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TED Radio Hour podcast

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

Life Stages Of The Brain

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 – and what control we might have over brain health. Guests include neuroscientists Kimberly Noble, Adriana Galván, Sandrine Thuret, and Lisa Mosconi. ... Read more

05 Mar 2021

51 MINS

51:21

05 Mar 2021


#149

Black History ... And The Future

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 confront the past to move toward a better future. Guests include historian and preservationist Brent Leggs, community organizer Colette Pichon Battle, and computer scientist Joy Buolamwini. ... Read more

26 Feb 2021

52 MINS

52:01

26 Feb 2021


#148

The Gratitude Chain: A.J. Jacobs

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. ... Read more

19 Feb 2021

51 MINS

51:33

19 Feb 2021


#147

Listen Again — Esther Perel: Building Resilient Relationships

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, and at work. ... Read more

12 Feb 2021

52 MINS

52:33

12 Feb 2021


#146

It Takes Time

We live in an era of instant gratification. But some things — to reach their full potential — simply cannot be rushed. This hour, TED speakers explore what we can learn from ideas that take time. Guests include zoologist Lucy Cooke, neuroscientist Matthew Walker, architect Julia Watson, and NASA engineer Nagin Cox. ... Read more

05 Feb 2021

53 MINS

53:39

05 Feb 2021


#145

Listen Again: Our Relationship With Water

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 relationship with water. Guests on the show include legal scholar Kelsey Leonard, artist LaToya Ruby Frazier, and community organizer Colette Pichon Battle. ... Read more

29 Jan 2021

51 MINS

51:52

29 Jan 2021


#144

TED's Idea Search: Cloe Shasha Brooks

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. ... Read more

22 Jan 2021

51 MINS

51:00

22 Jan 2021


#143

Breathe

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 world champion freediver Tanya Streeter, journalist Beth Gardiner, activist Yvette Arellano, paleontologist Emma Schachner, scent historian Caro Verbeek, and mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe. ... Read more

15 Jan 2021

52 MINS

52:29

15 Jan 2021


#142

Listen Again: School Of Life

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. This hour, TED speakers explore life lessons that teach us far more than any textbook. Guests on the show include politician Stacey Abrams, sailor Tracy Edwards, educator Alvin Irby, and LGBTQ rights advocate Ash Beckham ... Read more

08 Jan 2021

53 MINS

53:13

08 Jan 2021


#141

Bonus Episode: Stacey Abrams

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 lawyer, politician, author, and founder of Fair Fight Action, a voter advocacy group. We featured Stacey Abrams on the program a few months ago, and wanted to share a special bonus cut of her entire interview with Manoush. ... Read more

06 Jan 2021

25 MINS

25:56

06 Jan 2021


#140

Listen Again: Finding Another Way

Conflict is a part of life. But in a polarized world, reaching 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

01 Jan 2021

51 MINS

51:19

01 Jan 2021


#139

Listen Again — 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 Dec 2020

54 MINS

54:07

25 Dec 2020


#138

Making Sense Of 2020

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 Spinney, researcher Daniel Streicker, monk JayaShri Maathaa, and writers Huang Hung and Jonny Sun. ... Read more

18 Dec 2020

54 MINS

54:00

18 Dec 2020


#137

A Century Of Money

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 journalist Kathleen Day, financial advisor Tammy Lally, writer Elizabeth White, and filmmaker Abigail Disney. ... Read more

11 Dec 2020

54 MINS

54:42

11 Dec 2020


#136

How To Citizen

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. ... Read more

04 Dec 2020

53 MINS

53:54

04 Dec 2020


#135

Listen Again: Making Amends

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

27 Nov 2020

53 MINS

53:23

27 Nov 2020


#134

Listen Again: TED Radio Wow-er

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 Manoush for an hour packed with TED science lessons... for everyone. ... Read more

20 Nov 2020

52 MINS

52:35

20 Nov 2020


#133

The Life Cycles Of Cities

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 to evolve for the future. Guests include archaeologist Alyssa Loorya, architects Marwa Al-Sabouni and Rahul Mehrotra, and landscape architect Kotchakorn Voraakhom. ... Read more

13 Nov 2020

52 MINS

52:29

13 Nov 2020


#132

Building Our Zero-Emissions Future

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 promising and fascinating solutions. ... Read more

06 Nov 2020

52 MINS

52:32

06 Nov 2020


#131

Warped Reality

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 technology and deception. Guests include law professor Danielle Citron, journalist Andrew Marantz, and computer scientist Joy Buolamwini. ... Read more

30 Oct 2020

51 MINS

51:43

30 Oct 2020


#130

Listen Again: 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

23 Oct 2020

53 MINS

53:22

23 Oct 2020


#129

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


#128

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


#127

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


#126

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

1 HR 26 MINS

1:26:46

25 Sep 2020


#125

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


#124

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


#123

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


#122

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


#121

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