This episode: an in-depth look at all the planned offerings for JAF
2015, a BOJAC update, Jewish groups breaking ground in the studio,
let the viral a cappella Chanukah videos commence, other upcoming
JAC dates, and as always, fantastic Jewish a cappella tunes!
36 - August 2014 Press play to listen!
Introducing Craig and Mordy! The first-ever Kolcast guest-host duo takes on a collaboration of the ages, various news and notes, and an in-depth arrangement analysis of two takes of the same song from different groups.
35 - January 2014 Press play to listen!
JAF is coming! JAF is coming! OMH JAF is coming! Tune in for details, registration instructions and ticket information. Plus the Chanukah video roundup and the latest Jewish a cappellian White House visitors.
34 - September 2013 Press play to listen!
Here's to new beginnings! A new school year coincides with a new
spiritual year. Exclusive "Macklemorian" Rosh Hashanah track, JAF
date is announced, Jewish a cappella CARA victories, and a spotlight
on a new group. SHANA TOVA!
33 - June 2013 Press play to listen!
WE'RE BACK! We've been gone so long and so much has gone on. JAF
recap, tons of new a cappella tracks and videos with sefirah,
results of Kol Haolam and other competitions, a check-in on the
burgeoning Israeli a cappella scene, the SING-OFF!, and a little
explanation as to where we've been the past few months.
32 - February 2013 Press play to listen!
JAF 2013. AcapaJewza 2013. DAYS AWAY. What else is there to talk
31 - January 2013 Press play to listen!
Happy birthday KolCast! JAF 2013 is shaping up in an exciting way,
meet an inspiring leader using a cappella for peace in Israel, the
Six13 track you guys sang on, Obama's choice, and BOJAC is out --
and you can get your hands on it.
Episode 30 - November
In these trying times, everyone could use a little Jewish a
cappella. Find out how to be a guest star in Six13's upcoming video,
last chance to register for JAF, and previews of some BOJAC
Episode 29 - October
Today, you get to find out all the details
on JAF 2013, the biggest Jewish a cappella event... well, ever.
Then, you get to find out all the tracks that made it onto BOJAC
3 (The Best of Jewish A Cappella), and listen to clips of all
18. Today is a special day.
Episode 28 - September 2012
This month: Shana tova! College world is back in
the swing of things. It's BOJAC time! Learn how to submit your
group's tracks. New tune from Six13, new info on JAF, and a listener
writes in about starting a new group.
Episode 27 - August 2012
This month: the calm before the
storm. Teasers on some big developments coming around the bend,
updates from the studio, and tunes from some groups we've
Episode 26 - July
This month: The tables are turned! Jordan Gorfinkel returns to guest
host the show, and spends his time chatting with some guy named Mike
Episode 25 - May
This month: New music and videos galore, Mike loves this
arrangement, a world-premiere exclusive, Six13 "from the vault", and
the beauty of tradition.
Episode 24 - April
This month: Acapajewzagain, debuts from new groups, and two things
which should not surprise you: sefirah season brings a huge slate of
new music, and I've got lots to say about the Kol Haolam
Episode 23 - February
This month: Competition is in the air, a Maccabeats world premiere
preview, Six13 needs a new guy and it could be you, award
nominations, big news from Israel, and what birds do.
Episode 22 - January
All sorts of news and announcements on the big annual Jewish a
cappella events, the Chanukah viral video wrap-up, all the details
on next month's Kol HaOlam competition in an exclusive interview
with the coordinator of the event, and as always more new music and
news from around the community.
Episode 21 - December 2011
Chanukah's coming! The Kol Haolam
competitors are announced, your suggestions for the Nativ a cappella
group name, JPAF and AJ and JCFPA oh my, Mike's Chanukah wish
list, the scoop on the
brand new video from Six13,
more new music and news from around the community.
Episode 20 - November 2011
Back from the
Holy Land with a new episode! A look at Israeli a cappella, a
feature interview with some new friends "live" from Jerusalem, new
music from the Maccabeats and Six13, Kol HaOlam 2 is officially
announced, and one school's Jewish a cappella singers unite in the
name of tikkun olam.
Episode 19 - September 2011
September shenanigans! Tizmoret's new disc hits,
new groups, a YU alternative, everyone's auditioning, Six13 heads
East, and probably the coolest announcement we've ever made.
Episode 18 - August 2011
It feels so good to be back! A very cool segment from another
special guest, pro Jewish a cappella auditions, Jewish groups on
tour, and an otherwise slow news month -- but same generous heaping
Episode 17 - June 2011
We've got a special guest host, and he's got lots to say! Beat'achon
founder and man of many kippot Jordan B. "Gorf" Gorfinkel takes us
deep into his world, and interviews a fellow AcaJewminary. On the
KolCast, even the special guests have special guests!
Episode 16 - May 2011
Less talk, more music! Okay, same amount of music. New stuff from
new albums, attack of the parody videos, guess the year, and a
surprise about next month's episode.
Episode 15 - April
Jewish a cappella season? Sure seems like it. New Six13 album set to
make a splash next week, and we're world-premiering a track.
Jewpella videos EVERYWHERE, Sing-Off casting, lots of other new
releases, and of course, three and a half cents about the first-ever Kol Haolam
Jewish a cappella competition.
Episode 14 - March
Happy times in Jewish a cappella land! JPAF 2011 is a success, big
press for Jewish a cappella, more world premiere music, a very
random fact, one of ours joins the ranks of the ICCA semifinalists,
Jewish groups get a competition of their own, and a prediction about
the next song everyone will be covering.
Episode 13 - February
Brrr! Warm up by finding out what's hot for February. The latest on
JPAF 2011 and the complete lineup, other upcoming shows, a
throwback, Jewish groups take on the ICCA (and each other), Mike
thinks he knows it all, and a tribute to a legend we lost this
Episode 12 - January
Happy birthday Kolcast! More on JPAF 2011, 6-year-old girls and
70-year-old grandmas take over your favorite a cappella, a Sing-Off
fun fact, some history and a world premiere track. Plus more new music, Face-Off
results and the monthly round-up.
Episode 11 - December
We're late this month for good reason! HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT about the
2011 Jewish Performing Arts Festival! Plus the Chanukah viral video
you're NOT tired of, more on AcapaJewza, brand new music, Face-Off
results and the monthly round-up.
Episode 10 - November
It's the AcapaJewza episode! Find out first who'll be appearing this
year at the big show in NYC and get a little taste. Plus, the
results of the KolCast face-offs!
Episode 9 - October 2010
Shana tova! Fresh off the BOJAC 2 track list debut, the KolCast is
back in full swing with lots of news from the world of Jewish a
cappella. Plus, something new: groups "face off" -- and the
Episode 8 - September 2010
This month: Finally, it's the long-awaited BOJAC episode! A Kolcast
exclusive: Before you can hear it anywhere else, you'll find out
right here which groups were selected! Complete with sound clips
of every track!
Episode 7 - July 2010
The mamaloshen, bridging past and present, big news about the next episode, and a slow news month means less talk and more music.
Episode 6 - June 2010
The year winds down, Jewish groups want to Sing-Off, Six13
auditions, Canadians, Mike hearts a new track, more witty Jewish
puns, and LOTS of new music!
Episode 5 - May 2010
How to submit to BOJAC 2, all the new releases for sefirah, Six13's
brand new track complete and uncut, the Maccabeats are superstars,
find out how to get Six13's brand new track free, and the Sing-Off
is having auditions.
Episode 4 - April 2010
BIG NEWS, BOJAC is back and your group should be on it, the
Maccabeats are here, find out how to get Six13's brand new track
free, Sefirah brings a cappella madness, singers with punctuation
and songs that defy classification.
Episode 3 - March 2010
An exclusive world-premiere track, Jewish group makes ICCA history,
hip-hop in the hizzy, more Maryland, the originators, March 13's a
big day, and YU starts making a name (or two) for itself.
Episode 2 - February 2010
Maryland takes over, Jewish groups do battle, Israeli jams, Jewish
concerts galore and props from RARB.
Episode 1 - January 2010
A heartfelt hello, an explanatory introduction, hot cuts from
Kaskeset, Tizmoret and Six13, some no-guys-allowed JAC, and Barack