In Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living, Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and National Humanities Medalist Krista Tippett presents a hopeful vision of humanity for this century.
Tippett has interviewed the most extraordinary voices examining the great questions of meaning for our time on her national public radio program and podcast, On Being. Scientists, theologians, poets, activists, and many others have opened themselves up in their conversations with Tippett.
What does it mean to be human? What matters in a life? What matters in a death? How to be of service to each other and the world? As Tippett explains, "These questions are being reborn in our age of interdependence with far-flung strangers. The question of what it means to be human is now inextricable from the question of who we are to each other. We have riches of knowledge and insight, of tools both tangible and spiritual, to rise to this calling."
Becoming Wise is a master class in the art of living, focused not simply on personal growth but on public life and human spiritual evolution. Tippett reflects on her own journey and learning curve and draws on conversations with the poet Elizabeth Alexander, physicist Brian Greene, civil rights veteran John Lewis, chef Dan Barber, playwright Eve Ensler, Buddhist teacher Joanna Macy, Brainpickings' Maria Popova, and essayist Pico Iyer, among others.
In conversation with Guy Raz, the host and editorial director of TED Radio Hour.
Raz is the host and editorial director of TED Radio Hour. A multi award-winning journalist, Raz was previously the weekend host of NPR's All Things Considered.
Krista Tippett is a Peabody-award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author. As the creator and host of public radio's On Being (http://onbeing.org), she takes up the great animating questions of human life: What does it mean to be human? And how do we want to live? Krista and her guests reach beyond the headlines to explore meaning, faith, and ethics amidst the political, economic, cultural, and technological shifts of 21st century life. The program is heard on radio across the U.S. and globally via podcast. Krista was a journalist and diplomat in Cold War Berlin and holds a Masters of Divinity from Yale University. Her books include "Einstein's God - Conversations about Science and the Human Spirit"; and "Speaking of Faith - Why Religion Matters, and How to Talk about It."