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 link between inequality and anxiety | Richard Wilkinson
Tuesday 21 September 2021
: Why are global levels of anxiety and depression so high? Social epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson presents compelling data on the impact of...
Planet City -- a sci-fi vision of an astonishing regenerative future | Liam Young
Monday 20 September 2021
: Get transported on a stunningly rendered, sci-fi safari through Planet City: an imaginary metropolis of 10 billion people, from the brain of...
The untapped energy source that could power the planet | Jamie C. Beard
Friday 17 September 2021
: Deep beneath your feet is a molten ball of energy the same temperature as the surface of the sun -- an immense clean energy source that...
An NFL quarterback on overcoming setbacks and self-doubt | Alex Smith
Thursday 16 September 2021
: Former NFL quarterback Alex Smith almost died after a particularly rough tackle snapped his leg in 2018 -- yet he was back on the field just...
The trans story includes you | Nicole Maines
Wednesday 15 September 2021
: As actress Nicole Maines points out, we all unwittingly play supporting roles in each others' life stories -- for better or worse. With...
The inaccurate link between body ideals and health | Nancy N. Chen
Tuesday 14 September 2021
: Global obesity rates are on the rise, but body shaming campaigns are doing more harm than good, says medical anthropologist Nancy N. Chen....
A smart bra for better heart health | Alicia Chong Rodriguez
Monday 13 September 2021
: Could an everyday clothing item help protect your health? In this quick talk, TED Fellow Alicia Chong Rodriguez introduces us to a smart bra...
Life-altering questions about the end of the universe | Katie Mack
Friday 10 September 2021
: In this fascinating conversation, cosmologist and TED Fellow Katie Mack delves into everything from the Big Bang theory to what we see at...
The big myth of government deficits | Stephanie Kelton
Thursday 09 September 2021
: Government deficits have gotten a bad rap, says economist Stephanie Kelton. In this groundbreaking talk, she makes the case to stop looking...
A sci-fi vision of life in 2041 | Chen Qiufan
Wednesday 08 September 2021
: Sci-fi writer Chen Qiufan doesn't fear a dystopian future. Instead, he believes developments in artificial intelligence will make all of our...
How to stop languishing and start finding flow | Adam Grant
Tuesday 07 September 2021
: Have you found yourself staying up late, joylessly bingeing TV shows and doomscrolling through the news, or simply navigating your day...
When local news dies, so does democracy | Chuck Plunkett
Monday 06 September 2021
: Nearly 1,800 newsrooms have shuttered across the US since 2004, leaving many communities unseen, unheard and in the dark. In this passionate...
How language shapes the way we think | Lera Boroditsky
Friday 03 September 2021
: There are about 7,000 languages spoken around the world -- and they all have different sounds, vocabularies and structures. But do they...
The unpaid work that GDP ignores -- and why it really counts | Marilyn Waring
Thursday 02 September 2021
: If you: do laundry, are (or have been) pregnant, tidy up, shop for your household or do similar labor, then by GDP standards, you're...
A taste of Mexico's ancient chocolate-making tradition | Germán Santillán
Wednesday 01 September 2021
: Dating back more than 800 years, chocolate is deeply woven into the Indigenous history of Oaxaca, Mexico. TED Fellow Germán Santillán...
How music can help you find peace after loss | Steven Sharp Nelson
Tuesday 31 August 2021
: Music can act as a guide, says cellist Steven Sharp Nelson. It has the power to unlock the mind, tap into the heart and bring light in the...
A future with fewer cars | Freeman H. Shen
Monday 30 August 2021
: What if your car could drop you off and then find parking by itself? According to electric vehicle entrepreneur Freeman H. Shen, this...
Your insecurities aren't what you think they are | WorkLife with Adam Grant
Friday 27 August 2021
: "I can't do this." "I didn't deserve this promotion." "When will they find me out?" If you've had thoughts like these, you aren't alone....
Can we choose to fall out of love? | Dessa
Thursday 26 August 2021
: What's the best way to get over heartbreak? Rapper and writer Dessa came up with an unconventional approach after a chance viewing of Helen...
How to design the life you want | TEDx SHORTS
Wednesday 25 August 2021
: Offering tips from the well-known program he helped develop, Bill Burnett, executive director of Stanford's Life Design Lab, illustrates the...
This could be why you're depressed or anxious | Johann Hari
Tuesday 24 August 2021
: In a moving talk, journalist Johann Hari shares fresh insights on the causes of depression and anxiety from experts around the world -- as...
How playing an instrument benefits your brain | Anita Collins
Monday 23 August 2021
: When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity...
What's normal anxiety and what's an anxiety disorder? | Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter
Friday 20 August 2021
: Anxiety helps keep us alive. But how can you tell when it crosses the line from survival instinct to serious problem? For the more than 30...
You can grow new brain cells. Here's how | Sandrine Thuret
Thursday 19 August 2021
: Can we, as adults, grow new neurons? Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret says that we can, and she offers research and practical advice on how we...
The benefits of a bilingual brain | Mia Nacamulli
Wednesday 18 August 2021
: It's obvious that knowing more than one language can make certain things easier -- like traveling or watching movies without subtitles. But...