14 episodes

Stories shared on the TED stage are seen and heard by millions around the world. But some ideas can’t be shared in the open — there are stories that are too risky, painful, or controversial. Sincerely, X provides a space to share powerful ideas anonymously. Stories that deserve to be heard, from people who remain hidden.

Sincerely, X TED Talks

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.2 • 1.3K Ratings

Stories shared on the TED stage are seen and heard by millions around the world. But some ideas can’t be shared in the open — there are stories that are too risky, painful, or controversial. Sincerely, X provides a space to share powerful ideas anonymously. Stories that deserve to be heard, from people who remain hidden.

    A Private Hell

    A Private Hell

    A small-town preacher in the Deep South with a radical secret: he doesn't believe in Hell. How do you lead people when you have fundamentally different beliefs?

    • 31 min
    Introducing Checking In with Susan David

    Introducing Checking In with Susan David

    We just launched another podcast from TED, called Checking In with Susan David. In each episode, Susan David—a psychologist at Harvard Medical School—offers us a different strategy to help us cope with our heightened emotions during this global pandemic.

    Here's the first episode: If you’re feeling consumed by fear, panic, worry, or any other difficult emotion during this time, you’re not alone. But pushing these feelings to the side, or passing them along, simply doesn't work. Instead of rejecting your difficult emotions, learn the steps that you can take today to boost your immunity to these social contagions. If you enjoy the episode, you can find it anywhere you listen to podcasts. Subscribe now to get new episodes every Monday, find the show at: tedtalks.social/susandavid

    • 12 min
    Share your idea—anonymously! Sincerely, X Season 2

    Share your idea—anonymously! Sincerely, X Season 2

    We're looking for new stories for our upcoming season of Sincerely, X. Do you have an idea that’s too important to stay secret? We want to hear about it. Visit go.ted.com/sincerelyx to get in touch and share your idea anonymously. Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.

    • 58 sec
    Gifted Kid

    Gifted Kid

    A gifted child. A rough neighborhood. A teacher who knows how to break the cycle. [Contains explicit content] Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.

    • 27 min
    Rural Woman

    Rural Woman

    A small town she loves. A big realization. What happens when rural traditions need reinventing? Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.

    • 20 min
    Reclaiming Power

    Reclaiming Power

    A devastating assault. A story of how this powerful person turned loss into gain. Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Kiera Byrd ,

Who’s story is it?

As an adoptee who found my birth parents over 20 years ago, I understand completely the longing and necessity of finding out who they are. Not knowing, and having requested information from the adoption agency, and realizing the person telling me this non identifying information had all the answers right there and I couldn’t see them, felt ridiculous and unfair.

These DNA tests make what was once a really difficult journey so much simpler. Having answers, no matter what they are, completes the life of searching and wondering for adoptees.

More and more often I also hear stories about men who have raised children only to find through one of the tests that they are not the biological father.

Nothing can take away the parenthood of the people who raise and love the children they adopted. That’s the most important thing to remember.

Spacekadette ,

Great Content, but..

..the sound production is horrible.
Who puts upbeat, funky music behind a tragic story!? It’s distracting and takes away from the story.

Nowack's ,

Love it BUT...

I love this show... my only issue is... I miss it! Please more episodes!

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