TED Radio Hour
The TED Radio Hour takes you on a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TEDTalks from the world's most remarkable minds.
It's hard to accept that everyone eventually dies. How can we better understand death as a part of life? TED speakers contemplate the end of life with wisdom and humor.
Jan 30, 2016
7 Deadly Sins
Sinful behavior is human, and nearly impossible to avoid.
Jan 24, 2016
What does it mean to be courageous? Is it an automatic response or a conscious choice? TED speakers examine the nature of courage and what it takes to risk everything to do the right thing.
Jan 17, 2016
Building Better Cities
Cities are among our greatest experiments in human co-habitation. Do they also hold the answers to some of our biggest problems? This hour, TED speakers explore how cities can change the world.
Jan 10, 2016
What Is Beauty?
Beauty surrounds us, gives joy and creates conflict. TED speakers conjure ancient and modern beauty, and suggest reasons why humans are hardwired to crave and respond.
Jan 03, 2016
Believers and Doubters
Why do some of us believe, and some of us don't? Personal perspectives on belief from all ends of the spectrum, from ardent atheists to the devout faithful.
Dec 27, 2015
The Hero's Journey
From the Odyssey, to Robinson Crusoe, to Star Wars — why are we drawn to stories about heroes? And what do they tell us about ourselves? TED speakers explore what makes a hero's journey.
Dec 20, 2015
Even the most seemingly chaotic systems have some order to them. TED speakers explore the inner architecture of living systems, from ant colonies to corporations to social movements.
Dec 13, 2015
Just a Little Nicer
Compassion is a universal virtue, but is it innate or taught? Have we lost touch with it? Can we be better at it? TED speakers explore compassion, its roots, its meaning and its future.
Dec 06, 2015
What it takes to become a leader and shake up the status quo.
Nov 29, 2015
Humans adapt to physical and creative challenges in remarkable ways. How do we do it, and what happens when we can't? TED speakers share inspiring stories about our capacity to adapt.
Nov 22, 2015
In this episode, we explore ways to find quiet in our busy lives. How can we step back and make time to reflect in an increasingly distracted and hurried world?
Nov 15, 2015
Some of our most powerful feelings — stress, depression, despair — are the hardest to understand. TED speakers challenge assumptions about emotion, disquiet and the essence of well-being.
Nov 08, 2015
Playing with Perceptions
Where do stereotypes come from? Why do some perceptions persist, and is there any truth or value to the assumptions we make? TED speakers examine the consequences of stereotypes.
Nov 01, 2015
Open Source World
TED speakers explore how open source is changing how we build, collaborate and govern.
Oct 25, 2015
Finding happiness may be simpler than you think.
Oct 18, 2015
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