Episode 38: Tom Lysaght
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Hello and welcome to the Baha’i Blogcast with me your host, Rainn Wilson. In this series of podcasts I interview members of the Baha’i Faith and friends from all over the world about their hearts, and minds, and souls, their spiritual journeys, what they’re interested in, and what makes them tick. In this episode I'm in LA with playwright and author, Tom Lysaght. Tom and I talk about being a hippie and what it really meant. He tells me about the three books he took with him on his mystical journey around the world and how he became a Baha'i. We talk about the history of the Baha'i Faith, music, career-ism, the importance of storytelling, the book he's been working on for over 30 years, and the crucial role love plays in religion. Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy our conversation! * To find out more about Tom Lysaght and some of the things we covered in this episode, check out the following links: * Learn more about Tom Lysaght and what he's been up to here on his website: http://www.yourcreativestage.com/ * Tom's latest book is called 'Persian Passion: Of Gods and Gargoyles: https://amzn.to/2ZnraUp * Tom's interview about 'Persian Passion': https://bit.ly/2KOBEYP * Tom's interview about 'Twin Witnesses': https://bit.ly/2P7H05m * Find out more about the Bab: https://www.bahai.org/the-bab/ ; and the bicentenary of the Birth of the Bab: https://news.bahai.org/story/1316/ * Tom talks about the following books: - The Seven Valleys by Baha'u'llah: https://bit.ly/2ZjlAGA - Thief in the Night by William Sears: https://amzn.to/2ZhXZSo - The Book of Certitude (Kitab-i-Iqan) by Baha'u'llah: https://bit.ly/2Clie9q - Baha'u'llah, the King of Glory by HM Balyuzi: https://amzn.to/2Zgzrcn - Abdu'l-Baha by HM Balyuzi: https://amzn.to/2Hmt958 - The Dawn-Breakers by Nabil-i-Azam: https://bit.ly/2BqbFRr - Baha'i Administration by Shoghi Effendi: https://amzn.to/2KO7lS7 - Dawn over Mount Hira by Marzieh Gail: https://amzn.to/2Z9ulnd - Resurrection and Renewal by Abbas Amanat: https://amzn.to/2ZlxKP5 - The Bassoon King by Rainn Wilson: https://amzn.to/2ZjuorR - The Portable Walt Whitman by Walt Whitman: https://amzn.to/2zpQNcF - The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead: https://amzn.to/2KOKhT6 * We talk about Hands of the Cause: https://bit.ly/2Zm0XVY and Baha'i pilgrimage: https://bit.ly/2ZaUylp * Tom mentions Nader Saiedi who was also a guest on this podcast: https://bit.ly/2KZ1xnz * We mention Steven Phelps, who's been on the Baha'i Blogcast Episode 7: https://bit.ly/32OmMAF and Episode 37: Physics and Mysticism with Steven Phelps [VIDEO]: https://bit.ly/2Y3hOkK * Tom talks about Tahirih (https://bit.ly/2NpEV2i) and the Letters of the Living (https://bit.ly/2P7idP5). * Tom shares this quote from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha: "...make ye a mighty effort, and choose for yourselves a noble goal...". * Tom shares a quote from the Seven Valleys by Baha'u'llah: "If the wayfarer’s goal be the dwelling of the Praiseworthy One (Maḥmud), this is the station of primal reason which is known as the Prophet and the Most Great Pillar. Here reason signifieth the divine, universal mind, whose sovereignty enlighteneth all created things—nor doth it refer to every feeble brain; for it is as the wise Sana’i hath written: How can feeble reason encompass the Qur’an, Or the spider snare a phoenix in his web? Wouldst thou that the mind should not entrap thee? Teach it the science of the love of God!" * Rainn shares a quote from Baha'u'llah: "Be anxiously concerned with the needs of the age ye live in, and center your deliberations on its exigencies and requirements." Be sure to subscribe to the Baha’i Blogcast for more episodes on: * YouTube: bit.ly/2JTNmBO * iTunes: apple.co/2leHPHL * Soundcloud: @bahaiblogcast * Spotify: spoti.fi/2IXRAnb If you would like to find out more about the Baha'i Faith visit BAHAI.ORG, and for more great Baha'i-inspired content check out BAHAIBLOG.NET: bahaiblog.net/ Thanks for listening! -Rainn Wilson
What If, discussed.
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What If You Explored the Deepest Points of Earth? - with George Kourounis
Let NetSuite show you how they’ll benefit your business with a FREE Product Tour at www.netsuite.com/WHATIF We've explored a lot on this planet, but how deeply have we truly gone? The Earth's core is over 6000km deep...and the deepest we've drilled is roughly 12km! Not even 1%, and we haven't talked about the Earth's Oceans. Join Peter and Richard as they welcome long time host of "Angry Planet" George Kourounis, and they take their deepest dive yet with "What If we explored the deepest parts of the Earth?" on What If Discussed. Show notes: https://whatifshow.com/podcast Join hosts Peter Schmiedchen and Richard Garner with some of the world’s top thinkers in science, astronomy, technology, academia and futurism to ponder some of your most popular What If videos. Subscribe to this podcast and please rate & review us. Thanks for being part of the What If community as we embark on an epic exploration of possibilities. Join us online: Website https://whatifshow.com/podcast YouTube https://www.youtube.com/WhatIfScienceShow Facebook https://www.facebook.com/What.If.science Instagram https://www.instagram.com/whatif.show If you’d like to sponsor this podcast, please get in contact with our partners at Notorious - Sales@Notorious.llc Hosts: Peter Schmiedchen and Richard Garner Executive producer: Steve Hulford Supervising producer: Richard Garner Producers: Demid Tumanov and Stephen Henrik Channel supervisor: Raphael Faeh  Social media: Saida Mirzalimova Research: Jay Moon Trailer: Evan Yue Artwork: Alex Griffith Production: Underknown Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/whatifshow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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ADU 01167: Can I Get The Necessary Legal Permissions to Map an Entire Town With a Drone?
Today's show is about mapping entire towns with drones. Is this a cost-feasible and legally permissible option? Our caller for today, Ryan from Utah wishes to survey an entire town with a drone. Legally speaking, is this even a possibility? Can Ryan get the necessary permissions to fly over people and BVLOS if required? On today's show, we share how Ryan can legally map large swathes of land without filing a waiver at all. We also compare mapping with drones to mapping from planes and reveal if the former can produce more detailed, more accurate maps. Enjoy! Check out our comprehensive drone mapping guide - https://www.thedroneu.com/what-is-drone-mapping-software/ Get Your Biggest and Most Common Drone Certificate Questions Answered by Downloading this FREE Part 107 PDF Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad! Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/. If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you’re there, leave us a 5-star review, if you’re inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832. Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community. Follow Us Site – https://thedroneu.com/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/droneu Instagram – https://instagram.com/thedroneu/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/thedroneu YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/droneu Timestamps Today's question is about mapping an entire town with a drone Mapping with drones vs. Mapping from planes - which is the more affordable option if you are dealing with large tracts of land? The new Phase One camera allows you to shoot obliques at 150 MP! Can you create more detailed maps with a drone? Flying over people without a waiver How to map large swathes of land in one go Can Ryan legally fly this job without a waiver? Tips for filing a waiver Does the right drone make it easier for Ryan to legally fly this job? How can Drone U's new PROPS program help out Ryan?
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