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On Being is a spacious conversation about the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient ...
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On Being is a spacious conversation about the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient ...

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Episodes

[Unedited] Alan Rabinowitz with Krista Tippett

8/16/2018
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How to get to the heart of the human experience without speaking? This question drove Alan Rabinowitz, after a childhood with a severe stutter, to become a wildlife biologist and explorer — “the Indiana Jones of wildlife conservation.” He died this month at age 64. He was known for his work with big cats, his discovery of new animal species, and for documenting human cultures believed to be lost. Alan Rabinowitz took our understanding of the animal-human bond to new places, while also being...

Duration:01:29:47

Alan Rabinowitz — We Are All Wildlife

8/16/2018
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Remembering “the Indiana Jones of wildlife conservation.” The wildness that we don't feel during our everyday lives. “I was a fluent stutterer and that opened up a whole new avenue in my life.” Escape to places where language isn’t that important. How to get to the heart of the human experience without speaking? This question drove Alan Rabinowitz, after a childhood with a severe stutter, to become a wildlife biologist and explorer — “the Indiana Jones of wildlife conservation.” He died...

Duration:00:51:28

“Let the Work That I’ve Done Speak for Me” performed by Joe Carter

8/13/2018
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Joe Carter’s live recording of “Let the Work That I’ve Done Speak for Me” from the On Being episode “Joe Carter — The Spirituals.” These songs were never made available as an album in his lifetime. All tracks were recorded in studio in 2003 with Tom West on piano. Joe Carter was a singer, performer, teacher, and traveling humanitarian. He performed for more than 25 years in opera and musical theater, portrayed Paul Robeson in a one-man musical, and introduced people around the world to the...

Duration:00:02:27

“Motherless Child” performed by Joe Carter

8/13/2018
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Joe Carter’s live recording of “Motherless Child” from the On Being episode “Joe Carter — The Spirituals.” These songs were never made available as an album in his lifetime. All tracks were recorded in studio in 2003 with Tom West on piano. Joe Carter was a singer, performer, teacher, and traveling humanitarian. He performed for more than 25 years in opera and musical theater, portrayed Paul Robeson in a one-man musical, and introduced people around the world to the spiritual. He died of...

Duration:00:02:18

“Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen” performed by Joe Carter

8/13/2018
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Joe Carter’s live recording of “Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen” from the On Being episode “Joe Carter — The Spirituals.” These songs were never made available as an album in his lifetime. All tracks were recorded in studio in 2003 with Tom West on piano. Joe Carter was a singer, performer, teacher, and traveling humanitarian. He performed for more than 25 years in opera and musical theater, portrayed Paul Robeson in a one-man musical, and introduced people around the world to the...

Duration:00:02:10

“Wade in the Water” performed by Joe Carter

8/13/2018
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Joe Carter’s live recording of “Wade in the Water” from the On Being episode “Joe Carter — The Spirituals.” These songs were never made available as an album in his lifetime. All tracks were recorded in studio in 2003 with Tom West on piano. Joe Carter was a singer, performer, teacher, and traveling humanitarian. He performed for more than 25 years in opera and musical theater, portrayed Paul Robeson in a one-man musical, and introduced people around the world to the spiritual. He died of...

Duration:00:01:50

“Steal Away” performed by Joe Carter

8/13/2018
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Joe Carter’s live recording of “Steal Away” from the On Being episode “Joe Carter — The Spirituals.” These songs were never made available as an album in his lifetime. All tracks were recorded in studio in 2003 with Tom West on piano. Joe Carter was a singer, performer, teacher, and traveling humanitarian. He performed for more than 25 years in opera and musical theater, portrayed Paul Robeson in a one-man musical, and introduced people around the world to the spiritual. He died of leukemia...

Duration:00:02:26

“Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” performed by Joe Carter

8/13/2018
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Joe Carter’s live recording of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” from the On Being episode “Joe Carter — The Spirituals.” These songs were never made available as an album in his lifetime. All tracks were recorded in studio in 2003 with Tom West on piano. Joe Carter was a singer, performer, teacher, and traveling humanitarian. He performed for more than 25 years in opera and musical theater, portrayed Paul Robeson in a one-man musical, and introduced people around the world to the spiritual. He...

Duration:00:02:21

[Unedited] Joe Carter with Krista Tippett

8/9/2018
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An exuberant experience of conversation and singing. There are nearly 5,000 spirituals in existence. Their organizing concept is not the melody of Europe, but the rhythm of Africa. They were composed by slaves, bards whose names we will never know, and yet gave rise to gospel, jazz, blues, and hip-hop. Joe Carter lived and breathed the universal appeal and hidden stories, meanings, and hope in what were originally called “sorrow songs.” This was one of our first weekly shows, and it’s...

Duration:02:19:31

Joe Carter — The Spirituals

8/9/2018
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“Magic, shining songs.” Reaching back to the ancestors. How do we survive when the worst happens? Transcendence and code: “Steal Away,” “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.” Music as a secret door. The roots of gospel, jazz, hip-hop, the blues. An exuberant experience of conversation and singing. There are nearly 5,000 spirituals in existence. Their organizing concept is not the melody of Europe, but the rhythm of Africa. They were composed by slaves, bards whose names we will never know, and yet...

Duration:00:51:27

Living the Questions with Krista Tippett — #4

8/6/2018
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How can we embrace vulnerability in ourselves and in our culture? Krista reflects on how vulnerability can bring us closer to ourselves and each other. The fourth installment of “Living the Questions” this summer. We’ll be back to answer more of your questions in the fall.

Duration:00:08:48

[Unedited] Alain de Botton with Krista Tippett

8/2/2018
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What if the first question we asked on a date were, "How are you crazy? I'm crazy like this"? Philosopher and writer Alain de Botton's essay "Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person" was one of the most-read articles in The New York Times in recent years. As people and as a culture, he says, we would be much saner and happier if we reexamined our very view of love. Nowhere do we realistically teach ourselves and our children how love deepens and stumbles, survives and evolves over time, and...

Duration:01:32:26

Alain de Botton — The True Hard Work of Love and Relationships

8/2/2018
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The philosopher and creator of The School of Life. The question we should ask on an early date is, "How are you crazy? I'm crazy like this..." The real work of love that is in the stumbling and evolving, skill and surviving — not in the falling. The joy of flirting. What if the first question we asked on a date were, "How are you crazy? I'm crazy like this"? Philosopher and writer Alain de Botton's essay "Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person" was one of the most-read articles in The New...

Duration:00:51:28

Living the Questions with Krista Tippett — #3

7/30/2018
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What is the value of boredom in our lives? Krista reflects on the importance of mental downtime. The third installment of "Living the Questions" — a new feature of the On Being podcast where Krista answers questions from you.

Duration:00:08:58

[Unedited] Cory Booker with Krista Tippett

7/26/2018
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We don’t really reward or allow our politicians, good or bad, to be searching, or to change their minds and grow — to admit their human frailty. So it’s surprising to hear Cory Booker say that the best thing that’s happened to him is “being broken, time and time again.” He’s taken flack for talking about politics as “manifesting love.” He speaks with Krista about the inadequacy of tolerance, strengthening the “muscle” of hope, and making your bed as a spiritual practice. This interview is...

Duration:01:27:23

Cory Booker — Civic Spiritual Evolution

7/26/2018
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The U.S. Senator. From merely tolerating each other to manifesting love. “Hope confronts.” Self-care in a world “so elegantly designed to distract you.” Making your bed as a spiritual practice. “We’re all more fragile than we let on.” We don’t really reward or allow our politicians, good or bad, to be searching, or to change their minds and grow — to admit their human frailty. So it’s surprising to hear Cory Booker say that the best thing that’s happened to him is “being broken, time and...

Duration:00:51:28

Living the Questions with Krista Tippett — #2

7/23/2018
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How can we help young people feel like they have a voice in the world? Krista reflects on the voice and agency of young people and the importance of fostering intergenerational friendships. The second installment of "Living the Questions" — a new feature of the On Being podcast where Krista responds to questions from you.

Duration:00:10:43

[Unedited] Robin Wall Kimmerer with Krista Tippett

7/19/2018
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“The rocks are beyond slow, beyond strong, and yet yielding to a soft green breath as powerful as a glacier, the mosses wearing away their surfaces, grain by grain bringing them slowly back to sand. There is an ancient conversation going on between mosses and rocks, poetry to be sure. About light and shadow and the drift of continents.” This is how Robin Wall Kimmerer writes about moss, which she studies as a botanist and bryologist. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she joins...

Duration:01:26:37

Robin Wall Kimmerer — The Intelligence in All Kinds of Life

7/19/2018
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The problem with calling another living being “it.” Photosynthesis envy. The renewal of the world for the privilege of breath. Mosses as a celebration of the power of smallness. The science of why goldenrod and asters look so beautiful together. “The rocks are beyond slow, beyond strong, and yet yielding to a soft green breath as powerful as a glacier, the mosses wearing away their surfaces, grain by grain bringing them slowly back to sand. There is an ancient conversation going on...

Duration:00:51:28

Living the Questions with Krista Tippett — #1

7/16/2018
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How can we stay present to what’s happening in the world without giving in to despair and hopelessness? Good conversation is an adventure. A few weeks ago, Krista asked on social media for the questions you’ve been asking in your own lives. Your responses were beautiful and delved into so many facets of life — from boredom and vulnerability to compassionate conversation. Here, she responds to what’s on your mind. The first installment of “Living the Questions,” a new feature of the On...

Duration:00:09:36