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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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    • Technology
    • 4.3 • 18.8K 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: Our Relationship With Water

    Listen Again: 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.

    • 52 min
    A Love Letter To The Ocean

    A Love Letter To The Ocean

    Oceans cover nearly 75% of the Earth. While they seem vast and frightening, they're also enchanting and whimsical. This hour, TED speakers dive into stories of connection — and even love — in the sea. Guests include adventurer Catherine Mohr, marine biologists Marah Hardt and Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and venom scientist Mandë Holford.

    • 51 min
    Bonus Episode: Jon M. Chu

    Bonus Episode: Jon M. Chu

    Ever since he started shooting home movies with his family's bulky video camera, Jon M. Chu knew he wanted to be a filmmaker. But after directing several Hollywood blockbuster films like G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Now You See Me 2, Jon felt uninspired by the stories he was bringing to the silver screen. In 2018, he directed Crazy Rich Asians — the first Hollywood film with a majority Asian cast in 25 years — and in 2021, Lin Manuel Miranda's In the Heights. We featured Jon M. Chu in TED Radio Hour's recent episode The Artist's Voice.

    • 37 min
    Listen Again: Clint Smith

    Listen Again: Clint Smith

    Original broadcast date: June 5, 2020. The killing of George Floyd by a police officer in 2020 sparked massive protests nationwide. This hour, writer and scholar Clint Smith reflects on this moment, through conversation, letters, and poetry.

    • 52 min
    Jen Gunter: Body Talk

    Jen Gunter: Body Talk

    What does it mean to be healthy and to care for our bodies? Physician and writer Jen Gunter empowers us to cut through false medical claims and make informed decisions about our health.

    • 51 min
    Listen Again: Breathe

    Listen Again: Breathe

    Original broadcast date: January 15, 2021. Breathing is essential to life. And lately, the safety of the air we inhale, or the need to pause and take a deep breath, is on our minds a lot. This hour, TED speakers explore the power of breath. Guests include former world champion freediver Tanya Streeter, journalist Beth Gardiner, activist Yvette Arellano, paleontologist Emma Schachner, scent historian Caro Verbeek, and mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
18.8K Ratings

18.8K Ratings

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So informative!

Love this podcast. Interesting subjects, informative guest speakers an absolutely wonderful listen! Tickle your brains and your emotions.

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Uniquely Great!

Whoever thought of doing a podcast that curates the best TED Talks around specific themes deserves a MacArthur Genius Award. This show amplifies the message and content of individual speakers by helping us see the connections and that’s transformative.

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I absolutely love Ted Radio Hour. I am constantly being entertained and learn so much from that entertainment. Ted Radio Hour is like a life line for my intellect and heart at the same time! As someone who is a busy working person I don’t have time for classes but I spend a lot of time in my car for work and have listening time while doing chores and exercising and have come to enjoy the diverse subjects and the way they are presented.

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