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TED Radio Hour

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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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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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"There's an enormous role for chance — for the role of the dice — in who we become." — Steven Pinker iStock hide caption

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What Makes Us ... Us

For thousands of years, we've searched to answer the question: Who are we? Today, science has brought us closer than ever to the answer. This hour, TED speakers share ideas on what makes us ... us.

What Makes Us ... Us

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Animals And Us

Our relationship with animals is complicated: we love and fear them; hunt, consume and protect them. In this hour, TED speakers explore what happens when humans and animals interact. (Original broadcast date: September 5, 2014).

Animals And Us

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"Those early experiences are very powerful and can be very determinative that you end up developing an image of yourself." — Andrew Solomon iStock hide caption

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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).

Growing Up

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Nudge

It's hard to change habits, but a gentle push can move us in the right direction. This episode,TED speakers offer deceptively simple "nudges" for managing our kids, our health, and our aspirations.

Nudge

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"Trust is absolutely essential for human survival and even for our ability to thrive." — Simon Sinek iStock hide caption

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Trust and Consequences

Our lives are fueled by trust: in our loved ones, our colleagues, our leaders. But how do we cultivate it, and restore if it's lost? In this episode, TED speakers explore our relationship with trust. (Original broadcast date: May 15, 2015).

Trust and Consequences

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Becoming Wise

We usually get wiser with age, but that doesn't mean we have to grow up to wise up. This hour, TED speakers explore what it means to find wisdom at every stage of life.

Becoming Wise

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In this episode, TED speakers will make you think twice about things you thought were true. Steve McAlister/Getty Images hide caption

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Misconceptions

In this hour, TED speakers move beyond conventional wisdom and reveal complex realities about what we think we know to be true. (Original broadcast date: November 15, 2013).

Misconceptions

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Podcast Extra: An Interview With TED's Chris Anderson

Guy sits down with TED Curator Chris Anderson to talk about the TED phenomenon and his new book on advice for public speaking.

Podcast Extra: An Interview With TED's Chris Anderson

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"I think there's something natural to us about physical competition. It's such a direct and pure way to measure achievement" — David Epstein iStockphoto hide caption

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Champions

From Little League to the Olympics, athletic mastery plays a major role in our sense of achievement. This hour, TED speakers explore the minds and bodies of champions who achieve extraordinary feats. (Original broadcast date: July 18, 2014).

Champions

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