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.

Listen Again: Making Amends


Original broadcast date: July 10, 2020. 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 fi...
Nov-27-2020

Listen Again: TED Radio Wow-er


Original broadcast date: June 26, 2020. With so many schools closed, lots of kids are stuck at home, learning remotely. Special guest Guy Raz joins Manoush for an hour packed with TED science lesso...
Nov-20-2020

The Life Cycles Of Cities


Cities are never static; they can transform in months, years, or centuries. This hour, TED speakers explore how today's cities are informed by the past, and how they'll need to evolve for the futur...
Nov-13-2020

Building Our Zero-Emissions Future


Fighting climate change is a big, messy task that will take a lot of work. This hour, TED's Science Curator David Biello joins Manoush to share some promising and fascinating solutions.
Nov-06-2020

Warped Reality


False information on the internet makes it harder and harder to know what's true, and the consequences have been devastating. This hour, TED speakers explore ideas around technology and deception. ...
Oct-30-2020

Listen Again: The Power Of Spaces


How do spaces shape the human experience? In what ways do our rooms, homes, and buildings give us meaning and purpose? This hour, TED speakers explore the power of the spaces we make and inhabit. G...
Oct-23-2020

Sound And Silence


Sound surrounds us, from cacophony even to silence. But depending on how we hear, the world can be a different auditory experience for each of us. This hour, TED speakers explore the science of sou...
Oct-16-2020

Listen Again: Climate Mindset


Original broadcast date: May 22, 2020. 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 figh...
Oct-09-2020

School Of Life


Right now, many kids aren't in their classrooms — but there is so much to learn outside of school as well. This hour, TED speakers explore life lessons that teach us far more than any textbook. Gue...
Oct-02-2020

Debbie Millman: Designing Our Lives


From prehistoric cave art to today's social media feeds, to design is to be human. This hour, designer Debbie Millman guides us through a world made and remade—and helps us design our own paths.
Sep-25-2020

Listen Again: IRL Online


Original broadcast date: March 20, 2020. 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 rul...
Sep-18-2020

Esther Perel: Building Resilient Relationships


How do we build more trusting and empathetic relationships, even during a crisis? This hour, therapist Esther Perel shares ideas on creating lasting bonds in romance, family, and at work.
Sep-11-2020

Finding Another Way


Conflict is a part of life. But in a polarized world, reaching a resolution is harder than ever. This hour, TED speakers explore creative and extraordinary ways of approaching conflict. Guests on t...
Sep-04-2020

Listen Again: Pure Joy


Original broadcast date: April 17, 2020. 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.
Aug-28-2020

Lessons From The Summer


The summer of 2020 has been overwhelming for most of us. This hour, we hear from four guests—each from recent episodes—who sum up where we've been and offer the wisdom we need for the months ahead....
Aug-21-2020

Listen Again: The Biology Of Sex


Original broadcast date: May 8, 2020. 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 determ...
Aug-14-2020

Our Relationship With Water


We need water to live. But with rising seas and so many lacking clean water — water is in crisis and so are we. This hour, TED speakers explore ideas around restoring our relationship with water. G...
Aug-07-2020

Processing The Pandemic


Between the pandemic and America's reckoning with racism and police brutality, many of us are anxious, angry, and depressed. This hour, TED Fellow and writer Laurel Braitman helps us process it all.
Jul-31-2020

The Power Of Spaces


How do spaces shape the human experience? In what ways do our rooms, homes, and buildings give us meaning and purpose? This hour, TED speakers explore the power of the spaces we make and inhabit. G...
Jul-24-2020

Listen Again: What We Value


Original broadcast date: May 1, 2020. 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 sh...
Jul-17-2020

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 Biello.
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