Country in the Country 20120826


Finally, our long regional nightmare is over. It's the final Country in the Country of the Summer!

Among the Country Yossi and the Shteeble-Hoppers music featured in the first hour, we heard "7 Seven Little Kids," "He's Coming Closer, " "Bashert," and "I'm Proud to Be a Part of Am Yisroel."

Then in the Hour 2, we went out with a bang with the latest news from Israel with Dov Shurin, the Beth Shifra Report and a full hour (well, what was left of it) of Divrei Torah and other learned thoughts, courtesy of Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss.

And with that, let's call it a season! We'll see you in The City in a month or so. Find us on the radio and right here on this podcast.

[Podcaster's Note: The Podcast goes out with a whimper. Alert listeners may have noticed that this episode's audio quality was not up to our usual standards of mediocrity. Y'see, our two primary audio recorders failed miserably, as well as our primary backup, so we had to fallback on our secondary backup, which is a smartphone, but it might as well be a wire-recorder up-converted to a wax cylinder. As a result, there's a little distortion, a few skips,  dropouts and warbles, and the show is in mono. Apart from that, it's flawless! We apologize for any inconvenience.  --Mike]

Country in the Country 20120819


It's the penultimate "Country in the Country" of the Summer. No, that doesn't mean a fine writing implement. It means second-to-last. So we may go out with a bang, but tonight might be more of a whimper.

Among the Country Yossi music featured in Hour One: "Is This the Way to Monticello" by Marc Hoffman and the Bungaloafers, and "These I Remember"  and "Aleh Yiden" by Country Yossi and the Shteeble-Hoppers.

 Kicking off Hour Two, we heard Country Yossi and the Shteeble-Hoppers' "Rav Shmuel and the Myrtle Twig."

Then Dov Shurin popped in for a visit with the latest news from Israel.

After some phone calls, we enjoyed a little "Chicken Soup."

Shortly thereafter we heard the straining stirs the stirring strains of "Shabbos Goy."

Then Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss gave us a call and shared one of his biggest hang-ups.

Join us next week for the tear-filled final "Country in the Country" of the Summer Season. It'll be filled with the tears of those listeners who hoped this week's was the last show. See you then!

Country in the Country 20120812


Tonight's festivities kicked off with some Country Yossi music: "Shteeble People."

Then it was a barrage of shailes, with a Grand Prize winner or two thrown in for good measure.

Dov Shurin checked in with the latest news from Israel. Then batting cleanup, it was "The Little Old Lady Named Pessy Deena."

A few more shailes, then a musical trip back to "Boro Park."

Hour 2 kicked off with your phone calls, followed shortly thereafter by the Beth Shifra Report.

What's that? More Country Yossi music? We're so glad you asked! Enjoy "Oh Yankel."

But wait, there's even more, in the form of Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss and his amazing Broom Closet of Knowledge, reminding us we should start Daf Yomi already!

The phones kept ringing and Country Yossi kept answering and asking so you can keep answering.

One last dose of Country Yossi and The Sheeble-Hoppers music with the classic "The Cover Of The Jewish Press."

We had some rapid fire phone calls and then we called it a show -- if you can call that a show!

We'll see you next week!

Country in the Country 20120805


Tonight it was raining cats and dogs in the Catskills, so can you think of a better drip to spend a couple of soggy hours with than Country Yossi?

Now that Tisha B'av is behind us, it's time once again for some Country Yossi music. We kicked things off with the haunting "Phantom of the Shteeble."

Then we spent an endless car ride with "7 Little Kids."

But wait, there's more! How about a little "Nebich of the Shteeble" for your listening pleasure?

Then the adults-only barrage of shailes began in earnest, whoever Ernest is!

We began Hour 2 with more Country Yossi music: "Shteeble People" and "I'm Proud to Be a Part of Am Yisroel."
Yossi paused for a moment to share the Beth Shifra report. And then Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss joined Yossi to share memories of last week's Siyum HaShas. That was followed, naturally, by Country Yossi and the Steeble-Hoppers' tribute to Daf Yomi"One Daf a Day."
And with that, another edition of  "Country in the Country" was destined for the history books -- or at least destined to be archived on this podcast. See you next Sunday!