BRAVE-ish on Too Jewish Radio


Thank you to Rabbi Sam Cohon for inviting me to join him on his radio program, TOO JEWISH! I loved talking about my book, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty. Thank you KVOI AM 1030 in Tucson.

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Too Jewish” is a lively and fast-paced show that highlights everything interesting in contemporary Jewish life and features music, arts, culture, comedy, and inspiration. “Too Jewish” is a blend of information, irreverence, and exploration of all things Jewish in the 21st century.  “Too Jewish” makes Judaism accessible, interesting, and fun for listeners of all ages and backgrounds, and brings the best of Jewish experience vividly to life.  But on “Too Jewish”, Rabbi Cohon also challenges accepted pieties and has fun with anything boring or inauthentic in the way Jews live today in the United States, Israel, and everywhere else.

Lisa Niver in Tucson, Arizona at Tanque Verde Dude Ranch

Since its Tucson debut August 4, 2002, “Too Jewish” has featured such prominent guests as legendary singer and recording artist Neil Sedaka, Kinky Friedman, Elie Wiesel, comedian Lily Tomlin, folksinger Peter Yarrow, NPR Supreme Court Expert Nina Totenberg, Eve Ensler, U.S. Senator Russ Feingold, Rabbi Harold Kushner, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, singer Matisyahu, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and many more!

Regular expert commentators of the “Too Jewish” maven section include Tom Price, an educator and former diplomat who offers unique insights into Jewish life around the world, and Guy Gelbart on Israel.  Comedy and musical selections drawn by Rabbi Cohon from the remarkable range of great Jewish material help make listening to “Too Jewish” an exciting and fun experience.

“The Too Jewish Radio Show with Rabbi Sam Cohon and Friends” is a weekly radio program produced in Tucson, Arizona, syndicated throughout Arizona and podcast on the web through iTunes at, and streamed at  Too Jewish was named a top 10 Jewish podcast nationally by Moment Magazine in its July 2016 issue; you can see the article at

Too Jewish is a fast-moving, entertaining show that highlights everything interesting and new in the Jewish world, and features music, comedy, news, religion and special guests.  Past guests have included Ehud Barak, Elie Wiesel, Senator John McCain, Senator John Kyle, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Ambassador Michael Oren, Senator Martha McSally, Senator Russ Feingold, Neil Sedaka, Stephen Schwartz, Matisyahu, Robert Klein, Richard Lewis, Theodore Bikel, Ian Kinsler, Rabbi Yitz Greenberg, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, David Gregory, Anita Diamant, Mitch Albom, Jeremy Ben-Ami, Letty Pogrebin, Professor Deborah Lipstadt, Janos Wilder, Rabbi Eric Yoffie, Chancellor Arnold Eisen, Rabbi Avi Weiss, Kinky Friedman, Dee Dee French, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, Susannah Heschel, Rabbi David Wolpe, Rabbi Aaron Pankin, Tovah Feldshuh, Ed Asner, Menachem Pressler, Ambassador Rabbi David Saperstein, Hadassah Lieberman, Joan Nathan, Noa, Joyce Carol Oates, Dr. David Ellenson, Lilly Tomlin, Rabbi Harold Kushner, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Mayim Bialik, Faye Kellerman, Rick Moranis, Robert Pinsky, Rabbi Marvin Hier, Neshama Carlebach, Rabbi Joe Black, Sam Glaser, AJ Jacobs, Dara Horn, Seth Rudetsky, Mark Helprin, Richard Elliott Friedman, Robert Alter, Tova Mirvis, Gary Shteyngart, Francine Klagsbrun,  Professor Ruth Wisse, Andrew Rehfeld, Shuly Rubin Schwartz and many others.

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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