Tapestry is your guide through the messy business of being human. You’ll hear surprising conversations and rediscover your connection to something larger than yourself. Tapestry: your time to pause and go deep.
Words and rituals
Psychology professor and Denmark native Marie Helweg-Larsen shares how Danish words can encourage better living by helping us settle, set boundaries, create community, and tune into shared moments.
Sometimes we need more than words during really difficult periods of life. Katie Thornton shares the history of European funerary fashion — and how death rituals can help us move through grief.
Jesuits in space
Astrophysicist and Jesuit priest Adam Hincks shares the value he's found in studying both the Bible and the Big Bang.
Putting the soul back into psychology
The word ‘psyche’ comes from the Greek and Latin, meaning soul or spirit — so why is any talk of ‘the soul' so absent from modern-day psychology and psychiatry?
Psychologist David Rosmarin shares how and why he's trying to bring spirituality back into his profession.
Michelle Huang shares an unconventional method for advancing her own mental health and inner child work — with a little help from an AI chatbot and her childhood journal entries.
The value of wonder in a despairing world
The scholar of religion Karen Armstrong says rational thinking has brought all kinds of wondrous things to the world. But when the scientific worldview began to take over in philosophy and spirituality, something vital was lost — the sense of wonder.
Maybe you’ve used the phrase yourself: "It’s purely platonic." Plato would not be impressed. The word he lent his name to was supposed to mean a love so powerful it transcends the physical. Marisa G. Franco is a psychologist, and a professor at the University of Maryland. She is the author of the book Platonic: How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make – and Keep – Friends.
Something is happening to men that’s leading them to have fewer friends than women. Producer Arman Aghbali looked into two recent books examining friendship among men: Hua Hsu is the author of Stay True. Michael Pedersen is the author of Boy Friends.
Searching for connection? Third places may be the solution
In the last few decades, cities across North America have lost many of their beloved third places — spaces outside the home or work where people can go to find community. But this isn't happening because people don't want to hang out anymore. Nathan Allebach says this problem has a lot to do with how we build our cities and who profits from our public spaces.
The topics of summer episodes hosted by Christa Couture and Narcy Alsalman were marred by extraordinary self centred perspective of the hosts. Wow. Not since SookYin Lee have I heard such unbridled egos making each topic about themselves and scope limited by their narrow perspectives.
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I appreciate their efforts to present shows that help us make sense of the extraordinary event we are experiencing and to provide us with coping tools and new perspectives. To the person who criticized the lack of emphasis on Christianity, Tapestry’s mission is to explore spirituality, religion and the search for meaning — not just Christian beliefs.