TED Talks Daily
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.
What happens in your brain when you taste food | Camilla Arndal Andersen
Thursday 26 November 2020
: With fascinating research and hilarious anecdotes, neuroscientist Camilla Arndal Andersen takes us into the lab where she studies people's...
A magical mantra for nurturing a blissful life | JayaShri Maathaa
Wednesday 25 November 2020
: As the coronavirus pandemic raged in her native Sri Lanka, monk JayaShri Maathaa had a thought: two magical words that planted something...
How your emotions change the shape of your heart | Sandeep Jauhar
Tuesday 24 November 2020
: "A record of our emotional life is written on our hearts," says cardiologist and author Sandeep Jauhar. In a stunning talk, he explores the...
The mood-boosting power of crying | Kathy Mendias
Monday 23 November 2020
: Here's a talk about tears -- and why crying isn't something to be afraid or ashamed of. Exploring the science behind the mood-boosting power...
How COVID-19 human challenge trials work -- and why I volunteered | Sophie Rose
Friday 20 November 2020
: In April 2020, epidemiologist-in-training Sophie Rose volunteered to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. As a young, healthy...
How quinoa can help combat hunger and malnutrition | Cedric Habiyaremye
Thursday 19 November 2020
: On a mission to create a hunger-free world, agricultural entrepreneur Cedric Habiyaremye makes the case for cultivating quinoa -- and other...
What happens after we develop a COVID-19 vaccine? | Johanna Benesty
Wednesday 18 November 2020
: An effective COVID-19 vaccine is just the first step in ending the pandemic, says global health strategist Johanna Benesty. In this...
How the new generation of Latinx voters could change US elections | María Teresa Kumar
Tuesday 17 November 2020
: A historic number of Latinx voters participated in the 2020 US presidential election, including a record number of young people casting...
India's historic opportunity to industrialize using clean energy | Varun Sivaram
Monday 16 November 2020
: India has a historic opportunity to power its industrialization with clean energy -- and its energy choices will make or break the world's...
To future generations of women, you are the roots of change | Gloria Steinem
Friday 13 November 2020
: Activist and author Gloria Steinem is an icon of the global feminist movement. She's spent her life defying stereotypes, breaking social...
How to be fearless in the face of authoritarianism | Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
Thursday 12 November 2020
: How do you stand up to authoritarianism? And what does it mean to be "fearless"? In this powerful talk, housewife-turned-politician...
To save the climate, we have to reimagine capitalism | Rebecca Henderson
Wednesday 11 November 2020
: "Business is screwed if we don't fix climate change," says economist Rebecca Henderson. In this bold talk, she describes how unchecked...
Theranos, whistleblowing and speaking truth to power | Erika Cheung
Tuesday 10 November 2020
: In 2014, Erika Cheung made a discovery that would ultimately help bring down her employer, Theranos, as well as its founder, Elizabeth...
The energy Africa needs to develop -- and fight climate change | Rose M. Mutiso
Monday 09 November 2020
: In this perspective-shifting talk, energy researcher Rose M. Mutiso makes the case for prioritizing Africa's needs with what's left of the...
I stepped out of grief -- by dancing with fire | Danielle Torley
Friday 06 November 2020
: After losing her mother in a house fire when she was just six years old, Danielle Torley saw two paths before her: a life full of fear, or...
Lessons on leaving the world better than you found it | Sophie Howe
Thursday 05 November 2020
: Sophie Howe is the world's only future generations commissioner, a new kind of government official tasked with advocating for the interests...
"A Bird Made of Birds" | Sarah Kay
Wednesday 04 November 2020
: "The universe has already written the poem you were planning on writing," says Sarah Kay, quoting her friend, poet Kaveh Akbar. Performing...
What's a snollygoster? A short lesson in political speak | Mark Forsyth
Tuesday 03 November 2020
: Most politicians choose their words carefully, to shape the reality they hope to create. But does it work? Etymologist Mark Forsyth shares a...
The radical act of choosing common ground | Nisha Anand
Monday 02 November 2020
: To achieve lasting change sometimes requires the hard, even radical, choice of partnering with people you'd least expect. Justice reform...
How to decarbonize the grid and electrify everything | John Doerr and Hal Harvey
Sunday 01 November 2020
: "The good news is it's now clearly cheaper to save the planet than to ruin it," says engineer and investor John Doerr. "The bad news is: we...
What crows teach us about death | Kaeli Swift
Saturday 31 October 2020
: Rituals for the dead span much of the natural world, seen in practices from humans and elephants to bees, dolphins and beyond. With charm...
How to foster productive and responsible debate | Ishan Bhabha
Friday 30 October 2020
: The clash of ideas is fundamental to creativity and progress, but it can also be deeply destructive and create divisions within companies,...
The case for stubborn optimism on climate | Christiana Figueres
Thursday 29 October 2020
: "This decade is a moment of choice unlike any we have ever lived," says Christiana Figueres, the architect of the historic 2015 Paris...
The Great Migration and the power of a single decision | Isabel Wilkerson
Wednesday 28 October 2020
: Sometimes, a single decision can change the course of history. Join journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson as she tells the story of the...
Climate change is becoming a problem you can taste | Amanda Little
Tuesday 27 October 2020
: Our food systems have not been designed to adapt to major disruptions like climate change, says environmental journalist Amanda Little. In...