Matthew Cloutier Matthew Cloutier is a producer for TED Radio Hour.
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Matthew Cloutier
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Matthew Cloutier

Assistant Producer, TED Radio Hour

Matthew Cloutier is a producer for TED Radio Hour. While at the show, he has focused on stories about science and the natural world, ranging from Mars rovers and failed telescope launches to exploring Antarctica's hidden life and 3D scans of the planet. He has also pitched these kinds of episodes, including "Through the looking glass" and "Migration."

Cloutier began in January 2020 with an internship for TED Radio Hour, following which he expanded into social media and audience engagement, including a series of activities and lessons to pair with show segments. He began regularly producing segments for the show in the fall of 2020.

Prior to NPR, Cloutier worked for the greatest radio station in the world, the independent WPKN in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

He graduated from Middlebury College in 2019 with a degree in environmental studies and never outgrew his childhood obsessions with dinosaurs, moths and sea life. Accordingly, he often succeeds in working into conversations that summer he did necropsies on an island owned by unitarians.

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Friday

Dian Lofton / TED

The Earth and Moon are twins! A discovery that explains their origin

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Friday

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Could humanity be sustainable? It's not as hopeless as you think

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Wednesday

Ariel Waldman

What it takes to be an Antarctic explorer today

Ariel Waldman is a filmmaker and Antarctic explorer who first appeared in our 2021 episode, "Through the Looking Glass." Since then, she has written a new book and returned to Antarctica with a new mission. For this bonus episode, producer Matthew Cloutier reached out to get an update.

What it takes to be an Antarctic explorer today

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Friday

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Amid conflict and difficulty, can we ever find paradise?

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Friday

Ryan Lash / TED

No parent is perfect! So try to get good at repair

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Friday

Gilberto Tadday / TED

From vacant lots to vibrant green space, how Detroit is remaking itself

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Friday

Bret Hartman / TED

How do insects pee? A seemingly silly question that led to a physics discovery

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Friday

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How one idea helped turn water back on for thousands in Detroit

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Friday

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What would we learn and what could we save, if we had a 3D-scan of the entire earth?

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Friday

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Willpower won't help you save money. Changing your environment can

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How to travel more without going anywhere

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Friday

Bret Hartman / TED

How we can end ageism

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Friday

Jen Siska

Breaking, entering and eating — what happens when bears break the law?

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Friday

Ryan Lash / TED

David Moinina Sengeh: The sore problem of prosthetic limbs

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Friday

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COMIC: How living on Mars time taught me to slow down

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Friday

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David Biello: Are we alone in the universe?

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Friday

Gilberto Tadday/Gilberto Tadday / TED

Why good humor makes for good business

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Friday

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How to build a connection with your friends living with depression

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Friday

Bret Hartman / TED

How can soil's superpowers help us fight climate change?

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Friday

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Irma Olguin: Why we should bring tech economies to underdog cities

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Friday

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Adam Grant: Why rethinking our ideas means we're growing

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Friday

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Erika Hamden: What does it take to send a telescope into the stratosphere?

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Friday

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What can grief provide us?

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Friday

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How coastal conservation can save marine life and fishing practices

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