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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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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 Biology Of Sex

    Listen Again: The Biology Of Sex

    Original broadcast date: May 8, 2020. Many of us were taught biological sex is a question of female or male, XX or XY ... but it's far more complicated. This hour, TED speakers explore what determines our sex. Guests on the show include artist Emily Quinn, journalist Molly Webster, neuroscientist Lisa Mosconi, and structural biologist Karissa Sanbonmatsu.

    • 52 min
    Our Relationship With Water

    Our Relationship With Water

    We need water to live. But with rising seas and so many lacking clean water — water is in crisis and so are we. This hour, TED speakers explore ideas around restoring our relationship with water. Guests on the show include legal scholar Kelsey Leonard, artist LaToya Ruby Frazier, and community organizer Colette Pichon Battle.

    • 50 min
    Processing The Pandemic

    Processing The Pandemic

    Between the pandemic and America's reckoning with racism and police brutality, many of us are anxious, angry, and depressed. This hour, TED Fellow and writer Laurel Braitman helps us process it all.

    • 52 min
    The Power Of Spaces

    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.

    • 52 min
    Listen Again: What We Value

    Listen Again: What We Value

    Original broadcast date: May 1, 2020. As the pandemic reveals the weaknesses of our economy, businesses and consumers are rethinking what they value. This hour, TED's Corey Hajim shares ideas on shifting the role of business in society.

    • 51 min
    Making Amends

    Making Amends

    What makes a true apology? What does it mean to make amends for past mistakes? This hour, TED speakers explore how repairing the wrongs of the past is the first step toward healing for the future. Guests include historian and preservationist Brent Leggs, law professor Martha Minow, librarian Dawn Wacek, and playwright V (formerly Eve Ensler).

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
744 Ratings

744 Ratings

BridNiDhon ,

Thought Provoking

Manoush has gone a great job as the new host. I love this show. Lots of inspiration for how to have more impact on the world and your own life. Its a great way to catch all the ideas in TED talks with summaries from 3 or 4 in each episode.

soifiane ,

Missing Guy

The new hostess has done a great job, but Guy was the perfect and still the perfect guy for this position, his voice has always made my nights long and very informative woth his ted talks, please bring him back ASAP !!!

ApCooper1086 ,

Phenomenal podcast

I stumbled on the Ted Radio Hour a few years ago and it’s become a staple of mine.

Not only is it always entertaining, it’s hugely thought provoking, and enables me to get totally different perspectives about a lot of things I haven’t explored.

It’s a must listen for me.

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