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On Being with Krista Tippett

Religion & Spirituality Podcasts

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.

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.

Location:

Minneapolis, MN

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@beingtweets

Language:

English

Contact:

1619 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-584-3859


Episodes

Gregory Orr — Shaping Grief With Language

5/28/2020
We often explore on this show the places in the human experience where ordinary language falls short. The poet Gregory Orr has wrested gentle, healing, life-giving words from extreme grief and trauma. And right now we are all carrying some magnitude of grief in our bodies. Gregory Orr is the author of two books about poetry, Poetry as Survival and A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry, a memoir, The Blessing, and twelve collections of poetry, including How Beautiful the Beloved and The...

Duration:00:51:20

[Unedited] Gregory Orr with Krista Tippett

5/28/2020
We often explore on this show the places in the human experience where ordinary language falls short. The poet Gregory Orr has wrested gentle, healing, life-giving words from extreme grief and trauma. And right now we are all carrying some magnitude of grief in our bodies. Gregory Orr is the author of two books about poetry, Poetry as Survival and A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry, a memoir, The Blessing, and twelve collections of poetry, including How Beautiful the Beloved and The...

Duration:01:04:18

Jacqueline Novogratz — Towards a Moral Revolution

5/21/2020
Moral reckonings are being driven to the surface of our life together: What are politics for? What is an economy for? Jacqueline Novogratz says the simplistic ways we take up such questions — if we take them up at all — is inadequate. Novogratz is an innovator in creative, human-centered capitalism. She has described her recent book, Manifesto for a Moral Revolution, as a love letter to the next generation. Jacqueline Novogratz is the founder and CEO of Acumen, a venture capital fund that...

Duration:00:51:24

[Unedited] Jacqueline Novogratz with Krista Tippett 2020

5/21/2020
Moral reckonings are being driven to the surface of our life together: What are politics for? What is an economy for? Jacqueline Novogratz says the simplistic ways we take up such questions — if we take them up at all — is inadequate. Novogratz is an innovator in creative, human-centered capitalism. She has described her recent book, Manifesto for a Moral Revolution, as a love letter to the next generation. Jacqueline Novogratz is the founder and CEO of Acumen, a venture capital fund that...

Duration:01:32:43

Samar Jarrah, Wajahat Ali, Sahar Ullah, et al. — Revealing Ramadan

5/14/2020
This year Muslims are experiencing a Ramadan like no other. The month is usually a period of both intimacy and great community. Now Muslims are improvising, as in many places the rituals of Ramadan must be experienced at home or online. This show, recorded in 2009, grew out of an invitation to Muslim listeners to reflect on what it means to be part of what often is referred to in the abstract as “the Muslim world.” We received responses from all over the world and were struck by the vivid...

Duration:00:51:25

Devendra Banhart — ‘When Things Fall Apart’

5/7/2020
In this “spiritual book club” edition of the show, Krista and musician/artist Devendra Banhart read favorite passages and discuss When Things Fall Apart, a small book of great beauty by the Tibetan Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön. It’s a work — like all works of spiritual genius — that speaks from the nooks and crannies and depths of a particular tradition, while conveying truths about humanity writ large. Their conversation speaks with special force to what it means to be alive and looking...

Duration:00:51:25

[Unedited] Devendra Banhart with Krista Tippett

5/7/2020
In this “spiritual book club” edition of the show, Krista and musician/artist Devendra Banhart read favorite passages and discuss When Things Fall Apart, a small book of great beauty by the Tibetan Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön. It’s a work — like all works of spiritual genius — that speaks from the nooks and crannies and depths of a particular tradition, while conveying truths about humanity writ large. Their conversation speaks with special force to what it means to be alive and looking...

Duration:01:13:50

Ocean Vuong — A Life Worthy of Our Breath

4/30/2020
Krista interviewed the writer Ocean Vuong on March 8 in a joyful room full of podcast makers at On Air Fest in Brooklyn. None of us would have guessed that within a handful of days such an event would become unimaginable. So this conversation holds a last memory before the world shifted on its axis. More stunning is how exquisitely Ocean Vuong spoke on that day to the world we have now entered — its heartbreak, its poetry, and its possibilities of both destroying and saving. Ocean Vuong is...

Duration:00:51:24

[Unedited] Ocean Vuong with Krista Tippett

4/30/2020
Krista interviewed the writer Ocean Vuong on March 8 in a joyful room full of podcast makers at On Air Fest in Brooklyn. None of us would have guessed that within a handful of days such an event would become unimaginable. So this conversation holds a last memory before the world shifted on its axis. More stunning is how exquisitely Ocean Vuong spoke on that day to the world we have now entered — its heartbreak, its poetry, and its possibilities of both destroying and saving. Ocean Vuong is...

Duration:01:32:04

Living the Questions: How can we balance connection with disconnection?

4/28/2020
To a question from listener Vanessa Parfett in Melbourne, Krista reflects on "Zoomzaustion" and relearning the primacy of our bodies. Also, how this helps explain poetry's rise in our midst, and can make us more whole. 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. Krista Tippett created and leads The On Being Project, hosts the On Being radio show and podcast, and curates The Civil...

Duration:00:10:13

Stephen Batchelor — Finding Ease in Aloneness

4/23/2020
One of the great challenges of life is to learn to be alone peaceably, at home in oneself. And now, by way of a virus, we have been sent inside physically and emotionally, even if we’re not home on our own. We’re forced to work out the difference between isolation and loneliness or solitude. With teachers across the ages and drawing on his life from monasticism to marriage, Buddhist writer and scholar Stephen Batchelor teaches how to approach solitude as a graceful and life-giving...

Duration:00:51:33

[Unedited] Stephen Batchelor with Krista Tippett

4/23/2020
One of the great challenges of life is to learn to be alone peaceably, at home in oneself. And now, by way of a virus, we have been sent inside physically and emotionally, even if we’re not home on our own. We’re forced to work out the difference between isolation and loneliness or solitude. With teachers across the ages and drawing on his life from monasticism to marriage, Buddhist writer and scholar Stephen Batchelor teaches how to approach solitude as a graceful and life-giving...

Duration:01:31:50

Wendell Berry and Ellen Davis — The Art of Being Creatures

4/16/2020
In this intimate conversation between Krista and one of her beloved teachers, we ponder the world and our place in it, through sacred text, with fresh eyes. We’re accompanied by the meditative and prophetic poetry of Wendell Berry, read for us from his home in Kentucky: “Stay away from anything / that obscures the place it is in. / There are no unsacred places; / there are only sacred places / and desecrated places. / Accept what comes of silence." Ellen Davis is the Amos Ragan Kearns...

Duration:00:51:33

“The Peace of Wild Things” by Wendell Berry

4/16/2020
Wendell Berry reads his poem “The Peace of Wild Things” Wendell Berry is a farmer, poet, and environmentalist who has published more than 40 books. He lives in Port Royal, Kentucky.

Duration:00:01:15

“How to Be a Poet (to remind myself)” by Wendell Berry

4/16/2020
Wendell Berry reads his poem “How to Be a Poet (to remind myself)” Wendell Berry is a farmer, poet, and environmentalist who has published more than 40 books. He lives in Port Royal, Kentucky.

Duration:00:01:53

“Sabbaths – 1985, I” by Wendell Berry

4/16/2020
Wendell Berry reads his poem “Sabbaths – 1985, I” Wendell Berry is a farmer, poet, and environmentalist who has published more than 40 books. He lives in Port Royal, Kentucky.

Duration:00:02:09

“Sabbaths – 1979, IV” by Wendell Berry

4/16/2020
Wendell Berry reads his poem “Sabbaths – 1979, IV” Wendell Berry is a farmer, poet, and environmentalist who has published more than 40 books. He lives in Port Royal, Kentucky.

Duration:00:04:18

“The Man Born to Farming” by Wendell Berry

4/16/2020
Wendell Berry reads his poem “The Man Born to Farming” Wendell Berry is a farmer, poet, and environmentalist who has published more than 40 books. He lives in Port Royal, Kentucky.

Duration:00:01:13

“The Contrariness of the Mad Farmer” by Wendell Berry

4/16/2020
Wendell Berry reads his poem “The Contrariness of the Mad Farmer” Wendell Berry is a farmer, poet, and environmentalist who has published more than 40 books. He lives in Port Royal, Kentucky.

Duration:00:02:53

[Unedited] Ellen Davis with Krista Tippett

4/16/2020
In this intimate conversation between Krista and one of her beloved teachers, we ponder the world and our place in it, through sacred text, with fresh eyes. In the edited version of this conversation, we’re accompanied by the meditative and prophetic poetry of Wendell Berry, read for us from his home in Kentucky: “Stay away from anything / that obscures the place it is in. / There are no unsacred places; / there are only sacred places / and desecrated places. / Accept what comes of...

Duration:01:28:51