On Being

Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - noon on KUOW2

On Being is a spacious conversation — and an evolving media space — about the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit.

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Podcasts

  • Thursday, April 24, 2014 4:00am
    Jaroslav Pelikan — The Need for Creeds

    The idea of reciting an unchanging creed sounds suspicious to modern ears. But the late, great historian Jaroslav Pelikan illuminated ancient tradition in order to enliven faith in the present and the future. He insisted that strong statements of belief will be necessary if pluralism in the 21st century is to thrive. We take in his moving, provocative perspective on our enduring need for creeds.

  • Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:59am
    [Unedited] Jaroslav Pelikan With Krista TippettThe very idea of reciting an unchanging creed sounds suspicious to modern ears. But the late, great historian Jaroslav Pelikan illuminated ancient tradition in order to enliven faith in the present and the future. He insisted that strong statements of belief will be necessary if 21st Century pluralism is to thrive. We take in his moving, provocative perspective on our enduring need for creeds. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/need-creeds/211
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014 4:00am
    Dave Isay — The Everyday Art of Listening

    "The soul is contained in the voice."

    StoryCorps founder David Isay and Krista Tippett have an intimate conversation about their shared love of listening — and the importance of creating spaces to tell our stories to each other. For him, the spaces where two people ask the questions they’ve always wanted to ask of each other are sacred. Listening, he’s learned, is an act of love. Eliciting and capturing our stories is a way of insisting that every life matters.

  • Thursday, April 17, 2014 3:59am
    [Unedited] Dave Isay with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with StoryCorps founder David Isay comes from our produced show "David Isay — The Everyday Art of Listening." "The soul is contained in the voice." StoryCorps founder David Isay and Krista Tippett have an intimate conversation about their shared love of listening — and the importance of creating spaces to tell our stories to each other. For him, the spaces where two people ask the questions they’ve always wanted to ask of each other are sacred. Listening, he’s learned, is an act of love. Eliciting and capturing our stories is a way of insisting that every life matters.
  • Thursday, April 10, 2014 4:00am
    Avivah Zornberg — The Transformation of Pharaoh, Moses, and God

    With a master of midrash as our guide, we walk through the Exodus story at the heart of Passover. It's not the simple narrative you've watched at the movies or learned in Sunday school. Neither Moses or Pharaoh, nor the oppressed Israelites or even God, are as they seem. As Avivah Zornberg reveals, Exodus is a cargo of hidden stories — telling the messy, strange, redemptive truth of us as we are, and life as it is.