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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.

On Being with Krista Tippett On Being Studios

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 7.7K 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.

    Glennon Doyle and Abby Wambach — ‘Courage is the presence of fear, and going anyway.’

    Glennon Doyle and Abby Wambach — ‘Courage is the presence of fear, and going anyway.’

    Glennon Doyle’s book Untamed has been a sensation of 2020 and beyond, and now she’s launched a new podcast titled with words of hers that have become a cultural force: We Can Do Hard Things. Meanwhile her wife, the soccer icon Abby Wambach, has her own bestselling books and is hosting a new tv show - Abby’s Places on ESPN+. Krista spoke with them before they were quite so much in the public eye together, and it’s a window into the passions that brought them here. They sat together in Seattle at the 2018 summit of Women Moving Millions, a consortium of women testing the meaning and boundaries of philanthropy. And courage was the theme of the day.

    • 50 min
    [Unedited] Glennon Doyle and Abby Wambach with Krista Tippett

    [Unedited] Glennon Doyle and Abby Wambach with Krista Tippett

    Glennon Doyle’s book Untamed has been a sensation of 2020 and beyond, and now she’s launched a new podcast titled with words of hers that have become a cultural force: We Can Do Hard Things. Meanwhile her wife, the soccer icon Abby Wambach, has her own bestselling books and is hosting a new tv show - Abby’s Places on ESPN+. Krista spoke with them before they were quite so much in the public eye together, and it’s a window into the passions that brought them here. They sat together in Seattle at the 2018 summit of Women Moving Millions, a consortium of women testing the meaning and boundaries of philanthropy. And courage was the theme of the day.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Brian Greene — This Tiny Slice of Eternity

    Brian Greene — This Tiny Slice of Eternity

    If we didn’t have vast civilizational challenges upon us, we might be living in a constant state of wonder at what science in this century is learning and showing us about the cosmos and about ourselves — the new questions it’s giving us to live. We are the generation of our species to map the genome, to detect black holes colliding, to hear gravitational waves. The physicist Brian Greene is one of our greatest interpreters from the human enterprise that is science. And in his most recent thinking and writing, there’s a stunning evolution in his own approach to science and life and the matters of purpose and meaning. We delve into his exuberant, cosmic lens on living in the here and the now.

    • 50 min
    [Unedited] Brian Greene with Krista Tippett – 2021 Conversation

    [Unedited] Brian Greene with Krista Tippett – 2021 Conversation

    If we didn’t have vast civilizational challenges upon us, we might be living in a constant state of wonder at what science in this century is learning and showing us about the cosmos and about ourselves — the new questions it’s giving us to live. We are the generation of our species to map the genome, to detect black holes colliding, to hear gravitational waves. The physicist Brian Greene is one of our greatest interpreters from the human enterprise that is science. And in his most recent thinking and writing, there’s a stunning evolution in his own approach to science and life and the matters of purpose and meaning. We delve into his exuberant, cosmic lens on living in the here and the now.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Esther Perel – The Erotic Is an Antidote to Death

    Esther Perel – The Erotic Is an Antidote to Death

    The psychotherapist Esther Perel has changed our discourse about sexuality and coupledom with her TED talks, her books, and her podcast, Where Should We Begin? Episode after episode lays bare the theater of relationship, which is also the drama of being human. Her insights speak to the flip side of social isolation — the intense experience many have now had of togetherness. And her deep understanding of “erotic intelligence” feels so interesting as we grapple with emergent dynamics of the human condition writ large — coupled or not, and both intimate and societal.

    • 50 min
    [Unedited] Esther Perel with Krista Tippett

    [Unedited] Esther Perel with Krista Tippett

    The psychotherapist Esther Perel has changed our discourse about sexuality and coupledom with her TED talks, her books, and her podcast, Where Should We Begin? Episode after episode lays bare the theater of relationship, which is also the drama of being human. Her insights speak to the flip side of social isolation — the intense experience many have now had of togetherness. And her deep understanding of “erotic intelligence” feels so interesting as we grapple with emergent dynamics of the human condition writ large — coupled or not, and both intimate and societal.

    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7.7K Ratings

7.7K Ratings

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This piece every week is so educational and inspiring we need more talk like this!! Love it ❤️

gireonfire ,

Best ever. Always stretches my brain and satisfies my curiosities

Love. Everyone should listen and get out of their own small world!

ah_2424 ,

A space for wisdom

This podcast has been my favorite for over a decade- since before it was called On Being. The depth of wisdom I find here, and Krista Tippet’s ability to create a field where deep discussion is possible, is unparalleled. Thank you for this space.

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