TED Radio Hour

Saturdays 4-5 pm

TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions and new ways to think and create. Each episode includes riveting excerpts from the renowned TED stage where some of the world's deepest thinkers and innovators are invited to give the 18-minute "talk of their lives." The TED Radio Hour team takes the most compelling talks and organizes them around a common theme. But we don't stop with the TEDTalks. Host Guy Raz interviews the guests, delving deeper, dissecting the speaker's ideas and posing probing questions you’d like to hear answered.

Topics the series explores include mankind's place in the universe and space, how the sounds around us affect our behavior and why there is power in failure.

 

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Anthropomorphic

About Carl Safina's TED Talk

Ecologist Carl Safina says humans aren't the only ones who love, grieve, or think. He argues if animals are more complex then we once thought, shouldn't we reconsider the ethics of how we treat them?

About Carl Safina

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Anthropomorphic

About Frans de Waal's TED Talk

What makes an "alpha male?" Primatologist Frans de Waal says we often get it wrong. His research shows that alpha males possess leadership traits like generosity, peacekeeping, and empathy.

About Frans de Waal

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Anthropomorphic

About Denise Herzing's TED Talk

We know that dolphins make distinctive clicks and whistles. But is that a language? Researcher Denise Herzing thinks it might be — and for the past 35 years — she's been working on unlocking it.

About Denise Herzing

Barbara King: Do Animals Grieve?

Aug 16, 2019

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Anthropomorphic.

About Barbara King's TED Talk

In 2018, an orca made headlines when she carried her dead calf on her back for weeks. Barbara King says this was a display of animal grief and explains how this changes our relationship with animals.

About Barbara King

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Press Play

Why is it so hard to feel empathy for strangers? Because we're stressed by them, says neuroscientist Jeff Mogil. His research suggests one way to reduce that stress: play Rock Band together.

About Jeff Mogil

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Press Play

About Jane McGonigal's TED Talk

When Jane McGonigal was bedridden after a concussion, she gave herself a prescription: play a game. She says games helped her get better, and for many of us, virtual games can improve our real lives. Here's her first TED Talk about using games to solve real world problems:

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode How To Be Better.

About Kelly McGonigal TED Talk

Stress is an unpleasant emotion — but does it have an upside? Health psychologist Kelly McGonigal says adjusting the way you think about stress can actually change the way your body responds to it.

About Kelly McGonigal

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode How To Be Better.

About Nilofer Merchant's TED Talk

During a normal workday, most of us sit for hours on end ... and it's hurting our health. Nilofer Merchant has a simple solution: next time you have an important meeting, take a walk.

About Nilofer Merchant

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode How To Be Better.

About Brittany Packnett's TED Talk

How do you build confidence, when the world has taught you not to be confident? Activist Brittany Packnett talks about confidence in her own personal journey as a woman of color.

About Brittany Packnett

Brittany Packnett is an activist and co-host of the podcast Pod Save The People.

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode How To Be Better.

About Sabine Doebel's TED Talk

Ever wish your brain just ... worked better? Developmental cognitive scientist Sabine Doebel explains what we can do to improve our executive function to break bad habits and create better ones.

About Sabine Doebel

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode How To Be Better

About Priya Parker's TED Talk

You've heard it before - don't talk sex, politics, or religion with "mixed company." But Priya Parker disagrees. She says gatherings would be more meaningful if we let them get a bit uncomfortable.

About Priya Parker

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Digital Manipulation.

About Doug Roble's TED Talk

Visual effects researcher Doug Roble is developing technology that creates hyper-realistic digital versions of humans. He explores the implications of this technology — both for good and bad.

About Doug Roble

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Digital Manipulation.

About Nir Eyal's TED Talk

Behavioral designer Nir Eyal argues tech overuse is the responsibility of the user, not the tech companies. He says we can choose to unplug from our apps and devices if we want to.

About Nir Eyal

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Digital Manipulation.

About Finn Myrstad's TED Talk

Do you read the terms and conditions on your apps? Finn Myrstad explains that not only would it take you dozens of hours, but you would probably not agree with all the ways your data is being used.

About Finn Myrstad

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Digital Manipulation.

About Scott Galloway's TED Talk

Scott Galloway says companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Apple have too much power. Not only do they affect the economic and cultural fabric of our society, they affect our basic life choices.

About Scott Galloway

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Digital Manipulation.

About Carole Cadwalladr's TED Talk

After the Brexit vote, journalist Carole Cadwalladr discovered that misleading ads on Facebook had a massive impact on the way people voted. The implications of this manipulation, she says, are dire.

About Carole Cadwalladr

How Should We Distribute Our Wealth?

Jul 5, 2019

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Seven Deadly Sins

About Nick Hanauer's TED Talk

Nick Hanauer is a rich guy with several houses, but is he greedy? He argues that an increase in minimum wage would be good for everyone.

How Did An Obese City Lose A Million Pounds?

Jul 5, 2019

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Seven Deadly Sins

About Mick Cornett's TED Talk

Mayor Mick Cornett realized that, to make Oklahoma City a great place to live, it had to become healthier and cope with gluttony. He explains step-by-step how the city dropped a collective million pounds.

About Mick Cornett

What Did Cavemen Think About Lust?

Jul 5, 2019

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Seven Deadly Sins

About Christopher Ryan's TED Talk

Christopher Ryan says that human beings are sexual omnivores and hopes that a better understanding of sexual fidelity may end discrimination, shame and unrealistic expectations.

About Christopher Ryan

What Happens To Our Brain When We're In Love?

Jun 28, 2019

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode How We Love.

About Helen Fisher's TEDTalk

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher took MRIs of people in love — and people who had just been dumped.

About Helen Fisher

Can You Use Algorithms To Find Love?

Jun 28, 2019

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode How We Love.

About Amy Webb's TEDTalk

Amy Webb was having no luck with online dating, so she started treating the world of online dating as data — effectively hacking her way to finding a spouse.

About Amy Webb

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Moving Forward.

About Suleika Jaouad's TED Talk

At 26, Suleika Jaouad left the hospital after four years of cancer treatment. But instead of joy, she felt exhausted and broken. She says moving forward sometimes means reckoning with your past.

About Suleika Jaouad

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Moving Forward.

About Lindy Lou Isonhood's TED Talk

In 1994, Lindy Lou Isonhood served on a jury that sentenced a man to death. For years, she agonized over her decision. Today, she says, she's moved forward by speaking out against the death penalty.

About Lindy Lou Isonhood

In 1994, Lindy Lou Isonhood served as juror No. 2 on a capital murder case in Mississippi.

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Moving Forward.

About Nora McInerny's TED Talk

In 2014, Nora McInerny experienced a wave of loss that reshaped her whole life. Despite the painful memories from that year, she explains why she doesn't want to "move on" from her grief.

About Nora McInerny

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Future Consequences.

About Paul Knoepfler's TED Talk

New gene editing tools hold a great deal of promise, but biologist Paul Knoepfler says we should be cautious. He warns altering DNA can have dire consequences, including a new form of eugenics.

About Paul Knoepfler

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Climate Crisis.

About Sean Davis's TED Talk

In 1988, the Montreal Protocol was the first step in a long process to save the ozone layer. Sean Davis explains the impact of the agreement, and the lessons we can apply to the crisis we face today.

About Sean Davis

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Climate Crisis.

About Jennifer Wilcox's TED Talk

To slow climate change, we need to lower emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere. Chemical engineer Jennifer Wilcox says the technology is there, and we need to scale it.

About Jennifer Wilcox

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Climate Crisis.

About Per Epsen's TED Talk

Psychologist Per Espen Stoknes explains the inner defenses that block most people from recognizing the urgency of climate change. He asks, what is a better way to think and talk about this crisis?

About Per Epsen

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Climate Crisis.

About Bruce Friedrich

Bruce Friedrich shows how plant and cell-based products could soon transform the way we eat ... and reduce the global meat industry's impact on the planet.

About Bruce Friedrich's TED Talk

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Climate Crisis.

About Greta Thunberg's TED Talk

In 2018, teenager Greta Thunberg began protesting to demand action on climate change. She has inspired protests worldwide. Greta says it's time to panic: we're running out of time to save our planet.

About Greta Thunberg

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