On Being Host Krista Tippett Offers "Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living"
On this edition of StudioTulsa, we share an interesting chat with Krista Tippett that was taped last Saturday afternoon at a Book Smart Tulsa event at All Souls Unitarian Church. Tippett is, of course, the award-winning host of the public radio program On Being, which airs on KWGS Sundays at noon -- and which is widely acclaimed for its insightful and extended conversations regarding life's biggest questions. It's an always-engaging show whose guests include all sorts of experts, from theologians and scientists to poets and musicians. Tippett has a new book out, which she tells us about; it's called "Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living." As was noted of this volume by Publishers Weekly: "After over a decade doing in-depth interviews and accumulating spiritual knowledge on her popular podcast [and radio show] On Being, Tippett pulls from that well of conversations to reconstruct her trail of investigation into the nature of wisdom. She tells her own life journey -- her Oklahoma upbringing, her wide-eyed years in divided Cold War Germany, her decision to attend Yale divinity school -- alongside the spiritual evolution that came while hosting [On Being]. Pulling together and going beyond the accumulated knowledge of her interviews, Tippett's book is an incantatory trip into the paradoxical and profound.... This is not just a selection of greatest hits. Instead, rooted in Tippett's own keen insight, she provides an interlocking frame based on five themes: words, the body, love, faith, and hope. With dips into Tippett's childhood and early career, readers are embraced by her own struggle, vulnerability, and thirst for meaning. As researcher and TED-talk phenom Brené Brown told Tippett, 'Hope is a function of struggle.' Tippett's striving here is the grist for creative genius."