On Being with Krista Tippett is a Peabody and Webby award-winning public radio program and podcast that takes up the great animating questions of human life: What does it mean to be human? And how do we want to live? From science to religion, the environment to the arts, Krista and guests explore meaning, faith, and ethics amid the changes that define 21st century cultural life.
In a probing and personal conversation, Reza Aslan opens a refreshing window on religion in the world and Islam in particular. It's a longer view of history and humanity than news cycles invite - certainly when it comes to the Arab Spring, or to ISIS. His life is a kind of prism on the fluid story of religion in this century. But in a globalized world, we all have a personal stake in how this story unfolds.
Krista Tippett's Journal
"In recent years, she's delved into the fact that children in every language and culture studied by linguists have huge animal vocabularies. She's puzzling, these days, over what that says about us as human beings. … Alone among the creatures, as Jean Berko Gleason puts it, we are able to reflect, to be conscious of ourselves, and to comment on that."