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The Aleppo Codex

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Aleppo Codex, the oldest, most complete, most accurate text of the Hebrew Bible went missing? Where did it go? This story was done in collaboration with Israel Story, the This American Life of Israel. http://en.israelstory.org/

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Studio 360

Indie Rocker Mike Doughty Tackles the Book of Revelation

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Mike Doughty’s plan was simple: adapt the Bible’s Book of Revelation into a rock opera. In one year. How did he do?

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The Takeaway

An Epic Tale of Hollywood and The Bible

Thursday, March 27, 2014

This weekend, the big budget biblical adventure "Noah" hits the big screen. The biblical film isn't new, but these movies raise questions about Hollywood's fascination with The Bible. Do biblical movies bring non-believers back into the fold? Do they challenge us to think a little differently? We explore these questions with Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday and co-host of The Movie Date Podcast, and Krista Tippett, the host of the public radio program On Being.

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Studio 360

From Donald Trump to the Son of God

Friday, March 07, 2014

Mark Burnett pretty much invented reality TV as we know it: Survivor, The Apprentice, The Voice. But his latest hit was the 10-hour miniseries The Bible — out of which he's carved a feature film on the life of Jesus.

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On Being

Bobby McFerrin — Catching Song [remix]

Thursday, February 27, 2014

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?

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On Being

[Unedited] Bobby McFerrin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 27, 2014

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?

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Radiolab

The Power of Music

Thursday, November 28, 2013

The physical and psychological power of music... from a Disco hit that saves lives, to Beethoven's drive to push listeners to the brink.

 

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Radiolab

Bite the Dust

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Whatever your feelings on Disco, it's hard not to root for the resurgence of one particular track that started taking CPR classes by storm. Producer Ellen Horne explains how one aptly named 70s mega-hit could help you save someone's life.

Then, Jad and Robert pit physics against an ancient tale. ...

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On The Media

The Digital Bible

Friday, November 22, 2013

The best selling book of all time is going digital. As a successful mini-series and downloadable app, the Bible seems to be as popular as ever. Brooke speaks with writer Thomas Larson about the importance of the spoken Word and the effect of new media on its "holiness".

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Radiolab

Help Rewrite History

Thursday, June 06, 2013

In Detective Stories, Jad digs into an ancient trash heap that has reshaped our understanding of history. Now, you can help decode more secrets -- by transcribing scraps of papyrus.
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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Meat Your God Edition

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Slate's Dana Stevens, Stephen Metcalf and John Swansburg discuss History Channel's "The Bible," the results of VITA count and the death of the American pun.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Bible, Revised

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Hal Taussig, founding member of the Jesus Seminar, professor at Union Theological Seminary, edited and provided commentary for A New New Testament: A Bible for the 21st Century Combining Traditional and Newly Discovered Texts, talks about the "new" edition of Christianity's New Testament and how the selections were made.

→Event: Book launch and panel discussion with Hal Taussig at Union Theological Seminar on Mar.5. 7PM. Register here.

 

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Biblical Case for Gay Marriage

Monday, December 24, 2012

Episcopalian Bishop of New Hampshire Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopalian bishop, draws on religious teachings to make the case for same-sex marriage.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Biblical Case for Gay Marriage

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Episcopalian Bishop of New Hampshire Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopalian bishop, draws on religious teachings to make the case for same-sex marriage.

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The Takeaway

The Documents that Define America

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Since our country's founding, Americans have debated the speeches and tracts sacred to our founding, from the Exodus story to the Declaration of Independence. In this election year, politicians and pundits constantly debate the "true" meaning of America's core canon, asking what the founding fathers or Martin Luther King, Jr. or Eleanor Roosevelt would think of immigration reform, or affirmative action, or birth control. In his new book, author and professor Stephen Prothero has collected these core texts in his new book, "The American Bible."

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Radiolab

Why Isn't the Sky Blue?

Monday, May 21, 2012

What is the color of honey, and "faces pale with fear"? If you're Homer--one of the most influential poets in human history--that color is green. And the sea is "wine-dark," just like oxen...though sheep are violet. Which all sounds...well, really off. Producer Tim Howard introduces us to linguist Guy Deutscher, ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Revelations in Context

Friday, March 09, 2012

Elaine Pagels, professor of religion at Princeton University and author of Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation, examines the history and meaning of the Christian Bible's book of Revelation and its apocalyptic imagery. 

EVENT: Elaine Pagels presents Revelations at the 86th and Lexington Ave Barnes & Noble on Thursday, March 22 at 7 P.M. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Dead Sea Scrolls

Friday, December 16, 2011

Curator Risa Levitt Kohn talks about “Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times,” on view at Discovery Times Square. The exhibition features the most comprehensive collection of ancient artifacts from Israel ever organized, including one of the largest collections of the 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls displayed in North America, along with an actual three-ton stone from Jerusalem's Western Wall. It also includes the Ten Commandments Scroll, which will be on display for two weeks in December. The exhibition is on view at Discovery Times Square through April 15, 2012.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Between Heaven and Mirth

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

James Martin, SJ, a lifelong Catholic, a Jesuit for over 20 years, and a priest for 10 years, reveals the humor in the Bible, and explains how joy, humor, and laughter help us to live more spiritual lives, understand ourselves and others better. In Between Heaven and Mirth Father Martin illustrates examples of healthy humor and purposeful levity in the stories of biblical heroes and heroines, and in the lives of the saints and the world’s great spiritual masters.

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On Being

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

Thursday, November 24, 2011

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

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