Foreigncy

Foreigncy

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A podcast about Near Eastern history, language, religion and culture


Jewish Magic in Late Antiquity
Oct 20 • 66 min
A discussion with Professor Gideon Bohak about Jewish magical practices in late antiquity
Life and Death in the Chalcolithic of the Southern Levant
Sep 15 • 51 min
A discussion with Professor David Ilan about the Chalcolithic age in the Southern Levant (4500 - 3700 BC)
Palestinian Arabic & Israeli Hebrew In Contact
Aug 26 • 42 min
A discussion about the contact between Palestinian Arabic and Israeli Hebrew
Yiddish: Strange but Familiar
Aug 18 • 59 min
A discussion with Professor Lily Kahn about the Yiddish language
The Veterans Theory
Jul 13 • 70 min
A discussion with Professor David Ilan about his new theory on the emergence of Israel in Canaan
1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed
Jun 17 • 74 min
A discussion with Professor Eric Cline about his book 1177 BC - The Year Civilization Collapsed
Bilmasri
Jun 8 • 21 min
In this episode of the podcast, we spoke with Nesrin Amin, the founder, and host of the Bilmasri blog and podcast. Bilmasri is a blog & podcast dedicated to the Egyptian dialect, its sounds, structures, vocabulary, and the culture behind it. You can…
From Camel to Truck - The Bedouin in the Modern World
May 19 • 52 min
A discussion with Professor Dawn Chatty about Bedouin history, culture, and current situation in Syria
Ladino
Apr 26 • 50 min
A discussion with Professor Devin Naar about the Ladino language
The Natufian Culture
Apr 7 • 42 min
In this episode of the podcast, we spoke with Professor Emeritus Mina Weinstein-Evron of the University of Haifa who is the former head of the Zinman Institute of Archaeology. Her research focuses on the middle Paleolithic hunter-gather culture that…
Hebrew with Teacher Mike
Mar 24 • 24 min
In this episode of the podcast, we spoke with the founder of the Hebrew language learning website and Youtube Channel Hebrew with Teacher Mike. We had a great conversation about his journey mastering Hebrew, the methods he’s adapted for his own…
Ossass - Children’s Stories In Colloquial Arabic
Feb 26 • 26 min
In this episode of the podcast, we spoke with Reem Makhoul, the co-founder and creator of Ossass, a publisher of children’s books written in Arabic dialect. In our talk, we discussed what drew Reem to begin writing children’s books in Arabic dialect,…
Israelian Hebrew
Feb 20 • 93 min
In this episode of the podcast, we spoke with Gary Rendsburg who is a professor of biblical studies, Hebrew language and ancient Judaism at Rutgers University. He holds the Blanche and Irving Laurie Chair in Jewish History.Professor Rendsburg is an…
The Shabbetai Episode
Jan 18 • 69 min
A discussion with Professor Matt Goldish about the 17th century Messianic movement led by Shabbetai Tzvi
The Central Timna Valley Project & Rethinking Iron Age Nomads
Dec 16, 2019 • 60 min
A discussion with Professor Erez Ben Yosef, the director of the Central Timna Valley Project
Speaking Truth to Power - A New Translation of the Book of Job
Oct 22, 2019 • 43 min
A discussion with Professor Ed Greenstein about his new translation of the Book of Job
The Race for Paradise - An Islamic History of the Crusades
Sep 19, 2019 • 48 min
A discussion with Professor Paul M Cobb about his book The Race for Paradise - An Islamic History of the Crusades
The Cairo Genizah
Aug 15, 2019 • 50 min
A discussion with Dr. Marina Rustow about the Cairo Genizah
The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel
Jul 24, 2019 • 57 min
A discussion with Professor Uri Bar-Joseph about his book The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel which tells the story of Ashraf Marwan
Echoes from the Mellah
Jun 24, 2019 • 25 min
A discussion with director Kamal Hachkar about his film Tinghir-Jerusalem: Echoes from the Mellah
Safaitic
May 28, 2019 • 47 min
A discussion with Dr. Ahmad Al-Jallad about the Safaitic inscriptions and early Arabic
The Origins of Arabness
May 10, 2019 • 47 min
A discussion with Dr. Peter Webb on the origins of Arabness
Ancient Cousins of Arabic
Apr 2, 2019 • 29 min
A discussion with Professor Aaron Rubin about Jibbali and Mehri, two ancient cousins to Arabic and part of the Modern South Arabian family of languages
Preserving An Endangered Language - Aramaic
Feb 17, 2019 • 48 min
A discussion with Professor Geoffrey Khan on his efforts to document the last speakers of Aramaic around the world
The Near Eastern Fugitive Hero
Jan 15, 2019 • 41 min
A discussion with Professor Ed Greenstein of Bar Ilan University about the ancient Near Eastern Fugitive Hero Pattern
Streetwise Hebrew
Nov 27, 2018 • 41 min
A discussion with Guy Sharett, host of the Streetwise Hebrew podcast
Moroccan Arabic’s Influence on Modern Hebrew
Oct 15, 2018 • 43 min
A discussion with Dr. Jonas Sibony on Moroccan Arabic’s influence on modern Hebrew
Maps of the Divine - The Ilanot Project
Aug 31, 2018 • 50 min
A discussion with Dr. Yossi Chajes, director of the Ilanot Project at the University of Haifa.
DMT And The Soul Of Prophecy
Jul 24, 2018 • 64 min
A discussion with Dr. Rick Strassman about his book DMT And The Soul Of Prophecy
Ulpan La-Inyan - Speaking Hebrew with Confidence
Jun 28, 2018 • 26 min
A conversation with the founder and CEO of Ulpan La-Inyan
Part 1: The Ongoing Hebrew Language Revolution - A Discussion With Dr. Ruvik Rosenthal
Jun 25, 2018 • 56 min
A discussion with award-winning author, linguist, and journalist, Dr. Ruvik Rosenthal
Living Arabic
May 23, 2018 • 30 min
A discussion with the founder of the Living Arabic project
Blessings and Curses in Judeo-Arabic Languages of Maghrebi Jews - A discussion with Dr. Jonas Sibony
May 1, 2018 • 47 min
Blessings and Curses in Judeo-Arabic Languages of Maghrebi Jews
Intensive Arabic at Givat Haviva
Apr 24, 2018 • 38 min
An in-depth look at the intensive Arabic programs offered at Givat Haviva in Israel.
The Art of Hebrew Subtitling - A discussion with Zehavit Ehre of Golden Translations
Apr 10, 2018 • 36 min
A discussion with professional Hebrew subtitler and translator Zehavit Ehre
The Hebrew Program at Middlebury
Mar 12, 2018 • 40 min
A discussion about the Hebrew program at Middlebury and reaching Hebrew fluency.
Tell es-Safi and the Philistines - An interview with Dr. Aren Maeir
Mar 4, 2018 • 40 min
Tell es-Safi and the Philistines - An interview with Dr. Aren Maeir