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An Adventure
in the mystery and the art of living

A Home
for shaping your presence in a tender, tumultuous world

A Companion
to the pleasure in thinking deeply with others

A Calling
to be part of the generative story of our time

On Being is a conversation that has been building for over two decades with wise and graceful lives — across spiritual inquiry and science, social healing and the arts. You likely know us through On Being with Krista Tippett, our Peabody award-winning show that began on public radio— now podcasting an all-new, soaring season. We can be found in your ears, in your hands, and in conversations that matter around tables, around the world.

We are animated by humanity’s ancient questions, newly alive in this century:

What does it mean to be human? 

How do we want to live? 

And who will we be to each other?

Foundations for Being Alive Now

The “generative narrative” of our time. Living the questions. Time and “critical yeast.” Calling — and wholeness.  Four practical and poetic offerings from Krista, with invitations for practicing in the everyday, that have emerged through 20 years of listening to the world.

“The Tippett style represents a fusion of all her parts — the child of small-town church comfortable in the pews; the product of Yale Divinity School able to parse text in Greek and theology in German; and, perhaps most of all, the diplomat seeking to resolve social divisions.”

The New York Times

“The On Being Project is a quiet force fostering thought and conversation among America’s various and intertwined publics.”

Claudia Rankine

“Hardly anyone in our time has been a greater amplifier of spirits than longtime journalist, On Being host, and patron saint of nuance Krista Tippett… In her interviews with the great spiritual geniuses of our time, Tippett has cultivated a rare space for reflection and redemption amid our reactionary culture — a space framed by her generous questions exploring the life of meaning.”

Maria Popova, The Marginalian

“[Krista Tippett] has created, over decades, something rare in American life: spaces where people of different faiths, disciplines, and ideologies discuss divisive questions without becoming more divided, without losing sight of each other’s humanity.”

Ezra Klein

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Grounding Virtues

We speak together differently in order to live together differently. These six “grounding virtues” guide the On Being way of conversation. They are inspiring and grounding initiatives — analog and digital, institutional and communal — around the world. Read More.


Our Libraries are thematic collections of writings and episodes from the On Being archive dating back to 2003. Wander the rows and scan the shelves.

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