Winner of a Peabody Award and two Webby Awards, "Being" is public radio's weekly program about "religion, meaning, ethics, and ideas." We are produced and distributed by American Public Media and currently heard on over 240 public radio stations across the U.S. and globally via the Web and podcast.
Host Krista Tippett takes a narrative, or first-person, approach to religious and philosophical conversation. She draws out the intersection of theology and human experience, of grand religious ideas and real life. A weekly national program since July 2001, Being is not so much about religion per se, but about drawing out compelling and challenging voices of wisdom on the most important subjects of 21st-century life; thereby creating a different kind of in-depth, revealing, illuminating dialogue than can be elicited by traditional journalistic treatments and debates. Topics range from "Einstein and the Mind of God" to "The Spirituality of Parenting" to "Diplomacy and Religion in the 21st Century."
We take the art and craft of radio seriously; and we see radio as an exceptional medium for probing the intellectual and spiritual depths of religious ideas and experience.
We see our online platforms as central to what we do, and are constantly pursuing ways we can expand our content, offer resources, and interact with listeners in new ways via journalism's fastest-growing medium. Our guests include theologians and scientists, poets and parents, educators and physicians — both religious and non-religious — and our program listener demographic is correspondingly diverse.
We're proud that the Columbia Journalism Review has credited the show with modeling a new paradigm of journalism about religion. And New York's Jewish Week has called Being (formerly Speaking of Faith) "the most intelligent and inquisitive program on religion anywhere on the air." Most importantly, we take delight in the ideas, reactions, and correspondence we receive every day from listeners across the spectrum of belief and around the world.