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

  • Wednesday, November 26, 2014 4:00am
    Carrie Newcomer — A Conversation with Music

    Something of a celebrity in Quaker circles, Carrie Newcomer is best known for her story-songs that get at the raw and redemptive edges of human reality. For Thanksgiving, a musical conversation with the Indiana-based and born folk singer-songwriter who has been called a "prairie mystic." She writes and sings about the grittiness of hope and the ease of cynicism.

  • Wednesday, November 26, 2014 3:59am
    [Unedited] Carrie Newcomer with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with folk singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer comes from the produced show "A Conversation with Music." Something of a celebrity in Quaker circles, Carrie Newcomer is best known for her story-songs that get at the raw and redemptive edges of human reality. For Thanksgiving, a musical conversation with the Indiana-based and born folk singer-songwriter who has been called a "prairie mystic." She writes and sings about the grittiness of hope and the ease of cynicism. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/carrie-newcomer-a-musical-conversation/7049
  • Thursday, November 20, 2014 4:00am
    Reza Aslan — Islam's Reformation

    In a probing and personal conversation, Reza Aslan opens a refreshing window on religion in the world and Islam in particular. It’s a longer view of history and humanity than news cycles invite — certainly when it comes to the Arab Spring, or to ISIS. His life is a kind of prism on the fluid story of religion in this century. But in a globalized world, we all have a personal stake in how this story unfolds.

  • Thursday, November 20, 2014 3:59am
    [Unedited] Reza Aslan with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Reza Aslan comes from the produced show "Islam's Reformation." In a probing and personal conversation, Reza Aslan opens a refreshing window on religion in the world and Islam in particular. It’s a longer view of history and humanity than news cycles invite — certainly when it comes to the Arab Spring, or to ISIS. His life is a kind of prism on the fluid story of religion in this century. But in a globalized world, we all have a personal stake in how this story unfolds. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/reza-aslan-on-islams-reformation/7039
  • Thursday, November 13, 2014 4:00am
    Bernard Chazelle — Discovering the Cosmology of Bach

    Computer scientist Bernard Chazelle has an original take on what music works in us — especially the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Just as mathematicians talk about discovering rather than inventing great equations, so, he says, Bach set out to “discover” the musical rules behind the universe. After hearing this conversation, you may never listen to any piece of music — whether Bach or Jay-Z — in quite the same way again.