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On Being with Krista Tippett

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.
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Sally Kohn and Erick Erickson — Relationship Across Rupture
What happens when you call your Internet trolls. The peril of forgetting our next door neighbors. “You don’t have to love people to not hate them.”“People believe things that are mutually contradictory; I think we all do. I know I do.” — Erick EricksonEarlier this year, the University of Montana invited On Being to attempt an outside the box civil conversation between two political pundits on contrasting ends of the U.S. political spectrum. It became a sold-out, public event in the spirit of Montana’s Senator Mike Mansfield, who famously modeled integrity, courage, and humility across the partisan aisle in the tumult of 1960s and 70s. Sally Kohn and Erick Erickson are both controversial, lightning-rod figures, yet neither of them fits neatly into a partisan mold. The reaction of the youngest people in the room is what compelled us to put this on the air. They said they had not witnessed or imagined a political conversation like this possible: one marked at once by bedrock difference — and good will, humor, and a willingness to bring our questions as well as our arguments, our humanity as well as our positions, into the room, if only for an evening.Sally Kohn is a progressive columnist and political commentator for CNN. She’s also contributed to Fox News. She hosts the podcast, "State of Resistance." She’s the author of "The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity."Erick Erickson is editor of the conservative blog, "The Resurgent," host of "The Erick Erickson Show" on WSB Radio in Atlanta, and contributor to Fox News. He’s also contributed to CNN. He’s the author of "Before You Wake: Life Lessons from a Father to His Children."Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org.
Living the Questions: Can conversation make any difference at a moment like this?
“Conversation is not just about words passing between mouths and ears. It’s about shared life. Listening is about bringing our lives into conversation.”About the Living the Questions series, from Krista Tippett:"I think of a good conversation as an adventure. You create a generous and trustworthy space for it, and prepare hospitably for it, so the other person will feel so welcome and understood that they will put words around something they have never put words around quite that way before. They will give voice to something they didn’t know they knew — and you will be a witness to thinking, revelation, in real time. This is one reason that radio/podcasting is such a magical medium: Everyone who listens joins that room, becomes a witness, the moment they push “play.” They are also there for the revelation. It’s a form of time travel. And if the conversation is edifying (one of my favorite, underused words), we all sync up in some mysterious way across time and space and grow a little together.In recent years, I’ve discovered that I really like being on the other side of a conversation too. Maybe because I’ve experienced that thrill of revelation so many times, I approach someone asking questions of me with great anticipation of what they will draw out of me that I can’t draw out of myself. So, last summer on social media, my colleagues and I asked for questions you’d want to throw at me. We received, and continue to receive, such a bounty."Find more at onbeing.org/collection/living-the-questions.
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Charles Gonsalves

Rediscovered this program this week and have the feeling of having found lost treasure. Booker episode was a great way to start today. What an insightful man. Also so grateful for how deftly and gently you ask questions—good questions feel hard to find. Won't be forgetting about this show again.

Jul 27th
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knaptime@verizon.net

Thank you for this "shot in the arm"of hope from Cory Booker. He is easy to love. Onward now to love those that are much harder to love.

Jul 26th
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roger humphrey

go

Jul 10th
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Yvette Yu

AMAZING!!!

May 31st
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Sean Down

This is the first "On Being" I've listened to and while it was good, it's also probably the last. It's unnecessary and irritating to repeatedly remind the listener what they're listening to, who hosts it, who the guest is, what they've done, what the conversation is about and where it was recorded. Surely once is enough?

Apr 19th
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Spencer Moseley

This is such a great podcast. I wish I had more time to soak it up

Mar 31st
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iTunes User

Krista Tippett has become, for me, a valued friend as she invites me to overhear others sharing their stories, their journeys of faith. She presents, in our most polarized reporting and world, a deeply touching panoply of people, perspectives, and experiences that have enriched me, while at the same time not ducking the tough questions, but rather framing them sensitively, invitingly, respectfully, and from a wide awareness and curiosity about the lives of others. A rare gem – both the person and the program.

Aug 30th
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iTunes User

If you are looking for dogma, this is not the place. If you are looking for meaning and mindfulness on your spiritual journey, this is the place. Segments generally explore where faith is found in a host of settings, institutions, individuals. Very well produced. Excellent website and weekly e-mail compliment the podcast.

Aug 30th
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iTunes User

I can't rave about this enough. I have become SoF and Krista Tippett evangelist, steering as many as I can to this podcast. In some ways, I'm glad my local NPR stations don't carry this as I would probably have to arrange my schedule to listen each week. However, I really appreciate the podcast because it becomes a thought-provoking and, often, contemplative, personal time with Ms. Tippett and her interviewees. I have frequently gotten the most out of the interviews that I initially avoided because of the topic. I am amazed at Krista's ability to understand the most complex theological and ethical issues and present them in a way that has so often resonated within me deeply. Thank you!

Aug 30th
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