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    Episode 62: Shahin Sobhani (In Honor of Abdu'l-Baha)

    Episode 62: Shahin Sobhani (In Honor of Abdu'l-Baha)

    Hello and welcome to the Baha’i Blogcast with me your host, Rainn Wilson.

    In this series of podcasts I interview members of the Baha’i Faith and friends from all over the world about their hearts, and minds, and souls, their spiritual journeys, what they’re interested in, and what makes them tick.

    In this special episode in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the passing of Abdu'l-Baha, I'm joined by my good friend Shahin Sobhani, who among many other things, was the creator of 239days.com, a site dedicated to the time Abdu'l-Baha spent in North America. Shahin tells us about his childhood and his Baha'i ancestors, and shares stories about Abdu'l-Baha, whom Baha'u'llah called "The Mystery of God". I'm sure you'll enjoy this conversation as much I did!

    Find out more about some of the things we covered below:

    * Learn more about Abdu'l-Baha and the commemoration of the Centenary of His passing here: https://bit.ly/3meSCjX

    * Website created in honor of Abdu'l-Baha's visit to North America: https://239days.com/

    * Read this Baha'i Blog interview with Shahin Sobhani about 239Days.com: https://bit.ly/3cKzWWo

    * Find out more about:
    - The Universal House of Justice: https://bit.ly/3mgH0wN
    - Shoghi Effendi: https://bit.ly/3rCOeNM​
    - Abdu'l-Baha: https://www.bahai.org/abdul-baha/​
    - The Bab: https://www.bahai.org/the-bab/​​
    - Baha'u'llah: https://www.bahai.org/bahaullah/

    * Shahin mentions the following:
    - Mulla Husayn: https://bit.ly/31Id0kg
    - Battle of Fort Tabarsi: https://bit.ly/3wiY8qu
    - Nabil-i-Azam: https://bit.ly/3mfIJme
    - The Dawn-breakers: https://bit.ly/3cK6q35
    - Quddus: https://bahaipedia.org/Qudd%C3%BAs
    - Islamic/Iranian Revolution: https://bit.ly/2OhbsdV
    - Persecution of the Baha'is in Iran: https://bit.ly/3rIjaLx
    - Landegg International University: https://bit.ly/2OglkV7
    - Dr. Hossein Danesh: https://bit.ly/31GKLlU
    - Suheil Bushrui: https://news.bahai.org/story/1065/
    - Townshend International School: https://www.townshend.cz/
    - Baha'i Firesides: https://bit.ly/2QVLfCp
    - May Maxwell: https://bit.ly/3sKDj4Z
    - John Robarts: https://bahaipedia.org/John_Robarts
    - Audrey Robarts: https://bahaipedia.org/Audrey_Robarts
    - Baha'i Pioneering: https://bit.ly/3cLWrde
    - Tablet of Ahmad: https://bit.ly/2QSHZru
    - Louis Gregory: https://bahaipedia.org/Louis_Gregory

    * Shahin talks about Douglass Martin: https://news.bahai.org/story/1455/

    * Douglas Martin 'Historical Consciousness and the Divine Plan' talks: https://bit.ly/2POBEgq

    * Shahin mentions Nader Saiedi, who was also a guest on the Baha'i Blogcast: https://bit.ly/3rMYmCN

    * Shahin mentions Rhett Diessner, who was also a guest on the Baha'i Blogcast: https://bit.ly/31DdtEi

    * Rainn mentions Mona Foundation CEO, Mahnaz Javid, who was also a guest on the Baha'i Blogcast: https://bit.ly/3cMuhz8

    * Website about 'One Common Faith': http://onecommonfaith.net/en

    * 'One Common Faith' article: https://bit.ly/39xhnD1

    * Audio reading of 'One Common Faith': https://bit.ly/3sLgePz

    * Here's the animation Shahin helped with: 'What is the Baha'i Faith? An Introduction by Rainn Wilson': https://bit.ly/3wjCKBn

    * Book: 'God Passes By' by Shoghi Effendi: https://bit.ly/2OerdSG

    * Quote by Baha'u'llah about Abdu'l-Baha: "Blessed, doubly blessed, is the ground which His footsteps have trodden".

    * You may also be interested in listening to 'The Journey West' podcast: https://bit.ly/3wfmd1k

    * QUOTE: “Freedom is not a matter of place. It is a condition." -Abdu'l-Baha


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    If you would like to find out more about the Baha'i Faith visit BAHAI.ORG, and for more great Baha'i-inspired content, check out BAHAIBLOG.NET: http://bahaiblog.net/​

    Thanks for

    • 59 min
    Episode 61: Paul Hanley

    Episode 61: Paul Hanley

    Hello and welcome to the Baha’i Blogcast with me your host, Rainn Wilson.

    In this series of podcasts I interview members of the Baha’i Faith and friends from all over the world about their hearts, and minds, and souls, their spiritual journeys, what they’re interested in, and what makes them tick.

    In this episode, I'm joined by multi-award-winning writer, Paul Hanley, who has written thousands of articles and several books mainly about the environment, sustainable development, and agriculture. Paul tells us how he became a Baha'i, and about the extraordinary life of Richard St. Barbe Baker, the first global conservationist. We also discuss population growth, urban farming, how everything is interconnected, and the need for an ethical revolution in the world. I hope you enjoy this fascinating conversation!

    Some of Paul Hanley's books are:

    - Eleven: https://amzn.to/2PUDQ5Z
    - Man of the Trees: Richard St. Barbe Baker, the First Global Conservationist: https://amzn.to/3vbF8cM
    - Richard St. Barbe Baker: Child of the Trees: https://amzn.to/2OFVDNq
    - The Spirit of Agriculture: https://amzn.to/3qBxo08

    * Baha'i Blog interview about 'Eleven': https://bit.ly/2OHTSiO

    * Baha'i Blog interview about 'Man of the Trees': https://bit.ly/3t5yTFK

    * Paul and his group received the Food System Vision 2050 prize: https://bit.ly/3eu6R2K

    * Find out more about 'Men of the Trees' here: https://bit.ly/3esZhFi

    * Find out more about:
    - The Universal House of Justice: https://bit.ly/3erOPhB
    - Shoghi Effendi: https://bit.ly/3rCOeNM
    - Abdu'l-Baha: https://bit.ly/2Ok3tN8
    - The Bab: https://bit.ly/3tc1nNV​
    - Baha'u'llah: https://bit.ly/38roigm
    - The Shrine of the Bab: https://bit.ly/3vdUqOj
    - Baha'i Pioneering: https://bit.ly/2N944kc
    - The Three Protagonists: https://bit.ly/3veFmjl
    - Baha'i Firesides: https://bit.ly/3epOMmb
    - Importance of Service in the Baha’i Faith: https://bit.ly/3rDjg82
    - Baha'i World Centre: http://www.bwc.org/

    * Paul shares this quote from a letter written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi:

    "We cannot segregate the human heart from the environment outside us and say that once one of these is reformed everything will be improved. Man is organic with the world. His inner life moulds the environment and is itself also deeply affected by it. The one acts upon the other and every abiding change in the life of man is the result of these mutual reactions."

    * Film: Frontiers of Learning: https://bit.ly/3by4fyU

    * Film: Light to the World: https://bit.ly/3bAm8x5

    * Film: The Man Who Stopped the Desert: https://amzn.to/2OFib0N

    * Paul mentions Rattan Lal: https://bit.ly/3etcxKo

    * Rainn mentions Mahnaz Javid: https://bit.ly/3l66igL

    * Paul mentions Richard St. Barbe Baker's book called Sahara Challenge: https://amzn.to/2MUlfWs

    * Rainn shares this quote from a letter from The Universal House of Justice:

    "Every choice a Baha’i makes—as employee or employer, producer or consumer, borrower or lender, benefactor or beneficiary—leaves a trace, and the moral duty to lead a coherent life demands that one’s economic decisions be in accordance with lofty ideals, that the purity of one’s aims be matched by the purity of one’s actions to fulfil those aims. Naturally, the friends habitually look to the teachings to set the standard to which to aspire. But the community’s deepening engagement with society means that the economic dimension of social existence must receive ever more concentrated attention."

    - Read the full letter here: https://bit.ly/3t7xcHJ
    - Listen to an audio reading of this letter here: https://bit.ly/3cjPrmv


    Be sure to subscribe to the Baha’i Blogcast for more episodes on:

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    If you would like to find out more about the Baha'i Faith visit BAHAI.ORG, and f

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 60: Nanabah Bulman

    Episode 60: Nanabah Bulman

    Hello and welcome to the Baha’i Blogcast with me your host, Rainn Wilson.

    In this series of podcasts I interview members of the Baha’i Faith and friends from all over the world about their hearts, and minds, and souls, their spiritual journeys, what they’re interested in, and what makes them tick.

    In this episode, I'm joined via zoom by the wonderful Nanabah Bulman, a Navajo Baha'i who's been actively engaged in service to her people, especially with the youth. Nanabah tells us about life on the reservation, and shares Navajo culture and beliefs, and what we can learn from the Native Americans. She tells us the Navajo legend of the Twin Brothers, and explains how she strives to live up to the meaning of her name. I hope you enjoy this awesome conversation!

    To find out more about some of the things mentioned and covered in this episode, check out the following links:

    * Watch this video featuring Nanabah and some of the Navajo youth service activities: https://bit.ly/38BHoky

    * Watch this talk by Nanabah: https://bit.ly/3oFBrZq

    * We mention the following:

    * Baha'i Year of Service: https://bahaipedia.org/Year_of_service

    * BOOK: The Covenant of Baha'u'llah by Adib Taherzadeh: https://amzn.to/3qdJIUF

    * The Training Institute: https://bit.ly/3qkIJSR

    * What is the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program? (JYSEP):
    - ARTICLE: https://www.bahaiblog.net/junior-youth/
    - VIDEO: https://bit.ly/35E2EUW

    * The Baha’i Covenant: https://bit.ly/3qifqAq

    * Listen to these Baha'i Blogcast episodes featuring Native American guests:
    - Kevin Locke: https://bit.ly/3nH4MkR
    - Anisa & Doug White: https://bit.ly/3qgDL9u

    * I talk about the passing of my father, which I discuss on Baha'i Blogcast Episode 54 with Sean Hinton (part 2): https://bit.ly/39vGzZA

    * Baha’i Concept of Life After Death: https://bit.ly/2LGL0Zs

    * Some Native American Prophecies & the Baha'i Faith:
    - ARTICLE: https://bit.ly/2XC9WUM
    - AUDIO: https://bit.ly/2LP5iji

    * Why Do Baha’is Say Allah’u’Abha 95 Times?: https://bit.ly/3skRGgJ

    * Obligatory Prayer: https://bit.ly/2XCdh64

    * Importance of Service in Baha’i Faith: https://bit.ly/2XxBjiN

    * I mention my uncle Rhett Deissner, who was on the Baha'i Blogcast: https://bit.ly/3ikblsJ

    * The Four Valleys of Baha'u'llah: https://bit.ly/35SaWsv

    * Bicentenary of Baha'u'llah: https://bicentenary.bahai.org/

    * Native American Baha'i Institute (NABI): https://bit.ly/2Ls04dI

    * Grand Canyon Baha'i Conference: https://grandcanyonbahai.org/

    * Rainn's talk at the conference 'Empowering Youth': https://bit.ly/2XNWHk1

    * The Tablet of Ahmad: Who Was Ahmad?: https://bit.ly/3by09ar

    * 114 Youth conferences around the world: https://bit.ly/38EquSn

    * QUOTE:
    "We cannot segregate the human heart from the environment outside us and say that once one of these is reformed everything will be improved. Man is organic with the world. His inner life moulds the environment and is itself also deeply affected by it. The one acts upon the other and every abiding change in the life of man is the result of these mutual reactions."
    -Shoghi Effendi

    * QUOTE:
    "We must build the capacity to truly hear and acknowledge the voices of those who have directly suffered from the effects of racism. This capacity should manifest itself in our schools, the media, and other civic arenas, as well as in our work and personal relations. This should not end with words, but lead to meaningful, constructive action."
    -National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States, 19 June, 2020

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    If you would like to find out more about the Baha'i Faith visit BAHAI.ORG, and for more great Baha'i-inspired content, check out BAHAIBLOG.NET: ht

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 59: The Spirituality of Climate Change

    Episode 59: The Spirituality of Climate Change

    Hello and welcome to the Baha’i Blogcast with me your host, Rainn Wilson.

    In this series of podcasts I interview members of the Baha’i Faith and friends from all over the world about their hearts, and minds, and souls, their spiritual journeys, what they’re interested in, and what makes them tick.

    In this episode, I wanted to talk about climate change and issues relating to the environment, so I'm joined via Zoom by Arthur Dahl, Christine Muller, and Afsaneh Angelina Rafii. These three Baha'is have been passionately involved in environmentalism in some way, shape, or form, and we discuss a range of issues relating to the environment including both practical, and spiritual themes that need to be addressed. I hope you enjoy this important conversation as much as I did!

    Watch the video here: https://bit.ly/37v1JGd

    My guests in this episode are:

    ARTHUR DAHL
    Arthur is President of the International Environment Forum, and a retired Deputy Assistant Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme [UNEP], with over 50 years of international experience in environment and sustainability. He teaches in various university programs, lectures widely, and has published many scientific papers and books.

    * His website: http://yabaha.net/dahl/
    * Books:
    - In Pursuit Of Hope: https://amzn.to/39AzE33
    - The Eco Principle: https://amzn.to/33zykth
    - Unless and Until: https://amzn.to/2Jkx3zJ
    - Mark Tobey, Art and Belief: https://bit.ly/2Jm7NJr
    - Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century: https://amzn.to/2I9m6QU


    CHRISTINE MULLER
    Christine is a Board Member of the International Environment Forum (IEF) and a Wilmette Institute Adjunct Lecturer, and is passionate about environmental issues and has been systemically studying climate change and sustainable development. She has given numerous talks on the environment and has a keen interest in the role spirituality can play in providing solutions.

    * International Environment Forum: https://bit.ly/36yhu03
    * Wilmette Institute: https://wilmetteinstitute.org/


    AFSANEH ANGELINA RAFII
    Afsaneh is the creator of the Icarus Complex magazine, a printed biannual magazine and also a website, aimed at taking an in-depth look at the issues surrounding climate change and environmentalism from economic, political, legal and grassroots perspectives.

    * Her website: https://www.angelinarafii.com/

    * Icarus Complex magazine: https://icaruscomplexmagazine.com/


    More links to some of the things mentioned in the conversation:

    * Collection of extracts from Baha’i Writings compiled in 1989: 'Conservation of the Earth’s Resources': https://bit.ly/3qh85Sp

    * Science and Religion: Best Friends Forever: https://bit.ly/2Vueuvh

    * Arctic Basecamp: https://arcticbasecamp.org/

    * Soul Pancake series 'An Idiot's Guide to Climate Change': https://bit.ly/39B06tf

    * Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 41: Halldor Thorgeirsson: https://bit.ly/36vDqZG

    * Story of Tanna, Vanuatu:
    - Resilience: https://bit.ly/3qitLxz
    - Baha’is of Vanuatu Begin to Rebuild After Devastating Cyclone: https://bit.ly/37xXDNA

    * FUNDAEC: https://www.fundaec.org/en/

    * Christine shares quote:
    "Each one of the ordinances We have revealed is a mighty stronghold for the preservation of the world of being." -Baha'u'llah

    * Independent Investigation of Truth: https://bit.ly/39CZp2z

    * What is the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program?: https://bit.ly/39Cyxje

    * Children's Classes: https://bit.ly/33DmpL6

    * Importance of Service in the Baha’i Faith: https://bit.ly/3g1kEwk

    Be sure to subscribe to the Baha’i Blogcast for more episodes on:

    * YouTube: http://bit.ly/2JTNmBO
    * iTunes: http://apple.co/2leHPHL
    * Soundcloud: https://bit.ly/30dX0G4
    * Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2IXRAnb

    If you would like to find out more about the Baha'i Faith visit BAHAI.ORG, and for more great Bah

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 58: Louis Venters

    Episode 58: Louis Venters

    Hello and welcome to the Baha’i Blogcast with me your host, Rainn Wilson.

    In this series of podcasts I interview members of the Baha’i Faith and friends from all over the world about their hearts, and minds, and souls, their spiritual journeys, what they’re interested in, and what makes them tick.

    In this episode, I'm joined virtually by Dr. Louis Venters, an author and history professor who specializes in African American studies and the Baha'i Faith in South Carolina. Louis tells us how he became a Baha'i, and also explains how the Baha'i Faith became the second largest religion in South Carolina, sharing some of the history and the nuances that come with that, especially as a result of the Jim Crow era. I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did!

    To find out more about some of the things we covered in this episode, check out the following links:

    * Louis Venters' website: https://www.louisventers.com/

    * Louis Venters is a professor at Francis Marion University: https://www.fmarion.edu/

    * Baha'i Communities in South Carolina: https://find.bahai.us/community/south-carolina

    * Louis Gregory: https://bahaipedia.org/Louis_Gregory

    * Who Were the Hands of the Cause?: https://www.bahaiblog.net/2014/06/hands-cause/

    * Louis G. Gregory Baha'i Institute: https://www.lgbi.org/

    * Louis Venters' book 'No Jum Crow Church': https://amzn.to/2UjTOWp

    * Louis Venters' book 'A History of the Baha’i Faith in South Carolina': https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781467117494

    * Bahai Blog interview with Louis Venters about 'No Jim Crow Church': https://bit.ly/3eKJpMs

    * Video news report by Mandy Noell about the Baha'i Faith in South Carolina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t0F7HyFf1Y&feature=emb_logo

    * Baha'i House of Worship for North America (also known as a temple) in Wilmette, USA: https://www.bahai.us/bahai-temple/

    * Baha’i Temples: A Brief Introduction: https://www.bahaiblog.net/2018/07/bahai-temples-a-brief-introduction/

    * Louis talks about not knowing what to do when he became a Baha'i, so we thought this article may be interesting: 'So you’ve become a Baha’i. Now what?': https://www.bahaiblog.net/2014/08/youve-become-bahai-now/

    * Baha'i Year of Service: https://bahaipedia.org/Year_of_service

    * Baha'i community in Togo: https://www.bahai.org/national-communities/togo

    * The Nineteen Day Feast and Why it’s Important: https://www.bahaiblog.net/2012/11/the-nineteen-day-feast-and-why-its-important/

    * The Universal House of Justice: https://universalhouseofjustice.bahai.org/

    * Shoghi Effendi: https://www.bahaiblog.net/2013/11/shoghi-effendi-a-bridge-to-the-world/

    * Abdu'l-Baha: https://www.bahai.org/abdul-baha/

    * The Bab: https://www.bahai.org/the-bab/

    * Baha'u'llah: https://www.bahai.org/bahaullah/

    * Abdu'l-Baha in the United States: https://centenary.bahai.us/abdul-baha-in-america

    * 'Century of Light' document commissioned by the Universal House of Justice: https://www.bahai.org/library/other-literature/official-statements-commentaries/century-light/

    * The Training Institute: https://www.bahai.org/action/response-call-bahaullah/training-institute

    * Ruhi sequence of courses: https://www.ruhi.org/materials/list.php


    * Children's Classes: https://www.bahai.org/action/family-life-children/childrens-classes

    * What is the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program?: https://www.bahaiblog.net/junior-youth/

    * What is the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program? [VIDEO]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrfGBM0kGfc&feature=emb_logo


    Be sure to subscribe to the Baha’i Blogcast for more episodes on:

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    * Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2IXRAnb

    If you would like to find out more about the Baha'i Faith visit BAHAI.ORG, and for more great Baha'i-inspired content, check out BAHAIBLOG.NET: http

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 57: Juliet & Novin

    Episode 57: Juliet & Novin

    Hello and welcome to the Baha’i Blogcast with me your host, Rainn Wilson.

    In this series of podcasts I interview members of the Baha’i Faith and friends from all over the world about their hearts, and minds, and souls, their spiritual journeys, what they’re interested in, and what makes them tick.

    In this episode, I'm joined virtually by Novin and Juliet who are based in the UK and are the founders of Oneworld Publications, an awesome boutique publisher that punches way above their weight with tons of awards to their name! We talk about working in the circus, becoming a Baha'i, living in Cyprus, starting Oneworld, and the power of books in creating social change and also showing us what's possible for the future. I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did!

    To find out more about some of the things we covered in this episode, check out the following links:

    * Oneworld Publications website: https://oneworld-publications.com/

    * Check out this Baha'i Blog article interviewing Novin and Juliet about Oneworld Publications: https://www.bahaiblog.net/2011/12/an-interview-with-oneworld-publications/

    * Listen to The Oneworld Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/oneworldpodcast

    * Novin mentions the philosopher John Hick: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hick

    * We mention The Universal House of Justice: https://universalhouseofjustice.bahai.org/

    * We mention Shoghi Effendi: https://www.bahaiblog.net/2013/11/shoghi-effendi-a-bridge-to-the-world/

    * We mention Abdu'l-Baha: https://www.bahai.org/abdul-baha/

    * We mention The Bab: https://www.bahai.org/the-bab/

    * We mention Baha'u'llah: https://www.bahai.org/bahaullah/

    * Novin mentions Edward Granville Browne: The Only European Historian Who Met Baha’u’llah: https://www.bahaiblog.net/2017/07/tribute-edward-granville-browne/

    * Novin mentions The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of the Bab: https://bicentenary.bahai.org/the-bab/

    * The Book of Certitude (The Kitab-i-Iqan) by Baha'u'llah: https://www.bahai.org/library/authoritative-texts/bahaullah/kitab-i-iqan/

    * Juliet mentions Juliet Thompson: https://bahaichronicles.org/juliet-thompson-need-dates/

    We talk about the following books:

    * A Brief History of 7 Killings by Marlon James: https://amzn.to/3kiu87C

    * The Book of Night Women by Marlon James: https://amzn.to/3dG1g6Z

    * The Bassoon King by Rainn Wilson: https://amzn.to/3jggm4i

    * Memories of Mohammed: Why the Prophet Matters by Omid Safi: https://amzn.to/2HfZygO

    * Oneworld's book series called 'Makers of the Muslim World': https://amzn.to/34cX3UZ

    * The Baha'i Faith in Words and Images by John Danesh, Seena Fazel, Paul Slaughter: https://amzn.to/35f0M3Z

    * The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappe: https://amzn.to/2H7BSeB

    * The Sellout by Paul Beatty: https://amzn.to/37BfuoP

    * An American Marriage by Tayari Jones: https://amzn.to/37pA3UL

    * How We Disappeared: A Novel by Jing-Jing Lee: https://amzn.to/2H8S27z

    * From Copper to Gold: The Life of Dorothy Baker by Dorothy Freeman Gilstrap: https://amzn.to/2IN2vWC

    * The Bab and the Babi Community of Iran by Fereydun Vahman: https://amzn.to/2H7EwB3

    * Juliet talks about the principle of bringing yourself to account each day, as found in the Writings of Baha'u'llah:

    "O SON OF BEING! Bring thyself to account each day ere thou art summoned to a reckoning; for death, unheralded, shall come upon thee and thou shalt be called to give account for thy deeds."


    Be sure to subscribe to the Baha’i Blogcast for more episodes on:

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    * Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2IXRAnb

    If you would like to find out more about the Baha'i Faith visit BAHAI.ORG, and for more great Baha'i-inspired content, check out BAHAIBLOG.NET: http://bahaiblog.net/

    Thanks for listening!

    -Rainn Wilson

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

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anwenlinlithgow ,

Truly uplifting and enlightening

Cannot thank Rainn enough for allowing me to benefit from these conversations. They have dealt with so many of my own questions, and allowed me renew my sense of awe at the “Greatness of This Day”. Scholarly themes dealt with in a very accessible and often humorous way. I hope there will be many, many more podcasts to come!

Robhain ,

Earbuds!

This may seem like an odd way to describe Rainn‘s fantastic, amazing, so beautiful, spiritual conversations. I am a painter and I have just worked my way through the entire series through earbuds connected to my iPhone.
The inspirational quality of the dialogue has had such a profound effect on me. I am looking at things from not just one alternative perspective but many. It helps to build a picture of where I am in relation to my faith.
Rainn is refreshingly candid about his spiritual health which I find so empathetic to my own struggles. All podcasts have an intimacy but these seem to go further, into your very soul.
Thank you Rainn

Garyphonics ,

Meaningful entertainment

Such an interesting, meaningful and entertaining podcast.

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