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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.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

TED Radio Hour 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.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

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    What's driving generations apart—and ideas to bring them together

    What's driving generations apart—and ideas to bring them together

    Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, Gen Z seem to be more divided than ever. But why are tensions running high now? This hour, TED speakers explore new reasons for this generation gap—and how to bridge it. Guests include professor and author Scott Galloway, social entrepreneur Louise Mabulo, advocate Derenda Schubert and writer Anne Helen Petersen.

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    Our oceans are in danger ... but it's not too late.

    Our oceans are in danger ... but it's not too late.

    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. Guests include marine biologists Asha de Vos, Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, and Alasdair Harris, and oceanographer Sylvia Earle. Original broadcast date: June 25, 2021.

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    New bio bank will preserve DNA of all U.S. endangered animals (TED Radio Hour+)

    New bio bank will preserve DNA of all U.S. endangered animals (TED Radio Hour+)

    To protect endangered species from extinction, biotech entrepreneur Ryan Phelan uses genetic tools like cloning. In April 2024, Manoush caught up with Phelan about cloning and a new project: a genomic library to preserve the DNA of every endangered species in the U.S. In this bonus episode, Phelan explains how she's collaborating with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to enhance and preserve biodiversity through genetic rescue. Ryan Phelan was featured in the episode "Reshaping Evolution" (https://n.pr/3yVSC2K).

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    Body Electric: Type, tap, scroll, BREATHE! How our tech use impacts our breath

    Body Electric: Type, tap, scroll, BREATHE! How our tech use impacts our breath

    Do you have "screen apnea"? Our special series Body Electric continues with former Microsoft executive Linda Stone who coined the term. Around 2007, Linda noticed she had an unhealthy habit while answering emails: she held her breath. On this episode, she tells host Manoush Zomorodi how she tested her friends and colleagues for "screen apnea" and what she's done since.

    Then, Manoush talks to the bestselling author of Breath, science writer James Nestor, who explains how shallow breathing impacts our physical and mental health. He takes us through a simple exercise to 'reset' our breath and relieve screen time stress.

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    Pain Relief: New approaches to how we live with pain

    Pain Relief: New approaches to how we live with pain

    Thirty years into the opioid crisis, we still struggle to find other options for pain relief. This hour, TED speakers explain new understandings of how the brain interprets pain and new ideas to cope. Guests include equestrian Kat Naud, physician and researcher Amy Baxter and opioid reform advocate Cammie Wolf Rice.

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    A Love Letter to the Ocean: Life, death and mating in the sea

    A Love Letter to the Ocean: Life, death and mating in the sea

    Oceans cover nearly 75% of the Earth. While they seem vast and frightening, they're also enchanting and whimsical. This hour, TED speakers dive into stories of connection — and even love — in the sea. Guests include adventurer Catherine Mohr, marine biologists Marah Hardt and Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and venom scientist Mandë Holford. Original broadcast date: June 11, 2021

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