#123: Rainn Wilson on Meditation, The Sexy Nostril Exercise, and Acting as Therapy
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November 30, 2015
Rainn Wilson (@rainnwilson) is best known for playing “Dwight” on NBC’s Emmy-Winning, “The Office”. He has also acted in “Super”, “Cooties”, “Juno”, “Monsters vs. Aliens” and “The Rocker” among other movies. He co-founded SoulPancake, a media company that seeks to tackle “Life’s Big Questions.” He’s a board member of Mona Foundation and co-founded Lidè, an educational initiative in rural Haiti that empowers young, at-risk women through the arts. He is the author of the brand-new book, The Bassoon King, which is his laugh-out- loud memoir. We cover a lot in this episode, including: - The value of “as if” exercises from drama school - Meditation practices, and what constitutes a “win” in a session - The origins of SoulPancake and the Kid President video mega-hit - Favorite books, documentaries, and movies - Acting as therapy (even for non-actors) - The basics of Baha’i and what Rainn would put on a billboard - The Sexy Nostril exercise Show notes and links for this episode can be found at…