Previous Shows

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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Making Mistakes

In this episode, TED speakers consider why sometimes we need to make mistakes and face them head-on.

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Simply Happy

In this hour, finding happiness may be simpler than you think.

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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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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.

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