Podcast Episodes

  • Robots Through the Ages: Shmooze with Paul Levinson

    Robots Through the Ages: Shmooze with Paul Levinson

    Glad to interview Paul Levinson about Robots, AI, and the history of Science Fiction. Paul is lucky to have his novelette “Robinson Calculator,” included in a volume of sci-fi about Robots spanning over 100 years. In our conversation we talk about the famous RUR story from Prague ~ 100 years ago. We discuss the different…

  • Shmooze with Paul Levinson: Exploring the Universe through Scholarship, Sci-Fi, and Songwriting

    Shmooze with Paul Levinson: Exploring the Universe through Scholarship, Sci-Fi, and Songwriting

    🚀 Welcome to Space Midrash! Today’s episode is all about my interview with the legendary sci-fi author, Paul Levinson. 😍 In this interview, we covered everything from religion to space travel, and of course, his latest project, an alternate history of The Beatles. 🎶 One of the most interesting moments was when Paul talked about…

  • Shmooze with Avi Loeb: from Extraterrestrial to Interstellar

    Shmooze with Avi Loeb: from Extraterrestrial to Interstellar

    This episode’s guest is Professor Avi Loeb, Astronomy chair at Harvard. He has done more than 2000 interviews since publishing his book, Extraterrestrial, about his conclusion that the interstellar object called ua’muamua was of alien origin. To add to the pile, our interview was fresh and deeply Jewish. Dr. Loeb may be known worldwide now…

  • Shmooze with Rachel Raz: Jewish Education in the Space Age

    Shmooze with Rachel Raz: Jewish Education in the Space Age

    Rachel Raz is the executive producer of the Space Torah documentary about Dr.Jeffrey Hoffman, an astronaut who brought a dreidel and a Torah with him to space.

  • The Great American Eclipse

    The Great American Eclipse

    The Great American Eclipse will take place on April 8, 2024 in the afternoon. In this episode Jacob Offers his vision of organizing Jewish organizations together to see the Eclipse on April 8, 2024. Transcript Jacob Sager 00:00:01 You are listening to space midrash. The space age has arrived, and our culture, our civilization, is…

  • Shmooze with Frank White: an Overview of the Overview Effect

    Shmooze with Frank White: an Overview of the Overview Effect

    Interview with Frank White, author of the Overview Effect.

  • 20: Anniversary & Top Moments

    20: Anniversary & Top Moments

    Looking back at 1 year of episodes, Jacob recounts 5 highlights of producing the show including his favorite episode.

  • 19: Jewish Space Tourism

    19: Jewish Space Tourism

    In this episode, Jacob defines the three types of Jewish tourism, outlines the current and expected modes of Space tourism, and finally mashes them together to explain how Jewish Space Tourism will start out. Transcript You are listening to space midrash. I am your host, Jacob Sager. I believe in an artful, ethical and inclusive…

  • 18: Narrative Collapse in the Space Age

    18: Narrative Collapse in the Space Age

    In this episode, Jacob defines a narrative collapse, explores how the space age will bring more narrative collapse, and how he believes Jewish civilization can embrace narrative collapse, once again. Transcript You are listening to space midrash. I am your host, Jacob Sager. I believe in an artful, ethical, and inclusive humanity thriving amongst the…

  • 17: Jewish Civilization and the Overview Effect

    17: Jewish Civilization and the Overview Effect

    In this episode Jacob reviews Frank White’s philosophy from his book “The Overview Effect,” and how this phenomena/effect can be positively embraced by a forward-thinking Jewish Civilization. Transcript: You are listening to space midrash. I am your host, Jacob Sager. I believe in an artful, ethical and inclusive humanity thriving amongst the cosmos. We are…

  • 16: Interstellar Jewish Geography

    16: Interstellar Jewish Geography

    Jewish people who have lived are immortalized not just by streets and libraries on earth but on objects and landscapes in space that may or may not ever experience human occupation. If you’ve played Jewish geography with friends or feel a joyful affinity when learning that a historic figure such as scientist is Jewish then…

  • 15: Star Gazing at Summer Camp

    15: Star Gazing at Summer Camp

    Camp allows us to think bigger, so what’s bigger than space? This episode offers program ideas for bringing outer space to your Summer Camp. Outer Space + Summer Camp = 7 ideas for Space Programming at Jewish Summer Camps.


Space Midrash produces media and events
connecting Jewish People and Communities to Space.

Space /spās/ – the awe-filled cosmos that is begging us to come and know it, and be greater through it.

Midrash /ˈmidˌräSH/ – a Jewish process of providing contemporary commentary through storytelling.