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On Being is a spacious conversation — and an evolving media space — about the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit. The program began as an occasional series on Minnesota Public Radio in 1999, then became a monthly national program in September 2001, and launched as a weekly program titled Speaking of Faith in the summer of 2003.

On Being is heard on a growing number of public radio stations in the U.S. — 240 and counting — and globally via Internet and podcast. In 2008, the program was awarded the highest honors in both broadcasting and electronic media — our first Peabody and our second Webby Award. Being is the only public radio program in the U.S. to achieve this distinction.

Krista envisioned a program that would draw out the intellectual and spiritual content of religion that should nourish our common life, but that is often obscured precisely when religion enters the news. Our sustained growth as a show has also been nurtured by a cultural shift that seeks conversation, shared life, and problem-solving within and across religious traditions and across categories of belief and non-belief. On Being has both responded and contributed to a growing acknowledgement that there are basic questions of meaning that pertain to the entire human experience. The particular dramas and dynamics of the 21st century — ecological, political, cultural, technological, and economic — are bringing this into relief.

From elephant vocalization (Katy Payne) to quantum physics (John Polkinghorne), from the Sunni-Shia divide (Vali Nasr) to the novelist as God (Mary Doria Russell), from forensic pathology (Mercedes Doretti) to torture (Darius Rejali), from parenting (Sandy Sasso) to play (Stuart Brown), from the meaning of intelligence (Mike Rose) to Obama's theologian (David Brooks + E.J. Dionne), what we cover as "conversation about religion, meaning, ethics, and ideas" drives towards ancient, animating questions at the heart of the great traditions and beyond them: What does it mean to be human? What matters in a life? What matters in a death? How to love? How to be of service to each other and to the world?

We explore these questions in all the variety, richness, and complexity with which they find expression in contemporary lives. We pursue wisdom and moral imagination as much as knowledge; we esteem nuance and poetry as much as fact. Our guests as well as our radio listeners, podcasters, and readers span many traditions and the spectrum of devotion and agnosticism. We keep finding new ways to listen to them, and they keep teaching us where to go with this adventure.


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  • How Friendship and Quiet Conversations Transformed a White Nationalist
    Thu, May 17, 2018


    How Friendship and Quiet Conversations Transformed a White NationalistDerek Black grew up the heir apparent of a prominent white nationalist family. David Duke was his godfather. When Derek was 11, he designed the kids’ page for what is known as the first major internet hate site, created by his father. But after his ideology was outed in college, one of the only Orthodox Jews on campus — Matthew Stevenson — invited Derek to his weekly Shabbat dinners. What happened over the next two years, as the two of them became friends, is a roadmap for navigating some of the hardest territory of our time.

  • [Unedited] Derek Black and Matthew Stevenson with Krista Tippett
    Thu, May 17, 2018


    [Unedited] Derek Black and Matthew Stevenson with Krista TippettDerek Black grew up the heir apparent of a prominent white nationalist family. David Duke was his godfather. When Derek was 11, he designed the kids’ page for what is known as the first major internet hate site, created by his father. But after his ideology was outed in college, one of the only Orthodox Jews on campus — Matthew Stevenson — invited Derek to his weekly Shabbat dinners. What happened over the next two years, as the two of them became friends, is a roadmap for navigating some of the hardest territory of our time. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "How Friendship and Quiet Conversations Transformed a White Nationalist." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • john a. powell — Opening to the Question of Belonging
    Thu, May 10, 2018


    john a. powell — Opening to the Question of Belonging“Race is a little bit like gravity,” john powell says: experienced by all, understood by few. He is a refreshing, redemptive thinker who counsels all kinds of people and projects on the front lines of our present racial longings. Race is relational, he reminds us. It’s as much about whiteness as about color. He takes new learnings from the science of the brain as forms of everyday power. “We don't have to imagine doing things one at a time,” he says. “It's not, ‘how do we get there?’ It's, ‘how do we live?’”

  • [Unedited] john a. powell with Krista Tippett
    Thu, May 10, 2018


    [Unedited] john a. powell with Krista Tippett“Race is a little bit like gravity,” john powell says: experienced by all, understood by few. He is a refreshing, redemptive thinker who counsels all kinds of people and projects on the front lines of our present racial longings. Race is relational, he reminds us. It’s as much about whiteness as about color. He takes new learnings from the science of the brain as forms of everyday power. “We don't have to imagine doing things one at a time,” he says. “It's not, ‘how do we get there?’ It's, ‘how do we live?’” This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "john a. powell — Opening to the Question of Belonging." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Introducing The On Being Project
    Mon, May 07, 2018


    Introducing The On Being ProjectWhat does it mean to be human? How do we want to live? Who will we be to each other? These questions have been at the heart of On Being from the start — as it grew from a radio project into a thriving public space for delving into the big questions of our lives together. As we begin a new chapter, the leadership team — CEO and founder Krista Tippett, executive producer Lily Percy, COO Erinn Farrell, and the executive director of the new Impact Lab, Casper ter Kuile — sits down to update you on what’s next for The On Being Project.

  • Nature, Joy, and Human Becoming
    Thu, May 03, 2018


    Nature, Joy, and Human Becoming"The sudden passionate happiness which the natural world can occasionally trigger in us,” Michael McCarthy writes, “may well be the most serious business of all." He is a naturalist and journalist, and this is his delightful and galvanizing call — that we can stop relying on the immobilizing language of statistics and take up our joy in the natural world as our civilizational defense of it. With a perspective equally infused by science, reportage, and poetry, he reminds us that the natural world is where we evolved, where we found our metaphors and similes, and it is the resting place for our psyches.

  • [Unedited] Michael McCarthy with Krista Tippett
    Thu, May 03, 2018


    [Unedited] Michael McCarthy with Krista Tippett"The sudden passionate happiness which the natural world can occasionally trigger in us,” Michael McCarthy writes, “may well be the most serious business of all." He is a naturalist and journalist, and this is his delightful and galvanizing call — that we can stop relying on the immobilizing language of statistics and take up our joy in the natural world as our civilizational defense of it. With a perspective equally infused by science, reportage, and poetry, he reminds us that the natural world is where we evolved, where we found our metaphors and similes, and it is the resting place for our psyches. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Nature, Joy, and Human Becoming." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Carlo Rovelli — All Reality Is Interaction
    Thu, Apr 26, 2018


    Carlo Rovelli — All Reality Is Interaction“We don't understand the world as made by stones — by things. We understand the world made by kisses, or things like kisses: happenings.” Carlo Rovelli offers vast, complex ideas beyond most of our imagining — "quanta," "grains of space," "time and the heat of black holes" — and condenses them into spare, beautiful words that render them newly explicable and moving. He is the scientist behind the global bestseller "Seven Brief Lessons on Physics," and for him, all of reality is interaction — an everyday truth as scientific as it is philosophical and political. His physicist’s way of seeing the world helps make sense of what he calls “the huge wave of happenings” that is the human self.

  • [Unedited] Carlo Rovelli with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Apr 26, 2018


    [Unedited] Carlo Rovelli with Krista Tippett“We don't understand the world as made by stones — by things. We understand the world made by kisses, or things like kisses: happenings. Carlo Rovelli offers vast, complex ideas beyond most of our imagining — "quanta," "grains of space," "time and the heat of black holes" — and condenses them into spare, beautiful words that render them newly explicable and moving. He is the scientist behind the global bestseller "Seven Brief Lessons on Physics," and for him, all of reality is interaction — an everyday truth as scientific as it is philosophical and political. His physicist’s way of seeing the world helps make sense of what he calls “the huge wave of happenings” that is the human self. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Carlo Rovelli — All Reality is Interaction." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • angel Kyodo williams — The World Is Our Field of Practice
    Thu, Apr 19, 2018


    angel Kyodo williams — The World Is Our Field of PracticeShe’s one of our wisest voices on social evolution and the spiritual aspect of social healing. angel Kyodo williams is an esteemed Zen priest and the second black woman ever recognized as a teacher in the Japanese Zen lineage. To sink into conversation with her is to imagine and nourish a transformative potential of this moment towards human wholeness.

  • [Unedited] angel Kyodo williams with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Apr 19, 2018


    [Unedited] angel Kyodo williams with Krista TippettShe’s one of our wisest voices on social evolution and the spiritual aspect of social healing. angel Kyodo williams is an esteemed Zen priest and the second black woman ever recognized as a teacher in the Japanese Zen lineage. To sink into conversation with her is to imagine and nourish a transformative potential of this moment towards human wholeness. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "angel Kyodo williams — The World Is Our Field of Practice." Find more at onbeing.org

  • The Vitality of Ordinary Things
    Thu, Apr 12, 2018


    The Vitality of Ordinary ThingsTo reassert the liveliness of ordinary things, precisely in the face of what is hardest and most broken in life and society — this has been Michael Longley’s gift to Northern Ireland as one of its foremost living poets. He is a voice for all of us now, wise and winsome about the force of words in a society that has moved away from sectarianism in living memory. The Good Friday Agreement was signed 20 years ago this month, and social healing is ongoing work to this day.

  • [Unedited] Michael Longley with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Apr 12, 2018


    [Unedited] Michael Longley with Krista TippettTo reassert the liveliness of ordinary things, precisely in the face of what is hardest and most broken in life and society — this has been Michael Longley’s gift to Northern Ireland as one of its foremost living poets. He is a voice for all of us now, wise and winsome about the force of words in a society that has moved away from sectarianism in living memory. The Good Friday Agreement was signed 20 years ago this month, and social healing is ongoing work to this day. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "The Vitality of Ordinary Things." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • This Is Your Brain on Sex
    Thu, Apr 05, 2018


    This Is Your Brain on SexAnthropologist Helen Fisher explores the biological workings of our intimate passions, the brew of chemicals, hormones, and neurotransmitters that make the thrilling and sometimes treacherous realms of love and sex. In the research she does for match.com and her TED Talks that have been viewed by millions of people, she wields science as an entertaining, if sobering, lens on what feel like the most meaningful encounters of our lives. In this deeply personal conversation, she shows how it is possible to take on this knowledge as a form of wisdom and power.

  • [Unedited] Helen Fisher with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Apr 05, 2018


    [Unedited] Helen Fisher with Krista TippettAnthropologist Helen Fisher explores the biological workings of our intimate passions, the brew of chemicals, hormones, and neurotransmitters that make the thrilling and sometimes treacherous realms of love and sex. In the research she does for match.com and her TED Talks that have been viewed by millions of people, she wields science as an entertaining, if sobering, lens on what feel like the most meaningful encounters of our lives. In this deeply personal conversation, she shows how it is possible to take on this knowledge as a form of wisdom and power. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "This Is Your Brain on Sex." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Maria Popova and Natalie Batalha — Cosmic Imagining, Civic Pondering
    Thu, Mar 29, 2018


    Maria Popova and Natalie Batalha — Cosmic Imagining, Civic PonderingA literary thinker with a “telescopic view of time”; an astrophysicist with an eye to “cultural evolution towards good.” What unfolds between these two is joyous, dynamic, and unexpectedly vulnerable — rich with cosmic imagining, civic pondering, and even some fresh definitions of the soul. A live taping from the inaugural On Being Gathering at the 1440 Multiversity in California.

  • [Unedited] Maria Popova and Natalie Batalha with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Mar 29, 2018


    [Unedited] Maria Popova and Natalie Batalha with Krista TippettA literary thinker with a “telescopic view of time”; an astrophysicist with an eye to “cultural evolution towards good.” What unfolds between these two is joyous, dynamic, and unexpectedly vulnerable — rich with cosmic imagining, civic pondering, and even some fresh definitions of the soul. A live taping from the inaugural On Being Gathering at the 1440 Multiversity in California. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Maria Popova and Natalie Batalha — Cosmic Imagining, Civic Pondering." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • The Soul in Depression
    Thu, Mar 22, 2018


    The Soul in DepressionWe’re fluent in the languages of psychology and medication, but the word “depression” does not do justice to this human experience. Depression is also spiritual territory. It is a shadow side of human vitality and as such teaches us about vitality. And what if depression is possible for the same reason that love is possible?

  • [Unedited] Parker Palmer with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Mar 22, 2018


    [Unedited] Parker Palmer with Krista TippettWe’re fluent in the languages of psychology and medication, but the word “depression” does not do justice to this human experience. Depression is also spiritual territory. It is a shadow side of human vitality and as such teaches us about vitality. Is depression possible for the same reason that love is possible? This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "The Soul in Depression." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • [Unedited] Andrew Solomon with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Mar 22, 2018


    [Unedited] Andrew Solomon with Krista TippettWe’re fluent in the languages of psychology and medication, but the word “depression” does not do justice to this human experience. Depression is also spiritual territory. It is a shadow side of human vitality and as such teaches us about vitality. Is depression possible for the same reason that love is possible? This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "The Soul in Depression." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • [Unedited] Anita Barrows with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Mar 22, 2018


    [Unedited] Anita Barrows with Krista TippettWe’re fluent in the languages of psychology and medication, but the word “depression” does not do justice to this human experience. Depression is also spiritual territory. It is a shadow side of human vitality and as such teaches us about vitality. Is depression possible for the same reason that love is possible? This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "The Soul in Depression." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Naomi Shihab Nye — Your Life Is a Poem
    Thu, Mar 15, 2018


    Naomi Shihab Nye — Your Life Is a Poem“When you're in a very quiet place, when you're remembering, when you're savoring an image, when you're allowing your mind calmly to leap from one thought to another, that's a poem.” Naomi Shihab Nye’s poem “Kindness” has traveled around the world. She grew up between Ferguson, Missouri, Ramallah, and Jerusalem. She insists that language must be a way out of cycles of animosity. She’d have us notice “petite discoveries” that embolden us to choose human nourishment over division. “Before you know what kindness really is / you must lose things.”

  • [Unedited] Naomi Shihab Nye with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Mar 15, 2018


    [Unedited] Naomi Shihab Nye with Krista Tippett“When you're in a very quiet place, when you're remembering, when you're savoring an image, when you're allowing your mind calmly to leap from one thought to another, that's a poem.” Naomi Shihab Nye’s poem “Kindness” has traveled around the world. She grew up between Ferguson, Missouri, Ramallah, and Jerusalem. She insists that language must be a way out of cycles of animosity. She’d have us notice “petite discoveries” that embolden us to choose human nourishment over division. “Before you know what kindness really is / you must lose things.” This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Naomi Shihab Nye — Your Life Is a Poem." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Nathalie Joachim — Song of Haiti’s Women
    Thu, Mar 08, 2018


    Nathalie Joachim — Song of Haiti’s WomenFlutist and vocalist Nathalie Joachim is a magnetic voice of one of the unexpected aspects of our globalized world — new generations reclaiming and falling in love anew with the places their parents left. In an odyssey through songs of women, Nathalie Joachim is immersing in Haiti’s ecological and political traumas, as well as its beauty and its promise. She is co-founder of the urban art pop duo Flutronix and is based in Brooklyn.

  • [Unedited] Nathalie Joachim with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Mar 08, 2018


    [Unedited] Nathalie Joachim with Krista TippettFlutist and vocalist Nathalie Joachim is a magnetic voice of one of the unexpected aspects of our globalized world — new generations reclaiming and falling in love anew with the places their parents left. In an odyssey through the songs of women, Nathalie Joachim is immersing in Haiti’s ecological and political traumas, as well as its beauty and its promise. She is co-founder of the urban art pop duo Flutronix and is based in Brooklyn. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Nathalie Joachim — Song of Haiti’s Women." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Stephen Batchelor — Wondrous Doubt
    Thu, Mar 01, 2018


    Stephen Batchelor — Wondrous DoubtStephen Batchelor’s secular Buddhism speaks to the mystery and vitality of spiritual life in every form. For him, secularism opens to doubt and questioning as a radical basis for spiritual life. Above all, he understands Buddhism without transcendent beliefs like karma or reincarnation to become something urgent to do, not to believe in.

  • [Unedited] Stephen Batchelor with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Mar 01, 2018


    [Unedited] Stephen Batchelor with Krista TippettStephen Batchelor’s secular Buddhism speaks to the mystery and vitality of spiritual life in every form. For him, secularism opens to doubt and questioning as a radical basis for spiritual life. Above all, he understands Buddhism without transcendent beliefs like karma or reincarnation to become something urgent to do, not to believe in. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Stephen Batchelor — Wondrous Doubt." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Sylvia Earle — Her Deepness
    Thu, Feb 22, 2018


    Sylvia Earle — Her DeepnessOceanographer Sylvia Earle was the first person to walk solo on the bottom of the sea, under a quarter mile of water. She has watched humanity’s enduring fascination with “outer space” while she has delighted in “inner space” — the alien and increasingly endangered worlds beneath earth’s waters. These frontiers, as Sylvia Earle points out, are our very life-support system. She takes us inside the knowledge she’s gathered from a lifetime of research and literally swimming with sharks.

  • [Unedited] Sylvia Earle with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Feb 22, 2018


    [Unedited] Sylvia Earle with Krista TippettOceanographer Sylvia Earle was the first person to walk solo on the bottom of the sea, under a quarter mile of water. She has watched humanity’s enduring fascination with “outer space” while she has delighted in “inner space” — the alien and increasingly endangered worlds beneath earth’s waters. These frontiers, as Sylvia Earle points out, are our very life-support system. She takes us inside the knowledge she’s gathered from a lifetime of research and literally swimming with sharks. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Sylvia Earle — Her Deepness." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Rub?n Blades, Ashley C. Ford, David Greene, et al. — This Movie Changed Me
    Wed, Feb 14, 2018


    Rub?n Blades, Ashley C. Ford, David Greene, et al. — This Movie Changed MeMovies delight and inspire and repel. They’re places the big questions we take up at On Being land in the heart of our lives. They change our lives and our life together. Get out the popcorn for this show, and immerse yourself in film scores and iconic movie moments — with David Greene on how "Star Wars" changed him, Ashley C. Ford on "The Nightmare Before Christmas," Rub?n Blades on the 1943 noir Western "The Ox-Bow Incident," and more.

  • Bren? Brown — Strong Back, Soft Front, Wild Heart
    Thu, Feb 08, 2018


    Bren? Brown — Strong Back, Soft Front, Wild Heart“When we’re our best selves with each other, I don’t think that’s what’s possible between people; I believe that’s what’s true between people.” A wise thinker and writer, and a sought out teacher by leaders in many fields, Bren? Brown is turning her attention ever more to how we walked into the crisis of our life together and how we can move beyond it. Our belonging to one another across every social divide, she says, can never be lost. But it can be forgotten.

  • [Unedited] Bren? Brown with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Feb 08, 2018


    [Unedited] Bren? Brown with Krista Tippett“When we’re our best selves with each other, I don’t think that’s what’s possible between people; I believe that’s what’s true between people.” A wise thinker and writer, and a sought out teacher by leaders in many fields, Bren? Brown is turning her attention ever more to how we walked into the crisis of our life together and how we can move beyond it. Our belonging to one another across every social divide, she says, can never be lost. But it can be forgotten. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Bren? Brown — Strong Back, Soft Front, Wild Heart." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Sarah Bassin and Abdullah Antepli — Holy Envy
    Thu, Feb 01, 2018


    Sarah Bassin and Abdullah Antepli — Holy EnvyThe tensions of our time are well-known. But there are stories that are not being told, because they are not violent and not shouting to be heard. One of them is that all over this country, synagogues and mosques, Muslims and Jews, have been coming to know one another. There is friendship. There are initiatives that are patiently, and at human scale, planting the seeds for new realities across generational time. As part of the Civil Conversations Project, a live conversation at the Union for Reform Judaism’s General Assembly in Boston between Imam Abdullah Antepli and Rabbi Sarah Bassin.

  • [Unedited] Sarah Bassin and Abdullah Antepli with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Feb 01, 2018


    [Unedited] Sarah Bassin and Abdullah Antepli with Krista TippettThe tensions of our time are well-known. But there are stories that are not being told, because they are not violent and not shouting to be heard. One of them is that all over this country, synagogues and mosques, Muslims and Jews, have been coming to know one another. There is friendship. There are initiatives that are patiently, and at human scale, planting the seeds for new realities across generational time. As part of the Civil Conversations Project, a live conversation at the Union for Reform Judaism’s General Assembly in Boston between Imam Abdullah Antepli and Rabbi Sarah Bassin. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Sarah Bassin and Abdullah Antepli — Holy Envy." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Mary Karr — Astonished by the Human Comedy
    Thu, Jan 25, 2018


    Mary Karr — Astonished by the Human Comedy“A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it.” Mary Karr has a captivating ability to give voice to what is funny in life’s most heartbreaking moments. She is beloved for her salty memoirs in which she traces her harrowing childhood in southeast Texas — with a mother who once tried to kill her with a butcher’s knife and her own adult struggles with alcoholism and breakdown. Mary Karr embodies this wryness and wildness in her lesser-known spiritual practice as a devout Catholic — an unexpected move she made in mid-life.

  • [Unedited] Mary Karr with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Jan 25, 2018


    [Unedited] Mary Karr with Krista Tippett“A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it.” Mary Karr has a captivating ability to give voice to what is funny in life’s most heartbreaking moments. She is beloved for her salty memoirs in which she traces her harrowing childhood in southeast Texas — with a mother who once tried to kill her with a butcher’s knife and her own adult struggles with alcoholism and breakdown. Mary Karr embodies this wryness and wildness in her lesser-known spiritual practice as a devout Catholic — an unexpected move she made in mid-life. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Mary Karr — Astonished by the Human Comedy." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Kevin Kelly — The Universe Is a Question
    Thu, Jan 18, 2018


    Kevin Kelly — The Universe Is a Question“It’s very likely that the universe is really a kind of a question, rather than the answer to anything,” says philosopher technologist Kevin Kelly. He was the founding editor of WIRED and is an original thinker on shaping the character and spiritual meaning of technology. He says our role as good askers of questions will remain the most important contribution of our species in a coming world of AI.

  • [Unedited] Kevin Kelly with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Jan 18, 2018


    [Unedited] Kevin Kelly with Krista Tippett“It’s very likely that the universe is really a kind of a question, rather than the answer to anything,” says philosopher technologist Kevin Kelly. He was the founding editor of WIRED and is an original thinker on shaping the character and spiritual meaning of technology. He says our role as good askers of questions will remain the most important contribution of our species in a coming world of AI. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Kevin Kelly — The Universe Is a Question." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Isabel Wilkerson — The Heart Is the Last Frontier
    Thu, Jan 11, 2018


    Isabel Wilkerson — The Heart Is the Last FrontierGo to the doctor and they won’t begin to treat you without taking your history — and not just yours, but that of your parents and grandparents before you. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson points this out as she reflects on her epic work of narrative non-fiction, The Warmth of Other Suns. She’s immersed herself in the stories of the Great Migration, the diaspora of six million African Americans to the north of the U.S. in the 20th century. It’s a carrier of untold histories and truths that help make sense of human and social challenges newly visible at the heart of our life together.

  • [Unedited] Isabel Wilkerson with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Jan 11, 2018


    [Unedited] Isabel Wilkerson with Krista TippettGo to the doctor and they won’t begin to treat you without taking your history — and not just yours, but that of your parents and grandparents before you. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson points this out as she reflects on her epic work of narrative non-fiction, The Warmth of Other Suns. She’s immersed herself in the stories of the Great Migration, the diaspora of six million African Americans to the north of the U.S. in the 20th century. It’s a carrier of untold histories and truths that help make sense of human and social challenges newly visible at the heart of our life together. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Isabel Wilkerson — The Heart Is the Last Frontier." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Christian Wiman — How Does One Remember God?
    Thu, Jan 04, 2018


    Christian Wiman — How Does One Remember God?The poet Christian Wiman is giving voice to the hunger and challenge of being religious now. He had a charismatic Texas Christian upbringing, and was later agnostic. He became actively religious again as he found love in his mid 30s, and was diagnosed with cancer. He’s written, “How does one remember God, reach for God, realize God in the midst of one’s life if one is constantly being overwhelmed by that life?”

  • [Unedited] Christian Wiman with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Jan 04, 2018


    [Unedited] Christian Wiman with Krista TippettThe poet Christian Wiman is giving voice to the hunger and challenge of being religious now. He had a charismatic Texas Christian upbringing, and was later agnostic. He became actively religious again as he found love in his mid 30s, and was diagnosed with cancer. He’s written, “How does one remember God, reach for God, realize God in the midst of one’s life if one is constantly being overwhelmed by that life?” This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Christian Wiman — How Does One Remember God?" Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Claire Danes, Ellen Burstyn, Tracy K. Smith, et al. — Stories About Mystery
    Thu, Dec 28, 2017


    Claire Danes, Ellen Burstyn, Tracy K. Smith, et al. — Stories About MysteryWe often find ourselves talking to poets and writers about the vivid connections between art and faith. This special hour came out of a live collaboration between On Being and Selected Shorts at Symphony Space in New York. Claire Danes, Ellen Burstyn, Julie White, and U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith joined us with stories and poems about meaning and mystery.

  • David Steindl-Rast — Anatomy of Gratitude
    Thu, Dec 21, 2017


    David Steindl-Rast — Anatomy of GratitudeMysticism is the birthright of every human being, says Br. David Steindl-Rast. He speaks of the anatomy and practice of gratitude as full-blooded, reality-based, and redeeming. Now in his 90s, he has lived through a world war, the end of an empire, and the fascist takeover of his country. He was an early pioneer, together with Thomas Merton, of dialogue between Christian and Buddhist monastics. He’s also given a TED talk, viewed over six million times, on the subject of gratitude — a practice increasingly interrogated by scientists and physicians as a key to human well-being.

  • [Unedited] David Steindl-Rast with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Dec 21, 2017


    [Unedited] David Steindl-Rast with Krista TippettMysticism is the birthright of every human being, says Br. David Steindl-Rast. He speaks of the anatomy and practice of gratitude as full-blooded, reality-based, and redeeming. Now in his 90s, he has lived through a world war, the end of an empire, and the fascist takeover of his country. He was an early pioneer, together with Thomas Merton, of dialogue between Christian and Buddhist monastics. He’s also given a TED talk, viewed over six million times, on the subject of gratitude — a practice increasingly interrogated by scientists and physicians as a key to human well-being.This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "David Steindl-Rast — Anatomy of Gratitude." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Rebecca Solnit — Falling Together
    Thu, Dec 14, 2017


    Rebecca Solnit — Falling Together"When all the ordinary divides and patterns are shattered, people step up to become their brothers' keepers. And that purposefulness and connectedness bring joy even amidst death, chaos, fear, and loss." A singular writer and thinker, Rebecca Solnit celebrates the unpredictable and incalculable events that so often redeem our lives, both solitary and public. She searches for the hidden, transformative histories inside and after events we chronicle merely as disasters, in places like post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans.

  • [Unedited] Rebecca Solnit with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Dec 14, 2017


    [Unedited] Rebecca Solnit with Krista TippettA singular writer and thinker, Rebecca Solnit celebrates the unpredictable and incalculable events that so often redeem our lives both solitary and public. She searches for the hidden, transformative histories inside events we chronicle merely as disasters, in places like post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans. She writes that, so often, "when all the ordinary divides and patterns are shattered, people step up to become their brothers' keepers. And that purposefulness and connectedness bring joy even amidst death, chaos, fear, and loss." This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Rebecca Solnit — Falling Together." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Adam Gopnik — Practicing Doubt, Redrawing Faith
    Thu, Dec 07, 2017


    Adam Gopnik — Practicing Doubt, Redrawing FaithThe wise and lyrical writer Adam Gopnik muses on the ironies of spiritual life in a secular age through the lens of his many fascinations — from parenting, to the arts, to Darwin. He touches on all these things in a conversation inspired by his foreword to "The Good Book," in which novelists, essayists, and activists who are not known as religious thinkers write about their favorite biblical passages. Our ancestors acknowledged doubt while practicing faith, he says; we moderns are drawn to faith while practicing doubt.

  • [Unedited] Adam Gopnik with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Dec 07, 2017


    [Unedited] Adam Gopnik with Krista TippettThe wise and lyrical writer Adam Gopnik muses on the ironies of spiritual life in a secular age through the lens of his many fascinations — from parenting, to the arts, to Darwin. He touches on all these things in a conversation inspired by his foreword to "The Good Book," in which novelists, essayists, and activists who are not known as religious thinkers write about their favorite biblical passages. Our ancestors acknowledged doubt while practicing faith, he says; we moderns are drawn to faith while practicing doubt. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Adam Gopnik — Practicing Doubt, Redrawing Faith." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Anand Giridharadas and Whitney Kimball Coe — The Call to Community in a Changed World
    Thu, Nov 30, 2017


    Anand Giridharadas and Whitney Kimball Coe — The Call to Community in a Changed WorldNo challenge before us is more important — and more potentially life-giving — than that we come to see and know our fellow citizens, our neighbors, who have become strangers. Journalist Anand Giridharadas and Whitney Kimball Coe of the Rural Assembly have two very different histories and places in our life together. But they are both stitching relationship across the ruptures that have made politics thin veneers over human dramas of power and frailty, fear and hope. We spoke at the Obama Foundation’s inaugural summit in Chicago.

  • [Unedited] Anand Giridharadas and Whitney Kimball Coe with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Nov 30, 2017


    [Unedited] Anand Giridharadas and Whitney Kimball Coe with Krista TippettNo challenge before us is more important — and more potentially life-giving — than that we come to see and know our fellow citizens, our neighbors, who have become strangers. Journalist Anand Giridharadas and Whitney Kimball Coe of the Rural Assembly have two very different histories and places in our life together. But they are both stitching relationship across the ruptures that have made politics thin veneers over human dramas of power and frailty, fear and hope. We spoke at the Obama Foundation’s inaugural summit in Chicago. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Anand Giridharadas and Whitney Kimball Coe —The Call to Community in a Changed World." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Greg Boyle — The Calling of Delight: Gangs, Service, and Kinship
    Wed, Nov 22, 2017


    Greg Boyle — The Calling of Delight: Gangs, Service, and KinshipA Jesuit priest famous for his gang intervention programs in Los Angeles, Fr. Greg Boyle makes winsome connections between service and delight, and compassion and awe. He heads Homeboy Industries, which employs former gang members in a constellation of businesses. This is not work of helping, he says, but of finding kinship. The point of Christian service, as he lives it, is about “our common calling to delight in one another.”

  • [Unedited] Greg Boyle with Krista Tippett
    Wed, Nov 22, 2017


    [Unedited] Greg Boyle with Krista TippettA Jesuit priest famous for his gang intervention programs in Los Angeles, Fr. Greg Boyle makes winsome connections between service and delight, and compassion and awe. He heads Homeboy Industries, which employs former gang members in a constellation of businesses. This is not work of helping, he says, but of finding kinship. The point of Christian service, as he lives it, is about “our common calling to delight in one another.” This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Greg Boyle — The Calling of Delight: Gangs, Service, and Kinship." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Ta-Nehisi Coates — Imagining a New America
    Thu, Nov 16, 2017


    Ta-Nehisi Coates — Imagining a New AmericaTa-Nehisi Coates is a poetic journalist and a defining voice of our times. He’s with us in a conversation that is joyful and hard and kind, soaring and down-to-earth all at once. He spoke with Krista as part of the 2017 Chicago Humanities Festival before an audience of over 1,500 people, black and white, young and old. To a teacher in the audience who asks how to speak to the young now about the complexity of our world, he says, “Give me the tools. Arm me. Allow me to be able to understand why. That’s not hope, but I think that’s the sort of perspective I would’ve come from, at that age.”

  • [Unedited] Ta-Nehisi Coates with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Nov 16, 2017


    [Unedited] Ta-Nehisi Coates with Krista TippettTa-Nehisi Coates is a poetic journalist and a defining voice of our times. He’s with us in a conversation that is joyful and hard and kind, soaring and down to earth all at once. He spoke with Krista as part of the 2017 Chicago Humanities Festival before an audience of over 1,500 people, black and white, young and old. To a teacher in the audience who asks how to speak to the young now about the complexity of our world, he says, “Give me the tools. Arm me. Allow me to be able to understand why. That’s not hope, but I think that’s the sort of perspective I would’ve come from, at that age.” This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Ta-Nehisi Coates — Imagining a New America." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Rachel Yehuda — How Trauma and Resilience Cross Generations
    Thu, Nov 09, 2017


    Rachel Yehuda — How Trauma and Resilience Cross GenerationsThe new field of epigenetics sees that genes can be turned on and off and expressed differently through changes in environment and behavior. Rachel Yehuda is a pioneer in understanding how the effects of stress and trauma can transmit biologically, beyond cataclysmic events, to the next generation. She has studied the children of Holocaust survivors and of pregnant women who survived the 9/11 attacks. But her science is a form of power for flourishing beyond the traumas large and small that mark each of our lives and those of our families and communities.

  • [Unedited] Rachel Yehuda with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Nov 09, 2017


    [Unedited] Rachel Yehuda with Krista TippettThe new field of epigenetics sees that genes can be turned on and off and expressed differently through changes in environment and behavior. Rachel Yehuda is a pioneer in understanding how the effects of stress and trauma can transmit biologically, beyond cataclysmic events, to the next generation. She has studied the children of Holocaust survivors and of pregnant women who survived the 9/11 attacks. But her science is a form of power for flourishing beyond the traumas large and small that mark each of our lives and those of our families and communities. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Rachel Yehuda — How Trauma and Resilience Cross Generations." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Ellen Langer — Science of Mindlessness and Mindfulness
    Thu, Nov 02, 2017


    Ellen Langer — Science of Mindlessness and MindfulnessHer unconventional studies have long suggested what neuroscience is now revealing: Our experiences are formed by the words and ideas we attach to them. Naming something play rather than work — or exercise rather than labor — can mean the difference between delight and drudgery, fatigue or weight loss. What makes a vacation a vacation is not only a change of scenery, but the fact that we let go of the mindless everyday illusion that we are in control. Ellen Langer says mindfulness is achievable without meditation or yoga. She defines it as “the simple act of actively noticing things.”

  • [Unedited] Ellen Langer with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Nov 02, 2017


    [Unedited] Ellen Langer with Krista TippettHer unconventional studies have long suggested what neuroscience is now revealing: our experiences are formed by the words and ideas we attach to them. Naming something play rather than work — or exercise rather than labor — can mean the difference between delight and drudgery, fatigue or weight loss. What makes a vacation a vacation is not only a change of scenery, but the fact that we let go of the mindless everyday illusion that we are in control. Ellen Langer says mindfulness is achievable without meditation or yoga. She defines it as “the simple act of actively noticing things.” This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Ellen Langer — Science of Mindlessness and Mindfulness." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Atul Gawande — What Matters in the End
    Thu, Oct 26, 2017


    Atul Gawande — What Matters in the EndWhat does a good day look like? This is the question that transformed Atul Gawande’s practice of medicine. He’s a citizen physician on frontiers of human agency and meaning in light of what modern medicine makes possible. In his writing in The New Yorker, and in his book "Being Mortal," he’s opening a new conversation about what dying has to do with living.

  • [Unedited] Atul Gawande with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Oct 26, 2017


    [Unedited] Atul Gawande with Krista TippettWhat does a good day look like? This is the question that transformed Atul Gawande’s practice of medicine. He’s a citizen physician on frontiers of human agency and meaning in light of what modern medicine makes possible. In his writing in The New Yorker, and in his book "Being Mortal," he’s opening a new conversation about what dying has to do with living. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Atul Gawande — What Matters in the End." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Jonathan Haidt — The Psychology of Self-Righteousness
    Thu, Oct 19, 2017


    Jonathan Haidt — The Psychology of Self-Righteousness“When it comes to moral judgments, we think we are scientists discovering the truth, but actually we are lawyers arguing for positions we arrived at by other means.” The surprising psychology behind morality is at the heart of social psychologist Jonathan Haidt’s research. He explains “liberal” and “conservative” not narrowly or necessarily as political affiliations, but as personality types — ways of moving through the world. His self-described “conservative-hating, religion-hating, secular liberal instincts” have been challenged by his own studies.

  • [Unedited] Jonathan Haidt with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Oct 19, 2017


    [Unedited] Jonathan Haidt with Krista Tippett“When it comes to moral judgments, we think we are scientists discovering the truth, but actually we are lawyers arguing for positions we arrived at by other means.” The surprising psychology behind morality is at the heart of social psychologist Jonathan Haidt’s research. He explains “liberal” and “conservative” not narrowly or necessarily as political affiliations, but as personality types — ways of moving through the world. His self-described “conservative-hating, religion-hating, secular liberal instincts” have been challenged by his own studies. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Jonathan Haidt — The Psychology of Self-Righteousness." Find onbeing.org.

  • Joan Halifax — Buoyancy Rather Than Burnout in Our Lives
    Thu, Oct 12, 2017


    Joan Halifax — Buoyancy Rather Than Burnout in Our LivesIt’s easy to despair at all the bad news and horrific pictures that come at us daily. But Roshi Joan Halifax says this is a form of empathy that works against us. There’s such a thing as pathological altruism. This zen abbot and medical anthropologist has nourishing wisdom as we face suffering in the world.

  • [Unedited] Joan Halifax with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Oct 12, 2017


    [Unedited] Joan Halifax with Krista TippettIt’s easy to despair at all the bad news and horrific pictures that come at us daily. But Roshi Joan Halifax say this is a form of empathy that works against us. There’s such a thing as pathological altruism. This zen abbot and medical anthropologist has nourishing wisdom as we face suffering in the world. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Joan Halifax — Buoyancy Rather Than Burnout in Our Lives." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Daniel Kahneman — Why We Contradict Ourselves and Confound Each Other
    Thu, Oct 05, 2017


    Daniel Kahneman — Why We Contradict Ourselves and Confound Each OtherWith his book Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman emerged as one of the most intriguing voices on the complexity of human thought and behavior. He is a psychologist who won the Nobel Prize in economics for helping to create the field of behavioral economics. He is a self-described “constant worrier.” And it’s fun, helpful, and more than a little unnerving to apply his insights into why we think and act the way we do in this moment of social and political tumult.

  • [Unedited] Daniel Kahneman with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Oct 05, 2017


    [Unedited] Daniel Kahneman with Krista TippettWith his book “Thinking, Fast and Slow,” Daniel Kahneman emerged as one of the most intriguing voices on the complexity of human thought and behavior. He is a psychologist who won the Nobel Prize in economics, for helping to create the field of behavioral economics. He is a self-described “constant worrier.” And it’s fun, helpful, and more than a little unnerving to apply his insights into why we think and act the way we do in this moment of social and political tumult. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Daniel Kahneman — Why We Contradict Ourselves and Confound Each Other." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Lisa Randall — Dark Matter, Dinosaurs, and Extra Dimensions
    Thu, Sep 28, 2017


    Lisa Randall — Dark Matter, Dinosaurs, and Extra Dimensions“When it comes to the world around us,” Lisa Randall has written, “is there any choice but to explore?”As one of the most influential theoretical physicists working today, she’s interested in the interconnectedness between fields that have previously operated more autonomously: astronomy, biology, and paleontology. She’s pursuing a theory that “dark matter” might have created the cosmic event that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs — and hence humanity’s rise as a species. We learn what she’s discovering, as well as the human questions and takeaways her work throws into relief.

  • [Unedited] Lisa Randall with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Sep 28, 2017


    [Unedited] Lisa Randall with Krista Tippett“When it comes to the world around us,” Lisa Randall has written, “is there any choice but to explore?”As one of the most influential theoretical physicists working today, she’s interested in the interconnectedness between fields that have previously operated more autonomously: astronomy, biology, and paleontology. She’s pursuing a theory that “dark matter” might have created the cosmic event that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs — and hence humanity’s rise as a species. We learn what she’s discovering, as well as the human questions and takeaways her work throws into relief. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Lisa Randall— Dark Matter, Dinosaurs, and Extra Dimensions." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Arnold Eisen — The Opposite of Good Is Indifference
    Thu, Sep 21, 2017


    Arnold Eisen — The Opposite of Good Is Indifference“In a free society, some are guilty, but all are responsible.” A mystic, a 20th-century religious intellectual, a social change agent, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel marched alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., famously saying afterwards that he felt his legs were praying. Heschel’s poetic theological writings are still read and widely studied today. His faith was as much about “radical amazement” as it was about certainty. And he embodied the passionate social engagement of the prophets, drawing on wisdom at once provocative and nourishing.

  • [Unedited] Arnold Eisen with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Sep 21, 2017


    [Unedited] Arnold Eisen with Krista Tippett“In a free society, some are guilty, but all are responsible.” A mystic, a 20th-century religious intellectual, a social change agent, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel marched alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., famously saying afterwards that he felt his legs were praying. Heschel’s poetic theological writings are still read and widely studied today. His faith was as much about “radical amazement” as it was about certainty. And he embodied the passionate social engagement of the prophets, drawing on wisdom at once provocative and nourishing.

  • Junot D?az — Radical Hope Is Our Best Weapon
    Thu, Sep 14, 2017


    Junot D?az — Radical Hope Is Our Best Weapon“From the bottom will the genius come that makes our ability to live with each other possible. I believe that with all my heart.” These are the words of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Dominican-American writer Junot D?az. His hope is fiercely reality-based, a product of centuries lodged in his body of African-Caribbean suffering, survival, and genius.

  • [Unedited] Junot D?az with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Sep 14, 2017


    [Unedited] Junot D?az with Krista Tippett“From the bottom will the genius come that makes our ability to live with each other possible. I believe that with all my heart.” These are the words of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Dominican-American writer Junot D?az. His hope is fiercely reality-based, a product of centuries lodged in his body of African-Caribbean suffering, survival, and genius.

  • Maira Kalman — The Normal, Daily Things We Fall in Love With
    Thu, Sep 07, 2017


    Maira Kalman — The Normal, Daily Things We Fall in Love WithTo be in conversation with Maira Kalman is like wandering into one of her cartoons in The New Yorker. Millions have been prompted to smile and think by Maira Kalman’s illustrated revision of Strunk and White’s Elements of Style or a New York Times blog or her lovely books and her drawings about dogs. Her words and pictures bring life's whimsy and quirkiness into relief right alongside its intrinsic seriousness, its most curious truths.

  • [Unedited] Maira Kalman with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Sep 07, 2017


    [Unedited] Maira Kalman with Krista TippettTo be in conversation with Maira Kalman is like wandering into one of her cartoons in The New Yorker. Millions have been prompted to smile and think by Maira Kalman’s illustrated revision of Strunk and White’s Elements of Style or a New York Times blog or her lovely books and her drawings about dogs. Her words and pictures bring life's whimsy and quirkiness into relief right alongside its intrinsic seriousness, its most curious truths.

  • John O'Donohue — The Inner Landscape of Beauty
    Thu, Aug 31, 2017


    John O'Donohue — The Inner Landscape of BeautyNo conversation we’ve ever done has been more beloved than this one. This Irish poet, theologian, and philosopher insisted on beauty as a human calling. He had a very Celtic, lifelong fascination with the inner landscape of our lives and with what he called “the invisible world” that is constantly intertwining what we can know and see. This was one of the last interviews he gave before his unexpected death in 2008. But John O’Donohue’s voice and writings continue to bring ancient mystical wisdom to modern confusions and longings.

  • [Unedited] John O'Donohue with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Aug 31, 2017


    [Unedited] John O'Donohue with Krista TippettNo conversation we’ve ever done has been more beloved than this one. This Irish poet, theologian, and philosopher insisted on beauty as a human calling. He had a very Celtic, lifelong fascination with the inner landscape of our lives and with what he called “the invisible world” that is constantly intertwining what we can know and see. This was one of the last interviews he gave before his unexpected death in 2008. But John O’Donohue’s voice and writings continue to bring ancient mystical wisdom to modern confusions and longings. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "John O’Donohue — The Inner Landscape of Beauty." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Nikki Giovanni — Soul Food, Sex, and Space
    Thu, Aug 24, 2017


    Nikki Giovanni — Soul Food, Sex, and SpaceIn the 1960s, Nikki Giovanni was a revolutionary poet of the Black Arts Movement that nourished civil rights. She had a famous dialogue with James Baldwin in Paris in 1971. As a professor at Virginia Tech, she brought beauty and courage by the way of poetry after the shooting there. Today, she is a self-proclaimed space freak and a delighted elder — an adored voice to hip-hop artists and the new forms of social change this generation is creating.

  • [Unedited] Nikki Giovanni with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Aug 24, 2017


    [Unedited] Nikki Giovanni with Krista TippettIn the 1960s, Nikki Giovanni was a revolutionary poet of the Black Arts Movement that nourished civil rights. She had a famous dialogue with James Baldwin in Paris in 1971. As a professor at Virginia Tech, she brought beauty and courage by the way of poetry after the shooting there. Today, she is a self-proclaimed space freak and a delighted elder — an adored voice to hip-hop artists and the new forms of social change this generation is creating. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Nikki Giovanni — Soul Food, Sex, and Space." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Ruby Sales — Where Does It Hurt?
    Thu, Aug 17, 2017


    Ruby Sales — Where Does It Hurt?The civil rights icon Ruby Sales names "a spiritual crisis of white America" as a calling of this time. During the days of the movement, she learned to ask the question, "Where does it hurt?" It’s a question we scarcely know how to ask in public life now, but it gets at human dynamics that we are living and reckoning with. A probing conversation at a convening of 20 theologians seeking to reimagine the public good of theology for this century.

  • [Unedited] Ruby Sales with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Aug 17, 2017


    [Unedited] Ruby Sales with Krista TippettThe civil rights icon Ruby Sales names "a spiritual crisis of white America" as a calling of this time. During the days of the movement, she learned to ask the question, "Where does it hurt?" It’s a question we scarcely know how to ask in public life now, but it gets at human dynamics that we are living and reckoning with. A probing conversation at a convening of 20 theologians seeking to reimagine the public good of theology for this century. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Ruby Sales — Where Does it Hurt." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Cloud Cult — Music Is Medicine
    Thu, Aug 10, 2017


    Cloud Cult — Music Is MedicineThe band Cloud Cult is hard to categorize — both musically and lyrically — though it’s been called an “orchestral indie rock collective.” Less in question is the profound and life-giving force of its music. Cloud Cult’s trajectory was altered the day its co-founder and singer-songwriter, Craig Minowa, and his wife woke up to find that their two-year-old son had mysteriously died in his sleep. Live from our studios on Loring Park, we explore the art that has emerged ever since — spanning the human experience from the rawest grief to the fiercest hope.

  • [Unedited] Cloud Cult with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Aug 10, 2017


    [Unedited] Cloud Cult with Krista TippettThe band Cloud Cult is hard to categorize — both musically and lyrically — though it’s been called an “orchestral indie rock collective.” Less in question is the profound and life-giving force of its music. Cloud Cult’s trajectory was altered the day its co-founder and singer-songwriter, Craig Minowa, and his wife woke up to find that their two-year-old son had mysteriously died in his sleep. Live from our studios on Loring Park, we explore the art that has emerged ever since — spanning the human experience from the rawest grief to the fiercest hope. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Cloud Cult — Music Is Medicine." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Mary Catherine Bateson — Composing a Life
    Thu, Aug 03, 2017


    Mary Catherine Bateson — Composing a LifeLife as an improvisational art, at every age. This idea animates the wise linguist and anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson, whose book "Composing a Life" has touched many. Since her childhood as the daughter of the iconic anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson, she’s had an ability to move through the world as both an original observer and a joyful participant.Now in her 70s, she’s pondering — and living — what she calls the age of "active wisdom." She sees longer life spans creating a new developmental stage for our species.

  • [Unedited] Mary Catherine Bateson with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Aug 03, 2017


    [Unedited] Mary Catherine Bateson with Krista TippettLife as an improvisational art, at every age. This idea animates the wise linguist and anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson, whose book "Composing a Life" has touched many. Since her childhood as the daughter of the iconic anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson, she’s had an ability to move through the world as both an original observer and a joyful participant.Now in her 70s, she’s pondering — and living — what she calls the age of "active wisdom." She sees longer life spans creating a new developmental stage for our species. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Mary Catherine Bateson — Composing A Life." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • danah boyd — The Internet of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    Thu, Jul 27, 2017


    danah boyd — The Internet of the Good, the Bad, and the UglySteeped in cutting edge research around the social lives of networked teens, danah boyd demystifies technology while being wise about the changes it’s making to life and relationship. She has intriguing advice on the technologically-fueled generation gaps of our age — that our children’s immersion in social media may offer a kind of respite from their over-structured, overscheduled analog lives. And that cyber-bullying is an online reflection of the offline world, and blaming technology is missing the point.

  • [Unedited] danah boyd with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Jul 27, 2017


    [Unedited] danah boyd with Krista TippettSteeped in cutting edge research around the social lives of networked teens, danah boyd demystifies technology while being wise about the changes it’s making to life and relationship. She has intriguing advice on the technologically-fueled generation gaps of our age — that our children’s immersion in social media may offer a kind of respite from their over-structured, overscheduled analog lives. And that cyber-bullying is an online reflection of the offline world, and blaming technology is missing the point. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "danah boyd — The Internet of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Matthieu Ricard — Happiness As Human Flourishing
    Thu, Jul 20, 2017


    Matthieu Ricard — Happiness As Human FlourishingA French-born Tibetan Buddhist monk and a central figure in the Dalai Lama's dialogue with scientists, Matthieu Ricard was dubbed "The Happiest Man in the World" after his brain was imaged. But he resists this label. In his writing and in his life, he explores happiness not as a pleasurable feeling but as a way of being that gives you the resources to deal with the ups and downs of life and that encompasses many emotional states, including sadness. We take in Matthieu Ricard's practical teachings for cultivating inner strength, joy, and direction.

  • [Unedited] Matthieu Ricard with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Jul 20, 2017


    [Unedited] Matthieu Ricard with Krista TippettA French-born Tibetan Buddhist monk and a central figure in the Dalai Lama's dialogue with scientists, Matthieu Ricard was dubbed "The Happiest Man in the World" after his brain was imaged. But he resists this label. In his writing and in his life, he explores happiness not as a pleasurable feeling but as a way of being that gives you the resources to deal with the ups and downs of life and that encompasses many emotional states, including sadness. We take in Matthieu Ricard's practical teachings for cultivating inner strength, joy, and direction. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Matthieu Ricard— Happiness As Human Flourishing." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Amichai Lau-Lavie — First Aid for Spiritual Seekers
    Thu, Jul 13, 2017


    Amichai Lau-Lavie — First Aid for Spiritual SeekersForms of religious devotion are shifting just like every institution right now. But there’s a new world of creativity towards crafting spiritual life while exploring the depths of tradition. Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie is a fun and forceful embodiment of this evolution. Born into an eminent and ancient rabbinical lineage, as a young adult he moved away from religion towards storytelling, theater, and drag. Today he leads a pop-up synagogue in New York City that takes as its tagline, “everybody-friendly, artist-driven, God-optional.” It’s not merely about spiritual community but about recovering the sacred and reinventing the very meaning of “we.”

  • [Unedited] Amichai Lau-Lavie with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Jul 13, 2017


    [Unedited] Amichai Lau-Lavie with Krista TippettForms of religious devotion are shifting just like every institution right now. But there’s a new world of creativity towards crafting spiritual life while exploring the depths of tradition. Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie is a fun and forceful embodiment of this evolution. Born into an eminent and ancient rabbinical lineage, as a young adult he moved away from religion towards storytelling, theater, and drag. Today he leads a pop-up synagoge in New York City that takes as its tagline: Everybody-friendly, Artist-Driven, God-Optional. It’s not merely about spiritual community but about recovering the sacred and reinventing the very meaning of “we.” This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Amichai Lau-Lavie— First Aid For Spiritual Seekers." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Billy Mills, Christina Torres, Ashley Hicks, et al. — Running as Spiritual Practice
    Thu, Jul 06, 2017


    Billy Mills, Christina Torres, Ashley Hicks, et al. — Running as Spiritual PracticeWe explore a topic our listeners have called out as a passionate force and a connector across all kinds of boundaries in American culture: running. Not just as exercise, or as a merely physical pursuit, but running as a source of bonding between parents and children and friends; running as an interplay between competition and contemplation; running and body image and survival and healing.

  • Annette Gordon-Reed and Titus Kaphar— Are We Actually Citizens Here?
    Thu, Jun 29, 2017


    Annette Gordon-Reed and Titus Kaphar— Are We Actually Citizens Here?In life, in families, we shine a light on the past to live more abundantly now. In this conversation at the Citizen University annual conference, historian Annette Gordon-Reed and painter Titus Kaphar lead us in an exploration of that as a public adventure. She is the historian who introduced the world to Sally Hemings and the children she had with Thomas Jefferson, and so realigned a primary chapter of the American story with the deeper, more complicated truth. He collapses timelines on canvas, and created iconic images after Ferguson. Both are reckoning with history in order to repair the present.

  • [Unedited] Annette Gordon-Reed and Titus Kaphar with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Jun 29, 2017


    [Unedited] Annette Gordon-Reed and Titus Kaphar with Krista TippettIn life, in families, we shine a light on the past to live more abundantly now. In this conversation at the Citizen University annual conference, historian Annette Gordon-Reed and painter Titus Kaphar lead us in an exploration of that as a public adventure. She is the historian who introduced the world to Sally Hemings and the children she had with Thomas Jefferson, and so realigned a primary chapter of the American story with the deeper, more complicated truth. He collapses timelines on canvas, and created iconic images after Ferguson. Both are reckoning with history in order to repair the present. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Annette Gordon-Reed and Titus Kaphar— Are We Actually Citizens Here?" Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Martin Sheen — Spirituality of Imagination
    Thu, Jun 22, 2017


    Martin Sheen — Spirituality of ImaginationThe renowned actor as you’ve never heard him before. He has appeared in over 100 films, including Apocalypse Now. He’s best known on television as President Bartlet in The West Wing. But Martin Sheen, born and still legally named Ram?n Est?vez, has had another lesser-known life as a spiritual seeker and activist. He returned to a deep and joyful Catholic faith after a crisis at the height of his fame in mid-life. He’s been arrested over 60 times in vigils and protests. “Piety is something you do alone,” he says. “True freedom, spirituality, can only be achieved in community.”

  • [Unedited] Martin Sheen with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Jun 22, 2017


    [Unedited] Martin Sheen with Krista TippettThe renowned actor as you’ve never heard him before. He has appeared in over 100 films, including Apocalypse Now. He’s best known on television as President Bartlet in “The West Wing.” But Martin Sheen, born and still legally named Ram?n Est?vez, has had another lesser-known life as a spiritual seeker and activist. He returned to a deep and joyful Catholic faith after a crisis at the height of his fame in mid-life. He’s been arrested over 60 times in vigils and protests. “Piety is something you do alone,” he says. “True freedom, spirituality, can only be achieved in community.”This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Martin Sheen — Spirituality of Imagination." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Enrique Mart?nez Celaya — The Whisper of the Order of Things
    Thu, Jun 15, 2017


    Enrique Mart?nez Celaya — The Whisper of the Order of ThingsA philosopher’s questioning and a scientist’s eye shape Enrique Mart?nez Celaya’s original approach to art and to life. A world-renowned painter who trained as a physicist, he’s fascinated by the deeper order that “whispers” beneath the surface of things. Works of art that endure, he says, possess their own form of consciousness. And a quiet life of purpose is a particular form of prophecy.

  • [Unedited] Enrique Mart?nez Celaya with Krista Tippett
    Thu, Jun 15, 2017


    [Unedited] Enrique Mart?nez Celaya with Krista TippettA philosopher’s questioning and a scientist’s eye shape Enrique Mart?nez Celaya’s original approach to art and to life. A world-renowned painter who trained as a physicist, he’s fascinated by the deeper order that “whispers” beneath the surface of things. Works of art that endure, he says, possess their own form of consciousness. And a quiet life of purpose is a particular form of prophecy. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Enrique Mart?nez Celaya — The Whisper of the Order of Things." Find more at onbeing.org.

  • Hari Kondabolu, Lindy West, et al. — Humor as a Tool for Survival
    Thu, Jun 08, 2017


    Hari Kondabolu, Lindy West, et al. — Humor as a Tool for SurvivalHumor lifts us up but it also underscores what’s already great; it connects us with others and also brings us home to ourselves. And like everything meaningful, it’s complex and nuanced — it can be fortifying or damaging, depending on how we wield it. But as a tool for survival, humor is elemental. We explore this idea with a rabbi who started out in drag, comedians, an NPR host, writers of sci-fi/fantasy, social commentary, and the TV show Veep.

  • Brian Greene — Reimagining the Cosmos
    Thu, Jun 01, 2017


    Brian Greene — Reimagining the CosmosA thrilling, mind-bending view of the cosmos and of the human adventure of modern science. In a conversation ranging from free will to the multiverse to the meaning of the Higgs boson particle, physicist Brian Greene suggests the deepest scientific realities are hidden from human senses and often defy our best intuition.

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