We are reimagining identity and difference in this century. Watch this video showcasing the love between parents and children grounded in the grit of experience.
One of TED's most popular lectures, Dr. Brené Brown offers solutions on how we can deal with vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame.
Pining for the Olympic Games that are now over? Take hope and get ready for 2016 with this brilliant tilt shift video of Rio de Janeiro and Carnival.
“Another level of your life opens up when you recognize that you have a life that is inside.”
~Roshi Joan Halifax
The Zen Buddhist monk and medical anthropologist talks to Krista Tippett about her life, Buddhist faith, inspirations, and the vast concepts of death, compassion, grief — and neuroscience.
This unexpected, public performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on a plaza in Spain is an absolute visual and aural feast.
"When we are able to freely share and inquire about each other’s religious and spiritual identities, it provides opportunities for collaboration, hospitality, and empowerment." ~Beth Katz
How one group in Omaha is trying to reshape our perspectives on identity, religion, spirituality, and culture through video portraits.
An intimate video portrait of an artist who creates daily ritual by creating simple drawings with tea and ink.
Harneel “Neel” Singh shares his experiences of being a Sikh student in the U.S. and wearing his patka.
Kara Holden offered this lovely Friday intermission in response to our question about the best song you’ve heard all week: Beneath us, constellations.
For Seane Corn, yoga is much more than a practice in flexibility. It's a way of applying spiritual lessons to real-world problems and personal issues. One way she channels her energy and love is through a practice she calls "body prayer" as she shares in this video from "Yoga from the Heart."
We heard from so many people asking about the StoryCorps audio of Annie and Danny Perasa who ended this week's show. Here's an extended, animated short of the lovely couple talking about love and dying. An absolutely moving five minutes.
A video that's so heartbreakingly gorgeous and unswerving in its emotional sway, it'll have you pondering your own station in life.
The poet Christian Wiman was on our list for many moons, but his interview with Bill Moyers prompted us to schedule him for this show. A must-watch.
A spectacular feat of engineering and creativity that you have to see to believe. And just guess what inspired its making. Just marvelous!
Watch this mesmerizing video of Meredith Monk's "Songs of Ascension" being performed in Ann Hamilton's 78-foot tower.
Rep. Walsh's speech and story showcases the best of political discussion and civil debate, no matter what side of the issue you support. Oh, if we could all model this kind of civility in our public and private lives. Just marvelous. Be sure to watch this 4-minute speech.
Isolate the musical notes of the first violin playing the fourth movement of Ferdinand Ries' second symphony. Then create a visualization that gives the most untrained ear an idea of the sweeping undulations and dynamic energy of the German composer's piece. What you get is this smart, real-time look at the Zurich Chamber Orchestra (Zürcher Kammer Orchester) in the shape of a roller coaster:
"The camera starts by showing a close-up of the score, then focuses on the notes of the first violin turning the staves into the winding rail tracks of the rollercoaster. The notes and bars were exactly synchronised with the progression in the animation so that the typical movements of a rollercoaster ride match the dramatic composition of the music."
(h/t Julia Schrenkler)
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.