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TED Talks Kids and Family podcast

TED Talks Kids and Family

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Fun videos to inspire, intrigue and stir your imagination from some of the world's leading thinkers and doers onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

Fun videos to inspire, intrigue and stir your imagination from some of the world's leading thinkers and doers onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

 

#126

Unseen footage, untamed nature | Karen Bass

At TED2012, filmmaker Karen Bass shares some of the astonishing nature footage she's shot for the BBC and National Geographic -- including brand-new, previously unseen footage of the tube-lipped nectar bat, who feeds in a rather unusual way ...![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/yuDgKNsUvu8) ... Read more

09 May 2012

10 MINS

10:08

09 May 2012


#125

The journey across the high wire | Philippe Petit

Even a death-defying magician has to start somewhere. High-wire artist Philippe Petit takes you on an intimate journey from his first card trick at age 6 to his tightrope walk between the Twin Towers.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/d0bDvhRt-Ks) ... Read more

23 May 2012

19 MINS

19:07

23 May 2012


#124

Pop an ollie and innovate! | Rodney Mullen

Rodney Mullen is the godfather of street skating, and in this exuberant talk he shares his love of the open skateboarding community. He shows how the unique environments skaters play in drive the creation of new tricks -- fostering prolific ingenuity purely for passion's sake.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/wkvPqicP7s0) ... Read more

16 Jun 2012

18 MINS

18:19

16 Jun 2012


#123

Advice to a young scientist | E.O. Wilson

"The world needs you, badly," says legendary biologist E.O. Wilson in his letter to a young scientist. He gives advice collected from a lifetime of experience -- and reminds us that wonder and creativity are the center of the scientific life.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/VTz0_gpCKHM) ... Read more

25 Jun 2012

14 MINS

14:56

25 Jun 2012


#122

Tour the solar system from home | Jon Nguyen

Want to navigate the solar system without having to buy a spacecraft? Jon Nguyen demos NASA JPL's "Eyes on the Solar System" -- free-to-use software for exploring the planets, moons, asteroids, and spacecraft that rotate around our sun in real-time.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/61emIqJlqSY) ... Read more

23 Jun 2012

07 MINS

07:53

23 Jun 2012


#121

The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain | Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically "teenage" behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/2FCdBRQWsCo) ... Read more

17 Sep 2012

14 MINS

14:26

17 Sep 2012


#120

Science is for everyone, kids included | Beau Lotto + Amy O'Toole

What do science and play have in common? Neuroscientist Beau Lotto thinks all people (kids included) should participate in science and, through the process of discovery, change perceptions. He's seconded by 12-year-old Amy O'Toole, who, along with 25 of her classmates, published the first peer-reviewed article by schoolchildren, about the Blackawton bees project. It starts: "Once upon a time ... "![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/lsdhgIm5hIY) ... Read more

17 Oct 2012

15 MINS

15:25

17 Oct 2012


#119

A child of the state | Lemn Sissay

Literature has long been fascinated with fostered, adopted and orphaned children, from Moses to Cinderella to Oliver Twist to Harry Potter. So why do many parentless children feel compelled to hide their pasts? Poet and playwright Lemn Sissay tells his own moving story.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/jpbrTiotAR0) ... Read more

24 Oct 2012

15 MINS

15:17

24 Oct 2012


#118

A cyber-magic card trick like no other | Marco Tempest

The suits, numbers and colors in a deck of cards correspond to the seasons, moon cycles and calendar. Marco Tempest straps on augmented reality goggles and does a card trick like you've never seen before, weaving a lyrical tale as he deals. (This version fixes a glitch in the original performance, but is otherwise exactly as seen live by the TEDGlobal audience, including the dazzling augmented reality effects.)![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/Mv1CiLnj1JU) ... Read more

26 Oct 2012

06 MINS

06:35

26 Oct 2012


#117

Love letters to strangers | Hannah Brencher

Hannah Brencher's mother always wrote her letters. So when she felt herself bottom into depression after college, she did what felt natural -- she wrote love letters and left them for strangers to find. The act has become a global initiative, The World Needs More Love Letters, which rushes handwritten letters to those in need of a boost.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/HtB8aaO2LZY) ... Read more

14 Nov 2012

04 MINS

04:52

14 Nov 2012


#116

The secret of the bat genome | Emma Teeling

In Western society, bats are often characterized as creepy, even evil. Zoologist Emma Teeling encourages us to rethink common attitudes toward bats, whose unique and fascinating biology gives us insight into our own genetic makeup.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/4ACdysXRXOI) ... Read more

31 Oct 2012

16 MINS

16:25

31 Oct 2012


#115

How to "sketch" with electronics | Leah Buechley

Designing electronics is generally cumbersome and expensive -- or was, until Leah Buechley and her team at MIT developed tools to treat electronics just like paper and pen. In this talk from TEDYouth 2011, Buechley shows some of her charming designs, like a paper piano you can sketch and then play.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/ph31NhbFiTM) ... Read more

15 Nov 2012

06 MINS

06:33

15 Nov 2012


#114

Why I love vultures | Munir Virani

As natural garbage collectors, vultures are vital to our ecosystem -- so why all the bad press? Why are so many in danger of extinction? Raptor biologist Munir Virani says we need to pay more attention to these unique and misunderstood creatures, to change our perception and save the vultures.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/N7cbhU-hnEA) ... Read more

29 Nov 2012

06 MINS

06:41

29 Nov 2012


#113

A broken body isn't a broken person | Janine Shepherd

Cross-country skier Janine Shepherd hoped for an Olympic medal -- until she was hit by a truck during a training bike ride. She shares a powerful story about the human potential for recovery. Her message: you are not your body, and giving up old dreams can allow new ones to soar.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/Ns9QuJYi__M) ... Read more

28 Nov 2012

18 MINS

18:57

28 Nov 2012


#112

The dance of the dung beetle | Marcus Byrne

A dung beetle has a brain the size of a grain of rice, and yet it shows a tremendous amount of intelligence when it comes to rolling its food source -- animal excrement -- home. How? It all comes down to a dance.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/dZ7IcgAjVzQ) ... Read more

13 Dec 2012

17 MINS

17:08

13 Dec 2012


#111

Why bother leaving the house? | Ben Saunders

Explorer Ben Saunders wants you to go outside! Not because it’s always pleasant and happy, but because that’s where the meat of life is, “the juice that we can suck out of our hours and days.” Saunders’ next outdoor excursion? To try to be the first in the world to walk from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/P4RNdT3PiB8) ... Read more

14 Dec 2012

10 MINS

10:37

14 Dec 2012


#110

A father-daughter bond, one photo at a time | Steven Addis

A long time ago in New York City, Steve Addis stood on a corner holding his 1-year-old daughter in his arms; his wife snapped a photo. The image has inspired an annual father-daughter ritual, where Addis and his daughter pose for the same picture, on the same corner, each year. Addis shares 15 treasured photographs from the series, and explores why this small, repeated ritual means so much.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/QRKJt0ja7KU) ... Read more

19 Dec 2012

03 MINS

03:38

19 Dec 2012


#109

How a boy became an artist | Jarrett J. Krosoczka

This talk paints the funny and touching story of a little boy who pursued a simple passion: to draw and write stories. With the help of a supporting cast of family and teachers, Jarrett J. Krosoczka tells how he grew up to create beloved children's books.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/iMbMIlYpOfk) ... Read more

09 Jan 2013

18 MINS

18:40

09 Jan 2013


#108

A father-daughter dance ... in prison | Angela Patton

At Camp Diva, Angela Patton works to help young girls and their fathers stay connected and become part of each others' lives. But what about girls whose fathers can't be there -- because they're in jail? Patton tells the story of a very special father-daughter dance.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/Qk7rO18eyno) ... Read more

14 Jan 2013

08 MINS

08:48

14 Jan 2013


#107

Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model. | Cameron Russell

Cameron Russell admits she won "a genetic lottery": she's tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don't judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16 years old.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/7qpWc76x068) ... Read more

16 Jan 2013

09 MINS

09:37

16 Jan 2013


#106

Agile programming -- for your family | Bruce Feiler

Bruce Feiler has a radical idea: To deal with the stress of modern family life, go agile. Inspired by agile software programming, Feiler introduces family practices which encourage flexibility, bottom-up idea flow, constant feedback and accountability. One surprising feature: Kids pick their own punishments.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/R36RUeoORg0) ... Read more

25 Feb 2013

18 MINS

18:00

25 Feb 2013


#105

To This Day ... for the bullied and beautiful | Shane Koyczan

By turn hilarious and haunting, poet Shane Koyczan puts his finger on the pulse of what it's like to be young and ... different. "To This Day," his spoken-word poem about bullying, captivated millions as a viral video (created, crowd-source style, by 80 animators). Here, he gives a glorious, live reprise with backstory and violin accompaniment by Hannah Epperson.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/Nmx3o3tEt-Y) ... Read more

08 Mar 2013

12 MINS

12:03

08 Mar 2013


#104

My invention that made peace with lions | Richard Turere

In the Maasai community where Richard Turere lives with his family, cattle are all-important. But lion attacks were growing more frequent. In this short, inspiring talk, the young inventor shares the solar-powered solution he designed to safely scare the lions away.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/CknpzR-85a0) ... Read more

27 Mar 2013

07 MINS

07:20

27 Mar 2013


#103

A skateboard, with a boost | Sanjay Dastoor

Imagine an electric vehicle that can get you to work -- or anywhere in a six-mile radius -- quickly, without traffic frustrations or gasoline. Now imagine you can pick it up and carry it with you. Yes, this souped-up skateboard could change the face of morning commutes.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/6jfqbw3JCZA) ... Read more

02 Apr 2013

04 MINS

04:20

02 Apr 2013


#102

A mini robot -- powered by your phone | Keller Rinaudo

Your smartphone may feel like a friend -- but a true friend would give you a smile once in a while. At TED2013, Keller Rinaudo demos Romo, the smartphone-powered mini robot who can motor along with you on a walk, slide you a cup of coffee across the table, and react to you with programmable expressions.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/OTbbaiulxNA) ... Read more

09 Apr 2013

05 MINS

05:50

09 Apr 2013


#101

My journey to yo-yo mastery | BLACK

Remember the days you struggled just to make a yo-yo spin, and if you were really fancy, to “walk the dog”? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Japanese yo-yo world champion BLACK tells the inspiring story of finding his life's passion, and gives an awesome performance that will make you want to pull your yo-yo back out of the closet.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/VzPm1ER_c5k) ... Read more

19 Apr 2013

10 MINS

10:28

19 Apr 2013