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An Interview with Krista Tippett

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Krista Tippett is a journalist and host of On Being, an award-winning public radio conversation and podcast that aims to open up “the animating questions at the center of human life.” She is the author of Speaking of Faith: Why Religion Matters and How to Talk About It; Einstein’s God: Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit; and, most recently, Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living. In 2014, she received the National Humanities Medal at the White House for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence.”Tippett recently spoke with S&H about the power of questions, the spiritual seeking of millennials, and the relationship between darkness and hope.In Becoming Wise you write, “I’m a person who listens for a living.” But before you listen, you ask questions for a living. Where do your questions come from?In addition to listening to the guests each week, part of the On Being project is to listen to the culture in a larger sense. This helps us decide who to interview. This listening before the listening also means that I do a lot of preparation before speaki …

Sam Mowe is a regular contributor to Spirituality & Health. He splits his time between Brooklyn and Garrison, New York, where he lives and works in a former monastery on the Hudson River.


Sam Mowe is a writer living in Portland, Oregon. His interviews have also appeared in Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, and The Sun. He is also the editor of Lineages, a publication of the Garrison Institute. Sam is a regular contributor to Spirituality & Health. 


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