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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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Author Priya Parker shares tools for creating meaningful connections with friends, family and coworkers during the coronavirus pandemic -- and shows how we can take advantage of gatherings that are unique to this moment of social distancing. “We don’t necessarily need to gather more,” she says. “We need to gather better.” This virtual conversation is part of the TED Connects series, hosted by Chris and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers. It was recorded on March 27, 2020. To learn more, visit go.ted.com/tedconnects
"Life's beauty is inseparable from its fragility," says psychologist Susan David. In a special virtual conversation, she shares wisdom on how to build resilience, courage and joy in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Responding to listeners' questions from across the globe, she offers ways to talk to your children about their emotions, keep focus during the crisis and help those working on the front lines. This conversation is part of the TED Connects series, hosted by Chris and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers. It was recorded on March 23, 2020. To learn more, visit go.ted.com/tedconnects
If you're feeling anxious or fearful during the coronavirus pandemic, you're not alone. Offering hope and understanding, author Elizabeth Gilbert reflects on how to stay present, accept grief when it comes and trust in the strength of the human spirit. "Resilience is our shared genetic inheritance," she says. This virtual conversation is part of the TED Connects series, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and head of curation Helen Walters. It was recorded on April 2, 2020. To learn more, visit go.ted.com/tedconnects
A good night's sleep has perhaps never been more important. Sharing wisdom and debunking myths, sleep scientist Matt Walker discusses the impact of sleep on mind and body -- from unleashing your creative powers to boosting your memory and immune health -- and details practices you can start (and stop) doing tonight to get some rest. This virtual conversation is part of the TED Connects series, hosted by Chris and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers. It was recorded on April 1, 2020. To learn more, visit go.ted.com/tedconnects
What can past pandemics teach us how to tackle the current one? Tracing the history of contagions from cholera to Ebola and beyond, science journalist Sonia Shah explains why we’re more vulnerable to outbreaks now than ever before, what we can do to minimize the spread of coronavirus and how to prevent future pandemics. This virtual conversation is part of the TED Connects series, hosted by science curator David Biello and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers. It was recorded on March 31, 2020. To learn more, visit go.ted.com/tedconnects
From Hong Kong, South China Morning Post CEO Gary Liu tracks China's response to the coronavirus pandemic -- from the initial outbreak in Wuhan to the shutdown of Hubei province and the containment measures taken across its major cities. Sharing insights into how the culture in places like Hong Kong and South Korea contributed to fast action against the virus, Liu identifies lessons people across the world can use to stop its spread. This virtual conversation is part of the TED Connects series, hosted by Chris and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers. It was recorded on March 25, 2020. To learn more, visit go.ted.com/tedconnects
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks offers thoughts on how we can navigate the coronavirus pandemic with courage, hope and empathy. With wisdom and clarity, he speaks on leadership, fear, death, hope and how we could use this moment to build a more just world. Watch for a special, impromptu prayer about halfway through the conversation. This virtual conversation is part of the TED Connects series, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and head of curation Helen Walters. This was recorded on March 30, 2020. To learn more, visit go.ted.com/tedconnects
When will the coronavirus vaccine be ready? Epidemiologist Seth Berkley (head of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance) takes us inside the effort to create a vaccine for COVID-19. With clarity and urgency, he explains what makes it so challenging to develop, when we can expect it to be rolled out at scale and why we'll need global collaboration to get it done. This virtual conversation is part of the TED Connects series, hosted by Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers. It was recorded on March 26, 2020. To learn more, visit go.ted.com/tedconnects
Philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates offers insights into the COVID-19 pandemic, discussing why testing and self-isolation are essential, which medical advancements show promise and what it will take for the world to endure this crisis. This virtual conversation is part of the TED Connects series, hosted by Chris and TED's current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers. To learn more, visit go.ted.com/tedconnects
Infectious disease expert Adam Kucharski uses mathematical models to help the world understand how diseases like Ebola and Zika spread, and how they can be controlled. Now, as the threat of COVID-19 continues to rise, he gives us a necessary perspective on its transmission, how governments have responded and what needs to change in order to end the pandemic.
In this bonus episode, Chris talks with climate policy expert Tom Rivett-Carnac, who worked with Christiana Figueres—guest from our last episode!—to negotiate the landmark Paris Agreement. They discuss why we need optimism to solve the climate crisis, and why TED’s new COUNTDOWN initiative can serve as a key catalyst of this optimism for countries, cities and citizens everywhere. This conversation was originally shared on the podcast Outrage and Optimism—check it out wherever you get your podcasts. For more go to: countdown.ted.com
In 2015, Christiana Figueres brokered the historic Paris Agreement to combat climate change. She gives an inside look at the negotiations that led to a commitment from 195 countries to work toward a low carbon future and discusses her current work on COUNTDOWN, an ambitious new initiative from TED aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero. 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
A professor at Harvard Business School and expert in work culture, Frei goes into companies like WeWork and Uber with the goal of turning toxic environments into healthy, inclusive spaces. She shares why authenticity, logic and empathy are the most vital skills an employee can have — and how the measure of a true leader can be seen not just in their presence, but in their absence, too. 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
According to cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman, our brains are showing us a "hacked" version of reality. His revolutionary new way of thinking about consciousness combines the study of evolution with insights into brain activity in an attempt to solve the mysteries behind how we perceive the world. 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
Endless growth may actually be hurting our economy—and our planet. Economist Kate Raworth makes a case for “doughnut economics”: an alternative way to look at the economic systems ruling our societies and imagine a sustainable future for all. 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
At 26, Michael Tubbs ran for Mayor of Stockton, California, hoping to transform a city in crisis into a community of opportunity. He won. Mayor Tubbs breaks down how initiatives like universal basic income can free people from poverty, what being a good neighbor means in a democratic society, and why eradicating cycles of crime requires helping victims AND perpetrators. 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
Best-selling author Elif Shafak proves that storytelling can be profoundly political—and makes the case for embracing uncertainty in turbulent times. 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 dress blue or gold? Do you hear "laurel" or "yanny"? Neuroscientist Anil Seth digs into why we all perceive the world so differently, and tries to explain the biggest mystery of all: consciousness. 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
Psychologist Daniel Gilbert delves deep into the weird, counterintuitive science of happiness and explains why our minds worry about things we needn’t worry about (and fail to worry about things we really should worry about). 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
Best-selling author Parag Khanna unpacks global connectivity—the threats, the benefits, and how it is destined to redefine our identities. 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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Donna Armand

Bill talks about opportunities to volunteer. But how do you find those?? I would love to help with home schooling. I have no idea how to do that. Second, I listen to cnn, etc podcasts all day long. Plus finance podcasts. I have personally heard nothing about what is being done to help people - particularly mid-income— who were unemployed immediately prior to the coronavirus epidemic but are clearly unable to now even interview for a job. I really feel that, as usual, people in my income bracket - I made about $190k last year but live paycheck to paycheck in large part because of a huge parent loan for my son at Johns Hopkins- are being ignored. Bc that’s not sexy news. It’s so discouraging.

Mar 30th
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Imke Muegge

If evolution created an interface through which we perceive reality, may the perception of reality that indigenous tribes perceive be different? And what can we learn from a perception that is maybe closer to reality or from an interface that is a better version?

Feb 17th
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Brad Harle

Can we get a viral challenge out from influncial people for a 1 in a trillion tree planting challenge? Society will need to put away the past as its wasting time and open our minds to what can be achieved. I will endevour to educate more around me and volunteer time to making a real difference...if us as indivuals fall short its better than no action at all! Brad

Feb 6th
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Feb 4th
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Jan 23rd
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Dad winging it

Great interview. But, really surprising, and frustrating, that one of, if not the, most significant climate change contributors - the meat and dairy industry - was not even mentioned. Very much seems to be the climate elephant in the room...

Jan 10th
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Yodda Yodda

Hi Ted Talk interview team - l love this format -listened to quite a few already love the story telling one by Elia Shafik - have since bought and read nearly all her books. Love the two latest ones on Climate Change/Crisis by the Paris team and your countdown initiative and the doughnut economy. If I could suggest something around exposure of the data. If everyone could see the data easily using power BI or similar and have an APP or website where all you have to do is push a button and see which country, which city, which industry is adding to GHG amounts every day- maybe even which government/political party that would empower the individual and their communities to bring about the change you are talking about. When I go looking for the data now it’s hard to find, hard to access and appears to be very dated using figures from 2016 to 2010. What gets measured gets done and the more current the data the more effective the strategies are to bring about the change required. If the data included GHG emissions, how many women are educated, the birth rate per female, the number of homeless per capita for every country, a poverty index - done independently of any govt and published every day then we would start to see accountability of a type we haven’t seen before driven by individuals and communities. Keep up the good work Ted - have the most educated gym sessions ever listening to your work.

Jan 8th
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Lois Cameron

How in the hell did a discussion on the science of happiness turn into a lecture on climate change????

Oct 31st
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Dana Clearwood

This is the best TED talk I have listened to because it can reach people who are not academic, but are intuitive or creative geniuses! This is about how we can compliment each other and harness the best of both the introvert and the extrovert, and separating Shy, that is eventually diagnosed as Social Anxiety as an adult. I now see how Shy/Social Anxiety Extrovert likely suffers the condition more than I do because they need the social experience to be renewed!

Oct 30th
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Zhiyuan Wan

really enjoyed listening to this.

Oct 20th
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Zhiyuan Wan

Listen to this podcast has been the happiest hour in my day recently, it feels so freshing and empowering.

Oct 19th
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Zhiyuan Wan

Also, Prof.Harari mentioned that if people in US or other powerful countries are in pain, then the world is gonna feel it. While the pain of people in less developed country are less critical in terms of their impact. But in the future, most economical value will go to those big countries, it's not hard to imagine government distribute the wealth to sustain stability inside. The real problem is a global one, people in poor countries can not have a seat in the future, as Prof. Harari mentioned later. So Combining these two ideas, it doesn't sound that bad, cause the impact of the poor are not that important, theoretically speaking.

Oct 15th
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Zhiyuan Wan

I wonder the idea of promoting meditation, getting to know yourself, can it just be another narrative like so many others, how should we know this will truly help?

Oct 15th
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Ignacio Piera Fernández de Retana

I always learn something in this interviews. Thank you so much Chris

Oct 6th
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Ignacio Piera Fernández de Retana

I love this channel, it's a profound source of wisdom. Some of the TED ideas have been life changing for me, such as Tim Ferris managing Fear ted talk

Sep 25th
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Sai Varun

insightful!

Sep 23rd
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Sai Varun

great conversation . . . the Ted interview is more intriguing than the Ted talks. keep it up

Sep 15th
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Rishi Talla

when is season 3 coming out?

Aug 23rd
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boson96

TED is committing suicide with this intersectional BS.

Aug 22nd
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boson96

Taqiya all the way. Islam is a threat to modern civilization.

Aug 22nd
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