300 episodes

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.

On Being with Krista Tippett On Being Studios

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6, 6.5K 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.

    Robin DiAngelo and Resmaa Menakem: In Conversation

    Robin DiAngelo and Resmaa Menakem: In Conversation

    The show we released with Minneapolis-based trauma specialist Resmaa Menakem in the weeks after George Floyd’s killing has become one of our most popular episodes, and has touched listeners and galvanized personal searching. So we said yes when Resmaa proposed that he join On Being again, this time together with Robin DiAngelo. She is perhaps the foremost voice in our civilizational grappling with whiteness; her book, White Fragility, is one of the most widely read books in the world right now. Hearing the two of them together is electric — the deepest of dives into the calling of our lifetimes.

    • 51 min
    [Unedited] Robin DiAngelo and Resmaa Menakem with Krista Tippett

    [Unedited] Robin DiAngelo and Resmaa Menakem with Krista Tippett

    The show we released with Minneapolis-based trauma specialist Resmaa Menakem in the weeks after George Floyd’s killing has become one of our most popular episodes, and has touched listeners and galvanized personal searching. So we said yes when Resmaa proposed that he join On Being again, this time together with Robin DiAngelo. She is perhaps the foremost voice in our civilizational grappling with whiteness; her book, White Fragility, is one of the most widely read books in the world right now. Hearing the two of them together is electric — the deepest of dives into the calling of our lifetimes.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Vincent Harding — Is America Possible?

    Vincent Harding — Is America Possible?

    Vincent Harding was wise about how the vision of the civil rights movement might speak to 21st-century realities. He reminded us that the movement of the ‘50s and ‘60s was spiritually as well as politically vigorous; it aspired to a “beloved community,” not merely a tolerant integrated society. He pursued this through patient-yet-passionate cross-cultural, cross-generational relationships. And he posed and lived a question that is freshly in our midst: Is America possible?

    • 51 min
    [Unedited] Vincent Harding with Krista Tippett

    [Unedited] Vincent Harding with Krista Tippett

    Vincent Harding was wise about how the vision of the civil rights movement might speak to 21st-century realities. He reminded us that the movement of the ‘50s and ‘60s was spiritually as well as politically vigorous; it aspired to a “beloved community,” not merely a tolerant integrated society. He pursued this through patient-yet-passionate cross-cultural, cross-generational relationships. And he posed and lived a question that is freshly in our midst: Is America possible?

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Jason Reynolds — Fortifying Imagination

    Jason Reynolds — Fortifying Imagination

    Books that fortify the young also have a power to help heal adults; so, too, does this conversation with writer Jason Reynolds. He is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature of the Library of Congress and author of a new companion to Ibram X. Kendi’s history of racism, Stamped From the Beginning, for young readers.

    • 51 min
    [Unedited] Jason Reynolds with Krista Tippett

    [Unedited] Jason Reynolds with Krista Tippett

    Books that fortify the young also have a power to help heal adults; so, too, does this conversation with writer Jason Reynolds. He is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature of the Library of Congress and author of a new companion to Ibram X. Kendi’s history of racism, Stamped From the Beginning, for young readers.

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
6.5K Ratings

6.5K Ratings

Sonjahhh ,

Incredible work

Every week when I turn on my radio in the morning with my cup of coffee I know I’m going to learn and be thoughtfully moved by the conversations Krista has with her guests. It’s like I can feel the new wrinkles being made in my brain! It’s incredibly profound work

Jen.Szigeti ,

Thank you!

Krista is a beacon of light in a sometimes darker space. Her wisdom, inspirational guest, and awesome interviews always seem to know exactly what I need to hear in that moment. Thank you Krista and the On Being team.

Sprucenbirch ,

Civil conversation

Most people are very complementary in this space, but a few people use it to launch broadsides. If you are looking for perfection you’re in the wrong place. If you’re looking for conversation and growth you will probably find what you’re looking for.

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