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.
Steps to Recovery, Pt2
In the second half of our documentary on the history of Alcoholics Anonymous, we examine the AA recovery principles that have promoted sobriety for millions of recovering alcoholics and have created a template to help people worldwide who struggle with many forms of addiction. To view additional resources for this episode please visit our website at humanmedia.org. […]
Steps to Recovery, Pt1
Alcoholics Anonymous marks its beginning when one hopelessly addicted drunk realized that connecting with a fellow-sufferer would create a safe zone in which both could stop their downward spiral. To view additional resources for this episode please visit: humanmedia.org/EPISODEPAGELINK Follow “Humankind on Public Radio” at: https://www.humanmedia.org/podcast/ Human Media performs public broadcasting production and distribution activities in association […]
An Attitude of Gratitude
Cultivating our capacity for gratitude is one of the core spiritual traits advocated across all the great traditions. Being grateful can restore our perspective when the slings and arrows of life temporarily bend us out of shape. To reinforce this focus, some people maintain a “gratitude journal” in which they record various things they are […]
Helping Prisoners to Heal, Pt2
More than a million Americans are locked in jails and prisons. Helping them recover from earlier trauma can safeguard society. Hear the stories of ex-prisoners who’ve begun to heal, through the inspired work of Robin Casarjian. To view additional resources for this episode please visit: humanmedia.org/EPISODEPAGELINK Follow “Humankind on Public Radio” at: https://www.humanmedia.org/podcast/ Human Media performs public […]
Helping Prisoners to Heal, Pt1
More than a million Americans are in jails and prisons — a human tragedy. Many committed grave offenses. Some have experienced racial disparities at the hands of courts and police. They may have endured deep emotional wounds as children; a high number of inmates were abused. Many are caught up in addiction from opioids to alcohol. People […]
A woman who was severely burned in an accident reveals her personal journey of healing and self-acceptance and describes what she’s learned from working with young people who are also coping with burns. To view additional resources for this episode please visit: humanmedia.org/EPISODEPAGELINK Follow “Humankind on Public Radio” at: https://www.humanmedia.org/podcast/ Human Media performs public broadcasting production and […]
The Lost Cause
Listening to The Lost Cause on my Tucson, AZ PBS station , I’m stunned by the powerful impact of the facts presented so clearly and consistently. This all too necessary piece illuminates our historical and current challenges.
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.
Life through kindness
This program is the infrastructure our hearts need!