Mar 1, 2013 | 54:00Tapestry Lamenting the Road Not Taken Audio
Tapestry Lamenting the Road Not Taken Mar 1, 2013 | 54:00It's only human to assess one's life and ponder what might have been. Everyone from John Lennon to Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront has tried to express the mix of regret and foggy optimism that our hearts associate with the roads not taken. Author Adam Phillips put it this way: We're "haunted by the myth of our own potential." He talks about it to Mary this week.
Oct 25, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry "Zealot" with author Reza Aslan Audio
Tapestry "Zealot" with author Reza Aslan Oct 25, 2013 | 53:59Reza Aslan made an infamous appearance on Fox News when the interviewer challenged him about why a Muslim would write a book about Jesus. On this episode, Reza Aslan tells the story of the man he calls "the most interesting person who ever lived."
Nov 1, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry "The First Muslim" with author Lesley Hazleton Audio
Tapestry "The First Muslim" with author Lesley Hazleton Nov 1, 2013 | 53:59The prophet Muhammad: his rise through the ranks in the desert caravans; his love and marriage to a wealthy widow, and his divided family during his last days. We're joined by Lesley Hazleton, author of "The First Muslim: the Story of Muhammad."
Dec 27, 2013 | 54:00Tapestry Frank Faulk's Tarot Deck Audio
Tapestry Frank Faulk's Tarot Deck Dec 27, 2013 | 54:00Frank Faulk loves his tarot cards. But he's on the fence: are they an ingenious tool for self-discovery? Or just a fortune-tellers' trick? Either way, he's fallen under their spell. Frank's funny story is called Looking For Faith In All The Odd Places.
Jun 1, 2012 | 53:59Tapestry I'm Right, You're Wrong (2012 Encore) Audio
Tapestry I'm Right, You're Wrong (2012 Encore) Jun 1, 2012 | 53:59This week on Tapestry, why dialing down self-righteousness is so important - and so hard. Psychologist Jonathan Haidt explains why arguments about politics and religion get so toxic. Later, writer Philip Yancey talks to Mary about finding strength in your
Nov 15, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry Paul Bloom / Candy Chang Audio
Tapestry Paul Bloom / Candy Chang Nov 15, 2013 | 53:59For decades, the world of psychology more or less agreed that here wasn't much going on in the moral lives of infants. Morality was made. But for psychologist Paul Bloom, that sort of thinking about wee ones is starting to change.
Apr 12, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry The Importance of Being Sexual Audio
Tapestry The Importance of Being Sexual Apr 12, 2013 | 53:59What if the classic sensual tome "The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights" had been written by a scientist? A scientist with specialties in sexual health and public policy - and a wicked sense of
Nov 29, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry It Goes Both Ways: When God Talks Back Audio
Tapestry It Goes Both Ways: When God Talks Back Nov 29, 2013 | 53:59Many years ago, the anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann set out to understand how god becomes real for some people. Professor Luhrmann was fascinated by religious believers who experience god talking to them, either through visions, or a voice they can hear.