61 episodes

In times of fast-paced change and challenge, how do we hold onto our humanity? Each week, public radio's award-winning Humankind presents the stories of doers and dreamers who strive to make our planet a more humane and livable place. Through David Freudberg's moving documentaries and dialogues, we hear the voices of forward thinkers, peacemakers, health and education leaders, practitioners of spirituality and simplicity, environmental champions, and many others. For more: humanmedia.org. **Podcast does not correspond to public radio schedule.

Humankind on Public Radio David Freudberg

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 138 Ratings

In times of fast-paced change and challenge, how do we hold onto our humanity? Each week, public radio's award-winning Humankind presents the stories of doers and dreamers who strive to make our planet a more humane and livable place. Through David Freudberg's moving documentaries and dialogues, we hear the voices of forward thinkers, peacemakers, health and education leaders, practitioners of spirituality and simplicity, environmental champions, and many others. For more: humanmedia.org. **Podcast does not correspond to public radio schedule.

    The Social Brain

    The Social Brain

    Daniel Goleman is a former New York Times science reporter specializing in how brain function affects the way we feel and perceive life, particularly how people develop different levels of empathy.

    • 29 min
    Connections That Heal

    Connections That Heal

    For many nurses, the one-to-one relationship with a patient is the essence of their service. This episode of The Spiritual Care Podcast considers how connections can uplift the patient being cared for, as well as nurses – who spend more time with patients than other medical professionals. It also can help to sustain and revitalize nurses, who […]

    • 30 min
    Inner Calm for Stressed Schools

    Inner Calm for Stressed Schools

    Few institutions can be as stressful as today’s public schools—both for teachers and students. So what happens when a suburban Boston high school introduces relaxation training into academic life? A look at how some public schools have integrated stress management techniques to help teachers and students, with Herbert Benson.

    • 29 min
    Breaking the Cycle

    Breaking the Cycle

    The stories of people in recovery from alcoholism, who had to work through denial and sometimes harsh consequences on the road to sobriety, which can present its own ongoing emotional challenges.

    • 30 min
    Pastoral Services to Members of the Military

    Pastoral Services to Members of the Military

    We explore the duties and challenges of military chaplains from two nations: Britain and Canada. Ian Wheatley, recorded at the Defence Ministry in Westminster, London, serves as Chaplain of the Fleet of the Royal Navy in the United Kingdom. Next, we visit with Padre Guy Chapdelaine, a soft-spoken Canadian who currently serves as Chaplain General […]

    • 29 min
    Home Cooking

    Home Cooking

    We explore the significant benefits of home-cooked meals, including improved family dynamics, greater likelihood of healthy ingredients, lower costs, reduced carbon footprint and taking time together to appreciate the food we receive.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
138 Ratings

138 Ratings

dewell! ,

Enlightening and inspiring

Just listening to David Freudberg’s voice is a good start, no matter the topic. I highly recommend picking out some topics or interviewees you think would be interesting and you’ll be hooked. You know how you think if you listen to someone you like on a podcast and later meet them, you’d immediately click with them? That’s how I feel about David Freudberg and how much I’d enjoy being in his presence and soaking in some of his knowledge and kindness.

cate n pups ,

Life through kindness

This program is the infrastructure our hearts need!

jujubean1958 ,

Truly inspired!

During these dark times Humankind is a salve for the soul. Listening to this podcast renews my faith in our species. Now, more than ever, this podcast offers an antidote for the negative effects of the pandemic and political instability. Thank you for introducing listeners to people who can ground us to what matters.

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