On Being

On Being is a conversation about the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit.

Recent Episodes

Brené Brown on Deep Shame and the Courage to be Vulnerable (Encore).

Brené Brown on Deep Shame and the Courage to be Vulnerable

Courage is borne out of vulnerability, not strength. This finding of Brené Brown’s research on shame and "wholeheartedness" shook the perfectionist ground beneath her own feet. And now it’s inspiring millions to reconsider the way they live, parent, and navigate relations with members of the opposite gender.


Brené Brown on the Courage to be Vulnerable (Encore).

Brené Brown on the Courage to be Vulnerable

Courage is borne out of vulnerability, not strength. This finding of Brené Brown’s research on shame and "wholeheartedness" shook the perfectionist ground beneath her own feet. And now it’s inspiring millions to reconsider the way they live, parent, and navigate relations with members of the opposite gender.


Unedited Interview with Brené Brown

Unedited Interview with Brené BrownBrene Brown is Research Professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work and the author of "Daring Greatly." Krista Tippett spoke with her on November 12, 2012. This interview is included in our show "Deep Shame and the Courage to be Vulnerable." Download an mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.

Unedited Interview with Brené Brown + Krista Tippett

Unedited Interview with Brené Brown + Krista TippettBrene Brown is Research Professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work and the author of "Daring Greatly." Krista Tippett spoke with her on November 12, 2012. This interview is included in our show "Deep Shame and the Courage to be Vulnerable." Download an mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.

Unedited Interview with Brené Brown + Krista Tippett

Unedited Interview with Brené Brown + Krista TippettBrene Brown is Research Professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work and the author of "Daring Greatly." Krista Tippett spoke with her on November 12, 2012. This interview is included in our show "Deep Shame and the Courage to be Vulnerable." Download an mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.

Racial Identity in the Emerging Church and the World

Racial Identity in the Emerging Church and the World

What might words like repentance or forgiveness mean, culturally, in this moment? These are questions of the emerging church, a loosely-defined movement that crosses generations, theologies and social ideologies in the hope of reimagining Christianity. With Phyllis Tickle and Vincent Harding, an honest and sometimes politically incorrect conversation on coming to terms with racial identity in the church and in the world.