On Being

Airs Sundays at 6 am & 8 pm
  • Hosted by Krista Tippett

On Being with Krista Tippett takes up the big questions with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers — some you know and others you'll love to meet. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives.

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Podcasts

  • Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:00am
    Parker Palmer and Courtney Martin — The Inner Life of Rebellion

    The history of rebellion is rife with excess and burnout. But new generations have a distinctive commitment to be reflective and activist at once, to be in service as much as in charge, and to learn from history while bringing very new realities into being. Quaker wise man Parker Palmer and journalist and entrepreneur Courtney Martin come together for a cross-generational conversation about the inner work of sustainable, resilient social change.

  • Thursday, September 22, 2016 5:59am
    [Unedited] Parker Palmer and Courtney Martin with Krista TippettParker Palmer is founder and Senior Partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal. He’s the author of bestselling books including “Let Your Life Speak,” “The Courage to Teach,” “A Hidden Wholeness,” and “Healing the Heart of Democracy.” Courtney Martin is the co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network and a strategist for the TED Prize. She’s the author of six books including “Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists” and most recently, “The New Better Off.” This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Parker Palmer and Courtney Martin — The Inner Life of Rebellion" Find more at onbeing.org.
  • Thursday, September 15, 2016 6:00am
    Ruby Sales — Where Does It Hurt?

    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 know how to ask in public life now, but it gets at human dynamics that we are living and reckoning with. At a convening of 20 theologians seeking to reimagine the public good of theology for this century, Ruby Sales unsettles some of what we think we know about the force of religion in civil rights history, and names a “spiritual crisis of white America” as a calling of this time.

  • Thursday, September 15, 2016 5:59am
    [Unedited] Ruby Sales with Krista TippettRuby Sales is the founder and director of the Spirit House Project. She is one of 50 African Americans to be spotlighted in the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Ruby Sales — Where Does it Hurt" Find more at onbeing.org.
  • Thursday, September 8, 2016 6:00am
    Jimmy Wales — The Sum of All Human Knowledge

    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 statement to make “the sum of all human knowledge available to every person in the world.” And a conversation with co-founder Jimmy Wales — one of the architects of that philosophy and the world-changing project that has grown up around it — is full of surprises. What Wikipedia is learning has resonance for our wider public life — about the imperfect but gratifying work of navigating truth amidst difference, ongoing learning, and dynamic belonging.