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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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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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Can we improve technology and preserve human dignity?

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Do We Need Humans?

In this episode, TED speakers consider the promises and perils of our relationship with technology. (Original broadcast date: March 15, 2013)

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Why does time exist in the first place?

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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.

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What drives discovery?

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From Curiosity To Discovery

Why do some people spend years trying to answer a single question, or even risk their lives to discover something new? In this hour, TED speakers describe how curiosity leads to unexpected places. (Original broadcast date: September 12, 2014)

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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."  - StoryCorps founder Dave Isay

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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.

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What can animals teach us about ourselves?

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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)

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