9 episodes

Soul Boom is a series of intimate conversations hosted by Rainn Wilson exploring meaningful and inspiring topics that tickle the mind, heart and soul. Never too precious, yet unafraid to touch on the profound, Soul Boom digs into the core of the human experience: creativity, spirituality and psychology. Bringing to the conversation some of the most brilliant and heart-felt artists, thinkers and doers, Soul Boom guides the listener toward transformation on both a personal and societal level. Also, laughs. 

Soul Boom Rainn Wilson

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 276 Ratings

Soul Boom is a series of intimate conversations hosted by Rainn Wilson exploring meaningful and inspiring topics that tickle the mind, heart and soul. Never too precious, yet unafraid to touch on the profound, Soul Boom digs into the core of the human experience: creativity, spirituality and psychology. Bringing to the conversation some of the most brilliant and heart-felt artists, thinkers and doers, Soul Boom guides the listener toward transformation on both a personal and societal level. Also, laughs. 

    Kate Bowler: Can Faith and Anger Coexist?

    Kate Bowler: Can Faith and Anger Coexist?

    Kate Bowler, renowned author and professor, joins Rainn Wilson to explore the complexities of American Christian traditions and the nature of suffering. Bowler delves into her personal journey with stage four cancer, her struggles with the American healthcare system, offering profound insights into faith, resilience, and the misconceptions of positive thinking. Together, they discuss the dichotomy of American religious practices and the deep, often unspoken struggles that accompany a life of faith. Tune in for a heartfelt conversation filled with wisdom, humor, and authenticity.

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    Produced by: Kartik Chainani
    Executive Produced by: Ford Bowers, Samah Tokmachi
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    Production Supervisor: Mike O'Brien
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    Theme Music by: Marcos Moscat

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Serj Tankian: How Can Music be Harnessed to Change the World?

    Serj Tankian: How Can Music be Harnessed to Change the World?

    Rainn sits down with the iconic Serj Tankian, lead vocalist of System of a Down, for a profound exploration of music's transformative power. In this episode of Soul Boom, Serj delves into how music can change hearts, minds, and potentially the world. He shares personal stories and insights on the unique relationship between music, spirituality, and activism, revealing how his own experiences have shaped his views. Don't miss this deep dive into the intersections of art, identity, and global change with one of rock's most distinctive voices.

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    SUBSCRIBE to Soul Boom!! https://bit.ly/Subscribe2SoulBoom
    Watch our Clips: https://bit.ly/SoulBoomCLIPS
    Watch WISDOM DUMP: https://bit.ly/WISDOMDUMP
    Follow us!
    Instagram: http://instagram.com/soulboom
    TikTok: http://tiktok.com/@soulboom
    Sponsor Soul Boom: partnerships@voicingchange.media
    Work with Soul Boom: business@soulboom.com
    Send Fan Creations, Questions, Comments: hello@soulboom.com
    Produced by: Kartik Chainani
    Executive Produced by: Ford Bowers, Samah Tokmachi
    Spring Green Films
    Production Supervisor: Mike O'Brien
    Voicing Change Media
    Theme Music by: Marcos Moscat

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Arthur Brooks: Is Happiness a Science?

    Arthur Brooks: Is Happiness a Science?

    Esteemed author and social scientist Arthur Brooks joins us to delve into the art of living a fulfilling life. Together, he and Rainn Wilson explore practical strategies for achieving happiness, the importance of relationships in personal growth, and the impact of societal values on individual well-being. Arthur Brooks shares insights from his latest research, offering listeners actionable advice on how to thrive in a complex world.
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Bobby Lee: What's Funny About Self-Doubt?

    Bobby Lee: What's Funny About Self-Doubt?

    Comedian and actor Bobby Lee (Tigerbelly & Bad Friends podcasts) joins Rainn Wilson for a profound conversation exploring spirituality, redemption, and the intricacies of human emotion. Bobby shares candidly about his personal struggles with addiction, the impact of significant life events on his sobriety, and his journey towards spiritual and emotional healing. Bobby discusses the false spiritual experience that performing onstage can often give him. The two delve into how different encounters with certain individuals throughout life can be transformative, offering both Bobby and listeners insights into the power of connection and recovery. This discussion not only highlights the challenges faced by those in the public eye but also illuminates the universal struggles and triumphs that resonate with us all.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Thema Bryant: Can Religious Trauma be Healed?

    Thema Bryant: Can Religious Trauma be Healed?

    Dr. Thema Bryant (therapist, minister, and spoken word artist) and Rainn Wilson give their unique perspective on the duality of faith as both a lifeline and a source of deep trauma for different people. With her background as the former president of the American Psychological Association and her deep involvement in the arts, she explores how her diverse roles enhance her work in mental health and healing. The podcast uncovers Dr. Bryant’s journey to integrating her various talents but also addresses broader issues such as the impact of spirituality on psychological growth and the therapeutic potential of justice and acknowledgment in societal contexts.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Angela Kinsey & Rainn Wilson Go Deep! (That's What She Said)

    Angela Kinsey & Rainn Wilson Go Deep! (That's What She Said)

    Angela Kinsey (The Office, Office Ladies) & Rainn Wilson reunite years after The Office to explore some of life’s biggest questions. The two talk about the recent deaths in their lives and how grief can breed gratitude. They also discuss finding true happiness, the power of mindfulness, and achieving a balanced work-life. Angela shares her unique insights on gratitude's role in personal success and the secrets to maintaining long-lasting friendships. Rainn and Angela also look back on their time on The Office and ponder what Dwight and Angela might be up to today at Schrute Farms, Dunder Mifflin and Beyond!

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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
276 Ratings

276 Ratings

Char_vict ,

Refreshing I love it

From the deep insights of Serj from System of a Down to office moments with Angela and Creed, this podcast is worthy. Love this podcast and look forward to many more to come. 5 out of 5 stars

LemurQueenAmes13 ,

My soul went boom

This podcast IS for everyone, and I don’t say that lightly. There is something in each episode for every single person alive, spiritual/religious or not. Anyone who dislikes Soul Boom or gives it a bad review… well, they need it the most.

angiebowi3 ,

I NEED THIS PODCAST

Rainn! I am so grateful for this podcast! I’ve loved every discussion & guests on the show. I feel validated, motivated, excited. I’ve worked hard with mindfulness and spirituality to heal from BPD & PTSD. Mindfulness has turned my life around and I think these topics of discussion and sharing the importance of mindfulness is SO IMPORTANT! I love art, vulnerability, culture, history, religion, and abstract thinkers, this is perfect for me! Thanks Rainn and take care!

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