Cover art for podcast TED Talks Daily

TED Talks Daily

225 EpisodesProduced by TEDWebsite

Every weekday, TED Talks Daily brings you the latest talks in audio. Join host and journalist Elise Hu for thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable — from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between — given by the world's leading thinkers and creators. With TED Talks Dai… read more

episodes iconAll Episodes

Amazon's climate pledge to be net-zero by 2040 | Dave Clark and Kara Hurst

October 19th, 2020

5:27

In 2019, Amazon signed the Climate Pledge, a commitment to become a net-zero carbon business by 2040. Dave Clark, Amazon's chief of consumer retail, and Kara Hurst, head of the company's sustainability efforts, sit down …

The race to a zero-emission world starts now | António Guterres

October 18th, 2020

5:17

"If we don't act now on climate change, this coming century may be one of humanity's last," says António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations. As the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, Guterres …

The global movement to restore nature's biodiversity | Thomas Crowther

October 17th, 2020

11:24

Biodiversity is the key to life on Earth and reviving our damaged planet, says ecologist Thomas Crowther. Sharing the inside story of his …

Make your actions on climate reflect your words | Severn Cullis-Suzuki

October 16th, 2020

7:06

"History has shown us that in moments of crisis, society can truly transform," says environmental educator Severn Cullis-Suzuki. Nearly 30 years ago, …

10 years to transform the future of humanity -- or destabilize the planet | Johan Rockström

October 15th, 2020

7:34

"For the first time, we are forced to consider the real risk of destabilizing the entire planet," says climate impact scholar Johan Rockström. In a …

Europe's plan to become the first carbon-neutral continent | Ursula von der Leyen

October 14th, 2020

5:48

With the ambitious goal of becoming the first carbon-neutral continent by 2050, the European Union has committed to creating a greener world for …

Climate justice can't happen without racial justice | David Lammy

October 13th, 2020

9:18

Why has there been so little mention of saving Black lives from the climate emergency? For too long, racial justice efforts have been distinguished from climate justice work, says David Lammy, Member of Parliament for …

How cities are detoxing transportation | Monica Araya

October 12th, 2020

10:12

People around the world are demanding clean air -- and cities are starting to respond, says electrification advocate Monica Araya. She takes us on a …

Our moral imperative to act on climate change -- and 3 steps we can take | His Holiness Pope Francis

October 11th, 2020

12:42

The global climate crisis will require us to transform the way we act, says His Holiness Pope Francis. Delivering a visionary TED Talk from Vatican …

This decade calls for Earthshots to repair our planet | Prince William

October 10th, 2020

7:13

"We start this new decade knowing that it is the most consequential period in history," says Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge. Inspired by President John F. Kennedy's "Moonshot," he calls on us all to rise to our …

Climate Mindset | TED Radio Hour

October 9th, 2020

12:03

Taking on the climate crisis can seem like an insurmountable feat. On part one of TED Radio Hour episode -- Climate Mindset -- climate scientist Tom Rivett-Carnac makes the case that what we may need most to take on the …

Civilization on the Moon -- and what it means for life on Earth | Jessy Kate Schingler

October 8th, 2020

11:43

We could realistically see people starting to live and work on the Moon in the next decade -- and how we do it matters, says space policy researcher …

What kids can teach adults about asking for help | YeYoon Kim

October 7th, 2020

8:34

Do you need some help? It's OK to ask, says YeYoon Kim, a former kindergarten teacher who learned from her students how powerful and courageous it …

We need to track the world's water like we track the weather | Sonaar Luthra

October 6th, 2020

13:29

We need a global weather service for water, says entrepreneur and TED Fellow Sonaar Luthra. In a talk about environmental accountability, Luthra …

Gerrymandering: How drawing jagged lines can impact an election | Christina Greer

October 5th, 2020

3:41

District lines, and the groups of voters within them, may seem arbitrary, but a lot of thought (and political bickering) is put into these carefully …

Racism thrives on silence -- speak up! | Dexter Dias

October 2nd, 2020

19:21

Racism thrives on your silence and apathy, says human rights lawyer Dexter Dias. Telling the story of a harrowing UK court case that spotlights the corrosive effects of injustice, Dias urges us all to speak out and …

Can seaweed help curb global warming? | Tim Flannery

October 1st, 2020

14:00

It's time for planetary-scale interventions to combat climate change -- and environmentalist Tim Flannery thinks seaweed can help. In a bold talk, he …

The lie that invented racism | John Biewen

September 30th, 2020

18:21

To understand and eradicate racist thinking, start at the beginning. That's what journalist and documentarian John Biewen did, leading to a trove of surprising and thought-provoking information on the "origins" of race. …

A global movement to solve global problems | Colombe Cahen-Salvador

September 29th, 2020

10:00

We need to think beyond national borders to solve global problems, says activist Colombe Cahen-Salvador. Reimagining the world's fractured systems of …

The ancient, earth-friendly wisdom of Mongolian nomads | Khulan Batkhuyag

September 28th, 2020

11:30

There's a lot we can learn from Mongolian nomads about how to survive in the years to come, says environmental activist Khulan Batkhuyag. Taking us …

3 secrets to Netflix's success | Reed Hastings

September 25th, 2020

1:02:35

What does it take to cultivate a culture of innovation and reinvention at work? Tracing his journey from math teacher to honesty-seeking executive, …

Why we must confront the painful parts of US history | Hasan Kwame Jeffries

September 24th, 2020

13:18

To move forward in the United States, we must look back and confront the difficult history that has shaped widespread injustice. Revisiting a …

How do US Supreme Court justices get appointed? | Peter Paccone

September 23rd, 2020

4:10

There's a job out there with a great deal of power, pay, prestige, and near-perfect job-security. And there's only one way to be hired: get appointed to the US Supreme Court. But how do US Supreme Court Justices …

The psychological traits that shape your political beliefs | Dannagal G. Young

September 22nd, 2020

9:04

Social psychologist Dannagal G. Young breaks down the link between our psychology and politics, showing how personality types largely fall into …

If you adults won't save the world, we will | Xiye Bastida

September 21st, 2020

8:37

In a deeply moving letter to her grandmother, Xiye Bastida reflects on what led her to become a leading voice for global climate activism -- from …

Does your vote count? The Electoral College explained | Christina Greer

September 18th, 2020

5:05

You vote but then what? Discover how your individual vote contributes to the popular vote and your state's electoral vote in different ways--and see …

Why you should define your fears instead of your goals | Tim Ferriss

September 17th, 2020

13:21

The hard choices -- what we most fear doing, asking, saying -- are very often exactly what we need to do. How can we overcome self-paralysis and take …

Why do we blame individuals for economic crises? | Liene Ozoliņa

September 16th, 2020

14:02

In 2008, the global financial crisis decimated Latvia. As unemployment skyrocketed, the government slashed public funding and raised taxes, while providing relief to the wealthy and large businesses -- all without …

You shouldn't have to choose between filling your prescriptions and paying bills | Kiah Williams

September 15th, 2020

8:07

As prescription drug costs skyrocket in the US, thousands of people are forced to forgo lifesaving medications -- all while manufacturers and health care facilities systematically destroy perfectly good, surplus pills. …

The psychology of inequality and political division | Keith Payne

September 14th, 2020

12:09

"If we want to fix our politics, we have to do something about inequality," says social psychologist Keith Payne. Showing how economic inequality …

How to win an argument (at the US Supreme Court, or anywhere) | Neal Katyal

September 11th, 2020

16:12

The secret to winning an argument isn't grand rhetoric or elegant style, says US Supreme Court litigator Neal Katyal -- it takes more than that. With …

A lesson in turning adversaries into allies | Leah Garcés

September 10th, 2020

13:33

When you're on opposite sides of an issue, how do you broker peace with your adversaries and work together to solve a problem? Follow along as animal …

What it takes to make change | Jacqueline Novogratz

September 9th, 2020

14:31

What can you do to build a better world? Sharing stories from her pioneering career dedicated to tackling poverty, Jacqueline Novogratz offers three …

Dear Facebook, this is how you're breaking democracy | Yaël Eisenstat

September 8th, 2020

13:30

"Lies are more engaging online than truth," says former CIA analyst, diplomat and Facebook employee Yaël Eisenstat. "As long as [social media] algorithms' goals are to keep us engaged, they will feed us the poison that …

The new political story that could change everything | George Monbiot

September 7th, 2020

15:15

To get out of the mess we're in, we need a new story that explains the present and guides the future, says author George Monbiot. Drawing on findings …

4 steps to ending extreme poverty | Shameran Abed

September 4th, 2020

7:09

At least 400 million people worldwide live in ultra-poverty: a state of severe financial and social vulnerability that robs many of hope and dignity. …

How do daily habits lead to political violence? | Christiane-Marie Abu Sarah

September 3rd, 2020

15:13

What drives someone to commit politically motivated violence? The unsettling answer lies in daily habits. Behavioral historian Christiane-Marie Abu …

Dignity isn't a privilege. It's a worker's right | Abigail Disney

September 2nd, 2020

11:40

What's the purpose of a company? In this bold talk, activist and filmmaker Abigail Disney imagines a world where companies have a moral obligation to …

Why specializing early doesn't always mean career success | David Epstein

September 1st, 2020

14:00

A head start doesn't always ... well, help you get ahead. With examples from sports, technology and economics, journalist David Epstein shares how …

How to build your confidence -- and spark it in others | Brittany Packnett

August 31st, 2020

13:30

"Confidence is the necessary spark before everything that follows," says educator and activist Brittany Packnett. In an inspiring talk, she shares …

What Saturn's most mysterious moon could teach us about the origins of life | Elizabeth "Zibi" Turtle

August 28th, 2020

7:06

NASA's Dragonfly -- a robotic rotorcraft-lander that's designed to hop across the surface of an extraterrestrial body -- is set to voyage deep into …

Do schools kill creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson

August 27th, 2020

19:24

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

What it means to be intersex | Susannah Temko

August 26th, 2020

14:04

For intersex people -- those born with sex characteristics outside the traditional definitions of female and male -- the stakes to appear "normal" are high. Drawing on her personal experience, Susannah Temko reveals the …

The tyranny of merit | Michael Sandel

August 25th, 2020

8:47

What accounts for our polarized public life, and how can we begin to heal it? Political philosopher Michael Sandel offers a surprising answer: those …

How animals and plants are evolving in cities | Menno Schilthuizen

August 24th, 2020

12:07

In cities, evolution occurs constantly, as countless plants, animals and insects adapt to human-made habitats in spectacular ways. Evolutionary …

Why we must stop dancing to the sound of our own oppression | Madame Gandhi

August 21st, 2020

6:03

Popular music is often riddled with misogynistic lyrics that objectify and demean women ... so why are we listening and dancing to it? Performing a …

Big data, small farms and a tale of two tomatoes | Erin Baumgartner

August 20th, 2020

15:21

The path to better food is paved with data, says entrepreneur Erin Baumgartner. Drawing from her experience running a farm-to-table business, she outlines her plan to help create a healthier, zero-waste food system that …

Grief and love in the animal kingdom | Barbara J. King

August 19th, 2020

14:42

From mourning orcas to distressed elephants, biological anthropologist Barbara J. King has witnessed grief and love across the animal kingdom. In …

How to use family dinner to teach politics | Hajer Sharief

August 18th, 2020

11:21

Everyone should participate in decision-making and politics -- and it starts at home, says activist Hajer Sharief. She introduces a simple yet …

Can we call it a "world map" if it's missing a billion people? | Rebecca Firth

August 17th, 2020

8:35

Want to help map the world? Community builder Rebecca Firth explains how the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is using open-source software …

Love letters to strangers | Hannah Brencher

August 14th, 2020

4:52

Hannah Brencher's mother always wrote her letters. So when she felt herself bottom into depression after college, she did what felt natural -- she …

When is a pandemic over? | Alex Rosenthal

August 13th, 2020

5:35

Consider the following scenario: a highly infectious, sometimes deadly respiratory virus infects humans for the first time. It spreads rapidly …

What silence can teach you about sound | Dallas Taylor

August 12th, 2020

13:22

What can you hear in silence? In this exploration of sound, host of the podcast "Twenty Thousand Hertz" Dallas Taylor tells the story of arguably the most debated musical composition in recent history -- composer John …

3 questions to ask yourself about US citizenship | Jose Antonio Vargas

August 11th, 2020

8:48

At age 16, journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas found out he was in the United States illegally. Since then, he's been thinking deeply about immigration and what it means to be a US citizen -- whether it's by …

Let's scan the whole planet with LiDAR | Chris Fisher

August 10th, 2020

13:15

We have archives of films, newspapers, even seeds -- what if we could make one for the entire surface of the earth? Drawing on his experience mapping …

How every movie trailer gets made | Twenty Thousand Hertz

August 7th, 2020

21:44

"In a world" -- our world -- movie trailers have undergone a massive evolution. The booming voice-of-God narration of the '80s and '90s has been …

The difference between healthy and unhealthy love | Katie Hood

August 6th, 2020

12:13

In a talk about understanding and practicing the art of healthy relationships, Katie Hood reveals the five signs you might be in an unhealthy relationship -- with a romantic partner, a friend, a family member -- and …

The secrets of learning a new language | Lýdia Machová

August 5th, 2020

10:45

Want to learn a new language but feel daunted or unsure where to begin? You don't need some special talent or a "language gene," says Lýdia Machová. …

How to raise a black son in America | Clint Smith

August 4th, 2020

5:12

As kids, we all get advice from parents and teachers that seems strange, even confusing. This was crystallized one night for a young Clint Smith, who was playing with water guns in a dark parking lot with his white …

A stock market for social justice | ZigZag

August 3rd, 2020

38:59

On this episode of ZigZag, host Manoush Zomorodi is joined by Eric Ries, who went from writing Silicon Valley's bible to building a stock market for social justice. Together, they examine why quarterly earnings reports …

Rewriting the script(ure) | Pindrop

July 31st, 2020

47:30

Nearly 400 years ago, a tiny town in Germany made a bargain with God: spare its people from the Black Plague and we'll put on a play in your honor... forever. And it worked! Now every decade, the entire town comes …

How your brain's executive function works -- and how to improve it | Sabine Doebel

July 30th, 2020

9:15

You use your brain's executive function every day -- it's how you do things like pay attention, plan ahead and control impulses. Can you improve it …

How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them | Vernā Myers

July 29th, 2020

17:49

Our biases can be dangerous, even deadly — as we've seen in the cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, in Staten Island, New York. Diversity advocate Vernā Myers looks closely at some of the …

How shocking events can spark positive change | Naomi Klein

July 28th, 2020

15:35

Things are pretty shocking out there right now -- record-breaking storms, deadly terror attacks, thousands of migrants disappearing beneath the waves and openly supremacist movements rising. Are we responding with the …

The secret soundtrack of the sea | TEDx SHORTS

July 27th, 2020

6:44

Marine biologist, fish ecologist and self-confessed ocean optimist Steve Simpson explains the intricate sounds that exist in our oceans -- and why …

The fight for civil rights and freedom | John Lewis and Bryan Stevenson

July 24th, 2020

23:46

Civil rights leader and longtime US congressman John Lewis spent his life fighting for freedom and justice for everyone. In this illuminating conversation with lawyer and activist Bryan Stevenson, Lewis discusses the …

Can light stop the coronavirus? | David Brenner

July 24th, 2020

30:15

Far-UVC light is a type of ultraviolet light that kills microbes and viruses and, crucially, seems to be safe to use around humans. Radiation …

Give yourself permission to be creative | Ethan Hawke

July 23rd, 2020

9:16

Reflecting on moments that shaped his life, actor Ethan Hawke examines how courageous expression promotes healing and connection with one another -- and invites you to discover your own unabashed creativity. "There is …

How love can help repair social inequality | Chloé Valdary

July 22nd, 2020

17:46

What does Kendrick Lamar have in common with Disney's "Moana"? They recognize our common humanity and show us how to love ourselves and one another, says writer and educator Chloé Valdary. She shares how she uses pop …

5 needs that any COVID-19 response should meet | Kwame Owusu-Kesse

July 21st, 2020

6:36

Crisis interventions often focus on a single aspect of a big, complicated problem, failing to address the broader social and economic context. Kwame Owusu-Kesse describes how the Harlem Children's Zone is taking a more …

A call to end the media coverage mass shooters want | Tom Teves

July 20th, 2020

14:27

On July 20, 2012, a mass shooting in a movie theater of Aurora, Colorado left the town, and its nation, reeling. To many -- including Tom Teves, who …

How city mayors are taking action on climate change | Eric Garcetti

July 19th, 2020

28:56

"If you change your city, you're changing the world," says Eric Garcetti, mayor of Los Angeles and chair of C40 Cities, a network of the world's megacities committed to tackling the climate crisis. He shares tangible …

Activism, changemakers and hope for the future | Malala Yousafzai

July 18th, 2020

49:36

Education activist (and recent Oxford graduate) Malala Yousafzai reflects on the defining moments of her life, how she balances passion with personhood and where the world finds itself during the COVID-19 crisis. With …

Want a more just world? Be an unlikely ally | Nita Mosby Tyler

July 17th, 2020

10:15

A more equal world starts with you. Citing a formative moment from her own life, equity advocate Nita Mosby Tyler highlights why showing up and fighting for others who face injustices beyond your own lived experience …

What if you could help decide how the government spends public funds? | Shari Davis

July 16th, 2020

10:28

What if you could help decide how the government spends public funds in your community? That's the idea behind participatory budgeting, a process …

The invisible life hidden beneath Antarctica's ice | Ariel Waldman

July 15th, 2020

5:56

In this tour of the microscopic world, explorer and artist Ariel Waldman introduces the charismatic creatures lurking beneath Antarctica's massive ice sheet, the largest on earth. From "cuddly" water bears to geometric …

A blueprint for reparations in the US | William "Sandy" Darity

July 14th, 2020

36:20

With clarity and insight, economist and author William "Sandy" Darity discusses how the grievous injustice of slavery in the US led to the immense wealth gap that currently exists between Black and white Americans. He …

What happens when biology becomes technology? | Christina Agapakis

July 13th, 2020

10:58

"We've been promised a future of chrome -- but what if the future is fleshy?" asks biological designer Christina Agapakis. In this awe-inspiring …

"You Have the Rite" | Marc Bamuthi Joseph

July 10th, 2020

7:14

In a breathtaking, jazz-inflected spoken-word performance, TED Fellow Marc Bamuthi Joseph shares a Black father's tender and wrenching internal …

Every day you live, you impact the planet | Jane Goodall

July 9th, 2020

25:14

Legendary primatologist Jane Goodall says that humanity's survival depends on conservation of the natural world. In conversation with head of TED …

A friendly, autonomous robot that delivers your food | Ali Kashani

July 8th, 2020

8:51

Meet the friendly robot that could deliver your next burrito. Ali Kashani introduces us to Postmates' autonomous delivery robot and explains how it …

How the pandemic will shape the near future | Bill Gates

July 7th, 2020

22:00

Bill Gates talks best (and worst) case scenarios for the coronavirus pandemic in the months ahead, explaining the challenges of reducing virus transmission, providing an update on promising vaccine candidates, offering …

Africa is a sleeping giant -- I'm trying to wake it up | Adeola Fayehun

July 6th, 2020

7:09

"Africa is like a sleeping giant," says journalist and satirist Adeola Fayehun at the beginning of this hilarious, incisive talk. "The truth is I am …

The new urgency of climate change | Al Gore

July 3rd, 2020

42:15

The coronavirus brought much of the world to a standstill, dropping carbon emissions by five percent. Al Gore says keeping those rates down is now up to us. In this illuminating interview, he discusses how the steadily …

Scenes from a Black trans life | D-L Stewart

July 2nd, 2020

15:19

At the crossroads of life and livelihood, scholar D-L Stewart invites us into scenes from his own life as he resists and reflects on the dehumanizing …

What foods did your ancestors love? | Aparna Pallavi

July 1st, 2020

14:40

Around the world, Indigenous food cultures vanish because of industrialized agriculture and a shifting, Western-influenced concept of the ideal diet. …

Stop being a bystander in your own life | Tracy Edwards

June 30th, 2020

11:14

"Life doesn't go from A to B -- it's messy," says sailing legend Tracy Edwards. In this inspiring talk, she tells how she went from teenage misfit to skipper of the first all-female crew in the toughest race on the seas …

3 ways we can redesign cities for equity and inclusion | Vishaan Chakrabarti

June 29th, 2020

18:30

Cities are engines of culture, commerce, knowledge and community, but they're also centers of inequality and poverty. As the world rebuilds from the …

The case to infect volunteers with COVID-19 to accelerate vaccine testing | Nir Eyal

June 27th, 2020

16:15

Conventional vaccine testing is a slow, years-long process. As thousands of people continue to die each day from COVID-19, bioethicist Nir Eyal …

How women will lead us to freedom, justice and peace | H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

June 26th, 2020

14:11

"I was the first woman president of an African nation, and I do believe more countries ought to try that," says H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Nobel laureate and former president of Liberia. Telling the story of how …

How Dolly Parton led me to an epiphany | Jad Abumrad

June 25th, 2020

13:11

How do you end a story? Host of "Radiolab" Jad Abumrad tells how his search for an answer led him home to the mountains of Tennessee, where he met an …

How to support and celebrate living artists | Swizz Beatz

June 24th, 2020

8:06

Legendary hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz is on a mission to revolutionize the way artists do business. In this glorious talk, he shares some of the …

Why is colonialism (still) romanticized? | Farish Ahmad-Noor

June 23rd, 2020

12:18

Colonialism remains an inescapable blight on the present, lingering in the toxic, internalized mythologies and stereotypes that have outlived the …

How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time | Baratunde Thurston

June 22nd, 2020

16:50

Baratunde Thurston explores the phenomenon of white Americans calling the police on black Americans who have committed the crimes of ... eating, …

How racial bias works -- and how to disrupt it | Jennifer L. Eberhardt

June 18th, 2020

14:17

Our brains create categories to make sense of the world, recognize patterns and make quick decisions. But this ability to categorize also exacts a …

Hunting for dinosaurs showed me our place in the universe | Kenneth Lacovara

June 17th, 2020

15:49

What happens when you discover a dinosaur? Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara details his unearthing of Dreadnoughtus -- a 77-million-year-old sauropod …

My secret to staying focused under pressure | Russell Wilson

June 16th, 2020

6:11

Athletes train their bodies to run faster, jump higher, throw farther -- so why don't they train their minds, too? Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson talks about the power of "neutral thinking," which helps him …

3 secrets of resilient people | Lucy Hone

June 15th, 2020

16:05

Everyone experiences loss, but how do you cope with the tough moments that follow? Resilience researcher Lucy Hone shares three hard-won strategies …

The difference between being "not racist" and antiracist | Ibram X. Kendi

June 13th, 2020

51:14

There is no such thing as being "not racist," says author and historian Ibram X. Kendi. In this vital conversation, he defines the transformative concept of antiracism to help us more clearly recognize, take …

How drawing can set you free | Shantell Martin

June 12th, 2020

7:47

Who are you? To answer this question, artist Shantell Martin followed her pen. In this brilliantly visual talk featuring her signature freestyle line …

What tech companies know about your kids | Veronica Barassi

June 11th, 2020

11:01

The digital platforms you and your family use every day -- from online games to education apps and medical portals -- may be collecting and selling …

Introducing Pindrop: Bangkok | Pindrop

June 11th, 2020

28:29

Let's say you go into labor in the back of a taxi. The traffic is so bad you don't know if you'll make it to the hospital on time. You make the obvious call to the local radio station -- which serves as an emergency …

How to turn your dissatisfaction into action | Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr

June 10th, 2020

12:01

After the devastating rebel invasion of Freetown in 1999 and the Ebola epidemic in 2014, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, mayor of the city, refused to be …

We need to green the economy while restarting it | Nigel Topping

June 9th, 2020

40:45

Nigel Topping has a cool job: he's the UK's High Level Climate Action Champion for COP26, the UN's climate change conference taking place in 2021. In …

5 steps to remove yourself from drama at work | Anastasia Penright

June 8th, 2020

14:06

No matter your industry, you've experienced drama at work. In this funny and all-too-relatable talk, community leader Anastasia Penright outlines …

The path to ending systemic racism in the US | Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, Rashad Robinson, Dr. Bernice King, Anthony D. Romero

June 5th, 2020

36:07

In a time of mourning and anger over the ongoing violence inflicted on Black communities by police in the US and the lack of accountability from …

Part 2: The path to ending systemic racism in the US | Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, Rashad Robinson, Dr. Bernice King, Anthony D. Romero

June 5th, 2020

28:40

This is part two of a special episode of TED Talks Daily. In the first, you heard from Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, the CEO of the Center for Policing …

How to support witnesses of harassment and build healthier workplaces | Julia Shaw

June 4th, 2020

11:06

What makes you speak up -- or not -- when you see something you know is wrong? Memory scientist Julia Shaw explains the psychology of those who …

The urgency of intersectionality | Kimberlé Crenshaw

June 3rd, 2020

18:49

Now more than ever, it's important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias -- and understand how the two can combine to create even …

The true cost of financial dependence | Estelle Gibson

June 1st, 2020

8:36

Giving up control of your finances -- voluntarily or otherwise -- can leave you powerless and, in some cases, confined to a cycle of abuse. In this …

My story of love and loss as a transracial adoptee | Sara Jones

May 30th, 2020

12:56

A mysterious tattoo on her forearm was all that linked Sara Jones, adopted as a child by white parents, to her South Korean origins. Searching for her birth family taught her that transracial adoption stories often …

Let's make the world wild again | Kristine Tompkins

May 29th, 2020

16:22

Earth, humanity and nature are inextricably interconnected. To restore us all back to health, we need to "rewild" the world, says environmental activist Kristine Tompkins. Tracing her life from Patagonia CEO to …

Autofocusing reading glasses of the future | Nitish Padmanaban

May 28th, 2020

6:51

As you age, you gradually lose the ability to refocus your eyes -- a phenomenon as old as humanity itself -- leading to a reliance on bifocals, …

The secret weapon against pandemics | Georges C. Benjamin

May 27th, 2020

21:35

The coronavirus pandemic won't be the last crisis to test public health systems worldwide, says physician and health policy leader Georges C. …

A COVID-19 "exit" strategy to end lockdown and reopen the economy | Uri Alon

May 26th, 2020

12:45

How can we return to work without spurring a second surge of coronavirus infection? Biologist Uri Alon shares a thought-provoking strategy: four days …

10 ways to have a better conversation | Celeste Headlee

May 25th, 2020

11:44

When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations -- and that most of us don't converse very well. Celeste Headlee has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows …

How the US can address the tragedy of veteran suicide | Charles P. Smith

May 22nd, 2020

8:53

Veterans in the United States take their own lives at an alarming rate. Suggesting new ways to prioritize mental health in the military, veterans advocate Charles P. Smith offers a data-driven plan to help prevent …

The real reason you procrastinate | WorkLife with Adam Grant

May 21st, 2020

36:22

You procrastinate because you're lazy, right? Wrong. The truth is more complex -- and far more interesting. Learn how to stop putting off important tasks ... with a little help from master procrastinator Margaret …

Are we interrupting the kinky sex lives of fish? | Marah J. Hardt

May 20th, 2020

12:22

The ocean plays host to a peculiar party of wild, marine sex life that's perhaps quirkier (and kinkier) than you can fathom. But is human behavior …

Can we edit memories? | Amy Milton

May 19th, 2020

16:06

Trauma and PTSD rewire your brain -- especially your memory -- and can unearth destructive emotional responses when stirred. Could we eliminate these …

To overcome challenges, stop comparing yourself to others | Dean Furness

May 18th, 2020

12:14

When you stop comparing yourself to others, you can accomplish great things, says wheelchair athlete Dean Furness. He shares how, after losing the …

Why students should have mental health days | Hailey Hardcastle

May 15th, 2020

7:24

School can be rife with stress, anxiety, panic attacks and even burnout -- but there's often no formal policy for students who need to prioritize …

An ER doctor on triaging your "crazy busy" life | Darria Long

May 13th, 2020

11:43

How do doctors in the emergency room stay calm and focused amidst the chaos? Drawing on years of experience, ER doctor Darria Long shares a …

The US is addicted to incarceration. Here's how to break the cycle | Robin Steinberg and Manoush Zomorodi

May 12th, 2020

17:38

Nearly half a million people in the US are in jail right now without being convicted of a crime, simply because they can't come up with the money to pay cash bail. To try and fix this system, public defender and …

A virus detection network to stop the next pandemic | Pardis Sabeti and Christian Happi

May 11th, 2020

5:54

How can we stop the next pandemic before it starts? Disease researchers Pardis Sabeti and Christian Happi introduce Sentinel, an early warning system …

The mental health benefits of storytelling for health care workers | Laurel Braitman

May 9th, 2020

9:44

Health care workers are under more stress than ever before. How can they protect their mental health while handling new and complex pressures? TED Fellow Laurel Braitman shows how writing and sharing personal stories …

How American and Chinese values shaped the coronavirus response | Huang Hung

May 8th, 2020

11:44

To combat COVID-19, countries have enforced city-wide shutdowns, stay-at-home orders and mask mandates -- but the reaction (and adherence) to these …

What you need to know about face surveillance | Kade Crockford

May 7th, 2020

12:49

Privacy isn't dead, but face surveillance technology might kill it, says civil rights advocate Kade Crockford. In an eye-opening talk, Kade outlines …

The cost of work stress -- and how to reduce it | Rob Cooke

May 6th, 2020

10:38

By some estimates, work-related stress drains the US economy of nearly 300 billion dollars a year -- and it can hurt your productivity and personal …

How we're using AI to discover new antibiotics | Jim Collins

May 5th, 2020

7:15

Before the coronavirus pandemic, bioengineer Jim Collins and his team combined the power of AI with synthetic biology in an effort to combat a …

The anti-CEO playbook | Hamdi Ulukaya

May 4th, 2020

17:17

Profit, money, shareholders: these are the priorities of most companies today. But at what cost? In an appeal to corporate leaders worldwide, Chobani …

How boredom can lead to your most brilliant ideas | Manoush Zomorodi

May 1st, 2020

16:13

Do you sometimes have your most creative ideas while folding laundry, washing dishes or doing nothing in particular? It's because when your body goes …

Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality | Brian Little

April 30th, 2020

15:15

What makes you, you? Psychologists like to talk about our traits, or defined characteristics that make us who we are. But Brian Little is more …

How to overcome apathy and find your power | Dolores Huerta

April 29th, 2020

13:27

"Sí, se puede!" -- "Yes, we can!" It's the rallying cry Dolores Huerta came up with as a young activist in the 1970s, and she's lived by it in her …

The injustice of "policing for profit" -- and how to end it | Dick M. Carpenter II

April 28th, 2020

12:54

Many countries have an active, centuries-old law that allows government agencies to take your things -- your house, your car, your business -- …

A global pandemic calls for global solutions | Larry Brilliant

April 24th, 2020

15:41

Examining the facts and figures of the coronavirus outbreak, epidemiologist Larry Brilliant evaluates the global response in a candid interview with …

How to shift your mindset and choose your future | Tom Rivett-Carnac

April 23rd, 2020

15:54

When it comes to big life problems, we often stand at a crossroads: either believe we're powerless against great change, or we rise to meet the …

An ode to living on Earth | Oliver Jeffers

April 22nd, 2020

10:38

If you had to explain to a newborn what it means to be a human being living on Earth in the 21st century, what would you say? Visual artist Oliver …

What's missing from the American immigrant narrative | Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez

April 21st, 2020

10:53

Recounting her story of finding opportunity and stability in the US, Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez examines the flaws in narratives that simplify and idealize the immigrant experience -- and shares hard-earned wisdom on …

An evolutionary perspective on human health and disease | Lara Durgavich

April 20th, 2020

15:27

How does your genetic inheritance, culture and history influence your health? Biological anthropologist Lara Durgavich discusses the field of …

How to co-parent as allies, not adversaries | Ebony Roberts and Shaka Senghor

April 17th, 2020

14:07

When Shaka Senghor and Ebony Roberts ended their relationship, they made a pact to protect their son from its fallout. What resulted was a poetic …

Racism has a cost for everyone | Heather C. McGhee

April 16th, 2020

14:21

Racism makes our economy worse -- and not just in ways that harm people of color, says public policy expert Heather C. McGhee. From her research and …

Regain control in an unpredictable world | Checking In with Susan David

April 15th, 2020

14:26

Many of us are feeling stuck right now, forced to adapt to a world that we have little control over. But if we focus too much on these uncontrollable …

A history of Indigenous languages -- and how to revitalize them | Lindsay Morcom

April 14th, 2020

13:29

Indigenous languages across North America are under threat of extinction due to the colonial legacy of cultural erasure, says linguist Lindsay …

Why sleep matters now more than ever | Matt Walker

April 13th, 2020

26:00

A good night's sleep has perhaps never been more important. Sharing wisdom and debunking myths, sleep scientist Matt Walker discusses the impact of sleep on mind and body -- from unleashing your creative powers to …

A monkey economy as irrational as ours | Laurie Santos

April 10th, 2020

19:45

Laurie Santos looks for the roots of human irrationality by watching the way our primate relatives make decisions. A clever series of experiments in "monkeynomics" shows that some of the silly choices we make, monkeys …

An ethical plan for ending the pandemic and restarting the economy | Danielle Allen

April 9th, 2020

25:00

As COVID-19 continues to spread, the world is facing two existential threats at once: a public health emergency and an economic crisis. Political …

How understanding divorce can help your marriage | Jeannie Suk Gersen

April 8th, 2020

10:50

To understand what makes marriages work, we need to talk about why they sometimes end, says family law professor Jeannie Suk Gersen. Follow along as …

It's OK to feel overwhelmed. Here's what to do next | Elizabeth Gilbert

April 7th, 2020

27:00

If you're feeling anxious or fearful during the coronavirus pandemic, you're not alone. Offering hope and understanding, author Elizabeth Gilbert …

In uncertain times, think like a mother | Yifat Susskind

April 6th, 2020

10:24

There's a simple and powerful way to confront the world's most pressing crises, says women's rights activist Yifat Susskind: think like a mother. As …

The intangible effects of walls | Alexandra Auer

April 3rd, 2020

11:48

More barriers exist now than at the end of World War II, says designer Alexandra Auer. And when you erect one wall, you unwittingly create a second -- an "us" versus "them" partition in the mind that compromises our …

Simple, effective tech to connect communities in crisis | Johanna Figueira

March 31st, 2020

9:56

The world is more connected than ever, but some communities are still cut off from vital resources like electricity and health care. In this …

How forgiveness can create a more just legal system | Martha Minow

March 30th, 2020

14:53

Pardons, commutations and bankruptcy laws are all tools of forgiveness within the US legal system. Are we using them frequently enough, and with …

What the world can learn from China's response to the coronavirus | Gary Liu

March 27th, 2020

58:23

From Hong Kong, South China Morning Post CEO Gary Liu tracks China's response to the coronavirus pandemic -- from the initial outbreak in Wuhan to the shutdown of Hubei province and the containment measures taken across …

2 questions to uncover your passion -- and turn it into a career | Noeline Kirabo

March 26th, 2020

11:06

What's your passion? Social entrepreneur Noeline Kirabo reflects on her work helping out-of-school young people in Uganda turn their passions into …

How we must respond to the coronavirus pandemic | Bill Gates

March 25th, 2020

51:50

Philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates offers insights into the COVID-19 pandemic, discussing why testing and self-isolation are …

How to be your best self in times of crisis | Susan David

March 25th, 2020

46:03

"Life's beauty is inseparable from its fragility," says psychologist Susan David. In a special virtual conversation, she shares wisdom on how to …

Go ahead, dream about the future | Charlie Jane Anders

March 20th, 2020

11:55

"You don't predict the future -- you imagine the future," says sci-fi writer Charlie Jane Anders. In a talk that's part dream, part research-based …

How repaying loans with social service transforms communities | Angie Murimirwa

March 19th, 2020

11:03

What if you could repay loans through volunteering and mentorship instead of money? Activist Angie Murimirwa shares how a game-changing economic tool …

Without farmers, you'd be hungry, naked and sober | Eric Sannerud

March 18th, 2020

9:01

Farmers keep us fed and our economies stable, but in the US they're retiring faster than they're being replaced. Take a crash course in agricultural …

A fascinating time capsule of human feelings toward AI | Lucy Farey-Jones

March 17th, 2020

6:26

How comfortable are you with robots taking over your life? Covering a wide range of potential applications -- from the mundane (robot house cleaner) to the mischievous (robot sex partner) to the downright macabre …

A campaign for period positivity | Ananya Grover

March 16th, 2020

9:08

Having your period is exhausting -- and for many people across the world, menstruation is even more challenging because of stigmas and difficulty …

How we could change the planet's climate future | David Wallace-Wells

March 13th, 2020

11:21

The climate crisis is too vast and complicated to solve with a silver bullet, says author David Wallace-Wells. What we need is a shift in how we …

Why it's so hard to talk about the N-word | Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor

March 12th, 2020

19:21

Historian Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor leads a thoughtful and history-backed examination of one of the most divisive words in the English language: the …

How menopause affects the brain | Lisa Mosconi

March 10th, 2020

13:04

Many of the symptoms of menopause -- hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, memory lapses, depression and anxiety -- start in the brain. How exactly does menopause impact cognitive health? Sharing groundbreaking findings …

The gender-fluid history of the Philippines | France Villarta

March 9th, 2020

10:51

In much of the world, gender is viewed as binary: man or woman, each assigned characteristics and traits designated by biological sex. But that's not …

What investigating neural pathways can reveal about mental health | Kay M. Tye

March 5th, 2020

12:59

Neuroscientist Kay M. Tye investigates how your brain gives rise to complex emotional states like depression, anxiety or loneliness. From the cutting edge of science, she shares her latest findings -- including the …

How a miniaturized atomic clock could revolutionize space exploration | Jill Seubert

March 5th, 2020

11:20

Ask any deep space navigator like Jill Seubert what makes steering a spacecraft difficult, and they'll tell you it's all about the timing; a …

When local news dies, so does democracy | Chuck Plunkett

March 3rd, 2020

11:11

Nearly 1,800 newsrooms have shuttered across the US since 2004, leaving many communities unseen, unheard and in the dark. In this passionate talk and rallying cry, journalist Chuck Plunkett explains why he rebelled …

How to turn climate anxiety into action | Renée Lertzman

March 2nd, 2020

13:57

It's normal to feel anxious or overwhelmed by climate change, says psychologist Renée Lertzman. Can we turn those feelings into something productive? …

What you need to know about stalkerware | Eva Galperin

February 28th, 2020

12:56

"Full access to a person's phone is the next best thing to full access to a person's mind," says cybersecurity expert Eva Galperin. In an urgent …

How bumble bees inspired a network of tiny museums | Amanda Schochet

February 27th, 2020

11:07

Sometimes, small things make a huge impact. After studying how bees in urban environments can survive by navigating small land patches, ecologist …

3 ways to uproot a culture of corruption | Wanjira Mathai

February 26th, 2020

10:47

Corruption is a constant threat in Kenya, says social entrepreneur Wanjira Mathai -- and to stop it there (or anywhere else), we need to intervene …

How technology has changed what it's like to be deaf | Rebecca Knill

February 26th, 2020

13:58

"Complete silence is very addictive," says Rebecca Knill, a writer who has cochlear implants that enable her to hear. In this funny, insightful talk, …

How to design gender bias out of your workplace | Sara Sanford

February 25th, 2020

13:26

Equity expert Sara Sanford offers a certified playbook that helps companies go beyond good intentions, using a data-driven standard to actively counter unconscious bias and foster gender equity -- by changing how …

Management lessons from Chinese business and philosophy | Fang Ruan

February 25th, 2020

10:50

Business management in China is changing, says consultant Fang Ruan. Learn how Chinese entrepreneurs -- long guided by Confucianism's emphasis on …

What if a single human right could change the world? | Kristen Wenz

February 24th, 2020

8:14

More than a billion people worldwide, mostly children, do not have a legal identity. In many countries, this means they can't get access to vital services like health care and education, says legal identity expert …

A love story about the power of art as organizing | Aja Monet and phillip agnew

February 21st, 2020

11:54

In a lyrical talk full of radical imagination, poet Aja Monet and community organizer phillip agnew share the story of how they fell in love and what …

Why you should get paid for your data | Jennifer Zhu Scott

February 20th, 2020

14:27

The world's most valuable tech companies profit from the personal data you generate. So why aren't you getting paid for it? In this eye-opening talk, …

How to disagree productively and find common ground | Julia Dhar

February 17th, 2020

14:56

Some days, it feels like the only thing we can agree on is that we can't agree -- on anything. Drawing on her background as a world debate champion, …

How teachers can help students navigate trauma | Lisa Godwin

February 13th, 2020

15:20

"To make a difference in the life of a child ... I made the commitment to tell my personal story," says educator Lisa Godwin. In this moving talk, she shares her experience of overcoming childhood trauma with the quiet, …

How online marketplaces can help local economies, not hurt them | Amane Dannouni

February 11th, 2020

12:27

The growth of online marketplaces like Uber, Airbnb and Amazon can sometimes threaten local businesses such as taxis, hotels and retail shops by taking away jobs or reducing income to the community. But it doesn't have …

How to find the person who can help you get ahead at work | Carla Harris

February 10th, 2020

13:23

The workplace is often presented as a meritocracy, where you can succeed by putting your head down and working hard. Wall Street veteran Carla Harris learned early in her career that this a myth. The key to actually …

How bees can keep the peace between elephants and humans | Lucy King

February 7th, 2020

13:23

Imagine waking in the middle of the night to an elephant ripping the roof from your house in search of food. This is a reality in some communities in Africa where, as wild spaces shrink, people and elephants are …

Why fascism is so tempting -- and how your data could power it | Yuval Noah Harari

February 6th, 2020

18:22

In a profound talk about technology and power, author and historian Yuval Noah Harari explains the important difference between fascism and …

The science of friction -- and its surprising impact on our lives | Jennifer Vail

February 5th, 2020

11:47

Tribology: it's a funny-sounding word you might not have heard before, but it could change how you see and interact with the physical world, says …

Museums should honor the everyday, not just the extraordinary | Ariana Curtis

February 4th, 2020

12:19

Who deserves to be in a museum? For too long, the answer has been "the extraordinary" -- those aspirational historymakers who inspire us with their successes. But those stories are limiting, says museum curator Ariana …

The real story of Rosa Parks -- and why we need to confront myths about Black history | David Ikard

February 3rd, 2020

18:13

Black history taught in US schools is often watered-down, riddled with inaccuracies and stripped of its context and rich, full-bodied historical …

A powerful way to unleash your natural creativity | Tim Harford

January 31st, 2020

17:21

What can we learn from the world's most enduringly creative people? They "slow-motion multitask," actively juggling multiple projects and moving …

The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it | Katharine Hayhoe

January 30th, 2020

17:11

How do you talk to someone who doesn't believe in climate change? Not by rehashing the same data and facts we've been discussing for years, says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe. In this inspiring, pragmatic talk, …

How humans and AI can work together to create better businesses | Sylvain Duranton

January 29th, 2020

14:10

Here's a paradox: as companies try to streamline their businesses by using artificial intelligence to make critical decisions, they may inadvertently …

How the magic of kindness helped me survive the Holocaust | Werner Reich

January 27th, 2020

11:01

Holocaust survivor Werner Reich recounts his harrowing adolescence as a prisoner transported between concentration camps -- and shares how a small, …

3 psychological tricks to help you save money | Wendy De La Rosa

January 27th, 2020

5:50

We all want to save more money -- but overall, people today are doing less and less of it. Behavioral scientist Wendy De La Rosa studies how everyday people make decisions to improve their financial well-being. What …

The unpaid work that GDP ignores -- and why it really counts | Marilyn Waring

January 23rd, 2020

17:19

If you: do laundry, are (or have been) pregnant, tidy up, shop for your household or do similar labor, then by GDP standards, you're unproductive. In …

A personal health coach for those living with chronic diseases | Priscilla Pemu

January 22nd, 2020

7:49

There's no shortage of resources to help people change their health behaviors -- but far too often, these resources aren't accessible in underserved …

Are indoor vertical farms the future of agriculture? | Stuart Oda

January 21st, 2020

9:57

By 2050, the global population is projected to reach 9.8 billion. How are we going to feed everyone? Investment-banker-turned-farmer Stuart Oda …

8 lessons on building a company people enjoy working for | Patty McCord

January 20th, 2020

5:10

Most companies operate on a set of policies: mandated vacation days, travel guidelines, standard work hours, annual goals. But what happens when a …

Why can't we talk about periods? | Jen Gunter

January 17th, 2020

11:42

"It shouldn't be an act of feminism to know how your body works," says gynecologist and author Jen Gunter. In this revelatory talk, she explains how …

Why are drug prices so high? Investigating the outdated US patent system | Priti Krishtel

January 16th, 2020

12:34

Between 2006 and 2016, the number of drug patents granted in the United States doubled -- but not because there was an explosion in invention or innovation. Drug companies have learned how to game the system, …

How supply chain transparency can help the planet | Markus Mutz

January 15th, 2020

13:29

Given the option, few would choose to buy products that harm the earth -- yet it's nearly impossible to know how most consumer goods are made or …

How guest worker visas could transform the US immigration system | David J. Bier

January 14th, 2020

10:56

The United States can create a more humane immigration system; in fact, it's been done before, says policy analyst David J. Bier. Pointing to the …

The perks of being a pirate | Tom Nash

January 14th, 2020

8:55

In this deeply charming and humorous talk, DJ and self-professed pirate Tom Nash meditates on how facing adversity due to disability invited patience, ambition and pragmatism into his life in enlightening, unexpected …

Why "biofabrication" is the next industrial revolution | Suzanne Lee

January 13th, 2020

12:20

What if we could "grow" clothes from microbes, furniture from living organisms and buildings with exteriors like tree bark? TED Fellow Suzanne Lee …

Why you should bring your whole self to work | Dan Clay

January 13th, 2020

4:51

Dan Clay was worried about being dismissed as "too gay" at work, so he dialed down his personality. But then his alter ego, Carrie Dragshaw, went viral online. Here's what happened next.

Climate change will displace millions. Here's how we prepare | Colette Pichon Battle

January 10th, 2020

12:47

Scientists predict climate change will displace more than 180 million people by 2100 -- a crisis of "climate migration" the world isn't ready for, …

What a digital government looks like | Anna Piperal

January 9th, 2020

13:53

What if you never had to fill out paperwork again? In Estonia, this is a reality: citizens conduct nearly all public services online, from starting a business to voting from their laptops, thanks to the nation's …

This is the side hustle revolution | Nicaila Matthews Okome

January 8th, 2020

3:32

Past generations found a company to work for and then stayed there for decades. But today, we rarely stay in the same job (let alone on the same …

The urgent case for antibiotic-free animals | Leon Marchal

January 7th, 2020

10:59

The UN predicts that antimicrobial resistance will be our biggest killer by 2050. "That should really scare the hell out of all of us," says …

The past, present and future of nicotine addiction | Mitch Zeller

January 6th, 2020

17:30

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, killing more people each year than alcohol, AIDS, car …

The "opportunity gap" in US public education -- and how to close it | Anindya Kundu

January 3rd, 2020

7:59

How can we tap into the potential of all students, especially those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds? Sociologist Anindya Kundu invites us to …

Dangerous times call for dangerous women | Pat Mitchell

January 2nd, 2020

17:14

Pat Mitchell has nothing left to prove and much less to lose -- she's become a "dangerous woman." Not dangerous as in feared, she says, but fearless: …

Sleep is your superpower | Matt Walker

January 1st, 2020

19:18

Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature's best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. In this deep dive into the …

Why working from home is good for business | Matt Mullenweg

December 30th, 2019

4:44

As the popularity of remote working continues to spread, workers today can collaborate across cities, countries and even multiple time zones. How …

How civilization could destroy itself -- and 4 ways we could prevent it | Nick Bostrom

December 27th, 2019

21:09

Humanity is on its way to creating a "black ball": a technological breakthrough that could destroy us all, says philosopher Nick Bostrom. In this …

How we can protect truth in the age of misinformation | Sinan Aral

December 26th, 2019

15:03

Fake news can sway elections, tank economies and sow discord in everyday life. Data scientist Sinan Aral demystifies how and why it spreads so quickly -- citing one of the largest studies on misinformation -- and …

We don't "move on" from grief. We move forward with it | Nora McInerny

December 25th, 2019

15:05

In a talk that's by turns heartbreaking and hilarious, writer and podcaster Nora McInerny shares her hard-earned wisdom about life and death. Her candid approach to something that will, let's face it, affect us all, is …

7 common questions about workplace romance | Amy Nicole Baker

December 24th, 2019

5:54

Should you date your coworker? Should workplace couples keep their relationships secret? And why are coworkers so often attracted to each other? …

How we can turn the tide on climate | Christiana Figueres and Chris Anderson

December 21st, 2019

1:05:22

Witness the unveiling of Countdown, a major global campaign to cut greenhouse gas emissions. TED has partnered with scientists, policy makers, …

Why winning doesn't always equal success | Valorie Kondos Field

December 20th, 2019

15:49

Valorie Kondos Field knows a lot about winning. As the longtime coach of the UCLA women's gymnastics team, she won championship after championship and has been widely acclaimed for her leadership. In this inspiring, …

How to turn off work thoughts during your free time | Guy Winch

December 19th, 2019

12:29

Feeling burned out? You may be spending too much time ruminating about your job, says psychologist Guy Winch. Learn how to stop worrying about …

What we're getting wrong in the fight to end hunger | Jasmine Crowe

December 18th, 2019

12:11

In a world that's wasting more food than ever before, why do one in nine people still go to bed hungry each night? Social entrepreneur Jasmine Crowe calls for a radical transformation to our fight to end global hunger …

Your body was forged in the spectacular death of stars | Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz

December 17th, 2019

15:34

We are all connected by the spectacular birth, death and rebirth of stars, says astrophysicist Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz. Journey through the cosmic …

How the gut microbes you're born with affect your lifelong health | Henna-Maria Uusitupa

December 16th, 2019

10:40

Your lifelong health may have been decided the day you were born, says microbiome researcher Henna-Maria Uusitupa. In this fascinating talk, she shows how the gut microbes you acquire during birth and as an infant …

This is what makes employees happy at work | Michael C. Bush

December 16th, 2019

4:12

There are three billion working people on this planet, and only 40 percent of them report being happy at work. Michael C. Bush shares his insights into what makes workers unhappy -- and how companies can benefit their …

Why lakes and rivers should have the same rights as humans | Kelsey Leonard

December 13th, 2019

13:21

Water is essential to life. Yet in the eyes of the law, it remains largely unprotected -- leaving many communities without access to safe drinking …

Loading ...

Are you the creator of this podcast?

Verify your account

and pick the featured episodes for your show.

Listen to TED Talks Daily

RadioPublic

A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed
https://pa.tedcdn.com/feeds/talks.rss?apikey=172BB350-0207&type=audio

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens