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"On Being" ends public radio show after nearly 20-year-run

Krista Tippett, the host of On Being.
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Krista Tippett, the host of On Being.

After nearly two decades, On Being is ending its run as a weekly radio program on public radio. Its last radio show will be on June 23.

Host Krista Tippett made the announcement late last week, noting the show isn't completely going away. The program, formerly known as Speaking of Faith, will transition from a weekly radio show to a seasonal podcast schedule.

"For me personally, this is an energizing and necessary transition," the Shawnee, Okla. native said. "I happily turned 60 in 2020. After living on the deadlines involved in hosting and executive producing 52 weeks of programming a year for close to 20 years, it is time for me to create a more sustainable flow of life and work, and to be differently present to this moment in the life of the world."

Listeners can keep up with the future of The On Being Project at onbeing.org.

KOSU is currently evaluating options to replace On Being in our programming lineup.

An update from On Being:

  • We are in a season of growth, of change, and new beginnings here at On Being, as you may have heard. We will be here on public radio for a few more weeks, and then take a rest and recharge and come back with a season of new shows — only as a podcast — later in the year. So On Being is not ending. But the next adventure will create space for me to be differently present in a changed world. And I very much hope you’ll come with us — and for now, help us celebrate these first 20 years. So on Wednesday, June 15, you are warmly invited to an online listening party to some of my favorite voices and moments of conversation across the years – and some of yours. Go to onbeing.org/staywithus to register and learn more.
Updated: June 10, 2022 at 10:51 AM CDT
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