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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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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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    Body Electric: Your earbuds and you—what all that listening is doing to us

    Body Electric: Your earbuds and you—what all that listening is doing to us

    Our special series, Body Electric, is back! This time, host Manoush Zomorodi does a deep dive into our headphone habits... because many of us wear them for hours at a time, and all that listening is taking a toll on our hearing.

    Manoush speaks with exposure scientist Rick Neitzel, who has partnered with Apple on a first-of-its-kind study to find how our daily listening patterns are affecting our hearing. Neitzel offers advice on safe listening habits that can help protect our ears in the long term.

    Later, Manoush takes us into the future of "consumer hearables" and how tech companies want us to never — ever— take our earbuds out.

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    Binge the whole Body Electric series here. Sign up for the Body Electric Challenge and our newsletter here.

    Talk to us on Instagram @ManoushZ, or record a voice memo and email it to us at BodyElectric@npr.org.

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    They/Them, LatinX, Rigged: The history behind three words

    They/Them, LatinX, Rigged: The history behind three words

    Words are never just words. They carry context and controversy; they can signal identity or sow discord. This week, TED speakers explore the history and politics of our ever-evolving language. Guests include linguists Anne Curzan and John McWhorter, social psychologist Dannagal Young and writer Mark Forsyth.

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    The Future of Sustainability: Repair, repurpose, reimagine

    The Future of Sustainability: Repair, repurpose, reimagine

    "Reduce, reuse, recycle." We've heard that for decades - but does it work? This hour, TED speakers reimagine the well-known slogan and reconsider how we think about what we consume and throw away. Guests include right-to-repair advocate Gay Gordon-Byrne, materials scientist Andrew Dent, technologist Jamie Beard and animal scientist Ermias Kebreab. Original broadcast date: May 20, 2022

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    Why psychedelics may get FDA approval this summer (TED Radio Hour+)

    Why psychedelics may get FDA approval this summer (TED Radio Hour+)

    Next month, the FDA is set to decide whether MDMA-assisted therapy will become a legal and accessible treatment for PTSD. In this bonus episode, host Manoush Zomorodi talks with Rick Doblin, a pioneer in psychedelics research. Rick was featured in the episode "Through The Looking Glass" (https://n.pr/3WEJGIY). They talk about his group's work and the potential FDA approval.

    Since Manoush spoke to Rick, there have been questions raised about the clinical trial process. Learn more on NPR at https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2024/05/13/1250580932/ecstasy-mdma-ptsd-fda-approval.

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    Our Tech has a Climate Problem: Here's we solve it

    Our Tech has a Climate Problem: Here's we solve it

    AI, EVs, and satellites are tackling the climate crisis. But they have environmental downsides. This hour, TED speakers explain how to use these tools without making global warming worse. Guests include AI researchers Sasha Luccioni and Sims Witherspoon, climate researcher Elsa Dominish and astrodynamicist Moriba Jah.

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    Changing Our Minds: Why we should admit when we're wrong

    Changing Our Minds: Why we should admit when we're wrong

    Original broadcast date: Friday, December 3, 2021. Admitting we're wrong is painful — even seen as a sign of weakness. But what if we take a more flexible approach? This hour: how rethinking ideas can be good for our brains and our relationships. Guests include former GOP congressman Bob Inglis, organizational psychologist Adam Grant, and civil rights activist Loretta J. Ross.

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