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.
The material that could change the world... for a third time | TED-Ed
Saturday 10 April 2021
: Today roads, sidewalks, bridges, and skyscrapers are made of a material called concrete. There's three tons of it for every person on Earth....
Mantua Township | Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala
Friday 09 April 2021
: With each step, you slide 400,000 years back in time. Where are you? Behind a hardware store in New Jersey -- which also happens to be a...
How we can curb climate change by spending two percent more on everything | Jens Burchardt
Thursday 08 April 2021
: Would you pay two percent more for the carbon-neutral version of the products you buy and use every day? In this innovative talk, climate...
How to welcome surprise and mystery into your post-pandemic life | Esther Perel
Wednesday 07 April 2021
: How do you effectively regulate stress? Therapist Esther Perel discusses the importance of creating routines, rituals and boundaries to deal...
US politics isn't broken. It's fixed | Katherine M. Gehl
Tuesday 06 April 2021
: The "broken" US political system is actually working exactly as designed, says business leader and activist Katherine Gehl. Examining the...
The exploitation of US college athletes | Tim Nevius
Monday 05 April 2021
: Colleges and universities in the US make billions of dollars each year from sports, compromising the health and education of athletes -- who...
Step 1: The Pulse | ZigZag
Friday 02 April 2021
: ZigZag, a business podcast about being human, returns with The ZigZag Project: six steps (and episodes) to help you map out a path that...
An honest history of an ancient and "nasty" word | Kate Lister
Thursday 01 April 2021
: With candor and cunning, sex historian Kate Lister chronicles the curious journey of an ancient, honest word with innocent origins and a...
Language around gender and identity evolves (and always has) | Archie Crowley
Wednesday 31 March 2021
: Dictionaries and grammar "rules" don't have the final word on language -- and believing they do can harm more than help, especially for the...
The future of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy | Rick Doblin
Tuesday 30 March 2021
: Could psychedelics help us heal from trauma and mental illnesses? Researcher Rick Doblin has spent the past three decades investigating this...
Why winning doesn't always equal success | Valorie Kondos Field
Monday 29 March 2021
: Valorie Kondos Field knows a lot about winning. As the longtime coach of the UCLA women's gymnastics team, she won championship after...
What science taught me about being a Muslim drag queen | TEDx SHORTS
Friday 26 March 2021
: For a long time, Amrou Al-Kadhi struggled to negotiate the intersections between their queer and Islamic heritage. These identities felt...
An election system that puts voters (not politicians) first | Amber McReynolds
Thursday 25 March 2021
: From hours-long lines and limited polling locations to confusing and discriminatory registration policies, why is it so hard to vote in the...
Why I photograph the quiet moments of grief and loss | Caroline Catlin
Wednesday 24 March 2021
: The only thing as powerful as our grief is the love we have for those we've lost, says photographer Caroline Catlin. In this meditation on...
Possible futures from the intersection of nature, tech and society | Natsai Audrey Chieza
Tuesday 23 March 2021
: Biodesigner Natsai Audrey Chieza prototypes the future, imagining a world where people and nature can thrive together. In this wildly...
The innovations we need to avoid a climate disaster | Bill Gates
Monday 22 March 2021
: The single most important thing for avoiding a climate disaster is cutting carbon pollution from the current 51 billion tons per year to...
The Power of Spaces | TED Radio Hour
Friday 19 March 2021
: How do spaces shape the human experience? In what ways do our rooms, homes and buildings give us meaning and purpose? In this segment,...
Online learning could change academia -- for good | Tyler Dewitt
Thursday 18 March 2021
: Higher education remains rooted in rigid, traditional structures and tracks -- and it's at risk of getting left behind in favor of expanded...
How to have constructive conversations | Julia Dhar
Wednesday 17 March 2021
: "We need to figure out how we go into conversations not looking for the victory, but the progress," says world debate champion Julia Dhar....
How synthetic biology can improve our health, food and materials | Emily Leproust
Tuesday 16 March 2021
: What if we could use biology to restore our balance with nature without giving up modern creature comforts? Advocating for a new kind of...
What if mental health workers responded to emergency calls? | Leslie Herod
Monday 15 March 2021
: When you report an emergency in the US, police, firefighters or paramedics answer the call. What if mental health professionals responded,...
How to challenge conventional wisdom -- and change any industry | How to Be a Better Human
Friday 12 March 2021
: Do you think Hollywood needs to change? How about your own industry? It's difficult to get decision makers to step outside of the...
4 lessons the pandemic taught us about work, life and balance | Patty McCord
Thursday 11 March 2021
: The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we work for good. Can it also change it for the better? Consultant Patty McCord reviews four key...
What is deep tech? A look at how it could shape the future | Antoine Gourévitch
Wednesday 10 March 2021
: How do companies like SpaceX make sudden breakthroughs on decades-old challenges? Emerging tech expert Antoine Gourévitch explains how deep...
Love, sorrow and the emotions that power climate action | Knut Ivar Bjørlykhaug
Tuesday 09 March 2021
: Picture your favorite place in nature. How would you feel if it disappeared tomorrow? In this love letter to the planet, social worker and...