TED Radio Hour

Fridays at 8:00 p.m & Sundays at 4:00 p.m.

Are you a curious and imaginative listener, interested in fresh approaches to old problems and new ways to teach and learn? Each episode of TED Radio Hour includes 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. New host Guy Raz interviews the guests, delving deeper, dissecting the speaker's ideas, and posing probing questions you'd like to hear answered. 
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How Can Success Still Make You Feel Like A Failure?

Jul 29, 2016

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Failure Is An Option About Lidia Yuknavitch's TED Talk Writer Lidia Yuknavitch's early failures made her feel unworthy of success. Now, she says, those moments push her to find worth in herself as a writer. About Lidia Yuknavitch Writer Lidia Yuknavitch discovered her calling after an interrupted journey as a competitive swimmer. Her writing erases the boundaries between memoir and fiction, explores gender norms and the vivid minutiae of the body. She was...

When Beliefs Fail Us, How Do We Move Forward?

Jul 29, 2016

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Failure Is An Option About Casey Gerald's TED Talk Over the course of his life, many of Casey Gerald's core beliefs have failed him. He says he's learned that clear-eyed doubt can sometimes be better than belief. About Casey Gerald Casey Gerald began his career in economic policy and government innovation at the Center for American Progress, and he has worked as a strategist with startup social ventures such as The Future Project as well as companies like...

Why Do Complex Systems Thrive on Trial And Error?

Jul 29, 2016

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Failure Is An Option About Tim Harford's TED Talk Economist Tim Harford identifies similar characteristics in successful industrial and economic systems. They work much better, he says, when they're constantly evolving through trial and error. About Tim Harford Tim Harford is an economist and a journalist. In the Undercover Economist column he writes for the Financial Times , he looks at familiar situations in unfamiliar ways and explains the fundamental...

Where Does Consciousness Come From?

Jul 15, 2016

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode What Makes Us ... Us About John Searle's TED Talk Philosopher John Searle argues that consciousness is what makes us human. He makes the case for studying consciousness and accepting it as a biological phenomenon. About John Searle John Searle has contributed to contemporary thinking about consciousness, language, artificial intelligence and rationality. In his early work, he focused on the nature of language and what we are conveying when we speak. He is...

Are You Ready To Take The 'Human' Test?

Jul 15, 2016

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode What Makes Us ... Us About Ze Frank's TED Talk If you've ever wondered: Am I human? — humorist Ze Frank offers an idiosyncratic quiz that can help provide the answer. About Ze Frank In 2001, Humorist and web artist Ze Frank's party invite to 17 friends — "How To Dance Properly" — went viral . In 2006, he launched a year-long daily video blog called The Show with Ze Frank , which Slate.com called "the best sustained comedy run in the history of the Web."...

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode What Makes Us ... Us About Steven Pinker's TED Talk Psychologist Steven Pinker describes how far we've come in understanding how both nature and nurture make us ... us. About Steven Pinker Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker questions the very nature of our thoughts — the way we use words, how we learn, and how we relate to others. In his books , he has applied sophisticated language analysis to topics of mass appeal such as language, human nature,...

How Are Health Workers Putting An End To Guinea Worms?

Jun 24, 2016

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour Episode Nudge Professor Richard Thaler returns to the show to talk about how a nudge has essentially eradicated guinea worm disease in Africa. About Richard Thaler Thaler studies behavioral economics and finance as well as the psychology of decision-making. Thaler's 2008 bestseller, Nudge , (co-written with Cass Sunstein) explores how concepts of behavioral economics are used to tackle many of society's major problems. Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http:/...

How Can A Nudge Save A Life?

Jun 24, 2016

Part 6 of the TED Radio Hour episode Nudge About Sendhil Mullainathan's TED Talk We have the treatments to end health problems like infant diarrhea. Sendhil Mullainathan says the "last mile" nudge is to encourage people to use them. About Sendhil Mullainathan Sendhil Mullainathan is a Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Mullainathan has worked on issues in poverty and behavioral economics, and helped co-found a non-profit to apply behavioral science to design solutions for problems...

Can Coding Help Girls Take Risks?

Jun 24, 2016

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Nudge About Reshma Saujani's TED Talk: Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujan i offers a creative solution to gently push young women into making bold decisions. Her program aims to close the gender gap in computer science. About Reshma Saujani In 2012, Reshma Saujani founded Girls Who Code to stoke excitement for computer science among young women. She aims to enroll 40,000 young women by the end of 2016 and has won support from Google,Twitter, Facebook and...

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Becoming Wise About Robert Waldinger's TED Talk Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger is the director of a 75-year-old study on happiness and satisfaction. He shares what he has learned, as well as his wisdom on how to find fulfillment. About Robert Waldinger Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger is the Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development . The study has tracked the lives of two groups of men for over 75 years. Dr. Waldinger is now expanding the study to...

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