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Some stories are too sensitive, painful or potentially damaging to share publicly -- unless they can be shared anonymously. TED and Audible present Sincerely, X: an original audio series featuring talks from speakers whose ideas deserve to be heard, but whose identities must remain hidden. The first season features a compelling program of victims, perpetrators, investigators, activists, empaths and more.
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We just launched another podcast from TED, called Checking In with Susan David. In each episode, Susan David—a psychologist at Harvard Medical School—offers us a different strategy to help us cope with our heightened emotions during this global pandemic. Here's the first episode: If you’re feeling consumed by fear, panic, worry, or any other difficult emotion during this time, you’re not alone. But pushing these feelings to the side, or passing them along, simply doesn't work. Instead of rejecting your difficult emotions, learn the steps that you can take today to boost your immunity to these social contagions. If you enjoy the episode, you can find it anywhere you listen to podcasts. Subscribe now to get new episodes every Monday, find the show at: tedtalks.social/susandavid
Season 2: DNA Secrets

Season 2: DNA Secrets

2019-08-2836:477

Sincerely, X is back with new episodes, and a new host—poet and educator Sarah Kay. In this episode: An at-home DNA test kit reveals a horrifying truth. But who has the right to tell the story? And we'd love to know what you think! Leave us a review or drop us a line at podcasts@ted.com.
We're looking for new stories for our upcoming season of Sincerely, X. Do you have an idea that’s too important to stay secret? We want to hear about it. Visit go.ted.com/sincerelyx to get in touch and share your idea anonymously. Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.
Episode 10: Gifted Kid

Episode 10: Gifted Kid

2017-09-2127:4330

A gifted child. A rough neighborhood. A teacher who knows how to break the cycle. [Contains explicit content] Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.
Episode 9: Rural Woman

Episode 9: Rural Woman

2017-09-1421:2217

A small town she loves. A big realization. What happens when rural traditions need reinventing? Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.
A devastating assault. A story of how this powerful person turned loss into gain. Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.
Episode 7: Mood Changer

Episode 7: Mood Changer

2017-08-3118:5537

Years of depression. Scores of medications. An original approach to living with mental health, from the bottom up. Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.
This self-described "Midwestern mom" found a way to heal the trauma of a violent marriage entirely on her own. She created a ritual, which her doctor now recognizes and recommends as a tool for recovery from abuse. Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.
Why does corporate America have so few female executives, despite overwhelming evidence that gender equality is good for business? Rare insight, from C-suites and boardrooms. Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.
Episode 3: Ex-Con

Episode 3: Ex-Con

2017-08-0325:2028

A remorseful insider brings us a hard-earned truth: prison is effective. While his years behind bars helped him see where his life went off the rails, it also helped him create a system for how former inmates can get back on track. Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.
Episode 2: Pepper Spray

Episode 2: Pepper Spray

2017-07-2727:1840

When we are overwhelmed, we can lash out in ways that might otherwise be considered 'crazy'. These moments are a window into the lived experiences of people who are never able to escape this kind of reality. Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.
Episode 1: Dr. Burnout

Episode 1: Dr. Burnout

2017-07-1920:1553

This doctor says she committed a fatal mistake with a patient, leading her to a disturbing diagnosis: the medical field pushes for professional burnout. She unveils a powerful perspective on how doctors must deepen their self-awareness. Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.
Preview: Sincerely, X

Preview: Sincerely, X

2017-05-1901:2517

Some of the most important ideas are born from experiences too sensitive, painful or potentially damaging to share publicly. In this original weekly podcast, TED and Audible bring the hidden ideas of anonymous speakers to light.
He got everything he thought he wanted. And that's when his problems began. [Contains explicit content] Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.
Comments (37)

Meri Doughten

I agree with the.reformed.chic that saying women mainly leave the workforce due to gender discrimination feels extremely inaccurate. I am sure it is a factor for some, but it is more likely that a woman would leave because of lack of quality childcare. A 2019 Forbes article, "Why Women Quit," credits overwork due to motherhood (the "second shift") and sexual harassment in the workplace as the top reasons women leave the workforce--in other words, not the gender discrimination this speaker describes. She seems to be acting under the assumption that women are totally equal to men in terms of socialization, experience, and education. This has not been true historically. This is a global, systemic issue that will not be solved just by hiring 50% men and 50% women. Also, there are not only two genders in the world... About 1 in 100 babies are born in the U.S. without a clearly defined gender. How would intersex people fit in to this hiring system? Or individuals who are transitioning genders for that matter? It feels offputting for the speaker to advocate for a seemingly gender-inclusive workplace without including EVERYONE. Overall, this seems like an interesting idea... but provides no call to action for the average consumer (who is not a corporate executive) and seems to lack some perspective.

Jun 11th
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the.reformed.chic

While I agree that there are a lot of people who assume women aren't leaders and act in a discriminatory way (I have had this happen to me and have seen it), I disagree that calling for a 50/50 anything is the answer. That will lead to people being hired simply because of their gender, not because of how qualified they are (I have seen this happen). Also, I work somewhere where all the leadership is women. I doubt this woman would still be calling for 50/50 equality in that case but would praise that we have so many women in the work force. Also, statistically women have and do leave jobs or do not want full time jobs in order to spend more time in the home. It isn't a CEO's fault that women are not applying to such positions or that women are choosing to leave the work force. You also can't blame women leaving on their experience in the work force - there are so many reasons why individuals choose to leave. Hire people who are the best qualified - regardless of what gender they are or the color of their skin.

Oct 12th
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holt russell

honestly this is why it won't be done. the fact that mental health care is not treated like any other medical issue. they look at it more like emotional problems without actually factoring in the physical part.

Jul 12th
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Abdelrahman Magdy

I can't believe you guys are back. always checking on any update. can't wait to binge listen to your episodes again.

Jul 5th
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የአቶ እምሩ ልጅ ባይተዋር

I have never heard of anyone who went to prison and came out filled with empathy and love-prison made him a better person!

Jun 12th
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Aaron Owen

It's somewhat ironic this is about unheard stories and you're moving over to Luminary...

Jun 3rd
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Jasmine

Cycle of pain = generational trauma Like the cycle of abuse

May 19th
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Liz Zolkowski Steele

this podcast saves me during my commute!

May 15th
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Teresa

Luminary, I'm done.

May 11th
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boson96

I like how the host seems surprised by hearing that differences can be solved by discussion among the community and not riots. Third wave feminism is a supremacist movement.

Apr 21st
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Abdelrahman Magdy

this is not an episode of a podcast. this is a piece of audio art.

Apr 4th
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Abdelrahman Magdy

I can't believe you guys are coming back. I am super excited to listen to your episodes again!!! I love you and I love the vulnerability and anonymity of all your folks!

Mar 14th
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B

Thank you so much

Feb 18th
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Moni B. Purple

Wow. Thanks for sharing!

Jan 14th
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Wildsyde1

Excellent episode. I think the healthcare system in general is partly responsible for burnout. At the end of the day they are just human and not superhuman 🙂

Nov 24th
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ulysses wilson

I ♥️ her spirit, well spoken and very inspirational

Nov 15th
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Amy Dawn Homans

I need more!! 🧚🧚😍

Oct 5th
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Jackie Stoysich-Huerta

This episode is art. Beautifully told.

Jul 3rd
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Derek Williams

Sincerely, X has been the most soul inspiring TED Talk I've listened to. Hopefully more episodes are in the works!

May 27th
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KateSos75

Will this podcast return?

May 4th
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