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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.More from TED Radio Hour »

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Babies and young children are "already about as smart as they could possibly be."

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Unstoppable Learning

Host Guy Raz talks with TED speakers about the different ways babies and children learn — from the womb, to the playground, to the web. (Original broadcast date: May 3, 2013)

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Every species has its own important role in maintaining nature's balance.

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Everything Is Connected

In this hour, TED speakers explain how everything in nature is connected, and how we can restore its delicate balance. (Original broadcast date: September 27, 2013)

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In this episode, TED speakers look up to the night sky and consider our relationship with what might out there.

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Peering Into Space

This hour, we'll hear from TED speakers who share an infectious sense of wonder and curiosity about our place in the universe and what lies beyond our skies. (Original broadcast date: March 8, 2013)

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What can you learn from jumping into the unknown and figuring it out?
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Amateur Hour

What does it take to survive, even thrive, when you're a complete amateur? This hour, TED speakers share stories of plunging - or being plunged - into new situations and emerging as experts.

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When typical solutions fall short, why not find a different way?

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The Hackers

In this hour, TED speakers dare to hack the brain, the climate, and the animal kingdom in hopes of creating a better world. (Original broadcast date: August 9, 2013)

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What will cancer look like in the near future?

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Fighting Cancer

Cancer is merciless. It can strike any time, spread without warning, and return unannounced. In this hour, TED speakers reframe not only how we treat cancer but how we can live with it and survive it.

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"We have to give ourselves to permission to expand and grow and evolve, that's human nature" — Shaka Senghor

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Transformation

Are we simply the sum of our experiences? Or can we choose our own path? In this hour, TED speakers share stories of undergoing remarkable transformations despite extraordinary challenges. (Original broadcast date: September 19, 2014)

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In a world with finite resources, how can we make the most of what we have?

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Finite

In a world with limited resources, can we find ways to salvage what's disappearing? Can we innovate our way out of a finite landscape? This hour, TED speakers explore ideas about living with less.

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How do you channel mass chaos into order?

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Why We Collaborate

In this hour, TED speakers unravel ideas behind the mystery of mass collaborations that build a better world. (Original broadcast date: July 12, 2013)

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As adults, we experience childhood as a series of flashbacks. And those memories — however few and faulty — form the foundation of who we are.

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Growing Up

What makes us who we are? How do parents mold children into who they are? In this hour, TED speakers reflect on how our upbringing shapes us. (Original broadcast date: August 1, 2014)

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