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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.
"Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking."
~Kahlil Gibran from A Third Treasury of Kahlil Gibran
photo by Brian Wolfe
"Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking."
~Kahlil Gibran from A Third Treasury of Kahlil Gibran
photo by Brian Wolfe

"Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking."

~Kahlil Gibran from A Third Treasury of Kahlil Gibran

photo by Brian Wolfe

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"There’s something about people beginning to seek solutions by doing things for themselves; that we have that capacity to create the world anew."
~Grace Lee Boggs from Becoming Detroit  Photo by cobalt123
"There’s something about people beginning to seek solutions by doing things for themselves; that we have that capacity to create the world anew."
~Grace Lee Boggs from Becoming Detroit  Photo by cobalt123

"There’s something about people beginning to seek solutions by doing things for themselves; that we have that capacity to create the world anew."

~Grace Lee Boggs from Becoming Detroit

Photo by cobalt123

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"I was in the same moment confronted by an unbearable loss and also by the realization that there were people and community that were there to help me bear it."
~Kate Braestrup from Presence in the Wild
photo by Jim Liestman
"I was in the same moment confronted by an unbearable loss and also by the realization that there were people and community that were there to help me bear it."
~Kate Braestrup from Presence in the Wild
photo by Jim Liestman

"I was in the same moment confronted by an unbearable loss and also by the realization that there were people and community that were there to help me bear it."

~Kate Braestrup from Presence in the Wild

photo by Jim Liestman

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"It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it."
~Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles
photo by Tai Chang Hsien
"It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it."
~Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles
photo by Tai Chang Hsien

"It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it."

~Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles

photo by Tai Chang Hsien

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"Our sense of beauty and our understanding of the nature of the good life are intertwined."
~Alain de Botton from The Architecture of Happiness
Read + Hear more in A School of Life for Atheists
photo by Indy Kethdy
"Our sense of beauty and our understanding of the nature of the good life are intertwined."
~Alain de Botton from The Architecture of Happiness
Read + Hear more in A School of Life for Atheists
photo by Indy Kethdy

"Our sense of beauty and our understanding of the nature of the good life are intertwined."

~Alain de Botton from The Architecture of Happiness

Read + Hear more in A School of Life for Atheists

photo by Indy Kethdy

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"The message from Heschel was that whatever age you are you have a soul, you have a spirit, you have a heart, you have a mind; use them. You have experience; draw on it. You have challenges to pose; pose them. You have learning; use it to teach us."
~Arnold Eisen from The Spiritual Audacity of Joshua Abraham Heschel 
Photo by Pilar Castro
"The message from Heschel was that whatever age you are you have a soul, you have a spirit, you have a heart, you have a mind; use them. You have experience; draw on it. You have challenges to pose; pose them. You have learning; use it to teach us."
~Arnold Eisen from The Spiritual Audacity of Joshua Abraham Heschel 
Photo by Pilar Castro

"The message from Heschel was that whatever age you are you have a soul, you have a spirit, you have a heart, you have a mind; use them. You have experience; draw on it. You have challenges to pose; pose them. You have learning; use it to teach us."

~Arnold Eisen from The Spiritual Audacity of Joshua Abraham Heschel

Photo by Pilar Castro

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"One of the reasons I believe in jazz is that the oneness of man can come through the rhythm of your heart. It’s the same anyplace in the world, that heartbeat. It’s the first thing you hear when you’re born — or before you’re born — and it’s the last thing you hear."
~Dave Brubeck (1920-2012)
as cited in The New York Times
photo by Augusto Cesar Costa
"One of the reasons I believe in jazz is that the oneness of man can come through the rhythm of your heart. It’s the same anyplace in the world, that heartbeat. It’s the first thing you hear when you’re born — or before you’re born — and it’s the last thing you hear."
~Dave Brubeck (1920-2012)
as cited in The New York Times
photo by Augusto Cesar Costa

"One of the reasons I believe in jazz is that the oneness of man can come through the rhythm of your heart. It’s the same anyplace in the world, that heartbeat. It’s the first thing you hear when you’re born — or before you’re born — and it’s the last thing you hear."

~Dave Brubeck (1920-2012)

as cited in The New York Times

photo by Augusto Cesar Costa

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"For me, beauty is valued more than anything - the beauty that is manifest in a curved line or in an act of creativity."
~Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012)
photo by Xavier Donat
Listen to our show on the ennobling art of architecture, An Architecture of Decency.
"For me, beauty is valued more than anything - the beauty that is manifest in a curved line or in an act of creativity."
~Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012)
photo by Xavier Donat
Listen to our show on the ennobling art of architecture, An Architecture of Decency.

"For me, beauty is valued more than anything - the beauty that is manifest in a curved line or in an act of creativity."

~Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012)

photo by Xavier Donat

Listen to our show on the ennobling art of architecture, An Architecture of Decency.

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"I think the awareness of my own vulnerability has made me more aware of other people’s vulnerability and more appreciative of people who cushion me."
~Andrew Solomon from The Soul in Depression
photo by colemama
"I think the awareness of my own vulnerability has made me more aware of other people’s vulnerability and more appreciative of people who cushion me."
~Andrew Solomon from The Soul in Depression
photo by colemama

"I think the awareness of my own vulnerability has made me more aware of other people’s vulnerability and more appreciative of people who cushion me."

~Andrew Solomon from The Soul in Depression

photo by colemama

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"Ring the bells that still can ring.
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.”

~Leonard Cohen from Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs
photo by Theophilos Papadopoulos
"Ring the bells that still can ring.
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.”

~Leonard Cohen from Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs
photo by Theophilos Papadopoulos

"Ring the bells that still can ring.

Forget your perfect offering.

There is a crack in everything.

That’s how the light gets in.”

~Leonard Cohen from Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs

photo by Theophilos Papadopoulos

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For in much wisdom is much vexation, and those who increase knowledge increase sorrow.”
~from Ecclesiastes 1:18 (NRSV), as mentioned in A History of Doubt with Jennifer Michael Hecht
Photo by Helga Weber
For in much wisdom is much vexation, and those who increase knowledge increase sorrow.”
~from Ecclesiastes 1:18 (NRSV), as mentioned in A History of Doubt with Jennifer Michael Hecht
Photo by Helga Weber

For in much wisdom is much vexation, and those who increase knowledge increase sorrow.”

~from Ecclesiastes 1:18 (NRSV), as mentioned in A History of Doubt with Jennifer Michael Hecht

Photo by Helga Weber

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"I would say to young people a number of things. Let them remember that there is a meaning beyond absurdity. Let them be sure that every little deed counts, that every word has power, and that we can do — every one — our share to redeem the world despite of all absurdities and all the frustration and all disappointments. And above all, remember that the meaning of life is to live life as it if were a work of art. You’re not a machine. When you are young, start working on this great work of art called your own existence."
~Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Spiritual Audacity of Abraham Joshua Heschel
Photo by Michael Lokner
"I would say to young people a number of things. Let them remember that there is a meaning beyond absurdity. Let them be sure that every little deed counts, that every word has power, and that we can do — every one — our share to redeem the world despite of all absurdities and all the frustration and all disappointments. And above all, remember that the meaning of life is to live life as it if were a work of art. You’re not a machine. When you are young, start working on this great work of art called your own existence."
~Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Spiritual Audacity of Abraham Joshua Heschel
Photo by Michael Lokner

"I would say to young people a number of things. Let them remember that there is a meaning beyond absurdity. Let them be sure that every little deed counts, that every word has power, and that we can do — every one — our share to redeem the world despite of all absurdities and all the frustration and all disappointments. And above all, remember that the meaning of life is to live life as it if were a work of art. You’re not a machine. When you are young, start working on this great work of art called your own existence."

~Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Spiritual Audacity of Abraham Joshua Heschel

Photo by Michael Lokner

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"Every man carries with him through life a mirror, as unique and impossible to get rid of as his shadow."
~W.H. Auden from The Dyer’s Hand
photo by Akshay Mahajan
"Every man carries with him through life a mirror, as unique and impossible to get rid of as his shadow."
~W.H. Auden from The Dyer’s Hand
photo by Akshay Mahajan

"Every man carries with him through life a mirror, as unique and impossible to get rid of as his shadow."

~W.H. Auden from The Dyer’s Hand

photo by Akshay Mahajan

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"A painter or a musician, a composer, when they create a piece of art, they always sign their name. You also. You produce in your little life, the thinking, the speech and the action. If your thinking is the right thinking, that is a good work of art. It bears always your name."
~Thich Nhat Hanh from his dharma talk, Mindfulness of Anger
photo by Robert S. Donovan
"A painter or a musician, a composer, when they create a piece of art, they always sign their name. You also. You produce in your little life, the thinking, the speech and the action. If your thinking is the right thinking, that is a good work of art. It bears always your name."
~Thich Nhat Hanh from his dharma talk, Mindfulness of Anger
photo by Robert S. Donovan

"A painter or a musician, a composer, when they create a piece of art, they always sign their name. You also. You produce in your little life, the thinking, the speech and the action. If your thinking is the right thinking, that is a good work of art. It bears always your name."

~Thich Nhat Hanh from his dharma talk, Mindfulness of Anger

photo by Robert S. Donovan

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"It’s not just children who carry, possibly innate things. We come with a long history of being attached to other living creatures."
~Jean Berko Gleason from Unfolding Language, Unfolding Life
photo by Gui Carvalho
"It’s not just children who carry, possibly innate things. We come with a long history of being attached to other living creatures."
~Jean Berko Gleason from Unfolding Language, Unfolding Life
photo by Gui Carvalho

"It’s not just children who carry, possibly innate things. We come with a long history of being attached to other living creatures."

~Jean Berko Gleason from Unfolding Language, Unfolding Life

photo by Gui Carvalho

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