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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.


This is really magical. For a 42-year-old former wrestler growing up in a landlocked state and now producing a public radio program (sitting in a cube in front of a screen most days), I admire how he’s been able to meld his family life with his professional life — and do it outdoors. And that he talks about how it grounds him is refreshing.


What an amazing way to raise a family. Can you imagine?


Surfing a Wave of Mystery

by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

When asked about surfing a world record 90-foot high wave (27 meters) above Nazare Canyon off the Atlantic coast of Portugal, Garrett McNamara comments in this Guardian video:

"This wave is very mysterious and very magical. It’s just such a mystery; you never know what you’re going to get out there."

Magical? Check. Daunting? Check. A mysterious place to meet one’s maker? Check.

(via theguardian)