On Being with Krista Tippett takes up the big questions of meaning with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers - some you know and others you'll love to meet. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives.
We were made and set here, the writer Annie Dillard once wrote, "to give voice to our astonishments." Katy Payne is a renowned acoustic biologist with a Quaker sensibility. And she’s found her astonishment in listening to two of the world’s most exotic creatures. She has decoded the language of elephants and was among the first scientists to discover that whales are composers of song.