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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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    • 4.3 • 19K 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: The Gratitude Chain: A.J. Jacobs

    Listen Again: The Gratitude Chain: A.J. Jacobs

    Original broadcast date: February 19, 2021. When A.J. Jacobs set out to thank everyone who made his morning cup of coffee, he realized the chain of thank-yous was endless. This hour, Jacobs shares ideas on gratitude—and how to make it count.

    • 52 min
    The Food Connection

    The Food Connection

    Food is one of life's greatest pleasures, yet many of our food systems are flawed. This hour, TED speakers look to the past to reconnect with what we eat, and the present to reimagine our food future. Guests include forager Alexis Nikole Nelson, chef Sean Sherman, social entrepreneur Jasmine Crowe, and environmental journalist Amanda Little.

    • 51 min
    Listen Again — Esther Perel: Building Resilient Relationships (2020)

    Listen Again — Esther Perel: Building Resilient Relationships (2020)

    Original broadcast date: September 11, 2020. How do we build more trusting and empathetic relationships, even during a crisis? This hour, therapist Esther Perel shares ideas on creating lasting bonds in romance, family, and at work.

    • 52 min
    Elise Hu: The Beauty Ideal

    Elise Hu: The Beauty Ideal

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But it's also shaped by global norms. This hour, journalist Elise Hu reflects on what's considered beautiful now, and how we'll think about beauty in the future.

    • 52 min
    Listen Again: It Takes Time

    Listen Again: It Takes Time

    Original broadcast date: February 5, 2021. We live in an era of instant gratification. But some things--to reach their full potential--simply cannot be rushed. This hour, TED speakers explore what we can learn from ideas ... that take time. Guests include zoologist Lucy Cooke, neuroscientist Matthew Walker, architect Julia Watson, and NASA engineer Nagin Cox.

    • 54 min
    Listen Again: Finding Another Way

    Listen Again: Finding Another Way

    Original Broadcast Date: September 4, 2020. Conflict is a part of life. But in a polarized world, reaching a resolution is harder than ever. This hour, TED speakers explore creative and extraordinary ways of approaching conflict. Guests on the show include authors Shaka Senghor and Ebony Roberts, zoologist Lucy King, and radio journalist Jad Abumrad.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
19K Ratings

19K Ratings

Fuzzy grasshopper ,

Great podcast!

This podcast is very interesting and tackles a wide variety of topics. Thank you to the hosts for brightening my day!

AJ Carrick ,

Outstanding!

I always enjoy listening to this podcast and look forward to the new ground breaking topics that are introduced. I always seem to have my mind blown by every episode! This is fascinating stuff and is our future. Please keep up the great work!

Ann-Dawn ,

Moving on

I’ve tried, but episodes that are actually compelling are few and far between now. It’s not that I’m resistant to change as over this past year, another podcast I listen to changed host and format and I still love that podcast. I honestly can’t put my finger on why this one loses my interest, but perhaps I’ll try it again in a year.

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