Jew Talkin' To Me? with Luciana Berger & Hugo Rifkind

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Join Jewish Comedians Rachel Creeger & Philip Simon for their comedy podcast, a chat show about all things Jewish, produced by Russell Balkind. This week’s guests are Luciana Berger & Hugo Rifkind.


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Luciana Berger

Twitter: @LucianaBerger

Instagram: @LucianaBerger

Luciana served as the Member of Parliament for Liverpool Wavertree for almost a decade. During that time she was the Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, Shadow Minister for Public Health and Shadow Cabinet Member for Mental Health. Luciana was also a leading member of the Health and Social Care Select Committee, and the Liberal Democrat Shadow Spokesperson for Health, Social Care and Wellbeing.


Since leaving politics she is now the Managing Director of Advocacy and Public Affairs, specialising in health, food and drink, climate change and energy policy for a global communications company. She also co-hosts Close Quarters Podcast alongside Head of Brand Strategy and Marketing at the British Business Bank, Rebecca Simon.


Hugo Rifkind

Twitter: @HugoRifkind

Hugo is a columnist and lead writer for The Times, and presents a show on Times Radio. He writes a weekly opinion column and “My Week”, a diary parody - a compendium of his columns, “My Week: The Secret Diaries Of Almost Everyone”, was published in 2013. Hugo also writes regular columns for The Spectator and GQ and is a frequent panellist on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz. His novel, Overexposure, was published in 2006, and Hugo was named columnist of the year at the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards 2011, and Media Commentator of the Year in the same awards in 2012. He was Stonewall's Journalist of the Year in 2012, in recognition of his strong support for equal marriage. The same year, he was also named Best Grooming Journalist in the P&G Beauty Awards. In 2015, at the Comment Awards, he was named Arts, Culture and Entertainment Commentator of The Year. In 2017, he won both Best of Humour and Critic of the Year at the Society of Editors' Press Awards. In May 2019, Rifkind presented and wrote a programme for BBC Radio 4 entitled Hugo Rifkind's Search For Power.

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