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.
A friendly, autonomous robot that delivers your food | Ali Kashani
Wednesday 08 July 2020
: Meet the friendly robot that could deliver your next burrito. Ali Kashani introduces us to Postmates' autonomous delivery robot and explains...
How the pandemic will shape the near future | Bill Gates
Tuesday 07 July 2020
: Bill Gates talks best (and worst) case scenarios for the coronavirus pandemic in the months ahead, explaining the challenges of reducing...
Africa is a sleeping giant -- I'm trying to wake it up | Adeola Fayehun
Monday 06 July 2020
: "Africa is like a sleeping giant," says journalist and satirist Adeola Fayehun at the beginning of this hilarious, incisive talk. "The truth...
The new urgency of climate change | Al Gore
Friday 03 July 2020
: The coronavirus brought much of the world to a standstill, dropping carbon emissions by five percent. Al Gore says keeping those rates down...
Scenes from a Black trans life | D-L Stewart
Thursday 02 July 2020
: At the crossroads of life and livelihood, scholar D-L Stewart invites us into scenes from his own life as he resists and reflects on the...
What foods did your ancestors love? | Aparna Pallavi
Wednesday 01 July 2020
: Around the world, Indigenous food cultures vanish because of industrialized agriculture and a shifting, Western-influenced concept of the...
Stop being a bystander in your own life | Tracy Edwards
Tuesday 30 June 2020
: "Life doesn't go from A to B -- it's messy," says sailing legend Tracy Edwards. In this inspiring talk, she tells how she went from teenage...
3 ways we can redesign cities for equity and inclusion | Vishaan Chakrabarti
Monday 29 June 2020
: Cities are engines of culture, commerce, knowledge and community, but they're also centers of inequality and poverty. As the world rebuilds...
The case to infect volunteers with COVID-19 to accelerate vaccine testing | Nir Eyal
Saturday 27 June 2020
: Conventional vaccine testing is a slow, years-long process. As thousands of people continue to die each day from COVID-19, bioethicist Nir...
How women will lead us to freedom, justice and peace | H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Friday 26 June 2020
: "I was the first woman president of an African nation, and I do believe more countries ought to try that," says H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf,...
How Dolly Parton led me to an epiphany | Jad Abumrad
Thursday 25 June 2020
: How do you end a story? Host of "Radiolab" Jad Abumrad tells how his search for an answer led him home to the mountains of Tennessee, where...
How to support and celebrate living artists | Swizz Beatz
Wednesday 24 June 2020
: Legendary hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz is on a mission to revolutionize the way artists do business. In this glorious talk, he shares some...
Why is colonialism (still) romanticized? | Farish Ahmad-Noor
Tuesday 23 June 2020
: Colonialism remains an inescapable blight on the present, lingering in the toxic, internalized mythologies and stereotypes that have...
How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time | Baratunde Thurston
Monday 22 June 2020
: Baratunde Thurston explores the phenomenon of white Americans calling the police on black Americans who have committed the crimes of ......
How racial bias works -- and how to disrupt it | Jennifer L. Eberhardt
Thursday 18 June 2020
: Our brains create categories to make sense of the world, recognize patterns and make quick decisions. But this ability to categorize also...
Hunting for dinosaurs showed me our place in the universe | Kenneth Lacovara
Wednesday 17 June 2020
: What happens when you discover a dinosaur? Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara details his unearthing of Dreadnoughtus -- a 77-million-year-old...
My secret to staying focused under pressure | Russell Wilson
Tuesday 16 June 2020
: Athletes train their bodies to run faster, jump higher, throw farther -- so why don't they train their minds, too? Seattle Seahawks...
3 secrets of resilient people | Lucy Hone
Monday 15 June 2020
: Everyone experiences loss, but how do you cope with the tough moments that follow? Resilience researcher Lucy Hone shares three hard-won...
The difference between being "not racist" and antiracist | Ibram X. Kendi
Saturday 13 June 2020
: There is no such thing as being "not racist," says author and historian Ibram X. Kendi. In this vital conversation, he defines the...
How drawing can set you free | Shantell Martin
Friday 12 June 2020
: Who are you? To answer this question, artist Shantell Martin followed her pen. In this brilliantly visual talk featuring her signature...
What tech companies know about your kids | Veronica Barassi
Thursday 11 June 2020
: The digital platforms you and your family use every day -- from online games to education apps and medical portals -- may be collecting and...
Introducing Pindrop: Bangkok | Pindrop
Thursday 11 June 2020
: Let's say you go into labor in the back of a taxi. The traffic is so bad you don't know if you'll make it to the hospital on time. You make...
How to turn your dissatisfaction into action | Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr
Wednesday 10 June 2020
: After the devastating rebel invasion of Freetown in 1999 and the Ebola epidemic in 2014, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, mayor of the city, refused to...
We need to green the economy while restarting it | Nigel Topping
Tuesday 09 June 2020
: Nigel Topping has a cool job: he's the UK's High Level Climate Action Champion for COP26, the UN's climate change conference taking place in...
5 steps to remove yourself from drama at work | Anastasia Penright
Monday 08 June 2020
: No matter your industry, you've experienced drama at work. In this funny and all-too-relatable talk, community leader Anastasia Penright...