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

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.

    Chaplains

    Chaplains

    Facing a personal crisis, hospital patients and their loved ones often receive needed emotional support from a quiet army of chaplains, who are skilled at empathetic listening to people gripped by difficult and confusing emotions.

    • 30 min
    Ida B Wells Battle to Uncover the Truth

    Ida B Wells Battle to Uncover the Truth

    Born to enslaved parents on a Mississippi plantation during the Civil War, Ida B. Wells emerged as a powerful investigative journalist. She overcame death threats and published widely in her quest to document the domestic terrorism against African Americans that came to be known as lynching. Ida Wells published the first major study of that crime. A close associate of Frederick Douglass, she helped to found the NAACP and advocated the right to vote for women and black Americans. Her amazing life story is finally gaining recognition, nearly 90 years after her death.

    • 27 min
    Ida B. Wells’ Battle to Uncover the Truth (Pt 1)

    Ida B. Wells’ Battle to Uncover the Truth (Pt 1)

    Born to enslaved parents on a Mississippi plantation during the Civil War, Ida B. Wells emerged as a powerful investigative journalist. She overcame death threats and published widely in her quest to document the domestic terrorism against African Americans that came to be known as lynching. Ida Wells published the first major study of that crime. A close associate of Frederick Douglass, she helped to found the NAACP and advocated the right to vote for women and black Americans. Her amazing life story is finally gaining recognition, nearly 90 years after her death.

    • 28 min
    Beyond War Part 2b

    Beyond War Part 2b

    How fully do we exhaust peacful options before resorting to military action? When has nonviolence been effective and when has it been dangerous? What constitutes a just war “just”—or do no ends justify large-scale killing of human beings? What are the social, moral and spiritual values held by pacifists and conscientious objectors?

    • 30 min
    Beyond War Part 2a

    Beyond War Part 2a

    How fully do we exhaust peacful options before resorting to military action? When has nonviolence been effective and when has it been dangerous? What constitutes a just war “just”—or do no ends justify large-scale killing of human beings? What are the social, moral and spiritual values held by pacifists and conscientious objectors?

    • 30 min
    Millard Fuller

    Millard Fuller

    The remarkable international effort to build “homes and hope” by marshalling the energies of young people, church communities and others, is described by Habitat for Humanity founder Millard Fuller.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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Restorative

Humankind gives me things to think about and learn from, on spiritual life, or people or organizations working for healing & justice. It’s food for the soul.

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Human Kind

Totally wonderful ! Great escape from the nation’s political climate. Listen and you’ll be hooked.

Marla McD ,

Great Podcast

So glad to find Humankind as a podcast. I’d occasionally catch it on my local PBS/NPR station (at 6:00AM!) but this is much better. I always learn something and come away feeling grounded and inspired.

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