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.

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
 
 

Nathan Schneider — The Fabric of Our Identity

Nathan Schneider — The Fabric of Our Identity

The fourth in a four-part series, "The American Consciousness."

There’s a kind of brilliance that flashes up in early adulthood: an ability to see the world whole. Nathan Schneider has been able to articulate and sustain that far-seeing eye of young adulthood. He’s also a gifted writer, chronicling the world he and his compatriots are helping to make — spiritual, technological, and communal. At the Chautauqua Institution, we explore the wisdom of a millennial generation public intellectual on the emerging fabric of human identity.

 
 

[Unedited] Nathan Schneider with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Nathan Schneider with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with journalist Nathan Schneider comes from the produced show "The Fabric of Our Identity." The fourth in a four-part series, "The American Consciousness." There’s a kind of brilliance that flashes up in early adulthood: an ability to see the world whole. Nathan Schneider has been able to articulate and sustain that far-seeing eye of young adulthood. He’s also a gifted writer, chronicling the world he and his compatriots are helping to make — spiritual, technological, and communal. At the Chautauqua Institution, we explore the wisdom of a millennial generation public intellectual on the emerging fabric of human identity. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/nathan-schneider-the-fabric-of-our-identity/6911
 
 

Michel Martin — The Fabric of Our Identity

Michel Martin — The Fabric of Our Identity

The third in a four-part series, "The American Consciousness."

If journalism is a primary way we tell the story of ourselves and our time, Michel Martin is a person helping us tell that story — and take part in it — more completely. Her daily NPR program Tell Me More was often labeled as “diversity” or “minority” programming. But in fact, she and her journalism are about a more generous and realistic sweep of who we are now — and how we’re creating our life together anew. At the Chautauqua Institution, we mine her wisdom on the emerging fabric of human identity.

 
 

[Unedited] Michel Martin with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Michel Martin with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with journalist Michel Martin comes from the produced show "The Fabric of Our Identity." The third in a four-part series, "The American Consciousness." If journalism is a primary way we tell the story of ourselves and our time, Michel Martin is a person helping us tell that story — and take part in it — more completely. Her daily NPR program Tell Me More was often labeled as “diversity” or “minority” programming. But in fact, she and her journalism are about a more generous and realistic sweep of who we are now — and how we’re creating our life together anew. At the Chautauqua Institution, we mine her wisdom on the emerging fabric of human identity. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/michel-martin-the-fabric-of-our-identity/6791
 
 

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, Jonathan Sacks, Katharine Jefferts Schori, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr — Pursuing Happiness [remix]

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, Jonathan Sacks, Katharine Jefferts Schori, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr — Pursuing Happiness

The XIV Dalai Lama seems to many to embody happiness — happiness against the odds, a virtue that is acquired and practiced. Before a live audience in Atlanta, Georgia, Krista had a rare opportunity to mull over the meaning of happiness in contemporary life with him and three global spiritual leaders: a Muslim scholar, a chief rabbi, and a presiding bishop. An invigorating and unpredictable discussion exploring the themes of suffering, beauty, and the nature of the body.

 
 

[Unedited] The Dalai Lama, Jonathan Sacks, Katharine Jefferts Schori, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] The Dalai Lama, Jonathan Sacks, Katharine Jefferts Schori, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, and Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr comes from the produced show "Pursuing Happiness." The XIV Dalai Lama seems to many to embody happiness — happiness against the odds, a virtue that is acquired and practiced. Before a live audience in Atlanta, Georgia, Krista had a rare opportunity to mull over the meaning of happiness in contemporary life with him and three global spiritual leaders: a Muslim scholar, a chief rabbi, and a presiding bishop. An invigorating and unpredictable discussion exploring the themes of suffering, beauty, and the nature of the body. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/pursuing-happiness-dalai-lama/147
 
 

Richard Rodriguez — The Fabric of Our Identity

Richard Rodriguez — The Fabric of Our Identity

The second in a four-part series, "The American Consciousness."

After September 11, 2001, Richard Rodriguez traveled to the Middle East to explore his kinship, as a Roman Catholic, with the men who stepped onto airplanes and turned them into weapons of terror. What he learned illuminates some of the deepest paradox and promise of the world we inhabit. He is an especially intriguing conversation partner for right now — a life and mind straddling left and right, religious and secular, immigrant and intellectual. At the Chautauqua Institution, we mine his wisdom on the emerging fabric of human identity.

 
 

[Unedited] Richard Rodriguez with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Richard Rodriguez with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Richard Rodriguez comes from the produced show "The Fabric of Our Identity." The second in a four-part series, "The American Consciousness." After September 11, 2001, Richard Rodriguez traveled to the Middle East to explore his kinship, as a Roman Catholic, with the men who stepped onto airplanes and turned them into weapons of terror. What he learned illuminates some of the deepest paradox and promise of the world we inhabit. He is an especially intriguing conversation partner for right now — a life and mind straddling left and right, religious and secular, immigrant and intellectual. At the Chautauqua Institution, we mine his wisdom on the emerging fabric of human identity. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/richard-rodriguez-the-fabric-of-our-identity/6761
 
 

Imani Perry — The Fabric of Our Identity

Imani Perry — The Fabric of Our Identity

The first in a four-part series, "The American Consciousness."

Imani Perry is a scholar of law, culture, race — and hip hop. She acknowledges wise voices who say that we will never get to the promised land of racial equality. She writes, “That may very well be true, but it also true that extraordinary things have happened and keep happening in our history. The question is, how do we prepare for and precipitate them?” We took her up on this emboldening question at the Chautauqua Institution, on the cusp of yet a new collective reckoning with the racial fabric of American life.

 
 

[Unedited] Imani Perry with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Imani Perry with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Imani Perry comes from the produced show "The Fabric of Our Identity." The first in a four-part series on "The American Consciousness." Imani Perry is a scholar of law, culture, race — and hip hop. She acknowledges wise voices who say that we will never get to the promised land of racial equality. She writes, “That may very well be true, but it also true that extraordinary things have happened and keep happening in our history. The question is, how do we prepare for and precipitate them?” We took her up on this emboldening question at the Chautauqua Institution, on the cusp of yet a new collective reckoning with the racial fabric of American life.
 
 
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