Oct 062005
 

On Being with Krista Tippett

On Being takes up the big questions of meaning with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers — some you know and others you'll love to meet. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives — updated every Thursday. Hosted by Krista Tippett. Discover more at onbeing.org. On Being Studios is the producer of On Being, Becoming Wise, Creating Our Own Lives, and more to come.

Alain de Botton — A School of Life for Atheists

Alain de Botton — A School of Life for Atheists

Alain de Botton is a philosopher who likes the best of religion, but doesn’t believe in God. He says that the most boring question you can ask of any religion is whether it is true. But how to live, how to die, what is good, and what is bad — these are questions religion has sophisticated ways of addressing. So he’s created The School of Life — where people young and old explore ritual, community, beauty, and wisdom. He explains why these ideas shouldn’t be reserved just for believers.

 
 

[Unedited] Alain de Botton with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Alain de Botton with Krista TippettAlain de Botton is the founder and chairman of The School of Life. His books include “Religion for Atheists” and “How Proust Can Change Your Life.” His new book is a novel, “The Course of Love.” This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Alain de Botton — A School of Life for Atheists " Find more at onbeing.org.
 
 

Parker Palmer and Courtney Martin — The Inner Life of Rebellion

Parker Palmer and Courtney Martin — The Inner Life of Rebellion

The history of rebellion is rife with excess and burnout. But new generations have a distinctive commitment to be reflective and activist at once, to be in service as much as in charge, and to learn from history while bringing very new realities into being. Quaker wise man Parker Palmer and journalist and entrepreneur Courtney Martin come together for a cross-generational conversation about the inner work of sustainable, resilient social change.

 
 

[Unedited] Parker Palmer and Courtney Martin with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Parker Palmer and Courtney Martin with Krista TippettParker Palmer is founder and Senior Partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal. He’s the author of bestselling books including “Let Your Life Speak,” “The Courage to Teach,” “A Hidden Wholeness,” and “Healing the Heart of Democracy.” Courtney Martin is the co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network and a strategist for the TED Prize. She’s the author of six books including “Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists” and most recently, “The New Better Off.” This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Parker Palmer and Courtney Martin — The Inner Life of Rebellion" Find more at onbeing.org.
 
 

Ruby Sales — Where Does It Hurt?

Ruby Sales — Where Does It Hurt?

Where does it hurt? That’s a question the civil rights icon Ruby Sales learned to ask during the days of that movement. It’s a question we scarcely know how to ask in public life now, but it gets at human dynamics that we are living and reckoning with. At a convening of 20 theologians seeking to reimagine the public good of theology for this century, Ruby Sales unsettles some of what we think we know about the force of religion in civil rights history, and names a “spiritual crisis of white America” as a calling of this time.

 
 

[Unedited] Ruby Sales with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Ruby Sales with Krista TippettRuby Sales is the founder and director of the Spirit House Project. She is one of 50 African Americans to be spotlighted in the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Ruby Sales — Where Does it Hurt" Find more at onbeing.org.
 
 

Jimmy Wales — The Sum of All Human Knowledge

Jimmy Wales — The Sum of All Human Knowledge

In the 15 years since its inception, Wikipedia has become as much a global community as a business venture — a living organism with a mission statement to make “the sum of all human knowledge available to every person in the world.” And a conversation with co-founder Jimmy Wales — one of the architects of that philosophy and the world-changing project that has grown up around it — is full of surprises. What Wikipedia is learning has resonance for our wider public life — about the imperfect but gratifying work of navigating truth amidst difference, ongoing learning, and dynamic belonging.

 
 

[Unedited] Jimmy Wales with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Jimmy Wales with Krista TippettJimmy Wales is the co-founder and promoter of Wikipedia and chair emeritus of the Wikimedia Foundation. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Jimmy Wales — The Sum of All Human Knowledge" Find more at onbeing.org.
 
 

Mirabai Bush — Search Inside Yourself: Contemplation in Life and Work

Mirabai Bush — Search Inside Yourself: Contemplation in Life and Work

She works at an emerging 21st century intersection of industry, social healing, and diverse contemplative practices. Raised Catholic with Joan of Arc as her hero, Mirabai Bush is one of the people who brought Buddhism to the West from India in the 1970s. She is called in to work with educators and judges, social activists and soldiers. She helped create Google’s popular employee program, Search Inside Yourself. Mirabai Bush’s life tells a fascinating narrative of our time: the rediscovery of contemplative practices, in many forms and from many traditions, in the secular thick of modern culture.

 
 

[Unedited] Mirabai Bush with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Mirabai Bush with Krista TippettMirabai Bush co-founded the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. She is the co-author of "Compassion in Action: Setting Out on the Path of Service." This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Mirabai Bush — Search Inside Yourself: Contemplation in Life and Work." Find more at onbeing.org.
 
 

Gustavo Santaolalla — How Movie Music Moves Us

Gustavo Santaolalla — How Movie Music Moves Us

Movies, for some of us, are a form of modern church. The Argentinian composer and musician Gustavo Santaolalla creates cinematic landscapes — movie soundtracks that become soundtracks for life. He's won back-to-back Academy Awards for his original scores for Brokeback Mountain and Babel. We experience his humanity and creative philosophy behind a kind of music that moves us like no other.

 
 

[Unedited] Gustavo Santaolalla with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Gustavo Santaolalla with Krista TippettGustavo Santaolalla has composed film scores for over a dozen features including "Amores Perros," "The Motorcycle Diaries," "Brokeback Mountain," "Babel," "On the Road," and "Wild Tales." His latest solo album is called "Camino." This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode "Gustavo Santaolalla — How Movie Music Moves Us." Find more at onbeing.org.
 
 
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