The On Being Project

Trent T. Gilliss
Trent T. Gilliss
was the founding executive editor of On Being Studios. He joined Speaking of Faith at American Public Media in 2003 as a web producer and later online editor, and became a co-founder of On Being's move to independence in 2013 (as Krista Tippett Public Productions). He created On Being's original award-winning digital presence, helped envision and oversee the design and buildout of the Loring Park studio space, and curated On Being's first weekly email newsletter. He also served as chief content officer and publisher between 2013 and 2017.

The Things Men Say on Twitter

A video proposes that having men read misogynistic and demeaning tweets to the female sports journalists they are directed at will bring to light the horrid remarks and ad hominem attacks women must encounter daily.

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The Things Men Say on Twitter

The Majestic Beauty of Supercell Thunderstorms in Slow Motion

Watch the magnificent beauty of nature’s smokeshow and fireworks slowly gather and reveal themselves through Chad Cowan’s timelapse films.

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The Majestic Beauty of Supercell Thunderstorms in Slow Motion

Three Recordings of Cloud Cult’s Live Performance at On Being Studios

Listen to a live set of Cloud Cult’s performance at On Being Studios on a cold winter night in Minneapolis.

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Three Recordings of Cloud Cult’s Live Performance at On Being Studios

We Don’t Have Spaces to Feel Vulnerable and Imperfect

For those of us who are sick and tired of being afraid, a brilliant stop-motion film featuring Brené Brown in conversation with Krista Tippett.

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We Don’t Have Spaces to Feel Vulnerable and Imperfect

Keep Moving

From the heart of New Delhi, a singer-songwriter explores the love and loss we all experience at one time or another. Listen and enjoy!

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Keep Moving

An Acoustic Ecologist Takes You on a Hike Through the Hoh Valley Rain Forest

Gordon Hempton guides us on an aural hike to One Square Inch of Silence, a sacred place void of man-made sound in Olympic National Park outside of Seattle.

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An Acoustic Ecologist Takes You on a Hike Through the Hoh Valley Rain Forest

A Country Not Yet Realized: Sara Bareilles Imagines What President Obama Is Not Saying

Is it Pollyannaish to love your country at its most divided? Sara Bareilles and Leslie Odom Jr. create a song to make sense of the world before us — and imagine a country yet to be.

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A Country Not Yet Realized: Sara Bareilles Imagines What President Obama Is Not Saying

Albert Einstein’s Essay on Racial Bias in 1946

After arriving in the U.S. in the 1930s, Albert Einstein witnessed the inequities and injustices done to black Americans. Read his little-known essay from 1946 about the “deeply entrenched evil” as he saw it then, and that pervades this country today.

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Someday We’ll Linger in the Sun

A musician from the shores of Lake Superior sings a haunting melody that speaks to the spaces between your cells.

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Timeless Words of Wilderness Untrammeled by Man

A gorgeous, inspiring video showcasing vast tracts of wilderness coupled with powerful words from Emerson, Muir, Stegner, and other icons of conservation and appreciation.

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