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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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    So Awkward: How to embrace the embarrassing

    So Awkward: How to embrace the embarrassing

    Forgetting a name, a poorly executed hug, the 7th grade — awkwardness is part of our lives whether we like it or not. But what if we put the embarrassment aside and embraced our awkward selves? Guests include social scientist Ty Tashiro, cartoonist Liana Finck, journalist Melissa Dahl and sex and relationship counselor Erin Chen.

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    What's In A Face: How technology uses our faces

    What's In A Face: How technology uses our faces

    Original broadcast date: December 9, 2022. We think our faces are our own. But technology can use them to identify, influence and mimic us. This week, TED speakers explore the promise and peril of turning the human face into a digital tool. Guests include super recognizer Yenny Seo, Bloomberg columnist Parmy Olson, visual researcher Mike Seymour and investigative journalist Alison Killing.

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    Writer Anne Lamott loves these books. And she thinks you will too. (TED Radio Hour+)

    Writer Anne Lamott loves these books. And she thinks you will too. (TED Radio Hour+)

    Bestselling author Anne Lamott has written 20 books in the past 40 years. But Lamott says she's first and foremost a reader. In this bonus episode for TED Radio Hour+, Lamott shares the books that have inspired her own work, books that opened her mind and ones she just couldn't put down. To get access to this and other bonus episodes, sign up for TED Radio Hour+. When you do, all your episodes also become sponsor-free. That's because you are directly supporting our work at NPR. Learn more at plus.npr.org/ted

    Addiction, Motherhood, and Jesus with writer Anne Lamott

    Addiction, Motherhood, and Jesus with writer Anne Lamott

    Writer Anne Lamott has garnered a cult following with her shockingly honest prose on love, death, faith, writing and more. This hour, her wisdom from a career that has spanned 20 books and 40 years.

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    Animal Enigmas: Uncovering the mysteries of the animal kingdom

    Animal Enigmas: Uncovering the mysteries of the animal kingdom

    Original broadcast date: July 14, 2023. From the bugs in our backyards to prehistoric reptiles, animal biology and behavior are full of puzzles and conundrums. On this episode, we hear from experts solving the mysteries of the animal kingdom. Guests include paleontologist Dean Lomax, biochemical engineer Saad Bhamla, herpetologist Gowri Shankar and conservation biologist Patrícia Medici.

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    A scientist & dad on how to get your kids psyched about science (TED Radio Hour+)

    A scientist & dad on how to get your kids psyched about science (TED Radio Hour+)

    Want to motivate your kids to get outside and spark curious conversations about the natural world? In this bonus episode, engineering professor Saad Bhamla (https://bhamla.gatech.edu/) shares how he gets his son excited to learn and explore. He was featured in the episode "Animal Enigmas."

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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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