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TED Radio Hour

Tuesday, 12:00- 1:00pm

An idea is the one gift that you can hang onto even after you've given it away. Welcome to TED Radio Hour – a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create.

Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme – such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections – and injects soundscapes and conversations that bring these ideas to life.

TED Radio Hour is a co-production of NPR and TED.

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown into a global platform for identifying and spreading those world-changing ideas. The annual TED Conference and TEDGlobal Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for up to 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com and through TED distribution partners.
 

Postcards From The Pandemic: Pico Iyer

Apr 17, 2020

About the Postcard

Over the past weeks, we've been reaching out to TED speakers to ask how their lives have changed since COVID-19. On this episode, we hear from writer Pico Iyer, at his home in Nara, Japan.

About Pico Iyer

Helen Walters: Ideas That Bring Us Joy

Apr 17, 2020

About The Episode

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.

About Helen Walters

Helen Walters is a British-born, New York City-based writer and editor. Since 2018, she has been TED's head of curation, leading the team that finds new generations of world innovators for the TED stage.

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Inoculation

About Anupam Jena's TED Talk:

Anupam Jena has made a practice of looking at big data and natural experiments to ask questions others overlook. He describes how the COVID-19 pandemic could have several unexpected consequences.

About Anupam Jena:

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Inoculation

About Daniel Streicker's TED Talk:

MERS, Ebola, and COVID-19—the viruses that cause these diseases likely have the same patient zero: bats. For researcher Daniel Streicker, the key to preventing an outbreak is the bats themselves.

About Daniel Streicker:

Postcards From The Pandemic

Apr 10, 2020

About The Reflections:

Over the past weeks, most us have had to adapt to a new normal. We reached out to a few TED speakers to ask how their lives have changed and what they're thinking about these days.

Who We Hear From:

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Teaching For Better Humans 2.0.

About Jacqueline Woodson's TED Talk

Novelist Jacqueline Woodson is a slow reader. Taking her time lets her savor each word, brings her closer to each story, and it lets her pay respect to her ancestors who weren't allowed to read.

About Jacqueline Woodson

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Teaching For Better Humans 2.0.

About Thomas Curran's TED Talk

Many students feel unrelenting pressure to be ... perfect. Social psychologist Thomas Curran warns that striving for perfectionism isn't just impossible — it's also dangerous to children's health.

About Thomas Curran

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Teaching For Better Humans 2.0.

About Liz Kleinrock's TED Talk

When one of Liz Kleinrock's fourth grade students made a cringeworthy comment about race, rather than change the subject, she chose to turn the moment into a teachable one—and start a conversation.

David Biello
Elizabeth Zeeuw / TED

About The Episode

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode IRL Online

About Zeynep Tufekci's TED Talk

With so much data collected on our online behavior, it's bound to be misused. Sociologist Zeynep Tufekci says to rebuild trust in the internet, we need to entirely restructure how it operates.

About Zeynep Tufekci

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode IRL Online.

About Margrethe Vestager's TED Talk

When we shop in a store, we're used to having options. But in a digital economy controlled by tech monopolies, choice isn't built in. Margrethe Vestager is on a mission to change that.

About Margrethe Vestager

Claire Wardle: Why Do We Fall For Misinformation?

Mar 20, 2020

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode IRL Online.

About Claire Wardle's TED Talk

How does a set of misleading videos online turn into a dangerous health crisis... all in the span of three days? Claire Wardle discusses the real life consequences of misinformation online.

About Claire Wardle

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Reinvention.

About Nick Hanauer's TED Talk

Billionaire entrepreneur Nick Hanauer says that today's inequality results from decades of bad economic theory. He argues for a reinvention of our capitalist system and our definition of prosperity.

About Nick Hanauer

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Reinvention.

About Michael Tubb's TED Talk

Michael Tubbs has been saying "reinvent Stockton" since he ran for city council. Having grown up in Stockton himself, Tubbs takes a community-oriented approach to creating positive change in the city.

About Michael Tubbs

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Reinvention.

About Valorie Kondos Field's TED Talk

Former gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field led her team to victory by creating a supportive environment, instead of a cutthroat one. The impact of that decision, she says, echoes far beyond the gym.

About Valorie Kondos Field

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Wisdom In Hindsight.

Guy Raz reflects on seven years of wisdom gained through hosting the TED Radio Hour, in a conversation with the new host Manoush Zomorodi.

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Wisdom In Hindsight.

About Indre Viskontas' TED Talk

How do you decide between two different life passions? After years of struggling to choose, neuroscientist and operatic soprano Indre Viskontas learned that science and opera can inform the other.

About Indre Viskontas

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Wisdom In Hindsight.

About Curtis Carroll's TED Talk

When Curtis Carroll was sentenced to life in prison, he decided to teach himself the ins and outs of the stock market. Today, he advocates for teaching others the importance of financial literacy.

About Curtis Carroll

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Accessing Better Health.

About Rachel Wurzman's TED Talk

Circumstances like who we are and where we live can impact our health. But Rachel Wurzman says another critical factor is loneliness. She studies the connection between isolation and opioid addiction.

About Rachel Wurzman

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Accessing Better Health.

About Michael Hendryx's TED Talk

For over a decade, Michael Hendryx's research has shown mountaintop removal is connected to cancer and other diseases in nearby towns. He says awareness is key for changing policy around the practice.

About Michael Hendryx

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Accessing Better Health.

About Mary Bassett's TED Talk

How does race affect the medical attention you receive, your baby's chances of living, and your life expectancy? Mary Bassett says structural racism can impact every aspect of health.

About Mary Bassett

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode In & Out Of Love.

About Helen Fisher's TED Talk

Helen Fisher says love is a biological drive and a survival mechanism. She discusses the science of love and how much control we have over who we love, how we love, and whether that love lasts.

About Helen Fisher

Dessa: How Can You Fall Out Of Love?

Nov 22, 2019

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode In & Out Of Love.

About Dessa's TED Talk

For years, musician Dessa tried to get over a toxic relationship. But she couldn't figure out how — until she tried something unconventional: using neuroscience to dull her feelings for her ex.

About Dessa

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode In & Out Of Love.

About Katie Hood's TED Talk

Unhealthy relationships don't start out unhealthy. But Katie Hood says you have to pay attention to some critical signs at that early stage, and learn the skills for healthy love.

About Katie Hood

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Risk.

About Ian Firth's TED Talk

As a bridge designer, Ian Firth is responsible for building safe, reliable bridges. But he also manages the risk involved with designing bridges that are beautiful — not just functional.

About Ian Firth

Ian Firth is a structural engineer and bridge designer based in the UK.

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Risk.

About Kashfia Rahman's TED Talk

Teenagers are often depicted as reckless. But what is it that seems to propel them to take careless risks? As a budding neuroscientist, high school student Kashfia Rahman set out to find some answers.

About Kashfia Rahman

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Risk.

About Dylan Evan's TED Talk

Dylan Evans spent years studying pro gamblers and found that the savviest risk-takers are better at calculating probability. He says we can make better decisions by learning from expert gamblers.

About Dylan Evans

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Reframing Anger.

About Russell Kolts' TED Talk

Why are some of us more likely to struggle with anger, and how can we learn to manage it? Psychologist Russell Kolts offers strategies for using compassion to transform our approach to anger.

About Russell Kolts'

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Reframing Anger.

About Dan Moshavi's TED Talk

If you think getting angry isn't a sign of emotional intelligence — think again, says Dan Moshavi. He says research shows anger might actually be a powerful, constructive motivator in the workplace.

About Dan Moshavi

Soraya Chemaly: Who's Allowed To Get Angry?

Oct 18, 2019

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Reframing Anger.

About Soraya Chemaly's TED Talk

Women are often discouraged from expressing anger — and if they do, they're penalized. Writer Soraya Chemaly explains the ways women are socialized to suppress anger.

About Soraya Chemaly

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