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On Being with Krista Tippett
On Being with Krista Tippett
On Being Studios

Wisdom to replenish and orient in a tender, tumultuous time to be alive. Spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, and poetry. Conversations to... more

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Episodes

Nick Cave — Loss, Yearning, Transcendence

Here are some experiences to which Nick Cave gives voice and song: the "universal condition" of yearning, and of loss;... more

22 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
A Word from Krista

A little musing on this season, the spectacular finale headed your way — and ways to stay connected in the... more

21 Nov 2023 · 2 minutes
Sara Hendren — Our Bodies, Aliveness, and the Built World

Our built world is designed around something called "normal," and yet every single one of our bodies is mysterious, and... more

16 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Christiana Figueres — Ecological Hope, and Spiritual Evolution

The ecological crisis we are standing before is at once civilizational and personal — intimately close to each of us... more

09 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
Clint Smith — What We Know in the "Marrow of Our Bones"

This phrase recurs throughout Clint Smith's writing: "in the marrow of our bones." It is an example of how words... more

02 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
“Dance Party” by Clint Smith

Clint Smith reads his poem, “Dance Party.” This poem is featured in Clint’s On Being conversation with Krista, “What We... more

02 Nov 2023 · 2 minutes
“Ode to Those First Fifteen Minutes After the Kids Are Finally Asleep” by Clint Smith

Clint Smith reads his poem, “Ode to Those First Fifteen Minutes After the Kids Are Finally Asleep.” This poem is... more

02 Nov 2023 · 1 minute
[Extended] Clint Smith with Krista Tippett

This phrase recurs throughout Clint Smith's writing: "in the marrow of our bones." It is an example of how words... more

02 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 48 minutes
Three Skills for Staying Calm, Sane, and Open in a Chaotic World | Krista interviewed by Dan Harris for Ten Percent Happier

From Krista: I loved being interviewed by Dan Harris as much as I've ever enjoyed being on the other side... more

31 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Latanya Sweeney — On Shaping Technology to Human Purpose

You may not know Latanya Sweeney's name, but as much as any other single person — and with good humor and... more

26 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
[Unedited] Latanya Sweeney with Krista Tippett

You may not know Latanya Sweeney's name, but as much as any other single person — and with good humor... more

26 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Matthew Sanford – The Body's Grace

A wondrous, buried treasure from the 20-year On Being archive, with renowned yoga teacher Matthew Sanford. Be prepared, as you... more

19 Oct 2023 · 57 minutes
Baratunde Thurston — How to Be a Social Creative

Baratunde Thurston is a comedian, writer, and media entrepreneur. He has eyes open to the contradictions, strangeness, and beauty of... more

12 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Reid Hoffman — AI, and What It Means to Be (More) Human

In this season of On Being and those to come, we are going to train the core human questions on... more

05 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Kerry Washington — Acting as a Devotional Practice

“Becoming other people” for a living, as Kerry Washington likes to describe her craft, turns out to be a revelatory... more

28 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Kate Bowler — On Being in a Body

We love the theologian Kate Bowler's allergy to every platitude and her wisdom and wit about the strange and messy... more

21 Sep 2023 · 1 hour,
Kate Bowler — A Blessing for the Life You Didn't Choose

This blessing is featured in Kate’s conversation with Krista, “On Being in a Body.” It's published in her book The... more

21 Sep 2023 · 1 minute
A New Season of On Being Is Coming

A big conversation to live by starting NEXT WEEK — every Thursday — from September 21. Loss — and love. AI... more

14 Sep 2023 · 1 minute
"Love is still the only revenge. It grows each time the earth is set on fire."

From Krista: I have been texting this exquisite poem from our archives to my beloveds. Perhaps it will touch you... more

21 Jul 2023 · 2 minutes
From Poetry Unbound: Benjamin Gucciardi — The Rungs

Hello friends, it is a joy to introduce the new season of Poetry Unbound, which is underway. As Krista shares... more

08 Jun 2023 · 16 minutes
Patronage and Love: On Being's Becoming

Pádraig makes an announcement, and we listen to a few lovely moments from the On Being season we've just brought... more

20 Apr 2023 · 1 minute
Vivek Murthy — To Be a Healer

We need a modicum of vitality to simply be alive in this time. And we're in an enduringly tender place.... more

13 Apr 2023 · 57 minutes
Vivek Murthy — A Meditation for Moments of Despair, and To Feel Less Alone

An excerpt from the On Being episode, "To Be a Healer." The extraordinary physician and public servant stilled a raucous... more

13 Apr 2023 · 3 minutes
[Unedited] Vivek Murthy with Krista Tippett

We need a modicum of vitality to simply be alive in this time. And we're in an enduringly tender place.... more

13 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Barbara Brown Taylor — “This Hunger for Holiness”

"I like it much better than ‘religious’ or ‘spiritual’ — to be a seeker after the sacred or the holy,... more

06 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
[Unedited] Barbara Brown Taylor with Krista Tippett

"I like it much better than ‘religious’ or ‘spiritual’ — to be a seeker after the sacred or the holy,... more

06 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Ruth Wilson Gilmore — “Where life is precious, life is precious.”

To say that Ruth Wilson Gilmore is a geographer, which she is, is not to convey the vast and varied... more

30 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Janine Benyus — Biomimicry, an Operating Manual for Earthlings

There is a quiet, redemptive story of our time in this conversation — a radical way of approaching the gravest... more

23 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Rick Rubin — Magic, Everyday Mystery, and Getting Creative

The flow and the ingredients by which an idea becomes an offering — and life practices which call that alchemy... more

16 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Isabel Wilkerson — "We all know in our bones that things are harder than they have to be."

In this rich, expansive, and warm conversation between friends, Krista draws out the heart for humanity behind Isabel Wilkerson's eye... more

09 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
James Bridle — The Intelligence Singing All Around Us

You might want to take a walk with this one. It is big and full of brain food and an... more

02 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
[Unedited] James Bridle with Krista Tippett

You might want to take a walk with this one. It is big and full of brain food and an... more

02 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
Nick Offerman — Working with Wood, and the Meaning of Life

Nick Offerman has played many great characters, most famously Ron Swanson in Parks and Recreation, and he starred more recently... more

23 Feb 2023 · 1 hour,
Ada Limón — “To Be Made Whole”

An electric conversation with Ada Limón's wisdom and her poetry — a refreshing, full-body experience of how this way with... more

16 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
“A New National Anthem” by Ada Limón

Ada Limón reads her poem, “A New National Anthem.” This poem is featured in Ada’s On Being conversation with Krista,... more

16 Feb 2023 · 2 minutes
“The Quiet Machine” by Ada Limón

Ada Limón reads her poem, “The Quiet Machine.” This poem is featured in Ada’s On Being conversation with Krista, “To... more

16 Feb 2023 · 1 minute
“Dead Stars” by Ada Limón

Ada Limón reads her poem, “Dead Stars.” This poem is featured in Ada’s On Being conversation with Krista, “To Be... more

16 Feb 2023 · 2 minutes
Amanda Ripley — Stepping out of "the zombie dance" we're in, and into "good conflict" that is, in fact, life-giving

Amanda Ripley began her life as a journalist covering crime, disaster, and terrorism. Then in 2018, she published a brilliant... more

09 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Dacher Keltner — The Thrilling New Science of Awe

One of the most fascinating developments of our time is that human qualities we have understood in terms of virtue... more

02 Feb 2023 · 58 minutes
Emergence: On Being Is Back!

We are immensely grateful for your patience in our season of podcasting pause. But enough already. Starting Thursday, February 2,... more

26 Jan 2023 · 1 minute
Foundations 4: Calling and Wholeness

In the modern western world, vocation was equated with work. But each of us has callings, not merely to be... more

03 Nov 2022 · 9 minutes
Foundations 3: Taking a Long View of Time, and Becoming “Critical Yeast”

We inhabit a liminal time between what we thought we knew and what we can’t quite yet see. But time... more

27 Oct 2022 · 13 minutes
Foundations 2: Living the Questions

We live in a world in love with the form of words that is an opinion, and the way with... more

20 Oct 2022 · 7 minutes
Foundations 1: Seeing the Generative Story of Our Time

The first of four short offerings, more wisdom practice than podcast: life-giving, hope-generating words, ideas and practices that can literally... more

13 Oct 2022 · 7 minutes
A Listening Ritual for this Fall: Poetry Unbound

Three years ago, Krista texted Pádraig Ó Tuama with a simple question: what if he were to start a poetry... more

06 Oct 2022 · 14 minutes
A Season of Emergence with Krista

Krista returns from her summer in Berlin, where her present-day self reunited with the 25-year-old of the 1980s, at large... more

29 Sep 2022 · 6 minutes
BONUS: An On Being Listening Party — Celebrating 20 Years

A special offering from Krista Tippett and all of us at On Being: an incredible, celebratory event — listening back... more

30 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
adrienne maree brown — “We are in a time of new suns”

“What a time to be alive,” adrienne maree brown has written. “Right now we are in a fast river together... more

23 Jun 2022 · 48 minutes
[Unedited] adrienne maree brown with Krista Tippett

“What a time to be alive,” adrienne maree brown has written. “Right now we are in a fast river together... more

23 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 44 minutes
Ocean Vuong – A Life Worthy of Our Breath

Krista interviewed the wise and wonderful writer Ocean Vuong on March 8, 2020 in a joyful, crowded room full of... more

16 Jun 2022 · 49 minutes
[Unedited] Ocean Vuong with Krista Tippett

We are in the final weeks as On Being evolves to its next chapter — in a world that is... more

16 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
Ayana Elizabeth Johnson — What If We Get This Right?

Amidst all of the perspectives and arguments around our ecological future, this much is true: we are not in the... more

09 Jun 2022 · 49 minutes
[Unedited] Ayana Elizabeth Johnson with Krista Tippett

Amidst all of the perspectives and arguments around our ecological future, this much is true: we are not in the... more

09 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
Rachel Naomi Remen – How We Live With Loss

The conversation of this hour always rises as an early experience that imprinted everything that came after at On Being.... more

02 Jun 2022 · 49 minutes
[Unedited] Rachel Naomi Remen with Krista Tippett

The conversation of this hour always rises as an early experience that imprinted everything that came after at On Being.... more

02 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
David Whyte — Seeking Language Large Enough

It has ever and always been true, David Whyte reminds us, that so much of human experience is a conversation... more

26 May 2022 · 50 minutes
"Everything is Waiting for You" by David Whyte

David Whyte reads his poem, “Everything is Waiting for You.” This poem is featured in David’s On Being conversation with... more

26 May 2022 · 2 minutes
"Working Together" by David Whyte

David Whyte reads his poem, “Working Together.” This poem is featured in David’s On Being conversation with Krista, “Seeking Language... more

26 May 2022 · 1 minute
"Sweet Darkness" by David Whyte

David Whyte reads his poem, “Sweet Darkness.” This poem is featured in David’s On Being conversation with Krista, “Seeking Language... more

26 May 2022 · 1 minute
[Unedited] David Whyte with Krista Tippett

It has ever and always been true, David Whyte reminds us, that so much of human experience is a conversation... more

26 May 2022 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
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It has ever and always been true, David Whyte reminds us, that so much of human experience is a conversation between loss... more