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

David Hartman — Hope in a Hopeless God (Encore).

David Hartman — Hope in a Hopeless God

Rabbi Hartman was a charismatic and challenging figure in Israeli society and a champion of adaptive Judaism. He convened rare encounters of Jews from different backgrounds--men and women--at his institute. We remember his window into the unfolding of his tradition in the modern world - Judaism as a lens on the human condition.


[Unedited] David Hartman with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] David Hartman with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation from our show "David Hartman — Opening Up Windows" took place at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem on March 13, 2011.

Rabbi Hartman was a charismatic and challenging figure in Israeli society and a champion of adaptive Judaism. He convened rare encounters of Jews from different backgrounds--men and women--at his institute. We remember his window into the unfolding of his tradition in the modern world - Judaism as a lens on the human condition.

See more at http://www.onbeing.org/program/david-hartman-hope-in-a-hopeless-god/16

Brian Greene — Reimagining the Cosmos

Brian Greene — Reimagining the Cosmos

A thrilling, mind-bending view of the cosmos and of the human adventure of modern science. In a conversation ranging from free will to the meaning of the Higgs boson particle, physicist Brian Greene suggests the deepest scientific realities are hidden from human senses and often defy our best intuition.


[Unedited] Brian Greene with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Brian Greene with Krista TippettThe discoveries which the physicist Brian Greene spends his life pondering lead to a thrilling, mind-bending view of the cosmos, and of the human adventure of modern science. Think of the certainties many of us grew up learning in school - now overtaken by the constant reimagining of the cosmos that is modern physics. The word “space” to describe what we now understand as a sphere teeming with mysterious energy and matter. In our lifetime the science fiction scenario of parallel universes has become a compelling mathematical possibility. Brian Greene works on this frontier, and he increasingly believes that the deepest realities are hidden from human senses and defy our best intuition.

See more at www.onbeing.org/program/brian-greene-on-reimagining-the-cosmos/6118

Teilhard de Chardin on The "Planetary Mind" and Our Spiritual Evolution (Encore).

Teilhard de Chardin on The "Planetary Mind" and Our Spiritual Evolution

The coming stage of evolution, Teilhard de Chardin said, won't be driven by physical adaptation but by human consciousness, creativity, and spirit. We visit with his biographer Ursula King, and we experience his ideas energizing New York Times Dot Earth blogger Andrew Revkin and evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson.


[Unedited] Ursula King with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Ursula King with Krista TippettThe coming stage of evolution, Teilhard de Chardin said, won't be driven by physical adaptation but by human consciousness, creativity, and spirit. We visit with his biographer Ursula King, and we experience his ideas energizing New York Times Dot Earth blogger Andrew Revkin and evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson.

See more at www.onbeing.org/program/teilhard-de-chardins-planetary-mind-and-our-spiritual-evolution/4965