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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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    Retracing Their Steps

    Retracing Their Steps

    To move forward, the United States must confront its history of racial inequality. This hour, three perspectives on looking to the past to build a better future for Black Americans. Guests include author Joseph McGill Jr., Code Switch co-host B.A. Parker and opinion columnist Charles Blow.

    TED Radio Hour+ subscribers now get access to bonus episodes, with more ideas from TED speakers and a behind the scenes look with our producers. A Plus subscription also lets you listen to regular episodes (like this one!) without sponsors. Sign-up at plus.npr.org/ted.

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    Heartache

    Heartache

    Original broadcast date: October 1, 2021. When stress, fear or sadness weigh on us, our hearts can suffer — even break. But there are ways to mend our broken hearts. This hour, TED speakers share stories and ideas about soothing heartache. Guests include cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar, law professor Jeannie Suk Gersen, pediatric nurse Hui-wen Sato, and climate activist Knut Ivar Bjørlykhaug.

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    A YouTube superstar on why late night TV wasn't built for outsiders (TED Radio Hour+)

    A YouTube superstar on why late night TV wasn't built for outsiders (TED Radio Hour+)

    When Lilly Singh became the first bisexual woman of color to host a late night network TV show, she thought she got a seat at the table. But in this extended interview, Singh shares how that seat came with impossible expectations. Singh was featured in the episode "Loudmouths" (https://n.pr/49BGKjJ).

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    Doppelgangers

    Doppelgangers

    The term can refer to a double, a ghost, a shadow. But it can mean much more. From our online mirror world, to digital simulators, to the Earth's twin--TED speakers learn from the uncanny second self. Guests include author Naomi Klein, aerospace engineer Karen Willcox, planetary scientist Sarah T. Stewart and psychologist Nancy Segal.

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    What Leadership Looks Like

    What Leadership Looks Like

    Original broadcast date: April 29, 2022. From workplaces to schools to national governments, leaders everywhere are being called on to solve complex problems with humility and bravery. This hour, we consider what it takes to be a leader. Guests include executive coach Patrice Gordon, organizational psychologist Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, former First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon, and educator Shabana Basij-Rasikh.

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    A technologist on why neurotechnology will change your life (TED Radio Hour+)

    A technologist on why neurotechnology will change your life (TED Radio Hour+)

    Apple's new Vision Pro is part of a move to integrate wearable devices into our daily lives—and this is just the beginning. Technologist and entrepreneur Conor Russomanno has developed an open source brain-sensing headset at the bleeding edge of neurotechnology. He and host Manoush Zomorodi talk about the ethics and business models of devices that can monitor our thoughts and emotions. Russomanno was featured in last week's episode "Brain Hacks" (https://n.pr/48RKGNl).

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

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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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