Humankind Evergreen

Series produced by Humankind

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Evergreen episodes from the award-winning series that presents voices of hope and humanity, by David Freudberg. Produced in association with WGBH/Boston.

How do we hold on to our humanity in times of fast-paced change? Public radio's award-winning Humankind presents stories and ideas of the doers and dreamers who strive to make our planet a more humane place.

Through David Freudberg’s moving documentaries and dialogues, we hear the voices of community: visionaries, peacemakers, health and education leaders, practitioners of spirituality and simplicity, environmental champions, grass roots activists, scholars and many others.

Listen to the journalism of hope and humanity -- told from all walks of life.


51 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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SEGMENT 1: The inspiring tale of a woman who felt called to help hungry people in New Jersey, initially by distributing food from her car and now, ...

Bought by KICI, WGCU, Yellowstone Public Radio, Peconic Public Broadcasting, KERA and more


  • Added: Mar 19, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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SEGMENT 1: Medical reformer Rachel Naomi Remen explains a vision of the doctor-patient relationship, in which the patient is viewed not as "broken"...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, Peconic Public Broadcasting, KERA, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 19
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SEGMENT 1: Family therapist and Harvard lecturer Richard Weissbourd discusses how to help children find their moral compass, the 'achievement craze...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, KERA, KKWE Niijii Radio, Peconic Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 20
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SEGMENT 1: We examine the provocative ideas of Anthony de Mello, an Indian-born Catholic priest and philosopher, whose books have touched millions,...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, KERA, KKWE Niijii Radio, Red River Radio Network, KERA and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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SEGMENT 1: We explore the significant benefits of home-cooked meals, including improved family dynamics, greater likelihood of healthy ingredients,...

Bought by WRKF, KERA, Yellowstone Public Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, Red River Radio Network and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 19
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Segment 1: A look at the profession of Public Defenders, who with scant resources and drastically limited time, try to provide basic legal represen...

Bought by WRKF, KKWE Niijii Radio, KERA, KICI, Red River Radio Network and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
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SEGMENT 1: In time for MLK Day, we look back at the stunning display of forgiveness and nonviolence by the traumatized family members of Mother Ema...

Bought by WRIR, Peconic Public Broadcasting, KICI, KERA, KUSU and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 35
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SEGMENT 1: In a health care setting, where serious illness may be on the line, what does it mean for a provider to listen attentively? We examine t...

Bought by Morehead State Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, KERA, KKWE Niijii Radio, KICI and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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SEGMENT 1: George Mumford has trained superstar athletes, including basketball greats Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant in how mental focus can enhanc...

Bought by Peconic Public Broadcasting, Morehead State Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, WSKG and more


  • Added: Mar 19, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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SEGMENT 1: Low-carbon energy sources like solar and wind are rapidly shifting to a higher percentage of the way Americans power their homes and wor...

Bought by Morehead State Public Radio, WSKG, KICI, Yellowstone Public Radio, WVTF and more


  • Added: Mar 19, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 10
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SEGMENT 1: We consider the fascinating history and profound philosophy of Quakerism, which has been present from the founding of America and remain...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, WKAR, WVTF, WSKG, KICI and more


  • Added: Mar 19, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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SEGMENT 1: Author Eileen Flanagan discusses her powerful essay on the lessons about life that can be derived from parenting – patience, uncondition...

Bought by Morehead State Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, KERA, KUHF, WSKG and more


  • Added: Mar 19, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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SEGMENT 1: We trace the extraordinary history of Alcoholics Anonymous, a worldwide movement founded in the U.S. during the Great Depression, when t...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, WSKG, Yellowstone Public Radio, Red River Radio Network, and KERA


  • Added: Mar 19, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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SEGMENT 1: Best-selling author David Allen explores how a person's optimistic (or pessimistic) frame of mind can become a powerful "self-fulfilling...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, WKAR, WWNO, WSKG, KICI and more


  • Added: Mar 19, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 12
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SEGMENT 1: A remarkable string of many illnesses since childhood sensitized Rev. Bob Massie to human distress and deepened his commitment to helpin...

Bought by Morehead State Public Radio, Peconic Public Broadcasting, Red River Radio Network, WSKG, Morehead State Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 19, 2020
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 12
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SEGMENT 1: The problem of American gun violence has been mired for decades in a bitter political stalemate. Here we look past that impasse, and foc...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KERA, WWNO, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Peconic Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 19
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SEGMENT 1: We journey to two California jails where prisoners, often from traumatic backgrounds, volunteer to study ways of practicing human compas...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, KERA, KICI, Peconic Public Broadcasting, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 12
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SEGMENT 1: We examine the power of fasting – a spiritual discipline practiced in many world religions to foster gratitude for the food we’re given ...

Bought by Peconic Public Broadcasting, WSKG, KICI, Red River Radio Network, Yellowstone Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 19, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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In this documentary, we ask why it is that the wealthiest Americans live as many as fifteen years longer than the poorest. It's a troubling questio...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, WWNO, Yellowstone Public Radio, Red River Radio Network, and KERA


  • Added: Mar 19, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Produced by David Freudberg in association with WGBH/Boston. Americans visit the library more often than they go to a movie theater or attend a spo...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2020
  • Length: 53:00