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, 17.2K 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.

    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
    TED Radio Wow-er

    TED Radio Wow-er

    School's out, but many kids—and their parents—are still stuck at home. Let's keep learning together. Special guest Guy Raz joins Manoush for an hour packed with TED science lessons for everyone.

    • 51 min
    The Greater Good?

    The Greater Good?

    In times of crisis, how do we decide what personal sacrifices we must make for the benefit of all? This hour, TED speakers share four different ideas about how to act for the greater good.

    • 51 min
    Ingrained Injustice

    Ingrained Injustice

    As protests for racial justice continue, many are asking how racism became so embedded in our lives. This hour, TED's Whitney Pennington Rodgers guides us through talks that offer part of the answer.

    • 50 min
    Clint Smith

    Clint Smith

    The killing of George Floyd by a police officer has sparked massive protests nationwide. This hour, writer and scholar Clint Smith reflects on this moment, through conversation, letters, and poetry.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
17.2K Ratings

17.2K Ratings

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Complex issues made simple

I have always loved watching Ted Talks and love the way that Ted Radio Hour produces a show that goes beyond just the talk. They have a knack of breaking down the most complicated information and turning it into understandable and palatable pieces in interesting and exciting ways.

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Mmmmmm!

Design? Technology?!! Why aren’t these diverse and interesting topics covered anymore! This has become the host’s social justice show.. There are plenty of other podcasts already dealing with that. And.. the host needs to stop responding to her interviewee’s with “mmmmmm” ... she does this way too often and it’s annoying to the listener!

Lindsey Sucht ,

Not the same

I used to love this show. I looked forward to it each week and listened to as many previous episodes as possible. I appreciated the way the show used to bring in new ideas and things to learn. The new host has completely ruined everything I used to love. I continue to try to listen but have yet to get further than 10 minutes without stopping the episodes now.

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