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, 16.7K 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.

    Climate Mindset

    Climate Mindset

    In the past few months, human beings have come together to fight a global threat. This hour, TED speakers explore how our response can be the catalyst to fight another global crisis: climate change. Guests include political strategist Tom Rivett-Carnac, diplomat Christiana Figueres, climate justice activist Xiye Bastida, and writer, illustrator, and artist Oliver Jeffers.

    • 52 min
    Listen Again: Uncharted

    Listen Again: Uncharted

    Original broadcast date: March 27, 2020. There's so much we've yet to explore—from outer space to the deep ocean to our own brains. This hour, Manoush goes on a journey through those uncharted places, led by TED Science Curator David Biello.

    • 52 min
    The Biology Of Sex

    The Biology Of Sex

    Many of us were taught biological sex is a question of female or male, XX or XY ... but it's far more complicated. This hour, TED speakers explore what determines our sex. Guests on the show include artist Emily Quinn, journalist Molly Webster, neuroscientist Lisa Mosconi, and structural biologist Karissa Sanbonmatsu.

    • 51 min
    What We Value

    What We Value

    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
    Meditations On Loneliness

    Meditations On Loneliness

    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
    Pure Joy

    Pure Joy

    More than ever, we need to make time for joy. This hour, Manoush and TED's Head Curator Helen Walters explore talks that surprise, inspire, and delight.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
16.7K Ratings

16.7K Ratings

jrrandhawa ,

Educational, Captivating and Entertaining

Manoush Zomorodi is one of my favorite podcast hosts! I really enjoy listening to different topics, which further leads do listening to the original Ted Talk. I especially find it useful because I can zero in on a curated list of Ted Talks. M Zomorodi’s style of interviewing is so refreshing, the little lighthearted touches are a bonus!

sewhappy91 ,

Thought producing

Manoush is a wonderful host and she brings new thoughts and ideas to an already informative and thought producing podcast. Thank you!

Binyacom ,

Stimulating and relevant, favorite podcast.

Can’t say enough good things about the Ted Radio Hour. Very few episodes that have not kept me engaged and hungry for more from the hosts and guests. Relevant to our time and issues. Love how it weaves an insightful theme through several Ted Talks and digs deeper with the speakers. Guy (previous) and Manoush (current)...superb hosts and interviewers, and obvious top-notch talent on the joint NPR/TED team that brings it all together.

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