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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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"Trying things out, testing things out, that's how you become an expert: You actually live it." — A.J. Jacobs iStockphoto hide caption

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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. (Original broadcast date: August 14, 2015).

Amateur Hour

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Extrasensory

In this hour, TED speakers question whether we can experience the world more deeply by not only extending our senses — but going beyond them. (Original broadcast date: March 7, 2014).

Extrasensory

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"Big data is going to transform how we live, how we work and how we think." - Kenneth Cukier Thinkstock and Shutterstock hide caption

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Big Data Revolution

Once invisible details of our lives can now be tracked and turned into data. Will this make life easier or more complicated? This hour, TED speakers imagine how Big Data will reshape our world.

Big Data Revolution

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"I've learned about the poetry and the wisdom and the grace that can be found in the words of people all around us when we simply take the time to listen." - Dave Isay Stocksy and iStock hide caption

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The Act Of Listening

Listening — to loved ones, strangers, faraway places — is an act of generosity and a source of discovery. In this episode, TED speakers describe how we change when we listen deeply. (Original broadcast date: June 5, 2015).

The Act Of Listening

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Slowing Down

We're always asked to be faster and more precise. But what can we learn from slowing down — even procrastinating? This hour, TED speakers explore why taking it slow is crucial...for all of us.

Slowing Down

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Why We Lie

Let's face it: people lie. We lie to each other and to ourselves. Is there a deeper reason why we do it? In this episode, TED speakers deconstruct the hard truths of deception. (Original broadcast date: June 20, 2014).

Why We Lie

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Brand Over Brain

Brands help us assign value to almost everything we buy. But is there a way to know the difference between real and created value? In this episode, TED speakers explore the seductive power of brands. (Original broadcast date: May 9, 2014).

Brand Over Brain

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Shifting Time

We live our lives by the calendar and the clock, but time is also an abstraction, even an illusion. In this hour, TED speakers explore how our sense of time changes depending on who and where we are. (Original broadcast date: June 19, 2015).

Shifting Time

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Failure Is An Option

Failure can be devastating, but it can also make us stronger and smarter. This week, TED speakers explore how failure clears the way for success, in our everyday work, and our innermost lives.

Failure Is An Option

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The Fountain Of Youth

Aging is inevitable. We can slow it down a little, but could we ever bring it to a grinding halt? In this episode, TED speakers explore how we all might live longer and even better lives. (Original broadcast date: May 22, 2015).

The Fountain Of Youth

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