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Guy Raz explores the emotions, insights, and discoveries that make us human. The TED Radio Hour is a narrative journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, and new ways to think and create.
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Teaching For Better Humans

Teaching For Better Humans

2019-09-2000:52:375

More than test scores or good grades — what do kids need to prepare them for the future? This hour, guest host Manoush Zomorodi and TED speakers explore how to help children grow into better humans, in and out of the classroom. Guests include educators Olympia Della Flora and Liz Kleinrock, psychologist Thomas Curran, and writer Jacqueline Woodson.
How Art Changes Us

How Art Changes Us

2019-09-1300:52:5126

Original broadcast date: November 10, 2017. Art can evoke powerful feelings. But can it do more? This hour, TED speakers share ideas on the transformative nature of art and its ability to shape the way we see ourselves and the world around us. Guests include painter and sculptor Titus Kaphar, painters Dre Urhahn and eL Seed, textile artist Magda Sayeg, and conductor Benjamin Zander.
Peering Deeper Into Space

Peering Deeper Into Space

2019-09-0600:53:2634

The past few years have ushered in an explosion of new discoveries about our universe. This hour, TED speakers explore the implications of these advances — and the lingering mysteries of the cosmos. Guests include theoretical physicist Allan Adams, planetary scientist Sara Seager, and astrophysicists Natasha Hurley-Walker and Jedidah Isler.
The Unknown Brain

The Unknown Brain

2019-08-3000:53:0954

Original broadcast date: February 20, 2015. The brain can seem as mysterious as a distant galaxy, but scientists are starting to map and manipulate its many regions. In this hour, TED speakers take us on a trip through the human brain. Guests include neuroanatomist Jill Bolte-Taylor, neuroscientists Suzana Herculano-Houzel, Nancy Kanwisher, and Rebecca Saxe, and philosopher David Chalmers.
Believers And Doubters

Believers And Doubters

2019-08-2300:51:1063

Why do some of us believe, and some of us don't? And can doubt bring our beliefs into sharper focus? In this hour, TED speakers, from ardent aetheists to the devout, explore all ends of the spectrum. In a brand new interview, minister Greg Tonkinson describes how he had to reckon with doubt when his faith was shaken to its core. Other guests from the original 2013 episode include actor Julia Sweeney, and writers Lesley Hazelton, Alain de Botton, and Devdutt Pattanaik.
Anthropomorphic

Anthropomorphic

2019-08-1600:50:5730

Do animals grieve? Do they have language or consciousness? For a long time, scientists resisted the urge to look for human qualities in animals. This hour, TED speakers explore how that is changing. Guests include biological anthropologist Barbara King, dolphin researcher Denise Herzing, primatologist Frans de Waal, and ecologist Carl Safina.
Press Play

Press Play

2019-08-0900:51:5057

Original broadcast date: March 27, 2015. In this episode, TED speakers describe how all forms of amusement — from tossing a ball to video games — can make us smarter, saner and more collaborative. Guests include neuroscientist Jeff Mogil, comedian Charlie Todd, Dr. Stuart Brown, primatologist Isabel Behncke Izquierdo, and researcher Jane McGonigal.
How To Be Better

How To Be Better

2019-08-0200:51:2798

Self-help advice is filled with quick fixes on "living your best life." But there are no shortcuts. This hour, TED speakers search for meaningful ways to reduce stress, gain confidence, and connect. Guests include conflict mediator Priya Parker, activist Brittany Packnett, cognitive scientist Sabine Doebel, health psychologist Kelly McGonigal, and author Nilofer Merchant.
Dialogue And Exchange

Dialogue And Exchange

2019-07-2600:51:1259

Original broadcast date: October 27, 2017. We're living in a time of intense ideological division, and it often feels impossible to bridge the gap. But can we afford not to? This hour, TED speakers explore how to communicate across the divide. Guests include social media activist Megan Phelps-Roper, social psychologist Robb Willer, former Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, public radio host Celeste Headlee, and Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.
Simple Solutions

Simple Solutions

2019-07-1900:52:1864

Original broadcast date: November 17, 2017. Sometimes, the best solutions to complex problems are simple. But simple doesn't always mean easy. This hour, TED speakers describe the innovation and hard work that goes into achieving simplicity. Guests include designer Mileha Soneji, chef Sam Kass, sleep researcher Wendy Troxel, public health advocate Myriam Sidibe, and engineer Amos Winter.
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Susan Webb

exactly! yuck!

Sep 17th
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John Reed

Omg make some new shows!

Sep 13th
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Sep 11th
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Sep 11th
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John Reed

Do some actual work and quit replaying old shows.

Sep 6th
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Mohammad I. Nassiri

Not only this episode, but also all are beyond the helpfulness. Thank you so much 🙏

Sep 2nd
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Moncsi

Loved this episode! Thank you! Just what I needed.

Sep 2nd
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Tobisola

Love this episode. I'm a believer in Christ. Not knowing this has been in play, but my Doubts has strengthened my faith. Felt like I was unintentionally seeking for a confirmation bias before hitting play on this episode.

Aug 31st
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Rolf Larsson

This one was great!

Aug 24th
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Tiago_XGeniux

Technology is destroying our freedom to think, to talk in real world, to live a real life...

Aug 19th
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Tiago_XGeniux

Deven Johannessen And people are not considering this how a social problem cause are brain washeds... We have to save the world from the big tech companies, we must save.

Aug 19th
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Deven Johannessen

Tiago_XGeniux you are so right!

Aug 19th
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David W.

any chance for new episodes?? PLEASE!

Aug 18th
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Deven Johannessen

David W. PLEASE! +1

Aug 19th
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David W.

oh yeah!!! another re-run. you know we can always go back an listen to these. you don't have to keep posting them.

Aug 8th
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Lesly Carter

David W. yes...😔

Aug 9th
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Stephen Dyche

wrong talk

Aug 5th
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Gabriel

Stephen Dyche ?//?

Aug 5th
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Neemkoo

Why am i listening to 7 sins?!

Aug 4th
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Neemkoo

Neemkoo I think there is mistake. There is another episode named 7 deadly sins and this one is the same with.

Aug 8th
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Priscilla Jones

Neemkoo 😈🙏😇

Aug 4th
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aria soroushi

Lyrics please

Aug 4th
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Mojtaba Ghalambor

really enjoyed it thx

Aug 4th
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David W.

oh great ANOTHER rerun.

Jul 26th
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Kevin Gauthier

Ted is 100% political,really sucks cause I used to enjoy it,years ago... I've thumbed thru 100s of tt to try and find anything non political... it's obselete

Jul 25th
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Owen Jenkins

Kevin Gauthier yes, 100% political

Jul 26th
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Islombek Ochildiev

wonderful

Jul 23rd
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