TED Radio Hour A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TEDTalks from the world's most remarkable minds.

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Turning Points

Life can change radically in an instant. How do we reconcile the before and the after — our former selves with who we've become? In this hour, we hear from TED speakers who have been shaped by profound turning points in their lives.

"I am everything I am today, because of my past. ... It would be very difficult for me to say I wish I were a different person." — Maajid Nawaz Hattie Ellis/Getty Images hide caption

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Haves And Have-Nots

In this hour, TED speakers share big ideas about inequality and ways we might achieve prosperity for all.

"We really are living in a time of a disparity of fortune, which is greater than ever before." — Chrystia Freeland Thinkstock hide caption

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Identities

In this hour, TED speakers describe their journeys to answer the question: who am I?

"Stories move like whirling dervishes ... they connect all humanity, regardless of identity politics." — Elif Shafak, novelist Ryan McVay/Getty Images hide caption

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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.

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Everything Is Connected

In this hour, TED speakers explain how everything in nature is connected, and how we can restore its delicate balance.

Every species has its own important role in maintaining nature's balance. Thomas Barwick/Getty Images hide caption

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