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Every weekday, TED Talks Daily brings you the latest talks in audio. Join host and journalist Elise Hu for thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable — from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between — given by the world's leading thinkers and creators. With TED Talks Daily, find some space in your day to change your perspectives, ignite your curiosity, and learn something new.

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Every weekday, TED Talks Daily brings you the latest talks in audio. Join host and journalist Elise Hu for thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable — from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between — given by the world's leading thinkers and creators. With TED Talks Daily, find some space in your day to change your perspectives, ignite your curiosity, and learn something new.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    5 tips for dealing with meeting overload | Cindy Solomon

    5 tips for dealing with meeting overload | Cindy Solomon

    Could this meeting have been an email? The phenomenon of "calendar creep," where meetings completely take over your work days, is wasting time, energy and productivity -- but you can take back control. Leadership expert Cindy Solomon shares her five tips for clearing up your schedule and getting your calendar to work for you, not against you.

    • 5 min
    Could fungi actually be the key to humanity's survival? | David Andrew Quist

    Could fungi actually be the key to humanity's survival? | David Andrew Quist

    After a billion years of evolution, fungi are masters of invention and resilience. What wisdom can we draw from their long, remarkable existence? Mycologist David Andrew Quist explores how fungi's innate biointelligence, penchant for collaboration and incredible regeneration abilities can show us new ways to think about complex problems -- and may hold the secret to humanity's survival on Earth.

    The secret to making new friends as an adult | Marisa G. Franco

    The secret to making new friends as an adult | Marisa G. Franco

    Making friends as an adult can feel like a baffling obstacle course. Why was it so much easier to connect as kids? To help you find well-rounded and fulfilling friendships, psychologist Marisa Franco discusses science-backed tips on how to make (and keep) friends, like the optimism-inducing "acceptance prophecy" and the shame-reducing "theory of chums." Learn more about the power of platonic love and how it can help you experience the full richness and complexity of who you are. (This conversation, hosted by TED current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers, was part of an exclusive TED Membership event. Visit ted.com/membership to become a TED Member.)

    • 31 min
    How Black queer culture shaped history | Channing Gerard Joseph

    How Black queer culture shaped history | Channing Gerard Joseph

    Names like Bayard Rustin, Frances Thompson and William Dorsey Swann have been largely erased from US history, but they and other Black queer leaders played central roles in monumental movements like emancipation, civil rights and LGBTQ+ pride, among others. In this tribute to forgotten icons, queer culture historian and TED Fellow Channing Gerard Joseph shares their little-known stories, connecting the origins of drag in the 1880s to the present day and exploring the awesome power to choose how we define ourselves.

    • 8 min
    The fairy tales of the fossil fuel industry -- and a better climate story | Luisa Neubauer

    The fairy tales of the fossil fuel industry -- and a better climate story | Luisa Neubauer

    The fossil fuel industry is a factory of fairy tales, says activist and School Strike for Climate organizer Luisa Neubauer. Tracing the industry's five-decade trickle of lies about climate science, she busts the myth that economic growth and stability are dependent on fossil fuels -- and issues a resounding message about how we can actually move towards a just world. "[The future] won't be built for those who have brought us into this mess," she says. "It will be built for everyone else."

    • 9 min
    How to participate in your own legal defense | Lam Ho

    How to participate in your own legal defense | Lam Ho

    Lawyers are advocates for their clients -- and, in court, they're usually the ones who do the talking. Should that always be the case? In an effort to shift this power dynamic, TED Fellow and legal aid activist Lam Ho shares how lawyers can create space for people to tell their own stories in the courtroom, making them active participants in the legal process and producing surprisingly positive results.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

SraCV ,

Wide variety of topics means varying interest levels

There is something to learn from every episode and the diversity of topics and speakers is great, but I can’t give this 5 stars because I feel like the push to put out so many episodes sometimes affects the quality.

Dan1989podcast ,

Most episodes just sound the same now

TED talk podcasts used to be my favourite, I wouldn’t ever miss one.
Now I listen to maybe 1 in 10. They’ve become less about interesting new frontiers of science, technology and philosophy and more just a pedestal to talk about social justice issues. Which can be good every now and then, but they rarely give any actionable advice that isn’t shrouded by personal opinion or even concrete data. Which is what I liked about TED talks in the past.

Cashus81 ,

Inspiring, Entertaining and Enlightening

TED Talks is top notch! Great Job!

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