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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.


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November 10, 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.


January 13, 2017

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!
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.


December 25, 2015

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.


December 24, 2015

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.


December 6, 2015

Swinging at My Shadows

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


November 23, 2015

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.


October 28, 2015

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.


February 28, 2015

The Tree of Contemplative Practices

An illustration of contemplative practices showing the breadth of meditation and mindfulness within traditions. It certainly opens up one's understanding about how these disciplines take root and manifest themselves in our lives, non?