Baha’i Blog’s 10 Most Popular Audio Posts of the Year

To celebrate Baha’i Blog’s 6th year anniversary, we posted our top 10 articles of the year, and our top 10 video posts of the year, so now it’s time to list our top 10 most poular audio posts of the year!

Baha’i Blog has an Image Section, our Article Section, a Video Section, and an Audio Section, where we’ve published about 200 audio posts consisting of both original content produced by Baha’i Blog, and curated content made by others found on the web (but always taking copyright seriously of course).

In this top 10 countdown, we list the top 10 audio posts with the most amount of traffic posted to our Audio Section from Naw-Ruz 2016 to Naw-Ruz 2017 based on Google Analytics. (Please note that this is not based on Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page but check that out too for more great audio content).

Now let’s get on with the countdown starting from number 10:

#10 Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 8: Leyla & Ryan Haidarian

Baha'i Blocast-Leyla-Ryan-400x225Hello 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 interview my friends Leyla and Ryan Haidarian who live in Johannesburg, South Africa with their son. We talk about the unexpected way in which they moved to South Africa from Los Angeles, their media company which produces, distributes and develops financing for movies, television shows and creative projects. We talk about the special story of how they met on pilgrimage, about their professional path, their experience in the film industry, and their passion for doing work that has an impact and affects lives. We also look at topics like surrendering to the will of God, the struggle of fame and status, the concept of self, tests and accepting them with radiant acquiescence, and their experience with marriage as a fortress for wellbeing. Continue to page…


#9 The 5 Year Plan – Tom Price

tom_price_5_year plan-400x225Baha’i music composer Tom Price recently gave a series of three talks about the Five Year Plan at the Tennessee Baha’i School. With his permission, Baha’i Blog is pleased to share with you the talks to stream from our site or to download – and best of all, it’s completely free!

The study of the 5 Year Plan is something we’ve all been encouraged to do, and we hope these talks will help you with this. We know that anyone who has ever heard Tom Price speak will be frantically clicking away at the download buttons, and for those of you who have yet to tune in to one of Tom’s talks, you’re in for a treat! Continue to page…


#8 Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 9: Tom Price

Baha'i Blogcast-Tom_Price-400x225Hello 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 interview Tom Price, a Baha’i music composer, director and well-known public speaker currently living in Adelaide, Australia. We talk about his background, his travels, his experience doing music projects for global Baha’i events, and the fascinating story of how he became a Baha’i. We look at topics like the harmony between science and religion, walking and its meditative benefits, spiritual principles and how they apply to the physical world. We also talk about his experience as a public speaker whose talks have become widely shared and listened to around the world, his creative process with music, his daughter’s band Lake Street Dive, upcoming projects, some of the research he’s doing, and some of his current spiritual goals. Continue to page…


#7 Science, Religion and the Coming Spiritual Revolution – Dr. Steven Phelps

Science-Religion-Spiritual-Revolution-Steven-Phelps-400x225Thanks to the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Santa Monica, California, we’re happy to share with everyone a great talk given by Dr. Steven Phelps called “Science, Religion and the Coming Spiritual Revolution”.

This talk was given by Dr. Steven Phelps at the Sunday Gathering at the Santa Monica Bahai Center, November 11, 2013.

Dr. Steven Phelps is an American Baha’i physicist, philosopher and translator who currently lives Oregon, USA. Continue to page…


#6 The Role of Religion in Today’s Society – Tom Price

Tom-Price-Role Religion Society-400x225Tom Price delivers a talk titled ‘The Role of Religion in Today’s Society’ at the Hornsby Baha’i Centre of Learning in Sydney, Australia.

Tom Price’s talks have been extremely popular on Baha’i Blog, and a lot of our readers have been requesting that we post more Baha’i-related talks on the site, so we hope you enjoy this one too!

A very special thanks to Loretta Safajou for organizing the talk, and to Qi-Jie of Nonagon Productions for helping Baha’i Blog capture the talk, and to Bobby Aazami of Fiona+Bobby Photography for the photo. Continue to page…


#5 Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 3: Justin Baldoni

Baha'i Blogcast-Justin_Baldoni-400x225Hello 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 interview my good friend, Baha’i actor and filmmaker Justin Baldoni. Among many other things, Justin is currently starring in the hit TV show “Jane the Virgin”, and in this podcast, we talk about being a new dad, personal hardships and putting your trust in God, making videos about death and creating content to be a source of healing, the Shout! app and social media, redefining masculinity, and celebrating birthdays for the homeless. Continue to page…


#4 Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 7: Steven Phelps

Bahai-Blogcast-Steven-Phelps-400x225Hello 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 interview Dr. Steven Phelps, physicist, philosopher and translator who currently lives Oregon, USA. We talk about his experience growing up as a Baha’i, his studies in physics and philosophy, when his deepest beliefs were challenged, his move to the Baha’i World Centre in Haifa and his experience as an Arabic and Persian translator. We also look into some of the deepest philosophical questions and share thoughts about how the world works, the relativity of religious truth, science and religion, consciousness, and the progress of civilization. Continue to page…


#3 Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 6: Andy Grammer & Aijia

Bahai-Blogcast-Andy-Grammer-Aijia-400x225Hello 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 interview Andy Grammer and his wife Aijia. We talk about how they met and what married life is like, the evolution of their careers, having a baby in the kitchen, trying to ‘keep it real’ in all that you do, tests and perseverance, songwriting, death and loss, becoming a Baha’i, their favourite Baha’i quotes, plus they even sing Aija’s favourite quote for us at the end of the podcast. Continue to page…


#2 Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 5: Payam Zamani

Bahai-Blogcast-Payam-Zamani-400x225Hello 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 interview Payam Zamani, Iranian-born entrepreneur and philanthropist living in San Francisco. He tells me about his escape from Iran to the United States, his early religious experiences as a Baha’i, including the discrimination he experienced in Iran, his family’s pioneering journeys in different countries, his humble beginnings, switching careers, becoming a business owner and his desire to find the spirit of service in his work, plus a lot more. Payam is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of One Planet Ops and the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of www.bahaiteachings.org. Continue to page…


#1 Recreating Ourselves in the Image of the Master – Tom Price

tom_price-recreating_ourselves_image-master-400x225Baha’i music composer Tom Price recently delivered six great new talks at the 2012 Tennessee Baha’i School, called “Recreating Ourselves in the Image of the Master”.

For those of you who have yet to hear one of Tom’s talks, you’re in for a treat! Last year we posted Tom Price’s talks on The Five Year Plan and it’s still one of our most popular posts ever!

In these wonderful talks Tom Price shares six of Abdu’l-Baha’s attributes and looks at how we can learn from them and adopt them into our own lives. Continue to page…


Well, that’s the list of Baha’i Blog’s top 10 most popular audio posts of the year from our audio section.

Thanks to everyone for your support and be sure to head on over there to check out all the great audio content we’ve curated from the web.

We hope you’ve enjoyed what Baha’i Blog has to offer so far, and subscribe to our email list so you can receive weekly updates of all the cool content we’re posting.

Do you have a favourite from our Audio Section? Let us know in the comments section below.

About the Author

Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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