Becoming Wise

Series produced by On Being with Krista Tippett

Caption: Becoming Wise, Credit: On Being Studios
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Becoming Wise 

The "Becoming Wise" podcast offers depth and discovery in the time it takes to make a cup of tea. Each episode is curated from hundreds of big conversations with wise and graceful lives. Reset your day. Replenish your sense of yourself and the world.

The "Becoming Wise" podcast offers depth and discovery in the time it takes to make a cup of tea. Each episode is curated from hundreds of big conversations with wise and graceful lives. Reset your day. Replenish your sense of yourself and the world.

On Being Studios is the producer of "On Being," "This Movie Changed Me," and more to come. Krista Tippett is the author of the New York Times bestselling "Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living." President Obama honored her with the National Humanities Medal for "thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence."


16 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Robert Thurman and Sharon Salzberg are icons of American Buddhism, and they are joyful, longtime friends. They challenge us to reframe our anger by...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 07:45
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu is one of our wisest models on the territory of reckoning with past wrongs that infuse and haunt the present. In the 1980s,...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 05:56
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The physicist Leonard Mlodinow changes how we think about the agency we have in shaping our own destinies. As a scientist, he works with principles...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 07:38
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Public theologian Ruby Sales opens up what it was like to be a teenaged participant in the civil rights movement — including the impatience she had...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 07:34
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Naturalist Terry Tempest Williams brings meaning and direction to the grief around ecological loss and climate change. She's a self-described "citi...

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 05:48
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Father James Martin is a beloved Jesuit writer and teacher who says desire is not selfish, but rather a path to understanding our callings in life....

  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 06:23
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Matthieu Ricard is helping us redefine happiness in a culture convinced that it's a passive experience. The French-born Tibetan Buddhist monk refra...

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 06:59
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Astronomer Natalie Batalha embodies a planetary sense of what "love" is and means. She says her experience searching the universe for exoplanets — ...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 05:38
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A civil rights elder and speechwriter for Martin Luther King, Jr., the late Vincent Harding brought the wisdom of the movement to young people in h...

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 06:46
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Rami Nashashibi is a champion for how art can make humans visible to each other. He brings a new energy to Islam's core commitment to beauty and hu...

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 05:48
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A rabbi and a parent, Sandy Eisenberg Sasso wants us to think about how we might teach our children's souls, not just their minds. She says nurturi...

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 04:13
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Naomi Shihab Nye says writing is "an act that helps you, preserves you, energizes you in the very doing of it." She calls herself a "wandering poet...

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 06:40
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Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah offers hope for quiet, sustained culture shift through the "endless shared conversation" of friendship. The writer...

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 05:48
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"There is a place inside me that is far more powerful than the continuous mental noise," says Eckhart Tolle. The spiritual teacher began to gain at...

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 06:12
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"Imagine yourself alone on this planet. Would anything be the same?" Jennifer Michael Hecht is a poet, philosopher, and historian who wants to chan...

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 04:24
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"Who am I?" Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho reframes the practice of pilgrimage as a journey into this mysterious question. "We have every single day...

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 04:50
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