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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.Get more brainy miscellany with TED Radio Hour+. Your subscription supports the show and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/ted

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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.Get more brainy miscellany with TED Radio Hour+. Your subscription supports the show and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/ted

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    Heartache

    Heartache

    Original broadcast date: October 1, 2021. When stress, fear or sadness weigh on us, our hearts can suffer — even break. But there are ways to mend our broken hearts. This hour, TED speakers share stories and ideas about soothing heartache. Guests include cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar, law professor Jeannie Suk Gersen, pediatric nurse Hui-wen Sato, and climate activist Knut Ivar Bjørlykhaug.

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    A YouTube superstar on why late night TV wasn't built for outsiders (TED Radio Hour+)

    A YouTube superstar on why late night TV wasn't built for outsiders (TED Radio Hour+)

    When Lilly Singh became the first bisexual woman of color to host a late night network TV show, she thought she got a seat at the table. But in this extended interview, Singh shares how that seat came with impossible expectations. Singh was featured in the episode "Loudmouths" (https://n.pr/49BGKjJ).

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    Doppelgangers

    Doppelgangers

    The term can refer to a double, a ghost, a shadow. But it can mean much more. From our online mirror world, to digital simulators, to the Earth's twin--TED speakers learn from the uncanny second self. Guests include author Naomi Klein, aerospace engineer Karen Willcox, planetary scientist Sarah T. Stewart and psychologist Nancy Segal.

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    What Leadership Looks Like

    What Leadership Looks Like

    Original broadcast date: April 29, 2022. From workplaces to schools to national governments, leaders everywhere are being called on to solve complex problems with humility and bravery. This hour, we consider what it takes to be a leader. Guests include executive coach Patrice Gordon, organizational psychologist Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, former First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon, and educator Shabana Basij-Rasikh.

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    A technologist on why neurotechnology will change your life (TED Radio Hour+)

    A technologist on why neurotechnology will change your life (TED Radio Hour+)

    Apple's new Vision Pro is part of a move to integrate wearable devices into our daily lives—and this is just the beginning. Technologist and entrepreneur Conor Russomanno has developed an open source brain-sensing headset at the bleeding edge of neurotechnology. He and host Manoush Zomorodi talk about the ethics and business models of devices that can monitor our thoughts and emotions. Russomanno was featured in last week's episode "Brain Hacks" (https://n.pr/48RKGNl).

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    Brain Hacks

    Brain Hacks

    We're entering a new era of brain monitoring and enhancement, but what are the ethical implications? This hour, TED speakers explore the potential and pitfalls of merging our minds with machines. Guests include legal scholar and AI ethicist Nita Farahany, neurotechnologist and entrepreneur Conor Russomanno, neuroscientist and physician Sergiu Pașca and sous chef Kate Faulkner.

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