Trent Gilliss

Trent Gilliss

June 10, 2013

A new generation of Asian-American poets are finding power of expression in slam poetry. For Bao Phi, it's the lifeblood of exploring his identity in America.

June 09, 2013

A recap of our favorite bits of curiosity from this week, including epistolary correspondence, Krista re-entering the Twitter fray, and a revival post. And a whole lot more!

May 29, 2013

A bartender who was born and raised in Jamaica sent us this lovely essay in response to our latest show. A testament to the power of poetry and pursuit.

May 26, 2013

When one's pen goes silent for three years, what's the first line to come out. Christian Wiman tell us. Listen to his beautiful reading of "Every Riven Thing" too.

May 20, 2013

Talking with your pre-teen son or daughter can be difficult enough, says Naazish YarKhan, without adding terrorism and its misguided association with Islam to the mix.

May 18, 2013

An imaginative video that brilliantly captures the essence and impact of David Foster Wallace's 2005 commencement speech at Kenyon College.

May 14, 2013

A powerful Zen parable teaching us about compassion and gratitude in the face of death.

May 13, 2013

A sneak preview of our upcoming show with Sounds True founder Tami Simon. Enjoy and share your favorites.

May 12, 2013

On this Mother's Day, in some odd way, I can think of no more fitting tribute than to listen to Ms. Boorstein reciting these lovely lines from Pablo Neruda.

May 10, 2013

In Ireland, former Catholics are rediscovering their religious beliefs and Irish heritage in pre-Christian spirituality. Shweta Saraswat and Tricia Tongco's story on the reemerging presence of Pagan spirituality in Dublin.

May 01, 2013

With a simple idea and chalk, street art welcomes people to stand inside "happiness" to "provoke thought about what happiness is."

April 05, 2013

A short film, "Happy Life," elevates the everyday routines of ordinary people with the words of the Dalai Lama. A magical six minutes.

April 04, 2013

During these days sacred to both Christians and Jews, a reflection on making space for recreating staid narratives and the new ones we all write together.

March 29, 2013

If we were to pick a line from the New Testament upon which to build a religion, surely this is it: “Friend, wherefore art thou come?”

March 27, 2013

Thoughts from Krista's Twitter realm on resurrection ecology and the Jesuits, as well as a recap of reflections on a life well-lived.

March 16, 2013

In this week's capsule: preparing to interview poet Marie Howe, reflections from a Benedictine monastery in the Midwest, and some illumination from Pema Chodron.

March 14, 2013

For service members returning home from combat, PTSD diagnoses are commonplace and extensive. But one VA psychologist argues that the complications of PTSD compound to create a moral injury — one that requires a community, not a clinic, in order to heal.

March 07, 2013

If you could stand in someone else's shoes... Hear what they hear. See what they see. Feel what they feel. Would you treat them differently? A video that speaks to the connections we all need.

February 17, 2013

Quotations from Carl Sagan and rainbows in oil puddles are only the tip of the iceberg with this show. Visual notes to help you find ways in and remember.

November 21, 2012

A compilation of time-shift tweets of Krista's interview with Dr. Brené Brown. Was this an interview or therapy session?

November 03, 2012

"We're drying them out. But I'm looking closely — a lot of these pages, it's not reparable. This is just heartbreaking to look at."

Rabbi Avremel Okonov's words At Mazel Academy in Brooklyn, Torah scrolls were unrolled to dry after being damaged by the floodwaters from Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Ben Harris.— and this image of Torah scrolls being unrolled to dry after a Brighton Beach yeshiva in Brooklyn was flooded — put another face on what has been lost in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. We're based in Minnesota and, much like the rest of the world, our imaginations and conversations have been captivated by the devastating aftermath of Sandy.

October 30, 2012

Election Day Communion, a noble effort aimed at our healing our fractured civic spaces by bringing together congregations on the day of the vote.

October 28, 2012

Spiritual life is a way of dwelling with perplexity - its purpose as well as its perils, its beauty as well as its ravages. ~@KristaTippett



Since many of our U.S. readers and listeners are engulfed in the final weeks of a presidential campaign, it's only fitting that I share this vibrant, literary exchange between Twitter thread between Terry Tempest Williams and Krista TippettKrista and and a former guest, Terry Tempest Williams, who tweeted:

Democratic Vistas by Walt Whitman. How about reading this during the election returns for measure.

@TempestWilliams "I know nothing grander.. the triumphant result of faith in human kind, than a well-contested American national election."

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October 20, 2012

On science and theology, interviewing Marilynne Robinson, and more on what what Krista's thinking about this week.

October 15, 2012

Sometimes healing spaces are not only in far-away romantic, picturesque places. As Asha Sanaker from Ithaca, New York points out, these sacred spaces often encompass our back yards and our livelihoods

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