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Exploring the biggest questions of our time with the help of the world's greatest thinkers. Host Manoush Zomorodi inspires us to learn more about the world, our communities, and most importantly, ourselves.

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Black History ... And The Future

February 26th, 2021

52:01

Black History Month is a time to remember and reflect on Black heritage. This hour features powerful conversations from past episodes on how we can …

The Gratitude Chain: A.J. Jacobs

February 19th, 2021

51:33

When A.J. Jacobs set out to thank everyone who made his morning cup of coffee, he realized the chain of thank-yous was endless. This hour, Jacobs shares ideas on gratitude—and how to make it count.

Listen Again — Esther Perel: Building Resilient Relationships

February 12th, 2021

52:33

Original broadcast date: September 11, 2020. How do we build more trusting and empathetic relationships, even during a crisis? This hour, therapist Esther Perel shares ideas on creating lasting bonds in romance, family, …

It Takes Time

February 5th, 2021

53:39

We live in an era of instant gratification. But some things — to reach their full potential — simply cannot be rushed. This hour, TED speakers …

Listen Again: Our Relationship With Water

January 29th, 2021

51:52

Original broadcast date: August 7, 2020. We need water to live. But with rising seas and so many lacking clean water — water is in crisis and so are we. This hour, TED speakers explore ideas around restoring our …

TED's Idea Search: Cloe Shasha Brooks

January 22nd, 2021

51:00

Anyone from anywhere can give a TED Talk. This hour, we're joined by curator Cloe Shasha Brooks, who leads a massive search each year to discover brilliant speakers who often fly under the radar.

Breathe

January 15th, 2021

52:29

Breathing is essential to life. And lately, the safety of the air we inhale, or the need to pause and take a deep breath, is on our minds a lot. This hour, TED speakers explore the power of breath. Guests include former …

Listen Again: School Of Life

January 8th, 2021

53:13

Original broadcast date: October 20, 2020. Right now, many kids aren't in their classrooms — but there is so much to learn outside of school as well. …

Bonus Episode: Stacey Abrams

January 6th, 2021

25:56

The runoff Senate elections in the state of Georgia have been big news, and a driving force behind the scenes for Democrats is Stacey Abrams. She's a …

Listen Again: Finding Another Way

January 1st, 2021

51:19

Conflict is a part of life. But in a polarized world, reaching resolution is harder than ever. This hour, TED speakers explore creative and …

Listen Again — Debbie Millman: Designing Our Lives

December 25th, 2020

54:07

From prehistoric cave art to today's social media feeds, to design is to be human. This hour, designer Debbie Millman guides us through a world made and remade—and helps us design our own paths.

Making Sense Of 2020

December 18th, 2020

54:00

2020 is finally coming to an end. This hour, we look back at moments, talks, and big ideas from past episodes that helped us make sense of this strange and unprecedented year. Guests include science journalist Laura …

A Century Of Money

December 11th, 2020

54:42

Recessions, depressions, bubbles, and blue skies — our economy has a history of soaring and plummeting. This hour, TED speakers look to the past for lessons on building a more stable financial future. Guests include …

How To Citizen

December 4th, 2020

53:54

This year's election saw historic voter turnout. But in a divided democracy, how else can we commit to our civic duties? This hour, Baratunde Thurston joins Manoush with ideas on how to citizen.

Listen Again: Making Amends

November 27th, 2020

53:23

Original broadcast date: July 10, 2020. What makes a true apology? What does it mean to make amends for past mistakes? This hour, TED speakers …

Listen Again: TED Radio Wow-er

November 20th, 2020

52:35

Original broadcast date: June 26, 2020. With so many schools closed, lots of kids are stuck at home, learning remotely. Special guest Guy Raz joins …

The Life Cycles Of Cities

November 13th, 2020

52:29

Cities are never static; they can transform in months, years, or centuries. This hour, TED speakers explore how today's cities are informed by the …

Building Our Zero-Emissions Future

November 6th, 2020

52:32

Fighting climate change is a big, messy task that will take a lot of work. This hour, TED's Science Curator David Biello joins Manoush to share some …

Warped Reality

October 30th, 2020

51:43

False information on the internet makes it harder and harder to know what's true, and the consequences have been devastating. This hour, TED speakers …

Listen Again: The Power Of Spaces

October 23rd, 2020

53:22

How do spaces shape the human experience? In what ways do our rooms, homes, and buildings give us meaning and purpose? This hour, TED speakers explore the power of the spaces we make and inhabit. Guests include …

Sound And Silence

October 16th, 2020

50:00

Sound surrounds us, from cacophony even to silence. But depending on how we hear, the world can be a different auditory experience for each of us. This hour, TED speakers explore the science of sound. Guests on the show …

Listen Again: Climate Mindset

October 9th, 2020

52:44

Original broadcast date: May 22, 2020. In the past few months, human beings have come together to fight a global threat. This hour, TED speakers explore how our response can be the catalyst to fight another global …

School Of Life

October 2nd, 2020

54:57

Right now, many kids aren't in their classrooms — but there is so much to learn outside of school as well. This hour, TED speakers explore life …

Debbie Millman: Designing Our Lives

September 25th, 2020

1:26:46

From prehistoric cave art to today's social media feeds, to design is to be human. This hour, designer Debbie Millman guides us through a world made and remade—and helps us design our own paths.

Listen Again: IRL Online

September 18th, 2020

54:09

Original broadcast date: March 20, 2020. Our online lives are now entirely interwoven with our real lives. But the laws that govern real life don't …

Esther Perel: Building Resilient Relationships

September 11th, 2020

52:29

How do we build more trusting and empathetic relationships, even during a crisis? This hour, therapist Esther Perel shares ideas on creating lasting bonds in romance, family, and at work.

Finding Another Way

September 4th, 2020

1:25:41

Conflict is a part of life. But in a polarized world, reaching a resolution is harder than ever. This hour, TED speakers explore creative and …

Listen Again: Pure Joy

August 28th, 2020

51:04

Original broadcast date: April 17, 2020. More than ever, we need to make time for joy. This hour, Manoush and TED's Head Curator Helen Walters explore talks that surprise, inspire, and delight.

Lessons From The Summer

August 21st, 2020

51:13

The summer of 2020 has been overwhelming for most of us. This hour, we hear from four guests—each from recent episodes—who sum up where we've been and offer the wisdom we need for the months ahead. Guests include …

Listen Again: The Biology Of Sex

August 14th, 2020

52:02

Original broadcast date: May 8, 2020. Many of us were taught biological sex is a question of female or male, XX or XY ... but it's far more …

Our Relationship With Water

August 7th, 2020

50:56

We need water to live. But with rising seas and so many lacking clean water — water is in crisis and so are we. This hour, TED speakers explore ideas around restoring our relationship with water. Guests on the show …

Processing The Pandemic

July 31st, 2020

52:20

Between the pandemic and America's reckoning with racism and police brutality, many of us are anxious, angry, and depressed. This hour, TED Fellow …

The Power Of Spaces

July 24th, 2020

52:16

How do spaces shape the human experience? In what ways do our rooms, homes, and buildings give us meaning and purpose? This hour, TED speakers explore the power of the spaces we make and inhabit. Guests include …

Listen Again: What We Value

July 17th, 2020

51:45

Original broadcast date: May 1, 2020. As the pandemic reveals the weaknesses of our economy, businesses and consumers are rethinking what they value. …

Making Amends

July 10th, 2020

51:45

What makes a true apology? What does it mean to make amends for past mistakes? This hour, TED speakers explore how repairing the wrongs of the past …

Listen Again: Meditations on Loneliness

July 3rd, 2020

52:27

Original broadcast date: April 24, 2020. We're a social species now living in isolation. But loneliness was a problem well before this era of social …

TED Radio Wow-er

June 26th, 2020

51:34

School's out, but many kids—and their parents—are still stuck at home. Let's keep learning together. Special guest Guy Raz joins Manoush for an hour …

The Greater Good?

June 19th, 2020

51:42

In times of crisis, how do we decide what personal sacrifices we must make for the benefit of all? This hour, TED speakers share four different ideas about how to act for the greater good.

Ingrained Injustice

June 12th, 2020

50:55

As protests for racial justice continue, many are asking how racism became so embedded in our lives. This hour, TED's Whitney Pennington Rodgers guides us through talks that offer part of the answer.

Clint Smith

June 5th, 2020

51:41

The killing of George Floyd by a police officer has sparked massive protests nationwide. This hour, writer and scholar Clint Smith reflects on this …

Listen Again: Reinvention

May 29th, 2020

51:34

Change is hard, but it's also an opportunity to discover and reimagine what you thought you knew. From our economy, to music, to even ourselves—this hour TED speakers explore the power of reinvention. Guests include OK …

Climate Mindset

May 22nd, 2020

52:12

In the past few months, human beings have come together to fight a global threat. This hour, TED speakers explore how our response can be the catalyst to fight another global crisis: climate change. Guests include …

Listen Again: Uncharted

May 15th, 2020

52:11

Original broadcast date: March 27, 2020. There's so much we've yet to explore—from outer space to the deep ocean to our own brains. This hour, Manoush goes on a journey through those uncharted places, led by TED Science …

The Biology Of Sex

May 8th, 2020

51:37

Many of us were taught biological sex is a question of female or male, XX or XY ... but it's far more complicated. This hour, TED speakers explore …

What We Value

May 1st, 2020

51:40

As the pandemic reveals the weaknesses of our economy, businesses and consumers are rethinking what they value. This hour, TED's Corey Hajim shares …

Meditations On Loneliness

April 24th, 2020

52:00

We're a social species now living in isolation. But loneliness was a problem well before this era of social distancing. This hour, TED speakers …

Pure Joy

April 17th, 2020

51:04

More than ever, we need to make time for joy. This hour, Manoush and TED's Head Curator Helen Walters explore talks that surprise, inspire, and delight.

Inoculation

April 10th, 2020

51:16

Can we protect ourselves from future outbreaks? COVID-19 isn't the first pandemic, and likely not the last. This hour, TED speakers share lessons from past pandemics and what they mean for our future. Guests on the show …

Teaching For Better Humans 2.0

April 3rd, 2020

51:33

More than test scores or good grades—what do kids need for the future? This hour, TED speakers explore how to help children grow into better humans, both during and after this time of crisis. Guests include educators …

Uncharted

March 27th, 2020

51:06

There's so much we've yet to explore—from outer space to the deep ocean to our own brains. This hour, Manoush goes on a journey through those uncharted places, led by TED Science Curator David Biello.

IRL Online

March 20th, 2020

51:39

Our online lives are now entirely interwoven with our real lives. But the laws that govern real life don't apply online. This hour, TED speakers …

From Manoush: The Opportunity Of Boredom

March 18th, 2020

10:25

With many of us stuck at home right now, it's natural to feel bored and listless. But our new host Manoush Zomorodi is kind of an expert in boredom - she wrote a book and gave a TED Talk on the topic - and she says it …

Reinvention

March 13th, 2020

51:14

Change is hard. Transitions can be tough. But they're also opportunities to discover and reimagine what you thought you knew. In her first episode, Manoush Zomorodi explores the power of reinvention. Guests include OK …

Coming Soon: Manoush!

March 10th, 2020

1:50

New episodes of TED Radio Hour with host Manoush Zomorodi begin March 13.

Manoush's Favorites: Circular

March 6th, 2020

51:44

We're back next week with brand new episodes of the TED Radio Hour featuring our new host, Manoush Zomorodi. While we finish those episodes, Manoush shares a favorite episode of the show from over the years. This …

Manoush's Favorites: Jumpstarting Creativity

February 28th, 2020

52:21

We're hard at work on new episodes of the TED Radio Hour, which will start rolling out in March. In the meantime, new host Manoush Zomorodi shares …

Manoush's Favorites: Gender, Power, And Fairness

February 21st, 2020

52:31

We're hard at work on new episodes of the TED Radio Hour, which will start rolling out in March. In the meantime, new host Manoush Zomorodi shares …

Manoush's Favorites: Moving Forward

February 14th, 2020

52:59

We're hard at work on new episodes of the TED Radio Hour, which will start rolling out in March. In the meantime, new host Manoush Zomorodi shares …

Manoush's Favorites: Painfully Funny

February 7th, 2020

53:22

We're hard at work on new episodes of the TED Radio Hour, which will start rolling out in March. In the meantime, new host Manoush Zomorodi shares …

Manoush's Favorites: Slowing Down

January 31st, 2020

53:06

We're hard at work on new episodes of the TED Radio Hour, which will start rolling out in March. In the meantime, our new host Manoush Zomorodi …

Guy's Favorites: What Is Original?

January 24th, 2020

52:25

As we transition to our new host Manoush Zomorodi, Guy Raz looks back on some of his favorite episodes from his seven years hosting the TED Radio Hour. This episode originally aired on June 27, 2014. When is copying …

Guy's Favorites: Shifting Time

January 17th, 2020

52:49

As we transition to our new host Manoush Zomorodi, Guy Raz looks back on some of his favorite episodes from his seven years hosting the TED Radio Hour. This episode originally aired on June 19, 2015. We live our lives …

Guy's Favorites: Solve For X

January 10th, 2020

As we transition to our new host Manoush Zomorodi, Guy Raz looks back on some of his favorite episodes from his seven years hosting the TED Radio Hour. This episode originally aired on March 6, 2015. Math intimidates a …

Guy's Favorites: Peering Into Space

January 3rd, 2020

51:36

As we transition to our new host Manoush Zomorodi, Guy Raz looks back on some of his favorite episodes from his seven years hosting the TED Radio Hour. This episode originally aired on March 8, 2013. Gazing up at the …

Guy's Favorites: The Source Of Creativity

December 27th, 2019

52:39

As we transition to our new host Manoush Zomorodi, Guy Raz looks back on some of his favorite episodes over the past seven years. This episode originally aired on October 3, 2014. We want to be creative but channeling …

Wisdom In Hindsight

December 20th, 2019

52:07

Life is full of moments that shape us — and if we're lucky, we might pick up some wisdom along the way. In host Guy Raz's final episode, TED speakers …

Accessing Better Health

December 13th, 2019

51:45

Essential health care is a right, not a privilege ... or is it? This hour, TED speakers explore how we can give everyone access to a healthier way of life, despite who you are or where you live. Guests include physician …

How It All Began

December 6th, 2019

53:44

In this hour, TED speakers explore our origins as a species — who we are, where we come from, where we're headed — and how we're connected to everything that came before us. In an updated interview, futurist Juan …

Inspire To Action

November 29th, 2019

53:17

Original broadcast date: May 18, 2018. What motivates us to take up a cause, follow a leader, or create change? This hour, TED speakers explore …

In & Out Of Love

November 22nd, 2019

51:58

We think of love as a mysterious, unknowable force. Something that happens to us. But what if we could control it? This hour, TED speakers on whether …

Open Source World

November 15th, 2019

52:23

Original broadcast date: October 23, 2015. The era of open source has led to countless innovations. When does it work and when is it chaos? In this episode, TED speakers explore how open source is changing how we build, …

Risk

November 8th, 2019

52:00

Why do we revere risk-takers, even when their actions terrify us? Why are some better at taking risks than others? This hour, TED speakers explore …

Overcoming

November 1st, 2019

52:01

Original broadcast date: January 3, 2014. We all have our struggles, whether they be mental, physical, or social. But what is it that makes some of us keep trying and striving to overcome despite the odds? In this hour, …

What Is Original?

October 25th, 2019

52:11

Original broadcast date: June 27, 2014. When is copying flattery, when is it thievery, and when is it sheer genius? In this hour, TED speakers explore how sampling, borrowing, and riffing make all of us innovators. …

Rethinking Anger

October 18th, 2019

51:57

Anger is universal and complex: it can be quiet, festering, justified, vengeful, and destructive. This hour, TED speakers explore the many sides of …

Erasing The Stigma

October 11th, 2019

52:10

Many of us either cope with mental illness or know someone who does. But we still have a hard time talking about it. This hour, TED speakers explore ways to push past — and even erase — the stigma. Guests include …

Maslow's Human Needs

October 4th, 2019

52:09

Original broadcast date: April 17, 2015. Humans need food, sleep, safety, love, purpose. Psychologist Abraham Maslow ordered our needs into a …

Transparency

September 27th, 2019

52:27

Original broadcast date: December 1, 2017. Sometimes, being truthful can be uncomfortable--even risky. But can radical honesty and openness change …

Teaching For Better Humans

September 20th, 2019

52:02

More than test scores or good grades — what do kids need to prepare them for the future? This hour, guest host Manoush Zomorodi and TED speakers explore how to help children grow into better humans, in and out of the …

How Art Changes Us

September 13th, 2019

52:17

Original broadcast date: November 10, 2017. Art can evoke powerful feelings. But can it do more? This hour, TED speakers share ideas on the …

Peering Deeper Into Space

September 6th, 2019

52:51

The past few years have ushered in an explosion of new discoveries about our universe. This hour, TED speakers explore the implications of these advances — and the lingering mysteries of the cosmos. Guests include …

The Unknown Brain

August 30th, 2019

Original broadcast date: February 20, 2015. The brain can seem as mysterious as a distant galaxy, but scientists are starting to map and manipulate …

Believers And Doubters

August 23rd, 2019

51:18

Why do some of us believe, and some of us don't? And can doubt bring our beliefs into sharper focus? In this hour, TED speakers, from ardent aetheists to the devout, explore all ends of the spectrum. In a brand new …

Anthropomorphic

August 16th, 2019

51:45

Do animals grieve? Do they have language or consciousness? For a long time, scientists resisted the urge to look for human qualities in animals. This hour, TED speakers explore how that is changing. Guests include …

Press Play

August 9th, 2019

52:33

Original broadcast date: March 27, 2015. In this episode, TED speakers describe how all forms of amusement — from tossing a ball to video games — can …

How To Be Better

August 2nd, 2019

52:29

Self-help advice is filled with quick fixes on "living your best life." But there are no shortcuts. This hour, TED speakers search for meaningful …

Dialogue And Exchange

July 26th, 2019

51:58

Original broadcast date: October 27, 2017. We're living in a time of intense ideological division, and it often feels impossible to bridge the gap. …

Simple Solutions

July 19th, 2019

52:55

Original broadcast date: November 17, 2017. Sometimes, the best solutions to complex problems are simple. But simple doesn't always mean easy. This …

Digital Manipulation

July 12th, 2019

52:07

Technology has reshaped our lives in amazing ways. But at what cost? This hour, TED speakers reveal how what we see, read, believe — even how we vote …

7 Deadly Sins

July 5th, 2019

52:54

Original broadcast date: February 6, 2016. Sinful behavior is human, and nearly impossible to avoid. In this hour, TED speakers talk about the guilty …

How We Love

June 28th, 2019

53:24

Original broadcast date: April 25, 2014. Love is instinctive and essential, but what is it that brings certain people together? In this hour, TED speakers examine the mystery of connection and relationships. Guests …

Moving Forward

June 21st, 2019

52:30

When the life you've built slips out of your grasp, you're often told it's best to move on. But is that true? Instead of forgetting the past, TED …

Future Consequences

June 14th, 2019

52:29

Original broadcast date: September 15, 2017. From data collection to gene editing to AI, what we once considered science fiction is now becoming …

Climate Crisis

June 7th, 2019

54:29

There's no greater threat to humanity than climate change. What can we do to stop the worst consequences? This hour, TED speakers explore how we can save our planet and whether we can do it in time. Guests include …

Prevention

May 31st, 2019

52:58

Original broadcast date: July 21, 2017. We often know how to plan for the future, but find it hard to take the necessary steps. This hour, TED …

Setbacks

May 24th, 2019

54:32

Failure can feel lonely and final. But can we learn from failure, even reframe it, to feel more like a temporary setback? This hour, TED speakers on changing a crushing defeat into a stepping stone. Guests include …

Going Undercover

May 17th, 2019

53:14

Original broadcast date: December 15, 2017. Are deception and secrecy categorically wrong? Or can they be a necessary means to an end? This hour, TED speakers share stories of going undercover to explore unknown …

Jumpstarting Creativity

May 10th, 2019

53:04

Our greatest breakthroughs and triumphs have one thing in common: creativity. But how do you ignite it? And how do you rekindle it? This hour, TED speakers explore ideas on jumpstarting creativity. Guests include …

Becoming Wise

May 3rd, 2019

53:25

Original broadcast date: June 10, 2016. We usually get wiser with age, but that doesn't mean we have to grow up to wise up. This hour, TED speakers explore what it means to find wisdom at every stage of life. Guests …

Keeping Secrets

April 26th, 2019

52:13

Who should get to keep secrets, and who should demand to know them? In this hour, TED speakers talk about the damage secrets can do, and the shifting …

Failure Is An Option

April 19th, 2019

52:22

Original broadcast date: July 29, 2016. Failure can be devastating, but it can also make us stronger and smarter. This week, TED speakers explore how …

Changing The World

April 12th, 2019

54:09

What does it take to change the world for the better? This hour, TED speakers explore ideas on activism—what motivates it, why it matters, and how each of us can make a difference. Guests include civil rights activist …

How Things Spread

April 5th, 2019

53:08

Original broadcast date: March 4, 2016. What makes an idea, a brand, or a behavior catch fire? This hour, TED speakers explore the mysteries behind the many things we spread: laughter and sadness, imagination, viruses …

Confronting Racism

March 29th, 2019

55:33

Racism isn't always obvious, but it can be found almost everywhere. This hour, TED speakers explore the effects of everyday and systemic racism in America—and how we can work to defeat it. Guests include authors …

Shifting Time

March 22nd, 2019

53:52

Original broadcast date: June 19, 2015. We live our lives by the calendar and the clock, but time is also an abstraction, even an illusion. In this hour, TED speakers explore how our sense of time changes depending on …

Don't Fear Math

March 15th, 2019

53:36

Why do many of us hate, even fear math? Why are we convinced we're bad at it? This hour, TED speakers explore the myths we tell ourselves and how changing our approach can unlock the beauty of math. Guests include …

Hardwired

March 8th, 2019

52:58

Original broadcast date: August 25, 2017. How much of who we are is biology? How much is learned? And how much can we change? This hour, TED speakers …

Luck, Fortune, And Chance

March 1st, 2019

52:25

What makes someone lucky? Can luck be controlled, is it random, or is it based on something else entirely? This hour, TED speakers explore ideas …

A Better You

February 22nd, 2019

53:32

(Original broadcast date: June 16, 2017.) Many of us are lured by the promise of self-improvement, but find it hard to follow through. In our 100th …

Bias And Perception

February 15th, 2019

52:31

How does bias distort our thinking, our listening, our beliefs... and even our search results? How can we fight it? This hour, TED speakers explore …

Finite

February 8th, 2019

53:36

Original broadcast date: July 17, 2015. In a world with limited resources, can we find ways to salvage what's disappearing? Can we innovate our way …

Gender, Power, and Fairness

February 1st, 2019

52:32

The Me Too movement has changed the way we think and talk about gender discrimination. This hour, TED speakers explore how the conversation has moved beyond a hashtag, and where we go from here. Guests include Me Too …

Wired For Altruism

January 25th, 2019

53:52

(Original broadcast date: May 26, 2017). Helping others feels good, but why do some go farther than others? This hour, TED speakers explore ideas about altruism — what motivates us to be altruistic, what limits us and …

Approaching With Kindness

January 18th, 2019

52:38

We often forget to say the words "thank you." But can those two words change how you — and those around you — look at the world? This hour, TED speakers on the power of gratitude and appreciation. Guests include author …

Forgiveness

January 11th, 2019

53:32

Original broadcast date: May 12, 2017. When loss, violence, or betrayal test our willingness to forgive — how do we do it anyway? This hour, TED …

Extrasensory

January 4th, 2019

53:01

Original broadcast date: March 7, 2014. In this hour, TED speakers question whether we can experience the world more deeply by not only extending our senses — but going beyond them. Guests include artist Neil Harbisson, …

Transformation

December 28th, 2018

53:33

Are we simply the sum of our experiences? Or can we choose our own path? In this hour, TED speakers share stories of undergoing remarkable transformations despite extraordinary challenges. In a special updated …

The Next Frontier

December 21st, 2018

53:08

Colonizing Mars or more distant planets seems like science fiction. But becoming a spacefaring species may be in our near future. This hour, TED …

Courage

December 14th, 2018

53:48

(Original broadcast date: December 12, 2014) What does it mean to be courageous? Is it an automatic response or a conscious choice? This hour, TED speakers examine the nature of courage and what it takes to risk …

Circular

December 7th, 2018

52:42

We're told if the economy is growing, and if we keep producing, that's a good thing. But at what cost? This hour, TED speakers explore circular …

Misconceptions

November 30th, 2018

54:04

Original broadcast date: November 15, 2013. What if truths we believe in are completely wrong? In this hour, TED speakers move beyond conventional wisdom to reveal complex realities about what we think we know to be …

Speaking Up

November 23rd, 2018

52:53

Original broadcast date: April 7, 2017. Whether it's asking for a raise or asking for equality, speaking up can be risky — even dangerous. This hour, TED speakers share ideas and stories about taking the crucial step to …

Where Joy Hides

November 16th, 2018

52:34

When we focus so much on achievement and success, it's easy to lose sight of joy. This hour, TED speakers search for joy in unexpected places, and …

Quiet

November 9th, 2018

53:45

Original broadcast date: November 21, 2014. In this episode, we explore ways to find quiet in our busy lives. How can we step back and make time to reflect in an increasingly distracted and hurried world? Guests include …

Unintended Consequences

November 2nd, 2018

53:18

Human innovation has transformed the way we live, often for the better. But as our technologies grow more powerful, so do their consequences. This …

Painfully Funny

October 26th, 2018

53:47

Original broadcast date: March 24, 2017. Humans have a capacity to laugh even in the hardest of times. This hour, TED speakers describe how they use humor as a weapon and a shield, to ward off doubt, discrimination, and …

The Food We Eat

October 19th, 2018

53:14

Original broadcast date: November 17, 2016. Food is more than nourishment. It's a source of pleasure — and guilt — and an agent of change. This episode, TED speakers explore our deep connection to food, and where it's …

Hacking The Law

October 12th, 2018

52:49

We have a vision of justice as blind, impartial, and fair — but in reality, the law often fails those who need it most. This hour, TED speakers explore radical ways to change the legal system. Guests include lawyer and …

What Makes Us ... Us

October 5th, 2018

53:46

For thousands of years, we've searched to answer the question: Who are we? Today, science has brought us closer than ever to the answer. This hour, TED speakers share ideas on what makes us ... us. In a brand new …

Building Humane Cities

September 28th, 2018

52:31

Cities are symbols of hope and opportunity. But today, overcrowding and gentrification are hurting their most vulnerable residents. This hour, TED …

Getting Better

September 21st, 2018

53:25

Original broadcast date: February 10, 2017. We expect a lot of our doctors, but they don't always have the best tools to treat us. This episode, TED …

Decisions Decisions Decisions

September 14th, 2018

52:23

Original broadcast date: March 10, 2017. Whether you're choosing spaghetti sauce or a life partner, making decisions can be paralyzing. This hour, TED speakers explore how we make the choices we make, and how we learn …

Dying Well

September 7th, 2018

53:00

Is there a way to talk about death candidly, without fear ... and even with humor? How can we best prepare for it with those we love? This hour, TED speakers explore the beauty of life ... and death. Guests include …

Hidden

August 31st, 2018

54:30

What lies beyond the reach of the naked eye, and how do these hidden forces shape our lives? This hour, TED speakers reveal forgotten cities, underwater canyons, tiny parasites, and a boiling river. In a special updated …

The Power Of Design

August 24th, 2018

1:00:01

Design is all around us, but much of it could be better, bolder, more elegant. This episode, TED speakers on the essence of good design in buildings, …

The Story Behind The Numbers

August 17th, 2018

51:43

Is life today better than ever before? Does the data bear that out? This hour, TED speakers explore the stories we tell with numbers — and whether …

The Spirit Of Inquiry

August 10th, 2018

52:58

The force behind scientific progress is the simple act of asking questions. This episode, TED speakers explore how a deeper and more humble style of inquiry may help achieve the next big breakthrough. Guests include …

Crisis And Response

August 3rd, 2018

53:21

Moments of crisis can upend our lives, but can also help define them. This episode, TED speakers explore how a quick, compassionate or unexpected response can turn crisis into opportunity. (Original broadcast date: …

The Right To Speak

July 27th, 2018

52:10

Should all speech, even the most offensive, be allowed on college campuses? And is hearing from those we deeply disagree with ... worth it? This …

The Five Senses

July 20th, 2018

53:30

The five senses shape all our experience, but we still don't fully understand them. This episode, TED speakers explore how our brains make sense of …

Why We Hate

July 13th, 2018

51:45

From bullying to hate crimes, cruelty is all around us. So what makes us hate? And is it learned or innate? This hour, TED speakers explore the …

Networks

July 6th, 2018

52:55

Networks surround and sustain us, in nature, in our bodies, in relationships, in the digital world. This hour, TED speakers explore how we rely on networks and how we have the power to shape them. Guests include …

Hidden Potential

June 29th, 2018

51:45

Are grit and perseverance enough to succeed? Or does someone need to give you a chance? This hour, TED speakers explore why some are overlooked despite their talents, and how that can begin to change. Guests include …

Anthropocene

June 22nd, 2018

52:48

Some scientists say we're in a new geological age where humans are having an unprecedented impact on Earth. This hour, TED speakers ask what this …

The Person You Become

June 15th, 2018

51:49

Over the course of our lives, we shed parts of our old selves, embrace new ones, and redefine who we are. This hour, TED speakers explore ideas about …

Animals And Us

June 8th, 2018

52:49

Our relationship with animals is complicated: we love and fear them; hunt, consume and protect them. In this hour, TED speakers explore what happens when humans and animals interact. Guests include writer Jon Mooallem, …

Becoming Wise

June 1st, 2018

53:04

We usually get wiser with age, but that doesn't mean we have to grow up to wise up. This hour, TED speakers explore what it means to find wisdom at every stage of life. Guests include journalist Joshua Prager, student …

Attention Please

May 25th, 2018

52:34

In an age of constant information and infinite distractions, how can we pay more attention to our ... attention? This hour, TED speakers explore the battle for our awareness during the digital age. Guests include …

Inspire To Action

May 18th, 2018

52:16

What motivates us to take up a cause, follow a leader, or create change? This hour, TED speakers explore stories of inspirational leadership, and …

The Fountain Of Youth

May 11th, 2018

52:50

Aging is inevitable. We can slow it down a little, but could we ever bring it to a grinding halt? In this episode, TED speakers explore how we all …

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