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

[Unedited] David Sloan Wilson with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] David Sloan Wilson 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

[Unedited] Andrew Revkin with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Andrew Revkin 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

Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons and Lucas Johnson on Deromanticizing the Civil Rights Movement and Rediscovering its Humanity

Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons and Lucas Johnson on Deromanticizing the Civil Rights Movement and Rediscovering its Humanity

Wisdom for how we can move and heal our society in our time as the Civil Rights movement galvanized its own. Lucas Johnson is bringing the art and practice of nonviolence into a new century, for new generations. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons was an original Black Power feminist and a grassroots leader of the Mississippi Freedom Summer.


[Unedited] Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons And Lucas Johnson With Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons And Lucas Johnson With Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Rev. Lucas Johnson and Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons was recorded live at the NPR studios in Washington, D.C. on December 13, 2013.

Wisdom for how we can move and heal our society in our time as the Civil Rights movement galvanized its own. Lucas Johnson is bringing the art and practice of nonviolence into a new century, for new generations. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons was an original Black Power feminist and a grassroots leader of the Mississippi Freedom Summer.

See more at www.onbeing.org/program/gwendolyn-zoharah-simmons-and-lucas-johnson-on-deromanticizing-the-civil-rights-movement-and

Patrick Bellegarde-Smith on Living Vodou (Encore).

Patrick Bellegarde-Smith on Living Vodou

The word "Vodou" evokes images of sorcery and sticking pins into dolls. In fact, it's a living tradition wherever Haitians are found based on ancestral religions in Africa. We walk through this mysterious tradition — one with dramatic rituals of trances and dreaming and of belief in spirits, who speak through human beings, with both good and evil potential.


[Unedited] Patrick Bellegarde-Smith with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Patrick Bellegarde-Smith with Krista TippettThe word "Vodou" evokes images of sorcery and sticking pins into dolls. In fact, it's a living tradition wherever Haitians are found based on ancestral religions in Africa. We walk through this mysterious tradition — one with dramatic rituals of trances and dreaming and of belief in spirits, who speak through human beings, with both good and evil potential.

Krista's unedited conversation with Patrick Bellegarde-Smith. He is a professor of Africology at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Krista spoke with him on May 16, 2007 from the studios of American Public Media in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was in the studios of public radio station WHAD in Milwaukee. This interview is included in our program "Patrick Bellegarde-Smith on Living Vodou."

See more at: www.onbeing.org/program/living-vodou/128