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Through the sounds of the Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park, Hempton guides us on an aural hike to One Square Inch of Silence.

We've isolated some of our favorite narrative sound treatments included in this radio show and podcast. Listen in (we strongly encourage headphones or earbuds!) as we pair these soundscapes with reflective passages and photos.

Listen to Peter Ostroushko's original composition "Meditation from the Thin Space at St. Paul's Chapel" and Parker Palmer as he explains how 9/11 challenged his instincts toward nonviolence.

A Web-only exchange with Robert Pollack on approaching the mysteries of other faiths.

During a lecture in the 1950s, the religious thinker and social commentator talks about how Christians should approach war. He touches on Harry Truman's decision to drop the A-bomb, the Korean War, the Sermon on the Mount, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was hanged for his part in plots to kill Hitler.

Listen to all three of our guests provide further insight about the role religion plays in the public's daily life.

Journalist Yvonne Latty, author of We Were There: Voices of African American Veterans from World War II to the War in Iraq recounts growing up with her father's tales of WWII and her own patriotic desire after 9/11.

Listen to three stories about the sinking of the Dorchester.

Listen to audio clips of Krista's conversation with Peter Berger that weren't included in the program. Berger tells us why secular Europe is an anomaly in the world and why the polarization of secular and religious groups in the U.S. doesn't represent most citizens.