May 18, 2021

Moshe Kasher: Nature vs. Nurture, Rebirth Through Raves & Systems of Betrayal

Moshe Kasher, stand-up comedian and author of Mayim’s favorite memoir ‘Kasher in the Rye,’ talks about his experience through childhood growing up with deaf parents and the mixed emotions of independence, embarrassment, and rage that came with it. Mayim and Moshe explore the idea of the chicken and the egg when it came to his therapy early in life; whether he was exposed to therapy because of exhibited behaviors or whether that exposure fed into those behaviors. We close the episode by coming full circle with a callback to Rick Doblin’s MAPS and the idea that the only way to truly heal from trauma is to go back through it.

Theme Song Written, Produced, and Performed by Ed Robertson. Mixed by Kenny Luong.
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Moshe Kasher

Stand-up Comedian

Mayim Bialik


Jonathan Cohen





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Guest References

Moshe Signing With His Mom
Watch Moshe sign with his Mom as she explains what it felt like to be shut out from society as a young deaf woman...
The Endless Honeymoon Podcast
Listen to Moshe's podcast with his wife and fellow comedian Natasha Leggero.
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