99 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 • 425 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

    A company is not a family with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

    A company is not a family with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

    Brian Chesky, the CEO and cofounder of Airbnb, is firmly in the trust business. His focus isn't only on building a trusted platform for people to rent their homes to strangers — it's on earning the trust of his employees. Adam and Brian discuss how to lead with care in tough times, why it's better to overcommunicate than undercommunicate, what to expect for the future of work, and why a company should be treated as a community rather than a family. Transcripts for ReThinking are available at go.ted.com/RWAGscripts

    • 38 min
    Reimagining technology – and talking to animals – with Aza Raskin

    Reimagining technology – and talking to animals – with Aza Raskin

    Years ago, Aza Raskin invented the infinite scroll – and yes, he regrets it. Today, Aza is the co-founder of the Center For Humane Technology and the Earth Species Project. Aza’s work focuses on creating and advocating for ethical technology that benefits collective well-being. For his latest project, he’s looking beyond humanity, using artificial intelligence to decode whale communication and see what lessons we might learn from the animal world. In this expansive conversation, Adam and Aza discuss ways to improve social media, how communicating with other species could change our world, and why everyone – including our governments – needs to upgrade our thinking about an AI world.  Transcripts for ReThinking are available at go.ted.com/RWAGscripts

    • 42 min
    The art of failure with David Duchovny

    The art of failure with David Duchovny

    David Duchovny knows a lot about success — he’s a Golden Globe-winning actor who has had iconic roles from The X-Files to Californication. But as a literature PhD dropout turned director turned songwriter and novelist, David is more interested in failure and what it can teach us. Adam and David discuss the value of falling short of our goals, the perils of success, and whether nice people really finish last. David’s new podcast Fail Better is out now. Transcripts for ReThinking are available at go.ted.com/RWAGscripts

    • 30 min
    The art of vulnerability and connection with comedian Mae Martin

    The art of vulnerability and connection with comedian Mae Martin

    Mae Martin is a comedian, improviser, screenwriter, and podcast host. Their work on Netflix includes the stand-up special Sap and the aptly named TV series Feel Good. Adam and Mae chat about the value of vulnerability in connection, snapping out of procrastination, shame spirals, and life lessons from the art of improvisation.

    Transcripts for ReThinking are available at go.ted.com/RWAGscripts

    • 35 min
    Kara Swisher on speaking truth to power

    Kara Swisher on speaking truth to power

    Kara Swisher made her name by being disarmingly direct with the who’s who of tech – from Steve Jobs to Bill Gates to Elon Musk. So why doesn’t she like the phrase “speak truth to power?” The journalist, author, and host of the popular podcasts Pivot and On joins Adam to discuss her history of assertiveness and her strategies for challenging authority. Then, they dive into Silicon Valley’s favorite status symbols, the difference between being demanding and being demeaning, and the future of technology and accountability. Kara’s latest book, Burn Book: A Tech Love Story, is out now.

    Transcripts for ReThinking are available at go.ted.com/RWAGscripts

    • 32 min
    Anne Lamott's thoughts on love, writing, and being judgy

    Anne Lamott's thoughts on love, writing, and being judgy

    Anne Lamott may be your favorite writer’s favorite writer. The author of many beloved books, including the modern classic Bird by Bird, Anne’s writing is singularly insightful, moving, and oftentimes funny. Adam and Anne chat about the art of great writing, the challenges of being kinder to others and ourselves, and the lessons to be learned from a life examined. Then, Anne helps with a special request. Anne’s latest book, Somehow: Thoughts on Love, is out now.

    Transcripts for ReThinking are available at go.ted.com/RWAGscripts

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
425 Ratings

425 Ratings

@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.

crlntmtch ,

Great Podcast!

I am a regular listener and always enjoy hearing the conversation. But—-the opportunity to listen to Adam and Jennifer Garner was delightful! I look forward to reading the book and continuing to listen.

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