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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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    They/Them, LatinX, Rigged: The history behind three words

    They/Them, LatinX, Rigged: The history behind three words

    Words are never just words. They carry context and controversy; they can signal identity or sow discord. This week, TED speakers explore the history and politics of our ever-evolving language. Guests include linguists Anne Curzan and John McWhorter, social psychologist Dannagal Young and writer Mark Forsyth.

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    The Future of Sustainability: Repair, repurpose, reimagine

    The Future of Sustainability: 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. Original broadcast date: May 20, 2022

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    Why psychedelics may get FDA approval this summer (TED Radio Hour+)

    Why psychedelics may get FDA approval this summer (TED Radio Hour+)

    Next month, the FDA is set to decide whether MDMA-assisted therapy will become a legal and accessible treatment for PTSD. In this bonus episode, host Manoush Zomorodi talks with Rick Doblin, a pioneer in psychedelics research. Rick was featured in the episode "Through The Looking Glass" (https://n.pr/3WEJGIY). They talk about his group's work and the potential FDA approval.

    Since Manoush spoke to Rick, there have been questions raised about the clinical trial process. Learn more on NPR at https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2024/05/13/1250580932/ecstasy-mdma-ptsd-fda-approval.

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    Our Tech has a Climate Problem: Here's we solve it

    Our Tech has a Climate Problem: Here's we solve it

    AI, EVs, and satellites are tackling the climate crisis. But they have environmental downsides. This hour, TED speakers explain how to use these tools without making global warming worse. Guests include AI researchers Sasha Luccioni and Sims Witherspoon, climate researcher Elsa Dominish and astrodynamicist Moriba Jah.

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    Changing Our Minds: Why we should admit when we're wrong

    Changing Our Minds: Why we should admit when we're wrong

    Original broadcast date: Friday, December 3, 2021. Admitting we're wrong is painful — even seen as a sign of weakness. But what if we take a more flexible approach? This hour: how rethinking ideas can be good for our brains and our relationships. Guests include former GOP congressman Bob Inglis, organizational psychologist Adam Grant, and civil rights activist Loretta J. Ross.

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    The most common time management mistakes and how to do better (TED Radio Hour+)

    The most common time management mistakes and how to do better (TED Radio Hour+)

    We're all figuring out how to best make use of our time. But a lot of hacks don't actually help us prioritize and focus. In this bonus episode, time management expert Laura Vanderkam shares her favorite strategies for making decisions with more intention, so you have time for the things that truly matter. Laura Vanderkam was featured in the episode "Flip the Script" (https://n.pr/4bfYu4L).

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Stuff everywhere ,

Love this show!!

It’s like a distillation of the greatest ideas from around the world into a beautiful narrative. I’ve been listening to this since like 2016. Of course, some episodes are better than others, but there’s some real gems in here to get you thinking. The hosts and the whole team are great!

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Why?!?

This was a 5 star podcast under guy. Was truly about ideas and technology. It is now a 2-3 star podcast that shamelessly tries to force agenda politics far more often then it introduces new ideas.

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Not as good as it was

For me this podcast isn’t as interesting since Manoush took over from Guy as host. The show has far less “hard” science and tech topics, and a lot more “soft” science - sociology, psychology and the like. A lot of the topics or approaches to topics don’t even seem to fit into the Technology/Entertainment/Design scope of TED talks. If soft science is your thing you’ll be happy, otherwise you’ll skip a lot of episodes.

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