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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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    • 4.6 • 49 Ratings

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: School Of Life (2020)

    Listen Again: School Of Life (2020)

    Original broadcast date: October 2, 2020. Millions of kids returned to school this month. But if there's one thing we've learned from the past two years, it's that there's so much to learn outside the classroom as well. This hour, TED speakers explore life lessons that teach us far more than any textbook. Guests on the show include politician Stacey Abrams, sailor Tracy Edwards, educator Alvin Irby, and LGBTQ rights advocate Ash Beckham.

    • 54 min
    Jason Reynolds: The Antidote To Hopelessness

    Jason Reynolds: The Antidote To Hopelessness

    Jason Reynolds is an award-winning author and National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. This hour, Jason speaks with Manoush about reaching kids through stories that let them feel understood. This conversation is part of a collaboration between NPR and the Library of Congress National Book Festival. For more information about the festival visit loc.gov/bookfest

    • 51 min
    Listen Again: The Gratitude Chain: A.J. Jacobs

    Listen Again: The Gratitude Chain: A.J. Jacobs

    Original broadcast date: February 19, 2021. When A.J. Jacobs set out to thank everyone who made his morning cup of coffee, he realized the chain of thank-yous was endless. This hour, Jacobs shares ideas on gratitude—and how to make it count.

    • 52 min
    The Food Connection

    The Food Connection

    Food is one of life's greatest pleasures, yet many of our food systems are flawed. This hour, TED speakers look to the past to reconnect with what we eat, and the present to reimagine our food future. Guests include forager Alexis Nikole Nelson, chef Sean Sherman, social entrepreneur Jasmine Crowe, and environmental journalist Amanda Little.

    • 51 min
    Listen Again — Esther Perel: Building Resilient Relationships (2020)

    Listen Again — Esther Perel: Building Resilient Relationships (2020)

    Original broadcast date: September 11, 2020. How do we build more trusting and empathetic relationships, even during a crisis? This hour, therapist Esther Perel shares ideas on creating lasting bonds in romance, family, and at work.

    • 52 min
    Elise Hu: The Beauty Ideal

    Elise Hu: The Beauty Ideal

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But it's also shaped by global norms. This hour, journalist Elise Hu reflects on what's considered beautiful now, and how we'll think about beauty in the future.

    • 52 min

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I like how you thread together the TED talks according to a theme; makes it more interesting and let’s me consider other talks I wouldn’t have otherwise checked out. Keep up the good work!

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