Spoken Word - Interviews
Interview: The Life of an Ex-President After Leaving Office
Jimmy Carter was the trailblazer, Bill Clinton the moneymaker, George W. Bush the laid-back painter. So what’s next for Barack Obama?
January 2017 | PBS Newshour Interview
Photo:photo by George David Sanchez
Guest Host: Wandering in the Spiritual Desert
Some say it's like the common cold, or a run-of-the-mill dry spell in an intimate relationship. There are times when people of faith feel, for a while, far from God. Guest host Barbara Bradley Hagerty sits down with two spiritual scholars to talk about their own experiences with "the dark night of the soul" and how they get through it.
November 2016 | Interfaith Voices
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Interview: The possibilities and pleasures of middle age
In America, the word “midlife” is so often followed by the word “crisis” that we’re likely more inclined to dread entering this phase of life, rather than relish it. In the book "Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife, Barbara Bradley Hagerty uses emerging information from neurology, genetics, sociology—as well as her own story—to reimagine the possibilities, purposes, and pleasures of middle age.
March 2016 | WHYY'S Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane
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Interview: The Art and Opportunity of Midlife
When Barbara Bradley Hagerty hit her 50s, she braced herself for a midlife crisis. Exhausted by her career as an NPR correspondent and scrambling to pay off a mortgage, Hagerty reached the final straw when her father died and her mother suffered a stroke. Instead of collapsing, Hagerty embarked on a quest to grow and thrive in the second half of her life.
March 2016 | KQED's Forum
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Guest Host: A Skeptical News Anchor Finds Meditation and Hiking as Spiritual Exercise
If an anxious, ambitious television star who worries about a theoretical receding hair-line can find some relief, the book suggests, maybe you can, too. Guest interviewer Barbara Bradley Hagerty finds out how he did it.
May 2015 | Interfaith Voices
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Guest Host: Debating the Meaning of Near Death Experiences
or many of us, tales of white lights, tunnels and journeys to other worlds offer hope – hope that death is not the end, hope that we will see friends and family who have died before us, hope that life has meaning beyond the length of our human days. And for scientists, near-death experiences tap into one of the great mysteries of our day: what is consciousness? Can the mind operate when the brain is off-line – and does that suggest a soul?
June 2016 | Interfaith Voices
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