• March 1, 2019
  • 7:30 pm
  • The Sydney Goldstein Theater (formerly Nourse Theater)
    275 Hayes Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102
Add to Calendar 03/01/2019 7:30 pm 03/01/2019 America/Los_Angeles On Being Wise with Krista Tippett On Being Wise with Krista Tippett The Sydney Goldstein Theater (formerly Nourse Theater)
275 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Tickets $25 - $75

Pre-show Reception $80


In these turbulent times, many of us are struggling with urgent questions of survival, of meaning, and of who we are to each other. As we are increasingly divided by our differences, Krista Tippett has emerged as a powerful thinker and leader, one who is dedicated to seeking out human goodness and finding common ground.

As the host of On Being, the public radio show and podcast, Krista invites listeners to open their minds, to see differently, and to engage in conversation about how to create the world we want for ourselves and our children.

From physics to parenting, civil society to aging, yoga to neuroscience, and the environment to the economy, Krista traces the ancient and animating questions at the center of life: What does it mean to be human? What matters in a life? How do we love? Krista examines these questions in all the richness and complexity they merit.

Join Krista for a conversation that explores the mystery and art of living, and investigates how we can be of service to one another and to the world.

Krista Tippet

Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winner, broadcaster, and bestselling author who received the National Humanities Medal at the White House in 2014 for "thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence." Krista grew up in Oklahoma, attended Brown University, and spent most of the 1980s in divided Germany. She was the New York Times stringer in Berlin, where she also reported for Newsweek, The International Herald Tribune, the BBC, and Die Zeit. Later she served as a special political assistant and chief Berlin aide to the US Ambassador to West Germany.

Krista published her first book, Speaking of Faith, in 2007. It is a memoir of religion in our time, including her move from geopolitical engagement to theology and the cumulative wisdom of her interviews. In 2010, she published Einstein's God, drawn from her interviews at the intersection of science, medicine, and spiritual inquiry. Her 2016 New York Times bestseller Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living is a wide-ranging exploration of the questions and challenges that define our century.

On Being, the public radio program Krista created and produces, is heard on over 400 public radio stations. The On Being podcast was downloaded 28 million times in 2016 and played more than 53 million times in 2017. The Atlantic named On Being one of the 50 best podcasts of 2016.

Krista's Civil Conversations Project, which began in 2011, is a series of conversations, public events, and resources that offer ideas and tools for healing our fractured civic spaces. Bringing together thought leaders, activists, and everyday people representing diverging viewpoints, she engages them in thoughtful conversation to explore the tough questions that we often don't know how to ask each other.

In 2013, she launched an independent nonprofit production company, Krista Tippett Public Productions, to be more responsive to the public impact of On Being and the Civil Conversations Project. Krista's newest project, the On Being Impact Lab, is the home of the Civil Conversations Project Fellows Program, and extends into classrooms, circles of family and friends, and civic spaces.

Krista's next book, Letters to a Young Citizen, is being released in fall 2019. She describes this book as a response to the questions she has been asked by audiences in today's rapidly changing world. Like Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, it speaks to the young citizen in each of us—to everyone struggling to discern the contribution we might make to this moment.

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