Krista Tippett On Conscience

Krista Tippett On Conscience

Join Krista Tippett, journalist and creative force behind the hugely popular radio program and podcast On Being, for a unique evening in conversation with Berry Liberman, editor of Dumbo Feather.

It’s tempting to think of the modern, Western world as being somewhat morally and spiritually bankrupt. For centuries, we have looked to religion to guide us in our moral choices, while today celebrities, self-help gurus and businesspeople seem to have become our leaders. So, how can we live connected, conscious and perhaps even spiritual lives in this dawning secular age? Where should we look for good ideas and moral guidance? What choices can we make to connect to our conscience, personally and as a nation?

Krista Tippett, The School of Life and Dumbo Feather join forces to explore modern spirituality, belonging, human connection, neuroplasticity, curiosity and the self. Drawing on conversations with some of the greatest spiritual leaders and thinkers of our time, from the Dalai Lama, to Brené Brown and Paulo Coehlo, we ask Krista to help us tackle some of the fundamental questions of the human condition and how we can live with conscience today.

This event is presented in association with our friends at Dumbo Feather.

Dumbo Feather


This event is proudly supported by

     Wake Up Project


Leading writers, economists, historians, philosophers, psychologists, artists and other thinkers offer provocation, inspiration and consolation in the form of advice for living better. Speakers for this strand have been invited by The School of Life to present their own material. Session formats will vary depending on the subject.


Melbourne Town Hall
90-130 Swanston St
Melbourne VIC 3000

This venue is wheelchair accessible.

This event features Auslan interpretation. If you require this service please book tickets and a reserved access seating section will be available on the evening.

Please note that this event will be photographed and audio recorded.



Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author. She created and hosts the public radio program and podcast On Being and curates The Civil Conversations Project, an emergent approach to the differences of our age. In 2014, she received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama at the White House, for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence” on air and in print. She grew up in a small town in Oklahoma, attended Brown University, became a journalist and diplomat in Cold War Berlin, and later received a Masters of Divinity from Yale University. Her books are Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of LivingEinstein's God: Conversations about Science and the Human Spirit; and Speaking of Faith: Why Religion Matters and How to Talk about it.


Berry Liberman is the co-founder and creative director of Small Giants, a family office based in Melbourne, Australia that invests in and nurtures businesses working towards a more just, sustainable and compassionate world. She and her husband Danny Almagor started the company in 2008, growing the portfolio with a holistic view of how to effect change across our environment, the economy and many of our socio-cultural institutions. The Small Giants family of business includes Impact Investment Group, Tom Organic, B Lab Australia, Peace Factory, Mossy Willow Farm, The School of Life Australia and Dumbo Feather among others.

Berry is also editor and publisher of Dumbo Feather, a multi-platform media company that publishes long-form conversations with extraordinary thinkers and doers across the world. A quarterly print magazine, online resource, podcast series and community, Dumbo Feather seeks to inspire its audience with stories and ideas for leading more conscious and meaningful lives.


18.30     Doors Open
19.00     Welcome & Introduction
19.10     On Conscience
20.15     Audience Q&A
20.30     Event Concludes


General Admission: $35.00
Concession: $25.00
(+ $2 booking fee and 1.5% CC fee)
Please note there is no allocated seating for this event. 

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