Ive loved and supported this podcast for ages. But one thing thats always bugged me is Krista’s inability to not interrupt people when they are in the middle of an incredible part of their story. Shes a great interviewer, but at times it seems like 1) what she has to say is more important than the interviewee, 2) getting out HER interpretation of what the interviewee is saying is more important than giving space for their story (and full response!). I cherish the speakers and wisdom from this podcast, but feel that it would be even better if Krista did less talking and more listening.
Jane was a great guest with so much to offer us. Unfortunately Krista’s mind was distracted and focused on something else. Terribly rude to Jane to not be fully engaged with the conversation. If it weren’t for Jane this would’ve been a one star review.
Krista Tippett’s philosophical and humanistic investigation of contemporary issues is essential to living and healing in harmony with nature, each other, and the calling to be of purpose to something greater than oneself. The On Being podcast is essential to my creative life as a contemporary poet.
John Lewis is a man that has led us all to a much better place, a place of equality among the people, the truth overrules in our justice and only the truth. This man was in my entire life but do to my ignorance I did not realize all that he has done for me and the rest of us.
Only recently found this podcast and really enjoy. Worth it.
What a gift this episode is! Thank you Krista, Resmaa & Robin for your heartfelt sharing. Inspiring me to act anew.
Why give a platform to a racist like Robin D?
Brutally and beautifully honest; this is exactly what I have been wanting to hear. As a white woman I am thankful and at the same time ashamed for the past and presenr but hopeful when I listen to these extraordinary conversations.
Using the words of a previous reviewer, this podcast holds a tender space for authentic encounters with each other and ourselves. It’s not always easy, but it’s necessary for growth and for the healing of our deep wounds.
On Being hosts the essential conversations of this moment. Thank you for risking difficult questions, celebrating diversity, holding tender space, and for the gorgeous production and fabric of music and poetry. You are creating masterpieces that help us reimagine our world toward justice.
Every week when I turn on my radio in the morning with my cup of coffee I know I’m going to learn and be thoughtfully moved by the conversations Krista has with her guests. It’s like I can feel the new wrinkles being made in my brain! It’s incredibly profound work
Krista is a beacon of light in a sometimes darker space. Her wisdom, inspirational guest, and awesome interviews always seem to know exactly what I need to hear in that moment. Thank you Krista and the On Being team.
I have been a long time listener but this went too far for me! Just the intro was enough to tell me that this person being interviewed was not at all worth listening to. Are you nuts?! Her voice made me ill.
Most people are very complementary in this space, but a few people use it to launch broadsides. If you are looking for perfection you’re in the wrong place. If you’re looking for conversation and growth you will probably find what you’re looking for.
I’ve been listening to Krista for many years now; this show has become like a guiding light through many difficult times. Krista is one of the most thoughtful and prepared interviewers that I’m aware of, and her voice and laugh are always a source of comfort.
Krista Tippett has brought many fascinating people and issues to my attention. I am grateful. However , I respectfully request that she try harder to share the stage with her interview subjects. Please stop interrupting them to read passages of their writing aloud. Let them read their writing in their own voice. —THEN LET THEM SPEAK— even when their ideas make you uncomfortable. Especially when you are speaking with people of color/ culture.
Pick up a baseball glove losers
Please consider interviewing Clint Smith who is a poet, author, teacher and speaker @facing history and ourselves. He would be great for your show
I listened to the episode with Thich Nhat Hanh. The host Krista felt the need to say the listeners might have a hard time understanding him because he has a “vietnamese- french accent” and implies she couldn’t understand him. Meanwhile, he’s done many interviews and hundreds of talks to people across the world who understand him and nobody else has felt the need to say “you might not understand him” except krista. This is some deep and troubling whiteness- who does she think her audience is? does she think they are people who have never heard people speak with different accents? does she feel her not understanding him means others won’t or can she just sit with her lack of exposure is her issue, not ours? such micro aggression and it’s so tiring that this white host feels the need to explain a that world famous exile has an accent she can’t understand
Thank you for such a beautiful podcast,
Great reporting with a conversational vibe comparable to Terry Gross. It showcases high level topics and brings them down to earth to a personal level.
I’ve been in OnBeing listener since 2013, and while I’ve gone in and out of intense listening phases, I know this is a podcast I can always come back to if I need a sense of hope or inspiration.
I’ve been listening 10 plus years. Always a mature engaging conversation.
Krista Tippett - You have the most beautiful laugh God ever put in a human throat. Love your show. Vital in today’s world.
I just discovered this podcast; how have I not known about it before this! My heart is bursting from what I’ve heard so far. I am looking forward to finding out what I have missed. Thank you!!!
I have listened to On Being for several years now. I live in a small town in a rural part of Kansas. On Being has provided me an opportunity to hear the thoughts, ideas, experiences, and wisdom of important people that I would otherwise not be exposed. These interviews have been and continue to be so enlightening and nourishing. Thank you!
I really appreciate closing each week by listening to On Being. Krista Tippett interviews people with such broad and deep perspectives, and I really appreciate their reflections and musings.
I found On Being a little over a year ago and fell in love. While at first I was picky about which episode I would listen to, however I quickly learned to take each week’s episode fully and to mediate on the conversation. I’ve quickly tried to listen to as much of the back catalog as possible and have read all three of Krista’s books. These conversations are needed in a politically divided world, one that is separate from a deep sense of meaning and wonder. These episodes have become weekly rituals for taking life slower and being more mindful and spiritual through a wide range of conversations with spiritual leaders, scientists, artists, and activists. I HIGHLY recommend this podcast to everyone!
It’s been a real delight to listen this podcast progress. Beautiful exploration of topics.
As someone that has identified as an atheist and global citizen most of her life, I find this podcast to be incredibly interesting, comforting, and grounding. It’s what I always wanted to hear but could never find. Love it thank you!
I cannot agree more to the review written by Kg8957. I like the guests and subjects of this podcast very much but It is very challenging for me to listen when host constantly interrupts the guests and she herself quotes them instead of letting them say their own words themselves.
A wonderful podcast with deeply insightful guests. My only request is that the host, Krista Tippet please not interrupt her guests so much! I often prefer to hear what they are saying although I understand it is a conversation.
This podcast is a healing balm, a salve, a remedy. Thanks to all who put their heart and talent into its creation.
This review is long overdue! On Being was the first podcast I subscribed to, after listening for years on the radio. Longest standing on my list. Inspiring. Sometimes soothing, sometimes energizing. Keep up the good work!
These conversations opened up my life in magical ways! Have read many of the books of various guests from topics on physics, political science, neuroscience, relationships, travel and mysticism. Krista and her staff deserve every accolade and more!!
Thank you for this amazing podcast I just discovered in the midst of this mad pandemic. This gives me such hope and is so life affirming.
This podcast has brought so much calm and reflection over the last several years. I’m so grateful for it.
Krista, host of the On Being podcast, highlight all aspects of society & sulture and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
I really enjoyed this episode! I found the hostess to be well versed and engaging with her guest Nicholas Christakis! And the chat between the two is really intriguing and I now want to pick up Dr. Christakis’s book (all 3 of them are calling me)!
Appreciate the depth and thoughtful conversations that Ms. Tippet brings to her listening audience. I am always delighted and enriched!
Used to love this podcast, but I’ve realized Krista Tippet can’t hold a candle to most of her guests. She comes across not very bright and out of her depth often. Oprah is a way better interviewer who can actually engage vs just asking questions from a notepad. Her guests are amazing, she’s just not a good interviewer.
I can trust this podcast to be a companion during my work. Love the topics and people selected for the interviews. I agree with order reviews that Ms. Trippet could give more air time, control repetitive words “like” “you know” and others and don't make it such an informal conversation when we want to enjoy her interviewing skills and depth. I am willing to give her time to find her ground again and come back in an even more mindful way.
I am so grateful for this podcast. Thank you Krista for being a wonderful host and interviewer, for sharing the wisdom of so many around the world, and putting together a show that is insightful, thought provoking, inspiring, and soul restoring, all at once. There have been many times I’ve felt restless and overwhelmed and listened to an episode, and it’s brought such comfort to my mind and heart. I’m always sharing episodes with friends and family, hoping to give them a bit of what I get here. Absolutely wonderful.
One of the joys of this podcast is that learning about Krista is just as interesting as learning about her guests. She has a wonderful interview style and I’ve enjoyed coming back again and again to her podcast. Her voice is equally soothing and attention-holding. I’m so grateful for this podcast and the good Krista and her team do.
I love the people who are interviewed. Krista Tippet however, has become increasingly squeaky and intrusive toward her interviewers. I wish someone could fill her space. Hearing her voice is like hearing fingers on a chalkboard or a dying squealing rodent.
Agree with other commenters who mentioned that Ms. Tippet can come across as obsequious and that she has a distracting way of speaking as if she is always about to laugh — it took me several tries before I could make it through a full interview. However, when the interviews are good (sometimes they are not — they can be too loose, unstructured, repetitive), they’re fascinating. Worth sticking it out for the good ones.
These topics are great in their depth and richness. Guests are profound. But every time I listen I end up yelling throughout the podcast for Krista to shut up already. She interrupts her guests constantly, talks over them, tells their story for them, and takes more air time than they do. They literally can’t get out a sentence without Krista butting in. It’s infuriating. Please have her learn some interview skills. We aren’t listening to hear her. Please stop mansplaining the guests to themselves.
I thoroughly enjoy “on Being” on Sunday morning & cant imagine starting my week without the show.
Ms Tippett is the perfect dry erase board for innovative thinkers to sketch their thoughts for public consumption.
This podcast is my version of church and connects me with my spiritual side in the comforts of my own home.
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!
Medicine for my soul
This podcast helps me feel there is hope for humankind.
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.
Such a hope for humanity!❤️
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
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.
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.
Always feel better after listening to it. Even the episodes where I’m challenged.
This was my first time ever listening to a full podcast and I loved every second!!!
Keep talking Gail! Thank y’all!
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.
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...?
When I need my spirit first I always listen to this podcast. Thank you for all the wonderful interviews and gifts they bring.
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!
I love your podcasts but this one with Gordon Hempton was clearly awkward. I couldn’t get through it.
Constantly captivating, insightful, feel provoking
Krista is compassionate, eloquent, so well prepared, insightful and an amazing communicator. What a true gift to listen.
Wonderful thought provoking and spiritually uplifting.
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.
Thought provoking interviews with poets, scientists, preachers and activists about what it means to be humans. Krista Tippett is a masterful interviewer.
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.
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.
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. 🙌
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.
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.
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 ❤️🙏🏿❤️
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Interviews of the millionaire and billionaire leaders of the feelings industry. Deepak-Chopraesque nonsense for the emotional hypochondriac.
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.
I love this podcast. So worth my time and attention.
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.
Listening is like hitting a personal reset button.
My entire heart and soul. Thank you.
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.
Thoughtful and deep discussions, on a regular basis, that are so good for our minds, our hearts, and our souls.
Earthshaking show that I love to listen to over and over. Thank you for asking the beautiful questions Krista!
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.
Excellent guests and excellent questions. Thanks so much Krista!
The ratio of white to black in the podcast's thumbnail image is a direct representation of its guests racial diversity.
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.
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.
Really love this
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.
Love the themes, topics and high quality of guests who are interviewed. Love Krista voice and appreciate she does not need background annoying music. BUT , I find myself so frustrated and annoyed by the constant interruptions and Krista’s need to speak and show off her understanding. Please I’m begging you stop talking and allow your guests to speak and pause few sec as they are still half way of conveying their thoughts. You constantly interrupt and talk about your own experience. Please allow them to speak for the time being. Listen to how Jason Gots handles interviews. Please I’m begging you to restrain yourself. Thank you!
I’ve been listening to On Being for years & this podcast is always my go to recommendation. Filled with contrasting ideas & beautiful intentions. Krista Tippett is an extraordinary person interviewing extraordinary individuals.
Krista Tippett is a great interviewer- she listens closely and carefully and the conversations are nuanced and respectful. Sometimes they don’t quite land but there is an amazing back catalogue and when they go well, it’s very challenging and inspiring. Part of my secular spirituality
I began listening to your podcast this year a a way to have a moment for myself where I can cultivate calmness, connection and self compassion. The episode with John O’Donahue has had me in tears and filled with inspiration. Thank you. Deeply thank you for sharing this with the world. Mariana.
I will always be grateful for the Seth Godin podcast that this show introduced me to. He has been a game changer in my life. Her podcast is good... enough? She has a tendency to talk over and interrupt her guests. She also seems to overly hush over her guests at times. Both of these make listening a bit difficult at times.
I have been listening to “On Being” for about four years. It has completely opened my heart and changed my life for the better.
This is hands down one of my favorite podcasts ever. Krista is amazing at the art of the interview and her and her guests get into the messy layers of life and infuse so much deep inquiry and soul into their conversations. Some of the episodes have forever changed the way I see the world.
I stumbled upon Krista Tippet’ On Being about 2 and half years ago. I was hooked. Her depth of knowledge and style of interviewing is incredible; eliciting gentle, but evocative, meandering responses of breath taking clarity and meaning to life and living in our conflicted existence. The interviewees are of course the best and brightest minds today; cosmologists, philosophers, poets, theologians, poets, physicists and more. I listen to confront my sorrow, my loneliness and to make me a better person! thank you putting this out Adam - Maldives
I like the show but have had to stop subscribing because the feed is full of repeats, many with slightly changed titles. I spent hours last year weeding out the repeats in my iTunes only to discover the other day they were back. This one podcast used 50+ Gig of space on my hard drive, with some episodes having 4, 6, 8 or even more copies. yikes.
The contribution your podcast makes to our society is an important one. Thank you for the work you do. My only suggestion is to refrain from always posing the first question related to the guest’s religious or spiritual upbringing. At times this is appropriate. At other times, it feels forced. Also, at times the discussion is dominated by the moderator and we don’t allow space for the guests to express themselves or explain their own work because the host has already done so. Otherwise, thank you thank you for all that you do. You bring an element of peace to my evenings when I listen to you.
If there’s one podcast you listen to this week, make it this one. The most recent episode, in which Anand Giridharadas speaks his mind - and mine! - is so eloquent. His raises the concerns with wealth, accumulation, social problems and the language of American and capitalist culture that have long been percolating in my consciousness.
Every single podcast keeps my light shining. When I feel like giving up on this world. I listen to this podcast and remember the flame within.
While out of the country, On Being was my church and that hasn’t really changed, although I’ve added face to face places, as well. Every episode I hear seems to be just for me. I’m in love.
This podcast never ceases to push my thinking and feed my soul. I am so grateful for these conversations!
I can’t count the number of times now where I’ve felt overwhelmed by the world and it’s news and turned to Krista Tippett’s On Being to bring me back to the ground. This show has fundamentally shifted how I think about humanity and the world to a perspective that is more optimistic, nuanced, and workable. It’s long been my favorite podcast. I’d recommend it to anyone!
The ability to interview people and foster fascinating conversations is a very rare gift, and one that a lot of people don’t appreciate. It’s almost a hidden talent, because the credit is given to the guest. However, if I met these guests on my own, these are unlikely to be the conversations we would have. Krista knows which questions to ask, how to listen closely, and then how to help clarify and delve even deeper. The end result is the masterpiece that is the On Being podcast. I’m very grateful this is part of my life.
On Being is for me what I believe church is for many. Krista Tippett's wisdom has gotten me through the hardest times of my life.
I used to listen to the show every week on the podcast, and re-listen to favorite episodes time and again. I find it’s much more difficult to search and navigate through iTunes Podcasts. Please reconsider keeping the OnBeing app updated and active! Thank you.
I really enjoy the ideas brought to discussion in this broadcast. I only have a word to the introducer, she really talks more than the guests and talks over them so often cutting their flow of ideas just to show how much she knows about the subject. I hear much more of her than the guest in all the episodes. It’s like she wants to show how prepared and thoughtful she is like an A student. I suggest she relaxes a bit and her knowledge will shine through her calmness with clever words here and there instead of taking over the whole episode.
It’s a great show, but can we get a feed that doesn’t include duplicate versions (edited/unedited) versions?
This podcast enriches my life. Thank you, Krista.
Krista Tippett understands the art of conversation, asking important questions, and listening in ways that help the rest of us listen too. Thank you.
The podcasts are great but if Krista could JUST LET PEOPLE TALK I’m here to hear the wisdom and thoughts of the guest, not Krista Wish she could save her comments for after people share
I have listened to many of these and cannot even begin to say how poweful and beautiful they are. The insights that I have pulled from the words spoken have been life changing in many ways. I am so grateful for Krista and the wide range of topics she explores with her guests. Keep it up!
I discovered this podcast over the past year and it has enriched my life immensely. I particularly love the episodes where Krista answers questions from her listeners. She has the rare gift of being both knowledgeable and soulful in her responses to life’s most perplexing questions. I am reminded of Oliver Wendell Holmes’ brilliant poem: “I don’t give a fig for the simplicity o this side of complexity; but I would give my right arm for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.” Krista’s program is about the “other side of complexity.” I’m recommending it to all of my friends. This is the type of program that is desperately needed at this moment in our culture.
I can barely describe how much this podcast had impacted my life. The Fr. James Martin episode helped me return to my roots in Catholicism (with healthy skepticism), the poem at the beginning of John O'Donahue's episode helped me heal from a loss, the Mary Oliver episode introduced me to Mary Oliver and began a remarkable discovery of her work poem after poem and now a practice of poetry in general. Also, in a place of over produced entertainment, the opportunity to listen to the un-edited version of the interview is one of the most transparent and authentic types of mediums I hope that others across the media world will catch on to. On Being is a public service of the highest order and I thank all involved, especially Krista, for their committment to truth, honesty and listening in conversation.
Thank you all the excellent work On Being does to bring these many comprehensive conversations to the world. They nurture and adds great bounty and joy to my life. Thank you again!!!
When I grow up I want to be Krista Tippett!
What an outstanding show this one is. It has resonated on many levels for me and opened up a new way of listening to his and other's music. Thank you!
I love the thoughtful conversations Krista facilitates and all the interesting guests. And the mix of science and poetry and social issues is wonderful.
I love hearing Krista’s unedited interviews, as they are authentic but sometimes seem not to be offered. I don’t understand why they have to change access to them so often. In this case, she has it right the first time, just keep it simple, accessible, and uncluttered with so many options and complications.
On Being has lost something since it changed its name and probably its focus. Speaking of Faith did that exactly while On Being is all over the map. At times, the recording is difficult to understand. Some guests talk too fast, and Krista is not always very clear.
In the hustle and bustle of modern life, moments of pause and reflection can be hard to find. OnBeing is a gift of just that. Krista and her guests offer reflections on the human condition that will challenge your world views and expand your horizons. Treat yourself by giving OnBeing a listen.
After every episode I feel uplifted, refocused, and have some new insight that helps me approach the ups and downs in my life and the world with greater perspective.
I have listend to Krista's interviews for years and have found solace in how she is committed to exploring life's big questions.
Thank you for this podcast! In a culture ruled by superficial nonsense, this conversation is edifying. It’s nice to hear from others who think about these topics!
The ideas that surfaced during this interview are so very important. Derek and Matthew conveyed that friendship can dissolve misperceptions and hate in ways that civil discourse cannot. This show made me realize that we need to search for additional venues that also have this barrier-breaking effect. Music might be one: anyone who listened to the 19-year old prodigy play the cello at the Royal Wedding of Harry and Meghan this weekend would agree that no White Nationalist could listen to that and not have their knee-jerk sense of superiority start to crack and crumble! Thank you, Krista, for a splendid show, which is always the way I love to start my Sunday mornings!
Current episode about how friendship can change people is very important. Krista helps us see how change is possible, looks at the steps for reconciliation. Many powerful episodes with wise people help us think more clearly for ourselves.
Excellent interviews, always insightful. As a podcast format you can a longer format than a radio show, so don’t worry about run time. The longer the better!
Listening to On Being is like coming home to a place I didn’t know I needed.
The podcast that got me hooked on podcasts! Krista is a gem and a true inspiration
I feel like I know Krista Tippet. Her podcast is authentic, meaningful and useful. Krista is an evocative thoughtful host and interviewer. Subscribe and learn about the world you inhabit.
Just listen to the John O Donohue episode and want want to hear the two hours not board cast. Thank you for this. His face was so... soothing and gentle.
Found the On Being in an article listing the best podcasts available today. Subscribed and just listened to the interview with anthropologist Helen Fisher. Learned so much!
Such an important, soul soothing and inspiring show. Thank you KT ❤️
I love the Unheard Cuts version of this podcast. While the produced On Being show is OK, Unheard Cuts lets one listen in on relaxed, unhurried, and unedited conversation between Krista and each amazing guest! If an On Being guest appeals to my interests, then I make time to enjoy the entire Unheard Cuts conversation.
Thank you Krista for these interviews. They have been helping me on my journey to assist a beloved family member through depression. They have been key to my better understanding how I can be present and best give support that is helpful rather than harmful. Thank you so much.
I love this show so much. Krista has such a sweet and important way of seeing the world that really fundamentally shifts my perspective. Her show reminds me that hope is much bigger and grittier and more practical than we sometimes believe and that human nature is kind, connected and nurturing as much, if not more, than it is petty, lazy and cruel. It's journalism without this tenant of western journalism that everything must be negative to be considered news. It's heart soothing, soul nourishing and fuel for the fight to make a better world. Thanks, Krista and team!
This should be required listening for everyone, since we are all alive and probably all share the same questions
In rapture. Thank you.
I love Krista’s voice and questions.
Krista and company pull together one of my favorite podcasts. Always wonderful and inspiring.
Makes me a better person every time I listen!!
One of the most interesting shows on radio.
I look forward to the weekly installment of On Being as my opportunity to find a consistent hour of peace, regardless of other circumstances in the world or my own life. The conversations are always thoughtful, and Krista is an incredible interviewer. I cherish these the time I get to spend with these episodes.
I LOVE your podcasts but PLEASE stop making the unedited versions available; perhaps the diehard fans who are determined to listen to the unedited versions could simply visit your website to get their "fix." Since updating my iPhone the podcast feature has been HORRIBLE. Your unedited podcasts only further complicate the mess that Apple created. I just spent 20 minutes trying to delete a couple of your unedited podcasts (since I had already heard the edited versions and didn't want my "wonderful and intelligent" Apple "upgrade" to play them again)..... Additionally, I'm sure you are aware that my 20 minutes of frustration did little to enhance the mission of your program.
On Being was my first podcast, and I haven’t put it down since. Krista Tippett’s kind and thoughtful approach to conversations with so many different types of thinkers, doers, and believers is inspirational. On Being has created a space where emotional intelligence is elevated and celebrated.
I cant describe what this podcast means to me.. Abraham Heschel, Rosanna Cash, Carrie Newcomber, Father Martin...scientists, singers, Buddhists, atheiests..all bring something so human and so beautiful to this world..Thank you.
There's something to parking your butt in a seat (or fine, washing the dinner dishes) while getting fantastic input - Krista's podcast offers this broader set of insights, one step removed from the day-to-day nitty gritty....while connecting back to the daily grind. Every podcast leaves me refreshed & inspired, with a new thought to carry through my week
Krista Tippett draws out the wisdom of guests and offers them and herself to reflections on faith and faithful living. This is such a good podcast.
On Being provokes questions about how we build community in a fracturing social world. It’s the type of media we need.
Love this podcast. Krista brings such depth and presence to every interview.
Not in an overtly dramatic way, but one of Kristas podcasts that I heard on NPR randomly reinvigorated my faith life. I now share so many of her podcasts to friends and family going through certain things or questioning things because of her delicate and unintimidating approach to complex topics. Some I skip over because the topics don't interest me, but the majority do not.
Krista Tippett is one of the most gifted interviewers you will ever hear. She asks a question and waits while her subject digs deeper than they would with anyone else and brings out a deeper truth than they could have in the absence of such patience and silence. It’s like a walk in the autumn woods...
Wonderful guests. Poetic writing. Podcast as art.
I always learn something new when I listen to this podcast. I have so many quotes taken from the interviews, I am truly grateful for Krista Tippett and the On Being crew. Thank you for all the Light you shed in the world.
Beautiful, practical truth about how we seek a better world, how we connect with each other, and a higher power at work.
Krista Tippett is such a wonderful interviewer, such depth and insight. Thank you!
Love this podcast. Exposes me to such interesting artists, thinkers, ways of being in the world. Thank you!
Thanks for making a special place.
It's a hearty, healthy salad for my ears
Always jewels of info and much compassion & laughter
You probably can only listen to one a day (perhaps week) just so you have time to absorb.
Just fabulous ❣️😍 Thank you!
This is my all-time favorite podcast. I love the production, the subject matter and the way Krista conducts her conversations. It has been a huge inspiration in the creation of my own podcast, Makers & Mystics. Thanks Krista and team.
Krista host of One Being highlights all aspects of society and culture in this can’t miss podcast. The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
Krista Tippett is a blessing. Her interviews with Dalai Lama and Ms. Cheri Maples profoundly impacted me, that's when I was hooked, and I haven't been let down since. Fascinating people, fascinating thoughts and conversations, and all with the foundation of spirituality.
Discussion with true substance. Open your mind and consider new perspectives, or just become a better person by taking in the wisdom of her guests.
I lived nearly forty years before discovering Krista Tippett and I feel like I've finally found my tribe of every day deep thinkers. I only listen when I'm alone and have a big chunk of time because I don't want to miss anything. It's awesome that she releases the unedited conversations too. I prefer those since I don't want to miss a thing!
Krista Tippett is the greatest interviewer of our time, and I often find my viewpoint changed from listening to this podcast.
Always interesting. Always thoughtful. This podcast challenges and expands my world view.
This is absolutely one of my most favorite podcasts! Thank you for your interesting interviews that help me to reflect deeply on topics and issues I deeply care about. Thanks for keeping it real and speaking honestly! Krista Tippett is real and it's great! Keep up the great work.
Love this podcast!
The most intriguing guests and fantastic dialogue.
On Being has helped me to look at the world, at my beliefs and at my understanding of what it means to be a human in a slightly different way than I did before. The host, Krista Tippit, uses thoroughly researched and holistic questions to draw her guests into rich and deep discussion. I would highly recommend this podcast.
Thank you for providing such an amazing podcast series. It makes my day when my new On Being Podcast downloads -- its such an escape for me to listen. truly, Susan
Love love love. Social justice is my spiritual practice and this podcast reflects that. Thank you Krista and Team for making me feel included in the world!
Always get something out of these interviews. Great perspective.
I used to listen to a dozen news analysis podcasts daily. Now I listen to Krista Tippett. She's brilliant, unpretentious, truly curious, and doesn't lay claim to real suffereing so she can sell you a book about the wisdom she gained. Her choice of guests is wonderful; her interview with poet Marie Howe is my favorite so far.
Fulfilling, inspiring, refreshing reminder that being human is not a hopeless pursuit
This is a great podcast filled with in depth interviews with fascinating people.
I really like this show. I like the guests, the hosts approached, and the topics explored. I like that it's not a debate and that the host has interviewed people such as Glenn Beck to Buddhist teachers. In an era where people can no longer sit and find common ground for conversation and exploration, OnBeing provides different perspective and some solace.
Exactly what public radio needs.
I have listened to Krista Tippit for a very long time. But I wonder if other long time listeners are increasingly disappointed with the shift of attention and emphasis. Questions for guests are increasingly a rumination of Krista. Guests become a setting for her own ... opportunities. Close encounters with very interesting people are so thoroughly mediated that the subject is almost subsumed by the mediator.
Amazing podcast that has introduced me to so many amazing thought leaders, love Krista!
Simply said, this podcast enriches my life in so many ways. Thank you, Krista!
I Love Krista Tippett's gentle yet inquisitve style of conversation with her smart guest. As a professional TruckDriver I spend a lot of time listening to podcast as well as audible books. Thank You, Paul Staten
This show brings new ideas and perspectives together in an incredible way. I always enjoy these dialogues, and enjoy every new addition. Thank you for what you do.
...While also surprising and providing candid insights into one's character and being...whether it is the interviewer, the person being interviewed, or the listener, one cannot fail to be moved.
Real conversations about important topics!
Thoughtful, open dialogue with people from a wide range of backgrounds and specialities. Thank you for your work!!
But why have the two versions on the podcast ...really Filla up my phone with unecessary long version... All the guests and Krista are incredibly insightful.
Life is weird, humans are weirder. This podcast explores how to navigate a world that is so challenging with thoughtful reflection. Great guests, great hosts.
Krista Tippett is the ultimate interviewer, with her quiet and probing questions exploring the workings of the soul and the psyche. Guests are interesting, provocative, insightful. A program of searching and stillness for this wild and crazy culture we live in.
I enjoy her relaxed style and how she comes across as genuinely interested in her guest as a person and in his or her work. Very meaningful topics and conversations. Grateful for her work.
Krista Tippett is a beautifully tender and insightful interviewer who explores the frayed edges of our minds and hearts.
This podcast is so beautiful, thought-provoking, and profound. Krista is a thinker, a listener, and a questioner. I'm a better, more complete person for having found this podcast.
I truly appreciate the conversations that this show makes public and provides a space for in the world. Thank you Krista and to all the On Being staff and guests (and us listeners too) for making this all possible!
I find this podcast amazing. Krista Tippet conducts calm yet probing episodes with all types of amazing thinkers. Where the conversation will go Is always a pleasant surprise. The show is not fast paced - It's purposely human paced - a vital balance to my rushed city lifestyle. On Being allows me to slow down and consider issues in a way that contributes to my wellbeing. It relieves my stress and reminds me of what is truly important. I am in awe of Krista Tippet and this podcast.
Whenever my soul feels parched, this show replenishes me. Krista and guests are inspiring.
I appreciate Krista's insight and her continual desire to understand the perspectives of so many, from so many different walks of life.
I am on the brink of 30. A young black man living the social entrepreneur's life on the island of Jamaica. I listen during long drives into the capital. To say I enjoy the discussions is an understatement. They often leave me needing more. Thanks to you and your guests!
On Being is one of my favorite podcasts. The interview style is excellent. My only complaint would be that they include the unedited podcasts in the same channel, so I can't just let my phone run through a series of podcasts without having to hear essentially the same interview twice. Why not create a channel specifically for the unedited versions? Everything else is great.
I listen to tons of podcasts. I have my own, and my father and brother have podcast that are in the top of their genres on iTunes. Suffice it to say, On Being is my absolute favorite. Krista's tone, thoughtful questions and insight are exactly what I'm looking for. I gain so much wisdom from each episode. Of all the podcasts I recommend, this is always the first one out of my mouth. I'm grateful for this one. It's one I wish everyone would listen to.
Trying to make sense of this messy world we live in without giving up hope? I have been listening weekly for over a year and look forward each week to gaining insight into the thoughts and minds of others. Krista is a great model of how to really listen and engage in some of the more difficult subjects of our time. I am encouraged by what I hear and have begun to follow many of her guests on Twitter as a way to combat all the negativity and polarization in politics and the media. I am truly grateful to all the hard work, research and thought that goes into each episode. I listen to both the edited version, and the unedited version and usually take notes! It's that good.. Thank You On Being!!!!
i appreciate this podcast for the beauty that krista tippet brings to each interview...
This show explores the countless paths to finding a sense of oneness in a world that, more often than not, embraces reactivity. Krista does such a beautiful job of interviewing and engaging with her guests. Every show offers an opportunity to wade a bit deeper into waters that contain our ideas of faith, peace and connectedness to something beyond ourselves. Always rich and restorative.
I love the perspectives I l've gained listening to this podcast. It's inspiring and enlightening.
Beautiful and powerful podcast. So well done. Terrific interviewees that have so much knowledge and insight to share. Highly recommend!
I love this program. As a rabbi, it has enhanced my spiritual and religious life in countless ways.
Insightful, challenging, inviting, powerful conversations that beautifully complement one's own questions and reshaping beliefs about what is good, worthwhile, and transformative for personal life and public dialogue. Favorite conversations include Brené Brown, James Martin, Mary Oliver, John Lewis, Martin Sheen, Elizabeth Gilbert, Jonathan Sacks, Pauline Boss, David Whyte, and more. Krista Tippett's thoughtful curiosity carries listeners along with her.
Always impactful. Deep listening at its finest.
We should all be this curious and thoughtful. Thank you, Krista.
Great podcast, but adds to frustration every time it comes out because if one subscribes they get two episodes downloaded at the same time. One edited and one unedited. I can't imagine anyone listening to the same podcast twice. As someone who struggles with phone memory this is just a minor frustration that I don't need. Are you trying to get more downloads? Sorry, had to unsubscribe. Wish you the best.
One could almost enjoy these just for the soothing sounds of Krista Tippett's voice (and the always fun way they do credits at the end - love it!). But you'll get something out of almost every one of these. I don't do the 'unedited' versions yet - for me the curated versions are long enough. I've been exposed to thinkers I wouldn't have found otherwise, and Krista's line of questioning is almost always original and thoughtful.
This is one of my favorite Podcasts, every single episode is touching, interesting, deep and thoughtful. Love it!
Can't say enough good things...always enthralling
Inter-spirituality is something I've recently become aware of and this podcast is a wonder example for me of what that means. Poets, prophets, musicians, scientists, neurologists, religious teachers, non-religious, religious, philosophers, atheists, you name it and if each person she interviews was a tapestry, there are some common threads in each one. It's a place where I have learned that everyone and everything can be my teacher.
I have been listening to this incredible Podcast since it was originally "Speaking of Faith." I cannot fully describe how much Krista's series has meant to me, and how powerful her guests are in breaking open your mind and heart. Truly beautiful, inspiring, and insightful!
Have been a long time listener years and although I love the show and appreciate the great work done by Krista and Team, I've othen found myself wondering why certain questions were not asked:-). Great work!!
I have listened to this show for years and it went from a good infomative show to just meh. The format change was at first welcomed and I thought they would bring in more perspectives from other faiths/beliefs instead of 'The Big Four' (Christanity, Islam, Judiasm, and Buddhism) that the show always circulates around. It would be nice to hear from others from more obscure faiths or even (gasp!) non-believers. Ms. Tippett seems to think that being non-controversial is the best method of keeping her listeners happy instead of introducing someone who may challenge our minds and open them up to new ideas. It would also be nice if the show would inform their listenens if the show is a repeat. They used to do this when they were called 'Speaking of Faith' and after they became 'On Being' they stopped. I have contacted them several times about this (they only make about 20-30 shows a year) and when they respond, they seem to give an excuse from 'oh we added new material from the raw interview' or a 'we are looking into this, and big changes are on the way so keep listening!' Both skirt the question and I have to look it up online.
This podcast has given me such wonderful insights, and has really introduced me to new ideas in a way that other podcast and radio shows haven't. Thank you Krista!
Inspiring, deep, thoughtful, and thought-provoking conversations that are hard to find anywhere else.
It wouldn't be an overstatement to say that Krista's thoughtful conversations have changed the way I live. Always look forward to more. In her recent book she courageously discussed the estrangement from her father with humility and honesty and I'm deeply grateful that she did. I've been estranged from my mother, and largely my family shattered by her alcoholism, and I'm ashamed that I can't forge some type of healthy and authentic relationship. I'm deeply appreciative of her ability to transcend those things which so frequently remain unsaid.
I love the way this podcast graciously investigates the complex joys and pains of humanity.
It makes you look at things, and think about things differently.
Krista Tippet has the voice of an angel and the ability to think like a god. Suffice it to say I'm in love with her and her brilliant show. God bless you, ma'am.
You could consider how this podcast feeds your mind, your heart, and your spirit. You could read all the other glowing reviews. Or you could just sample this wonderful program and see for yourself. If you want a thoughtful, insightful, intelligent interviewer speaking to people who have made contributions to our world, this will be one of the most worthwhile hours you'll spend.
This show is life changing!
Somehow I come away from each episode feeling wiser, stronger, more insightful, and fulfilled. Interviews are captivating, deep, and soul-searching. Guests are well-chosen and well-researched. Exceptionally polished, thoughtful, and professional production and execution.
Meaningful conversations about things that matter. Refreshing and inspiring!
I love this podcast. It has introduced me to many great thinkers and writers. She examines a range of topics in an innovative way.
Powerful, deep and delightful. Thank you
There are gems in each episode of On Being that I've heard (heard first on NPR) - especially enjoyed the Growing Up the Internet episode with Tiffany Shlain. Tiffany mentioned the daily practice of one hundred daily blessings - the On Being programs and Krista Tippett' interviews are now on my list of blessings! Worthwhile listening.
Krista's soothing voice is the perfect complement to the fascinating and comprehensive subject matter of this podcast. She delves into a variety of interesting topics that are relevant to almost anyone anywhere. This publication is always at the top of my list when giving podcast recommendations.
I've been listening to On Being since it was Speaking of Faith, and then as now Krista Tippett's conversations are the highlight of my week. She isn't interested in just teeing up softballs for brilliant people to hit out of the park, she wants to have a conversation. My favorite podcast!
Great concept and guests, But... Three notes. ----Speak more clearly. ----Looser adherence to questionnaire- listen and spontaneously respond to let conversations go to deeper, more surprising places. ----Reconsider compulsory "childhood religion" question. It feels tiresome.
An important show.
I love this podcast. I tell everyone I know about it. The compassion with which Krista explored the many facets of human existence is wonderful. I love listening to thought leaders across religious and spiritual disciplines, and those fighting on the front lines for a beautiful future. This show will inspire you and pique your curiosity.
Krista walks you through some life’s most interesting puzzles. She’s graceful and makes it so easy to learn from some of the world’s smartest thinkers. Highly recommended
This podcast brings me so much joy, empathy, and faith. Krista and her guests are some of the world's brightest minds and—more importantly—kindest hearts. I have been listening for years and so cherish the dozens of role models I've been introduced to through On Being.
I've listened to this show every single week for years and years- back when it was on the radio and called Speaking of Faith, and there were no cell phones or watches with alarms, I used to set my bedside alarm clock for when it came on the radio so i wouldn't miss it. So deep. So relevant. So connected and compassionate. Enriches me through and through.
I’ve been listening for a few years now, and love listening to Krista. Her speaking voice is soothing and she is an excellent interviewer. So many great episodes it’s difficult to pick a favorite. I feel smarter every time I listen.
No arrogance, thiughtful questions. Always relevant
On Being draws an amazing cross section of remarkable thinkers, writers, and figures who impact our world in meaningful ways. But the interviewer's tone, style, and creativity are achingly boring and somewhat irritating. I find myself checking out throughout her conversations with these incredible people! How can that be? It became so aggravating that I deleted the podcast. I'll have to seek these amazing souls through different forums. I appreciate the effort and would return if the show's style and interviewer changed.
Whenever this comes on my public radio station, I always try to give this thing a chance, yet it never fails to rile frustration. The manner in which subjects are discussed are loose and shapeless; always coming off as self-satisfied enlightenment while never actually formulating conclusions. And I know one could say that an ossified conclusion is the bane of open-mindedness, but this program seem to project that faith in literally anything is unequivocally good and that type of thinking turns grey matter into mush. Distinctions aren’t important, just believing in nebulous concepts is a beauty in and of itself. Ugh.
Cannot tell you how much I love this podcast. Krista Tippett's conversations are thought-provoking, her guests inspiring, and they add up to a huge contribution to humanity. I just downgraded my Audible subscription so I have the space to listen to more of her conversations while I am on the road. Thank you to all who are/have been a part of the On Being podcasts!
My favorite podcast. Krsita is such a great host and all the guests invited have diverse ways of showing how we can be better people in the world.
Great, soulful stuff here. Thanks, Krista!
The best podcast out there. Krista Tippett does a great job in every interview, with a mix of empathy, respect and curiosity.
This podcast was recommended to me by my neighbor and I immediately fell in love with it and went through the archives! Krista Tippett is an excellent host and I love the guests! I am looking forward to hearing Bronnie Ware on the program someday!
I have been a lover and seeker of spiritual matters for a very long time. When I found this podcast, I knew that I found my people. Each week I find that I am transformed into deeper thinking and seeing people as their whole selves. This podcast has encouraged me to have less judgement and a better understanding of other beliefs, philosophies, and people in general. I recommend the podcast and certain episodes to everyone I know!
Love this podcast. Every night it brings me back where I want to be.
This podcast is amazing. It makes you want to be a better person, while at the same time encouraging the person that you are now.
This podcast is thoughtful, interesting, and well produced. A joy to listen to.
I love this podcast, but I wish the edited episodes were a separate podcast from the unedited episodes. It strikes me that 99.9% of the listeners will want one or the other but not both. Please separate this into to podcasts. And if someone really wanted both they could subscribe to two podcasts. But it's a great show, so keep it up.
I really like the topics this podcast covers, but can you PLEASE split the edited and unedited ones into different listings on iTunes? I hate that it tries to download 2-3 podcasts per episode, and I only listen to one of them.
Krista Tippett creeps me out. Not to mention the inanity of her discussions with the guests.
I love this podcast! I've been listening for many years. It's an ongoing tool that helps me continue expanding my awareness. Thanks for all you do.
The content is amazing! The guests, and the topics. I even like the unedited version when a show is really really good, like the last one on Mindfulness. Huge kudos to whoever is responsible for booking the guests—so excited to listen to all of the past episodes. But I gotta say, so far my impression is that the host might think we all tuned in just to listen to her talk, and not the guest. I felt like she interrupted Ellen Langer a few times just to say some stuff that didn’t really improve the dialogue in the last episode. So like others have said: she’s not the greatest interviewer, but I hope she improves! You’re the host! Feel good in knowing that your show is great, and that you’re getting most of the credit for it. Don’t interrupt your guests just to be heard—just be silently happy in that every amazing thing a guest says on your show just makes you look better by having a great show.
Well produced, wonderful way for meaning and insight to cross from "religious" spaces to the everyday and to celebrate how the everyday is spiritual. Can't stop listening!
Beautiful interviews of a wide array of truly fascinating people
This has quickly become one of my favorite podcasts. You know, the ones you actually (and impatiently) wait for each week and even go back to listen to previously aired episodes to tide you over until the new one is released. (Confession: I've listened to the Nuns on The Bus episode the most!?!) Krista has a voice that I could listen to for hours, the production quality is high and the guests are widely varied but consistently amazing. Thanks for delving into spiritual matters without anyone getting preachy. Love it!
Rami Nashashibi’s episode was absolutely breath taking! Listen.
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My favorite time of day is when I press play on this podcast! Thank you!!!!
Not only are the topics and people interviewed incredibly interesting... Krista Tippet is a wonderful interviewer. She is able to ask important questions without sounding offensive or intrusive. She's never rude. She also consistently does her homework and prepares so well for the interviews. I know this because she always uses correct language and lingo when speaking to people from different cultures or life experiences. I have benefitted a lot spiritually from listening to this podcast every week.
Krista Tippett converses with today's most thoughtful spiritual and philosophical writers, teachers and thinkers. My library and idea of human spirituality has been well rounded by it.
I love On Being. The topics are interesting and always presented in a kind and respectful manner. Krista Tippett and her guests are always smart, engaged and engaging.
Of all of the interview shows available in podcasting, this one reaches to lengths that inspire humanity to be engaged with the things that truly matter in life. I cherish most any episode of On Being because of Krista's brilliant questions and incredible depth of preperation work. Thank you for the oppotunity to know you.
I love this podcast, and Krista Tppett has a voice and manner that is so soothing to the soul that you know she was made for this type of work. Even when I don't find much insperation in some of her guests, I find insperation in her questions and her ability to make her guests share. I believe this the first podcast I ever listened to, and now I couldn't live without it.
Krista Tippett's interviews are delicate and profound, which renders them incredibly inspiring and subtle. Her conversations are natural and fluid. A musy-hear.
YOU HAVE HELPED ME FEEL LIKE PART OF A CHOIR IN THIS WORLD WHERE MY MIND AND SOUL SING ALONG……THANK YOU, I LOVE TO SING
This is NPR's excuse to talk about Jebus (or other religious fantasies) on Sunday mornings.
…and I’m totally down with it. Krista Tippett is a great host, she has compelling guests, and I take something very important away with me each time I listen. Thank you and keep up the good work!
Sleek, minimalist, no-nonsense design. I just wish the playback navigation was a bit more granular. Because the interviews are so in-depth and profound, I frequently find myself needing to go back 30-60 seconds to repeat what I just heard. The playback slider knob is bit too small and doesn’t allow precise navigation for those of us who like to repeat the last 30 seconds or so occasionally.
This podcast is truly wonderful. It’s inspiring, delightful, and moves the human spirit. I look forward to listening each week and often find myself mining through the archives for more episodes to listen to while I long for the next release. Highly recommend for those who are looking to be enriched spiritually, emotionally, humanly.
Inspiring in the good times and therapeutic in the bad; this podcast is highly recommended for a reason.
There is no other podcast that is as enjoyable, informative, engaging and provocative as On Being with Krista Tippett. If you only listen to one podcast, please, please make this it.
Every time I listen to On Being I learn more about myself as I listen to others explaining their thoughts about spirituality. Can't recommend this enough.
I enjoy the interviews- but the double uploading of edited/unedited is extremely frustrating. I wish there were two podcast feeds- one for edited and one for unedited so I wouldn't be bombarded with duplicate episodes.
Lately I find myself some ways at an all time low. I've always had a part of me interested in Buddhism because of its acknowledgement that we really all feel pain. It's not something we want to share with others because we feel weak and feel they won't really care. Most of us in the west feel things are getting worse and worse in the world and we try to numb the pain by shopping, eating, drugs and living through people on screens. I wasn't looking for anything deep when I subscribed. Just wanted to pass time. Randomly I chose the episode with Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman. All I can say is, that one free and random episode did more to change what I wrote above than anything I've been exposed to in a long time. Truly a gem. I imagine anyone giving this a 1star review has a religious type problem with it and has not listened. It is as good as a discussion could be for a person who is feeling disillusioned with how things appear. A deep thank you from a random guy in California.
No matter who is being interviewed or what topic is discussed, I'm always left inspired to live as a better human.
This is a staple of my pod cast library. I've been a listener for 10+ years, it has had a positive impact on my life in many ways.
I have to be in the right mood to listen to On Being - cooking mostly - otherwise it just ruins the experience and feels boring. The episodes often sit unlistened or half-listened due to length and specific environment it needs. That being said, when I get into the episodes they are refreshing to listen to and provide an outlet to feel like your spirit is being spoken to.
Presents some of the worlds top theological thinkers and ethical viziers in a dialog about our age. You often nay not like the topic or the message - but you can always be assured that you will be learning and expanding your knowledge of the topic and challenging your own academic and emotional thinking.
Not much real intellectual or scientific discussion. Anecdotal evidence. Human-centric viewpoint. Feel-good conclusions. If you want to feel better about your spot in the universe without regard to reality, this is the podcast for you.
Unprecedented investigations of Faith.
The best I be ever heard.......thanks it may you feel so good
Being is simply the best show in public radio for people looking to grow spiritually and intellectually. I love the diversity of speakers and subjects. Being is my source for inspiration and information!
This program alone is worth getting an iPod or similar device. When I yearn for a sane moment (which increasingly frequently), I listen to archival interviews, thoughtfully done with thoughtful people, and once again feel hopeful. It is simply the best program anywhere. Thank you for doing such a great job!
When my own "spiritual well" seemed to dry up, I found this broadcast. What a treasure! I am a changed person - seeing the spirit portrayed across so many different faiths and even those who are agnostic or atheist had convinced me that spiritualism is not just for the traditionally religious but accessible to everyone. I love Krista's interviewing style. I also love that she is against fundamentalism of all sorts. She wants to interview people who are questioning, sorting things out, presenting options for how to view the world - not people who have long ago decided that they have found the "right" way and their job is to convince the rest of us. I have found another podcast from CBC (the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) that is much the same - a wonderful collection of people and their ideas. Check out "Tapestry" with Mary Hines as well. Beautiful Krista-like interviews with very interesting people.
I listen to NPR regularly, and so do many of my friend, but I stumbled across On Being by accident when I was up unusually early one Sunday morning. I had never heard of it previously, and neither had any of my friends. Go figure. I'd be hard pressed to think of a more consistently thoughtful and thought provoking show anywhere else on radio or TV. I just can't understand why NPR doesn't promote it more. Could it's open-mindedness be considered too subversive by them?
Necessary insights and viewpoints you won't hear in primetime mainstream media. Forces me to think about important but non urgent issues. Try it!
Disregard the unkind and scathing criticisms leveled in the earlier reviews. She asks very pertinent questions and deals with very tough issues (like torture for instance). She interviews Muslims, Jews and Mormons, groups that have been victimized by popular culture at different times. These interviews are remarkably enlightening. These voices are not easily heard in the maelstrom of popular media. You will not find the likes of Bill O'Reilly or Glenn Beck here, rather you will hear interviews with real people of depth and intelligence, not pretentious demagogues who just can't escape the lure of power and fame.
Such a fantastic breadth of opinion, science, and spirit. I love the format and I thank SOF/OB for making this available to us!
Her voice is intolerable...Krista Tippett sounds like an unbearably smug, self-satisfied community college lecturer.
This show is interesting, intelligent, and in my opinion, the best around. I am addicted...
Krista is such a fantastic host. She is well-spoken, intelligent, and asks the most amazing questions. Thanks to the whole team for such a powerful podcast!!!!
I've only sampled a few of the offerings here. What I have sampled is like water to the thirsty for me. There's a grand variety of points of view and imaginative looks at many facets of religious and ethical life in the world today. I can see myself coming back to these over and over again for stimulating material and invitations to think about more things on deeper levels. Thank you Krista Tippett and American Public Media.
If you are embarking on a (politically correct) spirititual journey and would like to incorporate every aspect of every faith (no matter how contradictory), this is the podcast for you! I'm always inspired by the way Krista manages to avoid any possible debate or conflict by only asking softball, meaningless questions with no follow-up. It's like being in a persistent vegatative state for an hour each Sunday. Rather than searching for any "truth" that might be gleaned from examination of many different traditions, she just passively accepts everything as ok. The b.s. filter is set to "off" (it really is a waste of time and probably makes you dumber).
Don't miss 11/12! Awesome. Thanks
I have listened to SOF for many years, and it is one of my favorite radio programs. The wide range of guests are interesting and thought provoking. There is no proseletizing at all. The host, Krista Tippett, asks excellent questions and is very engaging. The weekly email (sign up at the program's website) is chock full of information about the program, and the website is just a phenominal resource with extensive background and follow up about each show. I feel very fortunate to have access to this great program.
This is my favorite podcast. I used to miss the program often on the radio. The greatest reward for me in buying my iPod was the ability to listed to Speaking of faith. Ms. Tippett is probably my favorite interviewer on radio today. What a wonderful program!
Most under ratted NPR program. Here in D.C. it plays Sundays at 0600. Luckily (or unluckily) I work weekends and I am always in awe at the depth and insightfulness that Krista approaches each topic.
I found this podcast a week ago and am completely engrossed. The beautiful voice of the host along with melodious tempo of dialogue and music are alone pleasant to listen to. Her deep, thoughtful open-ended questions illicit thorough answers, masterfully edited. As Krista explains, this is a show that could only be done by public media, but it's unlike anything else in public media. Secular and religious alike will find it enjoyable. No agenda or unsettling tone. This American LIfe fans will love this show, too. Maybe those who prefer short podcasts won't like it. I would suggest choosing a show with a topic you find interesting and stream just one show. Many shows are also offered unedited extra versions, and I've already listened to several. No commercials or pleas for donations (interruption and guilt free). Shows like this are the reason I love my iPod! This is a wonderful age we live in. Thank you American technology for giving consumers this terrific new entertainment medium!
I never fail to learn something new, gain a new perspective, or find my beliefs challenged! A wonderful resource for the serious thinker.
Wonderful podcast to help people of faith
count me in as a SoF podcastin' fool. i like to garden while listening to insightful dialogue. thank you krista!
The interviews would be better if they had someone else doing the talking. Krista's vocal tone is rather too earnest which tends to block serious consideration of what's being said. While It approaches some interesting depth, the depths aren't really plumbed, but then spiritual depth is inhabited completely by silence, isn’t’ it? Listeners’ time would be far better spent meditating.
SOF is required listening for thought thirsty, introspective, well-rounded individuals who value diverse and expansive opinions. Not a show for the shallow-minded. Brilliant most of the time, and occasionally considerably off the beaten path.
A place where people of open-eyed, inquiring faith can take a deep, breath, relax and learn. Krista's gentle inquiries into the heart of earnest belief take me into a dreamworld where religion is about connections, not combats.
I've really enjoyed this podcast a lot. I pick and choose the interviews that I am interested in listening to, and I have enjoyed them all. It's rare to find such a wide variety of viewpoints expressed freely with one host.
I spend 12 hours a week in the car, and podcasts have been my link to sanity. Krista Tippett's weekly discussion of faith, ethics and matters spiritual is at the top of my list. Though she's Christian, she welcomes all comers and treats all guests and faith traditions with curiosity and respect. The discussions are invariably englightening and thought-provoking. My friends imagine the 12 driving hours a week must be a drag -- but with this on the stereo, it's something I look forward to.
Honest, thought-provoking, very good production - one of my very favorites podcasts to listen to on my 45 minute moped commute
In our world swirling due to globalization, pluralism, google-ization, etc., Krista Tippett graciously opens up conversations on faith. I've enjoyed every podcast I've heard.
The perfect program for anyone interested in matters of faith, whether or not you are a religious person. Extremely thought-provoking and enjoyable, presenting different faiths and different experiences, it transcends culture and time. Kudos to Krista Tippett!
Simply the most intelligent interview show available anywhere.
And I LOVE this show. Krista Tippett is so unusually interesting and provocative and absolutely brilliant and thoughtful. Don't tell my friends but I listen to EVERY episode.
Very insightful podcast. I like how it shows a wide variety of opinions on religion.
What is so refreshing about these interviews is the intelligence of the guests and the insightful questions posed by the host. I cannot recommend these podcasts highly enough. In a world filled with ethnic and religious division, this show and its host build bridges.
Thought-provoking and touching, Speaking of Faith was the first podcast I ever subscribed to, and it continues to be a favorite.
I have nothing but Compliments and Thank you's, you have somehow reached a place in side of me, I like to get the whole of me quietly together and listen, just listen. I dont know if you know how much of an inspiration you have been to myself and to so many. Thank you! Randall
Lots of repeats, but she is brilliant. The Religion and Diplomacy program was my fav.
I just stumbled upon this podcast a week or so ago and by far, this is my favorite spritually focused podcast in terms of breadth and depth of subjects discussed and the non-dogmatic approach of Krista. Easily 5 stars!
I LOVE this show, and find it to be stimulating, encouraging, insightful, and thoughtful all at once. Ms. Tippett is an excellent interviewer with a melodious voice, and seems to ask the question I'm thinking right after I've thought it. The discussions are complex but not overwhelming and frequently leave me feeling refreshed and enlightened. Not to be missed!
A consistently well-produced program. I appreciate Tippett's openmindedness, sensitivity and enthusiasm for her subjects. What a breath of fresh air in a society where religion often manifests as a force for social repression rather than liberation.
Krista Tippett has become, for me, a valued friend as she invites me to overhear others sharing their stories, their journeys of faith. She presents, in our most polarized reporting and world, a deeply touching panoply of people, perspectives, and experiences that have enriched me, while at the same time not ducking the tough questions, but rather framing them sensitively, invitingly, respectfully, and from a wide awareness and curiosity about the lives of others. A rare gem – both the person and the program.
At long last, an intelligent voice willing to explore issues that too many voices often obscure with their harsh moral self-righteousness and political stridency. As a Christian, I am thankful for Krista Tippett's work.
Krista interviews people from around the world with interesting insights into the spiritual significance of their own experiences. She presents a programs that delve into people's faith without judgement or bias. Speaking of Faith has enhanced my appreciation of other faiths and introduced me to traditions and cultures I never knew.
This should be mandatory for many people... including our kids. Krista is engaging and intelligent and sensitive and her guests are wonderful. I feel like I'm sitting around a table enjoying an intimate conversation. Thank you for a marvelous podcast!
Always pretty interesting but also, sometimes painfully tries too hard to be profound and there is an undercurrent of looking at faith and spirituality through Ms. Tippett's own "Christian" eyes which undermines some of the discussions. Ms. Tippett's voice I found a bit annoying but she is well meaning. The topics, guests, and resulting conversation are all interesting and topical. The show uses a cookie-cutter format (same music ques and same music and sounds every single week for all the different parts of the show; that is annoying too). Presumably actors are used to read literary excerpts under discussion however the voice acting here leaves much to be desired (more of the same "trying too hard" downside of this show along with just plain poor technique. Example, on the show about Einstein, the actor attempted to imitate Einstein's east European voice complete with accent and it just sounded lame; accents are the domain of only the most skilled actors - this actor would have been better off simply voice-acting the lines without ...again, "trying so hard..."). Flawed as it is, this show still is worth tuning into regularly because nobody else around is doing this most important work right now.
I can't rave about this enough. I have become SoF and Krista Tippett evangelist, steering as many as I can to this podcast. In some ways, I'm glad my local NPR stations don't carry this as I would probably have to arrange my schedule to listen each week. However, I really appreciate the podcast because it becomes a thought-provoking and, often, contemplative, personal time with Ms. Tippett and her interviewees. I have frequently gotten the most out of the interviews that I initially avoided because of the topic. I am amazed at Krista's ability to understand the most complex theological and ethical issues and present them in a way that has so often resonated within me deeply. Thank you!
Tippett's falseness comes screaming through, for me at least. She likes herself way too much. Her delivery is grating and highly affected. She shamelessy fawns over her guests, and each one of them is "in the top of his field" or "she is the leading author in the area of..." Too bad, too, because there should be more journalistic, public-radio type coverage of religion. But this ain't it. Part of the problem, I think, is that she herself is some kind of minister or something, and so rather than examining religion, she's promoting it, which is quite clear from the shows.
I found this show last summer and I have been loving it since then. I always find the shows extremely insightful and stimulating. This show is like health food for the soul.
Her breadth of knowledge is intimidating, her questions are perceptive, and her voice is lively, compassionate and sexy. The guests are often brilliant, compelling and eloquent. This is great stuff. Anybody interested in the broad spectrum of faith should listen to this show. It's my favorite download, and I now have a huge crush on Krista.
I too, stumbled upon this podcast. I now wait 'religiously' for each new episode. Ms. Tippett and her guests rarely disappoint for a thoughtful and insightful program. She is well worth the listening effort and time.
If you are looking for dogma, this is not the place. If you are looking for meaning and mindfulness on your spiritual journey, this is the place. Segments generally explore where faith is found in a host of settings, institutions, individuals. Very well produced. Excellent website and weekly e-mail compliment the podcast.
We need more like this. You should also check out the Beyond Reason podcast.