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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 every Thursday.

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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 every Thursday.

    A Poem in Gratitude for Health Care Workers

    A Poem in Gratitude for Health Care Workers

    In Leanne O’Sullivan’s poem “Leaving Early,” the poet writes to her ill husband, entrusting him into the care of a nurse named Fionnuala. As the novel coronavirus sweeps the globe, many of us can’t physically be there for loved ones who are sick. Instead, it is the health care workers — and all involved in the health care system — who are tirelessly present, caring for others in spite of exhaustion and the risk it brings to their own well being.

    We offer this episode of Poetry Unbound in profound gratitude toward all who are working in health care right now.

    • 11 min
    Ai-jen Poo — This Is Our (Caring) Revolution

    Ai-jen Poo — This Is Our (Caring) Revolution

    Ai-jen Poo is a next-generation labor organizer who co-founded a beautiful and muscular movement with caregivers and those who employ them: The National Domestic Workers Alliance. For over two decades, she has been reinventing policy and engaging a deep conversation that has now met its civilizational moment. This conversation was recorded before “coronavirus” was a word we all knew. But the many dimensions of the crisis now upon us have revealed Ai-jen Poo and her world of wisdom and action as teachers for our life together, in and beyond it.

    • 51 min
    [Unedited] Ai-jen Poo with Krista Tippett

    [Unedited] Ai-jen Poo with Krista Tippett

    Ai-jen Poo is a next-generation labor organizer who co-founded a beautiful and muscular movement with caregivers and those who employ them: The National Domestic Workers Alliance. For over two decades, she has been reinventing policy and engaging a deep conversation that has now met its civilizational moment. This conversation was recorded before “coronavirus” was a word we all knew. But the many dimensions of the crisis now upon us have revealed Ai-jen Poo and her world of wisdom and action as teachers for our life together, in and beyond it.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Living the Questions: At home, frustrated and stressed — is 'just being' worthy right now?

    Living the Questions: At home, frustrated and stressed — is 'just being' worthy right now?

    “If I believe that we are all inherently worthy just by being human, how can I feel that way when I feel I’m doing ‘nothing?’” — Anna Bondoc from Los Angeles

    So many of us are raised to believe that hard work is what makes us valuable; many of our professions and even our identities as helpers are on hold. How does self-worth interact with just being when we feel we're doing nothing? Krista reflects on the problem with the phrase “just being” — and how settling inside ourselves right now, and kindness towards ourselves, are gifts to the world we want to make beyond this crisis.

    Living the Questions is an occasional On Being segment where Krista muses on questions from our listening community. Submit your own at ltq@onbeing.org.

    • 9 min
    Ross Gay — Tending Joy and Practicing Delight

    Ross Gay — Tending Joy and Practicing Delight

    In this unsettled moment, we’re returning to the shows we’re longing to hear again. Among them is this 2019 conversation with writer Ross Gay. The ephemeral nature of our being allows him to find delight in all sorts of places (especially his community garden). To be with Gay is to train your gaze to see the wonderful alongside the terrible; to attend to and meditate on what you love, even in the midst of difficult realities and as part of working for justice.

    • 51 min
    [Unedited] Ross Gay with Krista Tippett

    [Unedited] Ross Gay with Krista Tippett

    In this unsettled moment, we’re returning to the shows we’re longing to hear again. Among them is this 2019 conversation with writer Ross Gay. The ephemeral nature of our being allows him to find delight in all sorts of places (especially his community garden). To be with Gay is to train your gaze to see the wonderful alongside the terrible; to attend to and meditate on what you love, even in the midst of difficult realities and as part of working for justice.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

ThruSuesEyes ,

Fascinating

I really enjoyed this episode! I found the hostess to be well versed and engaging with her guest Nicholas Christakis! And the chat between the two is really intriguing and I now want to pick up Dr. Christakis’s book (all 3 of them are calling me)!

HSR-AZ ,

A Breath of fresh air

Appreciate the depth and thoughtful conversations that Ms. Tippet brings to her listening audience. I am always delighted and enriched!

Anonymous021400 ,

Krista is Annoying

Used to love this podcast, but I’ve realized Krista Tippet can’t hold a candle to most of her guests. She comes across not very bright and out of her depth often. Oprah is a way better interviewer who can actually engage vs just asking questions from a notepad. Her guests are amazing, she’s just not a good interviewer.

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