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Moderator: Danielle Krettek – Google Empathy Lab

Krista Tippett: Journalist, Author, & Entrepreneur

DANIELLE KRETTEK: Krista Tippett is here with us today, which is just absolutely amazing. I’ll read a little bit about her first. And then we will just dive right into it.

Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, National Humanities medalist, and a New York Times bestselling author. She founded and leads the On Being project, hosts the globally-esteemed “On Being” public radio show and podcast, and curates the Civil Conversations project, an emergent approach to conversation and relationship across the differences of our age.

Her books include, my favorite, “Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living,” and ” Einstein’s God: Conversations about Science and the Human Spirit.” And I think, literally, even just with those two titles, you see this beautiful and vast spectrum that Krista covers and that is so kind of perfect for us here at Google — literally, from mystery and spirit to the human spirit to Einstein. It’s just so perfect to have her here in conversation here. We’re so lucky.

And I think, really, we were talking the other evening about what it means to inquire and the idea of asking these questions, these fundamental questions, that get to the essence of what does it mean to be human? What does it mean to be human together? And what are the lessons we can learn in this practice with everyone?

So we’ll look at that today. But first, I’ll just share a quick funny little moment, which was, as I was preparing for this — I’ve been listening to Krista for years. A couple of years ago, as I was actually founding the lab, I found myself listening to Krista. I’d discovered her, then rediscovered her in the project.

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