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About the Podcast Team

Nahanni Rous is the host and 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.

Mariel Carr is a podcast producer and documentary filmmaker. Her passion for telling intimate human stories has taken her into the heart of gang wars in California, the oil fields of North Dakota, and the opioid crisis in Philadelphia. She has directed and produced a number of documentaries—including the award-winning films A Confused War and Death and TaxidermyMariel is the senior producer for Distillations, a podcast that explores the hilarious, strange, and gravely serious intersections of science, culture, and history. The show was recently named one of the 20 best history podcasts by Oprah Magazine, and one of the best six podcasts for science lovers by Physics Today. Mariel lives in her beloved hometown of Philadelphia.

Anne Hoffman is an award-winning radio reporter. She is the founder of Philly Audio Diaries, a program that teaches teens and young adults how to tell their stories on the radio. You may have heard Anne's stories on NPR, Latino USA, BBC, or WHYY-FM. She reports long-form radio pieces about health, science, and gender. Anne has taught radio and podcasting to students at Columbia, Temple, NYU, and community media centers. She is a proud resident of Philadelphia.


Judith Rosenbaum is CEO of the Jewish Women’s Archive. 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, Huffington Post, 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.

Rebecca Long is Digital Content Editor at the Jewish Women’s Archive. She is a Southern California native, born and raised in the greater Los Angeles area. She is an alumna of Allegheny College, where she acted as a board member and radio host at the college's independent radio station, WARC 90.3. She moved to Boston in 2015, where she worked as Assistant Editor at National Geographic Learning before joining the Jewish Women’s Archive in 2018. She has been published in Bust Magazine, Bitch MediaElectric Literature, and elsewhere. You can find her on Twitter at @bex_long.

Our theme music is “We Are Androgynous” by Girls in Trouble.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "About the Podcast Team." (Viewed on December 8, 2019) <https://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/about>.


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