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.

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 TippettThis unedited conversation with composer Gustavo Santaolalla comes from the produced show "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. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/gustavo-santaolalla-how-movie-music-moves-us/7591
 
 

Maria Popova — Cartographer of Meaning in a Digital Age

Maria Popova — Cartographer of Meaning in a Digital Age

She has called Brain Pickings, her invention and labor of love, a “human-powered discovery engine for interestingness.” What Maria Popova really delivers, to hundreds of thousands of people each day, is wisdom of the old-fashioned sort, presented in new-fashioned digital ways. She cross-pollinates — between philosophy and design, physics and poetry, the intellectual and the experiential. We explore her gleanings on what it means to lead a good life — intellectually, creatively, and spiritually.

 
 

[Unedited] Maria Popova with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Maria Popova with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Maria Popova comes from the produced show "Cartographer of Meaning in a Digital Age." She has called Brain Pickings, her invention and labor of love, a “human-powered discovery engine for interestingness.” What Maria Popova really delivers, to hundreds of thousands of people each day, is wisdom of the old-fashioned sort, presented in new-fashioned digital ways. She cross-pollinates — between philosophy and design, physics and poetry, the intellectual and the experiential. We explore her gleanings on what it means to lead a good life — intellectually, creatively, and spiritually. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/maria-popova-cartographer-of-meaning-in-a-digital-age/7580
 
 

Jane Gross — The Far Shore of Aging [remix]

Jane Gross — The Far Shore of Aging

It is a story of our time — the new landscape of living longer, and of dying more slowly too. Jane Gross has explored this as a daughter and as a journalist, and as creator of the New York Times’ “New Old Age” blog. She has grounded advice and practical wisdom about caring for our loved ones and ourselves on the far shore of aging.

 
 

[Unedited] Jane Gross with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Jane Gross with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Jane Gross comes from the produced show "The Far Shore of Aging." It is a story of our time — the new landscape of living longer, and of dying more slowly too. Jane Gross has explored this as a daughter and as a journalist, and as creator of the New York Times’ “New Old Age” blog. She has grounded advice and practical wisdom about caring for our loved ones and ourselves on the far shore of aging. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/far-shore-aging/255
 
 

Mohammed Fairouz — The World in Counterpoint

Mohammed Fairouz — The World in Counterpoint

He’s been called a post-millennial Schubert. Mohammed Fairouz has composed four symphonies and an opera while still in his 20s. He invokes John F. Kennedy and Anwar Sadat, Seamus Heaney and Yehuda Amichai in his compositions. He sees "illustrious language" as a form of music — and as a way, just maybe, to shift the world on its axis.

 
 

[Unedited] Mohammed Fairouz with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Mohammed Fairouz with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with composer Mohammed Fairouz comes from the produced show "The World in Counterpoint." He’s been called a post-millennial Schubert. While still in his 20s, Mohammed Fairouz has composed four symphonies and an opera. He invokes John F. Kennedy and Anwar Sadat, Seamus Heaney and Yehuda Amichai in his compositions — seeing "illustrious language" as a form of music and as a way, just maybe, to shift the world on its axis. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/mohammed-fairouz-the-world-in-counterpoint/7511
 
 

Margaret Wertheim — The Grandeur and Limits of Science

Margaret Wertheim — The Grandeur and Limits of Science

A passionate translator of the beauty and relevance of scientific questions, Margaret Wertheim is also wise about the limits of science to tell the whole story of the human self. Her Institute for Figuring in Los Angeles reveals evocative, visceral connections between high mathematics, crochet and other folk arts, and our love of the planet.

 
 

[Unedited] Margaret Wertheim with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Margaret Wertheim with Krista TippettThis unedited interview with Margaret Wertheim comes from the produced show "The Grandeur and Limits of Science." A passionate translator of the beauty and relevance of scientific questions, Margaret Wertheim is also wise about the limits of science to tell the whole story of the human self. Her Institute for Figuring in Los Angeles reveals evocative, visceral connections between high mathematics, crochet and other folk arts, and our love of the planet. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/margaretwertheim-the-grandeur-and-limits-of-science/7472
 
 

David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch — The Future of Marriage [remix]

David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch — The Future of Marriage

What would it take to make our national encounter with gay marriage redemptive rather than divisive? David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch came to the gay marriage debate from very different directions — but with a shared concern about the institution of marriage. Now, they’re pursuing a different way for all of us to grapple with the future of marriage, redefined. They model a fresh way forward as the subject of same-sex marriage is before the Supreme Court.

 
 

[Unedited] David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Jonathan Rauch and David Blankenhorn comes from the produced show "The Future of Marriage." What would it take to make our national encounter with gay marriage redemptive rather than divisive? David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch came to the gay marriage debate from very different directions — but with a shared concern about the institution of marriage. Now, they’re pursuing a different way for all of us to grapple with the future of marriage, redefined. They model a fresh way forward as the subject of same-sex marriage is before the Supreme Court. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/future-marriage-david-blankenhorn-and-jonathan-rauch/4883
 
 
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