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 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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  • Aug 28

    Marie Howe — The Poetry of Ordinary Time [remix]

    Marie Howe — The Poetry of Ordinary Time

    An enchanting hour of poetry drawing on the ways family and religion shape our lives. Marie Howe works and plays with her Catholic upbringing, the universal drama of family, and the ordinary time that sustains us. The moral life, she says, is lived out in what we say as much as what we do — and so words have a power to save us.

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  • Aug 28

    [Unedited] Marie Howe and Krista Tippett

    [Unedited] Marie Howe and Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with poet Marie Howe comes from the produced show "The Poetry of Ordinary Time." An enchanting hour of poetry drawing on the ways family and religion shape our lives. Marie Howe works and plays with her Catholic upbringing, the universal drama of family, and the ordinary time that sustains us. The moral life, she says, is lived out in what we say as much as what we do — and so words have a power to save us. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/the-poetry-of-ordinary-time-with-marie-howe/5301
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