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Gabe and Jamie are Jews. They also love sports. But most of all? They love Jews in sports. Menschwarmers is their biweekly podcast where they gab about goings-on, interview fascinating industry figures and keep you updated on everything related to Jews in sports.

Gabe and Jamie are Jews. They also love sports. But most of all? They love Jews in sports. Menschwarmers is their biweekly podcast where they gab about goings-on, interview fascinating industry figures and keep you updated on everything related to Jews in sports.

Location:

Canada

Description:

Gabe and Jamie are Jews. They also love sports. But most of all? They love Jews in sports. Menschwarmers is their biweekly podcast where they gab about goings-on, interview fascinating industry figures and keep you updated on everything related to Jews in sports.

Language:

English

Contact:

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Episodes

S2E2 - We Couldn't Get Deni Avdija, So Here's Fred Katz

2/14/2021
Episode Notes When 19-year-old Israeli basketball player Deni Avdija was drafted to the Washington Wizards, Jewish NBA fans went nuts. The Wizards have since created websites and social media accounts in Hebrew to cater to their newfound fans. To chat about the effect Deni's had on the team and the city, the Menschwarmers are joined by Fred Katz of The Athletic. Menschwarmers is hosted by James Hirsh and Gabe Pulver, and produced and edited by Michael Fraiman. The theme music is...

Duration:00:39:02

S2E1 - A Long-Awaited Return, feat. Jody Avirgan

1/31/2021
Episode Notes Did we miss anything? The Menschwarmers are back in full swing, after a 10-month hiatus (and the closure, then revival, of The CJN). Jody Avirgan, the former host of ESPN's 30 for 30 podcast and a current host of This Day In Esoteric Political History—as well as an avid ultimate disc tosser—joins Jamie and Gabe in the first show of, uh, we'll call this Season 2. Sure. Why not. Menschwarmers is hosted by Gabe Pulver and Jamie Hirsh, and produced and edited by Michael Fraiman....

Duration:00:43:09

An Interview with NFL Veteran Sage Rosenfels

4/2/2020
Former NFL and Iowa State quarterback Sage Rosenfels joins the show to talk about the differences between being a Jewish athlete in rural Iowa compared to Miami, and more. Menschwarmers is hosted by Gabe Pulver and Jamie Hirsh, and produced and edited by Alex Rose. Michael Fraiman is the supervising producer. Our music is “Brass” by 4bstr4ck3r feat. Daman. You can follow the Menschwarmers on Twitter and check out more podcasts by The CJN Podcast Network here.

Duration:00:54:57

Ethan Zohn, AKA That Jewish Guy from Survivor, puts the Mensch in Menschwarmers

3/12/2020
Ethan Zohn, winner of the third season of Survivor and contestant on this season's Winners at War, joins the show to talk about that log challenge on the Edge of Extinction, his soccer career and charity in Africa, his audion for Curb Your Enthusiasm with Larry David, and more. Menschwarmers is hosted by Gabe Pulver and Jamie Hirsh, and produced and edited by Alex Rose. Michael Fraiman is the supervising producer. Our music is “Brass” by 4bstr4ck3r feat. Daman. You can follow the...

Duration:00:49:50

Eric Koreen of The Athletic has the Most Jewish Superpower of All: Doubt

2/21/2020
Eric Koreen, who covers the Raptors for The Athletic, joins menches Jamie and Gabe to talk about David Stern and Adam Silver, the future of basketball in Israel, and how he uses his doubt for the greater good. Menschwarmers is hosted by Gabe Pulver and Jamie Hirsh, and produced and edited by Alex Rose. Michael Fraiman is the supervising producer. Our music is “Brass” by 4bstr4ck3r feat. Daman. You can follow the Menschwarmers on Twitter and check out more podcasts by The CJN Podcast...

Duration:00:49:03

We Need to Talk About that Tim Hortons Ad

1/16/2020
Tim Hortons teamed up with Wayne Gretzky to make a commercial—but something's not right about it. Also on the episode, Jamie chats with Nathan Abrams, a Jewish professor and cricket aficionado, about the "gentilization" of Jewish sporting life. Menschwarmers is hosted by Gabe Pulver and Jamie Hirsh, and produced and edited by Alex Rose. Michael Fraiman is the supervising producer. Our music is “Brass” by 4bstr4ck3r feat. Daman. You can follow the Menschwarmers on Twitter and check out...

Duration:00:44:20

Jewish Sports Movies to Keep You Warm this Holiday Season

12/19/2019
From Chariots of Fire to School Ties and the debatably Jewish Happy Gilmore (does the Sandman ever not play a default Jew?), Gabe and Jamie curate a list of the best Jewish sports movies to keep you warm over the holidays. Menschwarmers is hosted by Gabe Pulver and Jamie Hirsh, and produced and edited by Alex Rose. Michael Fraiman is the supervising producer. Our music is “Brass” by 4bstr4ck3r feat. Daman. You can follow the Menschwarmers on Twitter and check out more podcasts by The CJN...

Duration:00:37:52

The Birth of the Maccabiah Games

12/4/2019
As Hanukkah approaches, gather 'round the stereo system as Gabe tells the story of the great miracle that was the birth of the Maccabiah Games. Plus: one ice skater's head-slapping Holocaust costume, and the mixed blessing that is a stereotypically Jewish wrestler. Menschwarmers is hosted by Gabe Pulver and Jamie Hirsh, and produced and edited by Alex Rose. Michael Fraiman is the supervising producer. Our music is “Brass” by 4bstr4ck3r feat. Daman. You can follow the Menschwarmers on...

Duration:00:35:51

Cherry Popped, Hyman Unbroken, Babcock Cut: A Hockey Recap

11/21/2019
With the NHL in full swing, the Maple Leafs' Jewish player Zach Hyman returns on the heels of coach Mike Babcock's departure. But the real story deserving Jews' attention is ousted octogenarian Don Cherry, whose racist comments about immigrants should anger Jews across Canada. Menschwarmers is hosted by Gabe Pulver and Jamie Hirsh, and produced and edited by Alex Rose. Michael Fraiman is the supervising producer. Our music is “Brass” by 4bstr4ck3r feat. Daman. You can follow the...

Duration:00:33:43

Alan Goldsher is Not a Scab

11/6/2019
When the entire editorial board of Deadspin walked out in resignation last week, one unsuspecting freelance writer walked in. That writer, Alan Goldsher, joins us over the phone from his home in Chicago to explain what happened. Menschwarmers is hosted by Gabe Pulver and Jamie Hirsh, and produced and edited by Alex Rose. Michael Fraiman is the supervising producer. Our music is “Brass” by 4bstr4ck3r feat. Daman. You can follow the Menschwarmers on Twitter and check out more podcasts by...

Duration:00:40:00

How Do You Say "Championship Ring" in Hebrew?

10/23/2019
When Gabe and Jamie realized their regular schedule coincided with the Toronto Raptors' ring ceremony, they figured: why not record it? This week, the boys recap the Raps' Jewish connections, spitball the talmudic metaphors behind the NBA and fact-check a recent Tablet article claiming Jews play poorly on Yom Kippur. Menschwarmers is hosted by Gabe Pulver and Jamie Hirsh, and produced and edited by Alex Rose. Michael Fraiman is the supervising producer. Our music is “Brass” by 4bstr4ck3r...

Duration:00:35:40

New to Judaism, Newer to Montreal: An Interview with Habs Forward Nate Thompson

10/8/2019
Born in Alaska to Christian parents, longtime NHL player Nate Thompson converted to Judaism after meeting a nice Jewish girl. But his story isn't exactly what people expect. The Menschwarmers chat with Thompson, who was recently traded to the Montreal Canadiens, about his reasons for converting, plans for the new year and the great Jewish hotspots of Montreal. Plus: Gabe and Jamie ask which Jewish holidays have the most mainstream appeal, and a fond farewell to Bob Tufts. Menschwarmers is...

Duration:00:33:26

A Great Baseball Miracle Happened There

9/25/2019
In a true instance of Hebrew miracles, Israel's baseball team beat the odds to earn an early slot as a qualifier for the 2020 Olympics. Plus: a breakdown of Miami Dolphins QB Josh Rosen, and a cameo discussion about famous Jewish hairstylist and anti-fascist Vidal Sassoon. Menschwarmers is hosted by Gabe Pulver and Jamie Hirsh, and produced and edited by Alex Rose. Michael Fraiman is the supervising producer. Our music is “Brass” by 4bstr4ck3r feat. Daman. You can follow the Menschwarmers...

Duration:00:37:35

Max Winkler, Down in Jungleland

9/13/2019
This week, director Max Winkler joins the Mensches live on tape from TIFF to discuss the premiere of his new movie Jungleland. They also talk about their favourite Jewish Dodgers, Fred VanVleet's alleged Jewish ancestry and the Bruce Springsteen Cinematic Universe. Plus, a call from a special guest! Menschwarmers is hosted by Gabe Pulver and Jamie Hirsh, and produced and edited by Alex Rose. Michael Fraiman is the supervising producer. Our music is “Brass” by 4bstr4ck3r feat. Daman. You...

Duration:00:29:06

Jew or Not Jew: NFL Owner Edition

8/30/2019
This week, Mensches Jamie and Gabe preview the upcoming NFL season through a Jewish lens and challenge each other to a game of "Jew or Not Jew" about the NFL owners. See if you can beat their scores! Menschwarmers is hosted by Gabe Pulver and Jamie Hirsh, and produced and edited by Alex Rose. Michael Fraiman is the supervising producer. Our music is “Brass” by 4bstr4ck3r feat. Daman. You can follow the Menschwarmers on Twitter and check out more podcasts by The CJN Podcast Network here.

Duration:00:40:22

Mardy Fish isn't Jewish, and Other Jewish Tennis Stories

8/14/2019
Tennis writer Marvin Glassman, who has been covering the Canadian Open for The CJN since 1981, joins hosts Jamie and Gabe to discuss the past, present and future of Jews in tennis. Read Marvin's story on the Jewish echoes of Bianca Andreescu's historic victory at The CJN. Menschwarmers is hosted by Gabe Pulver and Jamie Hirsh, and produced and edited by Alex Rose. Michael Fraiman is the supervising producer. Our music is “Brass” by 4bstr4ck3r feat. Daman. You can follow the Menschwarmers...

Duration:00:42:16

A Synagogue is Where You Bless Up

8/1/2019
Why does NFL star Antonio Brown have a synagogue in his Miami mansion? What inspired Steph Curry to get a tattoo in Hebrew? This week on The Menschwarmers, Jamie and Gabe explore non-Jewish athletes' bizarre fascination with Jewish culture, and Jamie reveals why you may have difficulty temporarily understanding him. Menschwarmers is hosted by Gabe Pulver and Jamie Hirsh, and produced and edited by Alex Rose. Michael Fraiman is the supervising producer. Our music is “Brass” by 4bstr4ck3r...

Duration:00:29:04

The Golden Age of Jewish Boxing

7/18/2019
Relive the glory days of Jewish boxing, when sluggers Barney Ross and Sammy Luftspring ruled the ring, with the Menschwarmers’ special guest, Lou Eisen, an encyclopedia of boxing knowledge. Lou talks about the earliest Jewish boxers, the sport’s evolution and an era when thuggish Nazis forced Jews to hit back in the streets. Menschwarmers is hosted by Gabe Pulver and Jamie Hirsh, and produced by Alex Rose. Michael Fraiman is the supervising producer and edited this episode. Our music is...

Duration:00:46:25

Special Announcement: A Short Summer Vacation

6/27/2019
The CJN office is coming up on a summer vacation, so the Canadian Jewish Shmooze and Menschwarmers are taking a couple weeks off. But when we get back, we've got some exciting news — The CJN Podcast Network is growing.

Duration:00:00:55

We've Got Andrés Cantor Energy for the Raptors

6/19/2019
Famed soccer commentator Andrés Cantor best sums up our feelings about the Toronto Raptors winning the NBA Finals: "¡GOOOAAAAALLLLLL!" But God forbid we have a parade and someone not rain on it — in this case, those someones are BDS supporters who took issue with Raptors co-owner Larry Tanenbaum promising to fly the team to Israel. Plus: checking anti-Semitism in the FIFA Women's World Cup. Menschwarmers is hosted by Gabe Pulver and Jamie Hirsh, and produced by Alex Rose. Michael Fraiman...

Duration:00:37:54