On Being with Krista Tippett

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Groundbreaking Peabody Award-winning conversation about the big questions of meaning — spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, and the arts. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives. Hosted by Krista Tippett, new every Thursday.


51:34 | Dec 26th, 2019

Psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk is an innovator in treating the effects of overwhelming experiences. We call this “trauma” when we encounter it in life and news, and we tend to leap to address it by ...Show More
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I loved the information he provided on heart rate variability and also on yoga being a practice of embodiment when processing trauma. Talk-t...Show More

51:27 | Aug 29th, 2019

Acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton collects sounds from around the world. He’s recorded inside Sitka spruce logs in the Pacific Northwest, thunder in the Kalahari Desert, and dawn breaking across six c...Show More
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Because silence is not the absence of sound but it is about the presence of an acoustic system and what it means to be in a place - a place ...Show More

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51:01 | Oct 6th, 2016

Fundamental forces of physics somehow determine everything that happens, “from the birth of a child to the birth of a galaxy.” Yet physicist Leonard Mlodinow has an intriguing perspective on the gap b...Show More
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Does the law of physics mean that we don’t have free will? Such a fascinating conversation with physicist and writer Leonard Mlodinow about ...Show More

51:26 | Jul 25th, 2019

There is a question floating around the world right now: “How can we be joyful in a moment like this?” To which writer Ross Gay responds: “How can we not be joyful, especially in a moment like this?” ...Show More
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bkxb recommended:

A great interview on finding delight in part due to the ephemeral nature of our being. Gay’s essay on Loitering is fantastic.

1:30:23 | Jul 11th, 2019

Therapist Esther Perel has changed our discourse about sexuality and coupledom with her TED talks, books, and singular podcast, “Where Should We Begin?”, in which listeners are invited into emotionall...Show More
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aliceko recommended:

Oh Esther Perel, how I love you so much. It's nice to listen to an 'unedited' podcast interview - very raw and natural! Listen if you're an ...Show More

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