Archives: Podcast

  • 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.

  • 14: Jewish Objects Brought to Space

    14: Jewish Objects Brought to Space

    Many Jewish objects have crossed the Karmen line into space – religious, cultural, and personally meaningful items. This episode is a quick overview of those items.

  • 13: Two Torahs on Columbia

    13: Two Torahs on Columbia

    the Space Shuttle Columbia was the first to carry passengers. Across 22 years, it spent more than 300 days in Orbit. Among it’s payloads were two different Torahs. One at the beginning of it’s saga and the other, tragically at the end. This episode chronicles the Torahs brought aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia by Jeffrey Hoffman in 1996 and Ilan Ramon in 2003.

  • 12: The New Jewish Astronauts

    12: The New Jewish Astronauts

    Before the inaugural Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic flights, there had been 16 Jewish astronauts, all professional. Since last year, 3 more Jews have ventured into space. These new Jewish Astronauts embody the intersection of Jewish and Space Age values. This Episode briefly recaps the missions of Jared Issacman (SpaceX), William Shatner (Blue Origin), and […]

  • 11: Seeding a Jewish Space Program

    11: Seeding a Jewish Space Program

    In the beginning there were two space programs: The United States and the Soviet Union. Now that private companies and highschoolers can participate, Jacob considers how and why a Jewish Space Program can take shape.