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On Being

[Unedited] Desmond Tutu with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Desmond Tutu says that despite all the evil and suffering in the world, human beings are "remarkable things" who are "made for goodness." We explore how his understanding of God and humanity has unfolded through the history he's shaped — and even through

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Will the GOP's Standard on Faith Trip up Romney?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

There are many of us who don't care about a candidate's faith at all and are uncomfortable basing our views of a candidate on his involvement with his church.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Weekend Services

Monday, April 11, 2011

Listeners: Did you attend any religious services this weekend? What was the message from your religious leaders? What was on the minds of your fellow attendees? Give us a call or comment here!

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On Being

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

Thursday, March 10, 2011

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

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On Being

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

Thursday, March 10, 2011

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

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Faith in Psychology

Monday, February 07, 2011

Jesse Bering, evolutionary psychologist, Slate contributor, director of the Institute of Cognition and Culture at Queen's University Belfast, and the author of The Belief Instinct: The Psychology of Souls, Destiny, and the Meaning of Life, explains why he believes that we're programmed to believe in God.

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On Being

Evolving "Faith" [remix]

Thursday, December 30, 2010

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.

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The Takeaway

Robert Putnam on How Religion Unites and Divides Americans

Monday, October 18, 2010

"American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us" is a exhaustive survey of the role of religion in American public life, and authors Robert Putnam and David Campbell, paint a mostly positive portrait of American religion.

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On Being

Rachel Naomi Remen — Listening Generously [remix]

Thursday, July 29, 2010

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

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On Being

[Unedited] Rachel Naomi Remen with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 29, 2010

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

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The Takeaway

With No Solution in Sight, Gulf Coast Residents Turn to Faith

Monday, June 21, 2010

Since the start of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, neither BP nor politicians nor the smartest engineers and technicians in America have been able to cap the well and contain the damage.

Some Americans say we are looking to the wrong people for answers, and should instead be directing our requests to a higher power.

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The Takeaway

God and Groundhog Day: Screenwriter Danny Rubin on the Religion of a Movie

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Most people see the 1993 movie "Groundhog Day" as just another funny, fabulous Bill Murray comedy. But others, in a variety of religious communities, see it as an illustration of the tenets of their particular faiths. We ask the movie's screenwriter about the divine influence of his story and talk with a religious studies scholar who uses the film as a teaching tool.

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On Being

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

Thursday, October 01, 2009

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

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On Being

[Unedited] David Treuer with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 01, 2009

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

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On Being

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

Thursday, July 30, 2009

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

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On Being

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

Thursday, July 30, 2009

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

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On Being

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

Thursday, July 30, 2009

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

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On Being

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

Thursday, July 30, 2009

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

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On Being

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

Thursday, July 30, 2009

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

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On Being

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

Thursday, July 30, 2009

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

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