Mazel Tov Cocktail



A Jew-ish left wing podcast from the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation (Melbourne). Conversations about history and politics from Australia and the world.


  • Episode 8: Maiya, Eva, the Israeli occupation and the US Jewish establishment

    16/06/2017 Duración: 01h04min

    This episode I talk to Maiya and Eva from the IfNotNow Jewish activist group in the United States. We talk about Jewish and Palestinian coalitions against Israeli occupation, challenging the Trump administration and the US Jewish establishment and building international Jewish movements.

  • Episode 7: John, Fascists, Islamophobes and Jews

    12/05/2017 Duración: 01h22min

    This episode I talk to John Safran about his new book ‘Depends What You Mean by Extremist: Going Rogue with Australian Deplorables’. We talk about Islamophobes and white nationalists, a Jewish themed Christian fundamentalist event, John’s Jewish socialist grandparents, the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, Jewish racists in Australia and more.

  • Episode 6: Ali, Yehuda and the new Australian Jewish left

    03/05/2017 Duración: 31min

    This episode I talk to to a couple of Jewish lefties, Yehuda and Ali about their Jewish left group in the process of formation in Sydney. We talk about the actions they’ve done so far, opposing Netanyahu’s Sydney visit and holding a Passover seder at Villawood detention centre. We talk about their political outlook, overseas influences, politics and religion, Zionism, the Holocaust and plans for the future.

  • Episode 5: Leandros, Angela and anti-racism

    20/04/2017 Duración: 52min

    This episode I talk to Leandros Fischer, political scientist, and an activist in and expert on the German left. We talk about how to beat the far right, Angela Merkel perhaps not being our great liberal hope, historical analyses of Nazism, how Palestine figures in German politics and how to combine anti-racism and anti-capitalism.

  • Episode 4: Jordy and Multiculturalism, Zionism, the Holocaust and Turnbull

    04/04/2017 Duración: 56min

    We talk to Jordy Silverstein,an activist with the Australian Jewish Democratic Society, and a historian at the University of Melbourne. We talk about the government's attempts to weaken the Racial Discrimination act, multiculturalism- its limits and potentials, Aboriginal sovereignty, Holocaust narratives, Zionism and more.

  • Episode 3: Christian and Left Renewal

    22/03/2017 Duración: 31min

    This episode I talk to Christian from Left Renewal , the new anti-capitalist radical tendency within the Australian Greens party. We talk about the history of the Greens, the contradictions between pro-environment and pro-worker politics and the possibilities for left populism.

  • Episode 2: Faisal and the insecurity archipelago

    09/03/2017 Duración: 30min

    I talk to Faisal Al-Asaad about settler colonialism, the limits of Muslim hyphenated identities, the global rise of the far right , the possibilities of developing non-nationally bounded relationships of solidarity and more!

  • Episode 1: Allegra and Arendt

    18/02/2017 Duración: 39min

    In this first episode of the Mazel Tov Cocktail podcast I talk to Allegra Reinalda about Hannah Arendt's Origins of Totalitarianism. We talk populism, anti-politics, conspiracy theories, Podemos and Trump.