150 episodes

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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    • Technology
    • 4.4, 17.4K 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.

    Our Relationship With Water

    Our Relationship With Water

    We need water to live. But with rising seas and so many lacking clean water — water is in crisis and so are we. This hour, TED speakers explore ideas around restoring our relationship with water. Guests on the show include legal scholar Kelsey Leonard, artist LaToya Ruby Frazier, and community organizer Colette Pichon Battle.

    • 50 min
    Processing The Pandemic

    Processing The Pandemic

    Between the pandemic and America's reckoning with racism and police brutality, many of us are anxious, angry, and depressed. This hour, TED Fellow and writer Laurel Braitman helps us process it all.

    • 52 min
    The Power Of Spaces

    The Power Of Spaces

    How do spaces shape the human experience? In what ways do our rooms, homes, and buildings give us meaning and purpose? This hour, TED speakers explore the power of the spaces we make and inhabit. Guests include architect Michael Murphy, musician David Byrne, artist Es Devlin, and architect Siamak Hariri.

    • 52 min
    Listen Again: What We Value

    Listen Again: What We Value

    Original broadcast date: May 1, 2020. As the pandemic reveals the weaknesses of our economy, businesses and consumers are rethinking what they value. This hour, TED's Corey Hajim shares ideas on shifting the role of business in society.

    • 51 min
    Making Amends

    Making Amends

    What makes a true apology? What does it mean to make amends for past mistakes? This hour, TED speakers explore how repairing the wrongs of the past is the first step toward healing for the future. Guests include historian and preservationist Brent Leggs, law professor Martha Minow, librarian Dawn Wacek, and playwright V (formerly Eve Ensler).

    • 51 min
    Listen Again: Meditations on Loneliness

    Listen Again: Meditations on Loneliness

    Original broadcast date: April 24, 2020. We're a social species now living in isolation. But loneliness was a problem well before this era of social distancing. This hour, TED speakers explore how we can live and make peace with loneliness. Guests on the show include author and illustrator Jonny Sun, psychologist Susan Pinker, architect Grace Kim, and writer Suleika Jaouad.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
17.4K Ratings

17.4K Ratings

P4 Gavin ,

Inspiring

I like the content of this podcast a great deal! :) The show focuses on tough questions and shows some creative ways of solving problems.

FrustratedEngineer663 ,

Please get back to “TED”

It’s pretty obvious looking through the recent reviews that there was some kind of “campaign” to bolster the host! It’s not about the host, it’s about the content! TED is T-technology, E-entertainment, D-design!! It’s not about social commentary *every* single episode. Please get back to science based inspirational topics that we look forward to hearing!!

Rayson19 ,

TED

I love the new host but I miss the opening; Technology, Engineering, Design!! Why did you drop it?!

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