Reza Aslan: When a Scholar & a Writer Walk Into a Bar

REZA Aslan is a #1 New York Times best selling author, scholar, professor, and host of The Writer’s Room at DBA in Hollywood. How he found time to sit down and chat with us is testament to his possible divine powers of making it all fit. In his latest book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, which is currently being adapted by Lionsgate, producer David Heyman, and writer James Schamus, Reza takes the mythology of Jesus to task. At The Writer’s Room he’s a bit of a rabble rouser, touching on everything from porn to the writing practice. And as a scholar, making appearances on The Daily Show, Bill Maher, and yes, that infamous Fox segment, he brings twenty years of knowledge and study to your TV.

But in his day-to-day life he’s just another Angeleno, dodging traffic on his scooter, and trying to make it home to his twin boys. Is he the modern day Messiah? Probably not. His scholarship is too immaculate.

Might we be in the midst of a Rezalution?

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