The On Being Project

Kristin Lin
Kristin Lin

Growing up in a Buddhist, Taiwanese household in Texas, Kristin was always fascinated by the power of conversation to connect the many contrasting microcosms around her. She carried her curiosity for human experience to Chicago, where she studied political science at the University of Chicago and edited the campus's long-form investigative journal. It was during her runs along Lake Michigan that she started tuning into podcasts; she has been an avid fan of On Being ever since she listened to her first episode, featuring Yo-Yo Ma.

Kristin has worked at UC Berkeley and The Wall Street Journal, where she helped produce, write, and report for diverse sets of audiences. She feels lucky to contribute to a program that has so deeply and joyfully enriched her understanding of humanity.

When she's not listening to podcasts or reading, Kristin enjoys cooking for crowds, penning her advice column, and chasing wonder in nature. She is still trying to decide her favorite installment of Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy.

Conversation Is Our Prayer to One Another

by Kristin Lin

We often think of conversation as a means to communicate a specific point or a method to shift our perspective. But it can also simply be a vessel for the uncontainable.

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Conversation Is Our Prayer to One Another

Community and the Complexities of Presence

by Kristin Lin

L’Arche, a network of intentional communities focused on embracing life with intellectual disability, embodies a deep commitment to community and the value of simply being.

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Community and the Complexities of Presence