With The On Being Project, Krista Tippett takes up the ancient, animating questions of: What does it mean to be human? How do we want to live? And who will we be to each other?

Why you should listen

Peabody Award-winning broadcaster Krista Tippett is the founder and CEO of The On Being Project and host of its titular podcast, which sits at the intersection of spirituality, science, creativity and the arts. On Being has been named to best podcast lists by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, the Webbys, iHeart Radio and more, and it has been downloaded more than 400 million times. The show pursues deep thinking, social courage, moral imagination and joy. Meanwhile, On Being Studios produces a second podcast, Poetry Unbound, while later in 2023 comes the Lab for the Art of Living, a collection of tools and gatherings in service of and informed by On Being content.

Tippett started her career as a journalist and diplomat in Cold War Berlin. She was awarded a National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama in 2014 for "thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence" and received the Four Freedoms Medal from the Roosevelt Institute in 2019. A best-selling author, her most recent book is Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living.

What others say

“In a day where religion — or, rather arguments over religion — divide us into ever more entrenched and frustrated camps, Krista Tippett is exactly the measured, balanced commentator we need. Her intelligence is like a salve for all thinking people who have felt wounded or marginalized by The God Wars.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

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The dots finally connect: Notes on Session 12 of TED2023

April 21, 2023

After a jam-packed week of ideas, connection and wonder, the remarkable closing session of TED2023 connected the dots, with deep thinking on purpose and the power of self-belief as well as some much-needed challenges to conventional wisdom. The event: Talks from Session 12 of TED2023: Possibility, hosted by TED’s Chris Anderson, Helen Walters and Whitney […]

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