The Made To Wonder Podcast
The Made To Wonder Podcast
Joshua Less
Join host Josh Less in engaging discussions ranging on topics in History, Politics, International Affairs, Religion, Music, and much more!
Made To Wonder #10 - Adam Nielander
How do we regulate our emotions? What is the neuropsychology of anxiety? What is the most optimal way to operate in the world in conjunction with other human beings? Adam Nielander has the answers to all of these questions and more. Adam is a self-taught student of neuroscience, psychology, and human emotion. His curiosity and studious nature are fascinating, having sent him on an intellectual journey that is only just beginning. Such that he and Josh go way back, this conversation is as warm as it is thought-provoking.  Music by:
Nov 19, 2020
47 min
Made To Wonder #9 - Jeff Dreifus
How can you cultivate a spiritual or religious practice in your life? Is religion even relevant in the modern world? How can Shabbat be meaningful in 2020?Jeff Dreifus is a 5th year Rabbinical student at the Hebrew Union College in New York City. Jeff's down to earth attitude and personality provide useful insights into increasing a spiritual practice. Tune into this episode to hear Josh and Jeff discuss Judaism, prayer, Shabbat, Israel, and Anti-Semitism. Music by:
Sep 29, 2020
1 hr 23 min
Made To Wonder #8 - Charlie Finan
What makes Stand-Up Comedy a unique art form? What is it really like to work in entertainment? Charlie Finan works at Brillstein Entertainment Partners in Los Angeles, a storied Hollywood talent management company. He is also one of the biggest fans of comedy you've ever met. Tune into this episode to hear an engaging conversation about comedy from someone inside the business. Music by:
Sep 6, 2020
1 hr 8 min
Made To Wonder #7- Gabriel Kisber
Gabriel Kisber is the brains behind the Instagram page titled "this_is_ memphis_" which has a following of over 13,000 people. Join Josh and Gabe for this episode to hear the story of how this page grew and tips to start a successful Instagram page yourself.You can find his website here:  Music by:
Jun 17, 2020
1 hr 9 min
Made To Wonder #6- Brian Ringel
Brian Ringel has his ear to the streets about a multitude of topics. His passion for music and technology certainly drives this conversation. Join Josh and Brian as they discuss social media, technology, and the music industry. Music by :
Jun 3, 2020
1 hr 43 min
Made to Wonder #5- Caroline Kaufman
How do you define spirituality?  What's the intersection between psychology and religion? Caroline Kaufman is a Doctoral Candidate of Psychology at Yale University. Her research includes religiosity, spirituality, mental health, meaning making, and Anti-Semitism. Josh and Caroline discuss religious observance and positive mental health outcomes, how spirituality and mental health coincide, the uptick in Anti-Semitism in recent years, and much more.
May 3, 2020
1 hr 13 min
Made To Wonder #4- Noah Lapidus
What is Yiddish Culture? How does it relate to Jews today both in Israel and America? Why is it still relevant and important to remember today? Join Josh and Noah Lapidus in an engaging discussion on these questions. Noah Lapidus is a law student at Northeastern University and was an international affairs major in undergrad. Noah's passions of Genealogy and Yiddish Culture are equally unique as they are important.
Mar 30, 2020
1 hr 2 min
Made To Wonder #3- AIPAC Edition
Why is Israel important regarding America's foreign policy? Why should you care about Israel's wellbeing as an American? What is AIPAC? Tune into this solo episode to have these questions answered and more!
Mar 30, 2020
39 min
Made To Wonder #2-Eli Schuck
Eli Schuck is the modern day Indiana Jones, only with a mustache. Tune into this episode to hear about his unique interests in Archaeology and Anthropology; and about his tales traveling throughout Asia.
Mar 30, 2020
30 min
Made To Wonder #1- Jack Fargotstein
Ever wonder what it's like to be a young musician in LA? Trying to live your dreams in The City of Angels? Jack Fargotstein is musician, vocalist, guitarist, and rapper who is in the band known as "The Motel Brothers."
Mar 30, 2020
21 min