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Exploring the biggest questions of our time with the help of the world's greatest thinkers. Host Manoush Zomorodi inspires us to learn more about the world, our communities, and most importantly, ourselves.

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    • 4.3 • 19.2K Ratings

Exploring the biggest questions of our time with the help of the world's greatest thinkers. Host Manoush Zomorodi inspires us to learn more about the world, our communities, and most importantly, ourselves.

    Listen Again: The Life Cycles Of Cities (2020)

    Listen Again: The Life Cycles Of Cities (2020)

    Original broadcast date: November 15, 2020. Cities are never static; they can transform in months, years, or centuries. This hour, TED speakers explore how today's cities are informed by the past, and how they'll need to evolve for the future. Guests include archaeologist Alyssa Loorya, architects Marwa Al-Sabouni and Rahul Mehrotra, and landscape architect Kotchakorn Voraakhom.

    • 52 min
    Dave Eggers: Writing For A Better Future

    Dave Eggers: Writing For A Better Future

    Fiction can serve as a window into multiple realities—to imagine different futures or understand our own past. This hour, author and TED speaker Dave Eggers talks technology, education, and the healing power of writing.

    • 50 min
    Listen Again: Through The Looking Glass

    Listen Again: Through The Looking Glass

    Original broadcast date: Friday, March 19, 2021. Our senses can only take us so far in understanding the world. But with the right tools, we can dig deeper. This hour, TED speakers take us through the looking glass, where we explore new frontiers. Guests include astrophysicist Emily Levesque, wildlife filmmaker Ariel Waldman, psychedelic-assisted psychotherapist Rick Doblin, and science fiction author Charlie Jane Anders.

    • 51 min
    Reshaping Evolution

    Reshaping Evolution

    New innovations in gene and stem cell technology have the power to shape ecosystems and even change humanity. This hour, TED speakers share the breakthroughs heralding the next scientific revolution. Guests include biochemist Jennifer Doudna, physicist and biotech entrepreneur Nabiha Saklayen, and conservation innovator and biotech entrepreneur Ryan Phelan.

    • 50 min
    Listen Again: An SOS From The Ocean

    Listen Again: An SOS From The Ocean

    Original broadcast date: June 25, 2021. For centuries, humans have relied on the oceans for resources and food... but even the deepest sea has its limits. This hour, TED speakers discuss how we can save our seas to save our planet.

    • 52 min
    Bonus Episode: Kelp Farming, for the Climate

    Bonus Episode: Kelp Farming, for the Climate

    As part of our series about oceans, we're featuring a special bonus episode from our friends at Gimlet's How to Save a Planet. Hosts Alex Blumberg and Ayana Elizabeth Johnson explore how seaweed and giant kelp can help us address climate change and how fisherman Bren Smith has become kelp's unlikely evangelist. Listen to more episodes of How to Save a Planet on Spotify, including part II of Bren Smith's story. Follow How to Save a Planet and host Alex Blumberg and Ayana Elizabeth Johnson on Twitter. (Warning: This episode contains some explicit language).

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
19.2K Ratings

19.2K Ratings

Fox Lombardi ,

Saved My Life…

This show really opens your mind and personally pushed my intellect towards a much better future. Guy and Manoush are great talent and can really pull you in for that hour to allow you, me personally to transcend past my ignorance. Great work and thank you all behind the scenes!

harshnsingh ,

Bring back Guy Raz

This used to be my go to podcast for quite sometime but then for some reasons NPR opted to change the host. The new host isn’t engaging. Worst part is that the content is still impeccable but then it’s so boring that I have stopped listening

Baltimoreguy543 ,

Straying

No longer a podcast about Technology, Design, and Entertainment. Ah well. Old episodes with Guy are still good.

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