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About The Big Schmear


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The Big Schmear is a podcast about Jewish food, Culture and History featuring interviews with an array of experts all having a passion for Jewish life. Our conversations span the diaspora touching on food trends, music traditions, literature, visual art, dance and everything in between.  

The Big Schmear began in 2017 and provided me with a platform to share my love of Jewish food with all of you. As the Pandemic changed the way we connect with community and how we share in Jewish life, I chose to broaden the focus of The Big Schmear to bring you more of what’s happening in the world of Jewish Arts and Culture.

All of this is to say, welcome to The BIg Schmear 2.0! It’s going to be a crazy ride, I hope you’ll join me. The best part of The Big Schmear is sharing what I learn with all of you!



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About Beth Schenker


beth-schenker-the-big-schmearBeth Schenker is the host and Executive Producer of The Big Schmear. An experienced independent radio producer, she has created numerous radio documentaries including a two-hour special on Jazz pianist Bill Evans entitled: Bill Evans: An Audio Portrait and an eight-part series entitled: The Art of the Cantor, hosted by world-renowned Hazzan, Alberto Mizrahi.

When she’s not exploring the latest Jewish food trends, or checking out exciting cultural events to share with her listeners, she’s exploring her new home surroundings in New England.