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On Being with Krista Tippett is a public radio project delving into the human side of news stories + issues. Curated + edited by senior editor Trent Gilliss.

We publish guest contributions. We edit long; we scrapbook. We do big ideas + deep meaning. We answer questions.

We've even won a couple of Webbys + a Peabody Award.

I Want to Ride My Bicycle, I Want to Ride My Bike

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon Arrives at the VaticanHow great a photo is this?

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon, France, parks his bicycle as he arrives for the fourth day of general congregation meetings in the synod hall at the Vatican on March 7. Chicago Tribune religion reporter Manya Brachear had a bit of fun with it by tweeting:

"I love that Lyon’s Cardinal rides bike to Vatican. I’d love it more if he traded briefcase for basket with baguette." 

(Photo by Paul Haring/ ©2013 Catholic News Service)

~Trent Gilliss, senior editor

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"…the bicycle is mechanical perfection. When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments." ~Elizabeth West, from Hovel in the Hills
Photo by Joe Philipson. (Taken with instagram)
"…the bicycle is mechanical perfection. When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments." ~Elizabeth West, from Hovel in the Hills
Photo by Joe Philipson. (Taken with instagram)

"…the bicycle is mechanical perfection. When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments." ~Elizabeth West, from Hovel in the Hills

Photo by Joe Philipson. (Taken with instagram)

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The Purest Bicycle Rider

by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

How many of us have passed by a stranger on the street or sat near a person on a bus or a train so many times but we’ve never really known much more about that person than the judgments and stories we’ve created in our heads? For some Bostonians, this documentary makes that introduction. The film does a lovely job of introducing Louie the bike rider and shows you his passion for one thing — riding bicycle.

If any of you Bostonians see this, comment or drop us a line if you recognize Louie. I’d love to hear what you think.

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