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On Being (formerly Speaking of Faith) is a Peabody and Webby Award-winning weekly program that airs on more than 240 stations. The program engages listeners across the spectrum of belief and non-belief in conversation about life’s deepest questions.

Krista TippettFrom autism to the ethics of torture, host Krista Tippett and her guests reach beyond the headlines to probe faith and meaning, ethics and new ways of being, amidst the political, ecological, economic, cultural and technological shifts that define 21st century life.

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Aug 21, 2014 -
Dan Barber — Driven By Flavor

Dan Barber is a celebrated young chef — but his passionate ethics and intellect have made him much more. He's out to restore food to its rightful place vis-à-vis our bodies, our ecologies and our economies. And he would do this by resurrecting our natural insistence on flavor.

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Aug 21, 2014 -
[Unedited] Dan Barber with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with chef Dan Barber comes from the produced show "Driven by Flavor." Dan Barber is a celebrated young chef — but his passionate ethics and intellect have made him much more. He's out to restore food to its rightful place vis-à-vis our bodies, our ecologies and our economies. And he would do this by resurrecting our natural insistence on flavor. See more at onbeing.org/program/driven-flavor-dan-barber/88
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Aug 14, 2014 -
Paulo Coelho — The Alchemy of Pilgrimage

The Brazilian lyricist Paulo Coelho is best known for his book, The Alchemist — which has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 300 weeks. His fable-like stories turn life, love, writing, and reading into pilgrimage. In a rare conversation, we meet the man behind the writings and explore what he’s touched in modern people.

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Aug 14, 2014 -
[Unedited] Paulo Coelho with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Paulo Coelho comes from the produced show "The Alchemy of Pilgrimage." The Brazilian lyricist Paulo Coelho is best known for his book, The Alchemist — which has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 300 weeks. His fable-like stories turn life, love, writing, and reading into pilgrimage. In a rare conversation, we meet the man behind the writings and explore what he’s touched in modern people. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/paulo-coelho-the-alchemy-of-pilgrimage/6639
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Aug 07, 2014 -
Adele Diamond — The Science of Attention

What Adele Diamond is learning about the brain challenges basic assumptions in modern education. Her work is scientifically illustrating the educational power of things like play, sports, music, memorization, and reflection. What nourishes the human spirit, the whole person, it turns out, also hones our minds.

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Aug 07, 2014 -
[Unedited] Adele Diamond with Krista TippettWhat Adele Diamond is learning about the brain challenges basic assumptions in modern education. Her work is scientifically illustrating the educational power of things like play, sports, music, memorization and reflection. What nourishes the human spirit, the whole person, it turns out, also hones our minds. This unedited from a hotel room in Vancouver - Krista and Diamond met face-to-face to discuss education, cognitive neuroscience, the importance of play, and more. Here's your chance to be in the room and listen to it all. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/learning-doing-being-new-science-education/121
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Aug 06, 2014 -
Anita Desai and Andrew Robinson — The Modern Resonance of Rabindranath Tagore

He bestowed the title “Mahatma” on Gandhi. He debated the deepest nature of reality with Einstein. He was championed by Yeats and Pound to become the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. Rabindranath Tagore was a polymath — a writer and a painter, a philosopher and a musician, and a social innovator — but much of his poetry and prose is virtually untranslatable (or inaccessibly translated) for modern minds. We pull back the "dusty veils" that have hidden his memory from history.

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