925 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 • 8.6K 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.

    Before Newness Arrives …

    Before Newness Arrives …

    In some languages, there are words for goodbye that are also a promise of a future "hello," and that's the kind of farewell this is. Krista offers this “see you later” with a parting poem as she and the full team at On Being get a bit restored and dream and make some new things. We are so grateful for your listening.

    • 4 min
    BONUS: An On Being Listening Party — Celebrating 20 Years

    BONUS: An On Being Listening Party — Celebrating 20 Years

    A special offering from Krista Tippett and all of us at On Being: an incredible, celebratory event — listening back and remembering forwards across 20 years of this show in the good company of our beloved friend and former guest, Rev. Jen Bailey, and so many of you. We offer it here as an audio experience, and we think you will enjoy being in the room retroactively. You will hear the voices of wise and graceful lives — of former guests, and of listeners from far-flung places. You may also catch references to things seen and witnessed throughout the event — including a stunning opening poem by our dear friend Maria Popova, composed of On Being show titles — which you can take in fully by viewing the recorded celebration in its entirety on our YouTube channel.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    adrienne maree brown — “We are in a time of new suns”

    adrienne maree brown — “We are in a time of new suns”

    “What a time to be alive,” adrienne maree brown has written. “Right now we are in a fast river together — every day there are changes that seemed unimaginable until they occurred.” adrienne maree brown and others use many words and phrases to describe what she does, and who she is: A student of complexity. A student of change and of how groups change together. A “scholar of belonging.” A “scholar of magic.” She grew up loving science fiction, and thought we’d be driving flying cars by now; and yet, has found in speculative fiction the transformative force of vision and imagination that might in fact save us. Our younger listeners have asked to hear adrienne maree brown’s voice on On Being, and here she is, as we enter our own time of evolution. This conversation shines a light on an emerging ecosystem in our world over and against the drumbeat of what is fractured and breaking: working with the complex fullness of reality, and cultivating old and new ways of seeing, to move towards a transformative wholeness of living.

    • 50 min
    [Unedited] adrienne maree brown with Krista Tippett

    [Unedited] adrienne maree brown with Krista Tippett

    “What a time to be alive,” adrienne maree brown has written. “Right now we are in a fast river together — every day there are changes that seemed unimaginable until they occurred.” adrienne maree brown and others use many words and phrases to describe what she does, and who she is: A student of complexity. A student of change and of how groups change together. A “scholar of belonging.” A “scholar of magic.” She grew up loving science fiction, and thought we’d be driving flying cars by now; and yet, has found in speculative fiction the transformative force of vision and imagination that might in fact save us. Our younger listeners have asked to hear adrienne maree brown’s voice on On Being, and here she is, as we enter our own time of evolution. This conversation shines a light on an emerging ecosystem in our world over and against the drumbeat of what is fractured and breaking: working with the complex fullness of reality, and cultivating old and new ways of seeing, to move towards a transformative wholeness of living.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Ocean Vuong – A Life Worthy of Our Breath

    Ocean Vuong – A Life Worthy of Our Breath

    We are in the final weeks as On Being evolves to its next chapter — in a world that is evolving, each of us changed in myriad ways we’ve only begun to process and fathom. So it felt right to listen again to one of our most beloved shows of this post-2020 world. In fact, Krista interviewed the wise and wonderful Ocean Vuong right on the cusp of that turning, in March 2020, in a joyful and crowded room full of podcasters in Brooklyn. Yet what’s most stunning is how presciently and exquisitely Ocean spoke, and continues to speak, to the world we have since come to inhabit — its heartbreak and its poetry, its possibilities for loss and for finding new life.

    • 50 min
    [Unedited] Ocean Vuong with Krista Tippett

    [Unedited] Ocean Vuong with Krista Tippett

    We are in the final weeks as On Being evolves to its next chapter — in a world that is evolving, each of us changed in myriad ways we’ve only begun to process and fathom. So it felt right to listen again to one of our most beloved shows of this post-2020 world. In fact, Krista interviewed the wise and wonderful Ocean Vuong right on the cusp of that turning, in March 2020, in a joyful and crowded room full of podcasters in Brooklyn. Yet what’s most stunning is how presciently and exquisitely Ocean spoke, and continues to speak, to the world we have since come to inhabit — its heartbreak and its poetry, its possibilities for loss and for finding new life.

    • 1 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
8.6K Ratings

8.6K Ratings

Luminous Lotus ,

Thank you

This is my favorite podcast. All these heart-to-heart conversations have been an inspiration to me over the years. I have shared tidbits from these conversations in my yoga classes, and I have shared episodes with friends over the years. My deepest thanks to Krista and the OnBeing team for all that you do, and pouring your love into this world and community.

heidi 🤸‍♀️ ,

Gratitude

This show has been my driving companion on ~100,000 miles over the years - the wisdom I have gleaned from all these fantastic conversations have deepened my understandings of the world and informed my own being - and becoming ! As well as having given me guidance and insight into my work - and my relationships - thank you ! ♥️

Barbara Campbell Thomas ,

Thank you, even your pause is a gift

I have been listening to this show for a long, long time…back to its early “Speaking of Faith” days. There is nothing like this podcast—it’s depth, generosity, poetry and ever timeliness is truly notable. And if I may say so, even this summer pause is a gift. Perhaps it is a result of the last two years, but I am weary of all the information at times, overwhelmed. I have actually stopped listening to podcasts for the most part because sometimes it just seems like one more thing to keep up with. And maybe we actually don’t need more new content. Maybe what we already have is what we need. So to have a break is just wonderful. It feels slower and more in tune with now. Of course.

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