Podcasts and Audio Recordings

The Spirit of Joan Chittister

Jun 1, 2017
Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life by Joan Chittister

In this podcast, Rabbi Rami talks to Joan Chittister about her book Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life. Also, an excerpt of the book appears in the May/June issue of Spirituality & Health magazine.

Interview with Joan Chittister

Oct 6, 2016

Interview with Joan Chittister
The Benedictine nun, human rights advocate and co-chair of the Global Peace Initiative of Women talks about her writing, the Catholic church and the current U.S. political climate. Published in UC Observer

The Surprising Relevance of Ancient Desert Monastics

Feb 29, 2016
In God's Holy Light by Joan Chittister

Surprising Relevance of Ancient Desert Monastics
Maureen Feidler of Interfaith Radio interviewed Joan Chittister about her book, In God's Holy Light . What in the world would monks and nuns who lived in the Egyptian desert centuries ago have to teach the modern world? Well, Sister Joan Chittister, herself a beloved Benedictine nun, looked into the writings of these early monastics and found lots of relevant messages--including insights on immigration, racism, and even capitalism.

Judith Valente interviews Joan on new books

Dec 17, 2015
Joan Chittister: Her Journey from Certainty to Faith by Tom Roberts

NPR correspondent and award-winning author and poet Judith Valente interviewed Joan Chittister recently on her new book, In God’s Holy Light, and on her personal reaction to her new biography by Tom Roberts, Joan Chittister: Her Journey from Certainty to Faith. The interview aired on WGLT Radio, the National Public Radio affiliate in central Illinois and went out to other Illinois public radio stations.

More of PSU Interview with Joan

Dec 7, 2015

Hear more of the PSU interview with Joan Chittister. She talks about the future of the Catholic Church and about the sharp decline in the number of American nuns.

Penn State interview with Joan Chittister

Dec 7, 2015

Penn State Public Broadcasting reporter Patty Satalia interviewed Sister Joan Chittister on a number of topics including her faith journey, the role of women in the church and society, and future issues facing the Roman Catholic Church.

Publisher's Weekly interview on new book, In God's Holy Light

Sep 16, 2015
In God's Holy Light by Joan Chittister

Publisher’s Weekly Radio interviewed Joan Chittister on her new book, In God’s Holy Light: Wisdom from the Desert Monastics. To order this latest addition to Sister Joan’s corpus on contemporary monasticism, click here.

Maureen Fiedler interviews Joan Chittister

May 7, 2015

Maureen Fiedler of Interfaith Voices recently interviewed Joan Chittister regarding the themes of her latest book, Between the Dark and the Daylight.

Huffington Post Interview on Between the Dark and the Daylight

Mar 30, 2015
Between the Dark and the Daylight by Joan Chittister

Sister Joan was interviewed by Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, Executive Editor of Huffington Post Religion, on his weekly podcast, All Together. She spoke to him from Dublin, Ireland about her new book, Between the Dark and the Daylight, the paradoxes of faith, the spiritual practice of writing, and whether she has a "bucket list."

Listen In

Feb 18, 2015

PBS Boston recently interviewed Joan Chittister on the topic “Nun Hopes for More Gender Equality in the Church.” The January 27, 2015 interview was conducted by award winning journalist Robin Young, cohost of Here & Now, a mid-day radio show of in-depth news, interview and conversation. Listen to the nine-minute interview:

Original Sin

Feb 12, 2015

Joan Chittister is one of four women interviewed in this 30-minute Huffington Post podcast on “Sexism: the Original Sin of the Church.” Hosted by Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, executive editor of Huff Post Religion, the All Together podcast features the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church Katharine Jefforts Schori, the recent US ambassador for Religious Freedom the Rev. Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, The President of Union Theological Seminary, The Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, and Sister Joan Chittister.