Anonymous asked: Can you tell me where I can find copies of poems that are read by guests on your show (On Being)? I am thinking, in particular, of a couple of poems by Rilke from the program "A Wild Love for the World" but I do not know where to find them on the website. Thanks, Sarah
themozartproject asked: Do you know the name of the choir and the director?
Zombies, Zombies Everywhere
by Nancy Rosenbaum, producer A mass of people dress up for the Toronto Zombie Walk. (photo: Sam Javanrouh/Flickr, cc by-nc 2.0) For some reason we’re experiencing a zombie moment. From zombie crawls across the globe to the record-breaking 11 million people who tuned in to watch the season premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead, zombies are seemingly everywhere this season. Even sober...
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush: A Twitterscript
by Susan Leem, associate producer Krista’s interview with Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, the senior religion editor at the Huffington Post, is in the can. His pedigree reaches back to towering figures of the 20th century: social gospel reformer Walter Rauschenbusch (great-grandfather) and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis (grandfather). He reminds us that religion is a valuable and...
Anonymous asked: No flash player, please. IPad wisely does not use.
Novelist Asks Ira Glass If He’d Hide His Family in the Attic by Trent Gilliss, senior editor “If there’s another Holocaust, can I hide in your attic?” Novelist Shalom Auslander puts this question to the host of This American Life and a couple of other TAL alumni — Sarah Vowell and John Hodgman — as part of his promotional effort for his new book, Hope: A Tragedy....
Anonymous asked: Is the Desmond Tutu "I love mangos" interview available on line
A Universal Human Rights Logo Delivers a Message...
by Susan Leem, associate producer The Human Rights Logo Initiative chose Serbian artist Predrag Stakić’s entry as the winner of its competition to design the Universal Human Rights Logo. “Free as a Man” evokes the peace dove and the five fingers of a hand reaching up to be counted and acknowledged. Have a look at the other finalists’ entries for more great concepts around...
A River Water Blessing by Michelle Johnson, guest contributor Matt and Joy Scheidt were raised in the church, but in adulthood they’ve come to assimilate elements of many other spiritual traditions into their lives. When they wanted to welcome their infant son into the world, they drew on those traditions to create a water blessing and invited friends and family to a tributary of the Dan...
Joanna Brooks: a Twitterscript
by Susan Leem, associate producer Joanna Brooks describes herself as an unorthodox Mormon who continues to practice her faith from inside the tradition. She’s a literature professor, journalist at Religion Dispatches, and blogger at Ask Mormon Girl. And Politico named her as one of “50 politicos to watch” as many Americans experience this so-called “Mormon moment” of...
Proposition 8 encapsulates so many elements that intrigued me: a story of love,...– —Steven Greenstreet, from his interview with ReadysetDC With all the discussion swirling about the filmmaker’s controversially titled Hot Chicks of Occupy Wall Street, it’s intriguing to learn that he’s also the director and producer of 8: The Mormon Proposition, a very good...
What Are You Watching on TV This Season?
by Nancy Rosenbaum, producer Women gone wild. The rise of the anti-hero. Reenchanting the world. Nostalgia for the recent past. These are just a few of the themes peppering our television landscape. How do these narratives reflect who we are (or want to be)? Why are we longing for stories about these kinds of characters and situations at this particular moment? Where do religious themes and...