Tue May 18, 2010
Public Radio's Krista Tippett Presents "Einstein's God"
By Rich Fisher
Tulsa, Oklahoma – On this edition of our program, we hear from Krista Tippett, producer and host of the popular public radio program, Speaking of Faith. Tippett has a new book out, which collects interviews from her Peabody Award-winning show; the book is "Einstein's God: Conversations about Science and the Human Spirit" (Penguin Paperbacks). It's basically an anthology of discussions --- a gathering of inspiring and stimulating dialogues on the interplay between scientific and religious thought. For these dialogues, Tippett converses with some of today's outstanding scientific and medical thinkers --- among them Freeman Dyson, Paul Davies, V. V. Raman, Sherwin Nuland, and Mehmet Oz. How these decidedly empirical (or hard-truth-based) minds make room for --- and make connections with --- the theological or spiritual dimensions of the human experience is the thrust of (and, indeed, the beauty of) "Einstein's God." Tippett also talks with us about when and how her program first got started, and why she thinks it has successfully found an audience among public radio listeners.