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96 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
Episode 09: True American Religion
Josh celebrates Purim and breaks out the Megillah. Drunk with the Spirit, Chase details the rise and fall of Spiritual Mobilization, a mid-twentieth century group whose history helps us make sense of movements as diverse as the Religious Right, QAnon, and Silicon Valley Buddhism.NOTE: Chase keeps saying "James W. Fitfield." It's "Fifield." Chase is an idiot.Intro ripped from:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MDXBvf4MVE&ab_channel=SouthParkHappy Purim!
110 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Episode 08: Protestant Missionaries Come for Yemenite Kabbalists (Pt. 2)
We know you've been waiting with bated breath, friends, but BH, part two is here! Josh and Chase dissect a couple of articles about so-called "Haredi terrorists," before investigating how to treat these brain worms. RaSHaSH and pious flagellation turn out to be the only antidotes for the New York Times Op Ed page. Aramaic poetry and sweet, sweet asceticism save the day!Haaretz brain mush:https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-deradicalize-israel-s-covid-insurgents-before-they-incite-a-civil-war-1.9529626Tablet piece about Haredim:https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/community/articles/haredi-jews-trump-conspiraciesNew Yorker article about Christina Mirabilis:https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/07/31/christina-the-astonishing-1150-1224Table scraps welcome:https://www.patreon.com/strangelanguageEmail us:email@example.comTweet mean things at us:@strangelangpod
123 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
Episode 07: Protestant Missionaries Come for Yemenite Kabbalists (Pt. 1)
Chase and Josh meander through the life and times of Rabbi Shalom Sharabi (RaSHaSH), visiting 18th-century Yemen, Jerusalem, and the medieval Netherlands. On the way, they separate "good" from "bad" prayer " and rant about pop Buddhism, prison yoga, and the evangelical plot to save every soul with snakes and coca cola.A video of prayer at modern Bet El:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9lem2WscYQ&ab_channel=%D7%A9%D7%9E%D7%95%D7%90%D7%9C%D7%A7%D7%9C%D7%93%D7%A8%D7%95%D7%9FThrow us a bone:https://www.patreon.com/strangelanguageThrow us a message: firstname.lastname@example.orgTweet at us:@StrangeLangPod
92 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Episode 06: The Democrats Take Over
Chase and Josh visit the prince of Torah by way of the New York Times. Then the boys are joined by a very special guest who dispenses wisdom you won't hear anywhere else. Once this visionary departs, Chase and Josh settle in to discuss religious grifters and the art of the holy deal.Translation of the opening audio:Yanki (grandson): "should a woman get the vaccine while she's breastfeeding?"Kanievsky: "yes."Yanki: "a woman who is pregnant and had COVID within the last six months, should she also get the vaccine?"Kanievsky: "yes."Yanki: "someone who did not get vaccinated is asking if it is correct to say that he is endangering the lives of others?"Kanievsky: "correct."Yanki: "if a husband isn't willing to get his wife the vaccine but the wife herself very much wants to, is she permitted to get vaccinated herself without her husband's knowledge?"Kanievsky: "yes."The New York Times profile of Reb Kanievsky:https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/29/world/israel-virus-rabbi-orthodox.html?fbclid=IwAR0TVai9Z8Id62LnOR7CKMlqFA63RnI2s0vim5N4dH2NFPASLqfNE4nYn3QChase's piece in Where Peter Is:https://wherepeteris.com/when-the-us-catholic-church-got-saved/?fbclid=IwAR1YAGgvWYm-VK3ZA2fIHjOA3iW115qjdwA4KSvDCVCxKKOphWq0vUEPPoISubstack series Chase mentions:https://imaxafterlife.substack.com/archive?sort=new&fbclid=IwAR0qTLobeEN4QAkh-ARRmxQhWdOO6EEEVth-f85wn2QWJrkR1TKEJBIpY7sEmail Us: email@example.comThrow us some coins:https://www.patreon.com/strangelanguage***The audio is not perfect in this episode, we know, we are still learning. Listen and the celestial kingdom will certainly await you.***
96 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
Episode 05: Religion v. the National Security State
Josh and Chase head to the land of milk, honey, and anti-Semitism to dig up Moses' pinky toe and investigate recent COVID-19 related riots in the Orthodox city of Bnei Brak. Later on, Chase forces Josh to watch "Mayor" (David Osit, 2020), leading Josh to declare Israel treif and all nationalisms passé.Haaretz article:https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.HIGHLIGHT-covid-sacrifice-new-jewish-martyrs-are-dying-to-defend-haredi-autonomy-1.9472069Jerusalem Post article:https://www.jpost.com/opinion/haredi-autonomy-is-killing-israel-with-covid-19-656279Times of Israel article:https://www.timesofisrael.com/fresh-clashes-in-bnei-brak-as-haredi-leaders-blame-police-for-violence/Boyarin brothers' essay on Kiryas Joel:https://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/ylj/vol106/iss5/3/Videos from Bnei Break:https://twitter.com/hasidic_1/status/1353362112274341890https://twitter.com/ishaycoen/status/1352489235937452033https://twitter.com/haim_goldberg/status/1353478459473997824https://twitter.com/haim_goldberg/status/1353316833575768064Find us on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/strangelanguageEmail us:firstname.lastname@example.org
109 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
Episode 04: He's not even an SY!
Chase and Josh welcome a new day in the US of A and check in with how the believers of America are reacting to the change in regime. Later on, Chase tells the story of one of his favorite saints, Abba Moses the Black, who, it turns out, was a Hasid all along.Follow us on patreon: patreon.com/StrangeLanguageTwitter: @StrangeLangPodemail: email@example.com
98 minutes | Jan 17, 2021
Episode 03: We Are not Americans
Josh and Chase talk the connection between so-called "Ultra-Orthodox" Jews, the American state, and the Coronavirus with a special appearance by the Satmar Rebbe, Zalman Teitelbaum, shlit'’a, PBUH.
31 minutes | Jan 17, 2021
Bonus Episode 01: Nittel Nacht
Josh takes Chase to shul and explains the significance of Nittel Nacht, or Jewish Christmas Eve. Why are the Hasidim not allowed to study Torah on this holiest of nights? The answer involves magic and the possible end of the world. Merry Nittel Nacht!
75 minutes | Jan 17, 2021
Episode 02: The Evangelicals are Coming
Chase and Josh chat about right-wing religious groups in the US and Israel, with a special focus on everyone's favorite sect of nebulous Protestant Know-Nothings: the evangelicals. Chase tells you who really owns the US (hint: it's not ZOG).
67 minutes | Jan 17, 2021
Episode 01: The Anti-Ecumenical Ecumenical Podcast
**disclaimer: this episode suffers from audio problems that are fixed in every other episode, please feel free to skip forward as this is only an introduction**Welcome to Strange Language, where Chase Padusniak and Josh Calvo talk all things religion, especially what's impolite at the dinner table. Episode 01 outlines the goals of the podcast, explains the Patreon tiers, begs you to subscribe, and prophesies what is to come. Taste and see that the Lord is good, baby!
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