Previous Shows

The Spirit Of Inquiry

The force behind scientific progress is the simple act of asking questions. This episode, TED speakers explore how a deeper and more humble style of inquiry may help achieve the next big breakthrough.

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Playing With Perceptions

Where do stereotypes come from? Why do some perceptions persist, and is there any truth or value to the assumptions we make? In this hour, TED speakers examine the consequences of stereotypes.

"If you think of stereotypes as some sort of flaw in our mind, some sort of pathology or cruelty, you won't understand them or know how to combat them" — Paul Bloom iStockPhoto hide caption

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Getting Better

We expect a lot of our doctors, but they don't always have the best tools to treat us. This episode, TED speakers explore new ways to think about disease, diagnosis, and the delicate art of healing.


Screen Time - Part II

When we go online, we present a digital version of ourselves. How do we transform when we interact inside our screens? In this episode, TED speakers explore the expanding role of our "second selves."

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Screen Time - Part I

It's normal for us to always be glued to our screens. So how are they changing us, and how will they shape our future? This hour, TED speakers explore our ambivalent relationships with our screens.

"It's not just a phone. It's a kind of mental exo-skeleton. It's an external part of your brain." - Amber Case Boris Jovanovic/Stocksy hide caption

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