An Award-Winning Radio Host on the Meaning of Life (Literally)
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This week I sat down with one of my mentors in my head, Krista Tippett. She is, among other things, the creator and host of the award-winning radio show On Being and spends her life pondering the big questions: Who are we and how do we want to live? She explores a lot of those answers through the lens of faith, but it ain’t your momma’s old-school faith (even though she was raised Southern Baptist). She talks to the most amazing theologians, scientists — yes, scientists! — artists and activists about the core beliefs that shape them and how they, in turn, shape our world.

As a result of two decades-worth of conversations, she has herself collected a ton of wisdom (which is probably why she titled her book “Becoming Wise”). In our conversation, we talk about the difference between religion and spirituality, why we should all be kinder to ourselves and what she would say to Donald Trump if she had the chance.

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  • Martha Pietruszewski

    I used to work at a salon and Krista would come in often for her facials. She was always very kind, and I’m glad to see her featured on MR!

  • Krista Tippett is one of my idols and one of my biggest girl crushes! I loudly gasped at the office when I saw her featured on MR!

  • Catherine Schepp

    Thank you for this. I loved it.

  • Junglesiren

    Thanks for posting this, and for introducing the fabulous Ms. Tippett to those not familiar. I have loved her show (and her crystalline voice) for years, even though I am atheist. She always has such a positive message to deliver. Long before podcasts were a thing, she and Ira Glass were my go-to staples for listening pleasure.

  • EmUhLee

    KRISTA <3

  • ES

    SO EXCITED to listen to this interview.

    Her interview with Ruby Sales on On Being is amazing!

  • Loved this so much!! I feel like I’m going to listen to this interview more than once….

    PS you were right, her voice is so soothing.

  • awoaca

    I loathe Krista Tippett.

  • Abbey Dandy

    is the Call a podcast? I cant seem to find it on my apple podcasts

    • Kate Barnett

      It is it is! Search “The Call with Erica Williams Simon” — sooooo many great eps.