Jewish Journal

  • Howard Stern on Israel and Gaza

    By Rob Eshman

    3 weeks ago

    Howard Stern wants Hollywood to speak up for Israel.

    “I don’t know why more prominent Hollywood people don’t speak out about what’s going on there,” Stern said on SiriusXM Howard Stern Show today. “They’re all afraid.”

    Stern himself is anything but.

    Last week, when a regular... read on

  • Mayim Bialik on Howard Stern

    By Rob Eshman

    February 27, 2014 | 4:47 pm

    You could just tell there was a mind meld between Howard and Mayim Bialik when she appeared on his show Feb. 25 (I just heard it on replay.  Love that Sirius app).

    This is what's so remarkable about Howard.  His show pivoted from a deep discussion with Mayim to a very in-depth... read on

  • The Story Behind Artie Lange’s Breakdown

    By Rob Eshman

    February 27, 2014 | 4:27 pm

    A reader of this blog sent me her story on Artie Lange, which I'll repost below.  It's a sanitized promotion-oriented piece, true, but I still read it with interest.  I haven't followed Artie since he left Stern, and I wondered what the real story was behind his apparent suicide... read on

  • A Howard Stern Birthday Bash Blog

    By Rob Eshman

    January 30, 2014 | 11:15 am

    I devoted my column in this week's Jewish Journal to Howard Stern.  Second time in 13 years of columns.  I wanted to do something timed to his high-profile birthday bash, and the connection between Howard and a very controversial, interesting piece in last Sunday's New York Times... read on

  • Terry Gross v. Howard Stern

    By Rob Eshman

    July 24, 2012 | 3:02 pm

    This is a blog post with an unfair headline.

    In her interview with Andrew Goldman in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, NPR Fresh Air host Terry Gross has very nice things to say about Howard Stern.  Here’s the good parts:

    AG: When you interviewed Gene Simmons in 2002, he said some... read on

  • Howard Stern and the Parents Television Council Fallacy

    By Rob Eshman

    May 15, 2012 | 2:30 am

    Why do journalists covering Howard Stern’s debut on NBC’s America’s Got Talent tonight keep quoting the Parents Television Council opposition to Stern as somehow important?

    Howard Stern went national tonight—and America’s most reviled DJ began the transformation into... read on

  • Sacha Baron Cohen To Howard Stern: You inspired me [AUDIO]

    By Rob Eshman

    May 8, 2012 | 1:35 pm

    Sacha Baron Cohen spoke to Howard Stern Tuesday morning, not as Borat or Bruno or The Dictator, but as an even more elusive character: Sacha Baron Cohen.

    The British comedian famously refuses to do interviews out of character, even going so far as appearing at this year’s Academy... read on

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Rob Eshman created the blog Serious Stern on June 17, 2009.  Serious Stern is devoted to a serious (hence the name) exploration of the cultural impact of Howard Stern.

Rob is...

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