150 episodes

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.

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

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Listen Again: Work, Play, Rest - Part 2

    Listen Again: Work, Play, Rest - Part 2

    Original broadcast date: February 11, 2022. As kids, play comes naturally. But over time, it gets replaced with work. This hour, TED speakers explore how to reconnect with play—to spark creativity, combat despair, and find our way in the world. Guests include musician Jacob Collier, human rights activist Yana Buhrer Tavanier, and web developer Stuart Duncan.

    • 49 min
    Listen Again: Work, Play, Rest - Part 1

    Listen Again: Work, Play, Rest - Part 1

    Original broadcast date: February 4, 2022. The past few years have shaken the fundamental ways we live. It's... disorienting. But it's also an opportunity to reexamine how we spend our time. Over the next three episodes, TED speakers will investigate evolving notions of what it means to pay our bills, feel joy in play, and rest our minds and bodies. This hour: Work. Guests include labor organizer Jess Kutch, social entrepreneur Irma Olguin, and tech reporter Kevin Roose.

    • 49 min
    Rosanne Cash: The Rhythm and Rhyme of Memory

    Rosanne Cash: The Rhythm and Rhyme of Memory

    For decades, Rosanne Cash has soared through the ranks of music with her powerhouse poetic skills and wistful reflections on her past. This hour, we explore Rosanne's life and legacy through her music.

    • 51 min
    Listen Again: A Century Of Money (2020)

    Listen Again: A Century Of Money (2020)

    Original broadcast date: December 11, 2020. Recessions, depressions, bubbles, and blue skies — our economy has a history of soaring and plummeting. This hour, TED speakers look to the past for lessons on building a more stable financial future. Guests include journalist Kathleen Day, financial advisor Tammy Lally, writer Elizabeth White, and filmmaker Abigail Disney.

    • 49 min
    The Birds And The Bees

    The Birds And The Bees

    "The birds and the bees" may be a emphamism for human reproduction, but procreation of actual winged animals is far wilder. This hour, TED speakers explore how birds, bees and bugs multiply. Guests include beekeeper Noah Wilson-Rich, biologist Carin Bondar, behavioral ecologist Marlene Zuk and comedian Julia Sweeney.

    • 49 min
    Searching For Alien Life

    Searching For Alien Life

    Are we alone in the universe? Are we one of a crowd? This hour, we travel the cosmos with TED science curator David Biello, exploring where we are in the search for alien life.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
803 Ratings

803 Ratings

alexinou15 ,

Lots of “Ah-ha” Moments in Fantastic Conversations and Interviews

Every week or so, Manoush revisits a theme through conversations with various speakers from different TED talks.
I love how Manoush interviews them, never shying away from toufh questions but always personable and making us at ease, while uncovering fantastic ideas and revelations.
Great balance between conversational interviews, commentary and extracts from TED talks.

failbiscuit ,

Sadly no longer worth a listen

This used to be a great, informative and interesting podcast covering a range of topics. Unfortunately, the feed is now more repeats than new shows and the topics that are covered are so narrow that any balance of content is lost. Have unsubscribed.

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.

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