On Being


On Being is a social enterprise with a radio show at its heart. On Being is a Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation and podcast, a Webby Award-winning website and online exploration, a publisher and public event convener. On Being opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? On Being explores these questions in their richness and complexity in 21st-century lives and endeavors. On Being pursues wisdom and moral imagination as much as knowledge; esteeming nuance and poetry as much as fact.


Krista Tippett



number of programs/frequency

Ongoing, weekly

Program feed schedule

On Being is available via the ContentDepot. To get the program, stations must subscribe to On Being in the ContentDepot. Episodes are made available at the following time:

ContentDepot File Transfer: Thursday 09:00 ET

promo access

All promos are available in the ContentDepot for scheduled file delivery. You may also manually download promos at your convenience from ContentDepot.

program web site


listener inquiries

800.228.7123 or 651.290.1212, mail@onbeing.org

broadcast rights

On Being is available to American Public media stations. Stations must carry all programs in the series, as fed or delayed. Stations may air each program twice within two weeks of the feed. The producer reserves the right to offer the series to non-partner stations in select markets, upon first refusal by the American Public Media partner station, or in markets where a partner station does not exist. Each program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this series. See terms and conditions described in the American Public Media Service Agreement. Prior to carrying this series, stations must confirm carriage with American Public Media.

Can't miss

The Civil Conversations Project (CCP) is a series of podcasts, live events, and online resources for beginning new conversations in public life at every level. How do we speak the questions we don't know how to ask each other? Can we find ways to bridge gulfs between us about politics, morality, and life itself? Can we do that even while we continue to disagree, passionately? How is technology playing into all this, and how can we shape it? Krista Tippett draws out voices of wisdom, poetry, and practicality, one on one as well as in dialogue. They model a new kind of conversation and relationship with difference. They offer ideas and tools for healing our fractured civic spaces.