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Groundbreaking Peabody Award-winning conversation about the big questions of meaning — spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, and the arts. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives. Hosted by Krista Tippett. New conversations every Thursday, with occasional extras.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 7.5K Ratings

Groundbreaking Peabody Award-winning conversation about the big questions of meaning — spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, and the arts. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives. Hosted by Krista Tippett. New conversations every Thursday, with occasional extras.

    Living the Questions — We’ve been enmeshed with our technologies. Tech Shabbat for everyone?

    Living the Questions — We’ve been enmeshed with our technologies. Tech Shabbat for everyone?

    Krista’s been in a conversation with Tiffany Shlain for several years about her practice of “Tech Shabbat.” For more than a decade, she and her family have taken a rest from screens sundown Friday to sundown Saturday; her book 24/6 is a kind of manual to open the practice to everyone. After a year in which many of us have relied on our devices as our portals to reality — our sole connection to the people and places we love — Krista called Tiffany to talk about how this practice works. Might it be a reset and ritual we could all use?

    • 30 min
    Hanif Abdurraqib — Moments of Shared Witnessing

    Hanif Abdurraqib — Moments of Shared Witnessing

    Hanif Abdurraqib’s writing is filled with lyricism, rhythm, people and precision. In his essays and poetry, he introduces readers to a soundscape of Black performance and Black joy: we hear hip-hop and jazz, we hear Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin and Little Richard. Music and performance of every kind are the source of his fascination, focus and wisdom: what makes people cry, or feel safe, or brave; held in struggle, joy, or love. Hanif is interviewed by our colleague, Pádraig Ó Tuama, a poet himself and the host of On Being Studios’ Poetry Unbound podcast, now in its third season.

    • 50 min
    [Unedited] Hanif Abdurraqib with Pádraig Ó Tuama

    [Unedited] Hanif Abdurraqib with Pádraig Ó Tuama

    Hanif Abdurraqib’s writing is filled with lyricism, rhythm, people and precision. In his essays and poetry, he introduces readers to a soundscape of Black performance and Black joy: we hear hip-hop and jazz, we hear Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin and Little Richard. Music and performance of every kind are the source of his fascination, focus and wisdom: what makes people cry, or feel safe, or brave; held in struggle, joy, or love. Hanif is interviewed by our colleague, Pádraig Ó Tuama, a poet himself and the host of On Being Studios’ Poetry Unbound podcast, now in its third season.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Layli Long Soldier — The Freedom of Real Apologies

    Layli Long Soldier — The Freedom of Real Apologies

    Layli Long Soldier is a writer, a mother, a citizen of the United States, and a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation. She has a way of opening up this part of her life, and of American life, to inspire self-searching and tenderness. Her award-winning first book of poetry, WHEREAS, is a response to the U.S. government’s official apology to Native peoples in 2009, which was done so quietly, with no ceremony, that it was practically a secret. Layli Long Soldier offers entry points for us all — to events that are not merely about the past, and to the freedom real apologies might bring.

    • 50 min
    [Unedited] Layli Long Soldier with Krista Tippett

    [Unedited] Layli Long Soldier with Krista Tippett

    Layli Long Soldier is a writer, a mother, a citizen of the United States, and a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation. She has a way of opening up this part of her life, and of American life, to inspire self-searching and tenderness. Her award-winning first book of poetry, WHEREAS, is a response to the U.S. government’s official apology to Native peoples in 2009, which was done so quietly, with no ceremony, that it was practically a secret. Layli Long Soldier offers entry points for us all — to events that are not merely about the past, and to the freedom real apologies might bring.

    • 2 hr
    Resmaa Menakem — ‘Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence’

    Resmaa Menakem — ‘Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence’

    Across the past year, and now as the murder trial of Derek Chauvin unfolds with Minneapolis in fresh pain and turmoil, we return again to the grounding insights of Resmaa Menakem. He is a Minneapolis-based therapist and trauma specialist who activates the wisdom of elders, and very new science, about how all of us carry in our bodies the history and traumas behind everything we collapse into the word “race.” We offer up his intelligence on changing ourselves at a cellular level — practices towards the transformed reality most of us long to inhabit.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7.5K Ratings

7.5K Ratings

BeAstonished ,

My favorite!

This podcast is perfection. I often refer to the host, Krista Tippet as my imaginary best friend. She is such a grounding, inspiring, gentle and wise presence in my life, and every conversation she has with her amazing guests offers something profound. Thank you!!

Tanya Willow ,

Resmaa Menakam Interview is a disgrace

The host has undermined herself forever by inviting this lunatic< who professed his conviction in white supremacy on a cellular level. Shame on you< Krista Tippett, you are complicit in this lunacy!

glimadoll ,

One of my favorite podcasts

Thank you, Krista, for your thoughtful, cogent, and deep interviewing skills.

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