70 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 • 154 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.

    Diet-Climate Connection, Pt1

    Diet-Climate Connection, Pt1

    Agriculture is a huge emitter of greenhouse gases associated with climate change. This is an important emerging topic as Americans grapple with record-breaking heatwaves, drenching rains, coastal flooding, prolonged droughts, sprawling wildfires and other weather extremes as “the face of global warming”. To see additional resources and our other programs, please visit humanmedia.org . Humankind specials are […]

    • 26 min
    Safe Place in a War Zone

    Safe Place in a War Zone

    Rev. Chris Antal, a Unitarian Universalist minister, was drawn to service in response to the attacks of 9/11. He entered military chaplaincy partially as a way to help soldiers who are prone to harming themselves in the wake of war. In this profile, Rev. Antal also explores how he was drawn to faith-based engagement with […]

    • 33 min
    Count Your Blessings

    Count Your Blessings

    Austrian-born author and Benedictine Brother David Steindl-Rast, recorded at his monastery near Corning, NY, believes that acquiring an attitude of “gratefulness” can calm the mind and give life a simple joy. To see additional resources and our other programs, please visit humanmedia.org . Humankind specials are  heard on NPR and PRX member-stations, in association with GBH Boston.

    • 29 min
    Second Chances

    Second Chances

    This documentary explores the transition of a young mother from addiction treatment to a clean and sober life, with the help of a family mentoring program known as “shared family care.” To see additional resources and our other programs, please visit humanmedia.org . Humankind specials are  heard on NPR and PRX member-stations, in association with GBH Boston.

    • 29 min
    Green Congregations

    Green Congregations

    Rev. Sally Bingham of San Francisco, lay organizer Steve MacAusland of Boston and members of a concerned church discuss the movement for a religious response to climate change that has spread to more than 4,000 U.S. congregations. To see additional resources and our other programs, please visit humanmedia.org . Humankind specials are  heard on NPR and PRX […]

    • 29 min
    Health Inequality, Pt2

    Health Inequality, Pt2

    Nationwide, even with more people covered through the Affordable Care Act, nearly 28 million Americans remain without medical coverage. To see additional resources and our other programs, please visit humanmedia.org . Humankind specials are  heard on NPR and PRX member-stations, in association with GBH Boston.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
154 Ratings

154 Ratings

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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.

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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.

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Life through kindness

This program is the infrastructure our hearts need!

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