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Exploring the biggest questions of our time with the help of the world's greatest thinkers. Host Manoush Zomorodi inspires us to learn more about the world, our communities, and most importantly, ourselves.
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We need water to live. But with rising seas and so many lacking clean water — water is in crisis and so are we. This hour, TED speakers explore ideas around restoring our relationship with water. Guests on the show include legal scholar Kelsey Leonard, artist LaToya Ruby Frazier, and community organizer Colette Pichon Battle.
Oceans cover nearly 75% of the Earth. While they seem vast and frightening, they're also enchanting and whimsical. This hour, TED speakers dive into stories of connection — and even love — in the sea. Guests include adventurer Catherine Mohr, marine biologists Marah Hardt and Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and venom scientist Mandë Holford.
Ever since he started shooting home movies with his family's bulky video camera, Jon M. Chu knew he wanted to be a filmmaker. But after directing several Hollywood blockbuster films like G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Now You See Me 2, Jon felt uninspired by the stories he was bringing to the silver screen. In 2018, he directed Crazy Rich Asians — the first Hollywood film with a majority Asian cast in 25 years — and in 2021, Lin Manuel Miranda's In the Heights. We featured Jon M. Chu in TED Radio Hour's recent episode The Artist's Voice.
Original broadcast date: June 5, 2020. The killing of George Floyd by a police officer in 2020 sparked massive protests nationwide. This hour, writer and scholar Clint Smith reflects on this moment, through conversation, letters, and poetry.
Jen Gunter: Body Talk

Jen Gunter: Body Talk

2021-05-2852:4411

What does it mean to be healthy and to care for our bodies? Physician and writer Jen Gunter empowers us to cut through false medical claims and make informed decisions about our health.
Listen Again: Breathe

Listen Again: Breathe

2021-05-2158:509

Original broadcast date: January 15, 2021. Breathing is essential to life. And lately, the safety of the air we inhale, or the need to pause and take a deep breath, is on our minds a lot. This hour, TED speakers explore the power of breath. Guests include former world champion freediver Tanya Streeter, journalist Beth Gardiner, activist Yvette Arellano, paleontologist Emma Schachner, scent historian Caro Verbeek, and mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe.
The Artist's Voice

The Artist's Voice

2021-05-1453:289

Art not only spreads joy, but also inspires us to think deeply about the world around us. This hour, TED speakers explore how dance, poetry, and film can shift beliefs and empower creative expression. Guests include choreographer Camille A. Brown, director Jon M. Chu, and poets Amanda Gorman and Lee Mokobe.
Original broadcast date: October 30, 2020. False information on the internet makes it harder and harder to know what's true, and the consequences have been devastating. This hour, TED speakers explore ideas around technology and deception. Guests include law professor Danielle Citron, journalist Andrew Marantz, and computer scientist Joy Buolamwini.
Migration

Migration

2021-04-3052:4614

Migration is a part of everyone's history. This hour, TED speakers explore ideas about places we call home — and how these experiences continue to reshape our culture, countries, and species. Guests include bioarchaeologist Carolyn Freiwald, journalist Isabel Wilkerson, comedian Maeve Higgins, and ecologist Sonia Altizer.
When experiencing grief or hardship, how can we move forward? This hour, writer Nora McInerny shares ideas on navigating the most difficult parts of life ... and living life fully in the face of loss.
Original broadcast date: December 11, 2020. Recessions, depressions, bubbles, and blue skies — our economy has a history of soaring and plummeting. This hour, TED speakers look to the past for lessons on building a more stable financial future. Guests include journalist Kathleen Day, financial advisor Tammy Lally, writer Elizabeth White, and filmmaker Abigail Disney.
In our latest TED Radio Hour episode, we explored ways to revitalize ourselves... especially when we feel exhausted. In this bonus follow-up episode from ZigZag, host Manoush Zomorodi shares stories of listeners navigating their own experiences of burnout and hears insights from MIT Humanist Chaplain Greg Epstein.
Revitalize

Revitalize

2021-04-0953:1413

After an exhausting year for everyone, how can we bring what's been dormant back to life? This hour, TED speakers explore ways to revitalize our minds, bodies, buildings--and even populations. Guests include psychologist Guy Winch, visual artist Amanda Williams, biophysicist Andrew Pelling, and writer Wajahat Ali.
Original broadcast date: November 13, 2020. Cities are never static; they can transform in months, years, or centuries. This hour, TED speakers explore how today's cities are informed by the past, and how they'll need to evolve for the future. Guests include archaeologist Alyssa Loorya, architects Marwa Al-Sabouni and Rahul Mehrotra, and landscape architect Kotchakorn Voraakhom.
Original broadcast date: December 4, 2020. Last year's election saw historic voter turnout. But in a divided democracy, how else can we commit to our civic duties? This hour, Baratunde Thurston joins Manoush with ideas on how to citizen.
Through The Looking Glass

Through The Looking Glass

2021-03-1953:0812

Our senses can only take us so far in understanding the world. But with the right tools, we can dig deeper. This hour, TED speakers take us through the looking glass, where we explore new frontiers. Guests include astrophysicist Emily Levesque, wildlife filmmaker Ariel Waldman, psychedelic-assisted psychotherapist Rick Doblin, and science fiction author Charlie Jane Anders.
Original broadcast date: October 16, 2020. Sound surrounds us, from cacophony even to silence. But depending on how we hear, the world can be a different auditory experience for each of us. This hour, TED speakers explore the science of sound. Guests on the show include NPR All Things Considered host Mary Louise Kelly, neuroscientist Jim Hudspeth, writer Rebecca Knill, and sound designer Dallas Taylor.
Life Stages Of The Brain

Life Stages Of The Brain

2021-03-0552:5228

In each stage of life, our brains morph and change. This hour, TED speakers explore pivotal chapters where the brain can either flourish or decline – and what control we might have over brain health. Guests include neuroscientists Kimberly Noble, Adriana Galván, Sandrine Thuret, and Lisa Mosconi.
Black History Month is a time to remember and reflect on Black heritage. This hour features powerful conversations from past episodes on how we can confront the past to move toward a better future. Guests include historian and preservationist Brent Leggs, community organizer Colette Pichon Battle, and computer scientist Joy Buolamwini.
When A.J. Jacobs set out to thank everyone who made his morning cup of coffee, he realized the chain of thank-yous was endless. This hour, Jacobs shares ideas on gratitude—and how to make it count.
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Sahar klz

What if we pursue the highest hierarchy level, like self-actualization, without satisfying the lowest ones? In some societies, due to the norms and cultural things and economic situation, our physical and safety needs don't satisfy. But, still, we are wondering about how to mean our life and grow ourselves.

Jun 21st
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Mahdi Yaghoubi

good

Jun 15th
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Mohammadnasim saba

98

May 14th
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Parviz B

من زبان انگلیسی نمیدانم.

May 13th
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Parviz B

فقط کتاب فارسی بماند بقیه پاک شود

May 13th
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Wesley L

What a horrible program! This Lady turned my favorite program into a piece of sh*t

May 11th
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Old man

it's strange to me that to when anyone talks about coffee they're talking about disposable cups and coffee shops and lids. Doesn't anyone Brew their own coffee anymore? I am grateful for the automatic drip coffee maker. I spend about $0.05 per cup of coffee, and no packaging waste

May 10th
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Krishna Rajput

I am listening TED Radio Hour show again from episode 1st, It's because of #GuyRaz voice :)

Apr 24th
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Old man

it seems like these people have never endured a hard time before. they would do well to meditate on what they do have, rather than being worried about what they don't have. gratitude is the key to happiness.

Apr 22nd
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Yannis

1540 the neutral zone

Apr 16th
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Jen Jen

You lost me when people started whining about people not having kids. I have no kids, and I have ZERO regrets!

Apr 9th
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Lin Joyce

background music is so annoying...

Mar 24th
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Nilar

Loved this episode. Practical and scientific at the same time👌👌

Mar 23rd
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music is life

Homs was died by the war, but now it's died because lack of essential materials that we use it ti rebuild the cities, first reason of that the sanctions...

Mar 10th
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Farzaneh Sadegh

خانم مینوش زمردیان بسیار استفاده کردم

Mar 10th
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Farzaneh Sadegh

I loved it

Mar 1st
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Farzaneh Sadegh

It was amazing and thx for your energy witch spend on this work.

Feb 28th
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hossein alizadeh

have you ever heard about Urmia lake ? what if you make a podcast about it. maybe your voice help us in preventing this wonderful lake changing to desert.

Feb 15th
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Sahar klz

I'm one of TED fans, but this kind of mixing voices for breaking part is a little annoying for people like me that are suffering from Misophonia. thank you

Feb 7th
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Sahar klz

Im one of TED fans, but this kind of mixing voices for breaking part is a little annoying for people like me that are suffering from Misophonia. thank you

Feb 7th
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