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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.Get more brainy miscellany with TED Radio Hour+. Your subscription supports the show and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/ted

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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.Get more brainy miscellany with TED Radio Hour+. Your subscription supports the show and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/ted

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    What's In A Face: How technology uses our faces

    What's In A Face: How technology uses our faces

    Original broadcast date: December 9, 2022. We think our faces are our own. But technology can use them to identify, influence and mimic us. This week, TED speakers explore the promise and peril of turning the human face into a digital tool. Guests include super recognizer Yenny Seo, Bloomberg columnist Parmy Olson, visual researcher Mike Seymour and investigative journalist Alison Killing.

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    Writer Anne Lamott loves these books. And she thinks you will too. (TED Radio Hour+)

    Writer Anne Lamott loves these books. And she thinks you will too. (TED Radio Hour+)

    Bestselling author Anne Lamott has written 20 books in the past 40 years. But Lamott says she's first and foremost a reader. In this bonus episode for TED Radio Hour+, Lamott shares the books that have inspired her own work, books that opened her mind and ones she just couldn't put down. To get access to this and other bonus episodes, sign up for TED Radio Hour+. When you do, all your episodes also become sponsor-free. That's because you are directly supporting our work at NPR. Learn more at plus.npr.org/ted

    Addiction, Motherhood, and Jesus with writer Anne Lamott

    Addiction, Motherhood, and Jesus with writer Anne Lamott

    Writer Anne Lamott has garnered a cult following with her shockingly honest prose on love, death, faith, writing and more. This hour, her wisdom from a career that has spanned 20 books and 40 years.

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    Animal Enigmas: Uncovering the mysteries of the animal kingdom

    Animal Enigmas: Uncovering the mysteries of the animal kingdom

    Original broadcast date: July 14, 2023. From the bugs in our backyards to prehistoric reptiles, animal biology and behavior are full of puzzles and conundrums. On this episode, we hear from experts solving the mysteries of the animal kingdom. Guests include paleontologist Dean Lomax, biochemical engineer Saad Bhamla, herpetologist Gowri Shankar and conservation biologist Patrícia Medici.

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    A scientist & dad on how to get your kids psyched about science (TED Radio Hour+)

    A scientist & dad on how to get your kids psyched about science (TED Radio Hour+)

    Want to motivate your kids to get outside and spark curious conversations about the natural world? In this bonus episode, engineering professor Saad Bhamla (https://bhamla.gatech.edu/) shares how he gets his son excited to learn and explore. He was featured in the episode "Animal Enigmas."

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    A More Walkable World: Ideas to get us moving

    A More Walkable World: Ideas to get us moving

    We know walking is good for our bodies, our communities, and our planet. But our car-centric cities and screen-filled lives keep us sitting. Can we change? This hour, ideas to get us moving. Guests include author Vybarr Cregan-Reid, computer historian Laine Nooney, exercise physiologist Keith Diaz, urban planner Jeff Speck, activists John Francis and Vanessa Garrison.

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