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Millennial Jewish Stars with Dr. Jonathan Branfman



This week on Friday Night Movie we’re joined by longtime friend of the pod Dr. Jonathan Branfman, professor and author of Millennial Jewish Stars: Navigating Racial Antisemitism, Masculinity, and White Supremacy (available on Amazon). We have a fascinating conversation about his new book, which focuses on 6 Jewish celebrities (Drake, Lil Dicky, Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Seth Rogen, and Zac Efron) and how each of their successes relates to how they navigate racial antisemitism. We also talk Bridgerton S3 and get Jonathan’s take on the supposed “diverse utopia” the show is so famous for. Want to feel smarter? Tune in! Buy the book!



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