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Last update: 2013-06-27

Meredith Monk's Voice (Encore).

2013-06-27 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 16s

A kind of archeologist of the human voice, singer and composer Meredith Monk says that "the voice could be like the body" — flexible and fluid with practice. Through music as through meditation, the longtime Buddhist practitioner pushes the boundaries of what we can do without words.

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Meredith Monk and Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

2013-06-27 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 27s

Krista Tippett's unedited interview with Meredith Monk, award-winning, composer, singer, director and choreographer. She spoke with her on January 11, 2012 from the studios of APM in St. Paul, Minnesota. Meredith Monk was in a private recording studio in New York City. This interview is included in the show "Meredith Monk's Voice." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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Gender and the Syntax of Being: Joy Ladin on Identity and Transition

2013-06-20 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Gender defines us from the moment we’re born. But how is that related to the lifelong work of being at home in ourselves? For as far back as Joy Ladin can remember, her body didn’t match her soul. We explore this question through her story of transition from male to female — in an orthodox Jewish world.

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Joy Ladin and Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

2013-06-20 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1s

Krista Tippett interviewed Joy Ladin, Gottesman Professor of English at Stern College of Yeshiva University, on June 5, 2013 via ISDN. She is the author of 'Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders' and has published five books of poetry. This interview is included in the show 'The Syntax of Being: Joy Ladin on Gender, Identity, and Transition.' Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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Sarah Kay's Way with Words (Encore).

2013-06-13 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Sarah Kay says that listening is the better part of speaking. A spoken word poet who’s become a role model for teenagers around the world, she shares how she works with words to make connections — inside people and between them.

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Sarah Kay and Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

2013-06-13 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 11s

Krista Tippett interviewed spoken word poet Sarah Kay on April 12, 2012. This interview is included in the show 'Sarah Kay's Way with Words.' Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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Uncovering the Codes for Reality with S. James Gates (Encore).

2013-06-06 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Are we in the matrix? Physicist James Gates reveals why string theory stretches our imaginations about the nature of reality. Also, how failure makes us more complete, and imagination makes us more knowledgeable.

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S. James Gates Jr. and Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

2013-06-06 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 21s

Krista Tippett interviewed S. James Gates Jr., Toll Professor of Physics and Director of the Center for String and Particle Theory at the University of Maryland in College Park, on January 25, 2012 from the studios of APM in St. Paul, MN. Gates was in the studios of NPR in Washington, D.C. This interview is included in the show "Uncovering the Codes for Reality." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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Inner Life at Work: Tami Simon on Business, Meditation, and Technology

2013-05-30 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

You might call Tami Simon a spiritual entrepreneur. She's built a successful multimedia publishing company with a mission to disseminate "spiritual wisdom" by diverse teachers and thinkers like Pema Chödrön and Eckhart Tolle, Daniel Goleman and Brené Brown. She offers compelling lessons on joining inner life with life in the workplace — and advice on spiritual practice with a mobile device.

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Tami Simon and Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

2013-05-30 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 27s

Krista Tippett interviewed entrepreneur Tami Simon on April 4, 2013 via ISDN. Ms. Simon is publisher, CEO, and founder of Sounds True. This interview is included in the show "Inner Life at Work: Tami Simon on Business, Meditation, and Technology." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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A Call to Doubt and Faith: Christian Wiman on Remembering God (Encore).

2013-05-23 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

The poet Christian Wiman is giving voice to the hunger for faith — and the challenges of faith — for people living now. After a Texas upbringing soaked in a history of violence and a charismatic Christian culture, he was agnostic until he became actively religious again in his late 30s. Then he was diagnosed with a rare form of incurable blood cancer. He's bearing witness to something new happening in himself and in the world.

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Christian Wiman and Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

2013-05-23 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 30s

Krista Tippett interviewed poet Christian Wiman on March 21, 2012. Mr. Wiman is a poet and editor of Poetry magazine, and he's the author of several volumes of poetry including 'Every Riven Thing.' This interview is included in the show "A Call to Doubt and Faith: Christian Wiman on Remembering God." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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Andrew Zolli and Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

2013-05-15 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 49s

Andrew Zolli is curator and executive director of PopTech and the author of 'Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back.' Krista Tippett spoke with him on February 13, 2013. This interview is included in our show 'A Shift to Humility: Andrew Zolli on Resilience and Expanding the Edge of Change.' Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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A Shift to Humility: Andrew Zolli on Resilience and Expanding the Edge of Change

2013-05-15 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Disruption is around every corner by way of globally connected economies, inevitable superstorms, and technology’s endless reinvention. But most of us were born into a culture which aspired to solve all problems. How do we support people and create systems that know how to recover, persist, and even thrive in the face of change? Andrew Zolli introduces "resilience thinking," a new generation’s wisdom for a world of constant change.

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Sylvia Boorstein and Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

2013-05-09 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 30s

Sylvia Boorstein is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Krista Tippett spoke with her on February 15, 2011 on stage at The Community House in Birmingham, Michigan. This interview is included in our show "What We Nurture." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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What We Nurture with Sylvia Boorstein (Encore).

2013-05-09 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

The best way to nurture children's inner lives, Sylvia Boorstein says, is by taking care of our own inner selves for their sake. At a public event in suburban Detroit, Krista Tippett draws out the warmth and wisdom of the celebrated Jewish-Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist. And, in a light-hearted moment that is an audience pleaser, Boorstein shares what GPS might teach us about "recalculating" and our own inner equanimity.

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Rex Jung and Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

2013-05-02 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 20s

Krista Tippett interviewed neuropsychologist Rex Jung on February 12, 2012. This interview is included in the show "Creativity and the Everyday Brain." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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Creativity and the Everyday Brain with Rex Jung (Encore).

2013-05-02 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

How do we prime our brains to take the meandering mental paths necessary for creativity? New techniques of brain imaging, Rex Jung says, are helping us gain a whole new view on the differences between intelligence, creativity, and personality. He unsettles some old assumptions — and suggests some new connections between creativity and family life, creativity and aging, and creativity and purpose.

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Rex Jung and Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

2013-05-02 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 20s

Krista Tippett interviewed neuropsychologist Rex Jung on February 12, 2012. This interview is included in the show "Creativity and the Everyday Brain." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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Marie Howe and Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

2013-04-25 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 52s

Krista Tippett interviewed Marie Howe on July 13, 2012 at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Ms. Howe is poet laureate of New York State and the author of many books of poetry. This interview is included in the On Being show "The Poetry of Ordinary Time."…

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The Poetry of Ordinary Time with Marie Howe

2013-04-25 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

An enchanting hour of poetry drawing on the ways family and religion shape our lives. Marie Howe works and plays with her Catholic upbringing, the universal drama of family, and the ordinary time that sustains us. The moral life, she says, is lived out in what we say as much as what we do — and so words have a power to save us.

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A Voice for the Animals with Alan Rabinowitz (Encore).

2013-04-18 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

A profound stutter as a child left Alan Rabinowitz virtually unable to communicate and to prefer animals to people. Now a conservationist of tigers and jaguars, an explorer of the world's last wild places, he has extraordinary insight into both animals and the human condition.

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Alan Rabinowitz with Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

2013-04-18 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1s

A profound stutter as a child left Alan Rabinowitz virtually unable to communicate and to prefer animals to people. He became a wildlife biologist and made his name as an explorer in some of the world's last wild places -- discovering new animal species, encountering human communities believed to be lost, and most of all working for the survival of the world's endangered big cats. We hear about his extraordinary insights into the animal-human bond; and also about the dramatic personal odyssey that has brought him across the years to rediscover "the human side of things" -- both in life, and in the evolving science of wildlife conservation.…

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Our Origins and the Weight of Space with Lawrence Krauss

2013-04-09 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

One of the values of science is to make us uncomfortable says Lawrence Krauss. The particle physicist explains why we should all care about dark energy and the Higgs Boson particle. Science literacy matters, and, more importantly, he suggests we should take joy in science — just as we cultivate enjoyment of arts we may not completely comprehend.

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Lawrence Krauss with Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

2013-04-09 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1s

One of the values of science is to make us uncomfortable says Lawrence Krauss. The particle physicist explains why we should all care about dark energy and the Higgs Boson particle. Science literacy matters, and, more importantly, he suggests we should take joy in science — just as we cultivate enjoyment of arts we may not completely comprehend.

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The Future of Marriage with David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch (Encore).

2013-04-04 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

A reframed, redemptive conversation about same-sex marriage with the subject before the Supreme Court. Coming to the gay marriage debate from two, predictable opposing directions, David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch both have an equal desire to strengthen the institution of marriage. They're now showing all of us another way forward in grappling with the future of marriage.

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David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch with Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

2013-04-04 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 23s

A reframed, redemptive conversation about same-sex marriage with the subject before the Supreme Court. Coming to the gay marriage debate from two, predictable opposing directions, David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch both have an equal desire to strengthen the institution of marriage. They're now showing all of us another way forward in grappling with the future of marriage.

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John Lewis on the Art & Discipline of Nonviolence

2013-03-28 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

An hour with the extraordinary humanity of Congressman John Lewis. The civil rights movement he helped animate was — as he tells it — love in action. He opens up the art and the discipline that made nonviolence work then — and that he offers up for our common life even today.

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John Lewis with Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

2013-03-28 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1s

An hour with the extraordinary humanity of Congressman John Lewis. The civil rights movement he helped animate was — as he tells it — love in action. He opens up the art and the discipline that made nonviolence work then — and that he offers up for our common life even today.

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Whale Songs and Elephant Loves (Encore).

2013-03-21 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Katy Payne is an acoustic biologist with a Quaker sensibility. From the wild coast of Argentina to the rainforests of Africa, she discovered that humpback whales compose ever-changing songs and that elephants communicate across long distances by infrasound. Here, she reflects on life in this world through her experiences with two of the most exotic creatures.

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Katy Payne with Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

2013-03-21 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 11s

Katy Payne is an acoustic biologist with a Quaker sensibility. From the wild coast of Argentina to the rainforests of Africa, she discovered that humpback whales compose ever-changing songs and that elephants communicate across long distances by infrasound. Here, she reflects on life in this world through her experiences with two of the most exotic creatures.

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Maria Tatar with Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

2013-03-13 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1s

Fairy tales don't only belong to the domain of childhood. Their overt themes are threaded throughout hit TV series like Game of Thrones and True Blood, Grimm and Once Upon a Time. These stories survive, says Maria Tatar, by adapting across cultures and history. They are carriers of the plots we endlessly re-work in the narratives of our lives -- helping us work through things like fear and hope.

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The Great Cauldron of Story: Maria Tatar on Why Fairy Tales Are for Adults Again

2013-03-13 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Fairy tales don't only belong to the domain of childhood. Their overt themes are threaded throughout hit TV series like Game of Thrones and True Blood, Grimm and Once Upon a Time. These stories survive, says Maria Tatar, by adapting across cultures and history. They are carriers of the plots we endlessly re-work in the narratives of our lives -- helping us work through things like fear and hope.

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Kevin Kling with Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

2013-03-07 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1s

Kevin Kling is part funny guy, part poet and playwright, part wise man. Born with a disabled left arm, he lost the use of his right one after a motorcycle accident nearly killed him. He shares his special angle on life's humor and its ruptures — and why we turn loss into story.

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The Losses and Laughter We Grow Into with Kevin Kling (Encore).

2013-03-07 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Kevin Kling is part funny guy, part poet and playwright, part wise man. Born with a disabled left arm, he lost the use of his right one after a motorcycle accident nearly killed him. He shares his special angle on life's humor and its ruptures — and why we turn loss into story.

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Father Greg Boyle on the Calling of Delight: Gangs, Service, Kinship

2013-02-26 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

A 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.”

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Father Greg Boyle with Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

2013-02-26 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 57s

A 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.”

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Translating the Dalai Lama with Thupten Jinpa (Encore).

2013-02-21 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Esoteric teachings on reincarnation and consciousness; simple teachings on compassion and ethics. Geshe Thupten Jinpa is a man who finishes the Dalai Lama’s English sentences. Meet this philosopher and former monk, now a husband and father of two daughters, and hear what happens when the ancient tradition embodied in the Dalai Lama meets science and life.

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Thupten Jinpa with Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

2013-02-21 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1s

Esoteric teachings on reincarnation and consciousness; simple teachings on compassion and ethics. Geshe Thupten Jinpa is a man who finishes the Dalai Lama’s English sentences. Meet this philosopher and former monk, now a husband and father of two daughters, and hear what happens when the ancient tradition embodied in the Dalai Lama meets science and life.

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On Exoplanets and Love: Natalie Batalha on Science That Connects Us to One Another

2013-02-12 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

A mission scientist with NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, Natalie Batalha hunts for exoplanets — Earth-sized planets beyond our solar system that might harbor life. She speaks about unexpected connections between things like love and dark energy, science and gratitude, and how "exploring the heavens" brings the beauty of the cosmos and the exuberance of scientific discovery closer to us all.

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Natalie Batalha with Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

2013-02-12 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1s

A mission scientist with NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, Natalie Batalha hunts for exoplanets — Earth-sized planets beyond our solar system that might harbor life. She speaks about unexpected connections between things like love and dark energy, science and gratitude, and how "exploring the heavens" brings the beauty of the cosmos and the exuberance of scientific discovery closer to us all.

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Civility, History, and Hope with Vincent Harding (Encore).

2013-02-07 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

The civil rights leader wrote speeches for Martin Luther King Jr. and was one of his closest friends. Vincent Harding is teaching new generations about the lessons of that time — and how those lessons can repair divisions in America today. He finds hope in young people today and says they are his answer to the question that drives him: "Is America possible?"

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Vincent Harding with Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

2013-02-07 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1s

The civil rights leader wrote speeches for Martin Luther King Jr. and was one of his closest friends. Vincent Harding is teaching new generations about the lessons of that time — and how those lessons can repair divisions in America today. He finds hope in young people today and says they are his answer to the question that drives him: "Is America possible?"

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Rami Nashashibi's American Dream

2013-01-31 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

A globally admired voice of an emerging Muslim American dream. Rami Nashashibi uses graffiti, calligraphy, and hip hop in his work as a healing force on the South Side of Chicago. He's an activist who converges religious virtues, social action, and the arts. His life is a creative response to ethical confusion in a world of disparity.

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Rami Nashashibi with Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

2013-01-31 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1s

A globally admired voice of an emerging Muslim American dream. Rami Nashashibi uses graffiti, calligraphy, and hip hop in his work as a healing force on the South Side of Chicago. He's an activist who converges religious virtues, social action, and the arts. His life is a creative response to ethical confusion in a world of disparity.

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Seth Godin with Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

2013-01-24 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1s

An original and helpful voice on this landscape of digital connection for which there are no maps. Seth Godin is a singular thought leader and innovator in what he describes as our post-industrial, post-geography "connection economy." Rather than merely tolerate change, he says, we are all called now to rise to it. We are invited and stretched in whatever we do to be artists — to create in ways that matter to other people.

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Seth Godin on the Art of Noticing, and Then Creating

2013-01-24 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

An original and helpful voice on this landscape of digital connection for which there are no maps. Seth Godin is a singular thought leader and innovator in what he describes as our post-industrial, post-geography "connection economy." Rather than merely tolerate change, he says, we are all called now to rise to it. We are invited and stretched in whatever we do to be artists — to create in ways that matter to other people.

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Elizabeth Alexander with Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

2013-01-17 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1s

Poetry is something many of us seem to be hungry for these days. We're hungry for fresh ways to tell hard truths and redemptive stories, for language that would elevate and embolden rather than demean and alienate. Elizabeth Alexander shares her sense of what poetry works in us — and in our children — and why it may become more relevant, not less so, in hard and complicated times.

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Elizabeth Alexander on Words That Shimmer (Encore).

2013-01-17 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Poetry is something many of us seem to be hungry for these days. We're hungry for fresh ways to tell hard truths and redemptive stories, for language that would elevate and embolden rather than demean and alienate. Elizabeth Alexander shares her sense of what poetry works in us — and in our children — and why it may become more relevant, not less so, in hard and complicated times.

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Joan Halifax with Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

2013-01-10 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 31s

It's easy to feel overwhelmed by all the bad news and horrific pictures in the world. This is a form of empathy, Joan Halifax says, that works against us. The Zen abbot and medical anthropologist has bracing, nourishing thoughts on finding buoyancy rather than burnout in how we work, live, and care.

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Compassion's Edge States: Roshi Joan Halifax on Caring Better

2013-01-10 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

It's easy to feel overwhelmed by all the bad news and horrific pictures in the world. This is a form of empathy, Joan Halifax says, that works against us. The Zen abbot and medical anthropologist has bracing, nourishing thoughts on finding buoyancy rather than burnout in how we work, live, and care.

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Jean Berko Gleason with Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

2013-01-03 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 25s

Learning to talk, acquiring language, is one of the most remarkable and ordinary things human beings do. A playful conversation with a legend in the field of psycholinguistics, who says it’s as thrilling a frontier as outer space or the deep sea.

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Unfolding Language, Unfolding Life with Jean Berko Gleason (Encore).

2013-01-03 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Learning to talk, acquiring language, is one of the most remarkable and ordinary things human beings do. A playful conversation with a legend in the field of psycholinguistics, who says it’s as thrilling a frontier as outer space or the deep sea.

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Opening to Our Lives: Jon Kabat-Zinn's Science of Mindfulness (Encore).

2012-12-27 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Jon Kabat-Zinn has learned, through science and experience, about mindfulness as a way of life. This is wisdom with immediate relevance to the ordinary and extreme stresses of our time — from economic peril, to parenting, to life in a digital age.

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Unedited Interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Krista Tippett

2012-12-27 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 24s

Jon Kabat-Zinn has learned, through science and experience, about mindfulness as a way of life. This is wisdom with immediate relevance to the ordinary and extreme stresses of our time — from economic peril, to parenting, to life in a digital age.

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Unedited Interview with Ursula King

2012-12-20 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1s

The coming stage of evolution, Teilhard de Chardin said, won't be driven by physical adaptation but by human consciousness, creativity, and spirit. We visit with his biographer Ursula King, and we experience his ideas energizing New York Times Dot Earth blogger Andrew Revkin and evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson.

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Unedited Interview with David Sloan Wilson

2012-12-20 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1s

The coming stage of evolution, Teilhard de Chardin said, won't be driven by physical adaptation but by human consciousness, creativity, and spirit. We visit with his biographer Ursula King, and we experience his ideas energizing New York Times Dot Earth blogger Andrew Revkin and evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson.

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Unedited Interview with Andrew Revkin

2012-12-20 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 37s

The coming stage of evolution, Teilhard de Chardin said, won't be driven by physical adaptation but by human consciousness, creativity, and spirit. We visit with his biographer Ursula King, and we experience his ideas energizing New York Times Dot Earth blogger Andrew Revkin and evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson.

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Teilhard de Chardin's 'Planetary Mind' and Our Spiritual Evolution

2012-12-20 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

The coming stage of evolution, Teilhard de Chardin said, won't be driven by physical adaptation but by human consciousness, creativity, and spirit. We visit with his biographer Ursula King, and we experience his ideas energizing New York Times Dot Earth blogger Andrew Revkin and evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson.

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Ursula King and Krista Tippett [unedited interview]

2012-12-20 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 30s

Ursula King is professor emerita of theology and religious studies at the University of Bristol. Krista Tippett spoke with her on April 25, 2012. This interview is included in our show "Teilhard de Chardin's 'Planetary Mind' and Spiritual Evolution.'" Download the mp3 of the produced show at on-being-dot-org.…

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Andrew Revkin and Krista Tippett [unedited interview]

2012-12-20 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 37s

Andrew Revkin is a journalist and author who writes the Dot Earth blog for The New York Times. Krista Tippett spoke with her on April 25, 2012. This interview is included in our show "Teilhard de Chardin's 'Planetary Mind' and Spiritual Evolution.'" Download the mp3 of the produced show at on-being-dot-org.…

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David Sloan Wilson and Krista Tippett [unedited interview]

2012-12-20 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 41s

David Sloan Wilson is an evolutionary biologist based at Binghamton University. Krista Tippett spoke with him on May 15, 2012. This interview is included in our show "Teilhard de Chardin's 'Planetary Mind' and Spiritual Evolution.'" Download the mp3 of the produced show at on-being-dot-org.…

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Presence in the Wild with Kate Braestrup (Encore).

2012-12-13 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Kate Braestrup is a chaplain to game wardens, often on search and rescue missions, in the wilds of Maine. She works, as she puts it, at hinges of human experience when lives alter unexpectedly — where loss, disaster, decency and beauty intertwine. Hear her wise and unusual take on life and death, lost and found.

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Unedited Interview with Kate Braestrup

2012-12-13 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 48s

Kate Braestrup is a chaplain to game wardens, often on search and rescue missions, in the wilds of Maine. She works, as she puts it, at hinges of human experience when lives alter unexpectedly — where loss, disaster, decency and beauty intertwine. Hear her wise and unusual take on life and death, lost and found.

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The Spiritual Audacity of Abraham Joshua Heschel (Encore).

2012-12-06 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Rabbi Heschel marched alongside Martin Luther King Jr., famously reporting that he felt like his legs were praying. Heschel practiced what he called “radical amazement” in his work with religious others. “The opposite of good is not evil,” he said, “it is indifference.”

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Unedited Interview with Arnold Eisen

2012-12-06 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 18s

Rabbi Heschel marched alongside Martin Luther King Jr., famously reporting that he felt like his legs were praying. Heschel practiced what he called “radical amazement” in his work with religious others. “The opposite of good is not evil,” he said, “it is indifference.”

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No More Taking Sides with Robi Damelin and Ali Abu Awwad (Encore).

2012-11-29 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 52s

Robi Damelin lost her son David to a Palestinian sniper. Ali Abu Awwad lost his older brother Yousef to an Israeli soldier. But, instead of clinging to traditional ideologies and turning their pain into more violence, they've decided to understand the other side — Israeli and Palestinian — by sharing their pain and their humanity. They tell of a gathering network of survivors who share their grief, their stories of loved ones, and their ideas for lasting peace. They don't want to be right; they want to be honest.

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Unedited Interview with Robi Damelin and Ali Abu Awwad

2012-11-29 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 2s

Robi Damelin lost her son David to a Palestinian sniper. Ali Abu Awwad lost his older brother Yousef to an Israeli soldier. But, instead of clinging to traditional ideologies and turning their pain into more violence, they've decided to understand the other side — Israeli and Palestinian — by sharing their pain and their humanity. They tell of a gathering network of survivors who share their grief, their stories of loved ones, and their ideas for lasting peace. They don't want to be right; they want to be honest.

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Brené Brown on Vulnerability

2012-11-21 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Courage is borne out of vulnerability, not strength. This finding of Brené Brown’s research on shame and "wholeheartedness" shook the perfectionist ground beneath her own feet. And now it’s inspiring millions to reconsider the way they live, parent, and navigate relations with members of the opposite gender.

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Unedited Interview with Brené Brown

2012-11-21 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 27s

Courage is borne out of vulnerability, not strength. This finding of Brené Brown’s research on shame and "wholeheartedness" shook the perfectionist ground beneath her own feet. And now it’s inspiring millions to reconsider the way they live, parent, and navigate relations with members of the opposite gender.

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Alive Enough? Reflecting on Our Technology with Sherry Turkle (Encore).

2012-11-15 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Each of us, in our everyday interactions, chooses between letting technology shape us and shaping it towards human purposes, even towards honoring what we hold dear. Sherry Turkle, director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self, is full of usable ideas — from how to declare email bankruptcy to teaching our children the rewards of solitude.

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Unedited Interview with Sherry Turkle

2012-11-15 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 28s

Each of us, in our everyday interactions, chooses between letting technology shape us and shaping it towards human purposes, even towards honoring what we hold dear. Sherry Turkle, director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self, is full of usable ideas — from how to declare email bankruptcy to teaching our children the rewards of solitude.

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Marilynne Robinson + Marcelo Gleiser on The Mystery We Are

2012-11-08 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

What do a fiction writer and an astrophysicist have in common? Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Marilynne Robinson, together with physicist Marcelo Gleiser, connect dots between the cosmos, our minds, and all the ways we discover the story of where we came from.

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Unedited Interview with Marilynne Robinson + Marcelo Gleiser

2012-11-08 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 17s

What do a fiction writer and an astrophysicist have in common? Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Marilynne Robinson, together with physicist Marcelo Gleiser, connect dots between the cosmos, our minds, and all the ways we discover the story of where we came from.

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A Wild Love For the World with Joanna Macy (Encore).

2012-11-01 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Joanna Macy is a philosopher of ecology, a Buddhist scholar, and an exquisite translator of the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. We take that poetry as a lens on her wisdom on spiritual life and its relevance for the political and ecological dramas of our time.

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Unedited Interview with Joanna Macy

2012-11-01 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 27s

Joanna Macy is a philosopher of ecology, a Buddhist scholar, and an exquisite translator of the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. We take that poetry as a lens on her wisdom on spiritual life and its relevance for the political and ecological dramas of our time.

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Political Bridge People with Sen. Pete Domenici and Alice Rivlin

2012-10-25 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

A veteran Republican senator and Democratic economist are political bridge people who've brought differing approaches and shared love of country to generations of economic policy. In this tense political moment, they offer straight talk and wise perspective — and won’t let partisan gridlock have the last word. The final dialogue in our Civil Conversations Project.

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Unedited Interview with Pete Domenici and Alice Rivlin

2012-10-25 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 31s

A veteran Republican senator and Democratic economist are political bridge people who've brought differing approaches and shared love of country to generations of economic policy. In this tense political moment, they offer straight talk and wise perspective — and won’t let partisan gridlock have the last word. The final dialogue in our Civil Conversations Project.

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The Future of Marriage (Oct 18, 2012)

2012-10-18 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 52s

Jonathan Rauch and David Blankenhorn came to the gay marriage debate from two, predictable opposing sides -- but with an equal desire to strengthen marriage. They're pursuing another way to talk about this difficult issue, and others, with civility and honesty.…

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Catching Song with Bobby McFerrin (Encore).

2012-10-11 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

He is a genius of improvisation; a genre-bending vocal magician and conductor. And he sings the territory between music, mystery, and spirit. Who better to contemplate the human voice — its delights, its revelations, and its mystery — than Bobby McFerrin?

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Unedited Interview with Bobby McFerrin

2012-10-11 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 14s

He is a genius of improvisation; a genre-bending vocal magician and conductor. And he sings the territory between music, mystery, and spirit. Who better to contemplate the human voice — its delights, its revelations, and its mystery — than Bobby McFerrin?

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Pro-Life, Pro-Choice, Pro-Dialogue with David Gushee + Frances Kissling

2012-10-04 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

No issue is more intractable than abortion. Or is it? Most Americans fall somewhere between the absolute poles of “pro-life” and “pro-choice.” A Christian ethicist who advocates a "consistent ethic of life" and an abortion-rights activist reveal what they admire in the other side and discuss what’s really at stake in this debate.

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Krista Tippett's unedited interview with David Gushee and Frances Kissling

2012-10-04 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 35s

No issue is more intractable than abortion. Or is it? Most Americans fall somewhere between the absolute poles of “pro-life” and “pro-choice.” A Christian ethicist who advocates a "consistent ethic of life" and an abortion-rights activist reveal what they admire in the other side and discuss what’s really at stake in this debate.

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The Science of Healing Places with Esther Sternberg

2012-09-27 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

The light and smells in places like hospitals can often depress us. And, our favorite room at home keeps us sane. But why? Immunologist Esther Sternberg explains the scientific research revealing how physical spaces create stress and make us sick — and how good design can trigger our "brain’s internal pharmacies" and help heal us.

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Unedited Interview with Esther Sternberg

2012-09-27 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 24s

The light and smells in places like hospitals can often depress us. And, our favorite room at home keeps us sane. But why? Immunologist Esther Sternberg explains the scientific research revealing how physical spaces create stress and make us sick — and how good design can trigger our "brain’s internal pharmacies" and help heal us.

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The Next Christians with Jim Daly and Gabe Lyons

2012-09-20 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Two Christian leaders are working to restore Christian engagement in the world. Gabe Lyons and Jim Daly discuss how they who are reshaping their part in common life, and the common good. This often surprising conversation addresses subjects like gay marriage, abortion, and the strident reputation that Christian evangelicals have earned in the past decade.

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Unedited Interview with Jim Daly and Gabe Lyons

2012-09-20 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 23s

Two Christian leaders are working to restore Christian engagement in the world. Gabe Lyons and Jim Daly discuss how they who are reshaping their part in common life, and the common good. This often surprising conversation addresses subjects like gay marriage, abortion, and the strident reputation that Christian evangelicals have earned in the past decade.

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The Dignity of Difference (Encore).

2012-09-13 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Krista Tippett sits down with Lord Jonathan Sacks, the Chief Rabbi of Great Britain. One of the world's great thinkers on the promise and perils of religion, they discuss how Jewish and other religious ideas can inform modern challenges. He says that the faithful can and must cultivate their own deepest truths — while finding God in the other.

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Unedited Interview with Lord Jonathan Sacks

2012-09-13 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 9s

Krista Tippett sits down with Lord Jonathan Sacks, the Chief Rabbi of Great Britain. One of the world's great thinkers on the promise and perils of religion, they discuss how Jewish and other religious ideas can inform modern challenges. He says that the faithful can and must cultivate their own deepest truths — while finding God in the other.

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Alain de Botton on a School of Life for Atheists

2012-09-06 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Alain de Botton is a philosopher who likes the best of religion, but doesn’t believe in God. So he’s created “The School of Life,” a secular community in London. He explains why wisdom and ritual shouldn’t be reserved just for believers.

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Alain de Botton

2012-09-06 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 11s

Alain de Botton is a philosopher who likes the best of religion, but doesn’t believe in God. So he’s created “The School of Life,” a secular community in London. He explains why wisdom and ritual shouldn’t be reserved just for believers.

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Mike Rose on The Meaning of Intelligence (Encore).

2012-08-30 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

An expansive reflection on work, education, and civic imagination with an esteemed researcher and teacher at UCLA and a poetic writer. We explore his perspective, through life and scholarship, on hard subjects that drive to the heart of who we are -- literacy, schooling, social class, and the deepest meaning of vocation.

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Unedited Interview with Mike Rose

2012-08-30 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 29s

An expansive reflection on work, education, and civic imagination with an esteemed researcher and teacher at UCLA and a poetic writer. We explore his perspective, through life and scholarship, on hard subjects that drive to the heart of who we are -- literacy, schooling, social class, and the deepest meaning of vocation.

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Mormon Demystified with Joanna Brooks (Encore).

2012-08-23 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

From The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to CNN, Joanna Brooks has become a go-to voice during our national inspection of Mormonism in this presidential campaign. As Mitt Romney makes history, we revisit our personal and revealing conversation with the Ask Mormon Girl blogger. She opens a window on Mormonism as an evolving and far from monolithic faith.

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Unedited Interview with Joanna Brooks

2012-08-23 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 21s

From The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to CNN, Joanna Brooks has become a go-to voice during our national inspection of Mormonism in this presidential campaign. As Mitt Romney makes history, we revisit our personal and revealing conversation with the Ask Mormon Girl blogger. She opens a window on Mormonism as an evolving and far from monolithic faith.

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Fragility and the Evolution of Our Humanity with Xavier Le Pichon (Encore).

2012-08-16 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 52s

Xavier Le Pichon, one of the world's leading geophysicists, helped create the field of plate tectonics. A devout Catholic and spiritual thinker, he raised his family in intentional communities centered around people with mental disabilities. He shares his rare perspective on the meaning of humanity — a perspective equally informed by his scientific and personal encounters with fragility as a fundament of vital, evolving systems. Le Pichon has come to think of caring attention to weakness as an essential quality that allowed humanity to evolve.

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Unedited Interview with Xavier Le Pichon

2012-08-16 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 23s

Xavier Le Pichon, one of the world's leading geophysicists, helped create the field of plate tectonics. A devout Catholic and spiritual thinker, he raised his family in intentional communities centered around people with mental disabilities. He shares his rare perspective on the meaning of humanity — a perspective equally informed by his scientific and personal encounters with fragility as a fundament of vital, evolving systems. Le Pichon has come to think of caring attention to weakness as an essential quality that allowed humanity to evolve.

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Unedited Interview with Rosanne Cash

2012-08-09 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 25s

As the daughter of Johnny Cash, singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash describes her life as one "circumscribed by music." But, it's through her love of language and quantum mechanics that she's finding new sources of creativity and mathematical ways to think about the divine. The mother of five shares her perspectives on being present, Twitter as a "boot camp for songwriters," and how she wrestles with love and grief through her music.

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Rosanne Cash, Time Traveler (Encore).

2012-08-09 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

As the daughter of Johnny Cash, singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash describes her life as one "circumscribed by music." But, it's through her love of language and quantum mechanics that she's finding new sources of creativity and mathematical ways to think about the divine. The mother of five shares her perspectives on being present, Twitter as a "boot camp for songwriters," and how she wrestles with love and grief through her music.

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Spiritual Boundaries in Modern Turkey with Fr. Alberto Ambrosio and Metropolitan Elpidophoros Lambriniadis

2012-08-02 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

The second show from our recent trip to Istanbul. We meet a Dominican friar whose Christianity is inspired by the mystical tradition of Islam. And, an Eastern Orthodox bishop is creating what he calls a “dialogue of life” as a religious minority in this crucible of the ancient church.

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Fr. Alberto Ambrosio

2012-08-02 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 18s

The second show from our recent trip to Istanbul. We meet a Dominican friar whose Christianity is inspired by the mystical tradition of Islam. And, an Eastern Orthodox bishop is creating what he calls a “dialogue of life” as a religious minority in this crucible of the ancient church.

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Elpidophoros Lambriniadis

2012-08-02 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 33s

The second show from our recent trip to Istanbul. We meet a Dominican friar whose Christianity is inspired by the mystical tradition of Islam. And, an Eastern Orthodox bishop is creating what he calls a “dialogue of life” as a religious minority in this crucible of the ancient church.

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The Far Shore of Aging (Encore).

2012-07-26 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Krista Tippett speaks with Jane Gross, creator of The New York Times’ New Old Age blog. As she learned by taking care of her mother during her final years, we’re living longer and dying more slowly. Gross shares her wisdom about the new relationship between children and parents, and the changing way we think about the far shore of aging.

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Unedited Interview with Jane Gross

2012-07-26 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 26s

Krista Tippett speaks with Jane Gross, creator of The New York Times’ New Old Age blog. As she learned by taking care of her mother during her final years, we’re living longer and dying more slowly. Gross shares her wisdom about the new relationship between children and parents, and the changing way we think about the far shore of aging.

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The Vitality of the Struggle (Encore).

2012-07-19 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Terry Tempest Williams is a naturalist and writer, a biologist by training with a literary mind, who comes from a long Mormon lineage in Utah. She draws political, spiritual, and creative inspiration from her experience of the interior American West. She offers stories of neighborly collaboration that turns into environmental protection, and the value that comes from vitriolic disagreement inside families.

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Unedited Interview with Terry Tempest Williams

2012-07-19 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 26s

Terry Tempest Williams is a naturalist and writer, a biologist by training with a literary mind, who comes from a long Mormon lineage in Utah. She draws political, spiritual, and creative inspiration from her experience of the interior American West. She offers stories of neighborly collaboration that turns into environmental protection, and the value that comes from vitriolic disagreement inside families.

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Mustafa Akyol on Religion, Democracy, and the New Turkey

2012-07-12 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

There's a country between Europe's debt crisis and the Arab Spring, where democracy is valued and the economy is growing. It's Turkey. Mustafa Akyol gives a fresh perspective on this new model of religion and democracy.

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Unedited Interview with Mustafa Akyol (Jul 12, 2012)

2012-07-12 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 18s

There's a country between Europe's debt crisis and the Arab Spring, where democracy is valued and the economy is growing. It's Turkey. Mustafa Akyol gives a fresh perspective on this new model of religion and democracy.

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Driven By Flavor with Dan Barber (Encore).

2012-07-05 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Dan Barber is a celebrated young chef — but his passionate ethics and intellect have made him much more. He's out to restore food to its rightful place vis-à-vis our bodies, our ecologies and our economies. And he would do this by resurrecting our natural insistence on flavor.

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Unedited Interview with Dan Barber

2012-07-05 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 33s

Dan Barber is a celebrated young chef — but his passionate ethics and intellect have made him much more. He's out to restore food to its rightful place vis-à-vis our bodies, our ecologies and our economies. And he would do this by resurrecting our natural insistence on flavor.

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The Inward Work of Democracy with Jacob Needleman (Encore).

2012-06-28 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Krista Tippett speaks with philosopher Jacob Needleman. As new democracies are struggling around the world, it’s easy to forget that U.S. democracy was shaped by trial and error. A conversation about the “inward work” of democracy — the conscience that shaped the American experiment.

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Unedited Interview with Jacob Needleman

2012-06-28 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 0s

Krista Tippett speaks with philosopher Jacob Needleman. As new democracies are struggling around the world, it’s easy to forget that U.S. democracy was shaped by trial and error. A conversation about the “inward work” of democracy — the conscience that shaped the American experiment.

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Evolving a City

2012-06-21 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

David Sloan Wilson believes that evolution is not just a description of how we got here. He says it can also be a tool kit for improving how we live together. He’s taken what he’s learned in studying evolution in animals and is now applying it to the behavior of groups in his hometown of Binghamton, New York. His goal is to help people behave pro-socially — at their best, and for the good of the whole.

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Unedited Interview with David Sloan Wilson

2012-06-21 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1s

David Sloan Wilson believes that evolution is not just a description of how we got here. He says it can also be a tool kit for improving how we live together. He’s taken what he’s learned in studying evolution in animals and is now applying it to the behavior of groups in his hometown of Binghamton, New York. His goal is to help people behave pro-socially — at their best, and for the good of the whole.

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Investigating Healthy Minds with Richard Davidson (Encore).

2012-06-14 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Neuroscientist Richard Davidson is revealing that the choices we make can actually “rewire” our brains. He’s studied the brains of meditating Buddhist monks, and now he’s using his research with children and adolescents to look at things like ADHD, autism, and kindness.

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Unedited Interview with Richard Davidson

2012-06-14 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 10s

Neuroscientist Richard Davidson is revealing that the choices we make can actually “rewire” our brains. He’s studied the brains of meditating Buddhist monks, and now he’s using his research with children and adolescents to look at things like ADHD, autism, and kindness.

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Oceanographer Sylvia Earle

2012-06-07 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Sylvia Earle has done something no one else has — walked solo on the bottom of the sea, under a quarter mile of water. She tells what she saw — and what she has learned — about the giant, living system that is the ocean. And, she explains why seeing a shark is a sign for hope.

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Oceanographer Sylvia Earle (June 07, 2012)

2012-06-07 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Sylvia Earle has done something no one else has - walked solo on the bottom of the sea, under a quarter mile of water. She tells what she saw - and what she has learned - about the giant, living system that is the ocean. And, she explains why seeing a shark is a sign for hope.…

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Sylvia Earle + Krista Tippett [unedited interview]

2012-06-07 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 24s

Krista Tippett interviewed oceanographer and marine biologist Sylvia Earle on May 16, 2012 from the studios of APM in St. Paul, Minnesota. Earle was in the studio of UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism in Berkeley, CA. This interview is included in the show "Oceanographer Sylvia Earle." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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Unedited Interview with Sylvia Earle

2012-06-07 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1s

Sylvia Earle has done something no one else has — walked solo on the bottom of the sea, under a quarter mile of water. She tells what she saw — and what she has learned — about the giant, living system that is the ocean. And, she explains why seeing a shark is a sign for hope.

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Mathematics, Purpose, and Truth (Encore).

2012-05-31 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 52s

As a theoretical physicist, Janna Levin probes whether the universe is finite or infinite. As a novelist, she explored the separate but parallel lives of two influential 20th-century scientists: Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing. Their work laid the foundations for computer intelligence while challenging fundamental notions about how we can know what is true.

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Unedited Interview with Janna Levin

2012-05-31 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 16s

As a theoretical physicist, Janna Levin probes whether the universe is finite or infinite. As a novelist, she explored the separate but parallel lives of two influential 20th-century scientists: Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing. Their work laid the foundations for computer intelligence while challenging fundamental notions about how we can know what is true.

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Getting Revenge and Forgiveness (Encore).

2012-05-24 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 53s

Michael McCullough describes science that helps us comprehend how revenge came to have a purpose in human life. At the same time, he stresses, science is also revealing that human beings are more instinctively equipped for forgiveness than we've perhaps given ourselves credit for. Knowing this suggests ways to calm the revenge instinct in ourselves and others and embolden the forgiveness intuition.

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Unedited Interview with Michael McCullough

2012-05-24 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1s

Michael McCullough describes science that helps us comprehend how revenge came to have a purpose in human life. At the same time, he stresses, science is also revealing that human beings are more instinctively equipped for forgiveness than we've perhaps given ourselves credit for. Knowing this suggests ways to calm the revenge instinct in ourselves and others and embolden the forgiveness intuition.

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Getting Revenge and Forgiveness (May 24, 2012) [encore]

2012-05-24 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Michael McCullough describes science that helps us comprehend how revenge came to have a purpose in human life. At the same time, he stresses, science is also revealing that human beings are more instinctively equipped for forgiveness than we've perhaps given ourselves credit for. Knowing this suggests ways to calm the revenge instinct in ourselves and others and embolden the forgiveness intuition.…

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Michael McCullough + Krista Tippett [unedited interview]

2012-05-24 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 48s

Krista's unedited conversation with Michael McCullough, author of "Beyond Revenge: The Evolution of the Forgiveness Instinct." Krista spoke with him on August 29, 2008 from the studios of American Public Media in St. Paul, Minnesota, and he was in the studios of WLRN in Miami, Florida. This interview is included in our program "Getting Revenge and Forgiveness." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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Sarah Kay's Way with Words (Encore).

2012-05-17 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Sarah Kay is a 24-year-old spoken word poet who has become a role model and teacher to teenagers around the world. Millions have viewed her TED talk, where she shared the main stage with figures like Bill Gates and Jamie Oliver. She puts words around what she knows about poetry, stories, and being human and connected in this age.

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Unedited Interview with Sarah Kay

2012-05-17 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 11s

Sarah Kay is a 24-year-old spoken word poet who has become a role model and teacher to teenagers around the world. Millions have viewed her TED talk, where she shared the main stage with figures like Bill Gates and Jamie Oliver. She puts words around what she knows about poetry, stories, and being human and connected in this age.

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The Last Quiet Places

2012-05-10 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Gordon Hempton says that silence is an endangered species. He defines real quiet as presence — not an absence of sound, but an absence of noise. The Earth, as he knows it, is a "solar-powered jukebox." Quiet is a "think tank of the soul." We take in the world through his ears.

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Unedited Interview with Gordon Hempton

2012-05-10 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 19s

Gordon Hempton says that silence is an endangered species. He defines real quiet as presence — not an absence of sound, but an absence of noise. The Earth, as he knows it, is a "solar-powered jukebox." Quiet is a "think tank of the soul." We take in the world through his ears.

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A Hike Through the Hoh Rain Forest: A Soundscape Meditation [bonus track]

2012-05-10 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 4s

Through the sounds of the Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park, acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton guides us on hike to One Square Inch of Silence. This guided walk is included in the On Being show "The Last Quiet Places." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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Unedited Interview with Matthew Sanford

2012-05-03 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 8s

An unusual take on the mind-body connection with author and yoga teacher Matthew Sanford. He's been a paraplegic since the age of 13. He shares his wisdom for us all on knowing the strength and grace of our bodies even in the face of illness, aging, and death.

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The Body's Grace, Matthew Sanford's Story (Encore).

2012-05-03 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 53s

An unusual take on the mind-body connection with author and yoga teacher Matthew Sanford. He's been a paraplegic since the age of 13. He shares his wisdom for us all on knowing the strength and grace of our bodies even in the face of illness, aging, and death.

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Matthew Sanford + Krista Tippett [unedited interview]

2012-05-03 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 8s

Krista Tippett interviewed author and yoga instructor Matthew Sanford on July 7, 2006. This interview is included in the show "The Body's Grace." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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Contemplating Mortality

2012-04-26 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

What if we understand death as a developmental stage — like adolescence or mid-life? Dr. Ira Byock is a leading figure in palliative care and hospice in the United States. He says we lose sight of "the remarkable value" of the time of life we call dying if we forget that it's always a personal and human event, and not just a medical one. From his place on this medical frontier, he shares how we can understand dying as a time of learning, repair, and completion of our lives.

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Unedited Interview with Ira Byock

2012-04-26 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 2m 21s

What if we understand death as a developmental stage — like adolescence or mid-life? Dr. Ira Byock is a leading figure in palliative care and hospice in the United States. He says we lose sight of "the remarkable value" of the time of life we call dying if we forget that it's always a personal and human event, and not just a medical one. From his place on this medical frontier, he shares how we can understand dying as a time of learning, repair, and completion of our lives.

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Unedited Interview with Ernie LaPointe

2012-04-19 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 2m 3s

As some Lakota make an annual pilgrimage on horseback to Wounded Knee in memory of Sitting Bull's death, we'll pull out some of the lesser known threads of the legacy of this complex leader and American icon. And we'll explore why his spiritual character has animated his own people in the last three decades more openly than at any time since his death in 1890.

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Unedited Interview with Cedric Good House

2012-04-19 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 43s

As some Lakota make an annual pilgrimage on horseback to Wounded Knee in memory of Sitting Bull's death, we'll pull out some of the lesser known threads of the legacy of this complex leader and American icon. And we'll explore why his spiritual character has animated his own people in the last three decades more openly than at any time since his death in 1890.

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Unedited Interview with Carole Barrett

2012-04-19 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 52s

As some Lakota make an annual pilgrimage on horseback to Wounded Knee in memory of Sitting Bull's death, we'll pull out some of the lesser known threads of the legacy of this complex leader and American icon. And we'll explore why his spiritual character has animated his own people in the last three decades more openly than at any time since his death in 1890.

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Reimagining Sitting Bull, Tatanka Iyotake (Encore).

2012-04-19 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 53s

As some Lakota make an annual pilgrimage on horseback to Wounded Knee in memory of Sitting Bull's death, we'll pull out some of the lesser known threads of the legacy of this complex leader and American icon. And we'll explore why his spiritual character has animated his own people in the last three decades more openly than at any time since his death in 1890.

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Ernie LaPointe + Krista Tippett [unedited interview]

2012-04-19 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 2s

Krista Tippett interviewed Ernie LaPointe, great-grandson of Sitting Bull, on October 20, 2009. This interview is included in the show "Tatanka Iyotake: Reimagining Sitting Bull." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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Cedric Goodhouse + Krista Tippett [unedited interview]

2012-04-19 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 42s

Cedric Good House talked to Krista Tippett from a studio in Bismarck, North Dakota with his son Rick and wife Sissy. Hear him speak about Lakota tradition and Sitting Bull's legacy, while his wife and son accompany with music. This interview is included in the show "Tatanka Iyotake: Reimagining Sitting Bull." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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Carole Barrett + Krista Tippett [unedited interview]

2012-04-19 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 52s

Krista Tippett interviewed Carole Barrett for "Tatanka Iyotake: Reimagining Sitting Bull." LIsten to the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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Remembering God

2012-04-12 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 52s

The poet Christian Wiman is giving voice to the hunger for faith — and the challenges of faith — for people living now. After a Texas upbringing soaked in a history of violence and a charismatic Christian culture, he was agnostic until he became actively religious again in his late 30s. Then he was diagnosed with a rare form of incurable blood cancer. He's bearing witness to something new happening in himself and in the world.

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Unedited Interview with Christian Wiman

2012-04-12 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 30s

The poet Christian Wiman is giving voice to the hunger for faith — and the challenges of faith — for people living now. After a Texas upbringing soaked in a history of violence and a charismatic Christian culture, he was agnostic until he became actively religious again in his late 30s. Then he was diagnosed with a rare form of incurable blood cancer. He's bearing witness to something new happening in himself and in the world.

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At the Heart of Easter Sunday Is a Woman [guest essay]

2012-04-09 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 3s

Playwright Norman Allen offers this thoughtful guest essay on Easter not just being about Jesus' resurrection but Mary Magdalene too. Take two minutes to listen and read at the On Being Blog at onbeing.org.…

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Unedited Interview with Vigen Guroian

2012-04-05 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 38s

An understanding of Easter from inside the Armenian Orthodox tradition that is at once mystical and literally down to earth. Vigen Guroian is a theologian who experiences Easter as a call to our senses. He is passionate about the meaning of grand ideas like incarnation, death, and eternity as revealed in life and in his garden.

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Restoring the Senses: Gardening and Orthodox Easter (Encore).

2012-04-05 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

An understanding of Easter from inside the Armenian Orthodox tradition that is at once mystical and literally down to earth. Vigen Guroian is a theologian who experiences Easter as a call to our senses. He is passionate about the meaning of grand ideas like incarnation, death, and eternity as revealed in life and in his garden.

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Vigen Guorian + Krista Tippett [unedited interview]

2012-04-05 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 38s

Krista Tippett interviewed Armenian Orthodox theologian Vigen Guorian on February 22, 2007. This interview is included in the show "Restoring the Senses: Gardening and an Orthodox Easter." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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What We Nurture (Encore).

2012-03-29 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

The best way to nurture children's inner lives, Sylvia Boorstein says, is by taking care of our own inner selves for their sake. At a public event in suburban Detroit, Krista Tippett draws out the warmth and wisdom of the celebrated Jewish-Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist. And, in a light-hearted moment that is an audience pleaser, Boorstein shares what GPS might teach us about "recalculating" and our own inner equanimity.

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Keeping Quiet by Pablo Neruda [bonus track]

2012-03-29 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 2s

An exclusive track of Sylvia Boorstein reading Pablo Neruda's poem "Keeping Quiet" during her interview with Krista Tippett. This poem is included in the On Being show "What We Nurture." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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Creativity and the Everyday Brain

2012-03-22 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

How do we prime our brains to take the meandering mental paths necessary for creativity? New techniques of brain imaging, Rex Jung says, are helping us gain a whole new view on the differences between intelligence, creativity, and personality. He unsettles some old assumptions — and suggests some new connections between creativity and family life, creativity and aging, and creativity and purpose.

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The Losses and the Laughter We Grow Into (March 15, 2012)

2012-03-15 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Being able-bodied, Kevin Kling says, is always only a temporary condition. Part funny guy, part poet and playwright, part wise man, Kling is known for NPR commentaries in his Minnesota accent that sounds straight out of the movie Fargo. With Krista Tippett, you'll hear his own special angle on life's humor and its ruptures. Born with a partially disabled left arm, in his 40s he then lost the use of his fully functional right one after a motorcycle accident nearly killed him. Take in his wisdom on the losses we're born with, and the losses we grow into -- and why we turn these things into stories.…

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Kevin Kling + Krista Tippett [unedited interview]

2012-03-15 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 45s

Krista Tippett interviewed storyteller and humorist Kevin Kling on February 9, 2012. This interview is included in the show "The Losses and the Laughter We Live Into." Download the mp3 of the produced show at on-being-dot-org.…

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The Ecstatic Faith of Rumi (Encore).

2012-03-08 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

The 13th-century Muslim mystic and poet Rumi has long shaped Muslims around the world and has now become popular in the West. Rumi created a new language of love within the Islamic mystical tradition of Sufism. We hear his poetry as we delve into his world and listen for its echoes in our own.

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Unedited Interview with Fatemeh Keshavarz

2012-03-08 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 25s

The 13th-century Muslim mystic and poet Rumi has long shaped Muslims around the world and has now become popular in the West. Rumi created a new language of love within the Islamic mystical tradition of Sufism. We hear his poetry as we delve into his world and listen for its echoes in our own.

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Uncovering the Codes for Reality with S. James Gates (Encore).

2012-03-01 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Are we in the matrix? Physicist James Gates reveals why string theory stretches our imaginations about the nature of reality. Also, how failure makes us more complete, and imagination makes us more knowledgeable.

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Unedited Interview with S. James Gates Jr.

2012-03-01 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 21s

Are we in the matrix? Physicist James Gates reveals why string theory stretches our imaginations about the nature of reality. Also, how failure makes us more complete, and imagination makes us more knowledgeable.

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Desmond Tutu's God of Surprises (Encore).

2012-02-23 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Desmond Tutu says that despite all the evil and suffering in the world, human beings are "remarkable things" who are "made for goodness." We explore how his understanding of God and humanity has unfolded through the history he's shaped — and even through his friendship with the Dalai Lama.

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Unedited Interview with Desmond Tutu

2012-02-23 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 15s

Desmond Tutu says that despite all the evil and suffering in the world, human beings are "remarkable things" who are "made for goodness." We explore how his understanding of God and humanity has unfolded through the history he's shaped — and even through his friendship with the Dalai Lama.

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Meredith Monk's Voice (Encore).

2012-02-16 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Singer and composer Meredith Monk is a kind of archeologist of the human voice. She says that "the voice could be like the body" — flexible and fluid with practice. Through music as through meditation, the longtime Buddhist practitioner pushes the boundaries of what we can do without words.

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Unedited Interview with Meredith Monk

2012-02-16 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 27s

Singer and composer Meredith Monk is a kind of archeologist of the human voice. She says that "the voice could be like the body" — flexible and fluid with practice. Through music as through meditation, the longtime Buddhist practitioner pushes the boundaries of what we can do without words.

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Journalism and Compassion (Encore).

2012-02-09 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Can journalism be a humanitarian art? New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has learned that reportage can deaden rather than awaken the consciousness, much less the hearts, of his readers. He shares his wide ethical lens he's gained on human life in our time — both personal and global.

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Unedited Interview with Nicholas Kristof

2012-02-09 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 25s

Can journalism be a humanitarian art? New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has learned that reportage can deaden rather than awaken the consciousness, much less the hearts, of his readers. He shares his wide ethical lens he's gained on human life in our time — both personal and global.

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Toward Living Memory (Encore).

2012-02-02 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

For Black History Month: a MacArthur "genius" who's unearthing an especially painful chapter of the American experience — the intersecting history of African-Americans and Native Americans, and the little-known narratives that Cherokee landowners held black slaves. Even with history this difficult, Tiya Miles shows us the possibility of stretching the canvas of the past wide enough to hold both hard truths and healing.

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Unedited Interview with Tiya Miles

2012-02-02 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

For Black History Month: a MacArthur "genius" who's unearthing an especially painful chapter of the American experience — the intersecting history of African-Americans and Native Americans, and the little-known narratives that Cherokee landowners held black slaves. Even with history this difficult, Tiya Miles shows us the possibility of stretching the canvas of the past wide enough to hold both hard truths and healing.

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The Inner Landscape of Beauty (Encore).

2012-01-26 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

The late Irish poet and philosopher, John O'Donohue, is beloved for his book Anam ÄŠara, Gaelic for "soul friend," and for his insistence on beauty as a human calling and a defining aspect of God. In one of his last interviews before his death in 2008, he articulated a Celtic imagination about how the material and the spiritual, the visible and the invisible worlds intertwine in human experience.

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Unedited Interview with John O'Donohue

2012-01-26 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 38s

The late Irish poet and philosopher, John O'Donohue, is beloved for his book Anam ÄŠara, Gaelic for "soul friend," and for his insistence on beauty as a human calling and a defining aspect of God. In one of his last interviews before his death in 2008, he articulated a Celtic imagination about how the material and the spiritual, the visible and the invisible worlds intertwine in human experience.

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"A Blessing for a Friend on the Arrival of Illness" by John O'Donohue [bonus track]

2012-01-26 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 2s

An exclusive track of John O'Donohue reading his poem "A Blessing for a Friend on the Arrival of Illness" during his interview with Krista Tippett on October 1, 2007 in the studios of APM in St. Paul, Minnesota. This poem is included in the On Being show "The Inner Landscape of Beauty." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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"A Blessing for One Who Holds Power" by John O'Donohue [bonus track]

2012-01-26 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1s

An exclusive track of John O'Donohue reading his poem "A Blessing for One Who Holds Power" during his interview with Krista Tippett on October 1, 2007 in the studios of APM in St. Paul, Minnesota. This poem is included in the On Being show "The Inner Landscape of Beauty." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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"Beannacht" by John O'Donohue [bonus track]

2012-01-26 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1s

An exclusive track of John O'Donohue reading his poem "Beannacht" during his interview with Krista Tippett on October 1, 2007 in the studios of APM in St. Paul, Minnesota. This poem is included in the On Being show "The Inner Landscape of Beauty." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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"For the Pilgrim a Kiss: The Caha River" by John O'Donohue [bonus track]

2012-01-26 :: On Being with Krista Tippett

An exclusive track of John O'Donohue reading his poem "For the Pilgrim a Kiss: The Caha River" during his interview with Krista Tippett on October 1, 2007 in the studios of APM in St. Paul, Minnesota. This poem is included in the On Being show "The Inner Landscape of Beauty." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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"For the Pilgrim a Kiss: Between Things" by John O'Donohue [bonus track]

2012-01-26 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1s

An exclusive track of John O'Donohue reading his poem "For the Pilgrim a Kiss: Between Things" during his interview with Krista Tippett on October 1, 2007 in the studios of APM in St. Paul, Minnesota. This poem is included in the On Being show "The Inner Landscape of Beauty." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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"For the Pilgrim a Kiss: Body Language" by John O'Donohue [bonus track]

2012-01-26 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1s

An exclusive track of John O'Donohue reading his poem "For the Pilgrim a Kiss: Body Language" during his interview with Krista Tippett on October 1, 2007 in the studios of APM in St. Paul, Minnesota. This poem is included in the On Being show "The Inner Landscape of Beauty." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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"Since You Came" by John O'Donohue [bonus track]

2012-01-26 :: On Being with Krista Tippett

An exclusive track of John O'Donohue reading his poem "Since You Came" during his interview with Krista Tippett on October 1, 2007 in the studios of APM in St. Paul, Minnesota. This poem is included in the On Being show "The Inner Landscape of Beauty." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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"The Nativity" by John O'Donohue [bonus track]

2012-01-26 :: On Being with Krista Tippett

An exclusive track of John O'Donohue reading his poem "The Nativity" during his interview with Krista Tippett on October 1, 2007 in the studios of APM in St. Paul, Minnesota. This poem is included in the On Being show "The Inner Landscape of Beauty." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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Becoming Detroit (Encore).

2012-01-19 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

A Detroit you probably haven't seen in the news. It's a city of vigor — a place where neighbors are reimagining work, food, and the very meaning of humanity. To meet these people is to gain perspective on all of our work, and how we might imagine possibility in our own backyard. Krista Tippett and team travel to the Motor City to meet the civil rights legend Grace Lee Boggs. We find the 96-year-old philosopher surrounded by creative, joyful people and projects that defy more familiar images of decline. It's a kind of parallel urban universe with much to teach all of us about meeting the changes of our time.

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Unedited Interview with Grace Lee Boggs

2012-01-19 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 1s

A Detroit you probably haven't seen in the news. It's a city of vigor — a place where neighbors are reimagining work, food, and the very meaning of humanity. To meet these people is to gain perspective on all of our work, and how we might imagine possibility in our own backyard. Krista Tippett and team travel to the Motor City to meet the civil rights legend Grace Lee Boggs. We find the 96-year-old philosopher surrounded by creative, joyful people and projects that defy more familiar images of decline. It's a kind of parallel urban universe with much to teach all of us about meeting the changes of our time.

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Unedited Interview with Richard Feldman

2012-01-19 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 36s

A Detroit you probably haven't seen in the news. It's a city of vigor — a place where neighbors are reimagining work, food, and the very meaning of humanity. To meet these people is to gain perspective on all of our work, and how we might imagine possibility in our own backyard. Krista Tippett and team travel to the Motor City to meet the civil rights legend Grace Lee Boggs. We find the 96-year-old philosopher surrounded by creative, joyful people and projects that defy more familiar images of decline. It's a kind of parallel urban universe with much to teach all of us about meeting the changes of our time.

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Unedited Interview with Gloria Lowe

2012-01-19 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 33s

A Detroit you probably haven't seen in the news. It's a city of vigor — a place where neighbors are reimagining work, food, and the very meaning of humanity. To meet these people is to gain perspective on all of our work, and how we might imagine possibility in our own backyard. Krista Tippett and team travel to the Motor City to meet the civil rights legend Grace Lee Boggs. We find the 96-year-old philosopher surrounded by creative, joyful people and projects that defy more familiar images of decline. It's a kind of parallel urban universe with much to teach all of us about meeting the changes of our time.

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Unedited Interview with Wayne Curtis + Myrtle Thompson

2012-01-19 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 33s

A Detroit you probably haven't seen in the news. It's a city of vigor — a place where neighbors are reimagining work, food, and the very meaning of humanity. To meet these people is to gain perspective on all of our work, and how we might imagine possibility in our own backyard. Krista Tippett and team travel to the Motor City to meet the civil rights legend Grace Lee Boggs. We find the 96-year-old philosopher surrounded by creative, joyful people and projects that defy more familiar images of decline. It's a kind of parallel urban universe with much to teach all of us about meeting the changes of our time.

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The Art of Peace (Encore).

2012-01-12 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

What happens when people transcend violence while living in it? John Paul Lederach has spent three decades mediating peace and change in 25 countries — from Nepal to Colombia and Sierra Leone.. He shifts the language and lens of the very notion of conflict resolution. He says, for example, that enduring progress takes root not with large numbers of people, but with relationships between unlikely people.

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Unedited Interview with John Paul Lederach

2012-01-12 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 47s

What happens when people transcend violence while living in it? John Paul Lederach has spent three decades mediating peace and change in 25 countries — from Nepal to Colombia and Sierra Leone.. He shifts the language and lens of the very notion of conflict resolution. He says, for example, that enduring progress takes root not with large numbers of people, but with relationships between unlikely people.

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Rosanne Cash, Time Traveler (January 5, 2012)

2012-01-05 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

As the daughter of Johnny Cash, singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash describes her life as one circumscribed by music. But, it's through her love of language and quantum mechanics that she's finding new sources of creativity and mathematical ways to think about the divine. The mother of five shares her perspectives on being present, Twitter as a boot camp for songwriters, and how she wrestles with love and grief through her music.…

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Rosanne Cash [unedited interview]

2012-01-05 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 25s

A Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and author, Rosanne Cash spoke with Krista Tippett on November 17, 2011 at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This interview is included in our show "Rosanne Cash, Time Traveler." Download the mp3 of the produced show at on-being-dot-org.…

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"God Is In the Roses" performed by Rosanne Cash [bonus track]

2012-01-05 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 3s

An exclusive track performed by Rosanne Cash during her interview with Krista Tippett on November 17, 2011 at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This song is included in the On Being show "Rosanne Cash, Time Traveler." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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"The World Unseen" by Rosanne Cash [bonus track]

2012-01-05 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 4s

An exclusive track performed by Rosanne Cash during her interview with Krista Tippett on November 17, 2011 at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This song is included in the On Being show "Rosanne Cash, Time Traveler." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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Pursuing Happiness with the Dalai Lama (Encore).

2011-12-29 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

The XIV Dalai Lama seems to many to embody happiness — happiness against the odds, a virtue that is acquired and practiced. Before a live audience in Atlanta, Georgia, Krista had a rare opportunity to mull over the meaning of happiness in contemporary life with him and three global spiritual leaders: a Muslim scholar, a chief rabbi, and a presiding bishop. For this new year, an invigorating and unpredictable discussion exploring the themes of suffering, beauty, and the nature of the body.

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Unedited interview with The Dalai Lama, et al.

2011-12-29 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 54s

The XIV Dalai Lama seems to many to embody happiness — happiness against the odds, a virtue that is acquired and practiced. Before a live audience in Atlanta, Georgia, Krista had a rare opportunity to mull over the meaning of happiness in contemporary life with him and three global spiritual leaders: a Muslim scholar, a chief rabbi, and a presiding bishop. For this new year, an invigorating and unpredictable discussion exploring the themes of suffering, beauty, and the nature of the body.

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The Prophetic Imagination of Walter Brueggemann (Encore).

2011-12-22 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

The people we later recognize as prophets, says Bible scholar Walter Brueggemann, are also poets. They reframe what is at stake in chaotic times. Hear a very special voice in conversation to address our changing lives and the deepest meaning of hope this season.

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Unedited Interview with Walter Brueggemann

2011-12-22 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 10s

The people we later recognize as prophets, says Bible scholar Walter Brueggemann, are also poets. They reframe what is at stake in chaotic times. Hear a very special voice in conversation to address our changing lives and the deepest meaning of hope this season.

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Legends to Live By with Scott-Martin Kosofsky (Encore).

2011-12-15 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 59s

Could a Yiddish text from the Middle Ages serve as a guide to living now? Book composer and typographer Scott-Martin Kosofsky revives unlikely sources of "customs" for leading a modern life and marking sacred time. For Hanukkah and all the seasons upon us.

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Unedited Interview with Scott-Martin Kosofsky

2011-12-15 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 33s

Could a Yiddish text from the Middle Ages serve as a guide to living now? Book composer and typographer Scott-Martin Kosofsky revives unlikely sources of "customs" for leading a modern life and marking sacred time. For Hanukkah and all the seasons upon us.

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Who Ordered This? (Encore).

2011-12-08 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Astrophysicist Mario Livio works with science the Hubble Space Telescope makes possible. He is not a religious person. But he's fascinated with the enduring mystery of the very language of science, mathematics.

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Unedited Interview with Mario Livio

2011-12-08 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 31s

Astrophysicist Mario Livio works with science the Hubble Space Telescope makes possible. He is not a religious person. But he's fascinated with the enduring mystery of the very language of science, mathematics.

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Monsters We Love: TV's Pop Culture Theodicy

2011-12-01 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Amoral zombies. Loving vampires. Righteous serial killers. And lots of God. That's all in the new TV season — a place where great writers and actors are telling the story of our time — playfully, violently, soulfully.

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Unedited Interview with Diane Winston

2011-12-01 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 41s

Amoral zombies. Loving vampires. Righteous serial killers. And lots of God. That's all in the new TV season — a place where great writers and actors are telling the story of our time — playfully, violently, soulfully.

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The Poetry of Creatures (Encore).

2011-11-24 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

How we see the world is how we value it, says Ellen Davis. And poetry is a way to rediscover the lost art of being creatures. An hour of learning and slowing down, with the "Mad Farmer" poems of Wendell Berry and a new way to take in the "poetry" of Genesis.

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Unedited Interview with Ellen Davis

2011-11-24 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 28s

How we see the world is how we value it, says Ellen Davis. And poetry is a way to rediscover the lost art of being creatures. An hour of learning and slowing down, with the "Mad Farmer" poems of Wendell Berry and a new way to take in the "poetry" of Genesis.

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Occupying the Gospel (Encore).

2011-11-17 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush opens up a hidden but possibly re-emerging influence in the DNA of American Christianity, reaching back to the Social Gospel movement at the turn of the 20th century. And, the Huffington Post religion editor shares what he's learning about religion in this century's evolving realm of technology.

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Unedited Interview with Paul Raushenbush

2011-11-17 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 23s

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush opens up a hidden but possibly re-emerging influence in the DNA of American Christianity, reaching back to the Social Gospel movement at the turn of the 20th century. And, the Huffington Post religion editor shares what he's learning about religion in this century's evolving realm of technology.

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Holding Life Consciously (Encore).

2011-11-10 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

What happens when you bring together science and poetry on something like color or light? Arthur Zajonc is a physicist and contemplative. And he says we can all investigate life as vigorously from the inside as from the outside.

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Unedited Interview with Arthur Zajonc

2011-11-10 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 29s

What happens when you bring together science and poetry on something like color or light? Arthur Zajonc is a physicist and contemplative. And he says we can all investigate life as vigorously from the inside as from the outside.

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Unfolding Language, Unfolding Life (November 3, 2011)

2011-11-03 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Linguistics pioneer Jean Berko Gleason unlocks the way we learn an amazing and crucial human skill, learning to talk. She studies how language emerges from childhood on, and says it reveals unexpected truths about our human relationships with our world, and our consciousness of ourselves.…

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Jean Berko Gleason [unedited interview]

2011-11-03 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 25s

Jean Berko Gleason is a linguistics pioneer exploring connections between language, relationships, and consciousness. Krista Tippett spoke with her on September 27, 2011 from the studios of APM in Saint Paul, Minnesota; Jean Berko Gleason was in the studios of WGBH in Boston. This interview is included in our show "Unfolding Language, Unfolding Life." Download the mp3 of the produced show at on-being-dot-org.…

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The Happiest Man in the World - Meeting Matthieu Ricard (Encore).

2011-10-27 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

A renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher shares his thoughts on the meaning of happiness, and how he understands spirituality as "contemplative science."

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Unedited Interview with Matthieu Ricard

2011-10-27 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 27s

A renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher shares his thoughts on the meaning of happiness, and how he understands spirituality as "contemplative science."

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Mormon Demystified (October 20, 2011)

2011-10-20 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Journalist Joanna Brooks gives us an inside view of this "Mormon moment" of American life, a moment of deepened self-searching with the emergence of a viable Mormon presidential candidate. Brooks, who writes the blog, "Ask Mormon Girl," describes herself as unorthodox, but still passionately planted in this culture that is as much an identity as a faith.…

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Joanna Brooks [unedited interview]

2011-10-20 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 21s

Joanna Brooks is a journalist and author of the blog "Ask Mormon Girl." Krista Tippett spoke with her on October 6, 2011 from the studios of APM in Saint Paul, Minnesota; Joanna Brooks was in Studio West in San Diego. This interview is included in our show "Mormon Demystified." Download the mp3 of the produced show at on-being-dot-org.…

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A Voice for the Animals with Dr. Alan Rabinowitz (October 13, 2011) [encore]

2011-10-13 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

A profound stutter as a child left Alan Rabinowitz virtually unable to communicate and to prefer animals to people. He became a wildlife biologist and made his name as an explorer in some of the world's last wild places -- discovering new animal species, encountering human communities believed to be lost, and most of all working for the survival of the world's endangered big cats. We hear about his extraordinary insights into the animal-human bond; and also about the dramatic personal odyssey that has brought him across the years to rediscover "the human side of things" -- both in life, and in the evolving science of wildlife conservation.…

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The Genesis of Desire (Encore).

2011-10-06 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

What may one of the great literary teachers of Torah and midrash — the Jewish tradition of reading between the lines of the Bible to uncover hidden layers of meaning — teach us about our own human longings? Hear what happens when she takes on Noah and the Flood, and Adam and Eve in the garden.

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Unedited Interview with Avivah Zornberg

2011-10-06 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 3s

What may one of the great literary teachers of Torah and midrash — the Jewish tradition of reading between the lines of the Bible to uncover hidden layers of meaning — teach us about our own human longings? Hear what happens when she takes on Noah and the Flood, and Adam and Eve in the garden.

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Planting the Future (Encore).

2011-09-29 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

A remarkable Kenyan woman and environmentalist speaks from experience about the links between ecology, human flourishing, war and peace, and democracy. And she shares her thoughts on where God resides.

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Unedited Interview with Wangari Maathai

2011-09-29 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 25s

A remarkable Kenyan woman and environmentalist speaks from experience about the links between ecology, human flourishing, war and peace, and democracy. And she shares her thoughts on where God resides.

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Opening Up Windows (Encore).

2011-09-22 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Rabbi David Hartman confronts God in the modern world, and the deepest meaning of the Jewish state, as a sacred obligation.

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Rabbi David Hartman

2011-09-22 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 23s

Rabbi David Hartman confronts God in the modern world, and the deepest meaning of the Jewish state, as a sacred obligation.

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The Evolution of Change (Encore).

2011-09-15 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

We experience a vision of caution and hope planted in a long view of Arab and Palestinian history, culture, and time in Palestinian philosopher Sari Nusseibeh. His personal story is steeped in layers of identity and, as he says, living legend, which shape history in the making today.

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Unedited Interview with Sari Nusseibeh

2011-09-15 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 18s

We experience a vision of caution and hope planted in a long view of Arab and Palestinian history, culture, and time in Palestinian philosopher Sari Nusseibeh. His personal story is steeped in layers of identity and, as he says, living legend, which shape history in the making today.

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Who Do We Want to Become? Remembering Forward a Decade after 9/11 (Encore).

2011-09-08 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

In the days and months after 9/11, St. Paul's Chapel became the hub where thousands of volunteers and rescue workers received round-the-clock care. It was a moving setting to explore how 9/11 changed us as a people — and to ponder the inward work of living with enduring grief and unfolding understanding. From a live conversation at the edge of Ground Zero, The New Yorker's Hendrik Hertzberg, journalist and novelist Pankaj Mishra, and theologian Serene Jones.

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Unedited Interview with Hendrik Hertzberg, Serene Jones, and Pankaj Mishra

2011-09-08 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 34s

In the days and months after 9/11, St. Paul's Chapel became the hub where thousands of volunteers and rescue workers received round-the-clock care. It was a moving setting to explore how 9/11 changed us as a people — and to ponder the inward work of living with enduring grief and unfolding understanding. From a live conversation at the edge of Ground Zero, The New Yorker's Hendrik Hertzberg, journalist and novelist Pankaj Mishra, and theologian Serene Jones.

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Alive Enough? Reflecting on Our Technology with Sherry Turkle [The Civil Conversations Project] (September 1, 2011) [encore]

2011-09-01 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Sherry Turkle's book, "Alone Together," created a catchword for anxiety about the alienating potential of technology. But that's not really her message. We explore the real challenge she poses -- that we can and must lead examined lives with our digital objects -- actively shaping technology to human purposes.…

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Civility, History, and Hope with Vincent Harding [The Civil Conversations Project] (August 25, 2011)

2011-08-25 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Civil rights veteran Vincent Harding has a long lens of wisdom on contemporary divisions and confusions. He says America is still a developing nation when it comes to democratic encounter across real difference. But he finds hope in the young people he's been bringing into creative contact with civil rights elders for decades. They are his answer to the question that drives him: Is America possible?…

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Restoring Political Civility - An Evangelical View (Encore).

2011-08-18 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Richard Mouw challenges his fellow conservative Christians to civility in public discourse. He offers historical as well as spiritual perspective on American Evangelicals' navigation of disagreement, fear, and truth.

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Unedited Interview with Richard Mouw

2011-08-18 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 24s

Richard Mouw challenges his fellow conservative Christians to civility in public discourse. He offers historical as well as spiritual perspective on American Evangelicals' navigation of disagreement, fear, and truth.

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Listening Beyond Life and Choice (Encore).

2011-08-11 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Frances Kissling is known for her longtime activism on the abortion issue but has devoted her energy more in recent years to real relationship and new conversations across that bitter divide. She's learned, she's written, about the courage to be vulnerable in front of those with whom we passionately disagree.

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Unedited Interview with Frances Kissling

2011-08-11 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 29s

Frances Kissling is known for her longtime activism on the abortion issue but has devoted her energy more in recent years to real relationship and new conversations across that bitter divide. She's learned, she's written, about the courage to be vulnerable in front of those with whom we passionately disagree.

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Sidling Up to Difference (Encore).

2011-08-04 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Our Civil Conversations Project continues with the Ghanaian-British-American philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah. His parents' marriage helped inspire the movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. He's studied ethics in a world of strangers and how unimaginable social change happens. We explore his erudite yet down-to-earth take on disarming moral hostilities in America now.

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Unedited Interview with Kwame Anthony Appiah

2011-08-04 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 39s

Our Civil Conversations Project continues with the Ghanaian-British-American philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah. His parents' marriage helped inspire the movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. He's studied ethics in a world of strangers and how unimaginable social change happens. We explore his erudite yet down-to-earth take on disarming moral hostilities in America now.

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Words That Shimmer with Elizabeth Alexander [The Civil Conversations Project] (July 28, 2011) [encore]

2011-07-28 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Poetry is something many of us seem to be hungry for these days. We're hungry for fresh ways to tell hard truths and redemptive stories, for language that would elevate and embolden rather than demean and alienate. Elizabeth Alexander shares her sense of what poetry works in us -- and in our children -- and why it may become more relevant, not less so, in hard and complicated times.…

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The Far Shore of Aging (July 21, 2011)

2011-07-21 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 52s

We are living longer, for better and for worse. And the story of aging is one that too often goes untended. Jane Gross, creator of The New Old Age blog at The New York Times and author of A Bittersweet Season, tells us that we not only have to care for our parents -- but for ourselves.…

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Jane Gross [unedited interview]

2011-07-21 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 25s

Jane Gross is the creator of The New Old Age blog at The New York Times. She is also the author of A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents -- and Ourselves. Krista Tippett spoke with her on June 15, 2011 from the studios of APM in Saint Paul, Minnesota; Jane Gross was in the studios of The Argot Network in New York City. This interview is included in our show "The Far Shore of Aging." Download the mp3 of the produced show at on-being-dot-org.…

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Autism and Humanity (Encore).

2011-07-14 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 53s

One child in every 110 in the U.S. is now diagnosed to be somewhere on the spectrum of autism. We step back from public controversies over causes and cures and explore the mystery and meaning of autism in one family's life, and in history and society. Our guests say that life with their child with autism has deepened their understanding of human nature — of disability, and of creativity, intelligence, and accomplishment.

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Paul Collins and Jennifer Elder [unedited interview]

2011-07-14 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 50s

Jennifer Elder is the author of illustrated books for children and families, including Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes and Autistic Planet. Paul Collins is author of Not Even Wrong: Adventures in Autism. He edits the Collins Library for McSweeney's Books and is an associate professor of English at Portland State University. Krista Tippett spoke with them on August 22, 2007 from the studios of APM in Saint Paul, Minnesota; Collins and Elder were in the studios of Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland, Oregon. This interview is included in our show "Autism and Humanity." Download the mp3 of the produced show at on-being-dot-org.…

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Unedited Interview with Paul Collins and Jennifer Elder

2011-07-14 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 50s

One child in every 110 in the U.S. is now diagnosed to be somewhere on the spectrum of autism. We step back from public controversies over causes and cures and explore the mystery and meaning of autism in one family's life, and in history and society. Our guests say that life with their child with autism has deepened their understanding of human nature — of disability, and of creativity, intelligence, and accomplishment.

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Pleasure More Than Hope (Encore).

2011-07-07 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 46s

Did you know that the sacred city of Bethlehem lies within the West Bank? And, inside its borders, you'll find something unexpected — a close-knit neighborhood where generations of people have created a new life for themselves. Amahl Bishara and Nidal Al-Azraq show us something rare that we don't see in the news about refugee camps — the quiet cycles of everyday life.

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Unedited Interview with Amahl Bishara

2011-07-07 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 46s

Did you know that the sacred city of Bethlehem lies within the West Bank? And, inside its borders, you'll find something unexpected — a close-knit neighborhood where generations of people have created a new life for themselves. Amahl Bishara and Nidal Al-Azraq show us something rare that we don't see in the news about refugee camps — the quiet cycles of everyday life.

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Unedited Interview with Nidal Al-Azraq

2011-07-07 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 40s

Did you know that the sacred city of Bethlehem lies within the West Bank? And, inside its borders, you'll find something unexpected — a close-knit neighborhood where generations of people have created a new life for themselves. Amahl Bishara and Nidal Al-Azraq show us something rare that we don't see in the news about refugee camps — the quiet cycles of everyday life.

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The Inward Work of Democracy (June 30, 2011)

2011-06-30 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 52s

As young democracies emerge around the world, we take a long view of the ingredients that formed this democracy well beyond July 4, 1776. The philosopher Jacob Needleman reminds us of the inward work of conscience behind institutions and political values that Americans now take for granted.…

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Jacob Needleman [unedited interview]

2011-06-30 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 10s

Jacob Needleman is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at San Francisco State University and author of "The American Soul." Krista Tippett spoke with him on August 5, 2003 from the studios of APM in St. Paul, Minnesota. Mr. Needleman was in a studio at public radio station KQED in San Francisco, California. This interview is included in our show "The Inward Work of Democracy." Download the mp3 of the produced show at on-being-dot-org.…

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Investigating Healthy Minds with Richard Davidson (June 23, 2011)

2011-06-23 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 52s

Once upon a time we assumed the brain stops developing when we're young. Neuroscientist Richard Davidson helped overturn this idea by studying the brains of meditating Buddhist monks. Now he's working on conditions like ADHD and autism. He focuses not on fixing what is wrong, but on rewiring our minds with life-enriching behaviors.…

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Richard Davidson [unedited interview]

2011-06-23 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 10s

Richard Davidson is a neuroscientist based at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. Krista Tippett spoke with him on May 24, 2011 from the studios of APM in St. Paul, Minnesota. Mr. Davidson was in a studio at public radio station WPR in Madison, Wisconsin. This interview is included in our show "Investigating Healthy Minds." Download the mp3 of the produced show at on-being-dot-org.…

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Catching Song with Bobby McFerrin (June 16, 2011)

2011-06-16 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 52s

He is a genius of improvisation; a genre-bending vocal magician and conductor. And he sings the territory between music, mystery, and spirit. Who better to contemplate the human voice -- its delights, its revelations, and its mystery -- than Bobby McFerrin?…

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Bobby McFerrin [unedited interview]

2011-06-16 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 14s

Bobby McFerrin is a ten-time Grammy Award winner, and one of the world's best-known vocal innovators and improvisers, a world-renowned classical conductor, and a passionate spokesman for music education. Krista Tippett spoke with him on April 22, 2011 in a studio at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This interview is included in our show "Catching Song with Bobby McFerrin." Download the mp3 of the produced show at on-being-dot-org.…

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Reviving Sister Aimee (Encore).

2011-06-09 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 52s

A look back at the closest thing the early 20th century may have had to Oprah Winfrey. The flamboyant Pentecostal preacher Aimee Semple McPherson was a multimedia sensation and a powerful female religious leader long before most of Christianity considered such a thing. The contradictions and passions of her life are a window into the world of global Pentecostalism that touches as many as half a billion lives today.

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Unedited Interview with Anthea Butler

2011-06-09 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 3s

A look back at the closest thing the early 20th century may have had to Oprah Winfrey. The flamboyant Pentecostal preacher Aimee Semple McPherson was a multimedia sensation and a powerful female religious leader long before most of Christianity considered such a thing. The contradictions and passions of her life are a window into the world of global Pentecostalism that touches as many as half a billion lives today.

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Unedited Interview with Arlene Sánchez-Walsh

2011-06-09 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 1s

A look back at the closest thing the early 20th century may have had to Oprah Winfrey. The flamboyant Pentecostal preacher Aimee Semple McPherson was a multimedia sensation and a powerful female religious leader long before most of Christianity considered such a thing. The contradictions and passions of her life are a window into the world of global Pentecostalism that touches as many as half a billion lives today.

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Unedited Interview with Margaret Paloma

2011-06-09 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 23s

A look back at the closest thing the early 20th century may have had to Oprah Winfrey. The flamboyant Pentecostal preacher Aimee Semple McPherson was a multimedia sensation and a powerful female religious leader long before most of Christianity considered such a thing. The contradictions and passions of her life are a window into the world of global Pentecostalism that touches as many as half a billion lives today.

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Cosmic Origami and What We Don't Know (Encore).

2011-06-02 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Parallel realities and the deep structure of space-time sound like science fiction. But these are matters of real scientific inquiry. Lord Martin Rees is an astrophysicist and atheist who spends his life contemplating such things.

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Unedited Interview with Lord Martin Rees

2011-06-02 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 27s

Parallel realities and the deep structure of space-time sound like science fiction. But these are matters of real scientific inquiry. Lord Martin Rees is an astrophysicist and atheist who spends his life contemplating such things.

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Presence in the Wild (May 26, 2011) [encore]

2011-05-26 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 52s

Kate Braestrup is a chaplain to game wardens, often on search and rescue missions, in the wilds of Maine. She works, as she puts it, at hinges of human experience when lives alter unexpectedly -- where loss, disaster, decency, and beauty intertwine.…

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Kate Braestrup [unedited interview]

2011-05-26 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 47s

Kate Braestrup is a Unitarian-Universalist chaplain with the Maine Warden Service. Krista Tippett spoke with her on June 10, 2008 from the studios of APM in St. Paul, Minnesota. Kate Braestrup was in a private recording studio in Portland, Maine. This interview is included in our show "Presence in the Wild." Download the mp3 of the produced show at on-being-dot-org.…

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Lovingkindness (Metta) Meditation with Sylvia Boorstein [audio extra]

2011-05-24 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 7s

Somewhat unexpectedly, Sylvia Boorstein offered to lead a lovingkindness (metta) meditation in front of a crowd of 350 during her interview with Krista Tippett on February 15, 2011 on stage at The Community House in Birmingham, Michigan. What resulted was a magical experience in which the audience fully participated in this impromptu moment of reflection. This meditation is included in our show "What We Nurture." Download the mp3 of the produced show at on-being-dot-org.…

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Lovingkindness (Metta) Meditation with Sylvia Boorstein [video extra]

2011-05-24 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 7s

Somewhat unexpectedly, Sylvia Boorstein offered to lead a lovingkindness (metta) meditation in front of a crowd of 350 during her interview with Krista Tippett on February 15, 2011 on stage at The Community House in Birmingham, Michigan. What resulted was a magical experience in which the audience fully participated in this impromptu moment of reflection. This meditation is included in our show "What We Nurture." Download the mp3 of the produced show at on-being-dot-org.…

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Driven By Flavor with Dan Barber (May 19, 2011) [encore]

2011-05-19 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Dan Barber is a celebrated young chef -- but his passionate ethics and intellect have made him much more. He's out to restore food to its rightful place vis-a-vis our bodies, our ecologies, and our economies. And he would do this by resurrecting our natural insistence on flavor.…

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Thin Places, Thick Realities (Encore).

2011-05-12 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 52s

A new show from Jerusalem with American-Israeli journalist Yossi Klein Halevi, who says Jerusalem is a place where the essential human story plays itself out with particular intensity.

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Unedited Interview with Yossi Klein Halevi

2011-05-12 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 10s

A new show from Jerusalem with American-Israeli journalist Yossi Klein Halevi, who says Jerusalem is a place where the essential human story plays itself out with particular intensity.

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What We Nurture (May 5, 2011)

2011-05-05 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 52s

For Mother's Day: a live event with Sylvia Boorstein. She is a Jewish/Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist, a mother and grandmother. We soak up her warmth and wisdom on nourishing our children's inner lives and our own, for their sakes.…

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Children of Both Identities (Encore).

2011-04-28 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 52s

Mohammad Darawshe is Arab with an Israeli passport — a Muslim Palestinian citizen of the Jewish state. Like 20 percent of Israel's population, he is, as he puts it, a child of both identities. He brings an unexpected way of seeing inside the Middle Eastern present and future.

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Unedited Interview with Mohammad Darawshe

2011-04-28 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 59s

Mohammad Darawshe is Arab with an Israeli passport — a Muslim Palestinian citizen of the Jewish state. Like 20 percent of Israel's population, he is, as he puts it, a child of both identities. He brings an unexpected way of seeing inside the Middle Eastern present and future.

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Restoring the Senses: Gardening and Orthodox Easter (April 21, 2011) [encore]

2011-04-21 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 52s

An understanding of Easter from inside the Armenian Orthodox tradition that is at once mystical and literally down to earth. Vigen Guroian is a theologian who experiences Easter as a call to our senses. He is passionate about the meaning of grand ideas like incarnation, death, and eternity as revealed in life and in his garden.…

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Exodus, Cargo of Hidden Stories (Encore).

2011-04-14 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

The biblical Exodus story has inspired believers and non-believers, Jews and Christians — and more than a few Hollywood movies. But this is no simple story of heroes and villains; it is a complex picture of the possibilities and ironies of human passion and human freedom. If you're not familiar with Exodus, you're in for a deeply sensual experience; and, even if you're well-versed in the text, you just might be surprised.

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Unedited Interview with Avivah Zornberg

2011-04-14 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 11s

The biblical Exodus story has inspired believers and non-believers, Jews and Christians — and more than a few Hollywood movies. But this is no simple story of heroes and villains; it is a complex picture of the possibilities and ironies of human passion and human freedom. If you're not familiar with Exodus, you're in for a deeply sensual experience; and, even if you're well-versed in the text, you just might be surprised.

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Alive Enough? Reflecting on Our Technology with Sherry Turkle (April 7, 2011) [encore]

2011-04-07 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 52s

Sherry Turkle's book, "Alone Together," created a catchword for anxiety about the alienating potential of technology. But that's not really her message. We explore the real challenge she poses -- that we can and must lead examined lives with our digital objects -- actively shaping technology to human purposes.…

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Sherry Turkle [unedited interview]

2011-04-07 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 28s

Sherry Turkle directs the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. Her books include "Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other." Krista spoke with her on February 22, 2011, from the studios of American Public Media in St. Paul, Minnesota. This interview is included in our program "Alive Enough? Reflecting on Our Technology." Download an mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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Whale Songs and Elephant Loves (March 31, 2011) [encore]

2011-03-31 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 52s

Trained as a musician, acoustic biologist Katy Payne was first to discover that humpback whales compose ever-changing songs to communicate, and first to understand that elephants communicate with one another across long distances by infrasound. We hear what she has learned about life in this world from two of its largest and most mysterious creatures.…

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Katy Payne [unedited interview]

2011-03-31 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 1s

Katy Payne is an acoustic biologist and founder of the Elephant Listening Project at Cornell University. Krista spoke with her on January 9, 2007, from the studios of American Public Media in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was in a private recording studio in Ithaca, New York. This interview is included in our program "Whale Songs and Elephant Loves." Download an mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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Sidling Up to Difference (March 24, 2011)

2011-03-24 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Our Civil Conversations Project continues with the Ghanaian-British-American philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah. His parents' marriage helped inspire the movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. He's studied ethics in a world of strangers and how unimaginable social change happens. We explore his erudite yet down-to-earth take on disarming moral hostilities in America now.…

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A Wild Love for the World (March 17, 2011) [encore]

2011-03-17 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Joanna Macy is a Buddhist philosopher of ecology and an exquisite translator of the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. We take that poetry as a lens on her wisdom, at 81, about the great dramas of our time: ecological, political, and personal. Rilke sought the shape of meaning in a now-vanished central Europe at the turn of the last century. Joanna Macy's vision took shape in crucibles of the 20th century; she sees us at a pivotal moment in history -- with possibilities of unraveling, or of creating a life-sustaining human society.…

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Unedited Interview with Consolmagno & Coyne

2011-03-10 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 27s

Four Jesuits in history have had asteroids named after them. Our guests are the two living astronomers with that distinction. Brother Guy Consolmagno and Father George Coyne study the composition of meteorites and the life and death of stars. They share their observations of life, faith, friendship, and the universe from their seats in the Vatican Observatory.

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Asteroids, Stars, and the Love of God (Encore).

2011-03-10 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Four Jesuits in history have had asteroids named after them. Our guests are the two living astronomers with that distinction. Brother Guy Consolmagno and Father George Coyne study the composition of meteorites and the life and death of stars. They share their observations of life, faith, friendship, and the universe from their seats in the Vatican Observatory.

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Yoga. Meditation in Action (Encore).

2011-03-03 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Yoga has infiltrated law schools and strip malls, churches and hospitals. This 5,000-year-old spiritual technology is converging with 21st-century medical science and with many religious and philosophical perspectives. Seane Corn is a renowned yoga teacher and the founder of "Off the Mat, Into the World." She takes us inside the practicalities and power of yoga — even as a source of social healing.

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Unedited Interview with Seane Corn

2011-03-03 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 30s

Yoga has infiltrated law schools and strip malls, churches and hospitals. This 5,000-year-old spiritual technology is converging with 21st-century medical science and with many religious and philosophical perspectives. Seane Corn is a renowned yoga teacher and the founder of "Off the Mat, Into the World." She takes us inside the practicalities and power of yoga — even as a source of social healing.

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Civility, History, and Hope (February 24, 2011)

2011-02-24 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Civil rights veteran Vincent Harding has a long lens of wisdom on contemporary divisions and confusions. He says America is still a developing nation when it comes to democratic encounter across real difference. But he finds hope in the young people he's been bringing into creative contact with civil rights elders for decades. They are his answer to the question that drives him: Is America possible?…

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Vincent Harding [unedited interview]

2011-02-24 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 25s

This unedited interview with Vincent Harding was recorded in 2011 and is included in our show, "Civility, History, and Hope." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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Planting the Future (February 17, 2011) [encore]

2011-02-17 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

A Kenyan environmentalist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Wangari Maathai founded a grassroots organization that empowers African women to improve their lives and conserve the environment through planting trees. She speaks about the global balance of human and natural resources, and shares her thoughts on where God resides.…

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Demonstrations, Hopes, and Dreams (Encore).

2011-02-10 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

We make deeper sense of the human dynamics unfolding in the Middle East and North Africa. Anthropologist Scott Atran offers bracing context on the promise of this moment and the response it asks from the watching world.

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Unedited Interview with Scott Atran

2011-02-10 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 28s

We make deeper sense of the human dynamics unfolding in the Middle East and North Africa. Anthropologist Scott Atran offers bracing context on the promise of this moment and the response it asks from the watching world.

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The Vitality of the Struggle (February 3, 2011)

2011-02-03 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Naturalist Terry Tempest Williams sheds light on the American West as a crucible of American divides and possibilities. And she offers up notions of neighborliness, sacred rage, and beauty as a matter of survival.…

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Terry Tempest Williams [unedited interview]

2011-02-03 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 26s

This unedited interview with Terry Tempest Williams was recorded in 2011 and is included in our show, "The Vitality of the Struggle." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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Opening to Our Lives (January 27, 2011)

2011-01-27 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Jon Kabat-Zinn has learned, through science and experience, about mindfulness as a way of life. This is wisdom with immediate relevance to the ordinary and extreme stresses of our time -- from economic peril, to parenting, to life in a digital age.…

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Jon Kabat-Zinn [unedited interview]

2011-01-27 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 24s

This unedited interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn was recorded in 2009 and is included in our show, "Opening to Our Lives." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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Listening Beyond Life and Choice (January 20, 2011)

2011-01-20 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Frances Kissling is known for her longtime activism on the abortion issue but has devoted her energy more in recent years to real relationship and new conversations across that bitter divide. She's learned, she's written, about the courage to be vulnerable in front of those with whom we passionately disagree.…

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Quarks and Creation (Encore).

2011-01-13 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Science and religion are often pitted against one another; but how do they complement, rather than contradict, one another? We learn how one man applies the deepest insights of modern physics to think about how the world fundamentally works, and how the universe might make space for prayer.

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Unedited Interview with John Polkinghorne

2011-01-13 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 58s

Science and religion are often pitted against one another; but how do they complement, rather than contradict, one another? We learn how one man applies the deepest insights of modern physics to think about how the world fundamentally works, and how the universe might make space for prayer.

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Words That Shimmer (January 6, 2011)

2011-01-06 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Poetry is something many of us seem to be hungry for these days. We're hungry for fresh ways to tell hard truths and redemptive stories, for language that would elevate and embolden rather than demean and alienate. Elizabeth Alexander shares her sense of what poetry works in us -- and in our children -- and why it may become more relevant, not less so, in hard and complicated times.…

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Elizabeth Alexander [unedited interview]

2011-01-06 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 29s

This unedited interview with Elizabeth Alexander was recorded in 2010 and is included in our show, "Words That Shimmer." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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Evolving "Faith" (Encore).

2010-12-30 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

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Joe Carter and the Legacy of the African-American Spiritual (Encore).

2010-12-23 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Born in slavery, the Negro spiritual conveys a generous understanding of the nature of God and of human life. A celebration in word and song — through its hidden meanings, as well as its beauty, lament, and hope.

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Unedited Interview with Joe Carter

2010-12-23 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 2m 25s

Born in slavery, the Negro spiritual conveys a generous understanding of the nature of God and of human life. A celebration in word and song — through its hidden meanings, as well as its beauty, lament, and hope.

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"Let Us Break Bread Together" [sung by Joe Carter]

2010-12-23 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 2s

This song was recorded in 2003 by Joe Carter in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio at Minnesota Public Radio and is included in our show, "Joe Carter and the Legacy of the African-American Spiritual." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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"Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?" [sung by Joe Carter]

2010-12-23 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1s

This song was recorded in 2003 by Joe Carter in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio at Minnesota Public Radio and is included in our show, "Joe Carter and the Legacy of the African-American Spiritual." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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"Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" [sung by Joe Carter]

2010-12-23 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 2s

This song was recorded in 2003 by Joe Carter in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio at Minnesota Public Radio and is included in our show, "Joe Carter and the Legacy of the African-American Spiritual." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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"Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" [sung by Joe Carter]

2010-12-23 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 2s

This song was recorded in 2003 by Joe Carter in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio at Minnesota Public Radio and is included in our show, "Joe Carter and the Legacy of the African-American Spiritual." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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"Po' Pilgrim of Sorrow" [sung by Joe Carter]

2010-12-23 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1s

This song was recorded in 2003 by Joe Carter in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio at Minnesota Public Radio and is included in our show, "Joe Carter and the Legacy of the African-American Spiritual." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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"Soon I Will Be Done" [sung by Joe Carter]

2010-12-23 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1s

This song was recorded in 2003 by Joe Carter in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio at Minnesota Public Radio and is included in our show, "Joe Carter and the Legacy of the African-American Spiritual." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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"Steal Away to Jesus" [sung by Joe Carter]

2010-12-23 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 2s

This song was recorded in 2003 by Joe Carter in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio at Minnesota Public Radio and is included in our show, "Joe Carter and the Legacy of the African-American Spiritual." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" [sung by Joe Carter]

2010-12-23 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 2s

This song was recorded in 2003 by Joe Carter in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio at Minnesota Public Radio and is included in our show, "Joe Carter and the Legacy of the African-American Spiritual." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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"Wade in the Water" [sung by Joe Carter]

2010-12-23 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1s

This song was recorded in 2003 by Joe Carter in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio at Minnesota Public Radio and is included in our show, "Joe Carter and the Legacy of the African-American Spiritual." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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"He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" [sung by Joe Carter]

2010-12-23 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1s

This song was recorded in 2003 by Joe Carter in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio at Minnesota Public Radio and is included in our show, "Joe Carter and the Legacy of the African-American Spiritual." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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"Let the Work That I've Done Speak For Me" [sung by Joe Carter]

2010-12-23 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 2s

This song was recorded in 2003 by Joe Carter in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio at Minnesota Public Radio and is included in our show, "Joe Carter and the Legacy of the African-American Spiritual." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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"Let My People Go" [sung by Joe Carter]

2010-12-23 :: On Being with Krista Tippett

This song was recorded in 2003 by Joe Carter in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio at Minnesota Public Radio and is included in our show, "Joe Carter and the Legacy of the African-American Spiritual." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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The Ecstatic Faith of Rumi (December 16, 2010) [encore]

2010-12-16 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

This Peabody award-winning show explores the spiritual world of Rumi, a 13th-century Muslim mystic and poet, with Persian scholar Fatemeh Keshavarz. Rumi saw human love as a mirror of the divine, and searching as a form of arrival. Hear his poetry and its echoes in our world. …

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Fatemeh Keshavarz [unedited interview]

2010-12-16 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 25s

This unedited interview with Fatemeh Keshavarz is included in our show, "The Ecstatic Faith of Rumi." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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Driven By Flavor with Dan Barber (December 9, 2010)

2010-12-09 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Dan Barber is a celebrated young chef - but his passionate ethics and intellect have made him much more. He's out to restore food to its rightful place vis-a-vis our bodies, our ecologies and our economies. And he would do this by resurrecting our natural insistence on flavor. …

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Dan Barber [unedited interview]

2010-12-09 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 32s

This unedited interview with Dan Barber is included in our show, "Driven By Flavor." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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Reimagining Sitting Bull, Tatanka Iyotake (December 2, 2010) [encore]

2010-12-02 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

As some Lakota make an annual pilgrimage on horseback to Wounded Knee in his memory, Sitting Bull merits a closer look as a complex leader and American icon. His spiritual legacy has animated his own people more in the last three decades than at any time since his death in 1890.…

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The Inner Landscape of Beauty (November 25, 2010) [encore]

2010-11-25 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

The Irish poet and philosopher John O'Donohue was beloved for his book "Anam Cara", Gaelic for "soul friend," and for his insistence on beauty as a human calling and a defining aspect of God. In one of his last interviews before his death in 2008, he articulated a Celtic imagination about how the material and the spiritual, the visible and the invisible worlds intertwine in human experience.…

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John O'Donohue [unedited interview]

2010-11-25 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 38s

This unedited interview with John O'Donohue is included in our show, "Inner Landscape of Beauty." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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Translating the Dalai Lama (November 18, 2010)

2010-11-18 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Geshe Thupten Jinpa, a Buddhist scholar and former monk, is the Dalai Lama's chief English translator. He shares the intricacies of Tibetan Buddhism that can't be conveyed in public teachings, and what happens when this ancient tradition meets modern science and modern lives.…

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Thupten Jinpa [unedited interview]

2010-11-18 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 9s

This unedited interview with Thupten Jinpa is included in our show, "Translating the Dalai Lama." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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The Dignity of Difference (November 11, 2010)

2010-11-11 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of Great Britain, is one of the world's great thinkers on the promise and perils of religion. He senses that a core imperative of the 21st century is that we must cultivate strong identities as a way to honor what he evocatively calls "the dignity of difference."…

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Rabbi Jonathan Sacks [unedited interview]

2010-11-11 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 9s

This unedited interview with Rabbi Jonathan Sacks is included in our show, "The Dignity of Difference." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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The Long Shadow of Torture (Encore).

2010-11-04 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

One of the world's leading experts on torture, Iranian-American political scientist Darius Rejali discusses, in particular, how democracies change torture and are changed by it. In the wake of Wikileaks revelations about torture in U.S.-occupied Iraq, we explore how his knowledge might deepen our public discourse about such practices -- and inform our collective reckoning with consequences yet to unfold.

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Interview with Darius Rejali

2010-11-04 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 49s

One of the world's leading experts on torture, Iranian-American political scientist Darius Rejali discusses, in particular, how democracies change torture and are changed by it. In the wake of Wikileaks revelations about torture in U.S.-occupied Iraq, we explore how his knowledge might deepen our public discourse about such practices -- and inform our collective reckoning with consequences yet to unfold.

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Pursuing Happiness with the Dalai Lama (October 28, 2010)

2010-10-28 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

From Emory University in Atlanta, Krista leads a public discussion on the subject of human happiness with the Dalai Lama, the chief rabbi of the Commonwealth, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, and Islamic scholar Seyyed Hossein Nasr. This invigorating and unpredictable conversation explores themes of suffering, beauty, and the nature of the body.…

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Dalai Lama, Jonathan Sacks, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Katherine Jefferts-Schori [unedited interview]

2010-10-28 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 54s

This unedited interview with the Dalai Lama is included in our show, "Pursuing Happiness with the Dalai Lama." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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Learning, Doing, Being: A New Science of Education (Encore).

2010-10-21 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

What Adele Diamond is learning about the brain challenges basic assumptions in modern education. Her work is scientifically illustrating the educational power of things like play, sports, music, memorization and reflection. What nourishes the human spirit, the whole person, it turns out, also hones our minds.

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Unedited Interview with Adele Diamond

2010-10-21 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 8s

What Adele Diamond is learning about the brain challenges basic assumptions in modern education. Her work is scientifically illustrating the educational power of things like play, sports, music, memorization and reflection. What nourishes the human spirit, the whole person, it turns out, also hones our minds.

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Restoring Political Civility: An Evangelical View (October 14, 2010)

2010-10-14 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 52s

Guest Richard Mouw challenges his fellow conservative Christians to civility in public discourse. He offers historical as well as spiritual perspective on American Evangelicals' navigation of disagreement, fear, and truth.…

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Fragility and the Evolution of Our Humanity (October 7, 2010) [encore]

2010-10-07 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 52s

Xavier Le Pichon is one of the world's leading geophysicists, and his pioneering research on plate tectonics revolutionized our understanding of how the Earth works. He has also spent decades living in community with people and families facing disability and has emerged with a rare perspective on the meaning of humanity, a perspective equally informed by his scientific and personal encounters with fragility as a fundament of vital, evolving systems.…

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Stem Cells, Untold Stories (Encore).

2010-09-30 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 52s

Using stem cells, Doris Taylor brought the heart of a dead animal back to life and might one day revolutionize human organ transplantation. She takes us beyond lightning rod issues and into an unfolding frontier where science is learning how stem cells work reparatively in every body at every age.

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Unedited Interview with Doris Taylor

2010-09-30 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 33s

Using stem cells, Doris Taylor brought the heart of a dead animal back to life and might one day revolutionize human organ transplantation. She takes us beyond lightning rod issues and into an unfolding frontier where science is learning how stem cells work reparatively in every body at every age.

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Nicholas Kristof on Journalism and Compassion (September 23, 2010)

2010-09-23 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Krista Tippett speaks with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, on journalism, compassion, and the wide ethical lens he's gained on human life in our time.…

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Nicholas Kristof [unedited interview]

2010-09-23 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 1m 25s

This unedited interview with Nicholas Kristof is included in our show, "Journalism and Compassion." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.…

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A Wild Love for the World (September 16, 2010)

2010-09-16 :: On Being with Krista Tippett
Length: 51s

Joanna Macy is a Buddhist philosopher of ecology and an exquisite translator of the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. We take that poetry as a lens on her wisdom, at 81, about the great dramas of our time: ecological, political, and personal. Rilke sought the shape of meaning in a now-vanished central Europe at the turn of the last century. Joanna Macy's vision took shape in crucibles of the 20th century; she sees us at a pivotal moment in history -- with possibilities of unraveling, or of creating a life-sustaining human society.…

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