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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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    • 4.6 • 6.9K 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.

    Rev. Otis Moss III — The Sound of the Genuine: Traversing 2020 with 'the Mystic of the Movement' Howard Thurman

    Rev. Otis Moss III — The Sound of the Genuine: Traversing 2020 with 'the Mystic of the Movement' Howard Thurman

    An hour to sit with, and be filled. Two voices — one from the last century, one from ours — who inspire inward contemplation as an essential part of meeting the challenges in the world. Howard Thurman’s book Jesus and the Disinherited, it was said, was carried by Martin Luther King Jr. alongside the Bible and the U.S. Constitution. Thurman is remembered as a philosopher and theologian, a moral anchor, a contemplative, a prophet, and pastor to the civil rights leaders. Rev. Otis Moss III, himself the son of one of those leaders, is a bridge to Thurman’s resonance in the present day, and between the Black freedom movements then and now.

    • 51 min
    [Unedited] Rev. Otis Moss III with Krista Tippett

    [Unedited] Rev. Otis Moss III with Krista Tippett

    An hour to sit with, and be filled. Two voices — one from the last century, one from ours — who inspire inward contemplation as an essential part of meeting the challenges in the world. Howard Thurman’s book Jesus and the Disinherited, it was said, was carried by Martin Luther King Jr. alongside the Bible and the U.S. Constitution. Thurman is remembered as a philosopher and theologian, a moral anchor, a contemplative, a prophet, and pastor to the civil rights leaders. Rev. Otis Moss III, himself the son of one of those leaders, is a bridge to Thurman’s resonance in the present day, and between the Black freedom movements then and now.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Arlie Hochschild – The Deep Stories of Our Time

    Arlie Hochschild – The Deep Stories of Our Time

    After Arlie Hochschild published her book Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, just before the 2016 election, it came to feel prescient. And the conversation Krista had with her in 2018 has now come to point straight to the heart of 2020 — a year in which many of us might say we feel like strangers in our own land and in our own world. Hochschild created a field within sociology looking at the social impact of emotion. She explains how our stories and truths — what we try to debate as issues in our social and political lives — are felt, not merely factual. And she shares why, as a matter of pragmatism, we have to take emotion seriously and do what feels unnatural: get curious and caring about the other side.

    Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org

    • 50 min
    [Unedited] Arlie Hochschild with Krista Tippett

    [Unedited] Arlie Hochschild with Krista Tippett

    After Arlie Hochschild published her book Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, just before the 2016 election, it came to feel prescient. And the conversation Krista had with her in 2018 has now come to point straight to the heart of 2020 — a year in which many of us might say we feel like strangers in our own land and in our own world. Hochschild created a field within sociology looking at the social impact of emotion. She explains how our stories and truths — what we try to debate as issues in our social and political lives — are felt, not merely factual. And she shares why, as a matter of pragmatism, we have to take emotion seriously and do what feels unnatural: get curious and caring about the other side.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Jericho Brown – Small Truths and Other Surprises

    Jericho Brown – Small Truths and Other Surprises

    The poet Jericho Brown reminds us to bear witness to the complexity of the human experience, to interrogate the proximity of violence to love, and to look and listen closer so that we might uncover the small truths and surprises in life. His presence is irreverent and magnetic, as the high school students who joined us for this conversation experienced firsthand at the 2018 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. And now he’s won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

    Editor’s note: This interview discusses sexual violence and rape.

    Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org

    • 50 min
    [Unedited] Jericho Brown with Krista Tippett

    [Unedited] Jericho Brown with Krista Tippett

    The poet Jericho Brown reminds us to bear witness to the complexity of the human experience, to interrogate the proximity of violence to love, and to look and listen closer so that we might uncover the small truths and surprises in life. His presence is irreverent and magnetic, as the high school students who joined us for this conversation experienced firsthand at the 2018 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. And now he’s won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

    Editor’s note: This interview discusses sexual violence and rape.


    Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
6.9K Ratings

6.9K Ratings

Stacey Shapiro ,

One of the most inspired podcasts around!

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

Mpcurran ,

A beacon of hope

I can’t say enough about how much I love this program and share widely. Krista Tippett does a fabulous job interviewing a wide variety of people and can’t imagine the volume of work it takes to prepare for an interview. Her thoughtful questions and ability to connect with each of her interviewers is admirable. On Being has been a salve to my soul through the last unsettling year and has provided the calm, hope, humor and stimulation of my mind and heart to explore the possibilities unfolding in our world. Brilliant work. I’m so grateful for your excellent program.

Dhei nfjcjemedjn Sarah ,

Even more valuable now!

I always learn something new and feel something new when I listen to this podcast. Or the poems on their poetry project. Even more a balm now.

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