Monday, September 27, 2010

Being, formerly known as Speaking of Faith

Here is a short indicator about the podcast Speaking of Faith that I have been reviewing on and off. This public radio program has changed its name to Being which uses, still, the same feed. If you are a regular listener, you surely already know all about it. In case you are the kind of pick and choose listener I am, you may miss out on this.

Host Krista Tippett also did a special show in which she looked back at 7 years of Speaking of Faith and digging a little bit into why the name change: From Faith to Being. This show contains many highlights, many of which I recognized. It also reveals the trepidation there was when the show started. Faith was not exactly a good subject for public radio and the terrorist attacks of 9/11 did not contribute to the word. Nevertheless the program took off and went through its own evolution.

Conform the times of modern media, Speaking of Faith and Being, is open to audience participation, feedback and influence. There are user forums, a Facebook community and of course there is the podcast. The podcast has also brought content that was not broadcast on the radio. Short issues and the unedited interviews have been made available over time.

Speaking of Faith on this blog:
Alan Rabinowitz at Speaking of Faith,
Desmond Tutu,
China, secularism, religiosity,
Three issues of Speaking of Faith,
Preserving Ojibwe,
The story and God,
Fragility and Humanity,
The Sunni-Shia divide and the future of Islam,
Wangari Maathai,
The Buddha in the world,
Listening Generously - Rachel Remen, (recommended)
The Sunni-Shia Divide and the future of Islam,
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel,
Faith based diplomacy,
Karen Armstrong,
New Evangelicals,
V. V. Raman,
Reinold Niebuhr.