On Being with Krista Tippett

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On Being is a Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation and podcast, a Webby Award-winning website and online exploration, a publisher and public event convener. On Being opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? We explore these questions in their richness and complexity in 21st-century lives and endeavors. We pursue wisdom and moral imagination as much as knowledge; we esteem nuance and poetry as much as fact.

On Being is the home of the Civil Conversations Project, an emergent approach to new conversation and relationship across the differences of our age. On Being’s listeners, readers, and online communities cross boundaries that separate them in the culture at large: generational, socioeconomic, political, religious. They report that On Being equips them to relate in fresh, new ways to different others, and emboldens them to engage in new kinds of service.

Krista first created the show — originally called Speaking of Faith — at Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media. It launched on weekly, public radio stations across the U.S. in 2003. In 2013, On Being transitioned to an independent production (Krista Tippett Public Productions) on Loring Park in Minneapolis.

On Being airs on more than 400 public radio stations across the U.S., and is distributed by the Public Radio Exchange (PRX). Our podcast reaches a global audience via SoundCloud — where we have over a million followers — and has 1.3. million podcast downloads on iTunes monthly. We keep finding new ways to listen to our listeners and online communities, and they keep pointing new ways forward for this adventure.

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On Being is a Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation and podcast, a Webby Award-winning website and online exploration, a publisher and public event convener. On Being opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? We explore these questions in their richness and complexity in 21st-century lives and endeavors. We pursue wisdom and moral imagination as much as knowledge; we esteem nuance and poetry as much as fact.

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5 Pieces

Stations airing "On Being" can download fundraising materials for air - not the weekly episodes.

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130 Pieces

On Being host/executive producer Krista Tippett was awarded the 2013 National Humanities Medal by President Obama for "thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence. " On Being is the only program in American media dedicated to the large questions at the center of human existence and how these questions of meaning find practical resonance in our lives. Each week the show takes up the big questions of meaning with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers — some you know and others you'll love to meet. On Being is broadcast 499 times on 406 public radio stations – including in 9 of the top 11 markets — and has 1.3. million podcast downloads on iTunes monthly. On Being is available by annual carriage fee. Please contact Sean Nesbitt at sean.nesbitt@prx.org for more information or help in subscribing to the series.


Pieces

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One of the voices many have been turning to in recent years is Arlie Hochschild. She helped create the field of the sociology of emotion — our stor...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
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Co-creator of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. “There is a calming, quieting, centering practice that leads to insight in every tradit...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
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What happens when you call your Internet trolls. The peril of forgetting our next door neighbors. We all believe things that are mutually contradic...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
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Layli Long Soldier is a writer, a mother, a citizen of the United States, and a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation. She has a way of opening up th...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
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“If there isn’t the crack in the middle where there’s some people on both sides who absolutely refuse to see the other as evil, this is going to co...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
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“We are flying too low. We built this universe, this technology, these connections, this society, and all we can do with it is make junk? All we ca...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
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“If you can’t talk about something, you can’t think about something. I've worked with students who could barely let themselves think, they were so ...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
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We must choose words, Pádraig Ó Tuama says, that deepen “the argument of being alive.” He and Marilyn Nelson are beloved teachers to many. To bring...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
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How to get to the heart of the human experience without speaking? This question drove Alan Rabinowitz, after a childhood with a severe stutter, to ...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
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"Prayers are tools not for doing or getting but for being and becoming." These are words of the legendary pastor and writer Eugene Peterson, whose ...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2018
  • Length: 58:00