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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 • 7.4K 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.

    Bryan Doerries — "You are not alone across time."

    Bryan Doerries — "You are not alone across time."

    “Remember,” Bryan Doerries likes to say in both physical and virtual gatherings, “you are not alone in this room — and you are not alone across time.” With his public health project, Theater of War, he is activating an old alchemy for our young century. Ancient stories, and texts that have stood the test of time, can be portals to honest and dignified grappling with present wounds and longings and callings that we aren’t able to muster in our official places now. It’s an embodiment of the good Greek word catharsis — releasing both insight and emotions that have had no place to go, and creating an energizing relief. And it is now unfolding in the “amphitheater” of Zoom that Sophocles could not have imagined.

    • 50 min
    [Unedited] Bryan Doerries with Krista Tippett

    [Unedited] Bryan Doerries with Krista Tippett

    “Remember,” Bryan Doerries likes to say in both physical and virtual gatherings, “you are not alone in this room — and you are not alone across time.” With his public health project, Theater of War, he is activating an old alchemy for our young century. Ancient stories, and texts that have stood the test of time, can be portals to honest and dignified grappling with present wounds and longings and callings that we aren’t able to muster in our official places now. It’s an embodiment of the good Greek word catharsis — releasing both insight and emotions that have had no place to go, and creating an energizing relief. And it is now unfolding in the “amphitheater” of Zoom that Sophocles could not have imagined.

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Serene Jones — Grace in a Fractured World

    Serene Jones — Grace in a Fractured World

    The glory that coexists in human life right alongside our weird propensity to choose what is not good for us; the difference between a place of sheer loss and a sacred space for mourning; grace as something muscular amidst the muck and mess of reality. These are some of the places of musing, sweeping perspective, and raw wisdom a conversation with Serene Jones takes us. And after hearing this, you’ll never think in the same way again about Woody Guthrie, or John Calvin, or what a Christian upbringing in Oklahoma might be.

    • 50 min
    [Unedited] Serene Jones with Krista Tippett

    [Unedited] Serene Jones with Krista Tippett

    The glory that coexists in human life right alongside our weird propensity to choose what is not good for us; the difference between a place of sheer loss and a sacred space for mourning; grace as something muscular amidst the muck and mess of reality. These are some of the places of musing, sweeping perspective, and raw wisdom a conversation with Serene Jones takes us. And after hearing this, you’ll never think in the same way again about Woody Guthrie, or John Calvin, or what a Christian upbringing in Oklahoma might be.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Michael Longley — The Vitality of Ordinary Things

    Michael Longley — The Vitality of Ordinary Things

    To reassert the liveliness of ordinary things, precisely in the face of what is hardest and most broken in life and society — this has been Michael Longley’s gift as one of Northern Ireland’s foremost living poets. He is known, in part, as a poet of “the Troubles” — the violent 30-year conflict between Protestants and Catholics, English and Irish. And he is a gentle voice for all of us now, wise and winsome about the everyday, never-finished work of social healing.

    • 50 min
    [Unedited] Michael Longley with Krista Tippett

    [Unedited] Michael Longley with Krista Tippett

    To reassert the liveliness of ordinary things, precisely in the face of what is hardest and most broken in life and society — this has been Michael Longley’s gift as one of Northern Ireland’s foremost living poets. He is known, in part, as a poet of “the Troubles” — the violent 30-year conflict between Protestants and Catholics, English and Irish. And he is a gentle voice for all of us now, wise and winsome about the everyday, never-finished work of social healing.

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7.4K Ratings

7.4K Ratings

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One of my favorite podcasts

Thank you, Krista, for your thoughtful, cogent, and deep interviewing skills.

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Lovely

Ms Tippett has to go. She is vapid and boring. There has to be someone out there with a more interesting perspective. Maybe someone with a diverse outlook. She screams white bread and offers nothing new or interesting to offset the perception.

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Runyon provided relief

Krista thank you for this interview. Just to have the language for the emotional processing will aid and assist us through this grief and trauma. I suffer from PTSD and have worked from that space for over 3 decades. I don’t wish this on anyone! I’m so concerned about all of our young people. I just want school to be cancelled for the next year and to immerse every child in somatic practices and start to heal their nervous systems. We need a call to action to save this generation. We have the tools!!

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