TED Radio Hour – Podcast

Jen Gunter: Body Talk

What does it mean to be healthy and to care for our bodies? Physician and writer Jen Gunter empowers us …

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Listen Again: Breathe

Original broadcast date: January 15, 2021. Breathing is essential to life. And lately, the safety of the air we inhale, …

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The Artist’s Voice

Art not only spreads joy, but also inspires us to think deeply about the world around us. This hour, TED …

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The Right To Speak

Should all speech, even the most offensive, be allowed on college campuses? And is hearing from those we deeply disagree …

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Building Humane Cities

Cities are symbols of hope and opportunity. But today, overcrowding and gentrification are hurting their most vulnerable residents. This hour, …

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Getting Better

Original broadcast date: February 10, 2017. We expect a lot of our doctors, but they don’t always have the best …

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Decisions Decisions Decisions

Original broadcast date: March 10, 2017. Whether you’re choosing spaghetti sauce or a life partner, making decisions can be paralyzing. …

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Dying Well

Is there a way to talk about death candidly, without fear … and even with humor? How can we best …

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Hidden

What lies beyond the reach of the naked eye, and how do these hidden forces shape our lives? This hour, …

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The Power Of Design

Design is all around us, but much of it could be better, bolder, more elegant. This episode, TED speakers on …

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The Story Behind The Numbers

Is life today better than ever before? Does the data bear that out? This hour, TED speakers explore the stories …

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The Spirit Of Inquiry

The force behind scientific progress is the simple act of asking questions. This episode, TED speakers explore how a deeper …

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Crisis And Response

Moments of crisis can upend our lives, but can also help define them. This episode, TED speakers explore how a …

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Speaking Up

Original broadcast date: April 7, 2017. Whether it’s asking for a raise or asking for equality, speaking up can be …

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Where Joy Hides

When we focus so much on achievement and success, it’s easy to lose sight of joy. This hour, TED speakers …

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Unintended Consequences

Human innovation has transformed the way we live, often for the better. But as our technologies grow more powerful, so …

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Painfully Funny

Original broadcast date: March 24, 2017. Humans have a capacity to laugh even in the hardest of times. This hour, …

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The Food We Eat

Original broadcast date: November 17, 2016. Food is more than nourishment. It’s a source of pleasure — and guilt — …

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Hacking The Law

We have a vision of justice as blind, impartial, and fair — but in reality, the law often fails those …

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What Makes Us … Us

For thousands of years, we’ve searched to answer the question: Who are we? Today, science has brought us closer than …

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Forgiveness

Original broadcast date: May 12, 2017. When loss, violence, or betrayal test our willingness to forgive — how do we …

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Extrasensory

Original broadcast date: March 7, 2014. In this hour, TED speakers question whether we can experience the world more deeply …

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Quiet

Original broadcast date: November 21, 2014. In this episode, we explore ways to find quiet in our busy lives. How …

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Transformation

Are we simply the sum of our experiences? Or can we choose our own path? In this hour, TED speakers …

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The Next Frontier

Colonizing Mars or more distant planets seems like science fiction. But becoming a spacefaring species may be in our near …

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Courage

(Original broadcast date: December 12, 2014) What does it mean to be courageous? Is it an automatic response or a …

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Circular

We’re told if the economy is growing, and if we keep producing, that’s a good thing. But at what cost? …

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Misconceptions

Original broadcast date: November 15, 2013. What if truths we believe in are completely wrong? In this hour, TED speakers …

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Bias And Perception

How does bias distort our thinking, our listening, our beliefs… and even our search results? How can we fight it? …

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Finite

Original broadcast date: July 17, 2015. In a world with limited resources, can we find ways to salvage what’s disappearing? …

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Gender, Power, and Fairness

The Me Too movement has changed the way we think and talk about gender discrimination. This hour, TED speakers explore …

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Wired For Altruism

(Original broadcast date: May 26, 2017). Helping others feels good, but why do some go farther than others? This hour, …

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Approaching With Kindness

We often forget to say the words “thank you.” But can those two words change how you — and those …

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A Better You

(Original broadcast date: June 16, 2017.) Many of us are lured by the promise of self-improvement, but find it hard …

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7 Deadly Sins

Original broadcast date: February 6, 2016. Sinful behavior is human, and nearly impossible to avoid. In this hour, TED speakers …

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Don’t Fear Math

Why do many of us hate, even fear math? Why are we convinced we’re bad at it? This hour, TED …

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How We Love

Original broadcast date: April 25, 2014. Love is instinctive and essential, but what is it that brings certain people together? …

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Hardwired

Original broadcast date: August 25, 2017. How much of who we are is biology? How much is learned? And how …

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Moving Forward

When the life you’ve built slips out of your grasp, you’re often told it’s best to move on. But is …

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Luck, Fortune, And Chance

What makes someone lucky? Can luck be controlled, is it random, or is it based on something else entirely? This …

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Future Consequences

Original broadcast date: September 15, 2017. From data collection to gene editing to AI, what we once considered science fiction …

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Climate Crisis

There’s no greater threat to humanity than climate change. What can we do to stop the worst consequences? This hour, …

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Prevention

Original broadcast date: July 21, 2017. We often know how to plan for the future, but find it hard to …

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Setbacks

Failure can feel lonely and final. But can we learn from failure, even reframe it, to feel more like a …

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Going Undercover

Original broadcast date: December 15, 2017. Are deception and secrecy categorically wrong? Or can they be a necessary means to …

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Jumpstarting Creativity

Our greatest breakthroughs and triumphs have one thing in common: creativity. But how do you ignite it? And how do …

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Becoming Wise

Original broadcast date: June 10, 2016. We usually get wiser with age, but that doesn’t mean we have to grow …

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Keeping Secrets

Who should get to keep secrets, and who should demand to know them? In this hour, TED speakers talk about …

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Changing The World

What does it take to change the world for the better? This hour, TED speakers explore ideas on activism—what motivates …

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Failure Is An Option

Original broadcast date: July 29, 2016. Failure can be devastating, but it can also make us stronger and smarter. This …

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