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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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"Prayers are tools not for doing or getting, but for being and becoming." So says Eugene Peterson, the beloved pastor and theological writer whose ...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
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Two legendary Buddhist teachers shine a light on the lofty ideal of loving your enemies and bring it down to Earth. How can that be realistic, and ...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
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Singing is able to touch and join human beings in ways few other arts can. Alice Parker is a wise and joyful thinker and writer on this truth, and ...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
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Before Pope Francis, James Martin was perhaps the best-loved Jesuit in American life. He’s followed the calling of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the foun...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
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Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn are partners in music and in life — recovering something ancient and deeply American all at once, bringing both bea...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
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This is a special recording of On Being's columnist, Broderick Greer, reading an excerpt from his piece "Creating Tables of Our Own." Sometimes, w...

Bought by WYAP and KRZA


  • Added: Nov 15, 2016
  • Length: 04:19
  • Purchases: 2
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Go to the doctor and they won't begin to treat you without taking your history — and not just yours, but that of your parents and grandparents befo...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
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In an unsettled political moment, at the end of a divisive campaign, the late, great civil rights elder Vincent Harding is a voice of calm, wisdom,...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
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To dwell on beauty and normalcy; to reassert the liveliness of ordinary things, precisely in the face of what is hardest and most broken in life an...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
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This political season has surfaced our need to reimagine and re-weave the very meaning of common life and common good. We take a long, nourishing v...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
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This is a strange, tumultuous political moment. With columnists David Brooks and E.J. Dionne, we step back from the immediate political gamesmanshi...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
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“A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it.” That’s vintage Mary Karr, the poet and writer beloved for her salty memoirs...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
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Fundamental forces of physics somehow determine everything that happens, “from the birth of a child to the birth of a galaxy.” Yet physicist Leonar...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
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Alain de Botton is a philosopher who likes the best of religion, but doesn’t believe in God. He says that the most boring question you can ask of a...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
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The history of rebellion is rife with excess and burnout. But new generations have a distinctive commitment to be reflective and activist at once, ...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
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Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have been making music as the folk rock duo, Indigo Girls, for over 25 years. They’ve recorded 14 studio albums, seven of...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2016
  • Length: 57:58
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Where does it hurt? That’s a question the civil rights icon Ruby Sales learned to ask during the days of that movement. It’s a question we scarcely...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
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In the 15 years since its inception, Wikipedia has become as much a global community as a business venture - a living organism with a mission state...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
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This is a special fundraising edition of "On Being" featuring Krista Tippett’s conversation with social researcher Brené Brown. Courage is borne ...

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  • Added: Aug 19, 2016
  • Length: 44:07
  • Purchases: 14
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She works at an emerging 21st century intersection of industry, social healing, and diverse contemplative practices. Raised Catholic with Joan of A...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2016
  • Length: 58:00