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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.

On Being with Krista Tippett On Being Studios

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    • 4.6 • 8.7K 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.

    Foundations 4: Calling and Wholeness

    Foundations 4: Calling and Wholeness

    The language of vocation comes from the Latin “vocari”: “calling.” It is a word we use often at On Being as a pointer for the way forward. In Western culture, vocation has long been equated with work and with job title. But each of us is called not merely to be a professional, but to be a friend, neighbor, colleague, family, citizen, lover of the world.

    • 10 min
    Foundations 3: Taking a Long View of Time, and Becoming “Critical Yeast”

    Foundations 3: Taking a Long View of Time, and Becoming “Critical Yeast”

    There is no subject more intriguing than time, and time is so much stranger and more dynamic than the clocks, deadlines, goals, and schedules we live by. In this third offering of ways of seeing and living that have emerged across two decades of On Being, we explore manifold understandings of how time works, and how change happens, that animate lives of wisdom and grace.

    • 13 min
    Foundations 2: Living the Questions

    Foundations 2: Living the Questions

    It is a deep truth in life, as in science, that we are shaped as much by the quality of our questions as by our answers. Those moments in our lives when a new question rises up in us, stops us in our tracks, are pivot points. They are openings for discovery and new possibility to break in.

    • 8 min
    Foundations 1: Seeing the Generative Story of Our Time

    Foundations 1: Seeing the Generative Story of Our Time

    We are fluent in the story of our time marked by catastrophe and dysfunction. That is real, and it is grave — but it’s not the whole story of us. Here’s what this phrase — the generative story, the generative narrative of our time — is insisting on: that there is also an ordinary and abundant reality of learning and growth that is happening, of dignity and care and social creativity and evolution.

    • 7 min
    Introducing On Being Foundations

    Introducing On Being Foundations

    A new season of big On Being conversations is coming in the new year. But for the next few weeks, we are pulling back the veil on how we’re getting grounded for that. On Being Foundations are words and ideas — ways of seeing the world and walking through it — a few tethering understandings towards imagining and walking our way into our callings for now and the future.

    • 5 min
    A Listening Ritual for this Fall: Poetry Unbound

    A Listening Ritual for this Fall: Poetry Unbound

    Three years ago, Krista texted Pádraig Ó Tuama with a simple question: what if he were to start a poetry podcast that listened as much as it shared? Not long after, Poetry Unbound was born, and it keeps going from strength to strength. Pádraig likes to say that poems are interested in the people who listen to them. And so, as the next season of On Being takes shape for release in early 2023, why not take Poetry Unbound as a listening companion and ritual this fall?

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
8.7K Ratings

8.7K Ratings

Coquidelmar ,

Caviar for the soul

Everything about this show combines the elements of wholeness- from its tone, and Krista’s handling of the subject matter, to the deep thinking dialogue between Krista and her guests which results in a soothing and thought provoking experience. It’s a very unique show.

April Bijou ,

My church

The foundation of my life’s work. Thank you, Krista and team 🙏🏾

wonderwoman0707 ,

Enduring listening and learning

This podcast is the reason I started listening to podcasts. I devoured each episode and it fed my mind and soul and what I learned enriched my life. It helped me on my own spiritual path to hear from wisdom teachers from all walks of life. I’m so grateful for this show and look forward to hearing what’s next.

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