On Being with Krista Tippett

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On Being is a Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation and podcast, a Webby Award-winning website and online exploration, a publisher and public event convener. On Being opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? We explore these questions in their richness and complexity in 21st-century lives and endeavors. We pursue wisdom and moral imagination as much as knowledge; we esteem nuance and poetry as much as fact.

On Being is the home of the Civil Conversations Project, an emergent approach to new conversation and relationship across the differences of our age. On Being’s listeners, readers, and online communities cross boundaries that separate them in the culture at large: generational, socioeconomic, political, religious. They report that On Being equips them to relate in fresh, new ways to different others, and emboldens them to engage in new kinds of service.

Krista first created the show — originally called Speaking of Faith — at Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media. It launched on weekly, public radio stations across the U.S. in 2003. In 2013, On Being transitioned to an independent production (Krista Tippett Public Productions) on Loring Park in Minneapolis.

On Being airs on more than 400 public radio stations across the U.S., and is distributed by the Public Radio Exchange (PRX). Our podcast reaches a global audience via SoundCloud — where we have over a million followers — and has 1.3. million podcast downloads on iTunes monthly. We keep finding new ways to listen to our listeners and online communities, and they keep pointing new ways forward for this adventure.

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On Being is a Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation and podcast, a Webby Award-winning website and online exploration, a publisher and public event convener. On Being opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? We explore these questions in their richness and complexity in 21st-century lives and endeavors. We pursue wisdom and moral imagination as much as knowledge; we esteem nuance and poetry as much as fact.

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4 Pieces

Stations airing "On Being" can download fundraising materials for air - not the weekly episodes.

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On Being host/executive producer Krista Tippett was awarded the 2013 National Humanities Medal by President Obama for "thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence. " On Being is the only program in American media dedicated to the large questions at the center of human existence and how these questions of meaning find practical resonance in our lives. Each week the show takes up the big questions of meaning with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers — some you know and others you'll love to meet. On Being is broadcast 499 times on 406 public radio stations – including in 9 of the top 11 markets — and has 1.3. million podcast downloads on iTunes monthly. On Being is available by annual carriage fee. Please contact Sean Nesbitt at sean.nesbitt@prx.org for more information or help in subscribing to the series.


Pieces

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“When it comes to moral judgments, we think we are scientists discovering the truth, but actually we are lawyers arguing for positions we arrived a...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
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It’s easy to despair at all the bad news and horrific pictures that come at us daily. But Roshi Joan Halifax say this is a form of empathy that wor...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
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With his book "Thinking, Fast and Slow," Daniel Kahneman emerged as one of the most intriguing voices on the complexity of human thought and behavi...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
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“Our world is rich,” Lisa Randall has written, “so rich that two of the most important questions particle physicists ask are: Why this richness? Ho...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
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“In a free society, some are guilty, but all are responsible.” A mystic, a 20th-century religious intellectual, a social change agent, Rabbi Abraha...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
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“From the bottom will the genius come that makes our ability to live with each other possible. I believe that with all my heart.” These are the wor...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
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To be in conversation with Maira Kalman is like wandering into one of her cartoons in The New Yorker. Millions have been prompted to smile and thin...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
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The civil rights icon Ruby Sales names "a spiritual crisis of white America" as a calling of this time. During the days of the movement, she learne...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
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No conversation we’ve ever done has been more beloved than this one. This Irish poet, theologian, and philosopher insisted on beauty as a human cal...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
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In the 1960s, Nikki Giovanni was a revolutionary poet of the Black Arts Movement that nourished civil rights. She had a famous dialogue with James ...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2017
  • Length: 58:00