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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Unstoppable Learning

Why do we put so much effort in making kids think and act like us? In this hour, TED speakers explore the different ways babies and children learn — from the womb, to the playground, to the web.

Babies and young children are "already about as smart as they could possibly be." TED hide caption

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What Is Beauty?

TED speakers suggest reasons why humans are hardwired to crave and respond to beauty.

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Framing The Story

In this hour, TED speakers explore the art of storytelling — and how good stories have the power to transform our perceptions of the world.

"I think stories are necessary, just as necessary as food and love. It's how we make meaning of our lives." — Chimamanda Adichie TED hide caption

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The Violence Within Us

Violence and brutality are grim realities of life. In this hour, TED speakers explore the sinister side of human nature, and whether we're all capable of violence.

This episode, TED speakers uncover surprising realities about violence. Sascha Burkard/iStockphoto hide caption

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Memory Games

Memory is malleable, dynamic and elusive. In this hour, TED speakers discuss how a nimble memory can improve your life, and how a frail one might ruin someone else's.

"We all look through family albums. We all hear stories at the dinner table. ... They become incorporated into what we believe we actually remember." — Scott Fraser Marc Grimberg/Getty Images hide caption

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