On Being

Wednesdays, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Krista Tippett

Described as a cultural "phenomenon" by the New York Times, On Being with Krista Tippett is a Peabody and Webby Award-winning weekly program that engages listeners across the spectrum of belief and non-belief in conversation about life’s deepest questions. From autism to the ethics of torture, Krista and her guests reach beyond the headlines to probe faith and meaning, ethics and new ways of being, amidst the political, ecological, economic, cultural and technological shifts that define 21st century life.

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Podcasts

  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 4:00am
    Nadia Bolz-Weber — Seeing the Underside and Seeing God: Tattoos, Tradition, and Grace

    She’s the tattooed, Lutheran pastor of the House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, a church where a chocolate fountain, a blessing of the bicycles, and serious liturgy come together. She's a face of the Emerging Church — redefining what church is, with deep reverence for tradition.

  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 3:59am
    [Unedited] Nadia Bolz-Weber with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Nadia Bolz-Weber comes from the produced show "Seeing the Underside and Seeing God: Tattoos, Tradition, and Grace." She’s the tattooed, Lutheran pastor of the House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, a church where a chocolate fountain, a blessing of the bicycles, and serious liturgy come together. She's a face of the Emerging Church — redefining what church is, with deep reverence for tradition. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/nadia-bolz-weber-seeing-the-underside-and-seeing-god-tattoos-tradition-and-grace/5896
  • Thursday, October 16, 2014 4:00am
    Scott Atran — Hopes and Dreams in a World of Fear

    For over a decade, the French-American anthropologist Scott Atran has been listening to the hopes and dreams of young people from Indonesia to Egypt. He explores the human dynamics of what we analyze as “breeding grounds for terrorism” — why some young people become susceptible to them and others, in the same circumstances, do not. His work sheds helpful light on the question on so many of our minds as we watch horrific news of the day: How could this happen — and how could we possibly help transform it?

  • Thursday, October 16, 2014 3:59am
    [Unedited] Scott Atran with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with anthropologist Scott Atran comes from the produced show "Hopes and Dreams in a World of Fear." For over a decade, the French-American anthropologist Scott Atran has been listening to the hopes and dreams of young people from Indonesia to Egypt. He explores the human dynamics of what we analyze as “breeding grounds for terrorism” — why some young people become susceptible to them and others, in the same circumstances, do not. His work sheds helpful light on the question on so many of our minds as we watch horrific news of the day: How could this happen — and how could we possibly help transform it? See more at www.onbeing.org/program/scott-atran-hopes-and-dreams-in-a-world-of-fear/84
  • Thursday, October 9, 2014 4:00am
    Nathan Schneider — The Fabric of Our Identity

    The fourth in a four-part series, "The American Consciousness."

    There’s a kind of brilliance that flashes up in early adulthood: an ability to see the world whole. Nathan Schneider has been able to articulate and sustain that far-seeing eye of young adulthood. He’s also a gifted writer, chronicling the world he and his compatriots are helping to make — spiritual, technological, and communal. At the Chautauqua Institution, we explore the wisdom of a millennial generation public intellectual on the emerging fabric of human identity.