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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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.

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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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Giving It Away

You can give away almost anything — your time, money, food, ideas. In this hour, stories from TED speakers who are "giving it away" in new and surprising ways, and the things that happen in return.

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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.

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Do We Need Humans?

In this episode, TED speakers consider the promises and perils of our relationship with technology.

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