Oct 062005
 

On Being

On Being is a social enterprise with a radio show at its heart. Hosted by Krista Tippett, On Being opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? Updated every Thursday.

Reza Aslan — Islam's Reformation

Reza Aslan — Islam's Reformation

In a probing and personal conversation, Reza Aslan opens a refreshing window on religion in the world and Islam in particular. It’s a longer view of history and humanity than news cycles invite — certainly when it comes to the Arab Spring, or to ISIS. His life is a kind of prism on the fluid story of religion in this century. But in a globalized world, we all have a personal stake in how this story unfolds.

 
 

[Unedited] Reza Aslan with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Reza Aslan with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Reza Aslan comes from the produced show "Islam's Reformation." In a probing and personal conversation, Reza Aslan opens a refreshing window on religion in the world and Islam in particular. It’s a longer view of history and humanity than news cycles invite — certainly when it comes to the Arab Spring, or to ISIS. His life is a kind of prism on the fluid story of religion in this century. But in a globalized world, we all have a personal stake in how this story unfolds. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/reza-aslan-on-islams-reformation/7039
 
 

Bernard Chazelle — Discovering the Cosmology of Bach

Bernard Chazelle — Discovering the Cosmology of Bach

Computer scientist Bernard Chazelle has an original take on what music works in us — especially the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Just as mathematicians talk about discovering rather than inventing great equations, so, he says, Bach set out to “discover” the musical rules behind the universe. After hearing this conversation, you may never listen to any piece of music — whether Bach or Jay-Z — in quite the same way again.

 
 

[Unedited] Bernard Chazelle with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Bernard Chazelle with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with computer scientist Bernard Chazelle comes from the produced show "Discovering the Cosmology of Bach." Computer scientist Bernard Chazelle has an original take on what music works in us — especially the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Just as mathematicians talk about discovering rather than inventing great equations, so, he says, Bach set out to “discover” the musical rules behind the universe. After hearing this conversation, you may never listen to any piece of music — whether Bach or Jay-Z — in quite the same way again. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/bernard-chazelle-discovering-the-cosmology-of-bach/7026
 
 

Joanna Macy — A Wild Love For the World [remix]

Joanna Macy — A Wild Love For the World

A philosopher of ecology, Joanna Macy’s path wound from the CIA to Tibetan Buddhism, to translating the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. We take that exquisite poetry as a lens on her wisdom on the great dramas of our time: ecological, political, personal. Now in her 80s, Joanna Macy says we are at a pivotal moment in history — with possibilities of unraveling, or of creating, a life-sustaining human society.

 
 

[Unedited] Joanna Macy with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Joanna Macy with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Joanna Macy comes from the produced show "A Wild Love for the World." Joanna Macy is a Buddhist philosopher of ecology and an exquisite translator of the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. We take that poetry as a lens on her wisdom about the dramas of our time — ecological, political, and personal. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/joanna-macy-a-wild-love-for-the-world/61
 
 

Bessel van der Kolk — Restoring the Body: Yoga, EMDR, and Treating Trauma [remix]

Bessel van der Kolk — Restoring the Body: Yoga, EMDR, and Treating Trauma

Human memory is a sensory experience, says psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk. Through his longtime research and innovation in trauma treatment, he shares what he's learning about how bodywork like yoga or eye movement therapy can restore a sense of goodness and safety. What he’s learning speaks to a resilience we can all cultivate in the face of the overwhelming events — which, after all, make up the drama of culture, of news, and of life.

 
 

[Unedited] Bessel van der Kolk with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Bessel van der Kolk with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Bessel van der Kolk comes from the produced show "Restoring the Body: Yoga, EMDR, and Treating Trauma." Human memory is a sensory experience, says psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk. Through his longtime research and innovation in trauma treatment, he shares what he's learning about how bodywork like yoga or eye movement therapy can restore a sense of goodness and safety. What he’s learning speaks to a resilience we can all cultivate in the face of the overwhelming events — which, after all, make up the drama of culture, of news, and of life. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/restoring-the-body-bessel-van-der-kolk-on-yoga-emdr-and-treating-trauma/5801
 
 

Nadia Bolz-Weber — Seeing the Underside and Seeing God: Tattoos, Tradition, and Grace [remix]

Nadia Bolz-Weber — Seeing the Underside and Seeing God: Tattoos, Tradition, and Grace

She’s the tattooed, Lutheran pastor of the House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, a church where a chocolate fountain, a blessing of the bicycles, and serious liturgy come together. She's a face of the Emerging Church — redefining what church is, with deep reverence for tradition.

 
 

[Unedited] Nadia Bolz-Weber with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Nadia Bolz-Weber with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Nadia Bolz-Weber comes from the produced show "Seeing the Underside and Seeing God: Tattoos, Tradition, and Grace." She’s the tattooed, Lutheran pastor of the House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, a church where a chocolate fountain, a blessing of the bicycles, and serious liturgy come together. She's a face of the Emerging Church — redefining what church is, with deep reverence for tradition. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/nadia-bolz-weber-seeing-the-underside-and-seeing-god-tattoos-tradition-and-grace/5896
 
 

Scott Atran — Hopes and Dreams in a World of Fear [remix]

Scott Atran — Hopes and Dreams in a World of Fear

For over a decade, the French-American anthropologist Scott Atran has been listening to the hopes and dreams of young people from Indonesia to Egypt. He explores the human dynamics of what we analyze as “breeding grounds for terrorism” — why some young people become susceptible to them and others, in the same circumstances, do not. His work sheds helpful light on the question on so many of our minds as we watch horrific news of the day: How could this happen — and how could we possibly help transform it?

 
 

[Unedited] Scott Atran with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Scott Atran with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with anthropologist Scott Atran comes from the produced show "Hopes and Dreams in a World of Fear." For over a decade, the French-American anthropologist Scott Atran has been listening to the hopes and dreams of young people from Indonesia to Egypt. He explores the human dynamics of what we analyze as “breeding grounds for terrorism” — why some young people become susceptible to them and others, in the same circumstances, do not. His work sheds helpful light on the question on so many of our minds as we watch horrific news of the day: How could this happen — and how could we possibly help transform it? See more at www.onbeing.org/program/scott-atran-hopes-and-dreams-in-a-world-of-fear/84
 
 
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