Who would think that a religious scholar would become a media entrepreneur and an Emmy-nominated producer? That’s what happens when you become an unexpected entrepreneur. But it doesn’t come without costs – as Reza Aslan knows well from having his TV show canceled from CNN due to some controversial comments he made on social media about politics.
On today’s episode, we meet a fascinating example of what you can achieve when you think outside of what you’re supposed to do, harness your inner entrepreneur, and build outside the box.
Meet our guest:
Reza Aslan is a leading expert in world religions. He is also a renowned writer, professor, and an Emmy- and Peabody-nominated producer. A recipient of the prestigious James Joyce Award, Aslan is the author of three internationally best-selling books, including the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. His producing credits include the acclaimed HBO series The Leftovers. Aslan is the host and Executive Producer of two other original television programs: Rough Draft with Reza Aslan on Topic, and CNN’s documentary series, Believer. He is also the co-host of the podcast Metaphysical Milkshake.