Journalist, researcher, explorer, author and…memory champion? Joshua Foer has seemingly done it all!

Whether it’s co-creating a site digitizing thousands of years—and pages—of Jewish text, exploring some of the most fascinating and least-known places on the planet or entering the U.S. Memory Championship and accidentally winning the title, Foer’s broad array of expertise makes him a must-listen.

In this episode, we discuss how Sefaria, the website he co-founded, has contributed to democratizing Jewish learning, as well as his tips for the strangest destinations on earth through Atlas Obscura. And, of course, how you can build your own “memory palace” to recall vast amounts of information.

Edited by Jesse Ulrich, with music by Ryan J. Sullivan.