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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 Daily, find some space in your day to change your perspectives, ignite your curiosity, and learn something new.

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 Daily, find some space in your day to change your perspectives, ignite your curiosity, and learn something new.

 

#186

Sunday Pick: Fixable Live - A conversation with Scott Galloway

Each Sunday, TED shares an episode of another podcast we think you'll love, handpicked for you… by us. Today we're sharing a special episode of Fixable, hosted by top leadership coaches Anne Morriss and Frances Frei. Recorded live at TED 2024, Anne and Frances sat down with NYU professor, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and celebrity podcaster Scott “Prof G” Galloway for a fascinating conversation on loneliness, resilience, inclusion in the workplace, raising healthy boys, and what it takes to be personally and financially successful. Stick around to the end to hear how Scott learned to cry and moving answers from an unexpectedly emotional audience Q+A.  To hear more from Scott, check out his TED Talk recorded the same day at [https://go.ted.com/scottgalloway24] (https://go.ted.com/scottgalloway24) . Transcripts for Fixable are available at [https://go.ted.com/fixablescripts] (https://go.ted.com/fixablescripts) . Get more Fixable wherever you get your podcasts. If you want to BE on Fixable to get advice on your workplace problem, email fixable@ted.com or call the Fixable hotline at 234-Fixable (that's 234-349-2253). ... Read more

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#185

A second chance for fathers to connect with their kids | Charles C. Daniels, Jr.

Fathers have a profound impact on their children's lives, yet an estimated ten million kids in the US see their dads less than once a month. Through his advocacy and mental health center, therapist Charles C. Daniels, Jr. empowers fathers to be more present by providing mentorship and community, so they learn to forgive their own shortcomings and, most importantly, learn how to reconnect with their kids. ... Read more

Yesterday

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21:23

Yesterday


#184

Why you should talk about your anxiety at work | Adam Whybrew

We can’t get rid of anxiety and depression, so we might as well talk about it, says depression truth-teller Adam Whybrew. Sharing his own experience with mental illness, he reveals the surprising benefits of opening up about stress at work — and why being vulnerable creates a safe space for everyone. ... Read more

14 Jun 2024

13 MINS

13:01

14 Jun 2024


#183

Why AI needs a "nutrition label" | Kasia Chmielinski

What do sandwiches have to do with AI? Data reformist Kasia Chmielinski helps us think about artificial intelligence with a useful food metaphor — and breaks down why AI systems should have "nutrition labels" to ensure the development of fairer, more transparent algorithms. ... Read more

13 Jun 2024

14 MINS

14:31

13 Jun 2024


#182

Entertainment is getting an AI upgrade | Kylan Gibbs

AI has the power to bring your favorite fictional characters to life, says technologist Kylan Gibbs. Introducing Caleb, an "AI agent" with personality and internal reasoning, he demonstrates how AI-powered characters can interact with people in novel ways, generate unique video game outcomes and augment our ability to tell stories, opening up new worlds of possibility. ... Read more

12 Jun 2024

10 MINS

10:21

12 Jun 2024


#181

Even healthy couples fight — the difference is how | Julie and John Gottman

Can conflict actually bring you and your partner closer? It depends on how you fight, say Julie and John Gottman, the world’s leading relationship scientists. They share why the way couples fight can predict the future of their relationships — and show how anybody can transform conflict into an opportunity for deeper connection and understanding. ... Read more

11 Jun 2024

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18:53

11 Jun 2024


#180

What DEI gets wrong — and how to do it right | Paolo Gaudiano

Social entrepreneur Paolo Gaudiano explains why many companies are taking the wrong approach to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives — by overly focusing on one thing. To avoid backlash and costly turnover, he shows the key change leaders can make to create thriving, equitable workplaces while also increasing profits. ... Read more

10 Jun 2024

15 MINS

15:01

10 Jun 2024


#179

Sunday Pick: Design Matters with Carrie Brownstein

Each Sunday, TED shares an episode of another podcast we think you'll love, handpicked for you… by us. Today we're sharing an episode Design Matters with Debbie Millman, one of the world’s very first podcasts, about how incredibly creative people design the arc of their lives. Celebrated musician, comedian, writer, and director Carrie Brownstein joins to talk about her remarkable career as the co-founder, guitarist, and vocalist of the legendary punk band Sleater-Kinney, her role in the iconic TV series Portlandia, and her new memoir. Get more Design Matters with Debbie Millman wherever you're listening to this. ... Read more

09 Jun 2024

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1:03:39

09 Jun 2024


#178

12 predictions for the future of technology | Vinod Khosla

Techno-optimist Vinod Khosla believes in the world-changing power of "foolish ideas." He offers 12 bold predictions for the future of technology — from preventative medicine to car-free cities to planes that get us from New York to London in 90 minutes — and shows why a world of abundance awaits. ... Read more

08 Jun 2024

10 MINS

10:39

08 Jun 2024


#177

Why broken hearts hurt — and what heals them | Yoram Yovell

What's the relationship between physical and mental pain, and how can you ease both? Revealing how your experiences of love, loss and pain are deeply intertwined, neuroscientist Yoram Yovell sheds light on the surprising role of your brain's endorphins and opioid receptors to ease physical and emotional suffering — and shows how this connection could pave the way to new treatments for mental health and well-being. ... Read more

07 Jun 2024

13 MINS

13:10

07 Jun 2024


#176

How to use venture capital for good | Freada Kapor Klein

Freada Kapor Klein isn't your typical venture capitalist. She's thrown out the standard investment playbook in order to close the opportunity gap for low-income communities. She explains how her firm is investing in entrepreneurs and startups solving real-world problems — and the measurable difference it's already making. ... Read more

06 Jun 2024

15 MINS

15:07

06 Jun 2024


#175

A snack’s journey from the farm to your mouth | Aruna Rangachar Pohl

How does a biscuit make it from the farm to your plate? Sustainable development leader Aruna Rangachar Pohl unpacks the long journey of one of India’s most beloved snacks, revealing how the current industrial farming model is eating the planet. Learn about the foundation she started to promote eco-friendly agricultural practices — and hear the success stories of small-scale farmers adopting natural practices to cook up a tasty, healthy and climate-resilient future for everyone. ... Read more

05 Jun 2024

15 MINS

15:31

05 Jun 2024


#174

Your right to repair AI systems | Rumman Chowdhury

For AI to achieve its full potential, non-experts need to be let into the development process, says Rumman Chowdhury, CEO and cofounder of Humane Intelligence. She tells the story of farmers fighting for the right to repair their own AI-powered tractors (which some manufacturers actually made illegal), proposing everyone should have the ability to report issues, patch updates or even retrain AI technologies for their specific uses. ... Read more

04 Jun 2024

10 MINS

10:54

04 Jun 2024


#173

The difference between false empathy and true support | Chezare A. Warren

There's a right way and wrong way to do empathy, says author and scholar Chezare A. Warren. So how do we get it right? He unpacks the source of false empathy and explains the key shift in perspective we need to build healthy relationships and truly support others. ... Read more

03 Jun 2024

10 MINS

10:29

03 Jun 2024


#172

Sunday Pick: What really went down at OpenAI and the future of regulation w/ Helen Toner

Each Sunday, TED shares an episode of another podcast we think you'll love, handpicked for you… by us. Today we're sharing an episode from our brand new podcast, The TED AI Show. Each week, creative technologist and former TED speaker Bilawal Sidhu sits down with the world's brightest minds to chat about the technology that might change everything -- and the technology that's just hype. If there’s one AI company that’s made a splash in mainstream vernacular, it’s OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT. Former board member, TED2024 speaker, and AI policy expert Helen Toner joins Bilawal to discuss the existing knowledge gaps and conflicting interests between those who are in charge of making the latest technology – and those who create our policies at the government level.  For transcripts for The TED AI Show, visit [go.ted.com/TTAIS-transcripts] (http://go.ted.com/TTAIS-transcripts) You can get more The TED AI Show wherever you're listening to this. ... Read more

02 Jun 2024

41 MINS

41:29

02 Jun 2024


#171

How to imagine a better future for democracy | adrienne maree brown and Baratunde Thurston

US democracy needs repair —  and care is the answer, says author adrienne maree brown in conversation with writer and activist Baratunde Thurston. In a sweeping discussion on what it means to be an active citizen, they unpack how to design a future for democracy where we all belong. ... Read more

01 Jun 2024

16 MINS

16:05

01 Jun 2024


#170

An optimist's take on reskilling in the age of AI | Sagar Goel

One in three workers globally will see their jobs disrupted by AI and tech advancements this decade — but there's a way to stay ahead of the curve. Skill-building strategist Sagar Goel shares practical examples from a partnership with the Singaporean government that helped thousands of workers transition into new careers, offering a lesson on the importance of reskilling and becoming a lifelong learner. ... Read more

31 May 2024

10 MINS

10:28

31 May 2024


#169

My quest to cure prion disease — before it's too late | Sonia Vallabh

Biomedical researcher Sonia Vallabh's life was turned upside down when she learned she had the genetic mutation for a rare and fatal illness, prion disease, that could strike at any time. Thirteen years later, her search for a cure has led to new insights about how to catch and prevent disease — and how to honor our grandest, most mysterious inheritance: our brains. ... Read more

30 May 2024

18 MINS

18:13

30 May 2024


#168

Be courageous! A call to speak up for what you believe | Bari Weiss

In an unflinching look at issues that widen the political divide in the US, journalist and editor Bari Weiss highlights why courage is the most important virtue in today's polarized world. She shares examples of people who have spoken up in the face of conformity and silence — and calls on all of us to say what we believe. (Followed by a Q&A with head of TED Chris Anderson) ... Read more

29 May 2024

23 MINS

23:13

29 May 2024


#167

The problem with being "too nice" at work | Tessa West

Are you "too nice" at work? Social psychologist Tessa West shares her research on how people attempt to mask anxiety with overly polite feedback — a practice that's more harmful than helpful — and gives three tips to swap generic, unhelpful observations with clear, consistent feedback, even when you feel awkward. ... Read more

28 May 2024

18 MINS

18:00

28 May 2024


#166

How to break down barriers and not accept limits | Candace Parker

What can't Candace Parker do? A two-time NCAA champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time WNBA champion, Parker knows what it takes to fight for your dreams. In this inspiring talk, she shares what she's learned during a career spent not accepting limits -- and how her daughter taught her the best lesson of all. "Barrier breaking is about not staying in your lane and not being something that the world expects you to be," she says. "It's about not accepting limitations." ... Read more

27 May 2024

11 MINS

11:52

27 May 2024


#165

Sunday Pick: How to make a fan — from F1 to Banana Ball

Each Sunday, TED shares an episode of another podcast we think you'll love, handpicked for you… by us. Today we're sharing an episode from Good Sport, a show that dives into worlds like F1 racing, table tennis, NBA shooting, and beyond to shed a light on the ups and downs of being human. If a sport isn't thinking about how to entertain its fans, it usually doesn't last long. And with so much competing for our attention, what makes someone follow a specific team, or show up to a game? In this episode we look to two exploding fanbases: Formula One Racing and … Banana Ball? Jody speaks with Jessica Smetana and Spencer Hall, the co-hosts of the Formula One podcast “DNF”, about what Netflix has to do with F1’s success. Then Jody talks to Jesse Cole, the owner of The Savannah Bananas, a baseball team that’s selling out games and gaining millions of followers on TikTok – at the same time Major League Baseball continues to bleed fans. Jessie’s approach to cultivating a “fans first, entertainment always” mentality is literally reinventing how we play and think about sports. Transcripts for Good Sport are available at [go.ted.com/GStranscripts] (http://go.ted.com/GStranscripts)   ... Read more

26 May 2024

33 MINS

33:57

26 May 2024


#164

How a "Hi Level" mindset helps you realize your potential | Cordae

What does it take to build a legacy? Hip-hop artist Cordae tells how he went from mixtape-dropping high school kid to Grammy-nominated music star whose "Hi Level" mindset helps him achieve his dreams. ... Read more

25 May 2024

12 MINS

12:40

25 May 2024


#163

Are we celebrating the wrong leaders? | Martin Gutmann

We tend to celebrate leaders for their dramatic words and actions in times of crisis — but we often overlook truly great leaders who avoid the crisis to begin with. Historian Martin Gutmann challenges us to rethink what effective leadership actually looks like, drawing on lessons from the famed (but disaster-prone) explorer Ernest Shackleton. ... Read more

24 May 2024

16 MINS

16:56

24 May 2024


#162

With AI, anyone can be a coder now | Thomas Dohmke

What if you could code just by talking out loud? GitHub CEO Thomas Dohmke shows how, thanks to AI, the barrier to entry to coding is rapidly disappearing — and creating software is becoming as simple (and joyful) as building LEGO. In a mind-blowing live demo, he introduces Copilot Workspace: an AI assistant that helps you create code when you speak to it, in any language. ... Read more

23 May 2024

14 MINS

14:23

23 May 2024


#161

The good news you might have missed | Angus Hervey

Whether or not you believe the world is doomed might depend on where you get your news, says journalist Angus Hervey. He delivers stories of progress that mainstream media organizations missed last year — from advances in clean energy to declining rates of extreme poverty, crime and disease — and suggests we should pay more attention to such occurrences. "If we want more people to devote themselves to the task of making progress, then maybe we should be telling more people that it's possible to make progress," says Hervey. ... Read more

22 May 2024

09 MINS

09:45

22 May 2024