Humankind Evergreen

Series produced by Humankind

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Evergreen episodes from the award-winning series that presents voices of hope and humanity, by David Freudberg. Produced in association with WGBH/Boston.

How do we hold on to our humanity in times of fast-paced change? Public radio's award-winning Humankind presents stories and ideas of the doers and dreamers who strive to make our planet a more humane place.

Through David Freudberg’s moving documentaries and dialogues, we hear the voices of community: visionaries, peacemakers, health and education leaders, practitioners of spirituality and simplicity, environmental champions, grass roots activists, scholars and many others.

Listen to the journalism of hope and humanity -- told from all walks of life.


39 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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SEGMENT 1: The inspiring tale of a woman who felt called to help hungry people in New Jersey, initially by distributing food from her car and now, ...

Bought by KICI, WGCU, Yellowstone Public Radio, Peconic Public Broadcasting, KERA and more


  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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David Kaczynski was hailed as an American hero after notifying authorities that he'd come to suspect his estranged brother Ted as the Unabomber. In...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, KERA, Red River Radio Network, Yellowstone Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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SEGMENT 1: George Mumford has trained superstar athletes, including basketball greats Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant in how mental focus can enhanc...

Bought by Morehead State Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, WSKG, KICI and more


  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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SEGMENT 1: Author Eileen Flanagan discusses her powerful essay on the lessons about life that can be derived from parenting – patience, uncondition...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, KERA, KUHF, WSKG, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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SEGMENT 1: We trace the extraordinary history of Alcoholics Anonymous, a worldwide movement founded in the U.S. during the Great Depression, when t...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, WSKG, Yellowstone Public Radio, Red River Radio Network, and KERA


  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Produced by David Freudberg in association with WGBH/Boston. Patients often complain about rushed doctor visits and, of course, the cost of medical...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, and KERA


  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 52:58
  • Purchases: 3
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SEGMENT 1: We visit the nation's busiest trauma center (Univ. of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore) to hear how certain low-tech, natural health...

Bought by KERA, KKWE Niijii Radio, WUTC, Yellowstone Public Radio, Red River Radio Network and more


  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 17
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SEGMENT 1: We consider the plight of tens of millions of Americans in families and relationships with alcoholics. How does the destabilizing influe...

Bought by KERA, KKWE Niijii Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, Peconic Public Broadcasting, Red River Radio Network and more


  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 14
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SEGMENT 1: In a world given to so much brutality, it would be easy to underestimate the impact of basic human compassion in actually resolving stri...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, Morehead State Public Radio, Peconic Public Broadcasting, KERA, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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SEGMENT 1: Most people regard forgiveness to be a virtue worth striving for, but author/teacher Robin Casarjian explains how forgiving the miscondu...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, Peconic Public Broadcasting, KERA, KKWE Niijii Radio, Red River Radio Network and more


  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 14
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SEGMENT 1: Daniel Goleman, best-selling author and former N.Y. Times science reporter, describes emerging brain research that shows we are wired to...

Bought by Morehead State Public Radio, Peconic Public Broadcasting, Yellowstone Public Radio, Peconic Public Broadcasting, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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Segment 1: Medical and other experts have long known that there is a direct benefit to eating a healthy diet consisting primarily of fresh fruits a...

Bought by KICI, Red River Radio Network, Yellowstone Public Radio, KERA, Peconic Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Jun 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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SEGMENT 1: We consider a fascinating, but often overlooked dimension of the history of World War I – the role of Conscientious Objectors who refuse...

Bought by KICI, Red River Radio Network, Yellowstone Public Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, WUTC and more


  • Added: Jun 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
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SEGMENT 1: Jonathan Star took twelve years to master the nuances of ancient Chinese in his quest to produce a remarkably lucid and evocative Englis...

Bought by Peconic Public Broadcasting, KICI, KKWE Niijii Radio, WUTC, Yellowstone Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
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SEGMENT 1: The Prisoners Literature Project, an all-volunteer service based in Berkeley, California, packages and ships books to people who are inc...

Bought by Morehead State Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, Red River Radio Network, WUTC and more


  • Added: Jun 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 18
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SEGMENT 1: The heir to the Oscar Mayer fortune, Chuck Collins, examines income inequality, sustainable local economies and his personal journey in ...

Bought by KUNM, KKWE Niijii Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, KERA, Peconic Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
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SEGMENT 1: We hear from medical students, who voice concerns about the pace and financial concerns impacting health care, and who strive for warmer...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, Yellowstone Public Radio, KERA, WRGY, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 19
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SEGMENT 1: Seeking to comfort people who may feel afraid, angry and alone, we hear moving stories from chaplains at hospitals, who serve patients a...

Bought by Peconic Public Broadcasting, Red River Radio Network, Yellowstone Public Radio, WUTC, KERA and more


  • Added: Jun 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 16
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SEGMENT 1: We explore the remarkable popularity of an ancient poet, Jalaluddin Rumi, subject of PBS specials and a popular book stunningly illustra...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, WUTC, Red River Radio Network, KERA and more


  • Added: Jun 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
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SEGMENT 1: We hear from westerners who have embraced the introspective tradition of Sufism, which offers a dimension of Islam that is universalist,...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, Peconic Public Broadcasting, Yellowstone Public Radio, KERA, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16