About This Show
This is Vox Tablet, the weekly podcast of Tablet Magazine, the online Jewish arts and culture magazine that used to be known as Nextbook.org. Our archive of podcasts is available on our site, tablet2015.wpengine.com. Vox Tablet, hosted by Sara Ivry, varies widely in subject matter and sound -- one week it's a conversation with novelist Michael Chabon, theater critic Alisa Solomon, or anthropologist Ruth Behar. Another week brings the listener to "the etrog man" hocking his wares at a fruit-juice stand in a Jersualem market. Or into the hotel room with poet and rock musician David Berman an hour before he and his band, Silver Jews, head over to their next gig. Recent guests include Alex Ross, Shalom Auslander, Aline K. Crumb, Howard Jacobson, and the late Norman Mailer.
Most Recent Episode
So Long, Farewell
Since 2005, the Vox Tablet team—producer Julie Subrin and host Sara Ivry—have done our best to create a Jewish podcast with conversations, stories, and reports from across the Jewish cultural world. But good things—even pioneering, award-winning podcasts—come to an end, and their makers move on to new adventures elsewhere.
In our final episode, we take a brief walk down memory lane to some of our favorite moments from the past decade. Among highlights we feature are our visits with actor Fyvush Finkel; illustrator and author Roz Chast; Silver Jews’ frontman David Berman; tourists en route to the Statue of Liberty; South African justice Albie Sachs; attendees at an annual deli luncheon in a small Mississippi town; Israeli musician Noam Inbar; and West Side Story aficionado Alisa Solomon.
Rated 5 out of
Fascinating and fresh
This show is consistently thought-provoking and entertaining. There's a great variety of subjects -- from cartoonists to historians, writers to musicians -- approached with intelligence and an open mind by a skilled interviewer. No babbling, rambling, bloviating or navel-gazing here. It's not the same stuff you can hear elsewhere. In 15 or 20 minutes, you'll learn a lot and want to talk to someone about what you've heard. This is one of the podcasts I listen to religiously, as it were. I bet you'll get hooked, too!
Date published: 2014-08-10
Rated 5 out of
I love it, I always come away with greater knowledge and something to think about.I like the history lessons. I love all current information, especially now with the war on going.thank you VOX!
Date published: 2014-07-29