Hey! That's My Hummus!

Blowing Things Up and Jacking Up Prices. Also? Not a cooking show.

Been a while…

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Hi! Did you miss us? We missed you. Honest.  (Although it probably doesn’t seem like it — in that we haven’t posted a new episode for nearly a year…)

So — let’s address that first, shall we?

Faiqa and I (this is Mike/Shiny) absolutely loved what we did on a regular basis — developing and presenting Hey! That’s My Hummus!  After a while, however, both of us became quite busy with other responsibilities which were taking up more time, and we simply didn’t have the resources available to continue on a regular basis.  There wasn’t a “falling out;”  we still talk to each other every so often on Facebook.  Our podcast series didn’t get canceled or sold to a media content company (we wish!), nor did we get sued by the hummus lobby.

Recently both of us have been thinking about our partnership — a lot of this has to do with the escalating events occurring in Palestine and Israel over the past several weeks. This is a war for which one of the battlegrounds has been social media:  each of us has been experiencing a wide range of posts, videos and articles on our Facebook feeds from all over the spectrum.  It has become tense. And when tensions rise, it’s usually an excuse to separate oneself from “the other folks” — making it more difficult for solid communication and understanding to occur between people who share different beliefs.

And that’s one of the things we loved about Hey! That’s My Hummus!  We obviously didn’t agree on every single issue. But we could discuss it. Not as emissaries of the Jewish and Muslim communities, but rather as two, multi-faceted individuals seeing this from different vantage points.  With that discussion often came different possibilities and understandings rather than the expected party lines.

We truly value what we have.  And we look forward to collaborating again in the future. We don’t know when, but we both share an interest in it. It could be weeks. Months. Years. We don’t know.  (If someone would like to contribute $250,000 to a Kickstarter fund in our names, I’m sure we could move the schedule up a bit…)

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Today our paths crossed in a way which was a bit of an unexpected intersection:  Faiqa wrote a powerful blog post discussing what she has been observing this past month — stressing that we need to make a connection to those affected by this tragedy on a human level rather than one of ideals or factions. Read it.  I certainly didn’t do it justice in the previous sentence.  Within the hour, I had a selection of mine posted to The Listserve, a once-a-day email sent to aboout 24,500 people.  I wrote about our personal connection as individuals which stemmed from this podcast. (Hi to those of you who are reading this because of my post.)

The message is clear:  now, more than ever, we need to connect. Not as groups. Not as “us vs. them.”  As individuals. As humans.

I’m posting my Listserve email here for those of you not on the list.  (More after the break…)

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Children and Technology: Entertainment or Responsibility? #FB

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Music Credits:

Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Interstitial Music:  We Are Canucks (David Blair) / CC BY 3.0

Jewish New Year and What We’re NOT Talking About

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In this episode, we discuss the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. We also wonder aloud why everyone is making such a big deal about Miley Cyrus and Batffleck insted of talking about more pressing global concerns like… um… we don’t know.

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Music Credits:

Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Interstitial Music:  Banana Peppers (Grumpus) / CC BY-ND 3.0

Controversies: The Rolling Stone Cover and the Robin #Thicke Video

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We discuss the controversial move on the part of Rolling Stone to put Dzhokar Tsarnaev on the cover and Robin Thicke’s racy video for “Blurred Lines.”  How much of a role does controversy play in visibility?

For clips and articles related to this week’s episode, don’t forget to check out our Facebook page and weigh in.

If you’ve got comments, questionable flattery and show ideas, you can also let us know on Facebook or tweet us @thatsmyhummus.

 

Music Credits:

Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Interstitial Music:  303 (nisei23) / CC BY 3.0

 

The Fast(er) Episode: #Ramadan and Fasting in the #Jewish Tradition

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In this episode, we talk about both the Muslim’s most holy month and various observances in the Jewish faith.

For clips and articles related to this week’s episode, don’t forget to check out our Facebook page and weigh in.

If you’ve got comments, questionable flattery and show ideas, you can also let us know on Facebook or tweet us @thatsmyhummus.

 

Music Credits:

Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Interstitial Music: Everything Starts With a Beginning (Th.e n.d) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

Order in the Court! #DOMA #PaulaDeen #TrayvonMartin

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Order in the court! Order in the court!
I’l have a hummus on rye, Your Honor… You know we had to go there.
We are all over the place this week, but the one place that’s common to our topics is the courtroom. We’re discussing the Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act and some of the language brought up in both the pending litigation against Paula Dean and George Zimmerman.

For clips and articles related to this week’s episode, don’t forget to check out our Facebook page and weigh in.

If you’ve got comments, questionable flattery and show ideas, you can also let us know on Facebook or tweet us @thatsmyhummus.

 

Music Credits:

Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Interstitial Music: Dead Bodies (Taigerbery) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

 

{LISTEN!} And we’re baaaack!! #parenting

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Whoa, it’s been a long time, our friends! With our kids officially home for the summer, we’re kicking the season off by discussing parenting. And Sesame Street, naturally.

For clips and articles related to this week’s episode, don’t forget to check out our Facebook page and weigh in.

If you’ve got comments, questionable flattery and show ideas, you can also let us know on Facebook or tweet us @thatsmyhummus.

 

Music Credits:

Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Interstitial Music:  Ambient Cool (Sunsearcher) / CC BY-SA 3.0

 

We Talk About Boston…

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The bombings at the Boston Marathon occurred two weeks ago.  But law enforcement is continuing to put the pieces together — as is the public.  This episode of HTMH has us discussing our impressions and our feelings of what happened.

As always — feel free to comment at our Facebook page or Tweet us @ThatsMyHummus.

We usually use this space to ask you to support us by shopping on Amazon by clicking on one of the banners on this site.   And you can certainly do so. However, if you have some disposable income, we’d like to encourage you to look at helping the folks in Boston and other tragedies which have occurred over the past few weeks.  If you’re looking to help those affected by the tragedy in Boston, you can contribute at http://www.onefundboston.org.   During the episode we discuss the fertilizer plant explosion in Western Texas as well; you can help that community through The American Red Cross.

 

Music Credits:

Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Interstitial Music:  the spaniard that blighted my life  (Crown the Invisble) / CC0 1.0 Universal

 

Gabby Reece: Wives Should Be Submissive; NHL Becomes More LGBT Friendly

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This week on HTMH, we discuss comments by professional volleyball player, wife and mother Gabrielle Reece about wives needing to be more “submissive” to their husbands as well as the NHL’s recent partnership with “You Can Play,” an organization dedicated to creating a more accepting environment in the world of sports for LGBT athletes.

If you’ve got comments, questionable flattery and show ideas, stop by our Facebook community page or tweet us @thatsmyhummus.

 

Music Credits:

Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Interstitial Music: Stay Awake (Daizy) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

{LISTEN} Twitter Sued By French Courts; Same Sex Marriage & Religious Freedom

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In this episode, we discuss a recent ruling by a French court against Twitter over the use of an antisemitic thread based on the hashtag #AGoodJew. We also discuss the issue of whether or not same sex marriage legislation opposes freedom of religion in the United States.

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Music Credits:

Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Interstitial Music:  Believe (Taigerbery) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

 

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