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Krista Tippett

On Being Project 

Krista Tippett is a Peabody award-winning broadcaster, National Humanities Medalist, and New York Times bestselling author. She founded and leads the On Being Project – a non-profit media and public life initiative “pursuing deep thinking and moral imagination, social courage and joy, to renew inner life, outer life, and life together.” The Peabody award-winning On Being radio show that she created and hosts, now heard on 400 public radio stations across the U.S., takes up the great questions of meaning as they are being reframed in 21st Century lives and disciplines: what does it mean to be human, how we do want to live, and who will we be to each other? The On Being podcast has been downloaded over 250 million times. The Civil Conversations Project, which Krista curates, has been lauded across the U.S. political and cultural spectrum and is inspiring and resourcing initiatives across the globe.

Krista grew up in a small town in Oklahoma, attended Brown University, became a journalist and diplomat in Cold War Berlin, and later received a Master of Divinity from Yale University. Her books are Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living; Einstein’s God, drawn from her interviews at the intersection of science, medicine, and spiritual inquiry; and Speaking of Faith, a memoir of religion in our time.

President Obama awarded Krista the National Humanities Medal at the White House for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence." She is also a Roosevelt Institute Four Freedoms Medalist, and was the 2019 Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor at Stanford University.