TED Radio Hour
TED Radio Hour
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.Get more brainy miscellany with TED Radio Hour+. Your subscription supports the show and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/ted
An SOS From The Ocean
Original broadcast date: June 25, 2021. For centuries, humans have relied on the oceans for resources and food... but even the deepest sea has its limits. This hour, TED speakers discuss how we can save our seas to save our planet.
Dec 1
50 min
A Love Letter To The Ocean (2021)
This hour, TED speakers dive into stories of connection — and even love — in the sea.
Nov 24
50 min
Late Bloomers
Many of us feel pressure to hit big life milestones on a timeline. But what if age is an asset, not a liability? This hour, TED speakers examine the benefits and drawbacks of being a late bloomer. Guests include writer Doree Shafrir, network scientist Albert-László Barabási, anti-ageism activist Ashton Applewhite and retired educator Riley Moynes. Listeners also share stories.
Nov 17
50 min
Life Stages Of The Brain (2021)
This hour, TED speakers explore pivotal chapters where the brain can either flourish or decline – and what control we might have over brain health.
Nov 10
51 min
Leaving A Mark
This hour, we explore ideas about capturing the ephemeral human experience for future generations to find.
Nov 3
49 min
How To Be A Citizen
This hour, Baratunde Thurston joins Manoush with ideas on how we can better commit to our civic duties.
Oct 27
50 min
Crimes in the Wild
This hour, TED speakers share stories of animals who help solve, perpetrate, or are victims of various crimes.
Oct 20
50 min
Finding Another Way (2020)
This hour, TED speakers explore creative and extraordinary ways of approaching conflict.
Oct 13
49 min
We encounter friction every day—in all its forms—as we brush our teeth, go for a jog, argue with a friend. This hour, TED speakers explore how this force can be dialed up or down to improve our lives. Guests include tribologist Jennifer Vail, democracy activist Yaël Eisenstat, Sierra Leone's Minister of Education David Moinina Sengeh, and TV producer Elan Gale.
Oct 6
49 min
Special Delivery (2021)
Original broadcast date: October 29, 2021. What does it take to deliver a message, precious cargo, or vaccines — meant for exactly the right place in our bodies? This hour, TED speakers explore the often perilous journey of crucial deliveries. Guests include theater director Amir Nizar Zuabi, astrophysicist Erika Hamden, chemical engineer Kathryn Whitehead, and entrepreneur Keller Rinaudo.
Sep 29
50 min
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