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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.

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    • Technology
    • 4.5 • 919 Ratings

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.

    Listen Again: The Power Of Spaces

    Listen Again: The Power Of Spaces

    How do spaces shape the human experience? In what ways do our rooms, homes, and buildings give us meaning and purpose? This hour, TED speakers explore the power of the spaces we make and inhabit. Guests include architect Michael Murphy, musician David Byrne, artist Es Devlin, and architect Siamak Hariri.

    • 53 min
    Sound And Silence

    Sound And Silence

    Sound surrounds us, from cacophony even to silence. But depending on how we hear, the world can be a different auditory experience for each of us. This hour, TED speakers explore the science of sound. Guests on the show include NPR All Things Considered host Mary Louise Kelly, neuroscientist Jim Hudspeth, writer Rebecca Knill, and sound designer Dallas Taylor.

    • 50 min
    Listen Again: Climate Mindset

    Listen Again: Climate Mindset

    Original broadcast date: May 22, 2020. In the past few months, human beings have come together to fight a global threat. This hour, TED speakers explore how our response can be the catalyst to fight another global crisis: climate change. Guests include political strategist Tom Rivett-Carnac, diplomat Christiana Figueres, climate justice activist Xiye Bastida, and writer, illustrator, and artist Oliver Jeffers.

    • 52 min
    School Of Life

    School Of Life

    Right now, many kids aren't in their classrooms — but there is so much to learn outside of school as well. This hour, TED speakers explore life lessons that teach us far more than any textbook. Guests on the show include poltician Stacey Abrams, sailor Tracy Edwards, educator Alvin Irby, and LGBTQ rights advocate Ash Beckham.

    • 54 min
    Debbie Millman: Designing Our Lives

    Debbie Millman: Designing Our Lives

    From prehistoric cave art to today's social media feeds, to design is to be human. This hour, designer Debbie Millman guides us through a world made and remade—and helps us design our own paths.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Listen Again: IRL Online

    Listen Again: IRL Online

    Original broadcast date: March 20, 2020. Our online lives are now entirely interwoven with our real lives. But the laws that govern real life don't apply online. This hour, TED speakers explore rules to navigate this vast virtual space.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
919 Ratings

919 Ratings

may.re ,

The speaker should shine not the host

Ted radio hour is one of my favourite podcasts, for many reasons but it’s strong point was how engaging Guy was with the speakers. His questions were opening the conversation further and we got a more detailed look into ideas and concepts the speakers talk about. He had a great way of summarizing points... I just miss him.

Manoush is alright, I think she still needs to find her voice for this podcast. It seems out of place too strong maybe? The speaker should shine not the host.

niloifar ,

I love you!

During the last 2years l sleep and wake with Guy Raz voice. It was so hard for me to get use to this new normal as l was already engaged with the way Guy Raz performed the show and the way he talks, but there is no surprise that when it comes to storytelling, Shahrzad’s grandsons knows how to tell a story!

Onesassytart ,

Reruns?

I like Manoush as a host, but the sheer volume of reruns has me wondering whether I should continue or I’ve heard
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