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Want TED Talks on the go? Every weekday, this feed brings you our latest talks in audio format. Hear thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable -- from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between -- given by the world's leading thinkers and doers. This collection of talks, given at TED and TEDx conferences around the globe, is also available in video format.
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Early education is critical to children's success -- but millions of kids in the United States still don't have access to programs that prepare them to thrive in kindergarten and beyond. Enter the UPSTART Project, a plan to bring early learning into the homes of children in underserved communities, at no cost to families. Education innovator Claudia Miner shares how UPSTART is setting four-year-olds up for success with 15 minutes of learning a day -- and how you can help. (This ambitious plan is a part of the Audacious Project, TED's initiative to inspire and fund global change.)
Refugee and immigrants rights attorney Melanie Nezer shares an urgently needed historical perspective on the crisis at the southern US border, showing how citizens can hold their governments accountable for protecting the vulnerable. "A country shows strength through compassion and pragmatism, not through force and through fear," she says.
We're not doing frontline exploratory science in a huge portion of the world -- the places governments deem too hostile or disputed. What might we be missing because we're not looking? In this fearless, unexpectedly funny talk, paleoanthropologist Ella Al-Shamahi takes us on an expedition to the Yemeni island of Socotra -- one of the most biodiverse places on earth -- and makes the case for scientists to explore the unstable regions that could be home to incredible discoveries.
Film has the power to change the way we think about ourselves and our culture. Documentarian and TED Fellow Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy uses it to fight violence against women, turning her camera on the tradition of honor killings in Pakistan. In a stirring talk, she shares how she took her Oscar-winning film on the road in a mobile cinema, visiting small towns and villages across Pakistan -- and shifting the dynamics between women, men and society, one screening at a time.
Since its founding in 1851, the "New York Times" has published thousands of obituaries -- for heads of state, famous celebrities, even the inventor of the sock puppet. But only a small percentage of them chronicle the lives of women and people of color. In this insightful talk, "Times" editor Amy Padnani shares the story behind "Overlooked," the project she's leading to recognize people from history whose deaths were ignored -- and refocus society's lens on who is considered important.
We get stronger, not weaker, by engaging with ideas and people we disagree with, says Zachary R. Wood. In an important talk about finding common ground, Wood makes the case that we can build empathy and gain understanding by engaging tactfully and thoughtfully with controversial ideas and unfamiliar perspectives. "Tuning out opposing viewpoints doesn't make them go away," Wood says. "To achieve progress in the face of adversity, we need a genuine commitment to gaining a deeper understanding of humanity."
Could psychedelics help us heal from trauma and mental illnesses? Researcher Rick Doblin has spent the past three decades investigating this question, and the results are promising. In this fascinating dive into the science of psychedelics, he explains how drugs like LSD, psilocybin and MDMA affect your brain -- and shows how, when paired with psychotherapy, they could change the way we treat PTSD, depression, substance abuse and more.
From mourning orcas to distressed elephants, biological anthropologist Barbara J. King has witnessed grief and love across the animal kingdom. In this eye-opening talk, she explains the evidence behind her belief that many animals experience complex emotions, and suggests ways all of us can treat them more ethically -- including every time we eat. "Animals don't grieve exactly like we do, but this doesn't mean that their grief isn't real," she says. "It is real, and it's searing, and we can see it if we choose."
"Public shaming as a blood sport has to stop," says Monica Lewinsky. In 1998, she says, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become constant -- and can turn deadly. In a brave talk, she takes a hard look at our online culture of humiliation, and asks for a different way.
When venture investor Natalie Fratto is determining which start-up founder to support, she doesn't just look for intelligence or charisma; she looks for adaptability. In this insightful talk, Fratto shares three ways to measure your "adaptability quotient" -- and shows why your ability to respond to change really matters.
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Katie Reeve - Tucker

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Jul 17th
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Katie Reeve - Tucker

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Jul 17th
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Katie Reeve - Tucker

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Jul 17th
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Rob Davidson

That is an awful way of saying it. What you are advocating is total globalization. A total lack of regulating migrations would be catastrophic for any country. Wages will plummet ..living conditions and standards will drop...the rich will exploit the poor even worse than now. Give your head a shake. And do not even start to talk about crime spikes and drug deaths. You are niave and uncaring to go down this road. You. are being used for political hit points and should be ashamed.

Jul 16th
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Ryan Pena

Rob Davidson huh? no one is arguing for a complete abolishment of borders and the speaker isn't either. you're using a straw man argument

Jul 17th
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TheGoogleChrome

Don't even need to listen to this - ILLEGAL immigrants should go through a port of entry. You don't get luxury treatment for committing illegal acts and even putting your children in great danger because you didn't want to emigrate legally so that you could save money and time for example. AOC lied about conditions in dentention centres, which by the way are temporary places for the illegal immigrants, she also continues to brainwash people on climate change among many other issues.

Jul 16th
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Philip-Alexander Jach

TheGoogleChrome No victim, no crime. Youre not addressing crime, youre telling people how or where to live their lives.

Jul 17th
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TheGoogleChrome

Philip-Alexander Jach Oh dear you're one of those people. Not even going to acknowledge you after this reply because there would be no point talking to you

Jul 17th
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Ricardo Cardoso

I spotted two lies by this reporter. how many did you?

Jul 16th
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jordan roth

This was a disappointing Ted talk. He failed to do the one thing his talk was about. At no point did his views change based on actually hearing someone else's view point, instead he just kept on trying to push his own.

Jul 14th
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Chris Johnson

People like you are the reason there is this perpetual cycle of discrimination against people of colour. Go get a life you ignorant piece of 💩.

Jul 14th
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Atia Janssens

lovely but they can't hear you, because their ears are clogged up by dollars

Jul 10th
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Dank Diaries

I have a new descriptor. #WiseUse

Jul 9th
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Stephen Zalen

Monica missed something obvious. Shame may be a business, but some "victims" are complicent in a scam. That means the "victim" profits too and thus is not a victim. (Monica seems like a real victim.)

Jul 8th
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Mecsad

please add transcrib to all of your podcasts.

Jul 8th
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Sajad Jalilian

Life is pointet to chaos, sooner or later it happens, make your peace with it. Ps: I follow TED for hearing things that worth to think about, for these kind of talks anybody can go to church or mosque or whatever

Jul 7th
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Stephanie Oki

Her words are powerful!

Jul 5th
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Jon Wicke

The types of groups that specifically target the youth (religion, big tobacco, the military) do so because they are trying to influence vulnerable minds before they know better. This is indoctrination, plain and simple. You could replace the whole speech with Why kids need to learn about Christianity, and give a bunch of anecdotes about Christian kids that were bullied. Not helping the argument is the fact that this person seems to identify as a 12 year old, in both speech and thought complexity.

Jul 1st
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Nguyen Duong

really useful for us to study English, but I hope we can see the translation

Jun 29th
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Jennifer Holloway Brem

I wish the vax injured, and lives lost would start a movement. I brought my completely healthy boy in with a vaccination reaction and was told it was not due to vaccinations. There is no accountability, they just tried to have me give him more vaccinations. Until this is acknowledged and change happens, parents who have experienced this and others who aren't just following misinformation will continue to choose to not vaccinate. I'm thankful I stopped vaccinating, and that my child wasn't permanently injured. I wish vaccinations were safe for all children but they are not.

Jun 27th
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Nya Davis

This Ted Talk is so deep! Technology is truly beginning to takeover humans manual jobs that have been in play from the 21st century all the way back to the beginning of time! It’s crazy to see things like automation trucks actually being created and models being tested out in other countries right now as I speak. Something has to change! #OwnYourJob #PeopleTakeoverTechnology not #TechTakesOurMoney

Jun 26th
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Jemi Assefa

this is so great!! imagine the type of world we would live in, if others shared his vision.

Jun 25th
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Felipe Alvarez

I'm happy people of all backgrounds thoughts and beliefs are watching and listening to TED. Disagreements and debates are healthy.

Jun 25th
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