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Frankely Judaic Podcasts

The “Frankely Judaic” podcast explores some of the newest research being conducted at the University of Michigan in Judaic Studies. Each episode of "Frankely Judaic" presents the research of faculty, fellows, or students in interesting and creative segments, showing how humanities research is relevant to listeners' lives today. The show is hosted​ by ​​​Jeremy Shere from NPR’s “A Moment of Science” and “Sound Medicine.” After graduating from the University of Michigan, Shere completed a PhD in English and Jewish Studies at Indiana University. He is also the author of Renewable: The World-Changing Power of Alternative Energy.


Explore "Frankely Judaic" podcast and each individual episode on Buzzsprout here.



2022-23 Mizrahim and the Politics of Ethnicity

This season of Frankely Judaic features fellows participarting in the 2022-2023 theme year at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies, "Mizrahim and the Politics of Ethnicity." This theme year includes scholars from the United States and Israel who explore Mizrahi (Arab-Jewish) society and cultural as an interdisciplinary and intersectional field of study.


Click through the player below to explore each fellow's project!




2021-22 Second Temple Judaism: The Challenge of Diversity

2020-21 Translating Jewish Cultures

2019-20 Yiddish Matters

2018-19 Sephardic Identities Medieval and Early Modern

2017-18 Jews and the Material in Antiquity

2016-17  Israeli Histories, Societies, and Cultures

2015-16 Secularization/Sacralization