On Being

What does it mean to be human? How do we want to live? And who will we be to each other? Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives. Hosted by Krista Tippett.

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Ocean Vuong — A Life Worthy of Our Breath

2020-05-01

The exquisite writer, with wisdom for the world we’ve entered — its heartbreak, its poetry, and its possibilities of both destroying and saving.
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Living the Questions: How can we balance connection with disconnection?

2020-04-29

Krista reflects on “Zoomzaustion,” and coming up against the primacy of our being.
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Stephen Batchelor — Finding Ease in Aloneness

2020-04-25

Wisdom for the vast experiment we’re in — whether on our own or with others — on the difficulty and possibilities of solitude.
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“The Peace of Wild Things” by Wendell Berry

2020-04-21

Wendell Berry reads his poem “The Peace of Wild Things” Wendell Berry is a farmer, poet, and environmentalist who has published more than 40 books. He lives in Port Royal, Kentucky.
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Living the Questions: How can I find my footing in a shifting world?

2020-04-15

Krista reflects on this moment as one of collective transition and ponders what we might integrate into the people we become on the other side of it.
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David Steindl-Rast — How to Be Grateful in Every Moment (But Not for Everything)

2020-04-11

The Benedictine monk on gratefulness as a full-blooded, reality-based practice and choice.
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A Poem in Gratitude for Health Care Workers

2020-04-06

Leanne O’Sullivan’s “Leaving Early” and honoring the care, skill, and presence of health care workers facing the novel coronavirus.
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Living the Questions: At home, frustrated and stressed — is 'just being' worthy right now?

2020-04-06

Krista reflects on the problem with the phrase "just being" — and how settling inside ourselves is a gift to the world we want to make beyond this crisis.
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Ezra Klein — How We Walked Int

2020-03-30
The journalist on how this p
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Jill Tarter — It Takes a Cosmos to Make a Human

2020-03-30

The pioneering astronomer on what’s relevant now in the ancient question: “Are we alone in the universe?”
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Sandra Cisneros — A House of H

2020-03-28
The Mexican American author
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Ross Gay — Tending Joy and Pra

2020-03-27
The writer (and community ga
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Rebecca Solnit — Falling Together

2020-03-20

The singular writer and thinker on how kindness and compassion can blossom in times of emergency.
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Carlo Rovelli — All Reality Is Interaction

2020-03-16

The physicist and author on why our senses convey a picture of reality that narrows our understanding of its fullness.
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Nicholas Christakis — How We’re Wired for Goodness

2020-03-06

The sociologist on the evolutionary power of social goodness, from friendship and love to teaching and cooperation.
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George Coyne and Guy Consolmagno — Asteroids, Stars, and the Love of God

2020-02-25

The Vatican astronomers on holding a spacious understanding of life, faith and the universe.
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Pбdraig У Tuama and Marilyn Ne

2020-02-01
The poet-teachers on choosin
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Alison Gopnik — The Evolutionary Power of Children and Teenagers

2020-01-26

The cognitive scientist on the creativity of the young human brain and how it keeps us growing as a species.
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Joe Henry — Welcoming Flies at

2020-01-10
The singer-songwriter on bri
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Brené Brown — Strong Back, Soft Front, Wild Heart

2020-01-07

The wise thinker and writer on what’s possible between us and why our belonging to each other can’t be lost.
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Bessel van der Kolk — How Trauma Lodges in the Body

2020-01-07

The psychiatrist on the complexity of memory, our need for others, and how our brains take care of our bodies.
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Greg Boyle — The Calling of Delight: Gangs, Service, and Kinship

2020-01-03

The Jesuit priest on why service is not an end in itself, but a beginning toward finding real kinship with others.
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David Whyte — The Conversational Nature of Reality

2019-12-13

The poet and philosopher on the power of a “beautiful question” amid the drama of work and life and the ways the two overlap.
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Serene Jones — On Grace

2019-12-12
The public theologian on gra
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Richard Blanco — How to Love a

2019-11-28
The Cuban American writer on
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Marilynne Robinson and Marcelo Gleiser — The Mystery We Are

2019-11-22

A novelist and physicist on connecting the dots between the cosmos and the new territory of understanding our own minds.
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Joy Ladin — Finding a Home in Yourself

2019-11-14

The author and professor on what she’s learned about gender and the very syntax of being.
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angel Kyodo williams — The Wor

2019-11-05
The esteemed Zen priest on h
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America Ferrera and John Paul Lederach — The Ingredients of Social Courage

2019-10-29

A culture-shifting artist and a peacemaker on how change happens in generational time.
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Amichai Lau-Lavie — First Aid for Spiritual Seekers

2019-10-16

The rabbi on applying creativity to spiritual life, recovering the sacred and reinventing the very meaning of “we.”
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