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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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 7.8K Ratings

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.

    Stephen Batchelor – Finding Ease in Aloneness

    Stephen Batchelor – Finding Ease in Aloneness

    One of the great challenges of life is to learn to be alone peaceably, at home in oneself. The pandemic forced many of us inside both physically and emotionally, even if we were not home on our own. We’ve been forced to work out the difference between loneliness and solitude. With teachers across the ages, and drawing on his life from monasticism to marriage, Buddhist writer and scholar Stephen Batchelor teaches how to approach solitude as a graceful and life-giving practice.

    • 50 min
    [Unedited] Stephen Batchelor with Krista Tippett

    [Unedited] Stephen Batchelor with Krista Tippett

    One of the great challenges of life is to learn to be alone peaceably, at home in oneself. The pandemic forced many of us inside both physically and emotionally, even if we were not home on our own. We’ve been forced to work out the difference between loneliness and solitude. With teachers across the ages, and drawing on his life from monasticism to marriage, Buddhist writer and scholar Stephen Batchelor teaches how to approach solitude as a graceful and life-giving practice.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Kate Bowler and Wajahat Ali — The Future of Hope

    Kate Bowler and Wajahat Ali — The Future of Hope

    An irreverent conversation about hope between journalist Wajahat Ali and theologian Kate Bowler. They speak to this moment we’re in through the friendship they found on the edge of life and death that is cancer — Wajahat through his young daughter; and Kate with a stage 4 diagnosis at the age of 35 that she’s chronicled in a beloved memoir, Everything Happens for a Reason (And Other Lies I’ve Loved). Their conversation is rich with practical wisdom for facing uncertainty and mortality, losses we did not foresee, and new beginnings we would not have chosen.

    This is the first in a new series, The Future of Hope — a beautiful array of voices, former guests on this show, having the conversations they want to be hearing in this time.

    • 51 min
    The Future of Hope — Trailer

    The Future of Hope — Trailer

    This past year has held layers of loss and grief and rupture as well as tectonic shifts of opening and learning and possibility. We walk into a world trying to open up, fitfully, that we must in many ways remake. At On Being, we’re feeling called to walk alongside others listening, asking and leading. So in the year ahead we are going to be bringing a stunning array of
    voices having the conversations they want to be hearing now.

    We’re calling this series The Future of Hope: Wajahat Ali with Kate Bowler; Darnell Moore with dream hampton; Pico Iyer and Elizabeth Gilbert; Ai-jen Poo with Tarana Burke, plus David Treuer, Claudia Rankine, Brother Guy Consolmagno, Katherine May, and many more.

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    • 3 min
    Suzanne Simard — Forests Are Wired For Wisdom

    Suzanne Simard — Forests Are Wired For Wisdom

    Suzanne Simard is the forest ecologist who has proven, beyond doubt, that trees communicate with each other — that a forest is a single organism wired for wisdom and care. Simard found that the processes that make for a high-functioning forest mirror the maps of the human brain that we’re also just now drawing. All of this turns out to be catching up with intelligence long held in aboriginal science. She calls the mature hub trees in a forest “Mother Trees” — parenting, eldering, in a mode of mutuality and reciprocity, modeling what we also know to be true of genuinely flourishing human ecosystems.

    • 50 min
    [Unedited] Suzanne Simard with Krista Tippett

    [Unedited] Suzanne Simard with Krista Tippett

    Suzanne Simard is the forest ecologist who has proven, beyond doubt, that trees communicate with each other — that a forest is a single organism wired for wisdom and care. Simard found that the processes that make for a high-functioning forest mirror the maps of the human brain that we’re also just now drawing. All of this turns out to be catching up with intelligence long held in aboriginal science. She calls the mature hub trees in a forest “Mother Trees” — parenting, eldering, in a mode of mutuality and reciprocity, modeling what we also know to be true of genuinely flourishing human ecosystems.

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7.8K Ratings

7.8K Ratings

CKMalcolm ,

Sublime.

Through the probing conversations that are it’s hallmark, this show allows me to live a life imbued with wisdom, inquiry and investigation.

EricaBushwell ,

Awesome podcast!

Krista, host of the On Being with Krista Tippett podcast, highlights all aspects of life, growth and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Beehivesteph ,

Opened up my world

I love this show! I’ve delved deeper, discovered new writers, rediscovered my love for poetry, and built wonder for the world and our journey in it despite the chaos of what’s happening around us right now. Thank you for all you do, share, and ask.

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