Getting Curious: What's the difference between Sunni and Shia Muslims & why don't they love each other?

Jonathan and Jim Gelvin
Getting Curious
Jonathan Van Ness
Dr James Gelvin

Jonathan is joined by Dr James Gelvin (professor of Islamic Studies at UCLA) to ask, "What's the difference between Sunni and Shia Muslims & why don't they love each other?"

You can find Dr Gelvin's books on Amazon.



Yay! I am so excited for this podcast! I love Jonathan and so far the topics for the podcasts have been really cool!
Looking forward to the next episode!

yay! I'm so excited to hear

yay! I'm so excited to hear anything Jonathan does and this was also interesting!

Incredible discussion! I learned a lot!

Thank you so much for sharing this podcast!

I truly appreciate the discussion on a personal level as one of my mentors is from Kuwait; he's a highly acclaimed psychiatrist named Dr. Mohammad Alsuwaidan. Dr. Alsuwaidan is a devout Muslim - that's all I know so far about his beliefs. I always was curious about his religion since I'm ignorant and embarrassed about that.

Thanks from the bottom of my heart for taking on such a complex and (to me) intimidating subject on with an expert such as Dr. Gelvin. You asked great questions, you listened to Dr. Gelvin so well, and you were highly respectful. I can't wait to see what you discuss next, Jonathan!

All my best,

Dyane Leshin-Harwood
Author of "Birth of a New Brain - Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder" with contributions by
Dr. Mohammad Alsuwaidan, to be published by Post Hill Press in Fall, 2017