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The TED Radio Hour: Truth And Lies

The TED Radio Hour: Truth And Lies

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Truth and Lies

We live in a time where the line between fact and fiction is increasingly blurry. This hour, TED speakers share insights on navigating a world where even the facts are up for debate.

Fakest Story Ever Told Blockhead

"If there's one thing I can promise you facts are not enough...I won't say they don't matter, but they're not enough. You need to connect with people on a basic level about things. And when you do that they respond." - Michael Specter TED/TED hide caption

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Michael Specter: What Happens When We Ignore Scientific Consensus?

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Moscow Nightlife DJ Scientist

"What can't be faked is the scenes of unbridled joy at the reunion with the parents and their daughters." - Stephanie Busari TED/TED hide caption

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Stephanie Busari: What Happens When Real News Is Dismissed As Fake?

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Carrie Poppy: Can Science Reveal The Truth Behind Ghost Stories?

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Truth Marches On Al Green

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