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 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.

  • Thursday, October 9, 2014 3:59am
    [Unedited] Nathan Schneider with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with journalist Nathan Schneider comes from the produced show "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. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/nathan-schneider-the-fabric-of-our-identity/6911
  • Thursday, October 2, 2014 4:00am
    Michel Martin — The Fabric of Our Identity

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

    If journalism is a primary way we tell the story of ourselves and our time, Michel Martin is a person helping us tell that story — and take part in it — more completely. Her daily NPR program Tell Me More was often labeled as “diversity” or “minority” programming. But in fact, she and her journalism are about a more generous and realistic sweep of who we are now — and how we’re creating our life together anew. At the Chautauqua Institution, we mine her wisdom on the emerging fabric of human identity.