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Terkel’s radio show took religious belief and the spiritual dimension of life seriously (despite he himself being a non-believer) and he spoke with numerous religious leaders and questers from a wide variety of faiths and cultures. Whether talking to Martin Luther King about the Christian underpinnings of his activism or Allen Ginsberg about Buddhism and poetry or Edward Said about perceptions of Islam in the West, programs in this topic offer fresh insights and non-trivial views on why human beings hunger for faith.