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A weekly podcast, Metaphysical Milkshake, the show where we go deep, we get weird, and we search for the meaning of life along the way. In this show, your co-hosts in existential crimes, actor Rainn Wilson and scholar Reza Aslan guide you through conversations about Life’s Big Questions.

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    • 4.8 • 543 Ratings

A weekly podcast, Metaphysical Milkshake, the show where we go deep, we get weird, and we search for the meaning of life along the way. In this show, your co-hosts in existential crimes, actor Rainn Wilson and scholar Reza Aslan guide you through conversations about Life’s Big Questions.

    Michael Karlberg: What is the Culture of Contest?

    Michael Karlberg: What is the Culture of Contest?

    Rainn and Reza sit down with author Michael Karlberg to ask, "What Is The Culture of Contest?" 

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    Varun Soni: What's Wrong With Being Lonely?

    Varun Soni: What's Wrong With Being Lonely?

    Rainn and Reza sit down with academic Varun Soni to ponder, "What's Wrong with Being Lonely?" 

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    Sophia Bush: What's Your Purpose?

    Sophia Bush: What's Your Purpose?

    Rainn and Reza sit down with actress Sophia Bush to ponder, "What's Your Purpose?" 

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    • 47 min
    Alok Vaid-Menon: Does Your Soul Have a Gender?

    Alok Vaid-Menon: Does Your Soul Have a Gender?

    Rainn and Reza sit down with artist Alok Vaid-Menon to ponder, "Does Your Soul Have a Gender?" 

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    • 54 min
    Rais Bhuiyan: What Could You Forgive?

    Rais Bhuiyan: What Could You Forgive?

    Rainn and Reza sit down with activist Rais Bhuiyan to ponder, "What Could You Forgive?" 

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    • 51 min
    Dave Caplan: Can TV Save The World?

    Dave Caplan: Can TV Save The World?

    Rain and Reza sit down with veteran Television writer Dave Caplan to ponder, "Can TV Save The World?" 

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
543 Ratings

543 Ratings

givers and takers ,

Expanding knowledge of how we got here

Have you guys ever read Ishmael by Daniel Quinn? It was a seminal book for me in understanding how the world got to be the way it is.

llmax22 ,

Keeps me engaged in life

I love this show so much becasue it allows me to stay engaged with big questions and big problems in my life and in the world in a way that is thoughtful and insightful. At a time where I find myself constantly fighting back intense anger and anxiety, Rainn and Reza have amazing converstations with people about questions regarding what it is to be a human being living in this world. The conversations are rooted in curiosity, open mindedness and empathy which allows me to listen in consider these big questions and not spin out into the outrage of the day.

My life's big question is about ambition. Is it a born character trait that people are blessed with or can it be motivatied or conjured. So often we here coaches, speaker, politicians and the like encourage ambition as though it is an easy thing to possess and serious character flaw if someone doesn't have enough of it. We hold up founders of companies and amazing "rags to riches stories" as though they are attainable by anyone who just works hard enough but I think that fails to take into account that these types of folks may have a type of engrained ambition that no amount of self help or Tony Robbins seminars can create in your average person. So ambition, is it nature or is it nurture?

Yashika01 ,

Love it

This is literally the perfect podcast for deep thinkers with average intelligence. Ive tried other podcasts where they discuss these types of things but the often use words and phrases that i dont know and they dont bother explaining them or giving definitions and i end up confused and just stop listening. Rainn and Reza always ask their guest to “explain that for the people who may not know” and i love that.

One of my lifes big questions would be: Is there really a fine line between what makes someone good and what makes someone evil, or does the intention behind the action determine good and evil?

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