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Head of TED Chris Anderson speaks with some of the world’s most interesting people to dig into the provocative and powerful ideas of our time.
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Life-hack master Tim Ferriss gives an intimate look into the darker moments in his life, his Stoic philosophy and his new passion for psychedelics.We're doing a TED Interview survey! If you have a few minutes, we'd love to know your thoughts on the show. Find it at surveynerds.com/tedinterview
Monica Lewinsky reveals the very personal price to public humiliation and explores how we can all do better.We're doing a TED Interview survey! If you have a few minutes, we'd love to know your thoughts on the show. Find it at surveynerds.com/tedinterview
Dive deep into the fascinating, horrifying, hopeful story of the ocean with world-renowned marine biologist Sylvia Earle.We're doing a TED Interview survey! If you have a few minutes, we'd love to know your thoughts on the show. Find it at surveynerds.com/tedinterview
Is the future of our economy scary? Exciting? MIT research scientist Andrew McAfee argues that it's both.We're doing a TED Interview survey! If you have a few minutes, we'd love to know your thoughts on the show. Find it at surveynerds.com/tedinterview
Self-confessed introvert Susan Cain delves deep into this complex personality trait, offering ideas for better offices, better schools and better relationships.We're doing a TED Interview survey! If you have a few minutes, we'd love to know your thoughts on the show. Find it at surveynerds.com/tedinterview
Kai-Fu Lee on the future of AI

Kai-Fu Lee on the future of AI

2019-06-0501:06:2424

Technologist Kai-Fu Lee describes the high-stakes battle between the West and China in artificial intelligence and what it means for the future of work.We're doing a TED Interview survey! If you have a few minutes, we'd love to know your thoughts on the show. Find it at surveynerds.com/tedinterview
NYT pundit David Brooks describes a plan to rebuild broken communities and offers actionable steps to live a more meaningful life.We're doing a TED Interview survey! If you have a few minutes, we'd love to know your thoughts on the show. Find it at surveynerds.com/tedinterview
An intimate conversation with one of the most unique voices in music today. Amanda Palmer shows us how the future of creative work means asking for what you want.We're doing a TED Interview survey! If you have a few minutes, we'd love to know your thoughts on the show. Find it at surveynerds.com/tedinterview
Bill Gates looks to the future

Bill Gates looks to the future

2019-05-1500:45:4226

Microsoft founder Bill Gates takes us deep into his remarkable history and propels us into the future of technology and philanthropy.We're doing a TED Interview survey! If you have a few minutes, we'd love to know your thoughts on the show. Find it at surveynerds.com/tedinterview
Recorded live at TED! Roger McNamee—early investor in Facebook turned outspoken critic—sits down for an extended examination of big tech's missteps and where we go from here.We're doing a TED Interview survey! If you have a few minutes, we'd love to know your thoughts on the show. Find it at surveynerds.com/tedinterview
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Om Eyehead

42:50 was involved in a "mutual" hallucinogenic" episode. Thought it was just me, but 4 people were there. There is something there. my agnostiscm seized afterwards. Christian now Buddhist

Jul 11th
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Martin Roth

Great show, excellent concepts and it's great to get behind the ideas and Chris, you did this brilliantly in the interview! Thanks to you and Danny for helping change my thinking and reasoning.

Jun 30th
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Meysam Gagoonani

One of the best interviews! Maybe cause the subject is rare

Jun 27th
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1928mehdi sh

And there is no creature on [or within] the earth or bird that flies with its wings except [that they are] communities like you. We have not neglected in the Register a thing. Then unto their Lord they will be gathered. Quran 6:38

Jun 26th
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Paresh Khushal

Superb podcasts - I have heard many panels and interviews, and these interviews conducted by Chris are hard to beat. He pushes and challenges his guest like no one else to really get to the bottom of the central ideas. Please keep these coming - I feel brainier after each one!

Jun 24th
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vids vids

Good podcast but I would like someone to do a podcasr on fetishes and why we have them. Because I fucking love leather yano and don't have a clue why.

Jun 7th
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Sid Leake

I just found TED on podcast. Listened to Sam Harris and this one. The one question I would have liked asked, "How do you reconcile your belief in God when there is so much physical, philosophic and scientific evidence that he doesn't?" This is a required question (it seems)with a Christian interviewee.

Jun 5th
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Maria Stoian

Really enjoyed this interview, so I'll share it via social media + will likely listen to it again!

May 27th
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Mathura Niranjan

The Ted Shows and Interviews are my favourite Podcast.

Jan 22nd
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Dimitri Shapiro

Love the show and love these interviews. Thank you!

Jan 19th
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Alberto Coloma

i started listening to this podcast. I have just finished the interviews with Kahneman and Kurzweil. Extremely interesting. Both content and format are great. Looking forward to new podcasts.

Jan 4th
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Ben Holt

nice show thanks

Dec 17th
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Alan Dawn

Thanks Chris, great idea to go into depth on such interesting topics. I'm enjoying it; its working for me. Alan.

Dec 8th
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Ali Gray

Thank you Chris for bringing this wonderful podcast into our life.

Dec 6th
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Arjun Singh

Thank you

Dec 5th
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Rodney Jones

Colin M...I said it 'looks' of interest" (b4 rdg) & not "is an interesting justified view point"...BUT... when I see your use of terms such as 'obfuscation' I am more convinced of your need for others' astonishment plus admiration than for your wish to communicate opinion or to achieve discussion by the use of everyday terminology. This is not SCRABBLE !

Dec 2nd
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Jason Daniel

Rodney Jones obfuscation? why are you making out this is some kind Aramaic long lost word lol

Mar 27th
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Rodney Jones

As with all TED I've seen, it looks of interest.

Dec 2nd
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Melissa North

Colin M lol, who knew you had to dumb it down and stay away from words that have more than 3 syllables.

Dec 12th
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Colin M

Rodney Jones Hey Rodney, I think you might have gotten some wires crossed, my comment was not in response to you, I actually didn't see your comment or your response to my comment until just now. I actually wasn't even commenting on the same episode. That being said, if my use of generally accepted English above a 10th grade level is all it takes to convince you of my intent, well then, I suppose not much reasonable discourse is likely to transpire... oh look, there I go again. Have a good day sir.

Dec 10th
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Colin M

This is the definition of a softball interview. To listen to her responses and accept them at face value can only be done by a person with almost zero understanding of both the religious texts and the geopolitical environment of today. She obfuscates at every opportunity and flat out lies many times. I understand wanting to defend your religion and being forced to bend the truth at times to do so, but she gives ZERO responsibility of the failings of Islam to the religion itself. This was very frustrating to listen to, I continuously found myself hoping the interviewer would call her out on the most egregious of her lies but alas, he just accepted them with a timid "that's interesting"

Nov 10th
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Colin M

Muhammad Zubair Sure thing! But I will only address the first 20 mins because I don't have unlimited time or patience. My first concern is not so much a lie or sidestep but a disturbing truth she speaks. After telling us how her growing up in a deeply progressive and liberal town in America showed her the beauty and truth of Islam (one must ask oneself if she would have the same view had she grown up in Peshawar or Mosul.) She tells us that she came to believe one day that no authority is greater than god, that she is not "going to submit to anything less than god." This sounds very similar to a mindset of a person who could justify any action, no matter how heinous, as an act of worship.... Seems like a dangerous idea on its face, especially when your holy book has such instructions as "fight the unbelievers wherever you find them" etc. One of the first slight of hands she pulls is when she discusses the rate of domestic violence and oppression of women in Islam as compared to other religions. She sites a survey they conducted asking AMERICAN Muslim women if they FEEL oppression from their religion or domestic partners because of their religion. This is a terrible way of determining the actual rate of violence as a person can clearly be emotionally abused and not feel that they have been. It's a very common phenomenon. Also she speaks about it as if the American rates are the norm worldwide, while at the same time saying that the disparite rate of child marriage between Yemen and Algeria is because of education and economic issues. Why would that logic not apply to abuse as well? Also, in the contrast between Yemen and Algeria she says "it's not Islam, that's the same" indicating that it's a constant factor between the countries when I'm sure she knows that Yemen is much more divided along Sunni/shia lines (nearly 50/50) whereas Algeria is 97% Sunni. In the Sunni beliefs, forced marriages are strictly forbidden whereas in Shia they are common. I would say this constitutes as a large difference and that her saying "Islam is the same" in both countries is at best obfuscation and at worse a flat out lie. That covers part of the issues I had with the first 20mins but not all. Hope this helps, and I hope you can understand that I'm not simply a person who had already determined what "I wanted to hear" I came to this with an open mind and was thoroughly disappointed.

Dec 17th
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Muhammad Zubair

Colin M Can you please elaborate on her obfuscating at every point and what did she flat out lied about? Would this interview be more palatable to you if she did what is so often expected of most muslims, which is to denounce terrorism, apologize for it as if they have some personal obligation to do so and also at the same time acknowledge and admit that Islam is the root cause of extremism and as such denounce the whole religious ideology based on the actions of a handful of its followers? I really don't understand what your complaint is here, and it seems that even when someone educated, qualified and able to articulate themselves takes the time to speak on the religion and provide clarity on it, people aren't really satisfied until they hear what they want to hear, and anything less than that is a softball interview full of lies and obfuscation. I don't really think you came here to listen to what she had to say...

Nov 22nd
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Scott

love this show!

Nov 7th
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Rosalyn Blaylock

She reminds me of this beautiful Islamic woman I met recently from Kuwait while on a cruise. Dalal!!! Such a beautiful and wonderful soul. This was truly an inspiring talk! Thank you.

Nov 6th
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