Mah Jongg Mondays podcast

By Fern Bernstein

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A podcast where we talk about all things mah jongg. Informative discussions and exciting guests help me create a fun and engaging podcast. Whether you are a new player or have been playing mah jongg for decades, this podcast has something for everyone. Bam! Crak! Dot! Let's talk about mah jongg!

Episode Date
Where The Winds Blow
47:46

This week, Fern sits down with Faye Scher, founder of Where The Winds Blow, and with Rachel Garner, who's been working at Where The Winds Blow since its founding, to talk about the origins and inner workings of the iconic mah jongg store.

This episode is sponsored by Mah's Helping Hand. Use promo code "Memorial Day" for 10% off your order.

Where The Winds Blow's website can be found here, they can be emailed at Sales@wherethewindsblow.com, and you can use the promo code "Mah Jongg Mondays" for 15% off your order.

 

May 25, 2020
Michele Frizzell: One of the Masters of Mah Jongg
37:44

This week, Fern sits down with Michele Frizzell of Mahjong Central to talk about everything from 2020 card strategies to their favorite mah jongg tile sets, to what it's like running a mah jongg instructive YouTube channel.

Sponsored by: Mah’s Helping Hand
Use promo code "podcast" for 10% off your order at mahshelpinghand.com

Michele can be contacted at Michele@mahjongcentral.com, her website can be at mahjongcentral.com, her YouTube channel can be found here, the Mahjong Central Facebook group can be found here, and MahJongTime, the online game which Michele is an affiliate of, can be found here.

 

May 18, 2020
2020 Card Patterns and Rhythms
42:03
This week, Fern sits down with Daron Barness to discuss patterns and rhythms in the varying hands of the 2020 card.
 
This episode is sponsored by Mah Jongg Highlighters. MahsHelpingHand.com
Used discount code PODCAST for 10% off your order
 
Daron Barnesscan be found on Facebook or contacted by email at majbydaron@gmail.com
 
Questions for next week's episode can be emailed to Mahjonggmondays@yahoo.com
May 11, 2020
Catskills Mah Jongg Memories
01:22:41

It's time for May's mythical Mah Jongg Mondays Mega-episode of many memories! Fern talks about the history of mah jongg in the Catskills region, reading more viewer memories from the Facebook group, and with interviews with guests Patti Posner, Robin Debosse. And to celebrate episode 10, there's a special interview the show's very own producer, Liam Freivald.

This episode was sponsored by Mah’s Helping Hand
(941) 383-7021
 
Liam's music can be found at backspinzx.bandcamp.com
May 04, 2020
Let's Take A Trip Down Mah Jongg Memory Lane
41:49

This week, Fern and her guest Sharon Kozinn take a trip down memory lane along with the podcasts' many listeners, and Fern discusses Mah Jongg Wipes with their creator, Jill Fox.

This episode was sponsored by Mah’s Helping Hand
(941) 383-7021
 
Jill Fox's Mah Jongg Wipes can be found at www.mahjonggwipes.com. For more information, she can be contacted at mahjonggwipes@gmail.com.
Disclaimer: This product has not been tested on and is not approved for use on older and antique tile sets. These
wipes may contain harsh chemicals that could result in damage to such items. Do not attempt to clean you mah jongg
products that you believe are high valued or sentimental. 
 
 
 
 
Apr 27, 2020
Meet Gladys Grad, Creator of Siamese Mah Jongg
42:36

This week, Fern sits down to talk with Gladys Grad, the creator of the two-player Siamese variation of Mah Jongg, and has a brief chat with her usual opponent in Siamese mah jongg, her son Gabriel.

Gladys' tournament schedules can be found at Mahjongg.org, more information on Siamese Mah jongg can be found at Siamesemahjongg.com, and Gladys herself can be contacted directly at Gladysgrad@gmail.com

Apr 20, 2020
Mah Jongg Musings For Passover and Easter. Happy Holidays!
47:48

This week, Fern has two guests for the show: Rabbi Susie Moskowitz, and Kim Bakaev. Together they discuss mah jongg, spirituality, and faith in the current global climate.

The website for Temple Beth Torah can be found here.

Kim's podcast can be on Apple Podcasts or listened to on the podcast's website.

Apr 13, 2020
Life Coaching Ideas and Tying Mah Jongg in to Help Us Through the Corona Crisis, and The Two Minute Challenge!
53:15

This week, Fern discusses the interweaving of life coaching tips and mah jonng to help fight stress in the current COVID-19 crisis with her life coach Holly, and more discussion of the new 2020 mah jong card with her friend Linda.

Holly's website can be found at www.Hollyboxenhorn.com

Linda's South Jersey Mah Jongg Players Group can be found here, Michele Frizzell's Youtube channel can be found here, and the Mahjong Central Facebook group can be found here.

Apr 06, 2020
The 2020 NMJL Card is here! Bubbe Shares Her Mah Jongg Wisdom With Us.
45:17

This week, Fern sits down with Karen Gooen, AKA Bubbe, to talk about the new 2020 Mah Jong card!

Karen's book can be found on Amazon. Her blog can be found at Bubbemj.blogspot.com, and she can be emailed at Bubbefischer@gmail.com

Mar 30, 2020
Mah Jongg History 101 with Dr. Annelise Heinz: The Transpacific Journey of Mah Jongg.
44:31

On this episode, Fern talks with Roz about moving to playing mah jongg online to stay connected during social distancing efforts, and sits down to talk with Dr. Annelise Heinz to discuss the cultural and historical background of the game of mah jongg.

Dr. Heinz's website can be found at www.amheinz.org, Tom Sloper's site can be found at Sloperama.com, and Jeff Yang's blog post about the Crazy Rich Asians scene can be found here.

(And for those wondering, Fern's video mentioned at the end of the podcast can be found on the Mah Jongg, That's It! Facebook group.)

Mar 23, 2020
Game Interrupted: How the Coronavirus is Affecting Mah Jongg
50:52

This week, Fern discusses the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the game of mah jongg and the communities surrounding it, from speaking with a medical professional about the matter to talking with local even coordinators about how they're tackling the health concerns of running events in the current crisis.

Dr. Blaine's book, Code Blue: The Other End of the Stethescope, can be found on Amazon.com, or at Barnes & Noble and other independent book sellers.

The Mah Jongg, That's It! Facebook group can be found here.

As the coronavirus situation continues to evolve and change, please check with the CDC and WHO's websites for the most up-to-date information on health and safety. Everyone stay safe, and stay healthy!

Mar 17, 2020
Playing Mah Jongg Safely and Healthily Amidst The Current Health Crisis
49:03

On this week's episode, Fern talks about playing mah jongg amidst the current global health crisis, discussing the actions being taken by local event organizers to keep events safe to play at, to the individual things you can do to keep your tile set and your games fun, clean, and healthy.

Dr. Blaine's book can be found on Amazon, as well as at Barnes & Noble and other independent book stores.

Mah Jongg, That's It! can be found on Facebook.

 

Mar 16, 2020
Remember When We All Started Out As Beginners?
32:12

On this week's episode, Fern discusses getting started with mah jongg, including talks with the girls about how they got started, and an interview with two guests that have both helped make mah jongg more accessible to beginners.

Debbie Barnett's book can be found at her website, www.debbiebarnettauthor.com/books, or at most independent web sellers, such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Her online school can be found at www.mahjongteacher.com.

Tina Gottesman's Mah Jongg Highlighters can be found at www.MahsHelpingHand.com, on Facebook at Mah's Helping Hand and Mah Jongg Menagerie Market, or on Instagram.

Mar 09, 2020
The Bonds of Sisterhood Through Mah Jongg
24:52

The first episode of Mah Jongg Mondays has Fern introducing the women she plays with, discussing the bonds they've shared over the game of mah jongg, and giving her own story on how she was introduced to the game.

Mar 02, 2020
Pilot
03:15

Introduction to the podcast Mah Jongg Mondays, with host Fern Bernstein.

Feb 21, 2020