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.

Radiohead’s Response to Rejection for the New Year

The superband’s submission for Bond immortality was rejected. But it’s their response that seems like the right thing to carry into 2016.

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Martin Luther King’s Last Christmas Sermon

On this Christmas day, read Dr. King’s final Christmas sermon from 1967 — a prescient reminder of our interconnected world in 2015, with neighbors living halfway around the world and in our backyard today.

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Neil Gaiman Reads “A Christmas Carol”

Listen to this enchanting rendition of a holiday classic, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, read by celebrated writer Neil Gaiman in the way Dickens intended.

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Swinging at My Shadows

Our Sunday morning cantor is the talented Dessa with a stripped-down choral piece sure to make the spirit soar.

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Rip Off These Labels (Video)

The hope for the future lies in the lyrics and the spoken words of Prince EA. See how wise and beautiful we are capable of becoming.

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Rip Off These Labels (Video)

The Mystery and Art of Living (Video)

Watch the live video stream of Krista Tippett speaking about the mystery and art of living with poet Christian at Yale University’s Battell Chapel on November 3rd!

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The Mystery and Art of Living (Video)

The Darkest Truth About Love

Alain de Botton’s short piece of writing on love and loneliness is elegantly handled in this animated short by Hannah Jacobs and Lara Lee.

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The Darkest Truth About Love

Live at On Being on Loring Park: Bill Siemering on Where Ideas Come From

Bill Siemering, a founding member of National Public Radio, will be speaking at On Being on Loring Park tonight at 5:30pm. Join us for a live stream!

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Live at On Being on Loring Park: Bill Siemering on Where Ideas Come From

The Time I Stopped to Read Terry Tempest Williams’ Comments

Sometimes we buzz through our social media streams and forget to pause, connect, and read more deeply. The marvelous writer Terry Tempest Williams teaches us to do just that — all through the story of her dog.

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A Listening Collection for the Days After Earth Day

Earth Day has come and gone. And yet, the same hopes and fears remain. A collection of interviews and vignettes on silence, listening to the world, reimagining environmentalism, and more to carry your ears and sustain you.

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A Listening Collection for the Days After Earth Day