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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.

    Changing Our Minds

    Changing Our Minds

    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.

    • 52 min
    Listen Again: Making Amends

    Listen Again: Making Amends

    Original broadcast date: July 10, 2020. 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 Brent Leggs, law professor Martha Minow, librarian Dawn Wacek, and playwright V (formerly Eve Ensler).

    • 51 min
    Listen Again: Jen Gunter: Body Talk

    Listen Again: Jen Gunter: Body Talk

    Original broadcast date: May 28, 2021. What does it mean to be healthy and to care for our bodies? This hour, physician and writer Jen Gunter empowers us to cut through false medical claims and make informed decisions about our health.

    • 51 min
    Bonus Episode: Robin Steinberg

    Bonus Episode: Robin Steinberg

    Nearly half a million Americans are jailed because they can't pay bail. In this live conversation, host Manoush Zomorodi interviews public defender Robin Steinberg, who has created a rotating bail fund to help pay cash bail for those who can't afford it. This bonus episode is a follow up to our most recent episode, Bucking The System – stories of outsiders who are taking on institutions like schools, medicine, and policing.

    • 13 min
    Bucking The System

    Bucking The System

    We hear calls for systemic change, but what does that look like? This hour, TED speakers share stories of taking on institutions — from schools, to medicine, to policing — so they work for everyone. Guests include economist Emily Oster, lawyer Priti Krishtel, and social psychologist Phillip Atiba Goff.

    • 52 min
    Listen Again: Nora McInerny: Life's Rough Edges

    Listen Again: Nora McInerny: Life's Rough Edges

    When experiencing grief or hardship, how can we move forward? This hour, writer Nora McInerny shares ideas on navigating the most difficult parts of life... and living life fully in the face of loss.

    • 51 min

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