Elevated Conversations Podcast


EP16: Will You Break The Silence? (Poem Review) w/ Andrea Hope

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“In the end, we will not remember the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” —Martin Luther King, Jr. Those are the words that inspired Andrea Hope’s powerful new poem and book “Will You Break The Silence?: Poetic Practical Steps Toward Race Unity”. It’s a passionate call from a Black voice to […]

EP15: A Conversation About Nobility (w/ My Best Friend, Brian Roth)

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In Episode 15, I interview a very special person! Brian Roth. My best friend, best man in my wedding, and camera man behind all of my music videos. Brian and I discuss the concept of nobility. What does it mean to be “noble”? What are the challenges of being noble? How do we see nobility […]

EP14: Media For Transformation w/ Shadi Toloui-Wallace

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Ever stopped to ponder on whether the music we consume, promote, and create accurately reflects the type of society we want to live in? In Episode 14 of Elevated Conversations, I explore this important question with the amazingly talented and inspiring Baha’i-inspired musician, Shadi Toloui-Wallace, as she shared about an exciting new project she is […]

EP13: Q&A (COVID-19, Future Projects, and My Beard!)

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Another fun Q&A session where I take questions from listeners and speak on them! The questions for this episode centered on the current COVID-19 situation, future musical projects and collaborations, as well as the current length of my beard! To submit your questions for future podcasts, message or email me at: https://www.facebook.com/colbyjeffersmusic/ https://www.instagram.com/colbyjeffers/ colbyjeffersmusic@gmail.com

EP12: New Day (Album Review) w/ Randy’d’dawn

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What type of music would a Baha’i-inspired rapper born in Tanzania create while serving at the Baha’i World Center in Haifa, Israel? In Episode 12, I’ll answer that question as we go international to interview Baha’i-inspired rapper Randy’d’dawn about his album “New Day”. Randy also discusses his journey as a Baha’i-inspired rapper, what draws him […]

EP11: The 7 Cities (Album Review) w/ Emiliano “Diversoul” Morondos

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In Episode 11, I interview a mentor and inspiration of mine, Baha’i-inspired rapper, Emiliano “Diversoul” Morondos, about his new album The 7 Cities, inspired by the book The Seven Valleys written by Bahá’u’lláh, founder of the Baha’i Faith. Emiliano discusses his journey as a Baha’i-inspired rapper, and shares the top insights he gleaned from the nine year process of […]

EP10: Thief In The Night (Album Review) w/ Karim Rushdy

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In Episode 10, I interview my good friend and fellow Baha’i-inspired rapper, Karim Rushdy, about his new album Thief In The Night. Karim discusses the inspiration behind the album, some of the biggest challenges of completing it, as well as some of the most joyful moments of creating the album. Action Items: Stream the Thief In […]

EP9: What Is Love? (ft. my wife, Mallory Quigg)

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Episode 9 is a special Valentine’s Day edition of the Elevated Conversations podcast. I discuss the word “love” with my amazing wife, Mallory! Mallory and I explore the definition of love, some Baha’i Writings about love, and the 5 Love Languages. Action Items: Take the 5 Love Languages Quiz: https://www.5lovelanguages.com/quizzes/ Find an inspiring quote about […]

EP8: How To Write More Inspiring Rap Lyrics

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In Episode 8, I break down my 5 tips on how to write more inspiring rap lyrics! Here is the list: 1) Find a deep sense of purpose and motivation 2) Read inspiring material connected to your song content 3) Start your writing process by brainstorming 4) Study other inspiring rappers 5) Rap about your […]

EP7: The 5 Pillars of Creativity (from the God MC)

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A breakdown of the 5 Pillars of Creativity, as described by the legendary rapper Rakim in his new book Sweat the Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius. To learn more about Rakim: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rakim To purchase Sweat The Technique: https://www.amazon.com/Sweat-Technique-Lyrical-Genius-Breaks/dp/0062850237/

EP6: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Reflections, Inspiration, Tests, & Growth)

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In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020, I share some history about Dr. King, how Dr. King inspires me in my work to contribute to positive social change, some recent tests I’ve had and how they helped me grow, as well as some actions steps we can all take to honor Dr. King […]

EP5: Q&A (Music, Service, Family, and my Biggest Fear!)

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We reached 5 episodes! To celebrate the mini-milestone, I took questions from my listeners and shared my elevated answers from the heart. Most of the questions centered on things I love, like music, service, and family – along with some other random questions like “what’s my biggest fear?!”. To submit your questions for future podcasts, […]

EP4: 5 Magical Powers of Rap Music

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Rap music is currently the most popular music genre. But what makes it so powerful?? I break it down in episode 4 of the Elevated Conversations podcast! 5 Magical Powers of Rap Music 1) Rap is worship 2) It tells a more elaborate story 3) It’s artistic excellence 4) It’s diversatility 5) It attracts and […]

EP3: Basketball and the Baha’i Faith (5 Historical Moments)

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Buckle in and get ready for a history lesson! In Episode 3, I take you through the histories of the sport of basketball and the Baha’i Faith world religion, focusing on 5 historical moments. 5 Historical Moments in Basketball and the Baha’i Faith 1) 1861 – James Naismith is born and Baha’u’llah pens the Kitab-i-Iqan […]

EP2: Does Basketball Actually Develop Virtues?

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Do human beings truly develop virtues, morals, and spiritual qualities through playing the sport of basketball? Or is basketball just a trivial pursuit and waste of time? In Episode 2 of “Elevated Conversations” I explore the Baha’i Writings; the reflections of the inventor of basketball, James Naismith; as well as my own personal experience to […]

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