TED Radio Hour
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.
Repair, Repurpose, Reimagine
Friday 20 May 2022
: "Reduce, reuse, recycle." We've heard that for decades - but does it work? This hour, TED speakers reimagine the well-known slogan and...
Listen Again: Sound And Silence
Friday 13 May 2022
: Original broadcast date: Friday, October 16, 2020. Sound surrounds us, from cacophony even to silence. But depending on how we hear, the...
Anna Malaika Tubbs: The Three Mothers
Friday 06 May 2022
: MLK Jr., Malcolm X and James Baldwin are household names, but what about their mothers? This hour, author Anna Malaika Tubbs explores how...
What Leadership Looks Like
Friday 29 April 2022
: From workplaces to schools to national governments, leaders everywhere are being called on to solve complex problems with humility and...
Listen Again: The Power Of Spaces
Friday 22 April 2022
: Original broadcast date: July 24, 2020. How do spaces shape the human experience? In what ways do our rooms, homes, and buildings give us...
Listen Again: The Biology Of Sex
Friday 15 April 2022
: Original broadcast date: May 8, 2020. Many of us were taught biological sex is a question of female or male, XX or XY... but it's far more...
Friday 08 April 2022
: Giving and receiving care—it's a natural part of life. But how do we offer the best possible support for our loved ones? This hour, TED...
Listen Again: The Food Connection
Friday 01 April 2022
: Original broadcast date: September 3, 2021. Food is one of life's greatest pleasures, yet many of our food systems are flawed. This hour,...
Steven Johnson: Why We're Living Longer
Friday 25 March 2022
: In the last century, human life expectancy has doubled. This hour, we talk with writer Steven Johnson on the many breakthroughs that made...
Listen Again: Warped Reality (2020)
Friday 18 March 2022
: Original broadcast date: October 30, 2020. False information on the internet makes it harder and harder to know what's true, and the...
What Lies Beneath
Friday 11 March 2022
: From our planet's underwater caves to its ancient soils, there are entire worlds right beneath our feet. This hour, we explore the...
Listen Again: Migration
Friday 04 March 2022
: Original broadcast date: April 30, 2021. Migration is a part of everyone's history. This hour, TED speakers explore ideas about places we...
Listen Again: Jason Reynolds - The Antidote To Hopelessness
Friday 25 February 2022
: Original broadcast date: September 17, 2021. Jason Reynolds is an award-winning author and National Ambassador for Young People's...
Work, Play, Rest - Part 3
Friday 18 February 2022
: Rest is so much more than just a good night's sleep. From human hibernation to ASMR to the science of dreams, we explore how to nourish our...
Work, Play, Rest - Part 2
Friday 11 February 2022
: As kids, play comes naturally. But over time, it gets replaced with work. This hour, TED speakers explore how to reconnect with play—to...
Work, Play, Rest - Part 1
Friday 04 February 2022
: The past few years have shaken the fundamental ways we live. It's... disorienting. But it's also an opportunity to reexamine how we spend...
Listen Again: The Life Cycles Of Cities (2020)
Friday 28 January 2022
: Original broadcast date: November 15, 2020. Cities are never static; they can transform in months, years, or centuries. This hour, TED...
Dave Eggers: Writing For A Better Future
Friday 21 January 2022
: Fiction can serve as a window into multiple realities—to imagine different futures or understand our own past. This hour, author and TED...
Listen Again: Through The Looking Glass
Friday 14 January 2022
: Original broadcast date: Friday, March 19, 2021. Our senses can only take us so far in understanding the world. But with the right tools, we...
Friday 07 January 2022
: New innovations in gene and stem cell technology have the power to shape ecosystems and even change humanity. This hour, TED speakers share...
Listen Again: An SOS From The Ocean
Friday 31 December 2021
: Original broadcast date: June 25, 2021. For centuries, humans have relied on the oceans for resources and food... but even the deepest sea...
Bonus Episode: Kelp Farming, for the Climate
Wednesday 29 December 2021
: As part of our series about oceans, we're featuring a special bonus episode from our friends at Gimlet's How to Save a Planet. Hosts Alex...
Listen Again: A Love Letter To The Ocean
Friday 24 December 2021
: Original broadcast date: June 11, 2021. Oceans cover nearly 75% of the Earth. While they seem vast and frightening, they're also enchanting...
Amy Webb: A Glimpse Into The Future
Friday 17 December 2021
: This hour, futurist Amy Webb guides us through innovations that give a glimpse into the future of transportation, wellness, tech, commerce,...
Listen Again: The Artist's Voice
Friday 10 December 2021
: Original broadcast date: May 13, 2021. Art not only spreads joy, but also inspires us to think deeply about the world around us. This hour,...