Rainn Wilson is best known for his Emmy-nominated role as Dwight Schrute on NBC’s The Office, though today he’s equally well-known for his millions of Twitter followers and the philosophy website he founded, SoulPancake, which launched a New York Times bestselling book of the same name. His memoir, The Bassoon King, was published in 2015, and his latest film, Permanent, also starring Patricia Arquette, is released by Magnolia Pictures on December 15. He lives in Los Angeles.
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, actor and comedian Rainn Wilson (aka Dwight from The Office) chats with two old friends, actor-writer-director Josh Radnor (best known as Ted from How I Met Your Mother) and Australian indie singer-songwriter Ben Lee, who now make up the musical duo Radnor & Lee. The three talk about how Josh and Ben became friends (and then later collaborators), the spiritual focus of their debut album, Josh and Rainn’s shared history as drama students at NYU, the balance between spirituality and creativity in each of their lives, Ben’s children’s album about Islam, and much, much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film. Subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop about future Talkhouse Podcasts.
The music featured in the podcast is as follows:
1. Intro / outro underscore: “Plastic Man vs. The Giant Red Phase Of The Sun” – Iced Ink
Episode engineered by Ali Nikou and Charles Mueller and edited by Mark Yoshizumi. The Talkhouse podcast producer is Elia Einhorn.