Foxhole

Foxhole

KCRW's Foxhole is a one-hour weekly show discussing faith and philosophy from many different belief systems. The six-episode pilot is hosted by Jonathan Bastian. Please tune in Saturdays at 9 am PST.

Poet and professor of divinity Christian Wiman says that there are all kinds of poems he’s turned to during this pandemic.  He especially enjoys poems that are joyful and have helped…

Christian Wiman: Seeking truth and strength through poetry

Poet and professor of divinity Christian Wiman says that there are all kinds of poems he’s turned to during this pandemic.  He especially enjoys poems that are joyful and have helped…

Jane Hirshfield   , a  ward-winning poet and essayist   joins KCRW’s Jonathan Bastian from her home in Northern California to discuss her newest collection of poems, “Ledger.”

Jane Hirshfield on why poets treasure pondering life’s abysses

Jane Hirshfield , a ward-winning poet and essayist joins KCRW’s Jonathan Bastian from her home in Northern California to discuss her newest collection of poems, “Ledger.”

Dream researcher and   professor of depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California       Stephen Aizenstat    and    Mark Blagrove,    professor of…

Dreams, nightmares and our state of mind

Dream researcher and professor of depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California   Stephen Aizenstat and Mark Blagrove, professor of…

Deirdre Barrett,    dream researcher and assistant professor of psychology at Harvard University sits down with KCRW’s Jonathan Bastian to discuss how the prolonged global pandemic has…

Quarantine dreams: Researcher Deirdre Barrett on the science of sleep

Deirdre Barrett, dream researcher and assistant professor of psychology at Harvard University sits down with KCRW’s Jonathan Bastian to discuss how the prolonged global pandemic has…

If spending your days in quarantine has allowed you to adopt a simpler life-style and catch up on sleep you may be onto a good thing.

Deepak Chopra on grieving the loss of our pre-quarantine lives

If spending your days in quarantine has allowed you to adopt a simpler life-style and catch up on sleep you may be onto a good thing.

Author and world renowned expert on grief and loss David Kessler offers guidance and insight on how to deal with and accept feelings of anxiety, sadness, and death.

David Kessler on learning to live with grief in a “grief-illiterate” culture

Author and world renowned expert on grief and loss David Kessler offers guidance and insight on how to deal with and accept feelings of anxiety, sadness, and death.

The coronavirus pandemic is a reminder that things can change — fast and unexpectedly. As much as we look for stability, things come and go, and we live and die.

Physicist Brian Greene on the science behind impermanence

The coronavirus pandemic is a reminder that things can change — fast and unexpectedly. As much as we look for stability, things come and go, and we live and die.

Buddhist teacher and author    Stephen Batchelor    and artist    Lita   Albuquerque    discuss their views on life, death, and the concept of impermanence with KCRW host Jonathan…

Lita Albuquerque and Stephen Batchelor on what spirituality and art teaches us about life and death

Buddhist teacher and author Stephen Batchelor and artist Lita Albuquerque discuss their views on life, death, and the concept of impermanence with KCRW host Jonathan…

California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris talks about the latest science behind trauma, and how toxic stress can literally change our brains, our immune systems and our genes.

California’s Surgeon General on the science of toxic stress

California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris talks about the latest science behind trauma, and how toxic stress can literally change our brains, our immune systems and our genes.

In times of severe trauma many people turn to their spiritual communities for support and guidance.

Lessons on healing trauma from a rabbi and an imam

In times of severe trauma many people turn to their spiritual communities for support and guidance.

Author Pico Iyer is obsessed with the big questions of life.

Spiritual writer Pico Iyer says now is the time confront who we really are

Author Pico Iyer is obsessed with the big questions of life.

It's often contemplatives — like monks, nuns, or meditators — that have the most to say about living a meaningful life.

Follow this Hindu nun’s advice on quieting your mind in anxious times

It's often contemplatives — like monks, nuns, or meditators — that have the most to say about living a meaningful life.