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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
An imaginative video that brilliantly captures the essence and impact of David Foster Wallace's 2005 commencement speech at Kenyon College.
A powerful Zen parable teaching us about compassion and gratitude in the face of death.
A sneak preview of our upcoming show with Sounds True founder Tami Simon. Enjoy and share your favorites.
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.
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.
A poem about friendship and intimacy, waiting and being present in the moment that is heartbreaking and heartening in its song.
A short film, "Happy Life," elevates the everyday routines of ordinary people with the words of the Dalai Lama. A magical six minutes.
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.
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?”
Thoughts from Krista's Twitter realm on resurrection ecology and the Jesuits, as well as a recap of reflections on a life well-lived.
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.
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.
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.
An evolving conversation thread about the "Nones" who are the subject of so much discussion and media coverage nowadays. Add your two bits and help us flesh out this story!
A small group of musicians and singers inject a bit of sunshine into the cold fluorescence with an organized flash mob performing The Beatles classic "Here Comes the Sun." This just may be the best way to kick off this hump day.
A compilation of time-shift tweets of Krista's interview with Dr. Brené Brown. Was this an interview or therapy session?
"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 — 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.
Election Day Communion, a noble effort aimed at our healing our fractured civic spaces by bringing together congregations on the day of the vote.
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 Krista 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."...
On science and theology, interviewing Marilynne Robinson, and more on what what Krista's thinking about this week.