I first met Moshe Kasher several years ago on that great social conduit, Twitter. He introduced himself and invited me to be a guest on his now retired podcast, The Champs. I gladly accepted and, a few days later, made the short trek to Hollywood where he and, podcasting partner, Neal Brennan recorded their much beloved series. I liked him instantly––more than Neal, actually. Not that there is anything wrong with Neal, but there is something very right about Moshe. This swaggy Jew from Oakland is funny, funny, funny. He has a certain appreciation for black folks and for urban culture in America. What I mean to say is that he doesn't try to be black but he isn't quintessentially white, either. He's the white boy who can hang out with you and all your black friends and not offend anyone in your crew. This is one of the things I really like about him.
I don't really count my podcast episodes as interviews, really, especially when talking with people I know. They're just conversations between friends, new and existing, and this episode is not different. This was easy. Since I last saw or spoke with Moshe, he's gotten married and apparently to someone who matches his wit and creativity. I enjoyed watching his eyes light up as he talked about his wife, who he works with, and how amazing she is. Moshe has a self-deprecating sense of humor that I really enjoy. He doesn't boast, though he might have every right to. He's smart and talented and beloved my hundreds of thousands, but still, he's just a "Jewish comedian," according to his Twitter bio.
And Moshe doesn't give into the patriarchal regime, either. We talked about his thought on the concept of sluts, a thing neither of us believes really exists. He is all about a woman's right to choose and choose again, and to be with who she wants, when she wants, as often as he wants. I enjoy talking to men who are secure enough in their manhood and what they have to offer to not degrade women for their sexual choices, or any choice at all.
Spending time and being in conversation with Moshe Kasher is always a treat, and I am proud to present him to my audience, in all his witty glory.
The Gorgeous Girl's Guide to...Making Funny & Marrying Up with Moshe Kasher
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