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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.Get more brainy miscellany with TED Radio Hour+. Your subscription supports the show and unloc… read more

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A Love Letter To The Ocean (2021)

November 25th, 2022

50:16

Original broadcast date: June 11, 2021. Oceans cover nearly 75% of the Earth. While they seem vast and frightening, they're also enchanting and whimsical. This hour, TED speakers dive into stories of connection — and …

Late Bloomers

November 18th, 2022

50:50

Many of us feel pressure to hit big life milestones on a timeline. But what if age is an asset, not a liability? This hour, TED speakers examine the benefits and drawbacks of being a late bloomer. Guests include writer …

Life Stages Of The Brain (2021)

November 11th, 2022

51:05

Original broadcast date: March 5, 2021. In each stage of life, our brains morph and change. This hour, TED speakers explore pivotal chapters where …

Leaving A Mark

November 4th, 2022

49:44

For millennia, humans have created artifacts of their lives—from art, to books, to music. This hour, we explore ideas about capturing the ephemeral human experience for future generations to find. Guests include …

How To Be A Citizen

October 28th, 2022

50:44

Original broadcast date: December 4, 2020. The 2020 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 …

Crimes in the Wild

October 21st, 2022

50:03

True crime mysteries can be dark and thrilling. But what if humans can't crack the case? What if the suspect ... isn't human? This hour, TED Radio Hour investigates crimes with a wild twist. Guests include forensic …

Finding Another Way (2020)

October 14th, 2022

49:46

Original Broadcast Date: September 4, 2020. Conflict is a part of life. But in a polarized world, reaching a resolution is harder than ever. This …

Friction

October 7th, 2022

49:59

We encounter friction every day—in all its forms—as we brush our teeth, go for a jog, argue with a friend. This hour, TED speakers explore how this force can be dialed up or down to improve our lives. Guests include …

Special Delivery (2021)

September 30th, 2022

50:10

Original broadcast date: October 29, 2021. What does it take to deliver a message, precious cargo, or vaccines — meant for exactly the right place in our bodies? This hour, TED speakers explore the often perilous …

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

September 23rd, 2022

50:19

From hippie culture to the first personal computers, Stewart Brand has been key to some of the most groundbreaking movements of the last century. …

Changing Our Minds (2021)

September 16th, 2022

49:45

Original broadcast date: Friday, December 3, 2021. Admitting we're wrong is painful--even seen as a sign of weakness. But what if we take a more …

We Contain Multitudes

September 9th, 2022

49:44

In an era dominated by labels, how can we fully embrace the nuances of being human? This hour, TED speakers share ideas for reconciling conflicting …

Listen Again: The Public Commons

September 2nd, 2022

49:47

Original broadcast date: July 23, 2021. How can we create public places that feel welcoming and safe for everyone? This hour, TED speakers examine …

Incognito

August 26th, 2022

49:45

Everything is not what it seems. We can easily disguise ourselves in both the digital and physical world. This hour, TED speakers explore the ways we go incognito... from espionage to virtual reality. Guests include …

Listen Again: Work, Play, Rest - Part 3

August 19th, 2022

49:45

Original broadcast date: February 19, 2022. Rest is so much more than just a good night's sleep. From human hibernation to ASMR to the science of dreams, we explore how to nourish our minds and bodies with different …

Listen Again: Work, Play, Rest - Part 2

August 12th, 2022

49:44

Original broadcast date: February 11, 2022. As kids, play comes naturally. But over time, it gets replaced with work. This hour, TED speakers explore how to reconnect with play—to spark creativity, combat despair, and …

Listen Again: Work, Play, Rest - Part 1

August 5th, 2022

49:46

Original broadcast date: February 4, 2022. The past few years have shaken the fundamental ways we live. It's... disorienting. But it's also an opportunity to reexamine how we spend our time. Over the next three …

Rosanne Cash: The Rhythm and Rhyme of Memory

July 29th, 2022

51:16

For decades, Rosanne Cash has soared through the ranks of music with her powerhouse poetic skills and wistful reflections on her past. This hour, we …

Listen Again: A Century Of Money (2020)

July 22nd, 2022

49:41

Original broadcast date: December 11, 2020. 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 …

The Birds And The Bees

July 15th, 2022

49:43

"The birds and the bees" may be a emphamism for human reproduction, but procreation of actual winged animals is far wilder. This hour, TED speakers …

Searching For Alien Life

July 8th, 2022

50:20

Are we alone in the universe? Are we one of a crowd? This hour, we travel the cosmos with TED science curator David Biello, exploring where we are in the search for alien life.

Listen Again: Revitalize (2021)

July 1st, 2022

50:36

Original broadcast date: April 9, 2021. During exhausting times, how can we bring what's been dormant back to life? This hour, TED speakers explore …

Listen Again: Saleem Reshamwala: Far Flung Places

June 24th, 2022

50:33

Original broadcast date: July 30, 2021. This hour, journalist Saleem Reshamwala gives us a tour of surprising people and places — Lima, Nairobi, and …

Jacob Collier: The Language Of Harmony

June 17th, 2022

50:35

Musician Jacob Collier is known for his electrifying performances and thoughtful views on art and humanity. This hour, Jacob joins us for a …

Listen Again: Heartache

June 10th, 2022

50:56

Original broadcast date: October 1, 2021. When stress, fear or sadness weigh on us, our hearts can suffer — even break. But there are ways to mend our broken hearts. This hour, TED speakers share stories and ideas about …

Humor Us

June 3rd, 2022

51:20

Humor can lighten the mood. But it can also provoke, cajole, and inspire. This hour, TED speakers share how we can wield humor as a tool across all …

Listen Again: It Takes Time

May 27th, 2022

53:04

Original broadcast date: February 5, 2021. We live in an era of instant gratification. But some things--to reach their full potential--simply cannot …

Repair, Repurpose, Reimagine

May 20th, 2022

50:17

"Reduce, reuse, recycle." We've heard that for decades - but does it work? This hour, TED speakers reimagine the well-known slogan and reconsider how we think about what we consume and throw away. Guests include …

Listen Again: Sound And Silence

May 13th, 2022

50:37

Original broadcast date: Friday, October 16, 2020. 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 …

Anna Malaika Tubbs: The Three Mothers

May 6th, 2022

50:15

MLK Jr., Malcolm X and James Baldwin are household names, but what about their mothers? This hour, author Anna Malaika Tubbs explores how these three …

What Leadership Looks Like

April 29th, 2022

49:41

From workplaces to schools to national governments, leaders everywhere are being called on to solve complex problems with humility and bravery. This …

Listen Again: The Power Of Spaces

April 22nd, 2022

50:56

Original broadcast date: July 24, 2020. How do spaces shape the human experience? In what ways do our rooms, homes, and buildings give us meaning and …

Listen Again: The Biology Of Sex

April 15th, 2022

50:36

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 …

Take Care

April 8th, 2022

49:43

Giving and receiving care—it's a natural part of life. But how do we offer the best possible support for our loved ones? This hour, TED speakers share ideas on reimagining caregiving. Guests include dementia care …

Listen Again: The Food Connection

April 1st, 2022

50:32

Original broadcast date: September 3, 2021. Food is one of life's greatest pleasures, yet many of our food systems are flawed. This hour, TED speakers look to the past to reconnect with what we eat, and the present to …

Steven Johnson: Why We're Living Longer

March 25th, 2022

49:44

In the last century, human life expectancy has doubled. This hour, we talk with writer Steven Johnson on the many breakthroughs that made this possible — and where we go from here.

Listen Again: Warped Reality (2020)

March 18th, 2022

51:06

Original broadcast date: October 30, 2020. 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 explore ideas around …

What Lies Beneath

March 11th, 2022

50:51

From our planet's underwater caves to its ancient soils, there are entire worlds right beneath our feet. This hour, we explore the subterranean forces that shape our lives above the ground. Guests include cave diver …

Listen Again: Migration

March 4th, 2022

52:00

Original broadcast date: April 30, 2021. Migration is a part of everyone's history. This hour, TED speakers explore ideas about places we call home — …

Listen Again: Jason Reynolds - The Antidote To Hopelessness

February 25th, 2022

52:30

Original broadcast date: September 17, 2021. Jason Reynolds is an award-winning author and National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. This …

Work, Play, Rest - Part 3

February 18th, 2022

50:51

Rest is so much more than just a good night's sleep. From human hibernation to ASMR to the science of dreams, we explore how to nourish our minds and …

Work, Play, Rest - Part 2

February 11th, 2022

49:45

As kids, play comes naturally. But over time, it gets replaced with work. This hour, TED speakers explore how to reconnect with play—to spark creativity, combat despair, and find our way in the world. Guests include …

Work, Play, Rest - Part 1

February 4th, 2022

50:16

The past few years have shaken the fundamental ways we live. It's... disorienting. But it's also an opportunity to reexamine how we spend our time. …

Listen Again: The Life Cycles Of Cities (2020)

January 28th, 2022

52:23

Original broadcast date: November 15, 2020. 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 past, and how they'll need …

Dave Eggers: Writing For A Better Future

January 21st, 2022

50:32

Fiction can serve as a window into multiple realities—to imagine different futures or understand our own past. This hour, author and TED speaker Dave …

Listen Again: Through The Looking Glass

January 14th, 2022

51:09

Original broadcast date: Friday, March 19, 2021. Our senses can only take us so far in understanding the world. But with the right tools, we can dig …

Reshaping Evolution

January 7th, 2022

50:33

New innovations in gene and stem cell technology have the power to shape ecosystems and even change humanity. This hour, TED speakers share the …

Listen Again: An SOS From The Ocean

December 31st, 2021

52:57

Original broadcast date: June 25, 2021. For centuries, humans have relied on the oceans for resources and food... but even the deepest sea has its limits. This hour, TED speakers discuss how we can save our seas to save …

Bonus Episode: Kelp Farming, for the Climate

December 29th, 2021

52:06

As part of our series about oceans, we're featuring a special bonus episode from our friends at Gimlet's How to Save a Planet. Hosts Alex Blumberg and Ayana Elizabeth Johnson explore how seaweed and giant kelp can help …

Listen Again: A Love Letter To The Ocean

December 24th, 2021

52:15

Original broadcast date: June 11, 2021. Oceans cover nearly 75% of the Earth. While they seem vast and frightening, they're also enchanting and whimsical. This hour, TED speakers dive into stories of connection — and …

Amy Webb: A Glimpse Into The Future

December 17th, 2021

53:38

This hour, futurist Amy Webb guides us through innovations that give a glimpse into the future of transportation, wellness, tech, commerce, and travel ... and the impacts they'll have on our lives.

Listen Again: The Artist's Voice

December 10th, 2021

54:09

Original broadcast date: May 13, 2021. Art not only spreads joy, but also inspires us to think deeply about the world around us. This hour, TED speakers explore how dance, poetry, and film can shift beliefs and empower …

Changing Our Minds

December 3rd, 2021

52:59

Admitting we're wrong is painful--even seen as a sign of weakness. But what if we take a more flexible approach? This hour: how rethinking ideas can …

Listen Again: Making Amends

November 26th, 2021

51:18

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: Jen Gunter: Body Talk

November 19th, 2021

51:09

Original broadcast date: May 28, 2021. What does it mean to be healthy and to care for our bodies? This hour, physician and writer Jen Gunter empowers us to cut through false medical claims and make informed decisions …

Bonus Episode: Robin Steinberg

November 17th, 2021

13:51

Nearly half a million Americans are jailed because they can't pay bail. In this live conversation, host Manoush Zomorodi interviews public defender Robin Steinberg, who has created a rotating bail fund to help pay cash …

Bucking The System

November 12th, 2021

52:09

We hear calls for systemic change, but what does that look like? This hour, TED speakers share stories of taking on institutions — from schools, to …

Listen Again: Nora McInerny: Life's Rough Edges

November 5th, 2021

51:48

When experiencing grief or hardship, how can we move forward? This hour, writer Nora McInerny shares ideas on navigating the most difficult parts of …

Special Delivery

October 29th, 2021

51:34

What does it take to deliver a message, precious cargo, or vaccines — meant for exactly the right place in our bodies? This hour, TED speakers explore the often perilous journey of crucial deliveries. Guests include …

Shoham Arad: Ideas Into Action

October 22nd, 2021

51:32

Anyone can have a big idea. But how do those big ideas come to fruition and grow? Director of the TED Fellows program Shoham Arad walks us through several speakers who turned a spark into a movement.

Listen Again: Revitalize

October 15th, 2021

52:30

Original broadcast date: April 9, 2021. After an exhausting year for everyone, how can we bring what's been dormant back to life? This hour, TED speakers explore ways to revitalize our minds, bodies, buildings—and even …

Listen Again: Life Stages Of The Brain (10.8.2021)

October 8th, 2021

52:09

Original broadcast date: March 5, 2021. In each stage of life, our brains morph and change. This hour, TED speakers explore pivotal chapters where …

Heartache

October 1st, 2021

51:12

When stress, fear or sadness weigh on us, our hearts can suffer — even break. But there are ways to mend our broken hearts. This hour, TED speakers share stories and ideas about soothing heartache. Guests include …

Listen Again: School Of Life (2020)

September 24th, 2021

54:50

Original broadcast date: October 2, 2020. Millions of kids returned to school this month. But if there's one thing we've learned from the past two …

Jason Reynolds: The Antidote To Hopelessness

September 17th, 2021

51:15

Jason Reynolds is an award-winning author and National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. This hour, Jason speaks with Manoush about reaching …

Listen Again: The Gratitude Chain: A.J. Jacobs

September 10th, 2021

52:39

Original broadcast date: February 19, 2021. 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 …

The Food Connection

September 3rd, 2021

51:43

Food is one of life's greatest pleasures, yet many of our food systems are flawed. This hour, TED speakers look to the past to reconnect with what we eat, and the present to reimagine our food future. Guests include …

Listen Again — Esther Perel: Building Resilient Relationships (2020)

August 27th, 2021

52:44

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, …

Elise Hu: The Beauty Ideal

August 20th, 2021

52:01

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But it's also shaped by global norms. This hour, journalist Elise Hu reflects on what's considered beautiful …

Listen Again: It Takes Time

August 13th, 2021

54:06

Original broadcast date: February 5, 2021. We live in an era of instant gratification. But some things--to reach their full potential--simply cannot …

Listen Again: Finding Another Way

August 6th, 2021

53:08

Original Broadcast Date: September 4, 2020. Conflict is a part of life. But in a polarized world, reaching a resolution is harder than ever. This …

Saleem Reshamwala: Far Flung Places

July 30th, 2021

51:20

This hour, journalist Saleem Reshamwala gives us a tour of surprising people and places — Lima, Nairobi, and prehistoric New Jersey — to inspire new …

The Public Commons

July 23rd, 2021

52:53

How can we create public places that feel welcoming and safe for everyone? This hour, TED speakers examine our physical and digital spaces—how they run, who they serve, and how to make them better. Guests include …

Listen Again: The Biology Of Sex

July 16th, 2021

53:22

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 …

Listen Again: The Power Of Spaces

July 9th, 2021

52:43

Original broadcast date: July 24, 2020. How do spaces shape the human experience? In what ways do our rooms, homes, and buildings give us meaning and …

Listen Again: Uncharted (2020)

July 2nd, 2021

52:21

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 …

An SOS From The Ocean

June 25th, 2021

52:29

For centuries, humans have relied on the oceans for resources and food... but even the deepest sea has its limits. This hour, TED speakers discuss how we can save our seas to save our planet. Guests include marine …

Listen Again: Our Relationship With Water

June 18th, 2021

52:07

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 …

A Love Letter To The Ocean

June 11th, 2021

51:37

Oceans cover nearly 75% of the Earth. While they seem vast and frightening, they're also enchanting and whimsical. This hour, TED speakers dive into stories of connection — and even love — in the sea. Guests include …

Bonus Episode: Jon M. Chu

June 8th, 2021

37:50

Ever since he started shooting home movies with his family's bulky video camera, Jon M. Chu knew he wanted to be a filmmaker. But after directing …

Listen Again: Clint Smith

June 4th, 2021

52:52

Original broadcast date: June 5, 2020. The killing of George Floyd by a police officer in 2020 sparked massive protests nationwide. This hour, writer …

Jen Gunter: Body Talk

May 28th, 2021

51:19

What does it mean to be healthy and to care for our bodies? Physician and writer Jen Gunter empowers us to cut through false medical claims and make informed decisions about our health.

Listen Again: Breathe

May 21st, 2021

58:20

Original broadcast date: January 15, 2021. 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 Artist's Voice

May 14th, 2021

52:47

Art not only spreads joy, but also inspires us to think deeply about the world around us. This hour, TED speakers explore how dance, poetry, and film can shift beliefs and empower creative expression. Guests include …

Listen Again: Warped Reality

May 7th, 2021

52:42

Original broadcast date: October 30, 2020. 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 explore ideas around …

Migration

April 30th, 2021

50:50

Migration is a part of everyone's history. This hour, TED speakers explore ideas about places we call home — and how these experiences continue to …

Nora McInerny: Life's Rough Edges

April 23rd, 2021

51:53

When experiencing grief or hardship, how can we move forward? This hour, writer Nora McInerny shares ideas on navigating the most difficult parts of …

Listen Again: A Century Of Money

April 16th, 2021

52:40

Original broadcast date: December 11, 2020. 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 …

Bonus Episode: ZigZag - The Pulse

April 14th, 2021

21:42

In our latest TED Radio Hour episode, we explored ways to revitalize ourselves... especially when we feel exhausted. In this bonus follow-up episode …

Revitalize

April 9th, 2021

52:27

After an exhausting year for everyone, how can we bring what's been dormant back to life? This hour, TED speakers explore ways to revitalize our …

Listen Again: The Life Cycles Of Cities

April 2nd, 2021

52:34

Original broadcast date: November 13, 2020. 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 past, and how they'll need …

Listen Again - Baratunde Thurston: How To Citizen

March 26th, 2021

52:34

Original broadcast date: December 4, 2020. Last 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 …

Through The Looking Glass

March 19th, 2021

52:14

Our senses can only take us so far in understanding the world. But with the right tools, we can dig deeper. This hour, TED speakers take us through …

Listen Again: Sound And Silence

March 12th, 2021

54:24

Original broadcast date: October 16, 2020. 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 …

Life Stages Of The Brain

March 5th, 2021

51:21

In each stage of life, our brains morph and change. This hour, TED speakers explore pivotal chapters where the brain can either flourish or decline – …

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 …

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