Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, National Humanities Medalist, and New York Times bestselling author. She created and hosts the public radio show and podcast On Being and curates the Civil Conversations Project, an emergent approach to the differences of our age. In 2013, Krista spun her project off from American Public Media and became CEO of the new, non-profit production enterprise, Krista Tippett Public Productions (KTPP). The On Being podcast grew from 6 to 28 million annual downloads in KTPP’s first three years; KTPP/On Being also creates public life events and a digital publishing platform reaching millions each week. In 2014, President Obama awarded Krista the National Humanities Medal at the White House for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence" on air and in print. She grew up in a small town in Oklahoma, attended Brown University, became a journalist and diplomat in Cold War Berlin, and later received a Masters of Divinity from Yale University. Her books are Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living; Einstein's God: Conversations about Science and the Human Spirit; and Speaking of Faith: Why Religion Matters and How to Talk about it.
From the host of On Being comes a master class in living drawn from the stories of extraordinary individuals who possess “spiritual genius”.The heart of Krista Tippett’s beloved radio program On Being has been to shine a light on the most extraordinary people at work on the big issues and questions of the day, people whose missions kindle in us a sense of wonder. In Becoming Wise, Tippett distills the insights she has gleaned from these luminous characters about the meaning of life in its many dimensions into a coherent narrative journey that explores what it means to be human. The book is a master class in living, curated by Tippett but presided over by a dream team of a teaching faculty.