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.
TED's Idea Search: Cloe Shasha Brooks
Anyone from anywhere can give a TED Talk. This hour, we're joined by curator Cloe Shasha Brooks, who leads a massive search each year to discover brilliant speakers who often fly under the radar.
Breathing is essential to life. And lately, the safety of the air we inhale, or the need to pause and take a deep breath, is on our minds a lot. This hour, TED speakers explore the power of breath. Guests include former world champion freediver Tanya Streeter, journalist Beth Gardiner, activist Yvette Arellano, paleontologist Emma Schachner, scent historian Caro Verbeek, and mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe.
Listen Again: School Of Life
Original broadcast date: October 20, 2020. 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 politician Stacey Abrams, sailor Tracy Edwards, educator Alvin Irby, and LGBTQ rights advocate Ash Beckham
Bonus Episode: Stacey Abrams
The runoff Senate elections in the state of Georgia have been big news, and a driving force behind the scenes for Democrats is Stacey Abrams. She's a lawyer, politician, author, and founder of Fair Fight Action, a voter advocacy group. We featured Stacey Abrams on the program a few months ago, and wanted to share a special bonus cut of her entire interview with Manoush.
Listen Again: Finding Another Way
Conflict is a part of life. But in a polarized world, reaching resolution is harder than ever. This hour, TED speakers explore creative and extraordinary ways of approaching conflict. Guests on the show include authors Shaka Senghor and Ebony Roberts, zoologist Lucy King, and radio journalist Jad Abumrad.
Listen Again — 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.
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It’s pretty good
Africa is not a country
I really enjoyed this episode. Loved the ideas and loved the suggestions, but I do have to say I expect better from NPR. I’ve been listening to you guys since the pandemic hit and there are so many different perspectives and ideas from different standpoints that I have really learned from. BUT for some reason, there is still reference to Africa as a country. I know some of it was the Ted speakers, but there were moments where your hosts referenced many countries including the US, China, India and “Africa.” I think it’s about time we stopped referring to an entire continent as a country. It’s degrading to think that 55 countries can be thrown into one. This type of rhetoric is what has allowed racism to persist for the last 400 years. NPR needs to do better!!!
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.