Claudia Rankine — How Can I Say This So We Can Stay in This Car Together?

Krista Tippett, host: Claudia Rankine says that each dialog about race doesn’t must be about racism. She’s revelatory for me, as a white American, about ache factors which might be woven into the material of

Tracy K. Smith — love is a language / Few practice, but all, or near all speak

Krista Tippett, host: I love Tracy Okay. Smith’s deep curiosity, as she’s stated, in “the kind of silence that yields clarity” and “the way our voices sound when we dip below the decibel level of

Poetry From the On Being Gathering — David Whyte (Opening Night)

Krista Tippett: Poetry studying framed the On Being Gathering this yr, and we’re so comfortable now to share these slices of magnificence, elation, and contemplation with you. Right here’s how David Whyte opened for us

Pádraig Ó Tuama and Marilyn Nelson — Choosing Words That Deepen The Argument of Being Alive

Krista Tippett, host: I really like a phrase of Pádraig Ó Tuama — that we should select phrases that deepen “the argument of being alive.” Each he and Marilyn Nelson are beloved academics to me

Joe Carter — The Spirituals

[music: “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” carried out by Joe Carter] Krista Tippett, host: This hour, an exuberant expertise of dialog and singing the spirituals. There are almost 5,000 spirituals in existence. Their organizing idea shouldn’t

Luis Alberto Urrea — What Borders Are Really About, and What We Do With Them

Krista Tippett, host: The fantastic author Luis Alberto Urrea says that a deep fact of our time is that “we miss each other.” We have this drive to erect obstacles between ourselves, and but this