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TED Radio Hour

By NPR  

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.

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.

 

#150

Sound And Silence

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 include NPR All Things Considered host Mary Louise Kelly, neuroscientist Jim Hudspeth, writer Rebecca Knill, and sound designer Dallas Taylor. ... Read more

16 Oct 2020

50 MINS

50:00

16 Oct 2020


#149

Listen Again: Climate Mindset

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 crisis: climate change. Guests include political strategist Tom Rivett-Carnac, diplomat Christiana Figueres, climate justice activist Xiye Bastida, and writer, illustrator, and artist Oliver Jeffers. ... Read more

09 Oct 2020

52 MINS

52:44

09 Oct 2020


#148

School Of Life

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 lessons that teach us far more than any textbook. Guests on the show include poltician Stacey Abrams, sailor Tracy Edwards, educator Alvin Irby, and LGBTQ rights advocate Ash Beckham. ... Read more

02 Oct 2020

54 MINS

54:57

02 Oct 2020


#147

Debbie Millman: Designing Our Lives

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. ... Read more

25 Sep 2020

52 MINS

52:07

25 Sep 2020


#146

Listen Again: IRL Online

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 apply online. This hour, TED speakers explore rules to navigate this vast virtual space. ... Read more

18 Sep 2020

54 MINS

54:09

18 Sep 2020


#145

Esther Perel: Building Resilient Relationships

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. ... Read more

11 Sep 2020

52 MINS

52:29

11 Sep 2020


#144

Finding Another Way

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 extraordinary ways of approaching conflict. Guests on the show include authors Shaka Senghor and Ebony Roberts, zoologist Lucy King, and radio journalist Jad Abumrad. ... Read more

04 Sep 2020

1 HR 25 MINS

1:25:41

04 Sep 2020


#143

Listen Again: Pure Joy

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. ... Read more

28 Aug 2020

51 MINS

51:04

28 Aug 2020


#142

Lessons From The Summer

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 political strategist Tom Rivett-Carnac, political philosopher Danielle Allen, anthropologist Heidi Larson, and writer and scholar Clint Smith. ... Read more

21 Aug 2020

51 MINS

51:13

21 Aug 2020


#141

Listen Again: The Biology Of Sex

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 complicated. This hour, TED speakers explore what determines our sex. Guests on the show include artist Emily Quinn, journalist Molly Webster, neuroscientist Lisa Mosconi, and structural biologist Karissa Sanbonmatsu. ... Read more

14 Aug 2020

52 MINS

52:02

14 Aug 2020


#140

Our Relationship With Water

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 include legal scholar Kelsey Leonard, artist LaToya Ruby Frazier, and community organizer Colette Pichon Battle. ... Read more

07 Aug 2020

50 MINS

50:56

07 Aug 2020


#139

Processing The Pandemic

Between the pandemic and America's reckoning with racism and police brutality, many of us are anxious, angry, and depressed. This hour, TED Fellow and writer Laurel Braitman helps us process it all. ... Read more

31 Jul 2020

52 MINS

52:20

31 Jul 2020


#138

The Power Of Spaces

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 architect Michael Murphy, musician David Byrne, artist Es Devlin, and architect Siamak Hariri. ... Read more

24 Jul 2020

52 MINS

52:16

24 Jul 2020


#137

Listen Again: What We Value

Original broadcast date: May 1, 2020. As the pandemic reveals the weaknesses of our economy, businesses and consumers are rethinking what they value. This hour, TED's Corey Hajim shares ideas on shifting the role of business in society. ... Read more

17 Jul 2020

51 MINS

51:45

17 Jul 2020


#136

Making Amends

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 is the first step toward healing for the future. Guests include historian and preservationist Brent Leggs, law professor Martha Minow, librarian Dawn Wacek, and playwright V (formerly Eve Ensler). ... Read more

10 Jul 2020

51 MINS

51:45

10 Jul 2020


#135

Listen Again: Meditations on Loneliness

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 distancing. This hour, TED speakers explore how we can live and make peace with loneliness. Guests on the show include author and illustrator Jonny Sun, psychologist Susan Pinker, architect Grace Kim, and writer Suleika Jaouad. ... Read more

03 Jul 2020

52 MINS

52:27

03 Jul 2020


#134

TED Radio Wow-er

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 packed with TED science lessons for everyone. ... Read more

26 Jun 2020

51 MINS

51:34

26 Jun 2020


#133

The Greater Good?

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. ... Read more

19 Jun 2020

51 MINS

51:42

19 Jun 2020


#132

Ingrained Injustice

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. ... Read more

12 Jun 2020

50 MINS

50:55

12 Jun 2020


#131

Clint Smith

The killing of George Floyd by a police officer has sparked massive protests nationwide. This hour, writer and scholar Clint Smith reflects on this moment, through conversation, letters, and poetry. ... Read more

05 Jun 2020

51 MINS

51:41

05 Jun 2020


#130

Listen Again: Reinvention

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 Go lead singer Damian Kulash Jr., former college gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, and entrepreneur Nick Hanauer. ... Read more

29 May 2020

51 MINS

51:34

29 May 2020


#129

Climate Mindset

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 political strategist Tom Rivett-Carnac, diplomat Christiana Figueres, climate justice activist Xiye Bastida, and writer, illustrator, and artist Oliver Jeffers. ... Read more

22 May 2020

52 MINS

52:12

22 May 2020


#128

Listen Again: Uncharted

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 Curator David Biello. ... Read more

15 May 2020

52 MINS

52:11

15 May 2020


#127

The Biology Of Sex

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 determines our sex. Guests on the show include artist Emily Quinn, journalist Molly Webster, neuroscientist Lisa Mosconi, and structural biologist Karissa Sanbonmatsu. ... Read more

08 May 2020

51 MINS

51:37

08 May 2020


#126

What We Value

As the pandemic reveals the weaknesses of our economy, businesses and consumers are rethinking what they value. This hour, TED's Corey Hajim shares ideas on shifting the role of business in society. ... Read more

01 May 2020

51 MINS

51:40

01 May 2020


#125

Meditations On Loneliness

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 explore how we can live and make peace with loneliness. Guests on the show include author and illustrator Jonny Sun, psychologist Susan Pinker, architect Grace Kim, and writer Suleika Jaouad. ... Read more

24 Apr 2020

52 MINS

52:00

24 Apr 2020


#124

Pure Joy

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. ... Read more

17 Apr 2020

51 MINS

51:04

17 Apr 2020


#123

Inoculation

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 include science journalist Laura Spinney, anthropologist Heidi Larson, ecologist and animal-borne disease researcher Daniel Streicker, and physician economist Anupam Jena. We also hear some personal stories on coping with COVID-19 from TED speakers Susan Pinker, Leticia Gasca, Dixon Chibanda, and Dawn Wacek. ... Read more

10 Apr 2020

51 MINS

51:16

10 Apr 2020


#122

Teaching For Better Humans 2.0

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 Richard Culatta and Liz Kleinrock, psychologist Thomas Curran, and writer Jacqueline Woodson. ... Read more

03 Apr 2020

51 MINS

51:33

03 Apr 2020


#121

Uncharted

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. ... Read more

27 Mar 2020

51 MINS

51:06

27 Mar 2020