Are you Listening?


With our daily commutes to work now consisting of going from our beds to the kitchen table, the traditional radio station skimming has been put aside. But we still look for that extra boost during the day to relax, learn something new or refresh our minds. Music is a great way to do this, but so are podcasts. You may already have a favorite. Within The Associated family of agencies, our professionals have recommended a list of podcasts focusing on their areas of expertise.

Part of The Baltimore Jewish Council’s (BJC) mission is to foster cooperation and understanding within the Jewish community and build relationships and mutual understanding with diverse groups across Maryland through advocacy, education and action. In keeping with these themes, here are a few suggested podcasts.

This podcast features a broad range of perspectives about antisemitism from dozens of guests.

An inside view of how Israel can warm your heart and make your blood boil. It’s hosted by a journalist, a professor and an NGO who live in and love Israel. Each week, they discuss the latest in Israeli politics, culture and society.

This podcast provides engaging and informative discussion on the key public issues of our day through the lens of different faith perspectives.

Today, Holocaust history shapes aspects of our lives—often in ways we don’t expect. 12 Years That Shook the World explores the continuing impact of this 12-year history, one story at a time.

 

CHAI and Myerberg look to inspire healthy aging through wellness, creativity and connection along with helping those in need of home assistance. Below are a few podcasts that complement their goals.

Charm City Dreamers is a podcast that shares inspiring stories of a diverse group of Baltimore leaders. The stories highlight the paths these individuals have taken to accomplish their dreams. 

This an immersive listening experience built from a mosaic of voices and soundscapes on the streets of Baltimore. A custom-tailored score embroiders this tapestry of stories hidden in plain sight.

Listen in on a storytelling podcast exploring the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century.

The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, “Meet me at the bar and tell me what’s going on with the economy.” Now imagine that’s actually a fun evening.

A radio show and podcast telling intergenerational stories of place and memory in Baltimore City.

This Baltimore-based live show and podcast features “ordinary” people sharing the extraordinary, true tales of their lives. The mission of The Stoop is to build community through the sharing of personal stories.

 

Jewish Community Services (JCS) provides a broad range of services including supporting families and individuals in meeting their basic economic needs and achieving mental health and competence. With their comprehensive work, here are a few of their recommendations.

In conjunction with JCS and The Associated, this podcast tells stories of loss, love, and most importantly, hope as told by recovering drug addicts, family members and friends.

This award-winning podcast and blog tells stories about the surprises and absurdities of raising children — and being raised by them.

Pivot displays intimate conversations with authors and friends on finding opportunity in unexpected places through practical tips and tools. The host, Jenny, has a motto: “If change is the only constant, let’s get better at it.”

Armelle Six is a spiritual teacher and guide who helps those struggling with grief, abuse, suffering or loss of meaning in their lives. Armelle helps people wake up and move past fear to embrace unlimited joy.

 

The Macks Center for Jewish Education (CJE) promotes and facilitates lifelong learning that nurtures Jewish identity and strengthens Jewish community. These podcasts can help facilitate  learning for all ages.

Many families connect through PJ library and our work serving the Jewish educational needs of families. We love this podcast with fun stories from PJ Library, great for family listening and learning.

Rabbi Mike Feuer shares his in-depth history of the Jewish people. Listening to Rabbi Mike of the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem, as he pushes us to understand our history in profound ways. We encourage starting this series from episode one.

This podcast is a great way to look at current best practices using inclusive education for both educators and parents.

Israel Story allows us to meet many Israelis and hear some of their often bizarre, emotional or sometimes touching stories. The format of this is similar to This American Life.

This fun podcast from the Jewish Women’s Archive allows us to hear from many incredible Jewish women. This upbeat podcast helps us to understand our recent history through their voices.

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