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Groundbreaking Peabody Award-winning conversation about the big questions of meaning — spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, and the arts. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives. Hosted by Krista Tippett. New conversations every Thursday, with occasional extras.

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Groundbreaking Peabody Award-winning conversation about the big questions of meaning — spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, and the arts. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives. Hosted by Krista Tippett. New conversations every Thursday, with occasional extras.

    Joy Harjo — The Whole of Time

    Joy Harjo — The Whole of Time

    “Though we have instructions and a map buried in our hearts when we enter this world,” the extraordinary Joy Harjo has written, “nothing quite prepares us for the abrupt shift to the breathing realm.” She is a saxophone player and performer, a visual artist, a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, and the 23rd Poet Lau­re­ate of the Unit­ed States. She opens up with Krista about her life, dreaming as a way of relating to time and place, and the story matrix that connects us all.

    • 50 min
    [Extended] Joy Harjo with Krista Tippett

    [Extended] Joy Harjo with Krista Tippett

    “Though we have instructions and a map buried in our hearts when we enter this world,” the extraordinary Joy Harjo has written, “nothing quite prepares us for the abrupt shift to the breathing realm.” She is a saxophone player and performer, a visual artist, a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, and the 23rd Poet Lau­re­ate of the Unit­ed States. She opens up with Krista about her life, dreaming as a way of relating to time and place, and the story matrix that connects us all.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Daniel Kahneman – Why We Contradict Ourselves and Confound Each Other

    Daniel Kahneman – Why We Contradict Ourselves and Confound Each Other

    The classic economic theory embedded in western democracies holds an assumption that human beings will almost always behave rationally in the end and make logical choices that will keep our society balanced on the whole. Daniel Kahneman is the psychologist who won the Nobel Prize in Economics for showing that this is simply not true. There’s something sobering — but also helpfully grounding — in speaking with this brilliant and humane scholar who explains why none of us is an equation that computes. As surely as we breathe, we will contradict ourselves and confound each other.

    • 50 min
    [Unedited] Daniel Kahneman with Krista Tippett

    [Unedited] Daniel Kahneman with Krista Tippett

    The classic economic theory embedded in western democracies holds an assumption that human beings will almost always behave rationally in the end and make logical choices that will keep our society balanced on the whole. Daniel Kahneman is the psychologist who won the Nobel Prize in Economics for showing that this is simply not true. There’s something sobering — but also helpfully grounding — in speaking with this brilliant and humane scholar who explains why none of us is an equation that computes. As surely as we breathe, we will contradict ourselves and confound each other.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Living the Questions — We’ve been enmeshed with our technologies. Tech Shabbat for everyone?

    Living the Questions — We’ve been enmeshed with our technologies. Tech Shabbat for everyone?

    Krista’s been in a conversation with Tiffany Shlain for several years about her practice of “Tech Shabbat.” For more than a decade, she and her family have taken a rest from screens sundown Friday to sundown Saturday; her book 24/6 is a kind of manual to open the practice to everyone. After a year in which many of us have relied on our devices as our portals to reality — our sole connection to the people and places we love — Krista called Tiffany to talk about how this practice works. Might it be a reset and ritual we could all use?

    • 30 min
    Hanif Abdurraqib — Moments of Shared Witnessing

    Hanif Abdurraqib — Moments of Shared Witnessing

    Hanif Abdurraqib’s writing is filled with lyricism, rhythm, people and precision. In his essays and poetry, he introduces readers to a soundscape of Black performance and Black joy: we hear hip-hop and jazz, we hear Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin and Little Richard. Music and performance of every kind are the source of his fascination, focus and wisdom: what makes people cry, or feel safe, or brave; held in struggle, joy, or love. Hanif is interviewed by our colleague, Pádraig Ó Tuama, a poet himself and the host of On Being Studios’ Poetry Unbound podcast, now in its third season.

    • 50 min

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4.6 out of 5
7.5K Ratings

7.5K Ratings

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On Being has for years been my companion in exploring life, beauty, shadow, wisdom, and curiosity. She is able to help her guests surface things they often hadn’t even articulated for themselves before—it is so profoundly wonderful.

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This podcast is perfection. I often refer to the host, Krista Tippet as my imaginary best friend. She is such a grounding, inspiring, gentle and wise presence in my life, and every conversation she has with her amazing guests offers something profound. Thank you!!

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