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The program engages listeners across the spectrum of belief and non-belief in conversation about life’s deepest questions. From autism to the ethics of torture, Krista and her guests reach beyond the headlines to probe faith and meaning, ethics and new ways of being, amidst the political, ecological, economic, cultural and technological shifts that define 21st century life.

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Podcasts

  • Thursday, December 25, 2014 7:00am
    Gordon Hempton — The Last Quiet Places: Silence and the Presence of Everything

    Silence is an endangered species, says Gordon Hempton. He defines real quiet as presence — not an absence of sound, but an absence of noise. The Earth, as he knows it, is a "solar-powered jukebox." Quiet is a "think tank of the soul." We take in the world through his ears.

  • Thursday, December 25, 2014 6:59am
    [Unedited] Gordon Hempton with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton comes from the produced show "The Last Quiet Places: Silence and the Presence of Everything." Silence is an endangered species, says Gordon Hempton. He defines real quiet as presence — not an absence of sound, but an absence of noise. The Earth, as he knows it, is a "solar-powered jukebox." Quiet is a "think tank of the soul." We take in the world through his ears. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/last-quiet-places/4557
  • Thursday, December 18, 2014 7:00am
    James Martin — Finding God in All Things

    Before Pope Francis, James Martin was perhaps the best-loved Jesuit in American life. He’s followed the calling of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order, to “find God in all things” — and in 21st-century forms. To delve into Fr. Martin's way of being in the world is to discover the "spiritual exercises" St. Ignatius designed to be accessible to everyone more than six centuries ago. Also his thoughts on the "un-taming" Christmas.

  • Thursday, December 18, 2014 6:59am
    [Unedited] James Martin with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with James Martin comes from the produced show "Finding God in All Things." Before Pope Francis, Fr. James Martin was perhaps the best loved Jesuit in American life. He’s followed the calling of the founder of the Jesuit order, St. Ignatius of Loyola, to “find God in all things” – and in 21st century forms. To delve into Fr. Martin’s way of being in the world is to discover the "spiritual exercises" St. Ignatius designed to be accessible to everyone more than six centuries ago. Also, "un-taming" Christmas. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/james-martin-finding-god-in-all-things/7121
  • Thursday, December 11, 2014 7:00am
    Joy Ladin — Gender and the Syntax of Being: Identity and Transition

    Gender defines us from the moment we’re born. But how is that related to the lifelong work of being at home in ourselves? For as far back as Joy Ladin can remember, her body didn’t match her soul. We explore this question through her story of transition from male to female — in an orthodox Jewish world.