Creating Our Own Lives
By On Being Studios | Krista Tippett Public Productions
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We’re called to create a better world, but what about the more immediate task of creating our own lives? Inspired by a quote of Thomas Merton, host Lily Percy asks people to think through how they shape their lives. And hopefully by listening, we learn how to create our own. Season 2: Humor as a Tool for Survival launches June 8th. On Being Studios is the producer of On Being, Becoming Wise, Creating Our Own Lives, and more to come. Cover art by © 2016 Julian Opie / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London.
||Explicit[S2] Hari Kondabolu: Comedy Is Therapeutic but Not Therapy||The rush and discomfort of comedy. Performing as therapeutic but not therapy. Dark humor and learning to recycle pain.||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[S2] Sam Sanders: If I Can Laugh With You, I Can See You||Seeing a commonality in humor. Laughter as a connector between different people throughout the country, of all political persuasions.||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[S2] Terry McMillan: Humor Is a Form of Hope||Women who use humor to face whatever life throws at them. Humor as a form of hope and beauty.||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[S2] Amichai Lau-Lavie: Deep Laughter in the Place of the Deepest Pain||“A God-optional, patriarchy-toppling, Jewish modern mind” on how humor connects us to ourselves, our sexual identities, our spiritual lives.||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[S2] Heidi N. Moore: When It Comes to Finance and Comedy, It’s All About Patterns||Humor as a surprising tool for understanding the world of finance. Financial crisis stories ranging from slapstick to tragicomedy.||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[S2] Daniel José Older: How We Love Is by Roasting Each Other||Humor is voice. The essential role of comic timing and playful banter in storytelling, dialogue and making characters come alive.||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[S2] Alexis Wilkinson: Disarming People with Laughter||Humor as a tool for success and release. The writer for Brooklyn Nine-Nine and VEEP on disarming people with laughter.||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[S2] Maureen Craig: This Strange, Peculiar Family I Call Mine||Humor as central to our understanding and relationship with family. New ground for parents and kids to relate on beyond just parent-kid.||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[S2] Lalo Alcaraz: We Have Entered the Satire Dimension||Humor on the borders. Exploring Chicano identity. Creating characters and spaces for community to be seen.||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[S2] Emily Nagoski: Laughter Is Like Orgasm||A sex scientist on the relationship between laughter and sexual pleasure. And how laughter shifts your physiology and bonds you with others.||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[S2] Lindy West: Comedy Helps Us Love Our Bodies||Comedy’s potential to move the world and to help us love our bodies, no matter the size.||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[S2] Derrick Clements: Humor Can Break Down Barriers of Pride||Is what you know about Mormonism from South Park or The Book of Mormon? Derrick Clements on finding humor and patience for stereotypes.||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[S2] Mark McCleary: Laughter Is a Cloak That Surrounds You||The complexity of humor in Northern Ireland. Laughing at things that are bad and believing in a God with a sense of humor.||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[S2] Margaret Cho: The Deep Connection Between Anger and Humor||Joking about pain to help people heal. Humor as a way to begin difficult conversations about rape, abuse, addiction, failure, and anger.||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[S2] Jonny Sun: Jokes Make the World a Little Less Lonely||Humor as a tool for inclusion. Jokes that come from working within constraints. A Twitter poet makes the world feel a little less lonely.||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 2 Preview — Humor as a Tool for Survival||The surprising ways humor shapes and brings meaning to our lives. Or simply helps us stay sane. Season 2 drops June 8th.||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[S1] Mike Stavlund: Running is an Inherent Good||“When I'm running, I'm in my body, with all of its limitations but with all of its capabilities at the same time.” Mike Stavlund is the author of "A Force of Will" a memoir about the death of his 4-month-old son.||7/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[S1] Justin Whitaker: ChiRunning: A Sitting Meditation||“If you watched me run, you wouldn’t think I was sitting or thinking about sitting.” Justin Whitaker is a writer, a ChiRunner and a Buddhist. For Justin, running is a part of his spiritual practice.||7/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[S1] Sarah Khasawinah: Active Freedom||“When I'm running, I feel like I’m actively expressing gratitude.” Sarah Khasawinah works in the Senate to improve policies for older Americans. Her work requires focus and discipline, something that she also finds in her spiritual practice of run||7/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[S1] Roger Joslin: Preparing for Both the Run and the Prayer||“I began to notice that my running life and my meditating life were beginning to merge.” Roger Joslin is an Episcopal priest and the author of "Running the Spiritual Path," a how-to guide on running as meditation and prayer.||7/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[S1] Mallary Tenore: I Always Think of My Mom When I'm Running||“My love for running started with me running towards my mom.” Mallary Tenore ’s mother, Robin Jo, introduced her to one of the defining practices in her life: running — which has been equal parts destructive, spiritual, and healing.||7/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[S1] Simran Jeet Singh: A Simple Way to Shatter Stereotypes||“Running challenges people to see me from a different perspective.” In Sikhism there is a duty to “hone the spiritual body in the same way that we hone our spiritual selves.” Simran Jeet Singh holds that in his practice as a runner.||6/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[S1] Christy Marvin: I Want to Be God's Feet When I Run||“I cannot even begin to push myself to the extent that God can help me to push myself.” Christy Marvin is the mother of three boys and a mountain runner. She’s won six different Alaska mountain races. For Christy, running is a spiritual practice.||6/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[S1] John Cary: My Best Conversations with Men Happen While Running||“You're running often side-by-side, or one person in back of the other, rather than looking somebody in the eyes as you're being vulnerable with them.” John Cary is an architect, a father, and a marathon runner. For him, running is a spiritual pract||6/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[S1] Ashley Hicks: The Blessing is Outside Your Comfort Zone||“Running has helped me become more present.” Some people turn to prayer or meditation or yoga as a way to slow down and make sense of their lives. Ashley Hicks, the co-founder of Black Girls Run!, found that in running.||6/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[S1] Christina Torres: My Body Can Do Things||"What else have I been lying to myself about? What else have I been hiding from 'cause I was scared?" Teacher, writer, and Mexipina Christina Torres on how running helps her deal with anxiety, body image, and understanding her deepest sense of self.||5/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[S1] Billy Mills: Olympians Are Chosen by the Gods||"The number one objective of my Olympic pursuit was to heal a broken soul." Gold medalist Billy Mills set a world record in the 10,000-meter race at the 1964 Games. He shares how running created a refuge for spirituality and personal growth.||5/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPreview | Creating Our Own Lives||A sneak peek into Creating Our Own Lives, a new podcast from On Being Studios.||5/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
I dont think anything would be able to beat the newness, awesomeness and the smack of inspiration this podcast holds, Since this podcast is based on true life stories there is nothing so raw and authentic as this. If you want to be inspired and forced to move and act, this podcast is for you!
I'm always searching for new podcasts, and especially ones that can maybe help me figure out my own life. I saw the title of this and thought this looks interesting.
I listened to the first episode and started tearing up. Very moving, and very inspirational. I am so excited for the upcoming episodes.
Quick bursts of inspiration
I'm very happy to have found this podcast! I listen almost exclusively to the On Being show, but COOL gives me shorter, more easily digestible bursts of inspiration and wonderful people to "connect" with. Good job, Lily and team!
- Category: Personal Journals
- Language: English
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