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.
Planet City -- a sci-fi vision of an astonishing regenerative future | Liam Young
Get transported on a stunningly rendered, sci-fi safari through Planet City: an imaginary metropolis of 10 billion people, from the brain of director and architect Liam Young. Explore the potential outcomes of an urban space designed to house the entire population of the earth -- and imagine answers to what is possible, and what is sustainable, for the planet.
The untapped energy source that could power the planet | Jamie C. Beard
Deep beneath your feet is a molten ball of energy the same temperature as the surface of the sun -- an immense clean energy source that could power the world thousands of times over, says technologist and climate activist Jamie C. Beard. How do we tap it? She lays out a surprising solution, and an unlikely alliance, to harvest geothermal energy from the Earth's core and get it to anywhere in the world.
An NFL quarterback on overcoming setbacks and self-doubt | Alex Smith
Former NFL quarterback Alex Smith almost died after a particularly rough tackle snapped his leg in 2018 -- yet he was back on the field just two years later. In this inspiring talk, he shares his hard-won insights on overcoming fear, self-doubt and anxiety that could help anyone endure life's challenges. (This talk contains graphic images.)
The trans story includes you | Nicole Maines
As actress Nicole Maines points out, we all unwittingly play supporting roles in each others' life stories -- for better or worse. With charm and aplomb, she shares her experience growing up as a trans youth, emphasizing the big and small ways community acceptance can affect the course of a deeply personal journey.
The inaccurate link between body ideals and health | Nancy N. Chen
Global obesity rates are on the rise, but body shaming campaigns are doing more harm than good, says medical anthropologist Nancy N. Chen. Reflecting on how the cultural histories of body ideals have changed over time, she offers a new way to view ourselves and our health by enhancing body diversity to close the gap between what's ideal and what's real.
A smart bra for better heart health | Alicia Chong Rodriguez
Could an everyday clothing item help protect your health? In this quick talk, TED Fellow Alicia Chong Rodriguez introduces us to a smart bra designed to gather real-time data on biomarkers like heartbeat, breath and temperature. Learn how this life-saving gadget could help close the gender gap in cardiovascular research -- and, finally, usher women's health care into the 21st century.
Amazing and informative -- highly recommend!
TED Talks Daily is a podcast on Spotify and iTunes by TED. Think of a TED Talk – just without the video this time. For all podcast lovers and video haters, TED Talk podcasts appeal to just about everybody. Without the need to look at your phone and rather just listen, TED Talks Daily provides an easy way to be informed. Unlike most podcasts – each episode has a different host, as every TED Talk is never the same person.
The structure of this podcast is, well, unstructured. No episode is the same – each Ted Talk you watch or listen to is a new one. Most TED Talks Daily podcast episodes are typically less than 20 minutes long, providing listeners, especially those with short attention spans, a great amount of time to do some learning. The first episode I listened to was titled: “This could be why you’re depressed and anxious - Johann Hari.” Journalist Johann Hari talks about the causes of depression and anxiety. What a beautiful talk by Johann describing how depression truly affects our lives. Did you know 39% of Americans no longer feel like they’re close to anyone? He taught me that. I don’t want to spoil too much from this episode as it is such an inspiring listen – but if you feel like you want to know more about depression/anxiety/mental illness, this is it. An inspiring quote by him: “If you’re depressed or anxious, you’re not weak and you’re not crazy – you’re a human being with unmet needs.” This episode 100% needs a listen. The second episode I listened to was called: “4 questions you should always ask your doctor - Christer Mjaset.” A neurosurgeon, Christer Mjaset, explains how patients can have greater relationships with their doctors. Did you know most of the procedures performed could be avoided? This episode is a great listen as well if you want a perspective of a doctor.
As a TED Talk fan, and someone who goes to see TEDx events whenever they come to Winnipeg, I personally found both episodes to be quite enjoyable – any TED Talk will always keep me engaged. I don’t know what it is, but I could watch TED Talks forever and the fact that I found a podcast version makes things even more incredible. I am a person who enjoys listening to podcasts on my bus home from school or work and this podcast provides me with the ease of not having to worry about using up my data to watch a YouTube video. Also, the podcast format provides more room for multi-tasking. I am personally someone who suffers from anxiety and has a fantastic relationship with their doctor – so I found the episodes to be not only engaging for my own curiosity, but educational and fun.
The TED Talks Daily podcasts do not offer advertisements in their podcasts. These podcast episodes are recorded live just like the videos – however, this is just the audio. So, the only “advertising” in the episodes is at the beginning to know how to find out more about the speaker. And towards the end of the podcast after the speaker is finished, a preview for an upcoming episode plays. As a listener, I feel as though most people will skip over the ending. However, I am aware of the previews, so I continue to listen, and I find them interesting to know who is speaking next.
Out of five stars, I would rate this podcast a four. There is absolutely everything you could ever want in this podcast. If you like TED Talks, TED Talks Daily is the podcast for you. The only reason this podcast lost a star was lack of visuals – occasionally, in a TED Talk, the speaker provides graphs and pictures to add to their speech and the only downfall is that you do not get to see them. However, still very informative.
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These are great