Turning a camera on the staff, our recently departed intern captures a piece of the radio production process for a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to produce On Being.
Our weekly roundup of all things curious and inspiring, including a photo series that speaks to the quiet human dramas of daily life, an inspirational story of a healer finding his calling, music from Leonard Cohen that offers solace, and an unusual and poetic meditation on loss.
Krista dishes on cooking with the BBC. We remember Roger Ebert's smile. And thoughts on fear and grieving, the coming spring, and a culture of advocacy.
Krista performs at The Moth, shares some of her favorite literature, and we receive a truly moving testimony from a listener in southern Israel.
Loving the woodcut feel of these book cover illustrations for the Evelyn Waugh
We hijacked the audio from this performance of “B” for this week’s podcast featuring our interview with spoken word poet Sarah Kay. Note: the very first words of the poem, “If I should have a daughter” are missing (and it contains an expletive).
Krista preferred the intimacy and relaxed style of this presentation at the Bowery Poetry Club in 2008 over her performance at TED2011:
What’s your take?
Elizabeth Cotten’s “Freight Train” is just what I needed this evening.
A humorous, enjoyable speech peppered astute observations about the ways in which discussions about race and racism often devolve into matters of good and bad.
A playful duet between one of country music's greats and one of America's favorite children's authors — with a touching solo tribute to his father.
Honor your favorite teacher and share a story about her or him.
A behind-the-scenes snapshot just after our interview with Rosanne Cash at Orchestra Hall.