Previous Shows

The End Of Privacy

In this hour, TED speakers explore our changing notions of privacy, the consequences, and whether privacy will soon be a relic of the past.

"When it comes to privacy ... we are like the frog in the water, and the water is slowly getting hotter." — Alessandro Acquisti iStock hide caption

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Transformation

Are we simply the sum of our experiences? Or can we choose our own path? In this hour, TED speakers share stories of undergoing remarkable transformations despite extraordinary challenges.

"We have to give ourselves to permission to expand and grow and evolve, that's human nature" — Shaka Senghor iStock hide caption

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From Curiosity To Discovery

Why do some people spend years trying to answer a single question, or even risk their lives to discover something new? In this hour, TED speakers explore how curiosity leads to unexpected places.

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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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Making Mistakes

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

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