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Religion & Spirituality
Society & Culture

On Being with Krista Tippett

By On Being Studios

Rank #48 in Society & Culture category

Religion & Spirituality
Society & Culture
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Groundbreaking Peabody Award-winning conversation about the big questions of meaning, hosted by Krista Tippett. Every Thursday a new discovery about the immensity of our lives — and frequent special features like poetry, music and Q + A with Krista.

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Groundbreaking Peabody Award-winning conversation about the big questions of meaning, hosted by Krista Tippett. Every Thursday a new discovery about the immensity of our lives — and frequent special features like poetry, music and Q + A with Krista.

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3658 Ratings
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Important

By lifeisgood001 - Dec 01 2018
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The contribution your podcast makes to our society is an important one. Thank you for the work you do. My only suggestion is to refrain from always posing the first question related to the guest’s religious or spiritual upbringing. At times this is appropriate. At other times, it feels forced. Also, at times the discussion is dominated by the moderator and we don’t allow space for the guests to express themselves or explain their own work because the host has already done so. Otherwise, thank you thank you for all that you do. You bring an element of peace to my evenings when I listen to you.

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By irisnez - Aug 28 2018
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This podcast enriches my life. Thank you, Krista.

iTunes Ratings

3658 Ratings
Average Ratings
2972
329
141
95
121

Important

By lifeisgood001 - Dec 01 2018
Read more

The contribution your podcast makes to our society is an important one. Thank you for the work you do. My only suggestion is to refrain from always posing the first question related to the guest’s religious or spiritual upbringing. At times this is appropriate. At other times, it feels forced. Also, at times the discussion is dominated by the moderator and we don’t allow space for the guests to express themselves or explain their own work because the host has already done so. Otherwise, thank you thank you for all that you do. You bring an element of peace to my evenings when I listen to you.

❤️

By irisnez - Aug 28 2018
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This podcast enriches my life. Thank you, Krista.

Top 10 Episode of On Being with Krista Tippett

Rank #1: Brené Brown — Strong Back, Soft Front, Wild Heart

Feb 08 2018
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“When we’re our best selves with each other, I don’t think that’s what’s possible between people; I believe that’s what’s true between people.” A wise thinker and writer, and a sought out teacher by leaders in many fields, Brené Brown is turning her attention ever more to how we walked into the crisis of our life together and how we can move beyond it. Our belonging to one another across every social divide, she says, can never be lost. But it can be forgotten.

Rank #2: Sally Kohn and Erick Erickson — Relationship Across Rupture

Oct 11 2018
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What happens when you call your Internet trolls. The peril of forgetting our next door neighbors. “You don’t have to love people to not hate them.” “People believe things that are mutually contradictory; I think we all do. I know I do.” — Erick Erickson Earlier this year, the University of Montana invited On Being to attempt an outside the box civil conversation between two political pundits on contrasting ends of the U.S. political spectrum. It became a sold-out, public event in the spirit of Montana’s Senator Mike Mansfield, who famously modeled integrity, courage, and humility across the partisan aisle in the tumult of 1960s and 70s. Sally Kohn and Erick Erickson are both controversial, lightning-rod figures, yet neither of them fits neatly into a partisan mold. The reaction of the youngest people in the room is what compelled us to put this on the air. They said they had not witnessed or imagined a political conversation like this possible: one marked at once by bedrock difference — and good will, humor, and a willingness to bring our questions as well as our arguments, our humanity as well as our positions, into the room, if only for an evening. Sally Kohn is a progressive columnist and political commentator for CNN. She’s also contributed to Fox News. She hosts the podcast, "State of Resistance." She’s the author of "The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity." Erick Erickson is editor of the conservative blog, "The Resurgent," host of "The Erick Erickson Show" on WSB Radio in Atlanta, and contributor to Fox News. He’s also contributed to CNN. He’s the author of "Before You Wake: Life Lessons from a Father to His Children." Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org.

Rank #3: The Soul in Depression

Mar 22 2018
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We’re fluent in the languages of psychology and medication, but the word “depression” does not do justice to this human experience. Depression is also spiritual territory. It is a shadow side of human vitality and as such teaches us about vitality. And what if depression is possible for the same reason that love is possible?

Rank #4: Seth Godin — Life, the Internet, and Everything

Sep 20 2018
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“We are flying too low. We built this universe, this technology, these connections, this society, and all we can do with it is make junk? All we can do with it is put on stupid entertainments? I'm not buying it.” Seth Godin is wise and infectiously curious about life, the internet, and everything. He was one of the first people to name the “connection economy.” And even as we’re seeing its dark side, he helps us hold on to the highest human potential the digital age still calls us to. His daily blog is indispensable reading for many of us. He’s a long-time mentor to Krista. This interview happened in 2012. Seth now has a new podcast, “Akimbo,” and a new book coming out, “This Is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn to See.” Seth Godin writes the wildly popular daily, Seth’s Blog. He’s the author of many best-selling books, online and in print, including “Purple Cow,” “The Dip,” and “Linchpin.” In 2018 he was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame.

Rank #5: This Is Your Brain on Sex

Apr 05 2018
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Anthropologist Helen Fisher explores the biological workings of our intimate passions, the brew of chemicals, hormones, and neurotransmitters that make the thrilling and sometimes treacherous realms of love and sex. In the research she does for match.com and her TED Talks that have been viewed by millions of people, she wields science as an entertaining, if sobering, lens on what feel like the most meaningful encounters of our lives. In this deeply personal conversation, she shows how it is possible to take on this knowledge as a form of wisdom and power.

Rank #6: Elizabeth Gilbert — Choosing Curiosity Over Fear

May 24 2018
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Her name is synonymous with her fantastically best-selling memoir "Eat Pray Love." But through the disorienting process of becoming a celebrity, Elizabeth Gilbert has also reflected deeply on the gift and challenge of inhabiting a creative life. Creativity, as she defines it, is about choosing curiosity over fear — not to be confused with the more familiar trope to "follow your passion,” but rather as something accessible to us all and good for our life together.

Rank #7: David Steindl-Rast — Anatomy of Gratitude

Dec 21 2017
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Mysticism is the birthright of every human being, says Br. David Steindl-Rast. He speaks of the anatomy and practice of gratitude as full-blooded, reality-based, and redeeming. Now in his 90s, he has lived through a world war, the end of an empire, and the fascist takeover of his country. He was an early pioneer, together with Thomas Merton, of dialogue between Christian and Buddhist monastics. He’s also given a TED talk, viewed over six million times, on the subject of gratitude — a practice increasingly interrogated by scientists and physicians as a key to human well-being.

Rank #8: Ellen Langer — Science of Mindlessness and Mindfulness

Nov 02 2017
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Her unconventional studies have long suggested what neuroscience is now revealing: Our experiences are formed by the words and ideas we attach to them. Naming something play rather than work — or exercise rather than labor — can mean the difference between delight and drudgery, fatigue or weight loss. What makes a vacation a vacation is not only a change of scenery, but the fact that we let go of the mindless everyday illusion that we are in control. Ellen Langer says mindfulness is achievable without meditation or yoga. She defines it as “the simple act of actively noticing things.”

Rank #9: Maria Shriver — Finding My “I Am”

May 31 2018
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Maria Shriver’s life is often summarized in fairy tale terms. A child of the Kennedy clan in the Camelot aura of the early 1960s. Daughter of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who founded the Special Olympics, and Sargent Shriver, who helped found the Peace Corps. An esteemed broadcast journalist. First lady of California. This hour, she opens up about having a personal history that is also public history — and how deceptive the appearance of glamour can be. We experience the legendary toughness of the women in Maria Shriver’s family — but also the hard-won tenderness and wisdom with which she has come to raise her own voice. Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org.

Rank #10: angel Kyodo williams — The World Is Our Field of Practice

Apr 19 2018
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She’s one of our wisest voices on social evolution and the spiritual aspect of social healing. angel Kyodo williams is an esteemed Zen priest and the second black woman ever recognized as a teacher in the Japanese Zen lineage. To sink into conversation with her is to imagine and nourish a transformative potential of this moment towards human wholeness.