EPISODE 036: Hyperdrive Jew: Grace Strachman

This is a pun-filled joy ride of laughter and conversation about how we grew up in Jewish and Christian religious homes.  Our first Losing Our Religion episode with Tequila, well, mezcal.  In cocktail form of course, since we were recording at the posh Hotel Vintage in downtown Portland Oregon.  The cocktail was called Up In Smoke, and we had the best time.

My wife Jen joins us again in this episode and uses her Peanut Gallery powers to draw us back into more important things rather than our happy rabbit trails.  Grace's story of being Jewish but not Jewish enough to be accepted by some Jews is a story relatable to many of us.

We spend some time trying to talk out what we're going to do when each of us has kids. Cause both our parents made us go to the church building and synagog, and we learned some great life lessons there.

Grace and I share an affection for Daniel Johnston, so we highlight some of his work in this episode.  As well as Slayer, which is hilarious to me that Grace likes Slayer.

We finish this episode hoping to do a part 2, but I got swamped with work and Grace moved to Chicago before we could make it happen.  We will have to set up another time to have Grace on the show again to talk about the different Messiah's of Judaism and Christianity.

True Love Will Find You In The End - Daniel Johnston

True love will find you in the end
You'll find out just who was your friend
Don't be sad, I know you will,
But don't give up until
True love will find you in the end
This is a promise with a catch
Only if you're looking can it find you
'Cause true love is searching too
But how can it recognize you
Unless you step out into the light?
Don't be sad I know you will
But don't give up until
True love finds you in the end.