Every weekday, TED Talks Daily brings you the latest talks in audio. Join host and journalist Elise Hu for thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable — from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between — given by the world's leading thinkers and creators. With TED Talks Daily, find some space in your day to change your perspectives, ignite your curiosity, and learn something new.
Cheryl Strayed | Design Matters with Debbie Millman
Debbie Millman talks to author Cheryl Strayed about her childhood, career and the value of taking a very long hike. Listen and subscribe to "Design Matters" and more podcasts from the TED Audio Collective at audiocollective.ted.com.
The value of your humanity in an automated future | Kevin Roose
To futureproof your job against robots and AI, you should learn how to code, brush up on your math skills and crack open an engineering textbook, right? Wrong. In this surprisingly comforting talk, tech journalist Kevin Roose makes the case that rather than trying to compete with the machines, we should instead focus on what makes us uniquely human.
The people who caused the climate crisis aren't the ones who will fix it | Angela Mahecha Adrar
Corporations and big business have wrecked the environment, but disadvantaged communities living in "sacrifice zones" -- urban areas heavily polluted and poisoned by industry -- are paying the price, says climate justice leader Angela Mahecha Adrar. Explaining why racial and economic justice must be at the center of climate action, she takes us to the frontline communities that are leading the world to clean, innovative and just climate solutions -- like Cooperativa Tierra y Libertad, a local farm co-op in Washington that's disrupting the multibillion-dollar berry business.
Why there's no such thing as objective reality | Greg Anderson
In the grand scheme of history, modern reality is a bizarre exception when compared to the worlds of ancient, precolonial and Indigenous civilizations, where myths ruled and gods roamed, says historian Greg Anderson. So why do Westerners today think they're right about reality and everybody else is wrong? Anderson tears into the fabric of objective reality to reveal the many universes that lie beyond -- and encourages a healthy reimagining of what other possible ways of being human could look like.
You don't need aliens to make history interesting | Sarah Kurnick
Aliens have invaded ancient history: they've cropped up in humanity's past through popular television and movies, displacing facts with absurd yet commonplace beliefs like "aliens built the pyramids." Archaeologist Sarah Kurnick illustrates why these misconceptions perpetuate racist and xenophobic notions of history and culture -- and demonstrates how you can help debunk these dangerous, outlandish myths.
The US is back in the Paris Agreement. What's next? | John Kerry and Al Gore
On his first day as president, Joe Biden signed a letter of acceptance that set in motion the 30-day process for the United States to re-join the Paris Agreement on climate. On the day the US returns to the accord, John Kerry, the US Special Envoy for Climate, sits down with Nobel Laureate Al Gore to discuss the make-or-break decade ahead of us. Listen as Kerry lays out how the US fits into the global plan to get to net-zero emissions, explains why the COP26 UN climate conference could be humanity's "last best hope" to build international momentum and explores the role of business and youth activists in promoting environmental justice. (This interview features an introduction from Christiana Figueres, the principal architect of the Paris Agreement.)
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Ok look, so I never listened to an episode but pls still read even though it is going to be a very long review. So, as I said, I never listened but for school we had to listen to a few Ted talks and they were SOO good, I think if I start listening it would be good. Like I listened to the Ted talk about salva dut (the lost boys from Sudan) and it was soo good, I loved it and listened 5 times. I will start listening maybe, if you think I should start listening pls put in a review either YES GOD TIER or NO GOD TIER. ok bye noobs
If you’re really interested in racial ideology and global warming, give it a listen because it’s the focus of 50% of their shows. If you’re looking for Ted talks of yore with nuanced and varied topics, that ship has sailed months ago.
I’ve seen a few TEDTalks that I enjoyed over the years, but unfortunately,This podcast is very low quality, obsessively focused on global warming and other trendy but pointless topics du jour, and one brain-dead episode questioning whether reality even exists. I’d hoped to get something practical or useful out of this podcast but no such luck.