great (that word again) getting another perspective on him as a person.
  • jrg1902
    Od b’vakashah
  • geegeekay
    Thought-provoking and fun
    I’m not even a Jew but I love this podcast so much. Really fun while you’re listening, but ideas to think about and discuss long after.
  • dldnh
    Was so excited to hear about this podcast and episode one lived up to the teaser. Looking forward to what's next!
  • saphlo
    Funny and uplifting
    I love this podcast—it’s both funny and uplifting, which is exactly what I need.
  • EvanStein
    Good stuff!
    Come for Josh, stay for the rabbi! Josh spent years trying shoehorn Jewish stuff into The West Wing Weekly. Now he can talk about a lot of the same stuff and go off on tangents but now it fits the topic at hand more closely. And he can talk to Jews and non-Jews about lots of different topics and he can ask an expert about the real nitty gritty.
  • MoshRoc
    Finally a podcast that tackles Jewish subjects with a mix of traditional perspective, modern day considerations, and an introspective view that accepts nothing at face value (watch out Rashi!). Relevant, refreshing, and what we have all been waiting for.
  • Ms.Chutzpah
  • jurismorte
    What a great start!
    The first episode is exactly what I hoped this podcast would be. It taught me more about my own religion/belief system while tying into modern events to make it real and grounded. While it had aspects that were familiar, it also educated me in a delightful way. Love the ending with the vocabulary and meditation. Looking forward to many more of these!
  • Lady MacBethany
    I'm so excited to hear more from this podcast. As a Josh Malina stan from The West Wing, Sports Night, and TWWW, this podcast was extra exciting because of my interest in religious studies. Josh and Rabbi Shira are a great team. I found this first episode very moving, and have incorporated what I have learned and concepts/ideas/teachings into my prayer life. Bring us more, soon, please!!!
  • Plays With Grammar
    A Dream Come True
    The teaser captured my heart and exceeded my wildest dreams. My sense is future episodes will do the same. Joshua Malina and Rabbi Shira Stutman are engaging and humorous as they elucidate some powerful truths and ideas. Grateful!
  • Miller Family DC
    Rabbi Shira Fan Girl!
    I met Rabbi Shira over a decade ago when she helped lead a small havurah of interfaith and cultural Jewish families. Walked away from every interaction having learned something given her incredible capacity to relate Judaism and its teachings to life’s many blessings and challenges. No judgement or shame. Met us where we were. We are same aged but she is wise beyond her years. Can’t wait to share this with everyone that I know who wants a little joy, humor, gratitude and learning in their life. Loved the format. Just what I needed now and so excited for others to listen in too.
  • Jason Langsner
    Great Teaser, Rabbi Shira and Josh
    Really glad I can continue to learn from you, Rabbi Shira, on the pod. And Josh, I hope you sprinkle in some West Wing-isms in future episodes (and def more show tunes)!
  • Dawsononline
    Fun, Fascinating and Even Educational
    I came for Malina and stayed for the Rabbi. My favorite university history class, Early Christianity, was taught by a Rabbi. This podcast doesn’t feel heavy, as some religious casts can become. Instead it pulls everyday life into focus with religion.
  • Sg8643578
    Great teaser and looking forward to more
    Great plan for a podcast, Rabbi Shira is always able to relate rabbinical knowledge to life now.
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