Elevated Conversations Podcast


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┬áThief 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 […]

EP1: Basketball and Spirituality

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What does basketball have to do with spirituality? In my very first episode of the “Elevated Conversations” podcast, I explore two of my favorite topics (basketball and spirituality) and share my thoughts on how they overlap. The podcast breaks down the history of sports and basketball and shares some Baha’i writings on the topic. I […]