TED Radio Hour

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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.

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Listen Again: Saleem Reshamwala: Far Flung Places
Original broadcast date: July 30, 2021. This hour, journalist Saleem Reshamwala gives us a tour of surprising people and places — Lima, Nairobi, and prehistoric New Jersey — to inspire new perspectives on travel and cultures.
Jacob Collier: The Language Of Harmony
Musician Jacob Collier is known for his electrifying performances and thoughtful views on art and humanity. This hour, Jacob joins us for a conversation on the sparks that fuel his creative process. Want to share feedback with our team? NPR is conducting a survey to better understand how listeners like you spend time with podcasts. Help us out by completing a short, anonymous survey at npr.org/podcastsurvey - and thanks!
Listen Again: Heartache
Original broadcast date: October 1, 2021. When stress, fear or sadness weigh on us, our hearts can suffer — even break. But there are ways to mend our broken hearts. This hour, TED speakers share stories and ideas about soothing heartache. Guests include cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar, law professor Jeannie Suk Gersen, pediatric nurse Hui-wen Sato, and climate activist Knut Ivar Bjørlykhaug. Want to give us feedback? You can take a short, anonymous survey at npr.org/podcastsurvey. Tell us what you like, and how we can improve. Thanks!
Humor Us
Humor can lighten the mood. But it can also provoke, cajole, and inspire. This hour, TED speakers share how we can wield humor as a tool across all aspects of our lives. Guests include comedian Marcia Belsky, computer scientist Vinith Misra, behavioral scientist Jennifer Aaker, corporate strategist Naomi Bagdonas and science comedian Kasha Patel.
Listen Again: It Takes Time
Original broadcast date: February 5, 2021. We live in an era of instant gratification. But some things--to reach their full potential--simply cannot be rushed. This hour, TED speakers explore what we can learn from ideas ... that take time. Guests include zoologist Lucy Cooke, neuroscientist Matthew Walker, architect Julia Watson, and NASA engineer Nagin Cox.
Repair, Repurpose, Reimagine
"Reduce, reuse, recycle." We've heard that for decades - but does it work? This hour, TED speakers reimagine the well-known slogan and reconsider how we think about what we consume and throw away. Guests include right-to-repair advocate Gay Gordon-Byrne, materials scientist Andrew Dent, technologist Jamie Beard and animal scientist Ermias Kebreab.
Listen Again: Sound And Silence
Original broadcast date: Friday, October 16, 2020. Sound surrounds us, from cacophony even to silence. But depending on how we hear, the world can be a different auditory experience for each of us. This hour, TED speakers explore the science of sound. Guests on the show include NPR All Things Considered host Mary Louise Kelly, neuroscientist Jim Hudspeth, writer Rebecca Knill, and sound designer Dallas Taylor.
Anna Malaika Tubbs: The Three Mothers
MLK Jr., Malcolm X and James Baldwin are household names, but what about their mothers? This hour, author Anna Malaika Tubbs explores how these three women shaped American history.
What Leadership Looks Like
From workplaces to schools to national governments, leaders everywhere are being called on to solve complex problems with humility and bravery. This hour, we consider what it takes to be a leader. Guests include executive coach Patrice Gordon, organizational psychologist Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon, and educator Shabana Basij-Rasikh.
Listen Again: The Power Of Spaces
Original broadcast date: July 24, 2020. How do spaces shape the human experience? In what ways do our rooms, homes, and buildings give us meaning and purpose? This hour, TED speakers explore the power of the spaces we make and inhabit.Guests include architect Michael Murphy, musician David Byrne, artist Es Devlin, and architect Siamak Hariri.
Listen Again: The Biology Of Sex
Original broadcast date: May 8, 2020. Many of us were taught biological sex is a question of female or male, XX or XY... but it's far more complicated. This hour, TED speakers explore what determines our sex. Guests on the show include artist Emily Quinn, journalist Molly Webster, neuroscientist Lisa Mosconi, and structural biologist Karissa Sanbonmatsu.
Take Care
Giving and receiving care—it's a natural part of life. But how do we offer the best possible support for our loved ones? This hour, TED speakers share ideas on reimagining caregiving. Guests include dementia care advocate Yvonne van Amerongen, attorney Diana Adams, inclusion advocate Sara Jones, and comedian Bill Bernat.

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4.3 out of 5
19393 reviews
Geo Bandito 2022/06/23
Like Radiolab, only different
Long time listener, love the show. The new host, Manoush, is a fantastic!
freecompliments 2022/06/23
Shel Lynn 2022/04/20
Digit00 2022/06/02
Too woke even for a Democrat
I was a listener for years, since 2011. Skip to 2018 thru now and with Guy leaving…TED is just terrible. Too much about, racism, social justice, incom...
cycyvuivbubi 2022/04/28
TED Radio hour
Very Sad that TED Radio hour has gone down hill! I used to be a devoted listener. Maybe some Big changes need to be made!!
Valmat98 2022/04/27
Ted Radio Hour is Plunging
I used to look forward listening to Ted Radio hour every week back when the host was Guy Raz - he was fabulous & always had the best topics. The new h...
BethTC 2022/02/12
Work, Play, Rest part 2
Such a fresh take on play! Jacob Collier is mind bending; I enjoyed listening to his perspective on creativity. I also was deeply moved by the respons...
Kelcoy 2022/04/15
Progressive trash!
Listen and your mind will be controlled by completely insane narratives based on a messed up twisting of fact. If you listen and feel like you have a...
MinaFeeder 2022/04/02
Ruined by SJW
Unlike the previous host who presented a wide variety of viewpoints and topics, the current host is a social justice warrior who only compiles speaker...
harshnsingh 2022/01/25
Bring back Guy Raz
This used to be my go to podcast for quite sometime but then for some reasons NPR opted to change the host. The new host isn’t engaging. Worst part is...


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