Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
Robert Wright | Psychology, Aliens, and Averting The Apocalypse
Bob's book The Moral Animal has changed my thinking more than pretty much any other over the last few years, so naturally I wanted to bring him on to discuss whether aliens are real and how we can avoid existential risks.
Joanna Macy and Anita Barrows
A new translation of Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet has been released in a world in which his voice and vision feel as resonant as ever before.
About digital and spirituality
Love the stranger within us and the strangers with whom we wander.
Are You as Observant as You Think?
Living the Questions
Living the Questions We’ve been enmeshed with our technologies. Tech Shabbat for everyone?
The Dharma of Bob 4: Averting the Apocalypse | Robert Wright & Josh Summers
Engaging Otherness with Hospitality, Artfulness, and Particularity at Depth
What we need to save the world
With Robert Wright
Ariel Burger: Be a Blessing
Krista Tippett’s conversation with Rabbi Ariel Burger, a student of the late, extraordinary Elie Wiesel.
Healing the Nation
If American politics can be fairly described as a holy war, then lessons from interfaith cooperation can help. We discuss what spiritually-based paths we can take to help heal a divided nation after an especially contentious election.
Shelter for the Heart and Mind
With Sharon Salzberg
How can we keep walking forward, and even find renewal along the way, in this year of things blown apart? How can we hold to our sense of what is whole and true and undamaged, even in the face of loss? These are some of the questions Sharon Salzberg, a renowned teacher of meditation and Buddhist practices, has been taking up in virtual retreats this year, which have helped ground many on hard days. She teaches how to stay present to the world while learning kindness toward yourself.