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.

On Being with Krista Tippett takes up the big questions with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers — some you know and others you'll love to meet. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives.

  • Nov 20

    Reza Aslan — Islam's Reformation

    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.

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  • Nov 20

    [Unedited] Reza Aslan with Krista Tippett

    [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
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  • Nov 13

    Bernard Chazelle — Discovering the Cosmology of Bach

    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.

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  • Nov 13

    [Unedited] Bernard Chazelle with Krista Tippett

    [Unedited] Bernard Chazelle with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with computer scientist Bernard Chazelle comes from the produced show "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. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/bernard-chazelle-discovering-the-cosmology-of-bach/7026
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  • Nov 06

    Joanna Macy — A Wild Love For the World [remix]

    Joanna Macy — A Wild Love For the World

    A philosopher of ecology, Joanna Macy’s path wound from the CIA to Tibetan Buddhism, to translating the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. We take that exquisite poetry as a lens on her wisdom on the great dramas of our time: ecological, political, personal. Now in her 80s, Joanna Macy says we are at a pivotal moment in history — with possibilities of unraveling, or of creating, a life-sustaining human society.

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  • Nov 06

    [Unedited] Joanna Macy with Krista Tippett

    [Unedited] Joanna Macy with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Joanna Macy comes from the produced show "A Wild Love for the World." Joanna Macy is a Buddhist philosopher of ecology and an exquisite translator of the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. We take that poetry as a lens on her wisdom about the dramas of our time — ecological, political, and personal. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/joanna-macy-a-wild-love-for-the-world/61
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  • Oct 30

    Bessel van der Kolk — Restoring the Body: Yoga, EMDR, and Treating Trauma [remix]

    Bessel van der Kolk — Restoring the Body: Yoga, EMDR, and Treating Trauma

    Human memory is a sensory experience, says psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk. Through his longtime research and innovation in trauma treatment, he shares what he's learning about how bodywork like yoga or eye movement therapy can restore a sense of goodness and safety. What he’s learning speaks to a resilience we can all cultivate in the face of the overwhelming events — which, after all, make up the drama of culture, of news, and of life.

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  • Oct 30

    [Unedited] Bessel van der Kolk with Krista Tippett

    [Unedited] Bessel van der Kolk with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Bessel van der Kolk comes from the produced show "Restoring the Body: Yoga, EMDR, and Treating Trauma." Human memory is a sensory experience, says psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk. Through his longtime research and innovation in trauma treatment, he shares what he's learning about how bodywork like yoga or eye movement therapy can restore a sense of goodness and safety. What he’s learning speaks to a resilience we can all cultivate in the face of the overwhelming events — which, after all, make up the drama of culture, of news, and of life. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/restoring-the-body-bessel-van-der-kolk-on-yoga-emdr-and-treating-trauma/5801
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  • Oct 23

    Nadia Bolz-Weber — Seeing the Underside and Seeing God: Tattoos, Tradition, and Grace [remix]

    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.

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  • Oct 23

    [Unedited] Nadia Bolz-Weber with Krista Tippett

    [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
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