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David Kwan

Producer, Binah

David Kwan is the editor and producer of Binah, featuring remarkable artists and thinkers who’ve come to speak at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco as part of their Arts & Ideas program.

  • Alt-rock icon Amanda Palmer shares advice and inspiration for creative people or anyone who wants to learn to ask for what they need.
  • On today’s episode of Binah, we examine the origins and methodology of QueerCore Talmud, the study of ancient Jewish wisdom texts through the lens of queer experiences.
  • On today’s encore edition of Binah, legendary guitarist and co-founder of The Smiths, Johnny Marr discusses his personal story and successful and varied career.
  • Food writer, chef and YouTube presenter Claire Saffitz shares all-new recipes that are crafted to be as streamlined as possible.
  • Multiple Grammy-winning singer–songwriter Angélique Kidjo tells the story of her harrowing escape from Communist Benin into France, her rise from poverty to become an international sensation, and her tireless advocacy work for the education of African girls and women’s rights.
  • Author Tommy Orange discusses the plight of the urban Native American, coupled with a complex and painful history but also an inheritance of profound beauty and spirituality. Also, former US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo performs her poetry in song.
  • Psychotherapist Esther Perel talks about reconciling the closeness needed for intimacy with the separateness that fuels desire as the central paradox of love.
  • Violence against Jews in this country is rising sharply yet again. Where is all this hatred coming from? Historian Deborah Lipstadt examines the hate that will not die and what can be done about it.
  • Multi-hyphenate actor-writer-producer-author Iliza Shlesinger shares her new book, All Things Aside, a collection of personal essays about the exasperating issues of everyday life.
  • Child psychologist Dr. Becky Kennedy advocates moving from old parenting approaches based on shaping behavior to a model that prioritizes connection.