40 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

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.8 • 128 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.

    Science of Gratitude

    Science of Gratitude

    New research suggests that people who actively cultivate gratitude in their lives become both more content and physically healthier, but Oakland, California writer Catherine Price wanted to find out for herself.

    • 30 min
    A Meditation By Howard Thurman

    A Meditation By Howard Thurman

    Counting Martin Luther King Jr. among his disciples, Rev. Howard Thurman stamped his spiritual influence on an entire generation.

    • 30 min
    Bob Massie’s Survival Story

    Bob Massie’s Survival Story

    The remarkable survival story of Bob Massie, an Episcopal minister who somehow walked through one life-threatening illness after another, and whose many challenges deepened his appreciation for life—and for the suffering of others.

    • 30 min
    Demagogues

    Demagogues

    Pultizer Prize-winning historian Gordon Wood discusses how the founders of America intended to thwart the ascendance of demagogues in the fledgling democracy they were building.

    • 30 min
    Judicial Independence Part 1 -Politicians In Robes?

    Judicial Independence Part 1 -Politicians In Robes?

    Have our courts – intended by America’s founders to be an independent arbiter of justice – turned into another political battlefield? Are today’s judges mere “politicians in robes”? This public radio documentary series looks at crucial flashpoints in recent decades. In this divisive climate, will the frequency of 5-4 decisions by the Supreme Court increase, as […]

    • 27 min
    Judicial Independence Part 1 – Our Divided Court

    Judicial Independence Part 1 – Our Divided Court

    Have our courts – intended by America’s founders to be an independent arbiter of justice – turned into another political battlefield? Are today’s judges mere “politicians in robes”? This public radio documentary series looks at crucial flashpoints in recent decades. Because federal judges are nominated by the president and confirmed the U.S. Senate, inevitably the process […]

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
128 Ratings

128 Ratings

A disgrunteled user ,

Thoughtful

This is a really thoughtful podcast that leaves you feeling refreshed after each episode. David Freudberg’s commentary is heartfelt often leaving you pondering episodes long after they’re over. This is a must listen.

2Susan8 ,

Citizen

Always well researched & useful information. Quiet wisdom that works. Thought provoking & intelligent. Insights that focus on the common good. So grateful for this program, even more grateful in these interesting times.

pleaee be brave ,

A challenge

After listening to the daughter of holocaust survivors I challenge you to now interview survivors of the Israeli occupation and “nukba”.
The holocaust attitude is alive in so many ways. But so few are brave enough to talk about it.

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