108 episodes

As an organizational psychologist, Adam Grant believes that great minds don't think alike; they challenge each other to think differently. In Re:Thinking with Adam Grant, he has lively discussions and debates with some of the world's most interesting thinkers, creators, achievers, and leaders—from Lin-Manuel Miranda to Brené Brown to Mark Cuban, and Olympic medalists to Nobel laureates to Oscar winners. By diving inside their minds, Adam is on a mission to uncover bold insights and share surprising science that can make us all a little bit smarter. Tune in to Re:Thinking with Adam Grant. You might just be inspired to let go of some old ideas and embrace some new ones.

ReThinking TED Audio Collective

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 446 Ratings

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As an organizational psychologist, Adam Grant believes that great minds don't think alike; they challenge each other to think differently. In Re:Thinking with Adam Grant, he has lively discussions and debates with some of the world's most interesting thinkers, creators, achievers, and leaders—from Lin-Manuel Miranda to Brené Brown to Mark Cuban, and Olympic medalists to Nobel laureates to Oscar winners. By diving inside their minds, Adam is on a mission to uncover bold insights and share surprising science that can make us all a little bit smarter. Tune in to Re:Thinking with Adam Grant. You might just be inspired to let go of some old ideas and embrace some new ones.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Beyond breaking the glass ceiling with Julia Gillard, Australia’s first female prime minister

    Beyond breaking the glass ceiling with Julia Gillard, Australia’s first female prime minister

    Julia Gillard served as the Prime Minister of Australia from 2010 to 2013. During her tenure as the first woman to hold that role, she gave an electrifying speech about sexism and how it impacts all women, even those in power. Since then, she has continued to fight for gender equality. In this interview, she opens up about the challenges faced by women in leadership positions and the reactions to her viral speech. She also talks about the causes of deepening gender divides, how feminism also benefits men, and the qualities great leaders should embody regardless of how they identify.Transcripts for ReThinking are available at go.ted.com/RWAGscripts An excerpt from Julia Gillard's 2020 speech was used in this episode. The clip was sourced from the Commonwealth of Australia, and is used under Creative Commons License CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 AU.

    • 47 min
    Explaining the Dunning-Kruger effect and overcoming overconfidence with David Dunning

    Explaining the Dunning-Kruger effect and overcoming overconfidence with David Dunning

    The Dunning-Kruger effect is a rare psychological concept that has achieved pop culture fame. David Dunning -- the lead author and one of the world’s most-cited psychologists -- joins Adam to discuss his famous findings about the arrogance of ignorance, the challenges of knowing what you don’t know, and the dangers of “doing your own research.” Then David and Adam uncover strategies for overcoming overconfidence among amateurs as well as experts.Transcripts for ReThinking are available at go.ted.com/RWAGscripts    

    • 37 min
    Mellody Hobson on taking tough feedback (re-release)

    Mellody Hobson on taking tough feedback (re-release)

    Criticism rarely comes wrapped in a shiny gift box, tied with a bow. As a trailblazing leader, one of Mellody Hobson’s gifts is finding the diamond in the rough. She and Adam unpack how to look for the grain of truth in any critique, when to discount feedback, and what it takes to be honest without being brutal.Find the full text transcript at go.ted.com/T4G7

    • 37 min
    Decoding Gen-Z slang and grammar pet peeves with linguist Anne Curzan

    Decoding Gen-Z slang and grammar pet peeves with linguist Anne Curzan

    Anne Curzan is a professional word nerd. As a linguist and English professor, Anne studies the history of the English language — and how public attitudes about words shift over time. Adam and Anne geek out over whether the grammar rules you learned in school are justified, why some language peeves are (or aren't) worth holding onto, and confess what they're learning from Gen-Z slang. Anne's latest book, Says Who? A Kinder, Funner Usage Guide For Everyone Who Cares About Words, is out now.Transcripts for ReThinking are available at go.ted.com/RWAGscripts

    • 37 min
    How novelist Gabrielle Zevin learned to enjoy failure

    How novelist Gabrielle Zevin learned to enjoy failure

    Gabrielle Zevin wrote the runaway bestseller Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, but she doesn’t expect anyone to know most of her other nine books. The acclaimed novelist joins Adam to discuss how to face failure, find inspiration, make sure success doesn't hinder creativity, and stay motivated when your goals don't align with your skills. Then, they riff on the most important elements of a story and several mic drop moments in her work. Transcripts for ReThinking are available at go.ted.com/RWAGscripts

    • 38 min
    Richard Branson on saying yes now and figuring it out later

    Richard Branson on saying yes now and figuring it out later

    Sir Richard Branson has spent his lifetime taking dreams and making them reality. As the founder of the Virgin Group, he's built more than 400 businesses spanning from retail to music to transport. In his spare time, he’s advocated for human rights and sustainability — and set world records for hot air ballooning and kitesurfing. Richard talks with Adam about what he’s learned about courage and risk-taking in more than half a century of entrepreneurship, unveils his distinctive view of competition, and shares what he thinks great leaders have in common. Richard’s new audiobook, "Losing and Finding My Virginity: The Full Story," is out now.Transcripts for ReThinking are available at go.ted.com/RWAGscripts

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
446 Ratings

446 Ratings

JNSomos ,

Love it but either fix the editing or hold off on cutting interviewees off

Long time listener, first time reviewer. Love this show ! Some feedback to improve- I can’t tell if this is just the editing of the show, but the latest episode on Dunning-Kruger effect sounds like Adam is cutting off and interrupting the interviewee constantly- like the entire episode… it got super distracting! Otherwise not a lot else to gripe about, great job on the show!

@TheGirlPie ,

Great show - BRILLIANT with Kara Swish

Thank you Adam! Getting Kara on stage with you about her “Burn Book” is a total SAVE EPISODE. Keep up the great work, AG!

Begown ,

Show is great, really thoroughly enjoyable

This review section though is…something. Whether it is claiming the show lacks “diversity” and doesn’t scrutinize every trope used to make a point or saying that he allows antisemitism for (see if you can keep up here) - interviewing Jennifer Garner, who is friends with Mark Ruffalo, who called for a ceasefire in Gaza by saying we’re not going to “bomb our way to peace.” It’s exhausting.

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