Derek Black and Matthew Stevenson — Befriending Radical Disagreement

On Being with Krista Tippett | 3 October 2019 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | iTunes
After Derek Black was outed for his white-power ideology at the New College of Florida, Matthew Stevenson, an Orthodox Jew, invited him to Shabbat dinner. An inspiring tale of tolerance, friendship and conversion.

Katy Payne – In the Presence of Elephants and Whales

On Being with Krista Tippett | 22 August 2019 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Katy Payne, who discovered that humpback whales compose ever-changing songs and that elephants communicate across long distances by infrasound. Draws on ideas from her book Silent Thunder: In the Presence of Elephants.

Resilience After Unimaginable Loss

On Being with Krista Tippett | 24 April 2017 | 0h 51m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant, authors of Option B: Facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy. Sets out the path to growth from tragedy. It’s about the 3Ps: avoiding personalization (“this was my fault”), pervasiveness (“this affects everything”), and permanence (“nothing will ever be the same again”).

Capitalism and Moral Evolution

On Being with Krista Tippett | 2 June 2016 | 0h 51m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Discusses the evolution of culture and conscience with Jonathan Haidt and Melvin Konner. Jonathan Haidt is studying the relationship between capitalism and moral evolution. The liberal view of capitalism as essentially exploitative may remain alive and well, Haidt says, but the ironic truth of history is that capitalism actually generates liberal values as it takes root in societies.

Alain de Botton—The True Hard Work of Love and Relationships

On Being with Krista Tippett | 2 August 2018 | 0h 51m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Alain de Botton’s essay Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person was one of the most-read articles in The New York Times in recent years. As people and as a culture, he says, we would be much saner and happier if we reexamined our very view of love. Love deepens and stumbles, survives and evolves over time, and that process has more to do with ourselves than with what is right or wrong with our partner. The real work of love is not in the falling, but in what comes after.