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On Being with Krista Tippett takes up the big questions with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers — some you know and others you'll love to meet. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives. 

Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author. In 2014, she received the National Humanities Medal at the White House for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence. On the air and in print, Ms. Tippett avoids easy answers, embracing complexity and inviting people of all faiths, no faith, and every background to join the conversation." Krista was a journalist and diplomat in Cold War Berlin and holds a Masters of Divinity from Yale University.

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Last updated: Saturday, December 20 2014 10:20 PM

James Martin — Finding God in All Things

Thursday, December 18 2014 12:00 PM

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.

[Unedited] James Martin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 18 2014 11:59 AM

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.

Joy Ladin — Gender and the Syntax of Being: Identity and Transition [remix]

Thursday, December 11 2014 12:00 PM

Gender defines us from the moment we’re born. But how is that related to the lifelong work of being at home in ourselves? We explore this question through her story of transition from male to female — in an orthodox Jewish world.

[Unedited] Joy Ladin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 11 2014 11:59 AM

Gender defines us from the moment we’re born. But how is that related to the lifelong work of being at home in ourselves? We explore this question through her story of transition from male to female — in an orthodox Jewish world.

Seth Godin — The Art of Noticing, and Then Creating [remix]

Thursday, December 04 2014 12:00 PM

We live in a world that is recreating itself one life and digital connection at a time. On this landscape for which there are no maps, Seth Godin is a singular thought leader and innovator in what he describes as our post-industrial "connection economy."

[Unedited] Seth Godin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 04 2014 11:59 AM

We live in a world that is recreating itself one life and digital connection at a time. On this landscape for which there are no maps, Seth Godin is a singular thought leader and innovator in what he describes as our post-industrial "connection economy."

Carrie Newcomer — A Conversation with Music

Wednesday, November 26 2014 12:00 PM

Something of a celebrity in Quaker circles, Carrie Newcomer is best known for her story-songs that get at the raw and redemptive edges of human reality. For Thanksgiving, a musical conversation with the Indiana-based and born folk singer-songwriter.

[Unedited] Carrie Newcomer with Krista Tippett

Wednesday, November 26 2014 11:59 AM

Something of a celebrity in Quaker circles, Carrie Newcomer is best known for her story-songs that get at the raw and redemptive edges of human reality. For Thanksgiving, a musical conversation with the Indiana-based and born folk singer-songwriter.

Reza Aslan — Islam's Reformation

Thursday, November 20 2014 12:00 PM

In a probing and personal conversation, Reza Aslan opens a refreshing window on religion in the world and Islam in particular. It’s a longer view of history and humanity than news cycles invite — certainly when it comes to the Arab Spring, or to ISIS.

[Unedited] Reza Aslan with Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 20 2014 11:59 AM

In a probing and personal conversation, Reza Aslan opens a refreshing window on religion in the world and Islam in particular. It’s a longer view of history and humanity than news cycles invite — certainly when it comes to the Arab Spring, or to ISIS.

[Unedited] Bernard Chazelle with Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 13 2014 11:59 AM

Joanna Macy — A Wild Love For the World [remix]

Thursday, November 06 2014 12:00 PM

A philosopher of ecology, Joanna Macy’s path wound from the CIA to Tibetan Buddhism, to translating the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. We take that exquisite poetry as a lens on her wisdom on the great dramas of our time: ecological, political, personal.

[Unedited] Joanna Macy with Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 06 2014 11:59 AM

A philosopher of ecology, Joanna Macy’s path wound from the CIA to Tibetan Buddhism, to translating the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. We take that exquisite poetry as a lens on her wisdom on the great dramas of our time: ecological, political, personal.

Bessel van der Kolk — Restoring the Body: Yoga, EMDR, and Treating Trauma [remix]

Thursday, October 30 2014 11:00 AM

Human memory is a sensory experience, says psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk. Through his longtime research in trauma treatment, he shares what he's learning about how bodywork like yoga or eye movement therapy can restore a sense of goodness and safety.

[Unedited] Bessel van der Kolk with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 30 2014 10:59 AM

Human memory is a sensory experience, says psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk. Through his longtime research in trauma treatment, he shares what he's learning about how bodywork like yoga or eye movement therapy can restore a sense of goodness and safety.

Nadia Bolz-Weber — Seeing the Underside and Seeing God: Tattoos, Tradition, and Grace [remix]

Thursday, October 23 2014 11:00 AM

She’s the tattooed, Lutheran pastor of the House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, a church where a chocolate fountain, a blessing of the bicycles, and serious liturgy come together.

[Unedited] Nadia Bolz-Weber with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 23 2014 10:59 AM

She’s the tattooed, Lutheran pastor of the House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, a church where a chocolate fountain, a blessing of the bicycles, and serious liturgy come together.

Scott Atran — Hopes and Dreams in a World of Fear [remix]

Thursday, October 16 2014 11:00 AM

For over a decade, the French-American anthropologist Scott Atran has been exploring the human dynamics of what we analyze as “breeding grounds for terrorism”...

[Unedited] Scott Atran with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 16 2014 10:59 AM

For over a decade, the French-American anthropologist Scott Atran has been exploring the human dynamics of what we analyze as “breeding grounds for terrorism”...

Nathan Schneider — The Fabric of Our Identity

Thursday, October 09 2014 11:00 AM

[Unedited] Nathan Schneider with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 09 2014 10:59 AM

Michel Martin — The Fabric of Our Identity

Thursday, October 02 2014 11:00 AM

[Unedited] Michel Martin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 02 2014 10:59 AM

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, Jonathan Sacks, Katharine Jefferts Schori, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr — Pursuing Happiness [remix]

Thursday, September 25 2014 11:00 AM

The XIV Dalai Lama seems to many to embody happiness — happiness against the odds, a virtue that is acquired and practiced. Before a live audience in Atlanta, Georgia, Krista had a rare opportunity to mull over the meaning of happiness.

[Unedited] The Dalai Lama, Jonathan Sacks, Katharine Jefferts Schori, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 25 2014 10:59 AM

The XIV Dalai Lama seems to many to embody happiness — happiness against the odds, a virtue that is acquired and practiced. Before a live audience in Atlanta, Georgia, Krista had a rare opportunity to mull over the meaning of happiness.

Richard Rodriguez — The Fabric of Our Identity

Thursday, September 18 2014 11:00 AM

[Unedited] Richard Rodriguez with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 18 2014 10:59 AM

Imani Perry — The Fabric of Our Identity

Thursday, September 11 2014 11:00 AM

[Unedited] Imani Perry with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 11 2014 10:59 AM

Yo-Yo Ma — Music Happens Between the Notes

Thursday, September 04 2014 11:00 AM

[Unedited] Yo-Yo Ma with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 04 2014 10:59 AM

Marie Howe — The Poetry of Ordinary Time [remix]

Thursday, August 28 2014 11:00 AM

An enchanting hour of poetry drawing on the ways family and religion shape our lives. Marie Howe works and plays with her Catholic upbringing, the universal drama of family, and the ordinary time that sustains us.

[Unedited] Marie Howe and Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 28 2014 10:59 AM

An enchanting hour of poetry drawing on the ways family and religion shape our lives. Marie Howe works and plays with her Catholic upbringing, the universal drama of family, and the ordinary time that sustains us.

Dan Barber — Driven By Flavor [remix]

Thursday, August 21 2014 11:00 AM

Dan Barber is a celebrated young chef — but his passionate ethics and intellect have made him much more. He's out to restore food to its rightful place vis-à-vis our bodies, our ecologies and our economies. And he would do this by resurrecting our natural

[Unedited] Dan Barber with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 21 2014 10:59 AM

Dan Barber is a celebrated young chef — but his passionate ethics and intellect have made him much more. He's out to restore food to its rightful place vis-à-vis our bodies, our ecologies and our economies. And he would do this by resurrecting our natural

Paulo Coelho — The Alchemy of Pilgrimage

Thursday, August 14 2014 11:00 AM

[Unedited] Paulo Coelho with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 14 2014 10:59 AM

Adele Diamond — The Science of Attention [remix]

Thursday, August 07 2014 11:00 AM

What Adele Diamond is learning about the brain challenges basic assumptions in modern education. Her work is scientifically illustrating the educational power of things like play, sports, music, memorization and reflection. What nourishes the human spi

[Unedited] Adele Diamond with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 07 2014 10:59 AM

What Adele Diamond is learning about the brain challenges basic assumptions in modern education. Her work is scientifically illustrating the educational power of things like play, sports, music, memorization and reflection. What nourishes the human spi

[Unedited] Anita Desai with Krista Tippett

Wednesday, August 06 2014 10:59 AM

[Unedited] Andrew Robinson with Krista Tippett

Wednesday, August 06 2014 10:59 AM

Seane Corn — Yoga, Meditation in Action [remix]

Thursday, July 31 2014 11:00 AM

Yoga has infiltrated law schools and strip malls, churches and hospitals. This 5,000-year-old spiritual technology is converging with 21st-century medical science and with many religious and philosophical perspectives. Seane Corn is a renowned yoga teache

[Unedited] Seane Corn with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 31 2014 10:59 AM

Yoga has infiltrated law schools and strip malls, churches and hospitals. This 5,000-year-old spiritual technology is converging with 21st-century medical science and with many religious and philosophical perspectives. Seane Corn is a renowned yoga teache

Dario Robleto — Sculptor of Memory

Thursday, July 24 2014 11:00 AM

[Unedited] Dario Robleto with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 24 2014 10:59 AM

Samar Jarrah, Wajahat Ali, Sahar Ullah, Et Al. — Revealing Ramadan [remix]

Thursday, July 17 2014 11:00 AM

16 Muslims, in their own words, speak about the delights and gravity of Islam's holiest month. Through vivid memories and light-hearted musings, they reveal the richness of Ramadan — as a period of intimacy, and of parties; of getting up when the world is

[Unedited] Maya Angelou with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 10 2014 10:59 AM

[Unedited] Steven Waldman with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 03 2014 10:59 AM

[Unedited] Stuart Brown with Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 19 2014 10:59 AM

[Unedited] Jonathan Haidt with Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 12 2014 10:59 AM

Rosanne Cash — Time Traveler [remix]

Thursday, June 05 2014 11:00 AM

As the daughter of Johnny Cash, singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash describes her life as "circumscribed by music." But, it's through her love of language and quantum mechanics that she's finding new sources of creativity and mathematical ways to think abo

[Unedited] Rosanne Cash with Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 05 2014 10:59 AM

As the daughter of Johnny Cash, singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash describes her life as "circumscribed by music." But, it's through her love of language and quantum mechanics that she's finding new sources of creativity and mathematical ways to think abo

[Unedited] Ellen Langer with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 29 2014 10:59 AM

Maria Tatar — The Great Cauldron of Story: Why Fairy Tales Are for Adults Again [remix]

Thursday, May 08 2014 11:00 AM

Fairy tales' overt themes are threaded throughout hit TV series like Game of Thrones and True Blood, Grimm and Once Upon a Time. These stories survive by adapting across cultures and history -- helping us work through things like fear and hope.

[Unedited] Maria Tatar with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 08 2014 10:59 AM

Fairy tales' overt themes are threaded throughout hit TV series like Game of Thrones and True Blood, Grimm and Once Upon a Time. These stories survive by adapting across cultures and history -- helping us work through things like fear and hope.

Leonard Mlodinow — Randomness and Choice

Thursday, May 01 2014 11:00 AM

Jaroslav Pelikan — The Need for Creeds [remix]

Thursday, April 24 2014 11:00 AM

[Unedited] Jaroslav Pelikan With Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 24 2014 10:59 AM

Dave Isay — The Everyday Art of Listening

Thursday, April 17 2014 11:00 AM

[Unedited] Dave Isay with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 17 2014 10:59 AM

[Unedited] Avivah Zornberg with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 10 2014 10:59 AM

[Unedited] Janna Levin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 03 2014 10:59 AM

Desmond Tutu — A God of Surprises [remix]

Thursday, March 20 2014 11:00 AM

[Unedited] Desmond Tutu with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 20 2014 10:59 AM

Brian McLaren — The Equation of Change

Thursday, March 13 2014 11:00 AM

[Unedited] Brian McLaren with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 13 2014 10:59 AM

Sherwin Nuland — The Biology of the Spirit [remix]

Thursday, March 06 2014 12:00 PM

Former surgeon Sherwin Nuland speaks about his sense of wonder at the body's capacity to sustain life and support our pursuits of order and meaning, and why he believes the human spirit is an evolutionary accomplishment of the brain. The three-pound human

[Unedited] Sherwin Nuland with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 06 2014 11:59 AM

Former surgeon Sherwin Nuland speaks about his sense of wonder at the body's capacity to sustain life and support our pursuits of order and meaning, and why he believes the human spirit is an evolutionary accomplishment of the brain. The three-pound human

Bobby McFerrin — Catching Song [remix]

Thursday, February 27 2014 12:00 PM

He is a genius of improvisation; a genre-bending vocal magician and conductor. And he sings the territory between music, mystery, and spirit. Who better to contemplate the human voice — its delights, its revelations, and its mystery — than Bobby McFerrin?

[Unedited] Bobby McFerrin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 27 2014 11:59 AM

He is a genius of improvisation; a genre-bending vocal magician and conductor. And he sings the territory between music, mystery, and spirit. Who better to contemplate the human voice — its delights, its revelations, and its mystery — than Bobby McFerrin?

Paul Elie — Faith Fired by Literature [remix]

Thursday, February 20 2014 12:00 PM

Art, life, and religious faith converge in Paul Elie's unusual biography of the intersecting stories of four literary Americans of the 20th century: Trappist monk Thomas Merton, social activist Dorothy Day, and fiction writers Walker Percy and Flannery O'

[Unedited] Paul Elie with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 20 2014 11:59 AM

Art, life, and religious faith converge in Paul Elie's unusual biography of the intersecting stories of four literary Americans of the 20th century: Trappist monk Thomas Merton, social activist Dorothy Day, and fiction writers Walker Percy and Flannery O'

Ann Hamilton — Making, and the Spaces We Share

Thursday, February 13 2014 12:00 PM

[Unedited] Ann Hamilton with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 13 2014 11:59 AM

David Hartman — Hope in a Hopeless God [remix]

Thursday, February 06 2014 12:00 PM

Rabbi David Hartman confronts God in the modern world, and the deepest meaning of the Jewish state, as a sacred obligation.

[Unedited] David Hartman with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 06 2014 11:59 AM

Rabbi David Hartman confronts God in the modern world, and the deepest meaning of the Jewish state, as a sacred obligation.

Brian Greene — Reimagining the Cosmos

Thursday, January 30 2014 12:00 PM

[Unedited] Brian Greene with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 30 2014 11:59 AM

[Unedited] Ursula King with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 23 2014 11:59 AM

[Unedited] Andrew Revkin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 23 2014 11:59 AM

[Unedited] David Sloan Wilson with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 23 2014 11:59 AM

Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons and Lucas Johnson — Deromanticizing the Civil Rights Movement and Rediscovering its Humanity

Thursday, January 16 2014 12:00 PM

Wisdom for how we can move and heal our society in our time as the Civil Rights movement galvanized its own. Lucas Johnson is bringing the art and practice of nonviolence into a new century, for new generations. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons was an original B

[Unedited] Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons And Lucas Johnson With Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 16 2014 11:59 AM

Wisdom for how we can move and heal our society in our time as the Civil Rights movement galvanized its own. Lucas Johnson is bringing the art and practice of nonviolence into a new century, for new generations. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons was an original B

Patrick Bellegarde-Smith — Living Vodou [remix]

Thursday, January 09 2014 12:00 PM

The word "Vodou" evokes images of sorcery and sticking pins into dolls. In fact, it's a living tradition wherever Haitians are found based on ancestral religions in Africa. We walk through this mysterious tradition — one with dramatic rituals of trances a

[Unedited] Patrick Bellegarde-Smith with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 09 2014 11:59 AM

The word "Vodou" evokes images of sorcery and sticking pins into dolls. In fact, it's a living tradition wherever Haitians are found based on ancestral religions in Africa. We walk through this mysterious tradition — one with dramatic rituals of trances a

[Unedited] Joan Halifax with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 26 2013 11:59 AM

Walter Brueggemann — The Prophetic Imagination [remix]

Thursday, December 19 2013 12:00 PM

The people we later recognize as prophets, says Bible scholar Walter Brueggemann, are also poets. They reframe what is at stake in chaotic times. Hear a very special voice in conversation to address our changing lives and the deepest meaning of hope this

[Unedited] Walter Brueggemann with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 19 2013 11:59 AM

The people we later recognize as prophets, says Bible scholar Walter Brueggemann, are also poets. They reframe what is at stake in chaotic times. Hear a very special voice in conversation to address our changing lives and the deepest meaning of hope this

Phil Donahue — Transformation, On-Screen and Off

Thursday, December 12 2013 12:00 PM

Brené Brown — The Courage to Be Vulnerable [remix]

Thursday, December 05 2013 12:00 PM

Courage is borne out of vulnerability, not strength. This finding of Brené Brown’s research on shame and "wholeheartedness" shook the perfectionist ground beneath her own feet. And now it’s inspiring millions to reconsider the way they live and parent.

[Unedited] Brené Brown with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 05 2013 11:59 AM

Courage is borne out of vulnerability, not strength. This finding of Brené Brown’s research on shame and "wholeheartedness" shook the perfectionist ground beneath her own feet. And now it’s inspiring millions to reconsider the way they live and parent.

Martin Rees — Cosmic Origami and What We Don't Know [remix]

Thursday, November 21 2013 12:00 PM

Parallel realities and the deep structure of space-time sound like science fiction. But these are matters of real scientific inquiry. Lord Martin Rees is an astrophysicist and atheist who spends his life contemplating such things.

Lord Martin Rees with Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

Thursday, November 21 2013 11:59 AM

Parallel realities and the deep structure of space-time sound like science fiction. But these are matters of real scientific inquiry. Lord Martin Rees is an astrophysicist and atheist who spends his life contemplating such things.

[Unedited] Eve Ensler with Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 14 2013 11:59 AM

Ira Byock — Contemplating Mortality [remix]

Thursday, November 07 2013 12:00 PM

[Unedited] Ira Byock with Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 07 2013 11:59 AM

[Unedited] Esther Sternberg with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 24 2013 10:59 AM

David Sloan Wilson — Evolving a City [remix]

Thursday, October 17 2013 11:00 AM

David Sloan Wilson believes that evolution is not just a description of how we got here. He says it can also be a tool kit for improving how we live together.

[Unedited] David Sloan Wilson with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 17 2013 10:59 AM

David Sloan Wilson believes that evolution is not just a description of how we got here. He says it can also be a tool kit for improving how we live together.

[Unedited] Alain de Botton with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 10 2013 10:59 AM

Thich Nhat Hanh — Mindfulness, Suffering, and Engaged Buddhism [remix]

Thursday, September 26 2013 11:00 AM

Zen master and poet Thich Nhat Hanh was forcibly exiled from his native country of Vietnam more than 40 years ago. We visited the Buddhist monk at a Christian conference center in a lakeside setting of rural Wisconsin. Here, Thich Nhat Hanh offers stark,

[Unedited] Thich Nhat Hanh with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 26 2013 10:59 AM

Zen master and poet Thich Nhat Hanh was forcibly exiled from his native country of Vietnam more than 40 years ago. We visited the Buddhist monk at a Christian conference center in a lakeside setting of rural Wisconsin. Here, Thich Nhat Hanh offers stark,

[Unedited] Cheri Maples with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 26 2013 10:59 AM

Zen master and poet Thich Nhat Hanh was forcibly exiled from his native country of Vietnam more than 40 years ago. We visited the Buddhist monk at a Christian conference center in a lakeside setting of rural Wisconsin. Here, Thich Nhat Hanh offers stark,

[Unedited] Larry Ward with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 26 2013 10:59 AM

Zen master and poet Thich Nhat Hanh was forcibly exiled from his native country of Vietnam more than 40 years ago. We visited the Buddhist monk at a Christian conference center in a lakeside setting of rural Wisconsin. Here, Thich Nhat Hanh offers stark,

Keith Devlin — The Joy of Math: Learning and What It Means To Be Human

Thursday, September 19 2013 11:00 AM

Mathematical equations are like sonnets says Keith Devlin. What most of us learn in school, he says, doesn’t begin to convey what mathematics is.

[Unedited] Keith Devlin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 19 2013 10:59 AM

Mathematical equations are like sonnets says Keith Devlin. What most of us learn in school, he says, doesn’t begin to convey what mathematics is.

Arthur Zajonc — Holding Life Consciously [remix]

Thursday, September 12 2013 11:00 AM

What happens when you bring together science and poetry on something like color or light? Arthur Zajonc is a physicist and contemplative. And he says we can all investigate life as vigorously from the inside as from the outside.

[Unedited] Arthur Zajonc with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 12 2013 10:59 AM

What happens when you bring together science and poetry on something like color or light? Arthur Zajonc is a physicist and contemplative. And he says we can all investigate life as vigorously from the inside as from the outside.

[Unedited] Natalie Batalha with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 29 2013 10:59 AM

Jean Vanier — The Wisdom of Tenderness: Lived Compassion, L'Arche, and Becoming Human [remix]

Thursday, August 22 2013 11:00 AM

Considered by some to be a living saint, Jean Vanier created L'Arche. This model of community for people with mental disabilities celebrates power in smallness and light in the darkness of human existence.

Kwame Anthony Appiah — Sidling Up to Difference: Social Change and Moral Revolutions [remix]

Thursday, August 15 2013 11:00 AM

Our Civil Conversations Project continues with the Ghanaian-British-American philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah. His parents' marriage helped inspire the movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. He's studied ethics in a world of strangers and how unimaginable so

[Unedited] Kwame Anthony Appiah with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 15 2013 10:59 AM

Our Civil Conversations Project continues with the Ghanaian-British-American philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah. His parents' marriage helped inspire the movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. He's studied ethics in a world of strangers and how unimaginable so

Sylvia Earle — Her Deepness [remix]

Thursday, August 08 2013 11:00 AM

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle has done something no one else has -- walked solo on the bottom of the sea, under a quarter mile of water. She tells what she saw -- and what she has learned -- about the giant, living system that is the ocean.

[Unedited] Sylvia Earle with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 08 2013 10:59 AM

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle has done something no one else has -- walked solo on the bottom of the sea, under a quarter mile of water. She tells what she saw -- and what she has learned -- about the giant, living system that is the ocean.

David Montgomery — Reading the Rocks: Flood Stories and Deep Time

Thursday, August 01 2013 11:00 AM

David Montgomery reads rocks for a living, and he reveals the fascinating interplay between sacred stories and the stories landscapes proclaim across the ages. He set out to debunk Noah’s Flood, and instead found a richer and more interesting history.

[Unedited] David Montgomery with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 01 2013 10:59 AM

David Montgomery reads rocks for a living, and he reveals the fascinating interplay between sacred stories and the stories landscapes proclaim across the ages. He set out to debunk Noah’s Flood, and instead found a richer and more interesting history.

Grace Lee Boggs — Becoming Detroit: Reimagining Work, Food, and Community [remix]

Thursday, July 18 2013 11:00 AM

A Detroit you probably haven't seen in the news. It's a city of vigor — a place where neighbors are reimagining work, food, and the very meaning of humanity. To meet these people is to gain perspective on all of our work and imagine possibility.

[Unedited] Grace Lee Boggs and Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 18 2013 10:59 AM

A Detroit you probably haven't seen in the news. It's a city of vigor — a place where neighbors are reimagining work, food, and the very meaning of humanity. To meet these people is to gain perspective on all of our work and imagine possibility.

[Unedited] Richard Feldman and Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 18 2013 10:59 AM

A Detroit you probably haven't seen in the news. It's a city of vigor — a place where neighbors are reimagining work, food, and the very meaning of humanity. To meet these people is to gain perspective on all of our work and imagine possibility.

[Unedited] Gloria Lowe and Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 18 2013 10:59 AM

A Detroit you probably haven't seen in the news. It's a city of vigor — a place where neighbors are reimagining work, food, and the very meaning of humanity. To meet these people is to gain perspective on all of our work and imagine possibility.

[Unedited] Wayne Curtis / Myrtle Thompson and Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 18 2013 10:59 AM

A Detroit you probably haven't seen in the news. It's a city of vigor — a place where neighbors are reimagining work, food, and the very meaning of humanity. To meet these people is to gain perspective on all of our work and imagine possibility.

Gordon Hempton — The Last Quiet Places: Silence and the Presence of Everything [remix]

Thursday, July 04 2013 11:00 AM

Gordon Hempton says that silence is an endangered species. 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" and quiet is a "think tank of the soul."

[Unedited] Gordon Hempton and Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 04 2013 10:59 AM

Gordon Hempton says that silence is an endangered species. 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" and quiet is a "think tank of the soul."

Meredith Monk — Archaeologist of the Human Voice [remix]

Thursday, June 27 2013 11:00 AM

A kind of archeologist of the human voice, Meredith Monk says that "the voice could be like the body" — flexible and fluid with practice. The longtime Buddhist practitioner pushes the boundaries of what we can do without words.

[Unedited] Meredith Monk and Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 27 2013 10:59 AM

A kind of archeologist of the human voice, Meredith Monk says that "the voice could be like the body" — flexible and fluid with practice. The longtime Buddhist practitioner pushes the boundaries of what we can do without words.

Sarah Kay's Way with Words [remix]

Thursday, June 13 2013 11:00 AM

Sarah Kay is a 23-year-old spoken word poet who has become a role model and teacher to teenagers around the world. She puts words around what she knows about poetry, stories, and being human and connected in this age.

[Unedited] Sarah Kay and Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 13 2013 10:59 AM

Sarah Kay is a 23-year-old spoken word poet who has become a role model and teacher to teenagers around the world. She puts words around what she knows about poetry, stories, and being human and connected in this age.

S. James Gates — Uncovering the Codes for Reality [remix]

Thursday, June 06 2013 11:00 AM

Are we in the matrix? Physicist James Gates reveals why string theory stretches our imaginations about the nature of reality. Also, how failure makes us more complete, and imagination makes us more knowledgeable.

[Unedited] S. James Gates Jr. and Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 06 2013 10:59 AM

Are we in the matrix? Physicist James Gates reveals why string theory stretches our imaginations about the nature of reality. Also, how failure makes us more complete, and imagination makes us more knowledgeable.

[Unedited Tami Simon with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 30 2013 10:59 AM

Christian Wiman — A Call to Doubt and Faith, and Remembering God [remix]

Thursday, May 23 2013 11:00 AM

The poet Christian Wiman is giving voice to the hunger for faith — and the challenges of faith — for people living now. After a Texas upbringing soaked in a history of violence and a charismatic Christian culture, he was agnostic until he became actively

[Unedited] Christian Wiman with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 23 2013 10:59 AM

The poet Christian Wiman is giving voice to the hunger for faith — and the challenges of faith — for people living now. After a Texas upbringing soaked in a history of violence and a charismatic Christian culture, he was agnostic until he became actively

Andrew Zolli — A Shift to Humility: Resilience and Expanding the Edge of Change

Wednesday, May 15 2013 11:00 AM

Can resilience thinking be a successor to solutions-based strategies and even sustainability, both of which assume that balance can be achieved? Andrew Zolli is helping reframe our approach to everything from economic development to urban planning.

Sylvia Boorstein — What We Nurture [remix]

Thursday, May 09 2013 11:00 AM

For Mother's Day, a delightful conversation with Sylvia Boorstein. The Jewish-Buddhist teacher, mother, and grandmother speaks about loving and teaching children in a complex world.

[Unedited] Sylvia Boorstein and Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 09 2013 10:59 AM

For Mother's Day, a delightful conversation with Sylvia Boorstein. The Jewish-Buddhist teacher, mother, and grandmother speaks about loving and teaching children in a complex world.

Rex Jung — Creativity and the Everyday Brain [remix]

Thursday, May 02 2013 11:00 AM

How do we prime our brains to take the meandering mental paths necessary for creativity? New techniques of brain imaging, Rex Jung says, are helping us gain a whole new view on the differences between intelligence, creativity, and personality. He unsettle

[Unedited] Rex Jung and Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 02 2013 10:59 AM

How do we prime our brains to take the meandering mental paths necessary for creativity? New techniques of brain imaging, Rex Jung says, are helping us gain a whole new view on the differences between intelligence, creativity, and personality. He unsettle

Alan Rabinowitz — A Voice for the Animals [remix]

Thursday, April 18 2013 11:00 AM

A profound stutter as a child left Alan Rabinowitz virtually unable to communicate and to prefer animals to people. Now a conservationist of tigers and jaguars, an explorer of the world's last wild places, he has extraordinary insight into both animals an

[Unedited] Alan Rabinowitz with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 18 2013 10:59 AM

A profound stutter as a child left Alan Rabinowitz virtually unable to communicate and to prefer animals to people. Now a conservationist of tigers and jaguars, an explorer of the world's last wild places, he has extraordinary insight into both animals an

John Lewis — The Art & Discipline of Nonviolence

Thursday, March 28 2013 11:00 AM

The civil rights movement John Lewis helped animate was -- as he tells it -- love in action. He opens up the art and the discipline that made nonviolence work then -- and that he offers up for our common life even today.

[Unedited] John Lewis with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 28 2013 10:59 AM

The civil rights movement John Lewis helped animate was -- as he tells it -- love in action. He opens up the art and the discipline that made nonviolence work then -- and that he offers up for our common life even today.

Katy Payne — Whale Songs and Elephant Loves [remix]

Thursday, March 21 2013 11:00 AM

Katy Payne is an acoustic biologist with a Quaker sensibility. From the wild coast of Argentina to the rainforests of Africa, she discovered that humpback whales compose ever-changing songs and that elephants communicate across long distances by infrasoun

[Unedited] Katy Payne with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 21 2013 10:59 AM

Katy Payne is an acoustic biologist with a Quaker sensibility. From the wild coast of Argentina to the rainforests of Africa, she discovered that humpback whales compose ever-changing songs and that elephants communicate across long distances by infrasoun

Kevin Kling — The Losses and Laughter We Grow Into [remix]

Thursday, March 07 2013 12:00 PM

Kevin Kling is part funny guy, part poet and playwright, part wise man. Born with a disabled left arm, he lost the use of his right one after a motorcycle accident nearly killed him. He shares his special angle on life's humor and its ruptures — and why w

[Unedited] Kevin Kling with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 07 2013 11:59 AM

Kevin Kling is part funny guy, part poet and playwright, part wise man. Born with a disabled left arm, he lost the use of his right one after a motorcycle accident nearly killed him. He shares his special angle on life's humor and its ruptures — and why w

Fr. Greg Boyle — The Calling of Delight: Gangs, Service, and Kinship

Tuesday, February 26 2013 12:00 PM

Fr. Greg Boyle on his work with gangs in L.A., connections between kinship and delight, and of finding delight in one another.

[Unedited] Fr. Greg Boyle with Krista Tippett

Tuesday, February 26 2013 11:59 AM

Fr. Greg Boyle on his work with gangs in L.A., connections between kinship and delight, and of finding delight in one another.

Thupten Jinpa — Translating the Dalai Lama [remix]

Thursday, February 21 2013 12:00 PM

Thupten Jinpa, a Buddhist scholar and former monk, is the Dalai Lama's chief English translator. He shares the intricacies of Tibetan Buddhism that can't be conveyed in public teachings, and what happens when this ancient tradition meets modern science

[Unedited] Thupten Jinpa with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 21 2013 11:59 AM

Thupten Jinpa, a Buddhist scholar and former monk, is the Dalai Lama's chief English translator. He shares the intricacies of Tibetan Buddhism that can't be conveyed in public teachings, and what happens when this ancient tradition meets modern science

Rami Nashashibi's American Dream

Thursday, January 31 2013 12:00 PM

[Unedited] Rami Nashashibi with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 31 2013 11:59 AM

Elizabeth Alexander — Words That Shimmer [remix]

Thursday, January 17 2013 12:00 PM

Poetry is something many of us seem to be hungry for these days. We're hungry for fresh ways to tell hard truths and redemptive stories, for language that would elevate and embolden rather than demean and alienate. Elizabeth Alexander shares her sense of

[Unedited] Elizabeth Alexander with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 17 2013 11:59 AM

Poetry is something many of us seem to be hungry for these days. We're hungry for fresh ways to tell hard truths and redemptive stories, for language that would elevate and embolden rather than demean and alienate. Elizabeth Alexander shares her sense of

Jean Berko Gleason — Unfolding Language, Unfolding Life [remix]

Thursday, January 03 2013 12:00 PM

Learning to talk, acquiring language, is one of the most remarkable and ordinary things human beings do. A playful conversation with a legend in the field of psycholinguistics, who says it’s as thrilling a frontier as outer space or the deep sea.

[Unedited] Jean Berko Gleason with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 03 2013 11:59 AM

Learning to talk, acquiring language, is one of the most remarkable and ordinary things human beings do. A playful conversation with a legend in the field of psycholinguistics, who says it’s as thrilling a frontier as outer space or the deep sea.

Jon Kabat-Zinn — Opening to Our Lives [remix]

Thursday, December 27 2012 12:00 PM

Jon Kabat-Zinn has learned, through science and experience, about mindfulness as a way of life. This is wisdom with immediate relevance to the ordinary and extreme stresses of our time — from economic peril, to parenting, to life in a digital age.

[Unedited] Kabat-Zinn and Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 27 2012 11:59 AM

Jon Kabat-Zinn has learned, through science and experience, about mindfulness as a way of life. This is wisdom with immediate relevance to the ordinary and extreme stresses of our time — from economic peril, to parenting, to life in a digital age.

Kate Braestrup — A Presence in the Wild [remix]

Thursday, December 13 2012 12:00 PM

Kate Braestrup is a chaplain to game wardens, often on search and rescue missions, in the wilds of Maine. She works, as she puts it, at hinges of human experience when lives alter unexpectedly — where loss, disaster, decency, and beauty intertwine.

[Unedited] Kate Braestrup with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 13 2012 11:59 AM

Kate Braestrup is a chaplain to game wardens, often on search and rescue missions, in the wilds of Maine. She works, as she puts it, at hinges of human experience when lives alter unexpectedly — where loss, disaster, decency, and beauty intertwine.

Arnold Eisen — The Spiritual Audacity of Abraham Joshua Heschel [remix]

Thursday, December 06 2012 12:00 PM

Abraham Joshua Heschel insisted that the opposite of good is not evil, it is indifference. Born into an esteemed Hasidic family in Poland in 1907, he was a mystic who wrote transcendent, poetic words about God. At the same time, he marched alongside Marti

[Unedited] Arnold Eisen with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 06 2012 11:59 AM

Abraham Joshua Heschel insisted that the opposite of good is not evil, it is indifference. Born into an esteemed Hasidic family in Poland in 1907, he was a mystic who wrote transcendent, poetic words about God. At the same time, he marched alongside Marti

Robi Damelin and Ali Abu Awaad — No More Taking Sides [remix]

Thursday, November 29 2012 12:00 PM

Robi Damelin lost her son David to a Palestinian sniper. Ali Abu Awwad lost his older brother Yousef to an Israeli soldier. But, instead of clinging to traditional ideologies and turning their pain into more violence, they've decided to understand the oth

[Unedited] Robi Damelin and Ali Abu Awwad with Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 29 2012 11:59 AM

Robi Damelin lost her son David to a Palestinian sniper. Ali Abu Awwad lost his older brother Yousef to an Israeli soldier. But, instead of clinging to traditional ideologies and turning their pain into more violence, they've decided to understand the oth

Sherry Turkle — Alive Enough? Reflecting on Our Technology [remix]

Thursday, November 15 2012 12:00 PM

Sherry Turkle directs the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. Her book, Alone Together, created a catchword for anxiety about the alienating potential of technology. But that's not really her message. We explore the real challenge she poses — that we c

[Unedited] Sherry Turkle with Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 15 2012 11:59 AM

Sherry Turkle directs the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. Her book, Alone Together, created a catchword for anxiety about the alienating potential of technology. But that's not really her message. We explore the real challenge she poses — that we c

Jim Daly and Gabe Lyons — The Next Christians

Thursday, September 20 2012 11:00 AM

[Unedited] Jim Daly and Gabe Lyons with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 20 2012 10:59 AM

Jonathan Sacks — The Dignity of Difference [remix]

Thursday, September 13 2012 11:00 AM

A stimulating conversation with one of the world's great thinkers on the promise and perils of religion. He senses that a core imperative of the 21st century is that we must cultivate strong identities as a way to honor what he evocatively calls "the d

[Unedited] Jonathan Sacks with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 13 2012 10:59 AM

A stimulating conversation with one of the world's great thinkers on the promise and perils of religion. He senses that a core imperative of the 21st century is that we must cultivate strong identities as a way to honor what he evocatively calls "the d

Mike Rose — The Meaning of Intelligence [remix]

Thursday, August 30 2012 11:00 AM

An expansive reflection on work, education, and civic imagination with an esteemed researcher and teacher at UCLA and a poetic writer. We explore his perspective, through life and scholarship, on hard subjects that drive to the heart of who we are -- l

[Unedited] Mike Rose with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 30 2012 10:59 AM

An expansive reflection on work, education, and civic imagination with an esteemed researcher and teacher at UCLA and a poetic writer. We explore his perspective, through life and scholarship, on hard subjects that drive to the heart of who we are -- l

Joanna Brooks — Mormons Demystified [remix]

Thursday, August 23 2012 11:00 AM

oanna Brooks has become a go-to voice during our national inspection of Mormonism in this presidential campaign. She opens a window on Mormonism as an evolving and far from monolithic faith.

[Unedited] Joanna Brooks with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 23 2012 10:59 AM

oanna Brooks has become a go-to voice during our national inspection of Mormonism in this presidential campaign. She opens a window on Mormonism as an evolving and far from monolithic faith.

Xavier Le Pichon — Fragility and the Evolution of Our Humanity [remix]

Thursday, August 16 2012 11:00 AM

Xavier Le Pichon, one of the world's leading geophysicists, helped create the field of plate tectonics. A devout Catholic and spiritual thinker, he has come to think of caring attention to weakness as an essential quality that allowed humanity to evolve.

[Unedited] Xavier Le Pichon with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 16 2012 10:59 AM

Xavier Le Pichon, one of the world's leading geophysicists, helped create the field of plate tectonics. A devout Catholic and spiritual thinker, he has come to think of caring attention to weakness as an essential quality that allowed humanity to evolve.

Jane Gross — The Far Shore of Aging [remix]

Thursday, July 26 2012 11:00 AM

We are living longer, for better and for worse. And the story of aging is one that too often goes untended. Our guest tells us that we not only have to care for our parents — but for ourselves.

[Unedited] Jane Gross with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 26 2012 10:59 AM

We are living longer, for better and for worse. And the story of aging is one that too often goes untended. Our guest tells us that we not only have to care for our parents — but for ourselves.

Terry Tempest Williams — The Vitality of the Struggle [remix]

Thursday, July 19 2012 11:00 AM

The naturalist and writer Terry Tempest Williams offers notions of neighborliness, sacred rage, and beauty as a matter of survival. And she sheds light on the American West as a crucible of American divides and possibilities.

[Unedited] Terry Tempest Williams with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 19 2012 10:59 AM

The naturalist and writer Terry Tempest Williams offers notions of neighborliness, sacred rage, and beauty as a matter of survival. And she sheds light on the American West as a crucible of American divides and possibilities.

[Unedited] Mustafa Akyol with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 12 2012 10:59 AM

Jacob Needleman — The Inward Work of Democracy [remix]

Thursday, June 28 2012 11:00 AM

As young democracies emerge around the world, we take a long view of the ingredients that formed this democracy well beyond July 4, 1776. The philosopher Jacob Needleman reminds us of the inward work of conscience behind institutions and political values

[Unedited] Jacob Needleman with Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 28 2012 10:59 AM

As young democracies emerge around the world, we take a long view of the ingredients that formed this democracy well beyond July 4, 1776. The philosopher Jacob Needleman reminds us of the inward work of conscience behind institutions and political values

Richard Davidson — Investigating Healthy Minds [remix]

Thursday, June 14 2012 11:00 AM

Once upon a time we assumed the brain stops developing when we're young. Neuroscientist Richard Davidson helped overturn this idea by studying the brains of meditating Buddhist monks. Now he's working on conditions like ADHD and autism.

[Unedited] Richard Davidson with Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 14 2012 10:59 AM

Once upon a time we assumed the brain stops developing when we're young. Neuroscientist Richard Davidson helped overturn this idea by studying the brains of meditating Buddhist monks. Now he's working on conditions like ADHD and autism.

Michael McCullough — Getting Revenge and Forgiveness [remix]

Thursday, May 24 2012 11:00 AM

Michael McCullough describes science that helps us comprehend how revenge came to have a purpose in human life. He stresses science is revealing that human beings are more instinctively equipped for forgiveness than we've given ourselves credit for.

[Unedited] Michael McCullough with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 24 2012 10:59 AM

Michael McCullough describes science that helps us comprehend how revenge came to have a purpose in human life. He stresses science is revealing that human beings are more instinctively equipped for forgiveness than we've given ourselves credit for.

Matthew Sanford — The Body's Grace [remix]

Thursday, May 03 2012 11:00 AM

Yoga teacher Matthew Sanford has been paraplegic since the age of 13. He shares his unusual take on the mind-body connection — and his wisdom on knowing the strength and grace of our bodies, even in the face of trauma and aging.

[Unedited] Matthew Sanford with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 03 2012 10:59 AM

Yoga teacher Matthew Sanford has been paraplegic since the age of 13. He shares his unusual take on the mind-body connection — and his wisdom on knowing the strength and grace of our bodies, even in the face of trauma and aging.

Ernie LaPointe and Cedric Good House — Reimagining Sitting Bull, Tatanka Iyotake [remix]

Thursday, April 19 2012 11:00 AM

As some Lakota make an annual pilgrimage on horseback to Wounded Knee in memory of Sitting Bull's death, we'll pull out some of the lesser known threads of the legacy of this complex leader and American icon. And we'll explore why his spiritual character

[Unedited] Ernie LaPointe with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 19 2012 10:59 AM

As some Lakota make an annual pilgrimage on horseback to Wounded Knee in memory of Sitting Bull's death, we'll pull out some of the lesser known threads of the legacy of this complex leader and American icon. And we'll explore why his spiritual character

[Unedited] Cedric Good House with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 19 2012 10:59 AM

As some Lakota make an annual pilgrimage on horseback to Wounded Knee in memory of Sitting Bull's death, we'll pull out some of the lesser known threads of the legacy of this complex leader and American icon. And we'll explore why his spiritual character

[Unedited] Carole Barrett with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 19 2012 10:59 AM

As some Lakota make an annual pilgrimage on horseback to Wounded Knee in memory of Sitting Bull's death, we'll pull out some of the lesser known threads of the legacy of this complex leader and American icon. And we'll explore why his spiritual character

Vigen Guroian — Restoring the Senses: Gardening and Orthodox Easter [remix]

Thursday, April 05 2012 11:00 AM

An understanding of Easter from inside the Armenian Orthodox tradition that is at once mystical and literally down to earth. With Vigen Guorian.

[Unedited] Vigen Guroian with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 05 2012 10:59 AM

An understanding of Easter from inside the Armenian Orthodox tradition that is at once mystical and literally down to earth. With Vigen Guorian.

Fatemeh Keshavarz — The Ecstatic Faith of Rumi [remix]

Thursday, March 08 2012 12:00 PM

The 13th-century Muslim mystic and poet Rumi has long shaped Muslims around the world and has now become popular in the West. Rumi created a new language of love within the Islamic mystical tradition of Sufism. We hear his poetry as we delve into his worl

[Unedited] Fatemeh Keshavarz with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 08 2012 11:59 AM

The 13th-century Muslim mystic and poet Rumi has long shaped Muslims around the world and has now become popular in the West. Rumi created a new language of love within the Islamic mystical tradition of Sufism. We hear his poetry as we delve into his worl

Nicholas Kristof — Journalism and Compassion [remix]

Thursday, February 09 2012 12:00 PM

Can journalism be a humanitarian art? New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has learned that reportage can deaden rather than awaken the consciousness, much less the hearts, of his readers. He shares his wide ethical lens he's gained on human

[Unedited] Nicholas Kristof with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 09 2012 11:59 AM

Can journalism be a humanitarian art? New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has learned that reportage can deaden rather than awaken the consciousness, much less the hearts, of his readers. He shares his wide ethical lens he's gained on human

Tiya Miles — Toward Living Memory [remix]

Thursday, February 02 2012 12:00 PM

For Black History Month: a MacArthur "genius" who's unearthing an especially painful chapter of the American experience — the intersecting history of African-Americans and Native Americans, and the little-known narratives that Cherokee landowners held bla

[Unedited] Tiya Miles with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 02 2012 11:59 AM

For Black History Month: a MacArthur "genius" who's unearthing an especially painful chapter of the American experience — the intersecting history of African-Americans and Native Americans, and the little-known narratives that Cherokee landowners held bla

John O'Donohue — The Inner Landscape of Beauty [remix]

Thursday, January 26 2012 12:00 PM

Poet/philosopher, John O'Donohue, is beloved for his book Anam Ċara, Gaelic for "soul friend," and for his insistence on beauty as a human calling and a defining aspect of God. In one of his last interviews before his death in 2008, he articula

[Unedited] John O'Donohue with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 26 2012 11:59 AM

Poet/philosopher, John O'Donohue, is beloved for his book Anam Ċara, Gaelic for "soul friend," and for his insistence on beauty as a human calling and a defining aspect of God. In one of his last interviews before his death in 2008, he articula

John Paul Lederach — The Art of Peace [remix]

Thursday, January 12 2012 12:00 PM

What happens when people transcend violence while living in it? John Paul Lederach shifts the language and lens of the very notion of conflict resolution.

[Unedited] John Paul Lederach with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 12 2012 11:59 AM

What happens when people transcend violence while living in it? John Paul Lederach shifts the language and lens of the very notion of conflict resolution.

Scott-Martin Kosofsky — Legends to Live By [remix]

Thursday, December 15 2011 12:00 PM

Could a Yiddish text from the Middle Ages serve as a guide to living now? Book composer and typographer Scott-Martin Kosofsky revives unlikely sources of "customs" for leading a modern life and marking sacred time. For Hanukkah and all the seasons upon us

[Unedited] Scott-Martin Kosofsky with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 15 2011 11:59 AM

Could a Yiddish text from the Middle Ages serve as a guide to living now? Book composer and typographer Scott-Martin Kosofsky revives unlikely sources of "customs" for leading a modern life and marking sacred time. For Hanukkah and all the seasons upon us

Mario Livio — Who Ordered This? New Mysteries of an Expanding Universe [remix]

Thursday, December 08 2011 12:00 PM

Astrophysicist Mario Livio works with science the Hubble Space Telescope makes possible. He is not a religious person. But he's fascinated with the enduring mystery of the very language of science, mathematics.

[Unedited] Mario Livio with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 08 2011 11:59 AM

Astrophysicist Mario Livio works with science the Hubble Space Telescope makes possible. He is not a religious person. But he's fascinated with the enduring mystery of the very language of science, mathematics.

Diane Winston — Monsters We Love: TV's Pop Culture Theodicy

Thursday, December 01 2011 12:00 PM

Amoral zombies. Loving vampires. Righteous serial killers. And lots of God. That's all in the new TV season — a place where great writers and actors are telling the story of our time — playfully, violently, soulfully.

[Unedited] Diane Winston with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 01 2011 11:59 AM

Amoral zombies. Loving vampires. Righteous serial killers. And lots of God. That's all in the new TV season — a place where great writers and actors are telling the story of our time — playfully, violently, soulfully.

Ellen Davis and Wendell Berry — The Poetry of Creatures [remix]

Thursday, November 24 2011 12:00 PM

How we see the world is how we value it, says Ellen Davis. And poetry is a way to rediscover the lost art of being creatures. An hour of learning and slowing down, with the "Mad Farmer" poems of Wendell Berry and a new way to take in the "poetry" of Genes

[Unedited] Ellen Davis with Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 24 2011 11:59 AM

How we see the world is how we value it, says Ellen Davis. And poetry is a way to rediscover the lost art of being creatures. An hour of learning and slowing down, with the "Mad Farmer" poems of Wendell Berry and a new way to take in the "poetry" of Genes

Paul Raushenbush — Occupying the Gospel [remix]

Thursday, November 17 2011 12:00 PM

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush opens up a hidden but possibly re-emerging influence in the DNA of American Christianity, reaching back to the Social Gospel movement at the turn of the 20th century. And, the Huffington Post religion editor shares what he's lear

[Unedited] Paul Raushenbush with Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 17 2011 11:59 AM

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush opens up a hidden but possibly re-emerging influence in the DNA of American Christianity, reaching back to the Social Gospel movement at the turn of the 20th century. And, the Huffington Post religion editor shares what he's lear

Matthieu Ricard — The Happiest Man in the World [remix]

Thursday, October 27 2011 11:00 AM

A renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher shares his thoughts on the meaning of happiness, and how he understands spirituality as "contemplative science."

[Unedited] Matthieu Ricard with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 27 2011 10:59 AM

A renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher shares his thoughts on the meaning of happiness, and how he understands spirituality as "contemplative science."

Avivah Zornberg — The Genesis of Desire [remix]

Thursday, October 06 2011 11:00 AM

What may one of the great literary teachers of Torah and midrash — the Jewish tradition of reading between the lines of the Bible to uncover hidden layers of meaning — teach us about our own human longings? Hear what happens when she takes on Noah and the

[Unedited] Avivah Zornberg with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 06 2011 10:59 AM

What may one of the great literary teachers of Torah and midrash — the Jewish tradition of reading between the lines of the Bible to uncover hidden layers of meaning — teach us about our own human longings? Hear what happens when she takes on Noah and the

Wangari Maathai — Planting the Future [remix]

Thursday, September 29 2011 11:00 AM

A remarkable Kenyan woman and environmentalist speaks from experience about the links between ecology, human flourishing, war and peace, and democracy. And she shares her thoughts on where God resides.

[Unedited] Wangari Maathai with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 29 2011 10:59 AM

A remarkable Kenyan woman and environmentalist speaks from experience about the links between ecology, human flourishing, war and peace, and democracy. And she shares her thoughts on where God resides.

Sari Nusseibeh — The Evolution of Change [remix]

Thursday, September 15 2011 11:00 AM

We experience a vision of caution and hope planted in a long view of Arab and Palestinian history, culture, and time in Palestinian philosopher Sari Nusseibeh. His personal story is steeped in layers of identity and, as he says, living legend, which shape

[Unedited] Sari Nusseibeh with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 15 2011 10:59 AM

We experience a vision of caution and hope planted in a long view of Arab and Palestinian history, culture, and time in Palestinian philosopher Sari Nusseibeh. His personal story is steeped in layers of identity and, as he says, living legend, which shape

Hendrik Hertzberg, Pankaj Mishra and Serene Jones — Remembering Forward Ten Years after 9/11 [remix]

Thursday, September 08 2011 11:00 AM

In the days and months after 9/11, St. Paul's Chapel became the hub where thousands of volunteers and rescue workers received round-the-clock care. It was a moving setting to explore how 9/11 changed us as a people — and to ponder the inward work of livin

[Unedited] Hendrik Hertzberg, Serene Jones, and Pankaj Mishra with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 08 2011 10:59 AM

In the days and months after 9/11, St. Paul's Chapel became the hub where thousands of volunteers and rescue workers received round-the-clock care. It was a moving setting to explore how 9/11 changed us as a people — and to ponder the inward work of livin

Richard Mouw — Restoring Political Civility: An Evangelical View [remix]

Thursday, August 18 2011 11:00 AM

Richard Mouw challenges his fellow conservative Christians to civility in public discourse. He offers historical as well as spiritual perspective on American Evangelicals' navigation of disagreement, fear, and truth.

[Unedited] Richard Mouw with Krista Tippett (Restoring Political Civility)

Thursday, August 18 2011 10:59 AM

Richard Mouw challenges his fellow conservative Christians to civility in public discourse. He offers historical as well as spiritual perspective on American Evangelicals' navigation of disagreement, fear, and truth.

Frances Kissling — Listening Beyond Life and Choice [remix]

Thursday, August 11 2011 11:00 AM

Frances Kissling is known for her longtime activism on the abortion issue but has devoted her energy more in recent years to real relationship and new conversations across that bitter divide. She's learned, she's written, about the courage to be vulnerabl

[Unedited] Frances Kissling with Krista Tippett (Listening Beyond Life and Choice)

Thursday, August 11 2011 10:59 AM

Frances Kissling is known for her longtime activism on the abortion issue but has devoted her energy more in recent years to real relationship and new conversations across that bitter divide. She's learned, she's written, about the courage to be vulnerabl

Paul Collins and Jennifer Elder — Autism and Humanity [remix]

Thursday, July 14 2011 11:00 AM

One child in every 110 in the U.S. is now diagnosed to be somewhere on the spectrum of autism. We step back from public controversies over causes and cures and explore the mystery and meaning of autism in one family's life, and in history and society. Our

[Unedited] Paul Collins and Jennifer Elder with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 14 2011 10:59 AM

One child in every 110 in the U.S. is now diagnosed to be somewhere on the spectrum of autism. We step back from public controversies over causes and cures and explore the mystery and meaning of autism in one family's life, and in history and society. Our

Amahl Bishara and Nidal Al-Azraq — Pleasure More Than Hope [remix]

Thursday, July 07 2011 11:00 AM

Did you know that the sacred city of Bethlehem lies within the West Bank? And, inside its borders, you'll find something unexpected — a close-knit neighborhood where generations of people have created a new life for themselves. Amahl Bishara and Nidal Al-

[Unedited] Amahl Bishara with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 07 2011 10:59 AM

Did you know that the sacred city of Bethlehem lies within the West Bank? And, inside its borders, you'll find something unexpected — a close-knit neighborhood where generations of people have created a new life for themselves. Amahl Bishara and Nidal Al-

[Unedited] Nidal Al-Azraq with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 07 2011 10:59 AM

Did you know that the sacred city of Bethlehem lies within the West Bank? And, inside its borders, you'll find something unexpected — a close-knit neighborhood where generations of people have created a new life for themselves. Amahl Bishara and Nidal Al-

Anthea Butler and Arlene Sánchez-Walsh — Reviving Sister Aimee [remix]

Thursday, June 09 2011 11:00 AM

A look back at the closest thing the early 20th century may have had to Oprah Winfrey. The flamboyant Pentecostal preacher Aimee Semple McPherson was a multimedia sensation and a powerful female religious leader long before most of Christianity considered

[Unedited] Anthea Butler with Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 09 2011 10:59 AM

A look back at the closest thing the early 20th century may have had to Oprah Winfrey. The flamboyant Pentecostal preacher Aimee Semple McPherson was a multimedia sensation and a powerful female religious leader long before most of Christianity considered

[Unedited] Arlene Sanchez-Walsh with Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 09 2011 10:59 AM

A look back at the closest thing the early 20th century may have had to Oprah Winfrey. The flamboyant Pentecostal preacher Aimee Semple McPherson was a multimedia sensation and a powerful female religious leader long before most of Christianity considered

[Unedited] Margaret Paloma with Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 09 2011 10:59 AM

A look back at the closest thing the early 20th century may have had to Oprah Winfrey. The flamboyant Pentecostal preacher Aimee Semple McPherson was a multimedia sensation and a powerful female religious leader long before most of Christianity considered

Yossi Klein Halevi — Thin Places, Thick Realities [remix]

Thursday, May 12 2011 11:00 AM

A new show from Jerusalem with American-Israeli journalist Yossi Klein Halevi, who says Jerusalem is a place where the essential human story plays itself out with particular intensity.

[Unedited] Yossi Klein Halevi with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 12 2011 10:59 AM

A new show from Jerusalem with American-Israeli journalist Yossi Klein Halevi, who says Jerusalem is a place where the essential human story plays itself out with particular intensity.

Mohammad Darawshe — Children of Both Identities [remix]

Thursday, April 28 2011 11:00 AM

Mohammad Darawshe is Arab with an Israeli passport — a Muslim Palestinian citizen of the Jewish state. Like 20 percent of Israel's population, he is, as he puts it, a child of both identities. He brings an unexpected way of seeing inside the Middle Easter

[Unedited] Mohammad Darawshe with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 28 2011 10:59 AM

Mohammad Darawshe is Arab with an Israeli passport — a Muslim Palestinian citizen of the Jewish state. Like 20 percent of Israel's population, he is, as he puts it, a child of both identities. He brings an unexpected way of seeing inside the Middle Easter

Avivah Zornberg — Exodus, Cargo of Hidden Stories [remix]

Thursday, April 14 2011 11:00 AM

The biblical Exodus story has inspired believers and non-believers, Jews and Christians — and more than a few Hollywood movies. But this is no simple story of heroes and villains; it is a complex picture of the possibilities and ironies of human passion a

[Unedited] Avivah Zornberg with Krista Tippett (Exodus, Cargo of Hidden Stories)

Thursday, April 14 2011 10:59 AM

The biblical Exodus story has inspired believers and non-believers, Jews and Christians — and more than a few Hollywood movies. But this is no simple story of heroes and villains; it is a complex picture of the possibilities and ironies of human passion a

Guy Consolmagno and George Coyne — Asteroids, Stars, and the Love of God [remix]

Thursday, March 10 2011 12:00 PM

Four Jesuits in history have had asteroids named after them. Our guests are the two living astronomers with that distinction. Brother Guy Consolmagno and Father George Coyne study the composition of meteorites and the life and death of stars. They share t

[Unedited] Brother Guy Consolmagno and Father George Coyne with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 10 2011 11:59 AM

Four Jesuits in history have had asteroids named after them. Our guests are the two living astronomers with that distinction. Brother Guy Consolmagno and Father George Coyne study the composition of meteorites and the life and death of stars. They share t

John Polkinghorne — Quarks and Creation [remix]

Thursday, January 13 2011 12:00 PM

Science and religion are often pitted against one another; but how do they complement, rather than contradict, one another? We learn how one man applies the deepest insights of modern physics to think about how the world fundamentally works, and how the u

[Unedited] John Polkinghorne with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 13 2011 11:59 AM

Science and religion are often pitted against one another; but how do they complement, rather than contradict, one another? We learn how one man applies the deepest insights of modern physics to think about how the world fundamentally works, and how the u

Evolving "Faith" [remix]

Thursday, December 30 2010 12:00 PM

At the turn of the year, we look at how American culture's encounter with religious ideas and people has evolved in the past decade — and this radio project with it.

Joe Carter — The Legacy of the African-American Spiritual [remix]

Thursday, December 23 2010 12:00 PM

Born in slavery, the Negro spiritual conveys a generous understanding of the nature of God and of human life. A celebration in word and song — through its hidden meanings, as well as its beauty, lament, and hope.

[Unedited] Joe Carter with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 23 2010 11:59 AM

Born in slavery, the Negro spiritual conveys a generous understanding of the nature of God and of human life. A celebration in word and song — through its hidden meanings, as well as its beauty, lament, and hope.

Darius Rejali — The Long Shadow of Torture [remix]

Thursday, November 04 2010 11:00 AM

One of the world's leading experts on torture, Iranian-American political scientist Darius Rejali discusses, in particular, how democracies change torture and are changed by it. In the wake of Wikileaks revelations about torture in U.S.-occupied Iraq, we

[Unedited] Darius Rejali with Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 04 2010 10:59 AM

One of the world's leading experts on torture, Iranian-American political scientist Darius Rejali discusses, in particular, how democracies change torture and are changed by it. In the wake of Wikileaks revelations about torture in U.S.-occupied Iraq, we

Doris Taylor — Stem Cells, Untold Stories [remix]

Thursday, September 30 2010 11:00 AM

Using stem cells, Doris Taylor brought the heart of a dead animal back to life and might one day revolutionize human organ transplantation. She takes us beyond lightning rod issues and into an unfolding frontier where science is learning how stem cells wo

[Unedited] Doris Taylor with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 30 2010 10:59 AM

Using stem cells, Doris Taylor brought the heart of a dead animal back to life and might one day revolutionize human organ transplantation. She takes us beyond lightning rod issues and into an unfolding frontier where science is learning how stem cells wo

Sharon Brous — Days of Awe [remix]

Thursday, September 02 2010 11:00 AM

We delve into the world and meaning of the Jewish High Holy Days — ten days that span the new year of Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kippur's rituals of atonement. A young rabbi in L.A. is one voice in a Jewish spiritual renaissance that is taking many form

[Unedited] Sharon Brous with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 02 2010 10:59 AM

We delve into the world and meaning of the Jewish High Holy Days — ten days that span the new year of Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kippur's rituals of atonement. A young rabbi in L.A. is one voice in a Jewish spiritual renaissance that is taking many form

Jacqueline Novogratz — A Different Kind of Capitalism [remix]

Thursday, August 19 2010 11:00 AM

The devastation of the Haiti earthquakes and the lack of infrastructure for responding to the disaster have deepened an ongoing debate over foreign aid, international development, and helping the poorest of the world's poor. Jacqueline Novogratz, whose

[Unedited] Jacqueline Novogratz with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 19 2010 10:59 AM

The devastation of the Haiti earthquakes and the lack of infrastructure for responding to the disaster have deepened an ongoing debate over foreign aid, international development, and helping the poorest of the world's poor. Jacqueline Novogratz, whose

Bill McKibben — The Moral Math of Climate Change [remix]

Thursday, August 05 2010 11:00 AM

A conversation about climate change and moral imagination with a leading environmentalist and writer who has been ahead of the curve on this issue since he wrote The End of Nature in 1989. We explore his evolving perspective on human responsib

[Unedited] Bill McKibben with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 05 2010 10:59 AM

A conversation about climate change and moral imagination with a leading environmentalist and writer who has been ahead of the curve on this issue since he wrote The End of Nature in 1989. We explore his evolving perspective on human responsib

Rachel Naomi Remen — Listening Generously [remix]

Thursday, July 29 2010 11:00 AM

Rachel Naomi Remen's lifelong struggle with chronic illness has shaped her philosophy and practice of medicine. She speaks about the art of listening to patients and other physicians, the difference between curing and healing, and how our losses help us t

[Unedited] Rachel Naomi Remen with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 29 2010 10:59 AM

Rachel Naomi Remen's lifelong struggle with chronic illness has shaped her philosophy and practice of medicine. She speaks about the art of listening to patients and other physicians, the difference between curing and healing, and how our losses help us t

Barbara Kingsolver — The Ethics of Eating [remix]

Thursday, July 15 2010 11:00 AM

Kingsolver describes an adventure her family undertook to spend one year eating primarily what they could grow or raise themselves. As a citizen and mother more than an expert, she turned her life towards questions many of us are asking. Food, she says

[Unedited] Barbara Kingsolver with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 15 2010 10:59 AM

Kingsolver describes an adventure her family undertook to spend one year eating primarily what they could grow or raise themselves. As a citizen and mother more than an expert, she turned her life towards questions many of us are asking. Food, she says

Shane Claiborne — A Monastic Revolution [remix]

Thursday, July 01 2010 11:00 AM

Shane Claiborne is a leading spirit in a gathering movement of young people known as the New Monastics. Emerging from the edges of Evangelical Christianity, they are patterning their lives in response to the needs of the poor -- and the detachment they

[Unedited] Shane Claiborne with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 01 2010 10:59 AM

Shane Claiborne is a leading spirit in a gathering movement of young people known as the New Monastics. Emerging from the edges of Evangelical Christianity, they are patterning their lives in response to the needs of the poor -- and the detachment they

Sandy Eisenberg Sasso — The Spirituality of Parenting [remix]

Thursday, June 17 2010 11:00 AM

More and more people in our time are disconnected from religious institutions, at least for part of their lives. Others are religious and find themselves creating a family with a spouse from another tradition or no tradition at all. And the experience of

[Unedited] Sandy Eisenberg Sasso with Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 17 2010 10:59 AM

More and more people in our time are disconnected from religious institutions, at least for part of their lives. Others are religious and find themselves creating a family with a spouse from another tradition or no tradition at all. And the experience of

Andrew Freear — An Architecture of Decency [remix]

Thursday, June 03 2010 11:00 AM

Auburn's Rural Studio in western Alabama draws architectural students into the design and construction of homes and public spaces in some of the poorest counties. They're creating beautiful and economical structures that are not only unique but nurture

[Unedited] Andrew Freear with Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 03 2010 10:59 AM

Auburn's Rural Studio in western Alabama draws architectural students into the design and construction of homes and public spaces in some of the poorest counties. They're creating beautiful and economical structures that are not only unique but nurture

Columba Stewart and Getatchew Haile — Preserving Words and Worlds [remix]

Thursday, May 06 2010 11:00 AM

Saint John's University and Abbey in rural Minnesota houses a monastic library that rescues writings from across the centuries and across the world. There are worlds in this place on palm leaf and papyrus, in microfilm and pixels. And the relevance of the

[Unedited] Fr. Columba Stewart with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 06 2010 10:59 AM

Saint John's University and Abbey in rural Minnesota houses a monastic library that rescues writings from across the centuries and across the world. There are worlds in this place on palm leaf and papyrus, in microfilm and pixels. And the relevance of the

[Unedited] Getatchew Haile with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 06 2010 10:59 AM

Saint John's University and Abbey in rural Minnesota houses a monastic library that rescues writings from across the centuries and across the world. There are worlds in this place on palm leaf and papyrus, in microfilm and pixels. And the relevance of the

Alan Dienstag — Alzheimer's, Memory, and Being [remix]

Thursday, April 22 2010 11:00 AM

Alzheimer's disease has been described as "the great unlearning," a "disease of memory," a "demise of consciousness." But what does it reveal about the nature of human identity? What remains when memory unravels? And how might such insights help Alzheimer

[Unedited] Alan Dienstag with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 22 2010 10:59 AM

Alzheimer's disease has been described as "the great unlearning," a "disease of memory," a "demise of consciousness." But what does it reveal about the nature of human identity? What remains when memory unravels? And how might such insights help Alzheimer

[Unedited] David Shenk with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 22 2010 10:59 AM

Alzheimer's disease has been described as "the great unlearning," a "disease of memory," a "demise of consciousness." But what does it reveal about the nature of human identity? What remains when memory unravels? And how might such insights help Alzheimer

[Unedited] Gisela Webb with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 22 2010 10:59 AM

Alzheimer's disease has been described as "the great unlearning," a "disease of memory," a "demise of consciousness." But what does it reveal about the nature of human identity? What remains when memory unravels? And how might such insights help Alzheimer

Mercedes Doretti — Laying the Dead to Rest [remix]

Thursday, April 15 2010 11:00 AM

With an Argentinean scientist, we explore the human landscape of forensic sciences and its emergence as a tool for human rights. Doretti has unearthed bones and stories of the dead and "the disappeared" in more than 30 countries, including victims of Arge

[Unedited] Mercedes Doretti with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 15 2010 10:59 AM

With an Argentinean scientist, we explore the human landscape of forensic sciences and its emergence as a tool for human rights. Doretti has unearthed bones and stories of the dead and "the disappeared" in more than 30 countries, including victims of Arge

Mayfair Yang — China's Hidden Spiritual Landscape [remix]

Thursday, April 08 2010 11:00 AM

A filmmaker and scholar gives us a parallel story to the ubiquitous news of China's economy and politics. Mayfair Yang discusses the ancient and reemerging traditions of reverence and ritual — revealing background to its approach to Tibet. And, she tel

[Unedited] Mayfair Yang with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 08 2010 10:59 AM

A filmmaker and scholar gives us a parallel story to the ubiquitous news of China's economy and politics. Mayfair Yang discusses the ancient and reemerging traditions of reverence and ritual — revealing background to its approach to Tibet. And, she tel

Dr. Oz — Heart and Soul [remix]

Thursday, March 18 2010 11:00 AM

The word "healing" means "to make whole." But historically, Western medicine has taken a divided view of human health. It has stressed medical treatments of biological ailments. That may be changing. Mehmet Oz, a cardiovascular surgeon, is part of a ne

[Unedited] Mehmet Oz with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 18 2010 10:59 AM

The word "healing" means "to make whole." But historically, Western medicine has taken a divided view of human health. It has stressed medical treatments of biological ailments. That may be changing. Mehmet Oz, a cardiovascular surgeon, is part of a ne

Robert Wright — The Evolution of God [remix]

Thursday, March 04 2010 12:00 PM

Robert Wright charts an intellectual path beyond the faith versus reason debate. He takes a relentlessly logical look at the history of religion, exposing its contradictions. Yet Wright also traces something "revelatory" moving through human history. I

[Unedited] Robert Wright with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 04 2010 11:59 AM

Robert Wright charts an intellectual path beyond the faith versus reason debate. He takes a relentlessly logical look at the history of religion, exposing its contradictions. Yet Wright also traces something "revelatory" moving through human history. I

Freeman Dyson and Paul Davies — Einstein's God [remix]

Thursday, February 25 2010 12:00 PM

Part two of this series delves into Einstein's Jewish identity, his passionate engagement around issues of war and race, and modern extensions of his ethical and scientific perspectives.

[Unedited] Paul Davies with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 25 2010 11:59 AM

Part two of this series delves into Einstein's Jewish identity, his passionate engagement around issues of war and race, and modern extensions of his ethical and scientific perspectives.

[Unedited] Freeman Dyson with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 25 2010 11:59 AM

Part two of this series delves into Einstein's Jewish identity, his passionate engagement around issues of war and race, and modern extensions of his ethical and scientific perspectives.

[Unedited] Priyamvada Natarajan With Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 25 2010 11:59 AM

Part two of this series delves into Einstein's Jewish identity, his passionate engagement around issues of war and race, and modern extensions of his ethical and scientific perspectives.

E. Ethelbert Miller — Black & Universal [remix]

Thursday, February 11 2010 12:00 PM

A poet and self-described literary activist, E. Ethelbert Miller attended Howard University in 1968 — the age in which Black Power was finding its voice. He has remained there ever since, observing and making sense of the trajectory of black history an

[Unedited] E. Ethelbert Miller with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 11 2010 11:59 AM

A poet and self-described literary activist, E. Ethelbert Miller attended Howard University in 1968 — the age in which Black Power was finding its voice. He has remained there ever since, observing and making sense of the trajectory of black history an

Ed Husain — Reflections of a Former Islamist Extremist [remix]

Thursday, January 14 2010 12:00 PM

British activist Ed Husain was seduced, at the age of 16, by revolutionary Islamist ideals that flourished at the heart of educated British culture. Yet he later shrank back from radicalism after coming close to a murder and watching people he loved becom

[Unedited] Ed Husain with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 14 2010 11:59 AM

British activist Ed Husain was seduced, at the age of 16, by revolutionary Islamist ideals that flourished at the heart of educated British culture. Yet he later shrank back from radicalism after coming close to a murder and watching people he loved becom

Anoushka Shankar, Stephen Mitchell, and Roberta Bondi — Approaching Prayer [remix]

Thursday, December 31 2009 12:00 PM

Americans are religious and non-religious, devout and irreverent. But in astonishing numbers, across that spectrum, most of us say that we pray. We explore the subject of prayer, how it sounds, and what it means in three different traditions and lives.

[Unedited] Anoushka Shankar with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 31 2009 11:59 AM

Americans are religious and non-religious, devout and irreverent. But in astonishing numbers, across that spectrum, most of us say that we pray. We explore the subject of prayer, how it sounds, and what it means in three different traditions and lives.

[Unedited] Roberta Bondi with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 31 2009 11:59 AM

Americans are religious and non-religious, devout and irreverent. But in astonishing numbers, across that spectrum, most of us say that we pray. We explore the subject of prayer, how it sounds, and what it means in three different traditions and lives.

[Unedited] Stephen Mitchell with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 31 2009 11:59 AM

Americans are religious and non-religious, devout and irreverent. But in astonishing numbers, across that spectrum, most of us say that we pray. We explore the subject of prayer, how it sounds, and what it means in three different traditions and lives.

Karen Armstrong — Freelance Monotheism [remix]

Thursday, November 05 2009 12:00 PM

Karen Armstrong speaks about her progression from a disillusioned and damaged young nun into, in her words, a "freelance monotheist." She's a formidable thinker and scholar, but as a theologian she calls herself an amateur — noting that the Latin root of

[Unedited] Karen Armstrong with Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 05 2009 11:59 AM

Karen Armstrong speaks about her progression from a disillusioned and damaged young nun into, in her words, a "freelance monotheist." She's a formidable thinker and scholar, but as a theologian she calls herself an amateur — noting that the Latin root of

Malka Haya Fenyvesi and Aziza Hasan — Curiosity Over Assumptions [remix]

Thursday, October 15 2009 11:00 AM

We shine a light on two young leaders of a new generation of grassroots Muslim-Jewish encounter in Los Angeles. They're innovating templates of practical relationship that work with reality, acknowledge questions and conflict, yet resolve not to be enemie

[Unedited] Malka Haya Fenyvesi and Aziza Hasan with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 15 2009 10:59 AM

We shine a light on two young leaders of a new generation of grassroots Muslim-Jewish encounter in Los Angeles. They're innovating templates of practical relationship that work with reality, acknowledge questions and conflict, yet resolve not to be enemie

Eckhart Tolle — The Power of Now [remix]

Thursday, October 08 2009 11:00 AM

One of today's most influential spiritual teachers shares his youthful experience of depression and despair — suffering that led him to his own spiritual breakthrough, and ultimately, freedom and peace of mind. He also explicates his view of what he calls

[Unedited] Eckhart Tolle With Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 08 2009 10:59 AM

One of today's most influential spiritual teachers shares his youthful experience of depression and despair — suffering that led him to his own spiritual breakthrough, and ultimately, freedom and peace of mind. He also explicates his view of what he calls

David Treuer — Language and Meaning, an Ojibwe Story [remix]

Thursday, October 01 2009 11:00 AM

Language is a carrier of human identity. It is a vehicle by which we understand and express our very sense of self. Novelist and translator David Treuer is helping to compile the first practical grammar of the Ojibwe language. He describes an unfolding ex

[Unedited] David Treuer with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 01 2009 10:59 AM

Language is a carrier of human identity. It is a vehicle by which we understand and express our very sense of self. Novelist and translator David Treuer is helping to compile the first practical grammar of the Ojibwe language. He describes an unfolding ex

Living Islam [remix]

Thursday, September 24 2009 11:00 AM

Nine Muslims, in their own words, reveal a creative convergence of Islamic spirituality and American identity that is unfolding, largely unnoticed, in the United States. A lawyer turned playwright, a teacher who's a lesbian, a retired federal prosecutor —

Binyavanga Wainaina — The Ethics of Aid: One Kenyan's Perspective [remix]

Thursday, August 27 2009 11:00 AM

We explore the complex ethics of global aid with a young writer from Kenya, Binyavanga Wainaina. He is among a rising generation of African voices who bring a cautionary perspective to the morality and efficacy behind many Western initiatives to abolish p

[Unedited] Binyavanga Wainaina With Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 27 2009 10:59 AM

We explore the complex ethics of global aid with a young writer from Kenya, Binyavanga Wainaina. He is among a rising generation of African voices who bring a cautionary perspective to the morality and efficacy behind many Western initiatives to abolish p

Mary Doria Russell — The Novelist as God [remix]

Thursday, August 20 2009 11:00 AM

Our guest has grappled with large moral and religious questions on and off the page. We discover what she discerned -- in the act of creating a new universe -- about God and about dilemmas of evil, doubt, and free will. The ultimate moral of any life and

[Unedited] Mary Doria Russell With Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 20 2009 10:59 AM

Our guest has grappled with large moral and religious questions on and off the page. We discover what she discerned -- in the act of creating a new universe -- about God and about dilemmas of evil, doubt, and free will. The ultimate moral of any life and

David Brooks and E.J. Dionne — Obama's Theologian: Reinhold Niebuhr and the American Present [remix]

Thursday, August 13 2009 11:00 AM

President Obama has cited Reinhold Niebuhr's teachings as significant in shaping his ideas about politics and governance. In a public conversation, we discuss the great public theologian's legacy and ideas — and what influence they may play in the future

[Unedited] David Brooks And E.J. Dionne With Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 13 2009 10:59 AM

President Obama has cited Reinhold Niebuhr's teachings as significant in shaping his ideas about politics and governance. In a public conversation, we discuss the great public theologian's legacy and ideas — and what influence they may play in the future

James Prosek — Fishing with Mystery [remix]

Thursday, August 06 2009 11:00 AM

James Prosek is an artist, fly-fisher, author, and environmental activist who has always, as he puts it, found God "through the theater of nature." From a young age he has been fascinated by trout and now eel - which he sees as "mystical creatures" - and

[Unedited] James Prosek With Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 06 2009 10:59 AM

James Prosek is an artist, fly-fisher, author, and environmental activist who has always, as he puts it, found God "through the theater of nature." From a young age he has been fascinated by trout and now eel - which he sees as "mystical creatures" - and

Repossessing Virtue: Wise Voices from Religion, Science, Industry, and the Arts [remix]

Thursday, July 30 2009 11:00 AM

As the global economic crisis began to unfold this past fall, we wanted to respond immediately, in our way. We began to conduct an online conversation parallel to but distinct from our culture's more sustained focus on economic scenarios. For in each of o

[Unedited] Rachel Naomi Remen (On Repossessing Virtue: Economic Crisis as Spiritual Journey)

Thursday, July 30 2009 10:59 AM

As the global economic crisis began to unfold this past fall, we wanted to respond immediately, in our way. We began to conduct an online conversation parallel to but distinct from our culture's more sustained focus on economic scenarios. For in each of o

[Unedited] Prabhu Guptara with Krista Tippett (On Repossessing Virtue)

Thursday, July 30 2009 10:59 AM

As the global economic crisis began to unfold this past fall, we wanted to respond immediately, in our way. We began to conduct an online conversation parallel to but distinct from our culture's more sustained focus on economic scenarios. For in each of o

[Unedited] Sharon Salzberg with Krista Tippett (On Repossessing Virtue)

Thursday, July 30 2009 10:59 AM

As the global economic crisis began to unfold this past fall, we wanted to respond immediately, in our way. We began to conduct an online conversation parallel to but distinct from our culture's more sustained focus on economic scenarios. For in each of o

[Unedited] Martin Marty with Krista Tippett (On Repossessing Virtue: Trust in Uncertain Times)

Thursday, July 30 2009 10:59 AM

As the global economic crisis began to unfold this past fall, we wanted to respond immediately, in our way. We began to conduct an online conversation parallel to but distinct from our culture's more sustained focus on economic scenarios. For in each of o

[Unedited] Esther Sternberg with Krista Tippett (On the Economic Crisis in Biological Terms)

Thursday, July 30 2009 10:59 AM

As the global economic crisis began to unfold this past fall, we wanted to respond immediately, in our way. We began to conduct an online conversation parallel to but distinct from our culture's more sustained focus on economic scenarios. For in each of o

[Unedited] Anchee Min with Krista Tippett (Repossessing Virtue: Repairing the American Individual)

Thursday, July 30 2009 10:59 AM

As the global economic crisis began to unfold this past fall, we wanted to respond immediately, in our way. We began to conduct an online conversation parallel to but distinct from our culture's more sustained focus on economic scenarios. For in each of o

[Unedited] Majora Carter with Krista Tippett (Repossessing Virtue: Being More Deliberately Joyful)

Thursday, July 30 2009 10:59 AM

As the global economic crisis began to unfold this past fall, we wanted to respond immediately, in our way. We began to conduct an online conversation parallel to but distinct from our culture's more sustained focus on economic scenarios. For in each of o

Parker Palmer — Repossessing Virtue: Economic Crisis, Morality, and Meaning [remix]

Thursday, July 23 2009 11:00 AM

We explore human and spiritual aspects of economic downturn with a wise public intellectual of our time, the Quaker author and educator Parker Palmer. He works with people from all walks of life at the intersection of spiritual, professional, and social c

[Unedited] Parker Palmer With Krista Tippett (On Repossessing Virtue)

Thursday, July 23 2009 10:59 AM

We explore human and spiritual aspects of economic downturn with a wise public intellectual of our time, the Quaker author and educator Parker Palmer. He works with people from all walks of life at the intersection of spiritual, professional, and social c

Diane Winston — TV and Parables of Our Time [remix]

Thursday, July 16 2009 11:00 AM

Diane Winston appreciates good television, studies it, and brings many of its creators into her religion and media classes at the University of Southern California. In what some have called a renaissance in television drama, we examine how TV is helping u

[Unedited] Diane Winston with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 16 2009 10:59 AM

Diane Winston appreciates good television, studies it, and brings many of its creators into her religion and media classes at the University of Southern California. In what some have called a renaissance in television drama, we examine how TV is helping u

Paul Zak — The Science of Trust: Economics and Virtue [remix]

Thursday, July 09 2009 11:00 AM

In a few breathtaking months, we've culturally moved from seeing Wall Street as an icon of thriving civil society to discussing its workings with book titles like House of Cards and Animal Spirits. As part of our ongoing Repossessing Virtue series, we loo

[Unedited] Paul Zak with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 09 2009 10:59 AM

In a few breathtaking months, we've culturally moved from seeing Wall Street as an icon of thriving civil society to discussing its workings with book titles like House of Cards and Animal Spirits. As part of our ongoing Repossessing Virtue series, we loo

Joshua DuBois — Obama's Faith-Based Office [remix]

Thursday, May 28 2009 11:00 AM

The very words "faith-based" became controversial during the Bush administration, yet Barack Obama has retained the faith-based centers in 11 federal agencies that his predecessor created. And within weeks of assuming the presidency, he announced priority

[Unedited] Joshua DuBois With Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 28 2009 10:59 AM

The very words "faith-based" became controversial during the Bush administration, yet Barack Obama has retained the faith-based centers in 11 federal agencies that his predecessor created. And within weeks of assuming the presidency, he announced priority

Vali Nasr — The Sunni-Shia Divide and the Future of Islam [remix]

Thursday, May 21 2009 11:00 AM

We seek fresh insight into the history and the human and religious dynamics of Islam's Sunni-Shia divide. Our guest says that it is not so different from dynamics in periods of Western Christian history. But he says that by bringing the majority Shia to p

[Unedited] Vali Nasr with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 21 2009 10:59 AM

We seek fresh insight into the history and the human and religious dynamics of Islam's Sunni-Shia divide. Our guest says that it is not so different from dynamics in periods of Western Christian history. But he says that by bringing the majority Shia to p

Repossessing Virtue: Living Differently, Beyond Economic Crisis [remix]

Thursday, May 14 2009 11:00 AM

We're bringing the voices of our listeners into the conversation we've been building online and on-air since the economic downturn began last year. Many are grappling with the shame that comes in American culture with the loss of a job, and many are seeki

Parker Palmer, Andrew Solomon, and Anita Barrows — The Soul in Depression [remix]

Thursday, February 26 2009 12:00 PM

One in ten Americans, and even more dramatically, about one in four women, will experience clinical depression at some point in their lives. We take an intimate look at the spiritual dimensions of this illness and its aftermath.

[Unedited] Parker Palmer With Krista Tippett (On The Soul In Depression)

Thursday, February 26 2009 11:59 AM

One in ten Americans, and even more dramatically, about one in four women, will experience clinical depression at some point in their lives. We take an intimate look at the spiritual dimensions of this illness and its aftermath.

[Unedited] Andrew Solomon With Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 26 2009 11:59 AM

One in ten Americans, and even more dramatically, about one in four women, will experience clinical depression at some point in their lives. We take an intimate look at the spiritual dimensions of this illness and its aftermath.

[Unedited] Anita Barrows With Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 26 2009 11:59 AM

One in ten Americans, and even more dramatically, about one in four women, will experience clinical depression at some point in their lives. We take an intimate look at the spiritual dimensions of this illness and its aftermath.

James Moore — Evolution and Wonder: Understanding Charles Darwin [remix]

Thursday, February 05 2009 12:00 PM

We'll take a fresh and thought-provoking look at Darwin's life and ideas. He did not argue against God but against a simple understanding of the world — its beauty, its brutality, and its unfolding creation.

[Unedited] James Moore with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 05 2009 11:59 AM

We'll take a fresh and thought-provoking look at Darwin's life and ideas. He did not argue against God but against a simple understanding of the world — its beauty, its brutality, and its unfolding creation.

Pankaj Mishra — The Buddha in the World [remix]

Thursday, January 22 2009 12:00 PM

A few years ago, journalist Pankaj Mishra pursued the social relevance of the Buddha's thought across India and Europe, Afghanistan and America. He emerged with a startling critique of Western political economy that is even more resonant today as he pursu

[Unedited] Pankaj Mishra With Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 22 2009 11:59 AM

A few years ago, journalist Pankaj Mishra pursued the social relevance of the Buddha's thought across India and Europe, Afghanistan and America. He emerged with a startling critique of Western political economy that is even more resonant today as he pursu

[Unedited] Pankaj Mishra On The Backdrop Of The Buddha

Thursday, January 22 2009 11:59 AM

A few years ago, journalist Pankaj Mishra pursued the social relevance of the Buddha's thought across India and Europe, Afghanistan and America. He emerged with a startling critique of Western political economy that is even more resonant today as he pursu

Jennifer Michael Hecht — A History of Doubt [remix]

Thursday, January 08 2009 12:00 PM

Poet and historian Jennifer Michael Hecht says that as a scholar she always noticed the "shadow history" of doubt out of the corner of her eye. She shows how non-belief, skepticism, and doubt have paralleled and at times shaped the world's great religious

Unedited Interview with Jennifer Michael Hecht

Thursday, January 08 2009 11:59 AM

Poet and historian Jennifer Michael Hecht says that as a scholar she always noticed the "shadow history" of doubt out of the corner of her eye. She shows how non-belief, skepticism, and doubt have paralleled and at times shaped the world's great religious

Robert Coles — The Inner Lives of Children [remix]

Thursday, January 01 2009 12:00 PM

Psychiatrist Robert Coles has spent his career exploring the inner lives of children. He says children are witnesses to the fullness of our humanity; they are keenly attuned to the darkness as well as the light of life; and they can teach us about living

[Unedited] Robert Coles With Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 01 2009 11:59 AM

Psychiatrist Robert Coles has spent his career exploring the inner lives of children. He says children are witnesses to the fullness of our humanity; they are keenly attuned to the darkness as well as the light of life; and they can teach us about living

Studs Terkel — Life, Faith, and Death [remix]

Thursday, November 13 2008 12:00 PM

We remember Studs Terkel, who recently died at the age of 96. The legendary interviewer chronicled decades of ordinary life and tumultuous change in U.S. culture. We visited him in his Chicago home in 2004 and drew out his wisdom and warmth on large exist

[Unedited] Studs Terkel with Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 13 2008 11:59 AM

We remember Studs Terkel, who recently died at the age of 96. The legendary interviewer chronicled decades of ordinary life and tumultuous change in U.S. culture. We visited him in his Chicago home in 2004 and drew out his wisdom and warmth on large exist

Steven Waldman — Liberating the Founders [remix]

Thursday, October 30 2008 11:00 AM

Americans remain divided about how much religion they want in their political life. As we elect a new president, we return to an evocative, relevant conversation from earlier this year with journalist Steven Waldman. From his unusual study of the American

[Unedited] Steven Waldman with Krista Tippett (On Liberating the Founders)

Thursday, October 30 2008 10:59 AM

Americans remain divided about how much religion they want in their political life. As we elect a new president, we return to an evocative, relevant conversation from earlier this year with journalist Steven Waldman. From his unusual study of the American

Vashti McKenzie — African American, Woman, Leader [remix]

Thursday, October 23 2008 11:00 AM

The current U.S. presidential election has illustrated how gender, race, and religion can become lightning rods, and may be seen as potential stumbling blocks to leadership. Vashti McKenzie is a pioneering figure on all these fronts. When she became the f

[Unedited] Vashti McKenzie with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 23 2008 10:59 AM

The current U.S. presidential election has illustrated how gender, race, and religion can become lightning rods, and may be seen as potential stumbling blocks to leadership. Vashti McKenzie is a pioneering figure on all these fronts. When she became the f

Rod Dreher — The Faith Life of the Party: Part II, The Right [remix]

Thursday, October 09 2008 11:00 AM

The second part of our examination of religious energies below the surface of the 2008 presidential campaign. Conservative columnist Rod Dreher is an outspoken critic of mainstream Republican economic and environmental ideas and the conduct of the Iraq wa

[Unedited] Rod Dreher with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 09 2008 10:59 AM

The second part of our examination of religious energies below the surface of the 2008 presidential campaign. Conservative columnist Rod Dreher is an outspoken critic of mainstream Republican economic and environmental ideas and the conduct of the Iraq wa

Amy Sullivan — The Faith Life of the Party: Part I, The Left [remix]

Thursday, October 02 2008 11:00 AM

The Religious Right has gotten a fair amount of coverage in recent years, while the political Left has rarely been represented with a religious sensibility. Our guest, a national correspondent for Time magazine is a political liberal and an Evangelical Ch

[Unedited] Amy Sullivan with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 02 2008 10:59 AM

The Religious Right has gotten a fair amount of coverage in recent years, while the political Left has rarely been represented with a religious sensibility. Our guest, a national correspondent for Time magazine is a political liberal and an Evangelical Ch

Mel Robeck — Spiritual Tidal Wave: The Origins and Impact of Pentecostalism [remix]

Thursday, September 18 2008 11:00 AM

The birth of the Pentecostal movement began 100 years ago on Azusa Street in Los Angeles. We'll be taking our show on the road to cover this global gathering and revival that is reshaping Christianity, culture, and politics worldwide.

[Unedited] Cecil M. Robeck, Jr. With Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 18 2008 10:59 AM

The birth of the Pentecostal movement began 100 years ago on Azusa Street in Los Angeles. We'll be taking our show on the road to cover this global gathering and revival that is reshaping Christianity, culture, and politics worldwide.

Krista's Unedited Interview with Arlene Sanchez-Walsh

Thursday, September 18 2008 10:59 AM

The birth of the Pentecostal movement began 100 years ago on Azusa Street in Los Angeles. We'll be taking our show on the road to cover this global gathering and revival that is reshaping Christianity, culture, and politics worldwide.

Esther Sternberg — Stress and the Balance Within [remix]

Thursday, September 04 2008 11:00 AM

The American experience of stress has spawned a multi-billion dollar self-help industry. Wary of this, Esther Sternberg says that, until recently, modern science did not have the tools or the inclination to take emotional stress seriously. She shares fasc

[Unedited] Esther Sternberg With Krista Tippett (On Stress And The Balance Within)

Thursday, September 04 2008 10:59 AM

The American experience of stress has spawned a multi-billion dollar self-help industry. Wary of this, Esther Sternberg says that, until recently, modern science did not have the tools or the inclination to take emotional stress seriously. She shares fasc

Rick and Kay Warren — At Saddleback [remix]

Thursday, August 21 2008 11:00 AM

In this program we revisit a 2007 conversation with evangelical leaders Rick and Kay Warren — exploring where they came from and what motivates them. Rick Warren hosted the first post-primary joint appearance of Barack Obama and John McCain at his Saddleb

Jonathan Greenblatt — The Business of Doing Good [remix]

Thursday, July 31 2008 11:00 AM

The news has been marked in recent years, at regular intervals, by the moral and practical downfall of prominent businesses. Jonathan Greenblatt is among a new generation of entrepreneurs who want to lead a fundamental shift in corporate culture as well a

[Unedited] Jonathan Greenblatt with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 31 2008 10:59 AM

The news has been marked in recent years, at regular intervals, by the moral and practical downfall of prominent businesses. Jonathan Greenblatt is among a new generation of entrepreneurs who want to lead a fundamental shift in corporate culture as well a

Adrian Ivakhiv — Pagans, Ancient and Modern [remix]

Thursday, June 12 2008 11:00 AM

An environmentalist who pursued the ecological impulse of Paganism, from its ancient roots to its modern revival in Europe and North America, discusses his observations about the spirit of Paganism and its influence on everyday Western culture — and even

[Unedited] Adrian Ivakhiv with Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 12 2008 10:59 AM

An environmentalist who pursued the ecological impulse of Paganism, from its ancient roots to its modern revival in Europe and North America, discusses his observations about the spirit of Paganism and its influence on everyday Western culture — and even

Susan Cheever and Kevin Griffen — The Spirituality of Addiction and Recovery [remix]

Thursday, May 15 2008 11:00 AM

Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson once said that the program he helped create is, "utter simplicity which encases a complete mystery." Our guests reflect on the Twelve Steps and how they resonate in their personal stories and in Buddhist and Chr

[Unedited] Susan Cheever with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 15 2008 10:59 AM

Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson once said that the program he helped create is, "utter simplicity which encases a complete mystery." Our guests reflect on the Twelve Steps and how they resonate in their personal stories and in Buddhist and Chr

[Unedited] Kevin Griffen with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 15 2008 10:59 AM

Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson once said that the program he helped create is, "utter simplicity which encases a complete mystery." Our guests reflect on the Twelve Steps and how they resonate in their personal stories and in Buddhist and Chr

[Unedited] Betty Davis-Reynolds with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 15 2008 10:59 AM

Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson once said that the program he helped create is, "utter simplicity which encases a complete mystery." Our guests reflect on the Twelve Steps and how they resonate in their personal stories and in Buddhist and Chr

[Unedited] James Nelson with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 15 2008 10:59 AM

Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson once said that the program he helped create is, "utter simplicity which encases a complete mystery." Our guests reflect on the Twelve Steps and how they resonate in their personal stories and in Buddhist and Chr

The Beauty and Challenge of Being Catholic: Hearing the Faithful [remix]

Thursday, May 01 2008 11:00 AM

We received hundreds of essays in response to our query about what anchors and unsettles our Catholic audience. So we asked some of you to speak about your tradition. The moving reflections we heard prompted us to depart from our usual format and bring yo

[Unedited] Fr. Donald Senior With Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 01 2008 10:59 AM

We received hundreds of essays in response to our query about what anchors and unsettles our Catholic audience. So we asked some of you to speak about your tradition. The moving reflections we heard prompted us to depart from our usual format and bring yo

[Unedited] Sister Katarina Schuth With Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 01 2008 10:59 AM

We received hundreds of essays in response to our query about what anchors and unsettles our Catholic audience. So we asked some of you to speak about your tradition. The moving reflections we heard prompted us to depart from our usual format and bring yo

Charles Colson, Greg Boyd, and Shane Claiborne — Evangelical Politics: Three Generations [remix]

Thursday, April 17 2008 11:00 AM

A passionate discussion is unfolding in public and in private among Evangelical leaders and communities. Should Christians be involved in politics and if so, how? What has gone wrong, and what has been learned from the Moral Majority up until now. In this

[Unedited] Charles Colson, Greg Boyd, and Shane Claiborne with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 17 2008 10:59 AM

A passionate discussion is unfolding in public and in private among Evangelical leaders and communities. Should Christians be involved in politics and if so, how? What has gone wrong, and what has been learned from the Moral Majority up until now. In this

Greg Epstein — Exploring a New Humanism [remix]

Thursday, March 27 2008 11:00 AM

In a recent Pew poll, 16 percent of Americans identified themselves as "unaffiliated" — atheist, agnostic, or most prominently "nothing in particular." Greg Epstein, a Humanist chaplain at Harvard, described himself that way until he discovered the tradit

Ingrid Mattson — A New Voice for Islam [remix]

Thursday, March 06 2008 12:00 PM

Ingrid Mattson, the first woman and first convert to lead the Islamic Society of North America, describes her experience of Islamic spirituality, which she discovered in her twenties after a Catholic upbringing. We probe her unusual perspective on a tumul

[Unedited] Ingrid Mattson With Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 06 2008 11:59 AM

Ingrid Mattson, the first woman and first convert to lead the Islamic Society of North America, describes her experience of Islamic spirituality, which she discovered in her twenties after a Catholic upbringing. We probe her unusual perspective on a tumul

Krista Tippett — Remembering Forward [remix]

Thursday, January 31 2008 12:00 PM

Before a live audience at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, Krista reads from her book, "Speaking of Faith." She traces the intersection of human experience and religious ideas in her own life, just as she asks her guests to do.

[Unedited] Krista Tippett — Remembering Forward

Thursday, January 31 2008 11:59 AM

Before a live audience at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, Krista reads from her book, "Speaking of Faith." She traces the intersection of human experience and religious ideas in her own life, just as she asks her guests to do.

Robert Millet — Inside Mormon Faith [remix]

Thursday, January 24 2008 12:00 PM

Americans have been hearing a lot about Mormonism in the context of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. But much of the public discussion of this faith of 13 million people has focused on controversies in the church's history. We'll avoid well-trodden gr

[Unedited] Robert Millet With Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 24 2008 11:59 AM

Americans have been hearing a lot about Mormonism in the context of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. But much of the public discussion of this faith of 13 million people has focused on controversies in the church's history. We'll avoid well-trodden gr

Cal DeWitt and Majora Carter — Discovering Where We Live: Reimagining Environmentalism [remix]

Thursday, January 17 2008 12:00 PM

Environmentalism and climate change are hot topics; yet they're still often imagined as the territory of scientists, expert activists, and those who can afford to be environmentally conscious. We discover two people who are transforming the ecology of the

[Unedited] Cal DeWitt With Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 17 2008 11:59 AM

Environmentalism and climate change are hot topics; yet they're still often imagined as the territory of scientists, expert activists, and those who can afford to be environmentally conscious. We discover two people who are transforming the ecology of the

Unedited Interview with Majora Carter

Thursday, January 17 2008 11:59 AM

Environmentalism and climate change are hot topics; yet they're still often imagined as the territory of scientists, expert activists, and those who can afford to be environmentally conscious. We discover two people who are transforming the ecology of the

Douglas Johnston — Diplomacy and Religion in the 21st Century [remix]

Thursday, January 03 2008 12:00 PM

The greatest threat in the post-Cold War world, says Douglas Johnston, is the prospective marriage of religious extremism with weapons of mass destruction. Yet the U.S. spends most of its time, resources, and weapons fighting the symptoms of this threat,

[Unedited] Douglas Johnston with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 03 2008 11:59 AM

The greatest threat in the post-Cold War world, says Douglas Johnston, is the prospective marriage of religious extremism with weapons of mass destruction. Yet the U.S. spends most of its time, resources, and weapons fighting the symptoms of this threat,

Rick and Kay Warren — The New Evangelical Leaders, Part II [remix]

Thursday, December 06 2007 12:00 PM

The second program in our series on guiding figures in what some are calling the "post Religious Right era." This program's guests are conservative Evangelicals who are increasingly being watched by a new generation of Christian and secular leaders. They

[Unedited] Rick and Kay Warren with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 06 2007 11:59 AM

The second program in our series on guiding figures in what some are calling the "post Religious Right era." This program's guests are conservative Evangelicals who are increasingly being watched by a new generation of Christian and secular leaders. They

Jim Wallis — The New Evangelical Leaders, Part I

Thursday, November 29 2007 12:00 PM

The first in a two-part series on influential leaders who are reshaping Evangelical Christianity from within progressive and conservative circles.

[Unedited] Jim Wallis With Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 29 2007 11:59 AM

The first in a two-part series on influential leaders who are reshaping Evangelical Christianity from within progressive and conservative circles.

Varadaraja V. Raman — The Heart's Reason: Hinduism and Science [remix]

Thursday, November 22 2007 12:00 PM

U.S. culture's clash between religion and science is almost exclusively driven by Christian instincts and arguments. Hindu physicist V.V. Raman offers another view of religion, the universe, and the complementarity of the questions of science and fait

[Unedited] Varadaraja V. Raman With Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 22 2007 11:59 AM

U.S. culture's clash between religion and science is almost exclusively driven by Christian instincts and arguments. Hindu physicist V.V. Raman offers another view of religion, the universe, and the complementarity of the questions of science and fait

Nathan Dungan — Money and Moral Balance [remix]

Thursday, November 08 2007 12:00 PM

The sales are starting, the stores are open late, and many of us are gearing up to spend more money than we actually have in a holiday season with deep roots in religion. We explore the turmoil many of us experience with money in our day-to-day lives — an

Ingrid Jordt — Burma: Buddhism and Power

Thursday, November 01 2007 11:00 AM

A look inside the spiritual culture of Burma, exploring the meaning of monks taking to the streets there in September, the way in which religion and military rule are intertwined, and how Buddhism remains a force in and beyond the current crisis.

[Unedited] Ingrid Jordt With Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 01 2007 10:59 AM

A look inside the spiritual culture of Burma, exploring the meaning of monks taking to the streets there in September, the way in which religion and military rule are intertwined, and how Buddhism remains a force in and beyond the current crisis.

Paul Elie, Jean Bethke Elshtain, and Robin Lovin — Moral Man and Immoral Society: Rediscovering Reinhold Niebuhr [remix]

Thursday, October 25 2007 11:00 AM

We explore the ideas and present-day relevance of 20th century theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, an influential, boundary-crossing voice in American public life. Niebuhr created the term "Christian realism:" a middle path between religious idealism and arrogan

Harvey Cox, Jr. — Beyond the Atheism-Religion Divide

Thursday, October 18 2007 11:00 AM

In 1965, a young Harvard professor became the best-selling voice of secularism in America with his book "The Secular City." He sees the old thinking in the "new atheism" of figures like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens.

Sister Joan Chittister — Obedience and Action [remix]

Thursday, October 04 2007 11:00 AM

In over 50 years as a Benedictine nun, Sister Joan Chittister has emerged as a powerful and uncomfortable voice in Roman Catholicism and in global politics. If women were ordained in the Catholic Church in our lifetime, some say, Joan Chittister would be

[Unedited] Sister Joan Chittister With Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 04 2007 10:59 AM

In over 50 years as a Benedictine nun, Sister Joan Chittister has emerged as a powerful and uncomfortable voice in Roman Catholicism and in global politics. If women were ordained in the Catholic Church in our lifetime, some say, Joan Chittister would be

Anchee Min — Surviving the Religion of Mao [remix]

Thursday, September 13 2007 11:00 AM

Author Anchee Min has won acclaim for her memoir of growing up in China under Mao Zedong. She's also written several works of fiction in which she explores the human hunger to survive against extreme social brutality. In this conversation, Anchee Min tell

[Unedited] Anchee Min With Krista Tippett (On Surviving The Religion Of Mao)

Thursday, September 13 2007 10:59 AM

Author Anchee Min has won acclaim for her memoir of growing up in China under Mao Zedong. She's also written several works of fiction in which she explores the human hunger to survive against extreme social brutality. In this conversation, Anchee Min tell

Eboo Patel — Religious Passion, Pluralism, and the Young [remix]

Thursday, August 16 2007 11:00 AM

A 30-year-old, Indian-American Muslim and former Rhodes Scholar is setting out to change the way young people relate to their own religious traditions and those of others. Al-Quaeda is the most effective youth program in the world, he says, and we neglect

[Unedited] Eboo Patel With Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 16 2007 10:59 AM

A 30-year-old, Indian-American Muslim and former Rhodes Scholar is setting out to change the way young people relate to their own religious traditions and those of others. Al-Quaeda is the most effective youth program in the world, he says, and we neglect

Jo Anne Horstmann — L'Arche: A Community of Brokenness and Beauty [remix]

Thursday, August 02 2007 11:00 AM

Forty years ago in France, philosopher Jean Vanier founded an international movement, L'Arche. The L'Arche community in Clinton, Iowa is part of this movement — people of faith living and worshipping alongside developmentally handicapped adults. There are

Manuel Vasquez — Latino Migrations and the Changing Face of Religion in the Americas [remix]

Thursday, July 26 2007 11:00 AM

Vásquez believes that in the global age, religious dynamics may have a boomerang effect across the Americas with dramatic consequences. We explore how religion will shape the increasing Hispanic population and how religion itself might be changed.

[Unedited] Marie Friedmann Marquardt With Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 26 2007 10:59 AM

Vásquez believes that in the global age, religious dynamics may have a boomerang effect across the Americas with dramatic consequences. We explore how religion will shape the increasing Hispanic population and how religion itself might be changed.

[Unedited] Manuel A. Vasquez With Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 26 2007 10:59 AM

Vásquez believes that in the global age, religious dynamics may have a boomerang effect across the Americas with dramatic consequences. We explore how religion will shape the increasing Hispanic population and how religion itself might be changed.

Elliot Dorff and Luke Timothy Johnson — Marriage, Family, and Divorce [remix]

Thursday, July 05 2007 11:00 AM

American ideals and rituals of marriage, family, and divorce are infused with biblical messages. But what does the Bible really say, and how has it been taught across the centuries as the institution of marriage has changed dramatically and often? A rabbi

[Unedited] Elliot Dorff With Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 05 2007 10:59 AM

American ideals and rituals of marriage, family, and divorce are infused with biblical messages. But what does the Bible really say, and how has it been taught across the centuries as the institution of marriage has changed dramatically and often? A rabbi

[Unedited] Luke Timothy Johnson With Krista Tippett (On Marriage, Family, And Divorce)

Thursday, July 05 2007 10:59 AM

American ideals and rituals of marriage, family, and divorce are infused with biblical messages. But what does the Bible really say, and how has it been taught across the centuries as the institution of marriage has changed dramatically and often? A rabbi

Mariane Pearl — A Spirit of Defiance [remix]

Thursday, June 21 2007 11:00 AM

In this close-up look at the human dynamics of the war on terror, our guest speaks about her husband, journalist Daniel Pearl, who was murdered in Pakistan shortly after 9/11. She talks about Buddhism, her ethic of spiritual defiance, and her hopes for th

[Unedited] Mariane Pearl With Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 21 2007 10:59 AM

In this close-up look at the human dynamics of the war on terror, our guest speaks about her husband, journalist Daniel Pearl, who was murdered in Pakistan shortly after 9/11. She talks about Buddhism, her ethic of spiritual defiance, and her hopes for th

Major John Morris — The Soul of War [remix]

Thursday, May 24 2007 11:00 AM

With Iraq veteran and chaplain Major John Morris, we explore how war challenges the human spirit and the core tenets of a life of faith. The War on Terror, he says, presents its own spiritual challenges. He is working to support the reintegration of Natio

George F. R. Ellis — Science and Hope [remix]

Thursday, May 10 2007 11:00 AM

Our guest straddles the worlds of cosmology and social activism. During a live audience interview in Philadelphia, he tells us how he unites his convictions about faith, ethics, and cosmology.

The Private Faith of Jimmy Carter

Thursday, April 26 2007 11:00 AM

Jimmy Carter -- former president and Nobel Laureate, author and global humanitarian -- speaks of his born-again faith with a directness that is striking even in today's political culture. He reflects on being commander in chief while following, as he says

Richard Cizik — The Evolution of American Evangelicalism [remix]

Thursday, April 12 2007 11:00 AM

Last month, conservative Christian leaders demanded that Richard Cizik be silenced or removed from his post. They charged that his concerns about climate change and torture have shifted attention away from moral issues such as gay marriage and abortion. B

Charles Villa-Vincencio and Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela — Truth and Reconciliation [remix]

Thursday, March 22 2007 11:00 AM

South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) held public sessions from 1996 to 1998, and concluded its work in 2004. In an attempt to rebuild its society without retribution, the Commission created a new model for grappling with a history of e

S. James Gates and Thomas Levenson — Einstein's Ethics [remix]

Thursday, March 15 2007 11:00 AM

Part one of this series takes Einstein's science as a starting point for exploring the great physicist's perspective on ideas such as mystery, eternity, and the mind of God.

[Unedited] S. James Gates with Krista Tippett (On Einstein's Ethics)

Thursday, March 15 2007 10:59 AM

Part one of this series takes Einstein's science as a starting point for exploring the great physicist's perspective on ideas such as mystery, eternity, and the mind of God.

[Unedited] Thomas Levenson with Krista Tippett (On Einstein's Ethics)

Thursday, March 15 2007 10:59 AM

Part one of this series takes Einstein's science as a starting point for exploring the great physicist's perspective on ideas such as mystery, eternity, and the mind of God.

Isabel Mukonyora — Sacred Wilderness, An African Story [remix]

Thursday, February 22 2007 12:00 PM

Isabel Mukonyora has followed and studied a religious movement of her Shona people, the Masowe Apostles, that embraces Christian tradition while addressing the drama of African life and history. The founder of this movement, Johane Masowe, emphasized an a

Bruce Feiler — Children of Abraham [remix]

Thursday, February 08 2007 12:00 PM

The sacred story of Abraham traverses the geography of the most bitter political conflict in the modern world — beginning in what is now southern Iraq and ending in the West Bank city of Hebron. Yet Abraham is the common patriarch of Judaism, Islam, and C

Leila Ahmed — Muslim Women and Other Misunderstandings [remix]

Thursday, December 07 2006 12:00 PM

Is there such a thing as the Muslim world? Is the "veil" a sign of submission or courage? Is our Western concern about women in Islam really a concern for the well-being of women? Our guest, Egyptian-American Leila Ahmed, challenges current thought on the

Martin Marty — America's Changing Religious Landscape [remix]

Thursday, November 02 2006 12:00 PM

A great public theologian and historian, Martin Marty offers personal and historical perspective on religion in modern life — including the nature of fundamentalism, and the decline of America's mainline Protestant majority as Evangelical Christianity gai

[Unedited] Martin Marty With Krista Tippett (On America's Changing Religious Landscape)

Thursday, November 02 2006 11:59 AM

A great public theologian and historian, Martin Marty offers personal and historical perspective on religion in modern life — including the nature of fundamentalism, and the decline of America's mainline Protestant majority as Evangelical Christianity gai

Peter Berger and Rosabeth Moss Kanter — Globalization and the Rise of Religion [remix]

Thursday, October 12 2006 11:00 AM

Experts once predicted that as the world grew more modern, religion would decline. Precisely the opposite has proven true; religious movements are surging and driving "alternative globalizations" across the world. Two leading thinkers offer a penetrating

John Danforth — Conservative Politics and Moderate Religion [remix]

Thursday, September 14 2006 11:00 AM

Politics driven by a religious agenda, Danforth says, is true neither to his understanding of Christian faith nor to the traditional values of the Republican party. This veteran politician speaks about the values that have helped him navigate the line bet

Seyyed Hossein Nasr — Hearing Muslim Voices Since 9/11

Thursday, September 07 2006 11:00 AM

Dramatic headlines convey a predominantly violent picture of global Islam. But, during the past five years, Muslim guests on SOF have conveyed a thoughtful, questing, diverse, and compelling faith. Step back with us and hear these voices from the traditio

David Hilfiker — Seeing Poverty After Katrina [remix]

Thursday, August 24 2006 11:00 AM

Hurricane Katrina brought urban poverty in America into all of our living rooms. In this program, David Hilfiker tells the story of how poverty and racial isolation came to be in cities across America. He lives creatively and realistically with questions

Richard Mouw and Virginia Ramey Mollenkott — Gay Marriage: Broken or Blessed? Two Evangelical Views [remix]

Thursday, August 03 2006 11:00 AM

Our culture's acrimonious debate on the morality of gay marriage has been framed in religious — largely conservative Christian — terms. We go behind the rhetoric to explore the human confusion, hopes, and fears this subject arouses. We'll name hard questi

Elie Wiesel — The Tragedy of the Believer [remix]

Thursday, July 13 2006 11:00 AM

A survivor of the Holocaust, in which he lost most of his family, Wiesel is a seminal chronicler of that event and its meaning. Wiesel shares some of his thoughts on modern-day Israel and Germany, his understanding of God, and his practice of prayer after

Luke Timothy Johnson and Bernadette Brooten — Deciphering the Da Vinci Code [remix]

Thursday, June 01 2006 11:00 AM

The wildly popular novel turned movie reimagines the New Testament, in part, as a cover-up. What really happened in the fluid early years of Christianity? What is the truth about Mary Magdalene? We separate fact from fiction in the story's plot with two N

Dan and Sue Hanson — Room for J: One Family's Struggle with Schizophrenia [remix]

Thursday, May 04 2006 11:00 AM

Joel Hanson has schizophrenia and believes he is God. His parents reflect on living with their son and how they have learned to see mental illness, normalcy, and religion differently. Is there room in our culture to consider a schizophrenic personality as

Mohammed Abu-Nimer + Sami Adwan — Two Narratives, Reflections on the Israeli-Palestinian Present (part 2)

Thursday, March 16 2006 12:00 PM

As Israel prepares for a critical election and Hamas forms a Palestinian cabinet, we explore the difficulty of reaching resolution in a land that its inhabitants, on both sides of the conflict, consider holy. Our guests in this two-part series, Israeli an

Yossi Klein Halevi — Two Narratives, Reflections on the Israeli-Palestinian Present (part 1)

Thursday, March 09 2006 12:00 PM

As Israel prepares for a critical election and Hamas forms a Palestinian cabinet, we explore the difficulty of reaching resolution in a land that its inhabitants, on both sides of the conflict, consider holy. Our guests in this two-part series, Israeli an

Prabhu Guptara — The Gods of Business [remix]

Thursday, February 23 2006 12:00 PM

In an age of Enron and WorldCom, how can we imagine a place for business ethics, much less religious virtue, in the global economy? We speak with a Hindu international business analyst who offers learned, fascinating observations about how the world's myr

Vincent Cornell — The Face of the Prophet: Cartoons and Chasm

Thursday, February 16 2006 12:00 PM

Our guest, an American Muslim and religious scholar, helps untangle the knot of violent and bewildered reactions to cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

Martin Doblmeier — Ethics and the Will of God: The Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer [remix]

Thursday, February 02 2006 12:00 PM

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, whose life spanned the rise and fall of Hitler's Germany, offers us a model of personal morality and conscience in the most troubled and immoral of times. His resistance of Nazi ideology, while much of the German church succumbed, is

Joan Halifax — A Midwife to the Dying [remix]

Thursday, December 01 2005 12:00 PM

The Terri Schiavo case earlier this year raised ethical and medical issues that remain with us today. But missing in that debate was a real attention to the quality and the meaning of death. Joan Halifax tells us what she's learned and how she lives diffe

Don Saliers and Edward Foley — The Meaning of Communion: At the Table [remix]

Thursday, November 24 2005 12:00 PM

What are the origins of communion, and what is its deepest social relevance? Two leading theologians of communion describe a ritual that is not just personally meaningful for the believer, but also collectively and ethically challenging for Christians.

Joan Brown Campbell and Thomas Hoyt, Jr. — Living Reconciliation: Two Ecumenical Pioneers

Thursday, November 03 2005 12:00 PM

Two people with unique perspectives both discovered ecumenism — the movement to reconcile Christian churches — during the Civil Rights era. They'll describe what they've learned about grappling with vexing clashes of difference, and why reconciliation amo

James Smith and Nancey Murphy — Evangelicals, Out of the Box

Thursday, October 20 2005 11:00 AM

Stereotypes tell us this: Evangelical Christians are politically conservative, closed-minded, morally judgmental, and anti-science. We speak with two creative members of a new generation of Evangelical thinkers and teachers, who defy stereotypes and revea

Miroslav Volf — Religion and Violence [remix]

Thursday, August 04 2005 11:00 AM

Religious extremism drives some of the most intractable conflicts around the world. Our guest knows this shadow side of the Christian faith in his personal history. We'll speak about what goes wrong when religion turns violent, and why, he believes, the c

Kecia Ali, Omid Safi, Precious Rasheeda Muhammad, and Michael Wolfe — Progressive Islam in America [remix]

Thursday, July 28 2005 11:00 AM

In the years since the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, scrutiny of the religion of Islam has become part and parcel of our public life. In forums of all kinds, often guided by non-Muslim pundits, we ask, what does terrorism have to do with the

Joseph L. Price — In Praise of Play [remix]

Thursday, June 30 2005 11:00 AM

If sport is an American religion, is that bad for us? What is the metaphysic of baseball? In this show, we'll speak with a theologian and sports fan who has spent much of his career studying the religious character of rituals in sporting events and the sp

Khaled Abou El Fadl and Harold M. Schulweis — Religion and Our World in Crisis [remix]

Thursday, June 09 2005 11:00 AM

In this personal exchange between a Jewish rabbi and Islamic scholar, host Krista Tippett explores the integrity of religious faith and openness to the faiths of others. In a world in which religious experience is implicated in violence, two thinkers disc

Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad — Serving Country, Serving Allah

Thursday, May 26 2005 11:00 AM

There are an estimated 4,000 Muslim soldiers in the U.S. military, though some counts place that number much higher. We'll speak with the first Muslim imam in the US Army Chaplaincy -- Major Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad -- about Iraq, faith, and military servic

Debbie Morris, Helen Prejean, and Elie Spitz — Reflections on the Death Penalty in America [remix]

Thursday, April 14 2005 11:00 AM

The American public supports the principle of capital punishment, but there is a growing consensus among Jewish and Christian thinkers — across traditional liberal/conservative lines — that it should be abolished in this country or suspended while the sys

Jelle De Boer and Ursula Goodenough — The Morality of Nature

Thursday, April 07 2005 11:00 AM

We explore the human and religious implications of natural disasters through the eyes of two scientists steeped in the workings of the natural world. We approach the morality of nature from a non-theological angle, tracing how natural disasters have somet

Sylvia Poggioli, Donald Cozzens, and Margaret A. Farley — The Religious Legacy of John Paul II [remix]

Saturday, April 02 2005 12:00 PM

John Paul II's papacy was dramatic and historic on many fronts. We explore some of the critical religious issues of his 26 years as pontiff and discusses the great and contradictory impact he made on the Church in America and abroad.

Joel Marcus — The Jewish Roots of the Christian Story [remix]

Thursday, March 24 2005 12:00 PM

New Testament writings about Jews may sound inflammatory in modern ears. A New Testament scholar with ties to both Judaism and Christianity helps us put these writings in context and look for meaning in the Passion that Hollywood and popular culture can't

Laurie Zoloth — A Theological Perspective on Cloning [remix]

Thursday, March 03 2005 12:00 PM

The idea of human cloning both fascinates and repulses many, and challenges us to ask difficult religious questions?

Phyllis Tickle and Lynn Schofield Clark — A Return to the Mystery: Religion, Fantasy, and Entertainment [remix]

Thursday, February 03 2005 12:00 PM

As new generations work out their spiritual and religious questions, they are increasingly turning to fantasy. We'll explore the deep appeal of films like "Harry Potter" and "The Matrix," and how fantasy in media reflects a changing spiritual imagination.

Steven Waldman — The Future of Moral Values

Thursday, January 20 2005 12:00 PM

We deconstruct the phrase "moral values," which has confused and divided Americans since November's election. As the second term of George W. Bush commences, political analyst Steven Waldman helps explore what these words do and do not convey to liberals

Omid Safi and Seemi Bushra Ghazi — The Spirit of Islam [remix]

Thursday, January 06 2005 12:00 PM

We experience the religious thought and the spiritual vitality of two Muslims—male and female—both American and both with roots in ancient Islamic cultural, intellectual, and spiritual traditions. Their stories and ideas, music, and readings, evoke a sens

Robert Coles, Diane Komp, and Carol Dittberner — Children and God [remix]

Thursday, December 16 2004 12:00 PM

Maria Montessori, the great 20th-century educational pioneer, observed that children have an intuition for religious life at an early age that is matched only by their capacity to acquire language. During this holiday season, Speaking of Faith explores th

Muqtedar Khan and Cheryl Sanders — The Other Religious America in Election 2004

Thursday, October 21 2004 11:00 AM

In this show, we speak with an African American Christian and an American Muslim and explore the perspectives of two religious communities which defy the broad stereotypes of this election year. We'll seek to gain a deeper understanding of the way in whic

Sharon Salzberg, Lawrence Kushner, Anne Lamott, and Omid Safi — The Meaning of Faith [remix]

Thursday, October 07 2004 11:00 AM

In our time, some associate the word "religion" with rigid dogma and the excesses of institutions. The word "spirituality" on the other hand can seem to have little substance or form. The word "faith" can appear as a compromise of sorts, pointing to the c

Vincent Cornell — Violence and Crisis in Islam

Thursday, September 30 2004 11:00 AM

Many Americans received a violent introduction to Islam in September 2001. And yet, only one quarter of Americans told pollsters then that they considered Islam itself to be more likely than other religions to encourage violence in its believers. In the l

Carl Feit, Anne Foerst, and Lindon Eaves — Science and Being [remix]

Thursday, September 23 2004 11:00 AM

Many of history's greatest scientists considered their work to be a religious endeavor, a direct search for God. Pioneers like Newton, Copernicus, and Galileo believed that their discoveries told humanity more about God's nature than had been known. Begin

Steven Waldman — Beyond the God Gap

Thursday, September 16 2004 11:00 AM

The theory of the "God gap"—often broadly suggesting that religious Americans are conservative and will vote Republican while non-religious Americans are liberal and will vote Democratic—has been prominent in press reporting and political maneuvering in t

Khaled Abou El Fadl, Richard J. Mouw, and Yossi Klein Halevi — The Power of Fundamentalism [remix]

Thursday, August 19 2004 11:00 AM

Religious fundamentalism has reshaped our view of world events. In this show, host Krista Tippett explores the appeal of fundamentalism in Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, as experienced from the inside. Three accomplished men, who were religious extremi

Joseph Califano — Religion and Politics

Thursday, July 15 2004 11:00 AM

We speak with Washington insider Joseph Califano, a devout, lifelong Catholic, who held key positions inside the Kennedy, Johnson, and Carter administrations. Califano provides frank insight into the practical difficulties of applying religious ideals in

Robert Franklin and Margaret Poloma — Pentecostalism in America [remix]

Thursday, June 10 2004 11:00 AM

Pentecostalism began on the American frontier, and it has become one of the largest expressions of global Christianity. In less than a century, it has grown to hundreds of millions of adherents. Today, Pentecostalism is pan-denominational. There are chari

David Fox and Bruce Weigl — Sacrifice and Reconciliation [remix]

Thursday, May 27 2004 11:00 AM

In remembering the legacy of four World War II chaplains — Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish -- who went down together with their torpedoed ship in 1943, we speak with David Fox, nephew of one of the chaplains. We also hear interviews with surviving veter

Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Richard Hays, and Linda Loving — Passover and Easter [remix]

Thursday, April 08 2004 11:00 AM

In the coinciding seasons of Passover and Easter, two world religions celebrate their core stories in ritual and worship. Each of these sacred holidays is based on a key biblical story of suffering and deliverance.The Christian Holy Week commemorates

Ahmed H. al-Rahim — A Perspective on Islam in Iraq [remix]

Thursday, March 04 2004 12:00 PM

The religious landscape of Iraq is complex and somewhat enigmatic to the western world. Nearly 97% of Iraq's 25 million people are Muslim, and a majority of Iraqis are Shiite rather than Sunni. What does that mean? And how powerful is the prominent cleric

Coleen Rowley and Tim McGuire — Work and Conscience [remix]

Thursday, February 12 2004 12:00 PM

Host Krista Tippett explores the practical implications of spirituality at work with Federal Bureau of Investigations special agent and whistleblower Coleen Rowley and syndicated columnist Tim McGuire.In May 2002, Rowley wrote a now-famous 13-page let

Michael Cromartie and E. J. Dionne — Religion on the Campaign Trail

Thursday, January 22 2004 12:00 PM

Religious pronouncements seem to have become mandatory for the Democratic candidates in this election. Yet it's been easy to deride the resulting sound bites that are widely repeated—such as Howard Dean's proclamation of his favorite book of the New Testa

Charles Haynes, Philip Hamburger, and Cheryl Crazy Bull — Religious Liberty in America: The Legacy of Church and State [remix]

Thursday, January 15 2004 12:00 PM

At the center of our history of church and state is a troublesome irony. What began as an attempt to guarantee religious tolerance in the new world has at various times been commandeered by the most chauvinistic movements America has known. In spite of th

Roberta Bondi, Gregory Plotnikoff, Michele Balamani, Anoushka Shankar, and Stephen Mitchell — Patterns of Prayer [remix]

Thursday, November 27 2003 12:00 PM

In recent years, the practices of prayer have been evolving for many religious traditions. Even western medicine is looking at prayer as it expands its concept of healing. In this program, we consult several people from a variety of practices about the ro

John Lipscomb and Catherine Roskam — Homosexuality and the Divided Church

Friday, August 08 2003 11:00 AM

The General Convention of the Episcopal Church has sharpened our culture's intensifying focus on homosexuality. In a year of political and religious milestones for gays and lesbians, Gene Robinson became the first openly gay man to be elected an Episcopal

Rebecca Chopp, Kecia Ali, and Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen — Women, Marriage, and Religion

Friday, August 01 2003 11:00 AM

Over the last four decades, women's roles have changed dramatically — at home, in the work force and in religious institutions as well. In America, resistance to this is often couched in religious terms. Where there is a backlash against feminism and its

Thomas Moore, Debra Haffner, and Anthony Ugolnik — Spirituality and Sexuality [remix]

Friday, June 27 2003 11:00 AM

Christian scripture and tradition have overwhelmingly shaped American attitudes toward sexuality. And in the past year, our national attention has been riveted on sexual scandal within the Catholic Church. In this program, we crack open the difficult subj

Peter J. Gomes, Jean Bethke Elshtain, and Chris Hedges — Religion in a Time of War [remix]

Friday, April 25 2003 11:00 AM

More than any crisis in modern memory, the War on Terror—including the current U.S. military presence in Iraq—is being debated in religious, usually Christian, terms. We explore the nuances of that debate with a former war correspondent, a political theor

Mario Cuomo and Mark Souder — Faith and Politics in America

Thursday, February 20 2003 12:00 PM

At the The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life in Washington, DC, former New York Governor Mario Cuomo and Congressman Mark Souder of Indiana speak about how they reconcile personal religious conviction with serving a pluralistic American constituency.

Parker Palmer, Phyllis Tickle, Linda Loving, Ingrid Mattson, Barry Cytron, and Tom Faulkner — The Spiritual Fallout of 9/11 [remix]

Thursday, September 05 2002 11:00 AM

In this program, we delve into uncomfortable religious and moral questions that the September 2001 terrorist attacks raised—questions of meaning that Americans have only begun to ponder one year later.This hour also features the riveting first-person

Robert Pollack, Rami Nashashibi, Lisa Lampman, Leon Weinstein, and Natalie Gold — The Problem of Evil [remix]

Friday, February 15 2002 12:00 PM

Many around the world labeled the events of September 11 as "evil." President Bush in his recent State of the Union speech described "an axis of evil." But what does the word mean? It is a subject of enduring theological debate, even of scientific argumen

Jean Bethke Elshtain, John Paul Lederach, and Michael Orange — Justice and a Just War [remix]

Friday, November 09 2001 12:00 PM

Just-war theory was set in motion in the 5th century as St. Augustine agonized over how to reconcile Christianity's high ethical ideals with the devastating world realities which were bringing about the fall of Rome. For 1,600 years, theologians, ethicist

Where Was God? [remix]

Saturday, September 22 2001 11:00 AM

Great religious minds reflect on tragedies surrounding September 11, 2001. As America moves beyond raw emotion and religious sentiment, this program explores theological and spiritual reflection for the long haul. A gathering of provocative reflections ac