Shortwave | Yiddish Fight Club & Joni Mitchell

Yiddish Fight Club? Learn the language of the scrappy Jews with Eddy Portnoy. They weren’t afraid to fight and they had plenty of Yiddish words to describe their pugilistic ways. Check out the YIVO exhibit in New York on now.

Also, Shtetl celebrates the amazing Joni Mitchell with lots of her music and a conversation with her good friend Malca Marom who just published the revealing book “Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words“.

Music on this episode by: Kid Loco, Lederhosen Lucil (Shtetl theme song), Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird, and lots of Joni Mitchell.