35 episodes

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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 556 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.

    Rhett Diessner: What is Beautiful?

    Rhett Diessner: What is Beautiful?

    Rainn and Reza sit down with author Rhett Diessner to ponder, "What is Beautiful?" 

     

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    • 59 min
    Charles Eisenstein: What is Money?

    Charles Eisenstein: What is Money?

    Rainn and Reza sit down with author Charles Eisenstein to ponder, "What is Money?" 

     

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    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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    • 1 hr 8 min
    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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    • 56 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
556 Ratings

556 Ratings

Stefenchuk ,

Always thought provoking…got to listen every week

This is the one podcast that I don’t miss, and look forward to seeing when new ones are posted each week. It delves into questions of materiality, spirituality and how the two intermingle to make you think and then ask even more questions. This is hard to find anywhere, so glad Reza, Rainn and their team make this podcast.

Adya Jai ,

Has potential

I enjoy this podcast, however I really wish they would let their guests speak more often and without interrupting them. It makes it difficult for each guest to really make their point due to the constant derailing and jumping around.

JeanmarieSimpson ,

Keeps Me Sane

It is difficult to write this without sounding like a drooling groupie, but here goes: These guys have weekly discussions that buoy up my heart. Their guests are always full of humor and wisdom, and the interaction between them all reminds me of great times with all my fellow theatre people in pubs and after-show haunts all over the world. These days, living in isolation through this plague, this podcast literally keeps me sane. I can’t sleep for all the swirling thoughts in my head, so I put in my earbuds and listen over and over to all the episodes. I just can’t get enough. That said - Rainn, I am deeply interested in your views on the death penalty, after some time ago seeing your post on Instagram. Can you guys please address that most disturbing societal concern? Much love, respect and gratitude.

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