Podcast

Podcast Instructions


For those familiar with subscribing to podcasts, just paste the following URL(s) into your favorite podcast software:

Episodes and Unedited Interviews:
http://onbeing.org/podcast/podcast.xml

Episodes Only:
http://onbeing.org/podcasts/episodes_only.xml

Unedited Interviews Only:
http://onbeing.org/podcasts/extras_only.xml

On Being Blog:
http://www.onbeing.org/blog/feed


Getting Started: Step-By-Step Instructions

For those new to the podcasting universe, we've provided the following detailed instructions with accompanying screenshots to help you along the way. So, away we go. Three things are required in order to subscribe to the On Being podcast: a computer, podcasting software (we recommend iTunes), and an Internet connection (a faster connection means a faster download). Complete the following steps to subscribe to the On Being podcast:

1. Download iTunes to your computer (PC or Mac).

2. Install iTunes on your computer.

3. Open the iTunes application.

4. In the horizontal menu appearing at the top of the page, click "File."

5. After the drop-down menu displays, click the ninth line item, "Subscribe to Podcast..."

6. After a dialogue box pops up, enter the following URL (don't include the quotation marks), "http://onbeing.org/podcast/podcast.xml" into the text area. Click "OK" and you have successfully subscribed to the podcast!

7. Click on the "Podcasts" button in the left navigation bar of iTunes. In the podcast directory to its right, you will find the title of the podcast, "On Being." By default, the latest program should be downloading to your computer.

8. Once the program is finished downloading, select the program you'd like to listen to. Then, you can either double-click the program title or click on the play button at the top of the application window and your show will begin playing.

9. By default, the next time you open iTunes, the application will automatically check to see if the latest On Being podcast is available for download. If you wish to change this or other settings for the On Being podcast, click the "Settings" icon next to the podcast title and play button button at the top of the podcast screen in iTunes. You can configure a variety of settings for your podcasts, including the frequency to check for new episodes, what to do when a new episode is available, and how many downloaded episodes to keep in your library. Now, you're dialed in to each week's show with Krista Tippett. Listen to the latest On Being program on your computer, on your mp3 player, burn it to CD — and take it anywhere you want!


On Being Podcasting Defined

The On Being podcast offers a way for you, the listener, to schedule the download of audio copies (in mp3 format) of each week's show directly to your computer. The On Being podcast is free and anyone can subscribe to it using intermediate software applications such as Apple's iTunes.On Being also offers downloads (in mp3 format) and streaming audio (via SoundCloud) so that you can directly access each week's episode on its companion website. The difference between the On Being podcast and downloading or streaming the audio boils down to one thing: the On Being podcast is automatically delivered to your computer, whereas downloading or streaming requires that you go to the web page to retrieve the audio.

What's the Advantage?
There are many reasons why our listeners aren't able to listen to On Being on the radio — inconvenient time of day, limited amount of time for listening, unavailable on your local public radio station. Subscribing to the On Being podcast allows you to listen to our program during a time and at a place most convenient for you. And, even streaming the audio from the web page may prove difficult because you, the listener, have to be tethered to your computer in order to hear it, which means you can't listen to the program in your car, on the bus, on the train, or sometimes even at your office.

Do I Need an iPod to Listen to the On Being Podcast?

Not at all. All On Being podcasts are encoded as mp3 files, the most universal format for listening on various devices. You can listen to each podcast using almost any application. And, if you like, you can burn it to a CD so you can listen to Krista Tippett and On Being in your car or at home on your stereo. Of course, portability is the name of the game, so the On Being podcast works wonderfully on portable media devices like the iPod or other mp3 players — and also on iPhones, iPads, and other mp3-enabled smart phones.

Ways to Listen

Podcast
Subscribe to our weekly podcast, edited episodes, unedited interviews, or both. Detailed instructions for new podcasters, helpful links for podcasting veterans, and other podcasting apps you'll find us on.

iTunes


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Mobile App
Download our free app for iPhone and Android and stream our archive from your mobile device.

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Get priority access to our latest podcasts and Krista's unedited interviews, invitations to live events, behind-the-scenes insights, and our most popular articles + blog posts!

Radio
Find out when On Being airs on your local station.

Social Spaces
Keep up-to-date on our latest episodes. Read what we're curating and writing online. Connect with our worldwide community of listeners and engage with like-minded people.

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Recent Shows

February 4, 2016

Jean Berko Gleason is a living legend in the field of psycholinguistics — how language emerges, and what it tells us about how we think and who we are. She has helped to illustrate the remarkable ordinary human capacity to begin to speak, and she’s continued to break new ground in exploring what this may teach us about adults as about the children we’re raising. We keep learning about the human gift, as she puts it, to be conscious of ourselves and to comment on that. For her, the exploration of language is a frontier every bit as important and thrilling as exploring outer space or the deep sea.

January 28, 2016

“Let death be what takes us,” Dr. BJ Miller has written, “not a lack of imagination.” As a palliative care physician, he brings a design sensibility to the matter of living until we die. And he’s largely redesigned his sense of own physical presence after an accident at college left him without both of his legs and part of one arm. He offers a transformative reframing on our imperfect bodies, the ways we move through the world, and all that we don’t control.

January 21, 2016

Now nearing 90, Brother David Steindl-Rast has lived through a world war, the end of an empire, and the fascist takeover of his country. He's given a TED talk, viewed over five million times, on the subject of gratitude — a practice increasingly interrogated by scientists and physicians as a key to human well-being. He was also an early pioneer, together with Thomas Merton, of dialogue between Christian and Buddhist monastics. In this conversation from our visit to the Gut Aich Priory monastery in St. Gilgen, Austria, he speaks of mysticism as the birthright of every human being, and of the anatomy and practice of gratitude as full-blooded, reality-based, and redeeming.

January 14, 2016

Stephen Batchelor’s “secular Buddhism” speaks to the mystery and vitality of spiritual life in every form. For him, secularism opens to doubt and questioning as a radical basis for spiritual life. Above all, he understands Buddhism without transcendent beliefs like “karma” or “reincarnation” to become something urgent to do, not to believe in.

January 7, 2016

One of the most extraordinary minds of American and global history, W.E.B. Du Bois penned the famous line that “the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line.” He is a formative voice for many of the people who gave us the Civil Rights Movement. But his passionate, poetic words and intelligence continue to enliven 21st-century life on the color line and beyond it. We bring Du Bois’ life and ideas into relief — featuring one of the last interviews the great Maya Angelou gave before her death.

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