Starting A Spiritual Revolution With Rainn Wilson
|This Week In Mash-Up America|
The week of October 26, 2023 was the only fitness inspo we need; moms who shred; and Michelle Williams narrating Britney Spears audiobook, aka everything we didn’t know we needed.
The Mash-Up Americans:
We are all on a spiritual path, according to Rainn Wilson — and he’s not talking about yoga and meditation apps. The actor, author, and devout Bahá’í joins Amy and Rebecca to share what he’s learned about the purpose of life, the beauty of Star Trek, and redefining what’s sacred. There may also be a spoiler about The Meg in there too. He is the author of NYT Best Seller “Soul Boom: Why We Need a Spiritual Revolution.”
He’s got some great tips on how to live a good life, too. Let’s get spiritual, people.
Mash-Ups In The News:
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A Trans Teen In An Anti-Trans State
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