- The Complete Jewish History of Superman with Roy Schwartz Jeff Dwoskin 47:55
Author Roy Schwartz joins me today to discuss his book, “Is Superman Circumcised?”‘ Comic book geeks and nerds rejoice and prepare yourself as we dive deep into the underlying themes of Superman’s mythology.
“Is Superman Circumcised?”‘ is the complete Jewish history of the World’s Greatest Hero. In1938 Superman was created by two Jewish teens, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, both immigrants from Eastern Europe, and has been captivating us since.
This week’s interview has it all: fascinating history, superheroes, Nazis, lawsuits, Jews in space, and more!
If you love origin stories you’ll love my discussion with Roy on his book and I guarantee it’ll leave you wanting more. Superman is an American tradition crafted upon Jewish tradition. You’re sure to finish this podcast with a newfound appreciation for the Mensch of Steel!
“Is Superman Circumcised?”‘: Winner, 2021 international Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year
Our Guest, Roy Schwartz
Hashtag Fun: Jeff dives into recent trends and reads some of his favorite tweets from trending hashtags. The hashtag featured in this episode is #DownsideOfBeingSuperman from Hashtag You’re It!. Tweets featured on the show are retweeted at @JeffDwoskinShow
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