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Head of TED Chris Anderson speaks with some of the world’s most interesting people to dig into the provocative and powerful ideas of our time.

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Head of TED Chris Anderson speaks with some of the world’s most interesting people to dig into the provocative and powerful ideas of our time.

    Bonus: Adam Kucharski on what should -- and shouldn't -- worry us about the coronavirus

    Bonus: Adam Kucharski on what should -- and shouldn't -- worry us about the coronavirus

    Infectious disease expert Adam Kucharski uses mathematical models to help the world understand how diseases like Ebola and Zika spread, and how they can be controlled. Now, as the threat of COVID-19 continues to rise, he gives us a necessary perspective on its transmission, how governments have responded and what needs to change in order to end the pandemic.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Bonus: Tom Rivett-Carnac is optimistic about the fate of our planet

    Bonus: Tom Rivett-Carnac is optimistic about the fate of our planet

    In this bonus episode, Chris talks with climate policy expert Tom Rivett-Carnac, who worked with Christiana Figueres—guest from our last episode!—to negotiate the landmark Paris Agreement. They discuss why we need optimism to solve the climate crisis, and why TED’s new COUNTDOWN initiative can serve as a key catalyst of this optimism for countries, cities and citizens everywhere. This conversation was originally shared on the podcast Outrage and Optimism—check it out wherever you get your podcasts.

    For more go to: countdown.ted.com

    • 49 min
    Christiana Figueres on how we can solve the climate crisis

    Christiana Figueres on how we can solve the climate crisis

    In 2015, Christiana Figueres brokered the historic Paris Agreement to combat climate change. She gives an inside look at the negotiations that led to a commitment from 195 countries to work toward a low carbon future and discusses her current work on COUNTDOWN, an ambitious new initiative from TED aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Frances Frei's three pillars of leadership

    Frances Frei's three pillars of leadership

    A professor at Harvard Business School and expert in work culture, Frei goes into companies like WeWork and Uber with the goal of turning toxic environments into healthy, inclusive spaces. She shares why authenticity, logic and empathy are the most vital skills an employee can have — and how the measure of a true leader can be seen not just in their presence, but in their absence, too.

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    • 59 min
    Donald Hoffman has a radical new theory on how we experience reality

    Donald Hoffman has a radical new theory on how we experience reality

    According to cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman, our brains are showing us a "hacked" version of reality. His revolutionary new way of thinking about consciousness combines the study of evolution with insights into brain activity in an attempt to solve the mysteries behind how we perceive the world.

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    • 54 min
    Kate Raworth argues that rethinking economics can save our planet

    Kate Raworth argues that rethinking economics can save our planet

    Endless growth may actually be hurting our economy—and our planet. Economist Kate Raworth makes a case for “doughnut economics”: an alternative way to look at the economic systems ruling our societies and imagine a sustainable future for all.

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    • 53 min

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