Oct 062005
 

On Being

On Being with Krista Tippett takes up the big questions of meaning with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers — some you know and others you'll love to meet. Updated every Thursday, a new discovery about the immensity of our lives.

Grace Lee Boggs — A Century in the World [remix]

Grace Lee Boggs — A Century in the World

Chinese-American philosopher and civil rights legend Grace Lee Boggs turned 100 this summer. She has been at the heart and soul of a largely hidden story inside Detroit’s evolution from economic collapse to rebirth. We traveled in 2011 to meet her and her community of joyful, passionate people reimagining work, food, and the very meaning of humanity. They have lessons for us all.

 
 

[Unedited] Wayne Curtis and Myrtle Thompson with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Wayne Curtis and Myrtle Thompson with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Wayne Curtis and Myrtle Thompson comes from the produced episode "Grace Lee Boggs — A Century in the World." Chinese-American philosopher and civil rights legend Grace Lee Boggs turned 100 this summer. She has been at the heart and soul of a largely hidden story inside Detroit’s evolution from economic collapse to rebirth. We traveled in 2011 to meet her and her community of joyful, passionate people reimagining work, food, and the very meaning of humanity. They have lessons for us all. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/grace-lee-boggs-a-century-in-the-world/1060
 
 

[Unedited] Richard Feldman with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Richard Feldman with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Richard Feldman comes from the produced episode "Grace Lee Boggs — A Century in the World." Chinese-American philosopher and civil rights legend Grace Lee Boggs turned 100 this summer. She has been at the heart and soul of a largely hidden story inside Detroit’s evolution from economic collapse to rebirth. We traveled in 2011 to meet her and her community of joyful, passionate people reimagining work, food, and the very meaning of humanity. They have lessons for us all. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/grace-lee-boggs-a-century-in-the-world/1060
 
 

[Unedited] Grace Lee Boggs with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Grace Lee Boggs with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Grace Lee Boggs comes from the produced episode "A Century in the World." Chinese-American philosopher and civil rights legend Grace Lee Boggs turned 100 this summer. She has been at the heart and soul of a largely hidden story inside Detroit’s evolution from economic collapse to rebirth. We traveled in 2011 to meet her and her community of joyful, passionate people reimagining work, food, and the very meaning of humanity. They have lessons for us all. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/grace-lee-boggs-a-century-in-the-world/1060
 
 

[Unedited] Gloria Lowe with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Gloria Lowe with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Gloria Lowe comes from the produced episode "Grace Lee Boggs — A Century in the World." Chinese-American philosopher and civil rights legend Grace Lee Boggs turned 100 this summer. She has been at the heart and soul of a largely hidden story inside Detroit’s evolution from economic collapse to rebirth. We traveled in 2011 to meet her and her community of joyful, passionate people reimagining work, food, and the very meaning of humanity. They have lessons for us all. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/grace-lee-boggs-a-century-in-the-world/1060
 
 

Rex Jung — Creativity and the Everyday Brain [remix]

Rex Jung — Creativity and the Everyday Brain

Few features of humanity are more fascinating than creativity; and few fields are more dynamic now than neuroscience. Rex Jung is a neuropsychologist who puts the two together. He's working on a cutting edge of science, exploring the differences and interplay between intelligence and creativity. He and his colleagues unsettle long-held beliefs about who is creative and who is not. And they're seeing practical, often common-sense connections between creativity and family life, aging, and purpose.

 
 

[Unedited] Rex Jung and Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Rex Jung and Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Rex Jung comes from the produced show "Creativity and the Everyday Brain." Few features of humanity are more fascinating than creativity; and few fields are more dynamic now than neuroscience. Rex Jung is a neuropsychologist who puts the two together. He's working on a cutting edge of science, exploring the differences and interplay between intelligence and creativity. He and his colleagues unsettle long-held beliefs about who is creative and who is not. And they're seeing practical, often common-sense connections between creativity and family life, aging, and purpose. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/creativity-and-everyday-brain/1879
 
 

Katy Payne — In the Presence of Elephants and Whales [remix]

Katy Payne — In the Presence of Elephants and Whales

We were made and set here, the writer Annie Dillard once wrote, "to give voice to our astonishments." Katy Payne is a renowned acoustic biologist with a Quaker sensibility. And she’s found her astonishment in listening to two of the world’s most exotic creatures. She has decoded the language of elephants and was among the first scientists to discover that whales are composers of song.

 
 

[Unedited] Katy Payne with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Katy Payne with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with acoustic biologist Katy Payne comes from the produced show "In the Presence of Elephants and Whales." We were made and set here, the writer Annie Dillard once wrote, "to give voice to our astonishments." Katy Payne is a renowned acoustic biologist with a Quaker sensibility. And she’s found her astonishment in listening to two of the world’s most exotic creatures. She has decoded the language of elephants and was among the first scientists to discover that whales are composers of song. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/katy-payne-in-the-presence-of-elephants-and-whales/241
 
 

John O'Donohue — The Inner Landscape of Beauty [remix]

John O'Donohue — The Inner Landscape of Beauty

The Irish poet and philosopher John O'Donohue was beloved for his book Anam Ċara, Gaelic for "soul friend," and for his insistence on beauty as a human calling. In one of his last interviews before his death in 2008, he articulated a Celtic imagination about how the material and the spiritual — the visible and the invisible — intertwine in human experience. His voice and writings continue to bring ancient mystical wisdom to modern confusions and longings.

 
 

[Unedited] John O'Donohue with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] John O'Donohue with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with John O'Donohue comes from the produced show "The Inner Landscape of Beauty." The Irish poet and philosopher John O'Donohue was beloved for his book Anam Ċara, Gaelic for "soul friend," and for his insistence on beauty as a human calling. In one of his last interviews before his death in 2008, he articulated a Celtic imagination about how the material and the spiritual — the visible and the invisible — intertwine in human experience. His voice and writings continue to bring ancient mystical wisdom to modern confusions and longings. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/john-o-donohue-the-inner-landscape-beauty/203
 
 

Rachel Yehuda — How Trauma and Resilience Cross Generations

Rachel Yehuda — How Trauma and Resilience Cross Generations

Genetics describes DNA sequencing, but epigenetics sees that genes can be turned on and off and expressed differently through changes in environment and behavior. Rachel Yehuda is a pioneer in understanding how the effects of stress and trauma can transmit biologically, beyond cataclysmic events, to the next generation. She has studied the children of Holocaust survivors and of pregnant women who survived the 9/11 attacks. But her science is a form of power for flourishing beyond the traumas large and small that mark each of our lives and those of our families and communities.

 
 
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