About the Podcast Team

Jen Richler (she/her) co-produces Can We Talk? She grew up in Montreal, Canada, but has lived in the US for over half her life. She has a BA in Cognitive Science from Yale University and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan. So how did she end up as podcast producer? A few years after finishing grad school, she decided to leave academia to pursue her passion for journalism. As a freelance writer, she published stories in a wide range of outlets, including TabletJTAScientific American, and the New York Times. More recently, she decided to try her hand at audio production and she was hooked. She's interested in too many topics to list, but especially Israeli and Jewish culture and society, educational equity, and parenting. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana with her family.

Nahanni Rous (she/her) is the host and senior producer of Can We Talk? In this role, she has flown over the Chesapeake Bay in the cockpit of a Cessna, chopped garlic in the London kitchen of a world-class chef, and witnessed a small riot at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Most of the time, though, she's in her home office swimming in hours of tape, or recording vocal tracks under a blanket in her closet. Nahanni is also senior producer of Making Gay History, and co-producer of Those Who Were There, Voices from the Holocaust. Nahanni was a founding staff member of the media organization Just Vision, and a producer of Just Vision’s documentary film Encounter Point.

Judith Rosenbaum (she/her) is CEO of the Jewish Women’s Archive and the executive producer of Can We Talk? An educator, historian, and writer, Judith served for nearly a decade as JWA’s Director of Public History and Director of Education. She earned a BA in History from Yale University and a PhD in American Studies from Brown University. Her writing has been published in Tablet, the Forward, Huffpost, and elsewhere. Judith has taught and lectured widely at institutions including Brown University, Boston University, Hebrew College, and Gann Academy, and she also serves on the faculty of the Bronfman Youth Fellowships. Judith is an avid podcast listener, a second-generation Jewish feminist, and the mother of twins.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "About the Podcast Team." (Viewed on August 10, 2022) <https://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/about>.

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