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Weekly podcast from public radio’s award-winning program Humankind.

Weekly podcast from public radio’s award-winning program Humankind.
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Belmont, MA

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WGBH

Description:

Weekly podcast from public radio’s award-winning program Humankind.

Language:

English

Contact:

Human Media 68 Leonard Street, Second Floor Belmont, MA 02478-2522


Episodes

The Way of Tao Pt 2

11/15/2018
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Jonathan Star took twelve years to master the nuances of ancient Chinese in his quest to produce a remarkably lucid and evocative English translation of Lao Tsu’s brilliant masterpiece of wisdom. Guidance in the subtle art of attaining mental and emotional balance pervades Star’s brilliant translation of Lao Tsu’s timeless poetic volume of Taoist philosophy […]

Duration:00:30:24

The Way of Tao Pt 1

11/8/2018
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Jonathan Star took twelve years to master the nuances of ancient Chinese in his quest to produce a remarkably lucid and evocative English translation of Lao Tsu’s brilliant masterpiece of wisdom. Guidance in the subtle art of attaining mental and emotional balance pervades Star’s brilliant translation of Lao Tsu’s timeless poetic volume of Taoist philosophy […]

Duration:00:30:14

A School for Compassion

11/1/2018
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Stewart Brand, founder and publisher of “The Whole Earth” catalogue, sets forth the vision behind his “school for compassionate skills” designed to teach the fine art of “uncommon courtesy” and being a “do-gooder.”

Duration:00:30:12

Diet and Health, Pt. 2

10/25/2018
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In this Humankind documentary, we hear from a growing movement of physicians and others who — concerned by the rising rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease — are placing greater emphasis on advising patients about more healthful eating. But changing our diets is notoriously difficult, especially in a culture that heavily promotes unhealthy foods.

Duration:00:30:18

Safe Place in a War Zone

6/19/2018
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This episode of ‘Humankind on Public Radio’ is part of a special series, ‘The Spiritual Care Podcast’. For more episodes exploring the role of spiritual caregivers helping those in need, look for ‘The Spiritual Care Podcast’ on your preferred podcast platform. Rev. Chris Antal, a Unitarian Universalist minister in the town of Rock Tavern, New […]

Duration:00:33:29

Interfaith Understanding on Campus

6/12/2018
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This episode of ‘Humankind on Public Radio’ is part of a special series, ‘The Spiritual Care Podcast’. For more episodes exploring the role of spiritual caregivers helping those in need, look for ‘The Spiritual Care Podcast’ on your preferred podcast platform. We hear from chaplains and students on a college campus (Vanderbilt University in Nashville, […]

Duration:00:32:33

Jailhouse Chaplains

6/5/2018
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This episode of ‘Humankind on Public Radio’ is part of a special series, ‘The Spiritual Care Podcast’. For more episodes exploring the role of spiritual caregivers helping those in need, look for ‘The Spiritual Care Podcast’ on your preferred podcast platform. The United States incarcerates more people than any other nation in the world. Federal […]

Duration:00:34:44

Welcoming the Stranger

5/29/2018
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This episode of ‘Humankind on Public Radio’ is part of a special series, ‘The Spiritual Care Podcast’. For more episodes exploring the role of spiritual caregivers helping those in need, look for ‘The Spiritual Care Podcast’ on your preferred podcast platform. We visit a shelter at Seattle’s Mission for a rich exchange with a formerly […]

Duration:00:33:34

Introducing the Spiritual Care Podcast

1/26/2018
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David Freudberg, host of Humankind public radio, announces a new podcast on the fascinating practice of “spiritual care”: stories of caregivers (chaplains, nurses, social workers, etc) who provide nonsectarian support for people in need and sometimes in distress.

Duration:00:02:27

The Diet-Climate Connection, pt. 4: Growing Locally, Thinking Globally

1/17/2017
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The new urban agriculture movement offers a way for us to re-connect our lives to nature.

Duration:00:30:24

The Diet-Climate Connection, pt. 3: The Carbon Footprint of Your Dinner

1/10/2017
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Which foods have the largest global warming footprint—and which are most climate-friendly?

Duration:00:30:24

The Diet-Climate Connection, pt. 2: Sustainable Meals for Schoolchildren

1/3/2017
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Public school cafeterias are changing! We visit two in New England where recent policies reflect much greater attention to healthy meal options than were typically available in the past.

Duration:00:30:27

The Diet-Climate Connection, pt. 1: College Dining Goes Green

12/27/2016
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Hundreds of colleges are now moving toward healthier, more climate-friendly food choices on campus.

Duration:00:29:00

Simple Relaxation Exercise

12/20/2016
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A 15-minute stress reduction session to calm the body and mind.

Duration:00:14:59

Passengers, pt. 4: Taxation for Transportation

12/13/2016
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Gas taxes you pay at the pump go into a huge pool of federal transportation funds. How should the money be divided up? Plus high-speed rail, pro and con.

Duration:00:30:19

Passengers, pt. 3: Cars and Carbon

12/6/2016
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What is the global warming footprint of cars vs. public transit? Story of a family seeking a low-carbon lifestyle. Also, hear the views of transportation experts, the president of AAA, and others.

Duration:00:30:24

Passengers, pt. 2: The Business of Public Transit

11/29/2016
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Business people and environmentalists come together: improved public transportation helps to grow the economy, for lots of reasons. Bankers and the Sierra Club on the same side.

Duration:00:30:18

Passengers, pt. 1: Going Car-Free

11/22/2016
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The story of a Virginia man who accepted his county’s “challenge” to go car-free for a month; plus voices of motorists filling up at the pump; bus riders in a low-income neighborhood and others.

Duration:00:30:24

The Power of Nonviolence, pt. 8: Moral Injury

11/17/2016
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We hear from veterans who wrestle with healing from “moral injury” which occurs after a violation of conscience, based on events they witnessed or participated in while on military duty.

Duration:00:30:25

The Search for Well-Being, pt. 4: Maintaining Compassion for Patients

11/15/2016
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Professors of medicine and nursing describe ways to treat the whole patient. And a look at medical use of acupuncture and meditation, for which evidence of effectiveness continues to grow.

Duration:00:30:19