Krista Tippett on Being

  • Tuesday 1 p.m.–2 p.m.
  • Tuesday 10 p.m.–11 p.m.
  • Sunday 7 a.m.–8 a.m.

Being is a spacious conversation — and an evolving media space — where big questions help you to explore the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit. Host Krista Tippett probes these questions in all the variety, richness, and complexity with which they find expression in your contemporary life.

  • Sep 25

    His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, Jonathan Sacks, Katharine Jefferts Schori, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr — Pursuing Happiness [remix]

    His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, Jonathan Sacks, Katharine Jefferts Schori, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr — Pursuing Happiness

    The XIV Dalai Lama seems to many to embody happiness — happiness against the odds, a virtue that is acquired and practiced. Before a live audience in Atlanta, Georgia, Krista had a rare opportunity to mull over the meaning of happiness in contemporary life with him and three global spiritual leaders: a Muslim scholar, a chief rabbi, and a presiding bishop. An invigorating and unpredictable discussion exploring the themes of suffering, beauty, and the nature of the body.

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  • Sep 25

    [Unedited] The Dalai Lama, Jonathan Sacks, Katharine Jefferts Schori, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr with Krista Tippett

    [Unedited] The Dalai Lama, Jonathan Sacks, Katharine Jefferts Schori, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, and Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr comes from the produced show "Pursuing Happiness." The XIV Dalai Lama seems to many to embody happiness — happiness against the odds, a virtue that is acquired and practiced. Before a live audience in Atlanta, Georgia, Krista had a rare opportunity to mull over the meaning of happiness in contemporary life with him and three global spiritual leaders: a Muslim scholar, a chief rabbi, and a presiding bishop. An invigorating and unpredictable discussion exploring the themes of suffering, beauty, and the nature of the body. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/pursuing-happiness-dalai-lama/147
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  • Sep 18

    Richard Rodriguez — The Fabric of Our Identity

    Richard Rodriguez — The Fabric of Our Identity

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

    After September 11, 2001, Richard Rodriguez traveled to the Middle East to explore his kinship, as a Roman Catholic, with the men who stepped onto airplanes and turned them into weapons of terror. What he learned illuminates some of the deepest paradox and promise of the world we inhabit. He is an especially intriguing conversation partner for right now — a life and mind straddling left and right, religious and secular, immigrant and intellectual. At the Chautauqua Institution, we mine his wisdom on the emerging fabric of human identity.

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  • Sep 18

    [Unedited] Richard Rodriguez with Krista Tippett

    [Unedited] Richard Rodriguez with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Richard Rodriguez comes from the produced show "The Fabric of Our Identity." The second in a four-part series, "The American Consciousness." After September 11, 2001, Richard Rodriguez traveled to the Middle East to explore his kinship, as a Roman Catholic, with the men who stepped onto airplanes and turned them into weapons of terror. What he learned illuminates some of the deepest paradox and promise of the world we inhabit. He is an especially intriguing conversation partner for right now — a life and mind straddling left and right, religious and secular, immigrant and intellectual. At the Chautauqua Institution, we mine his wisdom on the emerging fabric of human identity. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/richard-rodriguez-the-fabric-of-our-identity/6761
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  • Sep 11

    Imani Perry — The Fabric of Our Identity

    Imani Perry — The Fabric of Our Identity

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

    Imani Perry is a scholar of law, culture, race — and hip hop. She acknowledges wise voices who say that we will never get to the promised land of racial equality. She writes, “That may very well be true, but it also true that extraordinary things have happened and keep happening in our history. The question is, how do we prepare for and precipitate them?” We took her up on this emboldening question at the Chautauqua Institution, on the cusp of yet a new collective reckoning with the racial fabric of American life.

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  • Sep 11

    [Unedited] Imani Perry with Krista Tippett

    [Unedited] Imani Perry with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Imani Perry comes from the produced show "The Fabric of Our Identity." The first in a four-part series on "The American Consciousness." Imani Perry is a scholar of law, culture, race — and hip hop. She acknowledges wise voices who say that we will never get to the promised land of racial equality. She writes, “That may very well be true, but it also true that extraordinary things have happened and keep happening in our history. The question is, how do we prepare for and precipitate them?” We took her up on this emboldening question at the Chautauqua Institution, on the cusp of yet a new collective reckoning with the racial fabric of American life.
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  • Sep 04

    Yo-Yo Ma — Music Happens Between the Notes

    Yo-Yo Ma — Music Happens Between the Notes

    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is one of the most famous musicians in the world. In this generous and intimate conversation, he shares his philosophy of curiosity about life and of performance as hospitality. With the Silk Road Ensemble, he traverses territory as vast and fluid as the world we inhabit.

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  • Sep 04

    [Unedited] Yo-Yo Ma with Krista Tippett

    [Unedited] Yo-Yo Ma with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with cellist Yo-Yo Ma comes from the produced show "Music Happens Between the Notes." Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is one of the most famous musicians in the world. In this generous and intimate conversation, he shares his philosophy of curiosity about life and of performance as hospitality. With the Silk Road Ensemble, he traverses territory as vast and fluid as the world we inhabit. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/yo-yo-ma-music-happens-between-the-notes/6641
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