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Ryan Metcalfe (not a Jew) and Gilli Apter (pretty Jewish) attempt to break down stereotypes about Jewish culture, trying to understand why they exist at all. It's everything you always wanted to know about modern Jewry but were too afraid to ask. From big noses to the money thing to bacon - what's the deal there really? No stone is left unturned. Getting to Know Jew is published every Thursday.

Ryan Metcalfe (not a Jew) and Gilli Apter (pretty Jewish) attempt to break down stereotypes about Jewish culture, trying to understand why they exist at all. It's everything you always wanted to know about modern Jewry but were too afraid to ask. From big noses to the money thing to bacon - what's the deal there really? No stone is left unturned. Getting to Know Jew is published every Thursday.
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South Africa

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Ryan Metcalfe (not a Jew) and Gilli Apter (pretty Jewish) attempt to break down stereotypes about Jewish culture, trying to understand why they exist at all. It's everything you always wanted to know about modern Jewry but were too afraid to ask. From big noses to the money thing to bacon - what's the deal there really? No stone is left unturned. Getting to Know Jew is published every Thursday.

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English


Episodes

19. It's Depend

4/19/2018
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We're both suffering from illnesses of the voice this week. That doesn't stop us from discussing Yiddish words and their relevance in modern English. And then, to be honest, guys, the rest of the episode is really just us talking about Drake.

Duration:00:32:14

18. Do You Eat Frogs?

4/4/2018
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Gilli has amazing news to share! We get our first email! It's Pesach! What's that? Would you like to listen to a bastardised version of the story of the Jews escaping Egypt? You've come to the right place! Get in touch: gettingtoknowjew@gmail.com

Duration:00:27:49

17. You wear WIGS?!

4/3/2018
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We lay on the banter nice and think this episode. It's Gilli's Birthday but that's quickly forgotten when Ryan finds out that married Jewish women wear wigs. WIGS! The men aren't forgotten as Ryan tries to remember what they look like. Get in touch: gettingtoknowjew@gmail.com

Duration:00:32:26

Episode 16. DEATH

3/25/2018
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Today we talk about how Jews deal with death and what happens in the days after the funeral. Get in touch: gettingtoknowjew@gmail.com

Duration:00:29:47

15. I Get So Nervous For You Girls

2/28/2018
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Ryan is on the side of the road and Gilli is nightcrawling it up in her room. We talk at each other rather than to, since an actual conversation is too difficult in this modern day situation. Ryan struggles to be a real man and Gilli struggles to make Jews laugh. Get in touch: gettingtoknowjew@gmail.com

Duration:00:18:21

14. Wet Pants and Nasty Words

2/7/2018
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Well, we start with some lovely podcast banter, as podcasters do. If you're like us and you can't stand podcast banter then skip forward ten minutes and you'll find Gilli in an awkward (maaaaybe) racist situation. Is it racist if you're only a little bit racist? When is it OK to get mad at fractionally racist people? Is Gilli a racist? Is anyone not a racist?!

Duration:00:29:56

13. I've Lost My Mojo

1/30/2018
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Gilli made a meme! Who makes memes? Gilli does. We spend some time patting Gilli on the back for that before things get more serious... Ryan has forgotten how to make friends. He laments. Get in touch: gettingtoknowjew@gmail.com The meme: https://www.instagram.com/p/BeZ6Zi2AFTI/?hl=en

Duration:00:34:44

12. They Killed Jesus - with Nik Rabinowitz

1/18/2018
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Super genius comedy hero Nik Rabinowitz returns to bless us with more Jewishness. We ruin Christmas. Gilli and Nik share what its like to perform comedy for Jews. Nik borrows some salt from a neighbour, Ryan discovers that "Reform Jew" (Jew-lite) is a thing and much much more. Get in touch: gettingtoknowjew@gmail.com

Duration:00:30:40

11. Happy Middle of the Year!

1/3/2018
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Welcome back to season 2 of GTKY: GTKY2! Bigger explosions! More dramatic pauses! MORE JEWISH THINGS! Today we talk Christmas, The Tooth Fairy and we Google "Lesbian Jews." Get in touch: gettingtoknowjew@gmail.com

Duration:00:19:35

GTKJ Gets Topical

12/6/2017
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Episode 10! We did it! Double figures! Who'da thought we'd make it this far?! To celebrate, we dive head-first into a conversation about sexual harassment! Yay! Are all men guilty of it? If Dustin Hoffman is, then surely we all are. Ryan mumbles a lot until Gilli drops some TED-Talks-like advice on how all men should approach the question of "Have I unknowingly sexually harassed a woman?" Get in touch: Gettingtoknowjew@gmail.com

Duration:00:23:55

I Got My Mind Set on Jew

11/29/2017
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Gilli is in Isreal. It's too busy and too loud to record a normal podcast so she's sent us tiny little sound bites of goodness to keep us going until next week. There's some gold in them mines... Proof that if you let GIlli talk and talk and talk... Genius will arise. Get in touch: Gettingtoknowjew@gmail.com

Duration:00:25:09

8. The Music Sounds Better With Jew

11/22/2017
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Gilli prepares to attend two Jewish weddings in Isreal. What's Isreal like? Is it full of Jews? How Jewish are they? What is Paj? Get in touch: gettingtoknowjew@gmail.com

Duration:00:25:09

7. "This Must Take the Pressure Off You"

11/15/2017
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In today's episode we talk about some of Gilli's experiences in stand-up comedy. Later Gilli reveals what its like to go to a Jewish engagement party as an unmarried woman. Get in touch: gettingtoknowjew@gmail.com

Duration:00:31:34

Israel and Palestine

11/9/2017
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In this episode we solve the Israel Palestine conflict! #done #sorted #nobelpeaceprize Lol, no we really actually don't. Literal geniuses can't solve that problem, who the hell are we? No, we just have a nice little chat about it. Cause waddaya gonna do?

Duration:00:24:23

5. The Maccabiah Games (Nik Rabinowitz)

11/2/2017
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We are joined by the very funny Nik Rabinowitz in an episode that's all about Nik's gold medal-winning triumph in The Maccabiah Games. The Maccabiah Games? What's that? It's Jewish thing. Listen to find out more.

Duration:00:20:49

Food

10/19/2017
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In today's episode we find out what Kosher means. What's a split hoof? Is a horse kosher? Is there any hope that one day Jews will be allowed to eat bacon? Get in touch with us at gettingtoknowjew@gmail.com

Duration:00:24:02

The Second One

10/11/2017
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This week we talk about the Holocaust, school visits from Holocaust Survivors, the Germans, and why we Never Forget. Get in touch: gettingtoknowjew@gmail.com

Duration:00:14:36

1. Getting to know a Jew

10/4/2017
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In the first episode of Getting to Know Jew, we talk dating, Tinder and marriage.

Duration:00:16:57

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