The science behind heartache — and ideas on mending a broken heart : TED Radio Hour Original broadcast date: October 1, 2021. When stress, fear or sadness weigh on us, our hearts can suffer — even break. But there are ways to mend our broken hearts. This hour, TED speakers share stories and ideas about soothing heartache. Guests include cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar, law professor Jeannie Suk Gersen, pediatric nurse Hui-wen Sato, and climate activist Knut Ivar Bjørlykhaug.

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The science behind heartache — and ideas on mending a broken heart

The science behind heartache — and ideas on mending a broken heart

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Original broadcast date: October 1, 2021

When stress, fear or sadness weigh on us, our hearts can suffer — even break. But there are ways to mend our broken hearts. This hour, TED speakers share stories and ideas about soothing heartache.

Guests include cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar, law professor Jeannie Suk Gersen, pediatric nurse Hui-wen Sato, and climate activist Knut Ivar Bjørlykhaug.

This episode of the TED Radio Hour was produced by Katie Monteleone, James Delahoussaye, Matthew Cloutier, and Fiona Geiran. It was edited by Sanaz Meshkinpour and Rachel Faulkner White. Our production staff at NPR also includes Harsha Nahata.