Life Examined

Life Examined

KCRW's Life Examined is a one-hour weekly show exploring science, philosophy, faith — and finding meaning in the modern world. The show is hosted by Jonathan Bastian. Please tune in Saturdays at 9 a.m., or find it as a podcast.

From Bronze Age farmers to New World colonialists, land ownership has been prized, sought after, inherited and fought over.

For the thousands of workers not on the front lines of COVID-19, the pandemic has ushered in a new era, not only in how we work but how we approach the jobs we do.

When it comes to intimate relationships one size does not fit all.

If you go back far enough in time our common ancestor might be a cuddle fish or an octopus.

Ancient stoic wisdom is having an unexpected modern day resurgence.

Historically men have been the figureheads of our religious institutions but it has been women who have played a fundamental role in establishing and sustaining them.

The peaceful transition of power for the first time in US history appeared to hang in the balance this week.

The novel coronavirus pandemic is a daily reminder of how quickly life can change.