Previous Shows

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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Growing Up

What makes us who we are? How do parents mold children into who they are? In this hour, TED speakers reflect on how our upbringing shapes us.

"Those early experiences are very powerful and can be very determinative that you end up developing an image of yourself, and image of what your strengths are, an image of your weaknesses, an image of the ways in which the world is going to limit you." — Andrew Solomon iStock hide caption

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Disruptive Leadership

In this hour, TED speakers talk about what it takes to become a leader and shake up the status quo.

Is leadership only reserved for the extraordinary few? And who has what it takes to disrupt the status quo? Thinkstock hide caption

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Champions

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 iStockphoto hide caption

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The Hackers

In this hour, TED speakers dare to hack the brain, the climate, and the animal kingdom in hopes of creating a better world.

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