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.
From Little League to the Olympics, athletic mastery plays a major role in our sense of achievement. This hour, TED speakers explore the minds and bodies of champions who achieve extraordinary feats.
"I think there's something natural to us about physical competition. It's such a direct and pure way to measure achievement" — David Epstein
What Does It Take To Dive Into Dangerous Waters?
Are Athletes Really Getting Faster, Better, Stronger?
How Do We Use Our Challenges To Live Beyond Limits?
How Do Our Near-Wins Motivate Us To Keep Going?
In this hour, TED speakers dare to hack the brain, the climate, and the animal kingdom in hopes of creating a better world.
When typical solutions fall short, why not find a different way?
Are We Ready To Hack The Animal Kingdom?
Can Hacking The Stratosphere Solve Climate Change?
Can Anyone Become A Hacker?
Can Hacking The Brain Make You Healthier?
This hour, we'll hear from TED speakers who share an infectious sense of wonder and curiosity about our place in the universe and what lies beyond our skies.
In this episode, TED speakers look up to the night sky and consider our relationship with what might out there.
How Did A Mistake Unlock One Of Space's Mysteries?
How Can We Defend Earth From Asteroids?
Are We Alone In The Universe?
Is Our Universe The Only Universe?
When is copying flattery, when is it thievery, and when is it sheer genius? In this hour, TED speakers explore how sampling, borrowing, and riffing make all of us innovators.
Should we be rethinking the definition of originality?
Why Would More Than 500 Artists Sample The Same Song?
Does Copying In Fashion Keep It Fresh?
Where Do Good Ideas Come From?
Let's face it: people lie. We lie to each other and to ourselves. Is there a deeper reason why we do it? In this episode, TED speakers deconstruct the hard truths of deception.
TED speakers tell the truth about why we lie.
Where's The Line Between Cheating A Little and Cheating A Lot?
Can You Learn To Spot A Liar?
Does Technology Make Us More Honest?
Why Do We Believe In Unbelievable Things?
How Do Magicians Manufacture Reality?