TED Radio Hour

The TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create. Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme – such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections. The TED Radio Hour is hosted by Guy Raz, and is a co-production of NPR & TED. Follow the show @TEDRadioHour.

Making Amends


What makes a true apology? What does it mean to make amends for past mistakes? This hour, TED speakers explore how repairing the wrongs of the past is the first step toward healing for the future. ...
Jul-10-2020

Listen Again: Meditations on Loneliness


Original broadcast date: April 24, 2020. We're a social species now living in isolation. But loneliness was a problem well before this era of social distancing. This hour, TED speakers explore how ...
Jul-03-2020

TED Radio Wow-er


School's out, but many kids—and their parents—are still stuck at home. Let's keep learning together. Special guest Guy Raz joins Manoush for an hour packed with TED science lessons for everyone....
Jun-26-2020

The Greater Good?


In times of crisis, how do we decide what personal sacrifices we must make for the benefit of all? This hour, TED speakers share four different ideas about how to act for the greater good.
Jun-19-2020

Ingrained Injustice


As protests for racial justice continue, many are asking how racism became so embedded in our lives. This hour, TED's Whitney Pennington Rodgers guides us through talks that offer part of the answer.
Jun-12-2020

Clint Smith


The killing of George Floyd by a police officer has sparked massive protests nationwide. This hour, writer and scholar Clint Smith reflects on this moment, through conversation, letters, and poetry.
Jun-05-2020

Listen Again: Reinvention


Change is hard, but it's also an opportunity to discover and reimagine what you thought you knew. From our economy, to music, to even ourselves—this hour TED speakers explore the power of reinventi...
May-29-2020

Climate Mindset


In the past few months, human beings have come together to fight a global threat. This hour, TED speakers explore how our response can be the catalyst to fight another global crisis: climate change...
May-22-2020

Listen Again: Uncharted


Original broadcast date: March 27, 2020. There's so much we've yet to explore—from outer space to the deep ocean to our own brains. This hour, Manoush goes on a journey through those uncharted plac...
May-15-2020

The Biology Of Sex


Many of us were taught biological sex is a question of female or male, XX or XY ... but it's far more complicated. This hour, TED speakers explore what determines our sex. Guests on the show includ...
May-08-2020

What We Value


As the pandemic reveals the weaknesses of our economy, businesses and consumers are rethinking what they value. This hour, TED's Corey Hajim shares ideas on shifting the role of business in society.
May-01-2020

Meditations On Loneliness


We're a social species now living in isolation. But loneliness was a problem well before this era of social distancing. This hour, TED speakers explore how we can live and make peace with lonelines...
Apr-24-2020

Pure Joy


More than ever, we need to make time for joy. This hour, Manoush and TED's Head Curator Helen Walters explore talks that surprise, inspire, and delight.
Apr-17-2020

Inoculation


Can we protect ourselves from future outbreaks? COVID-19 isn't the first pandemic, and likely not the last. This hour, TED speakers share lessons from past pandemics and what they mean for our futu...
Apr-10-2020

Teaching For Better Humans 2.0


More than test scores or good grades—what do kids need for the future? This hour, TED speakers explore how to help children grow into better humans, both during and after this time of crisis. Guest...
Apr-03-2020

Uncharted


There's so much we've yet to explore—from outer space to the deep ocean to our own brains. This hour, Manoush goes on a journey through those uncharted places, led by TED Science Curator David Biel...
Mar-27-2020

IRL Online


Our online lives are now entirely interwoven with our real lives. But the laws that govern real life don't apply online. This hour, TED speakers explore rules to navigate this vast virtual space. G...
Mar-20-2020

From Manoush: The Opportunity Of Boredom


With many of us stuck at home right now, it's natural to feel bored and listless. But our new host Manoush Zomorodi is kind of an expert in boredom - she wrote a book and gave a TED Talk on the top...
Mar-18-2020

Reinvention


Change is hard. Transitions can be tough. But they're also opportunities to discover and reimagine what you thought you knew. In her first episode, Manoush Zomorodi explores the power of reinventio...
Mar-13-2020

Coming Soon: Manoush!


New episodes of TED Radio Hour with host Manoush Zomorodi begin March 13.
Mar-10-2020

Manoush's Favorites: Circular


We're back next week with brand new episodes of the TED Radio Hour featuring our new host, Manoush Zomorodi. While we finish those episodes, Manoush shares a favorite episode of the show from over ...
Mar-06-2020

Manoush's Favorites: Jumpstarting Creativity


We're hard at work on new episodes of the TED Radio Hour, which will start rolling out in March. In the meantime, new host Manoush Zomorodi shares some of her favorite episodes of the show. This ep...
Feb-28-2020

Manoush's Favorites: Gender, Power, And Fairness


We're hard at work on new episodes of the TED Radio Hour, which will start rolling out in March. In the meantime, new host Manoush Zomorodi shares some of her favorite episodes of the show. This ep...
Feb-21-2020

Manoush's Favorites: Moving Forward


We're hard at work on new episodes of the TED Radio Hour, which will start rolling out in March. In the meantime, new host Manoush Zomorodi shares some of her favorite episodes of the show. This ep...
Feb-14-2020

Manoush's Favorites: Painfully Funny


We're hard at work on new episodes of the TED Radio Hour, which will start rolling out in March. In the meantime, new host Manoush Zomorodi shares some of her favorite episodes of the show. This ep...
Feb-07-2020

Guy's Favorites: What Is Original?


As we transition to our new host Manoush Zomorodi, Guy Raz looks back on some of his favorite episodes from his seven years hosting the TED Radio Hour. This episode originally aired on June 27, 201...
Jan-24-2020

Guy's Favorites: Shifting Time


As we transition to our new host Manoush Zomorodi, Guy Raz looks back on some of his favorite episodes from his seven years hosting the TED Radio Hour. This episode originally aired on June 19, 201...
Jan-17-2020

Guy's Favorites: Solve For X


As we transition to our new host Manoush Zomorodi, Guy Raz looks back on some of his favorite episodes from his seven years hosting the TED Radio Hour. This episode originally aired on March 6, 201...
Jan-10-2020

Guy's Favorites: Peering Into Space


As we transition to our new host Manoush Zomorodi, Guy Raz looks back on some of his favorite episodes from his seven years hosting the TED Radio Hour. This episode originally aired on March 8, 201...
Jan-03-2020

Guy's Favorites: The Source Of Creativity


As we transition to our new host Manoush Zomorodi, Guy Raz looks back on some of his favorite episodes over the past seven years. This episode originally aired on October 3, 2014. We want to be cre...
Dec-27-2019

Wisdom In Hindsight


Life is full of moments that shape us — and if we're lucky, we might pick up some wisdom along the way. In host Guy Raz's final episode, TED speakers share some of the life lessons they've learned....
Dec-20-2019

Accessing Better Health


Essential health care is a right, not a privilege ... or is it? This hour, TED speakers explore how we can give everyone access to a healthier way of life, despite who you are or where you live. Gu...
Dec-13-2019

How It All Began


In this hour, TED speakers explore our origins as a species — who we are, where we come from, where we're headed — and how we're connected to everything that came before us. In an updated interview...
Dec-06-2019

Inspire To Action


Original broadcast date: May 18, 2018. What motivates us to take up a cause, follow a leader, or create change? This hour, TED speakers explore stories of inspirational leadership, and what makes s...
Nov-29-2019

In & Out Of Love


We think of love as a mysterious, unknowable force. Something that happens to us. But what if we could control it? This hour, TED speakers on whether we can decide to fall in — and out of — love. G...
Nov-22-2019

Open Source World


Original broadcast date: October 23, 2015. The era of open source has led to countless innovations. When does it work and when is it chaos? In this episode, TED speakers explore how open source is ...
Nov-15-2019

Risk


Why do we revere risk-takers, even when their actions terrify us? Why are some better at taking risks than others? This hour, TED speakers explore the alluring, dangerous, and calculated sides of r...
Nov-08-2019

Overcoming


Original broadcast date: January 3, 2014. We all have our struggles, whether they be mental, physical, or social. But what is it that makes some of us keep trying and striving to overcome despite t...
Nov-01-2019

What Is Original?


Original broadcast date: June 27, 2014. When is copying flattery, when is it thievery, and when is it sheer genius? In this hour, TED speakers explore how sampling, borrowing, and riffing make all ...
Oct-25-2019

Rethinking Anger


Anger is universal and complex: it can be quiet, festering, justified, vengeful, and destructive. This hour, TED speakers explore the many sides of anger, why we need it, and who's allowed to feel ...
Oct-18-2019

Erasing The Stigma


Many of us either cope with mental illness or know someone who does. But we still have a hard time talking about it. This hour, TED speakers explore ways to push past — and even erase — the stigma....
Oct-11-2019

Maslow's Human Needs


Original broadcast date: April 17, 2015. Humans need food, sleep, safety, love, purpose. Psychologist Abraham Maslow ordered our needs into a hierarchy. This week, TED speakers explore that spectru...
Oct-04-2019

Transparency


Original broadcast date: December 1, 2017. Sometimes, being truthful can be uncomfortable--even risky. But can radical honesty and openness change things for the better? This hour, TED speakers tak...
Sep-27-2019

Teaching For Better Humans


More than test scores or good grades — what do kids need to prepare them for the future? This hour, guest host Manoush Zomorodi and TED speakers explore how to help children grow into better humans...
Sep-20-2019

How Art Changes Us


Original broadcast date: November 10, 2017. Art can evoke powerful feelings. But can it do more? This hour, TED speakers share ideas on the transformative nature of art and its ability to shape the...
Sep-13-2019

Peering Deeper Into Space


The past few years have ushered in an explosion of new discoveries about our universe. This hour, TED speakers explore the implications of these advances — and the lingering mysteries of the cosmos...
Sep-06-2019

The Unknown Brain


Original broadcast date: February 20, 2015. The brain can seem as mysterious as a distant galaxy, but scientists are starting to map and manipulate its many regions. In this hour, TED speakers take...
Aug-30-2019

Believers And Doubters


Why do some of us believe, and some of us don't? And can doubt bring our beliefs into sharper focus? In this hour, TED speakers, from ardent aetheists to the devout, explore all ends of the spectru...
Aug-23-2019

Anthropomorphic


Do animals grieve? Do they have language or consciousness? For a long time, scientists resisted the urge to look for human qualities in animals. This hour, TED speakers explore how that is changing...
Aug-16-2019