Krista Tippett: Becoming Wise

WED, MAR 1, 2017 (1:39:07)

Krista Tippett, host of award-winning NPR program “On Being“, and poet David Whyte discusses several of the life-sized concepts addressed in Tippet's book, Becoming Wise: an inquiry into the mystery and art of living.

In 2014, Tippett received the National Humanities Medal at the White House for ‘thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence.’ Her radio program, On Being, “shines a light on the most extraordinary voices on the great questions of meaning for our time. Scientists in a variety of fields; theologians from an array of faiths; poets, activists, and many others have all opened themselves up to Tippett’s compassionate but searching conversation." Whyte has been a guest on her show.

In Becoming Wise, Tippett distils the insights she has gleaned from years of luminous conversation into a coherent narrative journey, over time and from mind to mind, into what it means to be human. Critics say the book is “a master class in living, individually and collectively. Wisdom emerges through the raw materials of the every day.”

+ BIO: Krista Tippett

Krista Tippett is a journalist, former diplomat, Peabody-award-winning broadcaster and a New York Times bestselling author. As the creator and host of American Public Media's radio program Speaking of Faith, she has innovated a new model of intelligent, in-depth conversation about religion, ethics and large questions of meaning in every aspect of life. The program is heard on over 235 public radio stations across the US and globally via podcast and Internet.

Krista was a freelance foreign correspondent and diplomatic appointee in divided Berlin in the 1980s after graduating from Brown University. She received an M.Div. from Yale in 1994. Her latest book, Einstein's God, a New York Times bestseller, centers around her conversations with scientists and traces the way her journalistic and theological perspective continues to evolve. She is also the author of the 2007 memoir of religion in our time, Speaking of Faith - Why Religion Matters and How to Talk about it.

+ BIO: David Whyte

David Whyte is an English poet of Irish extraction. He is quoted as saying that all of his poetry and philosophy is based on "the conversational nature of reality".Whyte has written seven volumes of poetry and four books of prose. He has also written for newspapers including_ The Huffington Post_ and The Observer.

Whyte leads group poetry and walking journeys regularly in Ireland, England and Italy.

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