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Head of TED Chris Anderson speaks with some of the world’s most interesting people to dig into the provocative and powerful ideas of our time.

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Head of TED Chris Anderson speaks with some of the world’s most interesting people to dig into the provocative and powerful ideas of our time.

    The role of the wealthy in achieving equality with Darren Walker

    The role of the wealthy in achieving equality with Darren Walker

    Born in a charity hospital and now president of the Ford Foundation, Darren Walker has been on both sides of the “inequality equation." He explains the need for the wealthy to acknowledge their complicity in a system that sustains racism and injustice, the importance of nuance in addressing complex systemic issues in the U.S., and the role philanthropy can play in rectifying the social and economic imbalances that disproportionately hurt Black Americans. This virtual conversation is part of TED2020, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson. It was recorded July 1, 2020.

    • 46 min
    Malala Yousafzai on why educating girls changes everything

    Malala Yousafzai on why educating girls changes everything

    The youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai has been an international advocate for girls' education since she was 15 years old and was shot by the Taliban for speaking out about girls' education. Now, as a fresh graduate of Oxford University (and job seeking!), she urges us not to forget about the girls who still lack access to a classroom. She describes why learning was crucial to her as a young girl in Pakistan and how the fight for girls' education is inextricably linked with the coronavirus pandemic and recent calls for racial justice. This virtual conversation is part of TED2020, hosted by TED's current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers. It was recorded July 8, 2020.

    • 34 min
    Al Gore on the new urgency of the climate crisis

    Al Gore on the new urgency of the climate crisis

    Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore has been a leader in climate advocacy for over 40 years. He argues that amid the global pandemic and worldwide calls for racial justice, climate action can help create a “clean, prosperous, just future” for all. He also highlights youth’s vital role in pressuring governments and businesses on environmental issues, and the effect of strategies like carbon pricing and nuclear energy on reducing emissions. This virtual conversation is part of TED2020, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson. It was recorded June 23, 2020.

    • 48 min
    A path to peace in Afghanistan with President Ashraf Ghani

    A path to peace in Afghanistan with President Ashraf Ghani

    The war in Afghanistan has wrought turmoil and loss of life for nearly two decades. But that is just one side of the story. President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani digs into what's needed to bring peace and positive change to his country -- including the importance of sharing common ground with its neighbors, allies and adversaries; elevating the voices of women; and pushing forward a strategy for the pandemic that doesn't abandon its people in poverty. This virtual conversation is part of TED2020, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson. It was recorded June 16, 2020.

    • 39 min
    Why a company’s future depends on putting its employees first with Dan Schulman

    Why a company’s future depends on putting its employees first with Dan Schulman

    How can businesses recover from the pandemic's unprecedented economic destruction? PayPal CEO Dan Schulman argues that it's by improving the financial health of their employees. His company has pioneered research into Net Disposable Income, and he contends that ensuring every worker has enough is vital to the long-term success of any business. This virtual conversation is part of TED2020, hosted by TED’s business curator Corey Hajim and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers. It was recorded May 19, 2020.

    • 40 min
    How Taiwan used digital tools to solve the pandemic with Audrey Tang

    How Taiwan used digital tools to solve the pandemic with Audrey Tang

    Taiwan has succeeded in avoiding a pandemic lockdown, in part through an innovative digital strategy. Audrey Tang, Taiwan's Digital Minister, shares how tools and techniques like crowdsourcing, a transparent supplies system and the use of humor have resulted in less than 500 confirmed cases to date. This virtual conversation is part of TED2020, hosted by TED's science curator David Biello and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers. It was recorded June 1, 2020.

    • 42 min

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TBTax Fangirl ,

I always come back this for deep ideas

This is one of the podcasts I always come back to no matter how much time I spend away. The depth of the ideas and how applicable they are across the world gives me so much hope that my generation can turn things around in climate change, inequality, racism and more. Being African with lots of problems to solve at home, this podcast is like a how-to guide for creating a better continent. In 10 years, I’m excited to see how we can implement these ideas. Audrey Tang’s interview so far has been my favorite:)

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Malala interview

The woman interviewing Malala was asking good questions but she didnt respond meaningfully, even briefly to any of them. Malala was saying some amazingly inspirational things but instead it sounded like a dry Q&A. She should look at how interviewers like Sam Sanders use expressive tones or words as feedback

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