Joany Lincoln

Podcast Release Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Joany is a classically trained musician and was attending Mills College when she was introduced to the Baha'i Faith. After becoming a Baha'i she aspired to travel about the world promoting the teachings of the Baha'i Faith. She explains how she had to transform her music abilities to more informal genres like singer-songer writer and jazz as she was living abroad . We play her music that she had written during her life time traveling for the Baha'i Faith.

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Bahiyyih Nakhjavani

Podcast Release Date: Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Bahiyyih is an author that has written three books. Her first book is titled The Saddlebag: A Fable for Doubters and Seekers. It is a novel based on an historic event related to the Bab, the martyred prophet of the Babi Faith that prepared the way for the Baha'i Faith. Her second book is titled Paper. It is a novel tracing the origin of paper and reveals the interesting fact that the Bab produced one of His most significant works on British paper. Her third book is The Woman Who Read Too Much. It is a novel centered around a significant historic figure in the Baha'i Faith, Tahireh, who was a courageous woman who proclaimed the message of the Bab in a country hostile to any teaching deviating from Shiah Islam, and was also a renowned poetess. Bahiyyih will be releasing a new book which will be quite different from the other three, called Us &Them, which speaks to the current dilemma that Europe and the US are struggling with, namely immigration. In the interview, Bahiyyih reads excerpts from each of her first 3 novels.

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David Khorram

Podcast Release Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

David is an ophthalmologist, a writer and an educator. He left the US after getting his medical degree and proceeded to eventually start an eye clinic and co-found the Brilliant Star Montessori School in Saipan. He's written two books and is now teaching at the Townsend International School in the Czech Republic.

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Ramona Reyhani

Podcast Release Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Ramona is the cofounder of Townsend International School in the Czech Republic and is the author of "Simply Noble: A step-by-step guide to cultivating the best in your child". (To get the book, email at We talk about the genesis of Townsend International School and her book.

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Martin Kerr

Podcast Release Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Martin is a singer songwriter that has produced a number of albums which you can find on his website We feature six songs from his various albums in the interview.

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Carl Murrell

Podcast Release Date: Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Carl is the Principal United Nations Representative at the Baha'i Office of Public Affairs. He works with the UN and other non-governmental organizations in areas such as: the advancement of women, sustainable development and human rights.

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Arthur Dahl

Podcast Release Date: Thursday, March 02, 2017

Arthur worked in the field of sustainable development for over 50 years. He worked for many years for the United Nations Environment Programme, and a consultant to international organizations and research programmes on environmental assessment, coral reefs, biodiversity, environmental education, and social and economic development. During the interview, we talk about his work at UNEP, his early work in his career his involvment in two Baha'i inspired organizations, the International Environment Forum and the organization Ethical Business Building the Future, and his books, Unless and Until: A Baha'i Focus on the Environment and The Eco Principle: Ecology and Economics in Symbiosis.

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Cindy Savage

Podcast Release Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Cindy has been an educator for more than 35 years in the U.S., South America and China. While in China Cindy implemented the World Ambassador Program, a joint venture with BestWay International. It's an educational program that expands the student's perspective to be world embracing. As a World Ambassador Teacher and trainer, Cindy teaches global awareness through a unique blend of stories, biographies of people making the world a better place, songs, games and art. She talks more about the program in the interview. She's written 40+ novels for young people and 100+ textbooks. We talk about Cindy's Youth Wave book series as well as her newest works in the interview. We also talk about her latest endeavor called Spirit Play, that combines activity with meditation. She talks about a recent Spirit Play workshop she conducted.

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Hoda Mahmoudi

Podcast Release Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Hoda has held a number of positions in academia including Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Northeaster Illinois University and Vice President and Dean of Olivet College. She describes her work in the aftermath of the racial incident at Olivet that hit the news in 1992 to help avoid such an incident occurring again. Hoda is now head of the Baha'i Chair for World Peace at the University of MD. She describes for us what a university chair is and what is the mission of the Baha'i Chair for World Peace.

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Todd Lawson

Podcast Release Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Todd is Professor Emeritus of Islamic Thought at the University of Toronto. Todd has published numerous articles and books on the relationship between the Bahá'í Faith and Islam. Todd's most recent publication is a large two-volume reference collection on Islamic eschatology entitled Roads to Paradise which he edited with his colleague, Sebastian Guenther, Chair of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Goettingen in Germany. Todd is now finishing a new book on the Báb's earliest writings, and a book on the Qur'an. Two volumes on the wriitngs of the Bab and Baha'u'lláh - a collection of previously published material newly edited and revised, will be published by Kalimat in early 2018. We talk about who the Bab was in the interview.

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David Langness

Podcast Release Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 is a collection of essays on innumerable topics providing an individual Baha'i's perspective on contemporary issues. David writes and edits for and was a journalist and literary critic for Paste Magazine. He discusses how the site began, its content and his work as managing editor.

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Paul Hanley

Podcast Release Date: Sunday, January 15, 2017

Paul has published four books and more than 1500 articles on the environment, agriculture, and other topics. He has been the environment columnist with the Saskatoon StarPhoenix since 1989. Paul is a recipient of the Canadian Environment Award, the Organic Connections Pioneer Organic Communicator Award, and the Meewasin Conservation Award. Paul's latest work is called Eleven which discusses the impact of the projected 11 billion people that will reside on this planet at the end of this century. We discuss his book in the interview.

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Albert Lincoln

Podcast Release Date: Thursday, January 05, 2017

Al went to law school in the US but almost immediately he moved outside the United States and never ended up practicing law here. He first went to Paris and then to Africa. He describes his work in Africa in the interview. He was then asked to serve at the Baha'i world center in Haifa Israel. Of his achievements, one was to have the Baha'i holy places in Haifa and Acca placed on UNESCO's prestigious World Heritage List in 2008. Al explains how it is that the Baha'i holy places are located in Israel.

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