On Being with Krista Tippett


Groundbreaking Peabody Award-winning conversation about the big questions of meaning — spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, and the arts. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives. Hosted by Krista Tippett, new every Thursday.

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Recent Episodes
  • Alison Gopnik — The Evolutionary Power of Children and Teenagers
    Jan 23, 2020 – 00:51:34
  • [Unedited] Alison Gopnik with Krista Tippett
    Jan 23, 2020 – 01:45:15
  • Ruby Sales — Where Does it Hurt?
    Jan 16, 2020 – 00:52:09
  • [Unedited] Ruby Sales with Krista Tippett
    Jan 16, 2020 – 02:15:04
  • Joe Henry — Welcoming Flies at the Picnic
    Jan 9, 2020 – 00:51:39
  • [Unedited] Joe Henry with Krista Tippett
    Jan 9, 2020 – 01:40:01
  • Brené Brown — Strong Back, Soft Front, Wild Heart
    Jan 2, 2020 – 00:51:33
  • [Unedited] Brené Brown with Krista Tippett
    Jan 2, 2020 – 01:18:18
  • Bessel van der Kolk — How Trauma Lodges in the Body
    Dec 26, 2019 – 00:51:34
  • [Unedited] Bessel van der Kolk with Krista Tippett
    Dec 26, 2019 – 01:18:34
  • Greg Boyle — The Calling of Delight: Gangs, Service, and Kinship
    Dec 19, 2019 – 00:53:05
  • [Unedited] Greg Boyle with Krista Tippett
    Dec 19, 2019 – 01:17:58
  • David Whyte — The Conversational Nature of Reality
    Dec 12, 2019 – 00:51:34
  • "Close" by David Whyte read by Krista Tippett
    Dec 12, 2019 – 00:02:37
  • [Unedited] David Whyte with Krista Tippett
    Dec 12, 2019 – 01:26:36
  • Serene Jones — On Grace
    Dec 5, 2019 – 00:51:35
  • [Unedited] Serene Jones with Krista Tippett
    Dec 5, 2019 – 01:15:40
  • Richard Blanco — How to Love a Country
    Nov 27, 2019 – 00:53:30
  • "América" (parts IV-V) by Richard Blanco
    Nov 27, 2019 – 00:02:29
  • [Unedited] Richard Blanco with Krista Tippett
    Nov 27, 2019 – 01:23:16
  • Marilynne Robinson and Marcelo Gleiser — The Mystery We Are
    Nov 21, 2019 – 00:51:33
  • [Unedited] Marilynne Robinson and Marcelo Gleiser with Krista Tippett
    Nov 21, 2019 – 01:16:58
  • Robert Macfarlane — The Hidden Human Depths of the Underland
    Nov 14, 2019 – 00:51:33
  • [Unedited] Robert Macfarlane with Krista Tippett
    Nov 14, 2019 – 01:37:35
  • Joy Ladin — Finding a Home in Yourself
    Nov 7, 2019 – 00:51:33
  • [Unedited] Joy Ladin with Krista Tippett
    Nov 7, 2019 – 01:37:42
  • angel Kyodo williams — The World Is Our Field of Practice
    Oct 31, 2019 – 00:51:35
  • [Unedited] angel Kyodo williams with Krista Tippett
    Oct 31, 2019 – 01:27:06
  • America Ferrera and John Paul Lederach — The Ingredients of Social Courage
    Oct 24, 2019 – 00:51:34
  • [Unedited] America Ferrera and John Paul Lederach with Krista Tippett
    Oct 24, 2019 – 01:35:24
  • Jennifer Bailey and Lennon Flowers — An Invitation to Brave Space
    Oct 17, 2019 – 00:51:34
  • [Unedited] Jennifer Bailey and Lennon Flowers with Krista Tippett
    Oct 17, 2019 – 01:21:25
  • David Treuer — Language Carries More Than Words
    Oct 10, 2019 – 00:51:16
  • [Unedited] David Treuer with Krista Tippett
    Oct 10, 2019 – 01:37:17
  • Derek Black and Matthew Stevenson — Befriending Radical Disagreement
    Oct 3, 2019 – 00:51:35
  • [Unedited] Derek Black and Matthew Stevenson with Krista Tippett
    Oct 3, 2019 – 01:03:09
  • Imani Perry — More Beautiful
    Sep 26, 2019 – 00:52:30
  • [Unedited] Imani Perry with Krista Tippett - 2019
    Sep 26, 2019 – 01:17:23
  • Erik Vance — The Drugs Inside Your Head
    Sep 19, 2019 – 00:52:29
  • [Unedited] Erik Vance with Krista Tippett
    Sep 19, 2019 – 01:23:34
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates — Imagining a New America
    Sep 12, 2019 – 00:52:31
  • [Unedited] Ta-Nehisi Coates with Krista Tippett
    Sep 12, 2019 – 01:22:16
  • ‘This Movie Changed Me’ Is Back
    Sep 5, 2019 – 00:51:34
  • Gordon Hempton — Silence and the Presence of Everything
    Aug 29, 2019 – 00:51:27
  • [Unedited] Gordon Hempton with Krista Tippett
    Aug 29, 2019 – 01:29:28
  • Katy Payne — In the Presence of Elephants and Whales
    Aug 22, 2019 – 00:51:27
  • [Unedited] Katy Payne with Krista Tippett
    Aug 22, 2019 – 01:11:10
  • Shane Claiborne and Omar Saif Ghobash — Called and Conflicted
    Aug 15, 2019 – 00:51:29
  • [Unedited] Shane Claiborne and Omar Saif Ghobash with Krista Tippett
    Aug 15, 2019 – 01:41:26
  • Darnell Moore — Self-Reflection and Social Evolution
    Aug 8, 2019 – 00:51:32
Recent Reviews
  • Juicyfruit2cutebrah
    Like a custom vitamin blend for my mind, heart and spirit
    I love this podcast and look forward to every new episode; Krista’s conversations with so many brave, wise, compassionate humans always inspire new ways of thinking and seeing...they infuse my day with light and a much-needed dash of hope!
  • JRun08
    Medicine for my soul
  • peesfull
    A favorite!
    This podcast helps me feel there is hope for humankind.
  • vokal712
    one of the great, deep pleasures of my life
    I'm grateful, grateful. Krista Tippett is a gift to the world. Her guests are astonishing, her investigations into their work thoughtful and sprightly and oh lord, so illuminating. The resulting mind alchemy is delicious and unique. I have so many more adjectives I could bring to bear, but just listen; you'll have a pile of your own in no time. It gives me hope and perspective, on the micro and macro scales, sometimes simultaneously. So profoundly satisfying, whether my questions are answered or no. No better way to spend an hour, truly.
  • nicolemillercasey
    I love this Podcast!!!
    Such a hope for humanity!❤️
  • lvfirelady
    Expanding my community
    Krista I listen to your podcast regularly. I learn so much and am so grateful for access to these wonderful people you interview. I find these talks a part of my spiritual practice as well. Thank you
  • Ohoyo Tushka
    Part of my spiritual practice
    After finding On Being it has become part of my regular spiritual practice. I look forward to each new podcast. I save them for long beach walks with my dog, solo car rides, and blessed leisurely mornings when I can let it soak in. Krista’s interviews are ever thoughtful and soul stirring. I share them widely and often and refer to them so frequently that On Being is part of my spiritual lexicon.
  • elbel444
    Krista tippet is my idol
    Fascinating, enlightening conversation. Krista is the perfect interviewer with her depth of knowledge and insight into the human condition. This podcast is good for your soul. Just wish I could be her when I grow up.
  • Zzzzbbb
    On Being is my Zen Zone
    Always feel better after listening to it. Even the episodes where I’m challenged.
  • Elarocca
    Inspiring, love this podcast it’s amazing.
  • KaybrielleB
    This was my first time ever listening to a full podcast and I loved every second!!!
  • Kent Faver
    Love these ladies!
    Keep talking Gail! Thank y’all!
  • mariel_sofia
    find a host with something to say.
    krista’s voice makes me wanna kill myself. she says NOTHING substantial and is overly flattering in a slimy way. guests are good but she is just so silly.
  • mhfxvvuyfxnjj
    A little disappointed
    I looked forward to all the interviews Krista has and always listened to the un edited ones. Feel like we are getting repeats and not as interesting new individuals. Krista May be moving on or something...?
  • Sunny Wunder
    On Being
    When I need my spirit first I always listen to this podcast. Thank you for all the wonderful interviews and gifts they bring.
  • @sicilianmystic
    This is a phenomenal series of podcasts! I’m so glad I discovered it and dove right into the Ross Gay interview... then Glennon Doyle & Abbie Womback... then Jericho Brown the next day... and now Liz Gilbert! Such an audio rabbit hole full of treasures!
  • onehipdiva
    Gordon Hempton
    I love your podcasts but this one with Gordon Hempton was clearly awkward. I couldn’t get through it.
  • brewitt1
    Always Wonderful
    Constantly captivating, insightful, feel provoking
  • Epidendrum22
    Grace and Gratitude
    Krista is compassionate, eloquent, so well prepared, insightful and an amazing communicator. What a true gift to listen.
  • Yeah moi
    On Being
    Wonderful thought provoking and spiritually uplifting.
  • Roxnstarz
    Possibly the most important podcast of our time
    Food for the mind and a balm for the heart. Thoughtful, gentle, insightful, challenging, compassionate, wise ... all the things we strive to be but sorely miss in our current cultural conversations. If you are frustrated and discouraged with information gleaned from your current media diet, this is necessary nourishment.
  • qwertyuiopadghjkl
    Wisdom for our times
    Thought provoking interviews with poets, scientists, preachers and activists about what it means to be humans. Krista Tippett is a masterful interviewer.
  • Mmmmmnop
    Great guests but
    Krista Tippet has created a format for interviewing the most important and inspiring people. I truly love learning from them. However increasingly she sounds like she’s always laughing at a joke that wasn’t said, anticipating every comment with a knowing chuckle. Her questions are strong I just wish she’d turn down what sounds like anxious obsequious chortles.
  • Chelpie Bee
    Good Content; Awful Delivery
    I was so excited to listen to the Esther Perel episode, but it took several sessions to be able to listen to it all as the host was just so abominable when it came to expressing herself succinctly. She would use “um” “so” and “uh” repeatedly before every single question, and often sounded like she was agreeing with Esther too eagerly when she perhaps was not able to keep up with certain references. It was painful to listen to her parts of the interview, despite her probing questions.
  • J. Barshop
    Profound and pure to the core..
    I feel completely at home here - bowled over by brilliant advice and nourishing conversations. Krista is absolutely world class at extracting those bits of gold that will make a meaningful impact in her listeners - can't recommend On Being enough if you're interested in exploring your own personal and professional evolution & development. 🙌
  • jes412
    Restoring my faith in humanity. And humans!
    My somewhat grandiose review title aside, this is easily one of the best podcasts around today; and not surprising considering the amazing work of Ms. Tippett over the years. The conversation move at the pace of intelligent discourse - agreeing, pressing, probing, and even disagree with the guests - but always bringing out their best and most interesting ideas. There is human drama, discovery, even fascinating contrition. These are people that I would not otherwise likely meet in my normal daily life, but thanks to Ms. Tippet, I get the chance to do so; and my life is a bit better better for it.
  • pystalkrystal
    Tippett for President
    What a gorgeous, thoughtful and illuminating podcast. I love the variety of guests, the nourishment provided to the human spirit and how much I learn from this well-crafted show. I know I am the better for listening, so OnBeing is a regular part of my life and I always look forward to new episodes.
  • Walk in Beauty
    Soul Food
    I was doing a journey with a practitioner who ask me to imagine a mentor. “I’ve never had one”, I replied. She said it was ok, to just make one up. I thought and thought and then whalah! Krista Tippet is was! I had to explain why I chose her. “Smart, authentic, deep, fiercely present, honoring, engaging, open, bringing depth & meaning to our world, lovely voice, soulful”. Thank you Krista for going on many journeys with me. Most commonly on nature walks with headphones on seeking deeper healing and connection. You and so many of your beautiful guests have brought me back many times. Alhumdulillah! PS. Please interview some Islamic and Sufi guests! There’s great beauty there and you’d be a perfect bridge ❤️🙏🏿❤️
  • kenziemcheather
    This is my favorite podcast for any occasion. On my commute, Before bed, while cleaning... I’m so grateful to be able to hear from the minds I admire most in a down to earth way.
  • feathered aspen
    Best Interviewer on the Planet
    Ok, maybe a bit hyperbolic, but does anyone prepare more or ask better questions than Krista?! She always draws out the best in her interviews, and I love the philosophical and spiritual undercurrent.
  • pgoldmine
    Better life
    This podcast has enriched my life so much. To me it is one of the most masterful conversations ever created. I’m so grateful for all that I learn here. On Being makes my life better.
  • Vsr20
    Favorite podcast
    It took me a while to be courageous enough to begin listening to this podcast, but now it is my favorite. It challenges me and stretches me, and fills a gap I didn’t know was there.
  • ugogrrrl
    Best in Class
    Host Krista Tppett is genius for selecting the best, most gifted, enlightened people among us as guests. All of them have so much beauty, so much to teach us. This is a unique and wonderful program that is well worth listening to. I especially love the unedited versions.
  • the new mom show
    Life changing
    In all honesty, these conversations have helped me find myself, my values, through questioning what these incredible humans have to share. I have brought with me into my life wisdom I have discovered on this simple podcast. Thank you Krista.
  • Mission Accomplished
    Interviews of the millionaire and billionaire leaders of the feelings industry. Deepak-Chopraesque nonsense for the emotional hypochondriac.
  • ShambhaviS24
    Great guests but not a huge fan of Krista
    Lovely series of guests with interesting stories and subjects. Unfortunately the host seems very cold, and disconnected from her host and the topic of conversation. The Maya Angelou episode could really have been something beautiful.
  • running towards
    I love this podcast. So worth my time and attention.
  • professorbgirl
    Krista Tippet is an American Treasure
    Podcast is wonderful. Tippet takes the time to get to know the person’s work, gently guides the discussion without being overbearing. Lovely, meditative, full of surprises.
  • Rachrunsmt
    Great Conversations
    Listening is like hitting a personal reset button.
  • TheAnon101
    My entire heart and soul. Thank you.
  • debashree_123
    Krista’s voice is beautiful and calming. I can feel the respect and empathy she feels for her guests in her voice. Her questions are thoughtful and she gives her guests space to explore their own thoughts and formulate their answers.
  • Gregg Robins
    Full of meaning and soul
    Thoughtful and deep discussions, on a regular basis, that are so good for our minds, our hearts, and our souls.
  • Tylazer
    Earthshaking show that I love to listen to over and over. Thank you for asking the beautiful questions Krista!
  • Ms Gardiner
    Yes! All the things.
    Many thanks to the entire On Being team! I’ve been listening for years. I’ve never heard an episode that wasn’t worth 5 stars. I love the unedited versions.
  • Dakauf
    Excellent guests and excellent questions. Thanks so much Krista!
  • Erich617
    Little Known Fact about On Being
    The ratio of white to black in the podcast's thumbnail image is a direct representation of its guests racial diversity.
  • Caylmonty
    A wonderful spiritual exploration
    I have been listening to this podcast for years - my first being John O'Donahue - and have found it always to be insightful, inspirational, and novel. Highly recommend.
  • kipstress
    Anchoring & thought-provoking. Sometimes radically so
    While I don't always agree with her guests, I always find Tippett's interviews provocative. For days afterward I find myself returning to an idea or a concept in a way that deepens my engagement with the world. I highly recommend this podcast.
  • altonbeautybarre
    So great
    Really love this
  • Truth Sleuth
    Enchanting and Engaging
    I am thrilled and illuminated with each episode. On Being is a resource for consciousness seekers of every variety as Kristin engages her guests and her audience in a dance of subtlety and substance.
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