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Design Matters: A conversation with Sarah Kay
Today, we're sharing an episode from another podcast in the TED Audio Collective: Design Matters with Debbie Millman. For over 15 years, Debbie has been interviewing incredibly creative people about how they design the arc of their lives. For more interviews with people like Jacqueline Woodson, Hrishikesh Hirway, Claire Danes, Adam Grant, Cheryl Strayed and many more, follow Design Matters with Debbie Millman wherever you're listening to this. And to learn more about the TED Audio Collective, visit audiocollective.ted.com
None of Your Business
A trans man in the South argues for his right to keep his history private and pushes against the idea that he must be "out" to be authentic and proud.
Lessons From a Sociopath
A woman with sociopathy argues that her condition is unfairly demonized in society and pulls back the curtain on this misunderstood disorder.
A judge who works in the juvenile justice system blows the whistle and reveals her plan to take power away from judges.
Things are not always what they appear. A ghostwriter who pens eulogies, wedding vows, and work emails for his clients makes a case for the hidden help he provides.
Born Too Soon
After years spent caring for extremely preterm babies, a nurse has an urgent message to share: Technology is saving babies earlier than ever, but the long term consequences aren't being made clear to parents. How do we bridge the gap between what modern medicine can do and the information patients are given?
Love this show but...
The ghost writer episode was very hard to listen to. The host’s opinion is clear and completely understandable, given that she identifies as a professional writer and poet.
I would wonder how a non-writer, non-poet, average person would feel about this topic. I for one (as a regular person) would fall on the side of indifference, and was a little unsettled at the hosts passionate vehemence toward the story’s subject.
The host shouldn’t be such an integral part of the show, maybe a guest host would have been a good idea for this particular episode.
The episodes are usually, (for lack of a better word) deeper than this. I hope Sarah Kay doesn’t inject herself, her bias, and her opinion so completely into the topic. Please just host the show, don’t let the show become about you. I think all of the other episodes have been great, and even moving at times.
Disagree with the host opinion
It was a bit annoying that the host kept insisting what the ghost writer does is taboo / unethical. As a person who is not skilled at writing I actually was wondering how to contact this guest or find others like him! I have a friend who is so much better at putting words together to describe anything, and she is our wordsmith guru. But I have no interest or patience in learning that skill. Exactly what the guest said
The Ghost / None of your Business
I was excited this show came back, but I’m finding the host to be judgmental and insensitive during the episodes. I had to stop listening to the ghost episode because Sarah’s bias came off so strong and it did not seem fair to the guest.