Thursdays 9am; replay Sundays 5pm

Hanna Leah Baum has been in radio since 1984 when she first arrived in Sydney she began in Student Radio and then went to Radio National religion where she had fortnightly broadcasts on Sunday night with Stephen Godley, an Anglican priest.

She has performed interviews within the Orthodox Jewish community in Sydney and Melbourne.

Decades later she joined J-AIR with her formula of interview and music.

Her highlights have been her interview on Israel with Prime Minister Bob Hawke, which was aired on the Kol Israel News, and her interviews with Zubin Mehta of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Hanna has lectured and tutored in ESL, communications and management in most universities in Melbourne and is CEO of The Go To Uni Guru Australia.


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21 Oct 2021, 9am

21 Oct 2021, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2021-10-21

6 Sep 2021, 3pm

6 Sep 2021, 3pm The Baum Interviews This week we have celebrated Rosh Hashanah in lockdown for the second year. One of the most enterprising projects was the Project High Holiday in which the rabbis and rebbetzins joined in providing sustenance for the mind body and spirit across the shules. Project Shofar was an initiative of the Rabbinical Council of Victoria to bring the sound of the shofar to everyone. This week we bring you the Rosh Hashanah prayers with hazanut from the rabbis and chazanim of the various shules in Melbourne. It was the initiative of Rabbi Moshe Kahn, director of Chabad Youth and DaMinyan, and put together with endless energy and sleepless nights by Zalmy Glazner, president of Hamayan. All that remains is to wish everyone a gmar hatima tova and well over the fast.

31 Aug 2021, 2pm

31 Aug 2021, 2pm The Baum Interviews This week as we hear the horrifying news from Kabul, and the talks between Biden and Bennet, when the camera caught Biden nodding off, Here in Australia, NSW covid is soaring and we are in lockdown for another week. As we contemplate Rosh Hashanah, another one in lockdown, the shuls are preparing.  Shofar blowing will be available anywhere, it seems. We are in the middle of Selichot, the penitential prayers we say before Rosh Hashanah. At this time, we are making a dwelling place for G-d in this world.   And, when you think about it while being at home and davening from there, it’s the optimal closeness to Hashem so states the Baal Shem Tov. While we daven in shul to proclaim Hashem’s glory, Hashem forgoes this so that we will have the maximum glory in our homes. Our interview this week is Dr Michael Carr-Greg adolescent psychologist. He gave a talk on mental health and covid especially in regard to young people. We are all aware of the impact on mental health on everyone, especially young people. What are the signs? When should you seek help? Where to go? As we enter the high holyday period, The Baum Interviews will be in recess until September 30. There will be mostly music and repeat episodes. 

26 Aug 2021, 10am

26 Aug 2021, 10am The Baum Interviews As the Paralympics have just begun, we celebrate five ex-soldiers from the ZDVO Israel Army Veterans Association. Evie Smith, the executive director of ZDVO Australia, speaks on the work of this incredible organisation with more than 50,000 injured soldiers. Also the formidable odds a competitor such as Achlya Klein has had to overcome. He was blinded during a tunnel explosion. Nevertheless, he went back to the army and continued his officers training. He is competing in rowing. Carolyn Rubenstein from Sydney tells her story of being a bus terror victim in Jerusalem in 1993 and her miraculous escape and how the experience affected her whole life.

17 Aug 2021, 1pm

17 Aug 2021, 1pm The Baum Interviews As the Olympics finishes and we wait for the para-Olympics, we feature next week the ZDVO the Israeli Army Veterans Assoc: A recent panel discussion with Olympians,  fascinating  and inspiring. This week we feature Professor Rebecca Margolis on Shtisel and the ultra-Orthodox genre which was at the recent Limmud Oz Festival in Sydney. As we approach our third Shabbat in lockdown, we hope we will all be together in shule for Rosh Hashanah and we take the opportunity to reflect on our behaviour and improve in some small way at this  time when we are closer to Hashem than at any time in the calendar. The king is in the field and he is waiting for our heartfelt prayers. Tshuva, tefilla, tzedakah.

10 Aug 2021, 11am

10 Aug 2021, 11am The Baum Interviews Interviews with people on the beach at St Kilda: Joycie with her son Maxie talking about his love of science. Alongside was Barina, 8. They played together and it was so refreshing to see it. Roy from New Zealand and his wife from India. Both couples were bio-racial. Jamaica and Australia and New Zealand and India. We also discussed the synagogue in Kochin.

2 Aug 2021, 8am

2 Aug 2021, 8am The Baum Interviews As Australia collects gold in the Olympics we have much to be excited about as well as our own Jewish gold medallist who won gold in the kayaking  Here we return to an interview with Isi Leibler just a short time before he passed away earlier this year. 

27 Jul 2021, 6pm

27 Jul 2021, 6pm The Baum Interviews Two interviews  Tim Lynk Musician world renowned Voice couch Many albums  SEan Held. Pastor rugby player rugby coach miner 

27 Jul 2021, 6pm

27 Jul 2021, 6pm The Baum Interviews In the era of Nelson Mandela Sean began his awakening for justice. Nelson was his hero and he derived his values and his passion for his people from Mandela. A rugby player and coach a miner and a pastor Sean Held began many projects for youth and the destitute in Johannesburg and other places which are 20 years later still around today. For him his motif in life is to leave a legacy behind to make a difference to people. 

27 Jul 2021, 6pm

27 Jul 2021, 6pm The Baum Interviews Musician world renowned Voice coach in his own School,of Musis Multi talented  Recording music since 1970’s Latest album to be released   

20 Jul 2021, 6am

20 Jul 2021, 6am The Baum Interviews

19 Jul 2021, 9pm

19 Jul 2021, 9pm The Baum Interviews This week Tisha Bav and exclusive interview with Rabbi Lipskar of Surfside Miami 

8 Jul 2021, 9am

8 Jul 2021, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2021-7-8 intro to Naudoc week and interview with Tommy Fieness   

13 Jul 2021, 9am

13 Jul 2021, 9am The Baum Interviews NAIDOC week and culminating in Ashleigh Barty win What a week  Tommy Fieness is the interviewee for this week. An indigenous community activist with the youth of Caoe York and Cairns. He’s a man with an incoming table spirit who gives all his spare time to help youth emerge from a cycle of destruction.   He provides an environment in Caurns conducive to learning and developing training exercise etc Its a proven method that works 

7 Jul 2021, 5pm

7 Jul 2021, 5pm The Baum Interviews Continuation of the interview with Souper Kitchen  Sara ben Devesky confounded and Elise Gray 

7 Jul 2021, 5pm

7 Jul 2021, 5pm The Baum Interviews Interview with Souper Kitchen co founder  Sara ben Devesky and Elisa Gray VonumteervCoordinator  it began in 2015 and now In first year 5,500 free meals  in 2019 partnered with Foodbank Offers services to families of family violence the isolated people with disabilities and much more   

27 Jun 2021, 11am

27 Jun 2021, 11am The Baum Interviews David Zeev a compilation of heartwarming stories from Israel published in The Jerusalem Post and the Jerusalem Report. Many inspiring tales of the overflowing warmth and kindness if ordinary folk in Israel, especially bus drivers. Many of the stories take place in the bus where he found himself during the days of lockdown. 

24 Jun 2021, 3pm

24 Jun 2021, 3pm The Baum Interviews In a week in which Australia suddenly has Barnaby Joyce as its new Deputy Prime Minister, which was totally unexpected, we had our AGM at Spiritgrow on Sunday. It was an eventful year and in the past few months we relocated and have almost completed the state-of-the-art (three) studios. In this recording, chair of J-AIR Sean Meltzer gives his report on the current situation, the bipartisan support of parliamentarians, the success of grants ($60,000) contributed in various grants towards the new studios. Intro to the week including 17 Tammuz.

17 Jun 2021, 9am

17 Jun 2021, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2021-6-17

15 Jun 2021, 8am

15 Jun 2021, 8am The Baum Interviews

15 Jun 2021, 7am

15 Jun 2021, 7am The Baum Interviews Sephardi music 

9 Jun 2021, 5pm

9 Jun 2021, 5pm The Baum Interviews This week will go down as the week Israel finally formed a government yet to be ratified by the Knesset after 12 years of Likud and Benyamin Netanyahu. Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid  are to be prime minister and alternate PM with two-year terms. It’s reconciliation week this week and we have an interview with Halina Leitch on her recent trip to Cairns and her meeting with Tommy Fieness, Indigenous activist  community worker  and personal trainer. 

3 Jun 2021, 9am

3 Jun 2021, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2021-6-3

31 May 2021, 3pm

31 May 2021, 3pm The Baum Interviews The Israel Rally David Southwick’s passionate speech, the Leader of the Opposition and Katie Allen, who spoke at the rally. And, the book launch of Isi Leibler’s biography by Professor Suzanne Rutland, including interviews with Isi himself in Israel just a month before he died and with veteran broadcaster Ehud Yaari. A reply by Suzanne Rutland herself historian and emeritus professor at Sydney University, who spent 20 years researching material for this mighty tome, aided by Isi’s meticulous record keeping in his archives.

27 May 2021, 9am

27 May 2021, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2021-5-27

27 May 2021, 9am

27 May 2021, 9am The Baum Interviews An Israeli mother and her son. Federal MPs Josh Burns and Mark Dreyfus.

19 May 2021, 4pm

19 May 2021, 4pm The Baum Interviews Shavuot edition 

11 May 2021, 10am

11 May 2021, 10am The Baum Interviews This week features Yom Yerushalayim at Caulfield Synagogue with keynote  speaker Jonathan Pollard in a recorded interview from Israel after his release from almost 30 years of incarceration for spying for Israel as a US citizen. 

6 May 2021, 9am

6 May 2021, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2021-5-6

5 May 2021, 12pm

5 May 2021, 12pm The Baum Interviews Associate Professor Ronnie Ptaznick in a recent interview on vaccination and his role at Monash Health during COVID.

29 Apr 2021, 9am

29 Apr 2021, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2021-4-29

26 Apr 2021, 10pm

26 Apr 2021, 10pm The Baum Interviews

26 Apr 2021, 10pm

26 Apr 2021, 10pm The Baum Interviews

26 Apr 2021, 5pm

26 Apr 2021, 5pm The Baum Interviews

22 Apr 2021, 9am

22 Apr 2021, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2021-4-22 [00:00:00] 9:01 am – The Baum Interviews [00:23:13] 9:27 am – The Baum Interviews

15 Apr 2021, 9am

15 Apr 2021, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2021-4-15

8 Apr 2021, 9am

8 Apr 2021, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2021-4-8 [00:00:00] 9:01 am – The Baum Interviews [00:19:14] 9:23 am – The Baum Interviews

1 Apr 2021, 9am

1 Apr 2021, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2021-4-1

25 Mar 2021, 9am

25 Mar 2021, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2021-3-25

18 Mar 2021, 9am

18 Mar 2021, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2021-3-18

11 Mar 2021, 9am

11 Mar 2021, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2021-3-11

4 Mar 2021, 9am

4 Mar 2021, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2021-3-4

25 Feb 2021, 9am

25 Feb 2021, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2021-2-25

18 Feb 2021, 9am

18 Feb 2021, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2021-2-18

11 Feb 2021, 9am

11 Feb 2021, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2021-2-11

4 Feb 2021, 9am

4 Feb 2021, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2021-2-4

28 Jan 2021, 9am

28 Jan 2021, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2021-1-28

21 Jan 2021, 9am

21 Jan 2021, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2021-1-21

14 Jan 2021, 9am

14 Jan 2021, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2021-1-14

7 Jan 2021, 9am

7 Jan 2021, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2021-1-7

31 Dec 2020, 9am

31 Dec 2020, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2020-12-31

24 Dec 2020, 9am

24 Dec 2020, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2020-12-24

17 Dec 2020, 9am

17 Dec 2020, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2020-12-17

10 Dec 2020, 9am

10 Dec 2020, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2020-12-10

3 Dec 2020, 9am

3 Dec 2020, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2020-12-3

26 Nov 2020, 9am

26 Nov 2020, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2020-11-26

19 Nov 2020, 9am

19 Nov 2020, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2020-11-19

12 Nov 2020, 9am

12 Nov 2020, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2020-11-12

5 Nov 2020, 10am

5 Nov 2020, 10am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2020-11-05

29 Oct 2020, 9am

29 Oct 2020, 9am The Baum Interviews The Baum Interviews Podcast – 2020-10-29