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.
Human Rights Defender Ben Ferencz
Benjamin Ferencz is an impassioned, heart-filled advocate for human rights and global peace. Now in his 80s, Ferencz devotes all his time and energy to the daunting mission of changing our glorification of war to a reverence for peace. Meet one of the most inspiring leaders of today as he expounds on his experience of […]
In this episode, we hear from a homeless public school student, one of an estimated 1.5 million in the United States: “We’d usually try to find a hotel. My Dad would spend what little money he had on the place. You don’t have to be very old to understand that that’s not the way it’s […]
We hear from a variety of nurses about the stresses they face in today’s quick-paced medical setting—and how they struggle to find the time needed to treat the whole person. Caring for the “whole person” is a bedrock tenet of holistic nursing. It views the human spirit as a potent healing force in coping with […]
Portrait of a Sufi Master
In this documentary, we visit with a community of Americans who have embraced the peaceful path of the Sufis—an Islamic tradition known for inspiring poetry and a gentle universal appeal. Included in this program are remarks by the widely-revered Sufi master, M.R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen along with comments by his students who try to practice Sufi […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.