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Environment

TED Radio Hour: Everything is ConnectedTED Radio Hour: Everything is Connected

Posted By Elizabeth Jacobs

Take a step back and consider the exquisite network of systems that sustain life on Planet Earth. The air we breathe, the food we eat and the ground we walk on are all carefully regulated by natural systems in an intertwined dance — which means that any change we make in our environment can set […]

Culture

TED Radio Hour takes a look in the crystal ballTED Radio Hour takes a look in the crystal ball

Posted By Elizabeth Jacobs

Take a trip back to the future with this week’s TED Radio Hour, as six TED speakers share their prophecies for what lies ahead. From curing cancer to self-driving cars, these TEDsters offer exciting visions for the future, but not without cautionary warnings. The episode starts with a walk down memory lane with Nicholas Negroponte, […]

News

TED Radio Hour: The Next Greatest Generation?TED Radio Hour: The Next Greatest Generation?

Posted By Elizabeth Jacobs

This week’s TED Radio Hour tries to pinpoint what exactly makes a millennial a millennial. Growing up in a world marked by a new set of challenges and opportunities — the Internet, longer lifespans, an economic crisis — today’s twentysomethings have a vastly different perspective on and approach to life from previous generations. What makes […]

Technology

TED Radio Hour: Hacking our way to a better worldTED Radio Hour: Hacking our way to a better world

Posted By Emmie Le Marchand

This week’s TED Radio Hour examines the hacker, a term often associated with computer crime. But, as host Guy Raz tells us, “All of our TED speakers today are hacking for good — hacking into our brains, into the environment, even into the DNA of extinct animals — hackers trying to save the world.” First […]

Culture

TED Radio Hour takes us “To the Edge”TED Radio Hour takes us “To the Edge”

Posted By Emmie Le Marchand

“By inspiring ourselves, we inspire others.” These are the words of tightrope walker Philippe Petit in this week’s TED Radio Hour from NPR, “To the Edge.” hosted by Guy Raz. The episode overflows with speakers who have gone to the edge in some way: rowing across oceans; exploring caves as deep as Mount Everest is […]

Technology

TED Radio Hour asks: “Why do we collaborate?”TED Radio Hour asks: “Why do we collaborate?”

Posted By Emmie Le Marchand

This week’s TED Radio Hour examines “Why We Collaborate,” exploring why, and how, millions of people come together to work on online projects, sometimes for free. The episode begins with Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, who spoke at TEDGlobal 2005, back when the site was still very new. The incredible growth of Wikipedia since […]

Entertainment

The anatomy of a turning point, on TED Radio HourThe anatomy of a turning point, on TED Radio Hour

Posted By Nia Ashley

Your life’s turning point — whether it happens in an instant or is the culmination of gradual change — could occur tomorrow. Would you be ready for it? How would you reconcile your former self with the person you’ve become? In this week’s TED Radio Hour, we hear from TED speakers forever changed by major and […]

Science

Playing memory games on this week’s TED Radio HourPlaying memory games on this week’s TED Radio Hour

Posted By Shirin Samimi-Moore

How do you keep memories? And how much can you trust those preservations? This week’s TED Radio Hour, “Memory Games,” looks at recollections versus actual experiences, sorts through our tendency to create false memories, and unpacks how we can actually enhance our ability to remember. Forensic psychologist Scott Fraser starts the hour. He is the […]

Culture

Giving It Away: TED Radio Hour examines generosity and philanthropyGiving It Away: TED Radio Hour examines generosity and philanthropy

Posted By Shirin Samimi-Moore

How can we give in better and smarter ways? This week’s new episode of TED Radio Hour explores the effects of giving – of your money, your time and your love.  As our consciousness of philanthropy is shifting towards crowdsourcing and justice-centered discourse, people begin to self-organize around the causes they are passionate about. This […]

Education

TED Radio Hour presents “Unstoppable Learning”TED Radio Hour presents “Unstoppable Learning”

Posted By Shirin Samimi-Moore

Our minds and bodies constantly master lessons from our surroundings. In other words, we seem to have a natural inclination to learn. That is the idea behind this week’s TED Radio Hour: “Unstoppable Learning,” brought to you by NPR. This episode explores that dynamic experience of learning that begins in the womb and how recognizing […]

Culture

TED Radio Hour asks: What is beauty?TED Radio Hour asks: What is beauty?

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

We all know what it feels like to stand in a place that overwhelms our eyes with splendor, to hear a piece of music that seems to pluck the strings of our heart, to behold a face whose shape is pleasing. Beauty: it’s a thing we all know and are drawn to. And yet what is […]