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Inspire To Action

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Inspire To Action

What motivates us to take up a cause, follow a leader, or create change? This hour, TED speakers explore stories of inspirational leadership, and what makes some movements more successful than others. Guests include high school history teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers, writer and behavioral researcher Simon Sinek, 2016 Icelandic presidential candidate Halla Tómasdóttir, professor of leadership Jochen Menges, and writer and activist Naomi Klein.

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The Fountain Of Youth

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The Fountain Of Youth

Aging is inevitable. We can slow it down a little, but could we ever bring it to a grinding halt? In this episode, TED speakers explore how we all might live longer and even better lives. Guests include writer and explorer Dan Buettner, anti-aging advocate Aubrey de Grey, biochemist Cynthia Kenyon, medical ethicist Harvey Fineberg, and author Isabel Allende. (Original broadcast date: May 22, 2015).

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The Act Of Listening

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The Act Of Listening

Listening — to loved ones, strangers, faraway places — is an act of generosity and a source of discovery. In this episode, TED speakers describe how we change when we listen deeply. In a special updated interview, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay reflects on how we can best listen to each other, especially within our current political climate. Other guests from the original 2015 broadcast include sound artist Honor Harger, percussionist Evelyn Glennie, and Baptist minister Jeffrey Brown.

The Act Of Listening

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Comfort Zone

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Comfort Zone

We're all guilty of getting too comfortable - with our routines, social circles, the status quo. But is it stopping us from growing? This hour, TED speakers explore ways to push out of comfort zones. Guests include entrepreneur and podcaster Tim Ferriss, organizational psychologist Tanya Menon, author and blogger Luvvie Ajayi, writer Ann Morgan, and humanitarian activist Dan Pallotta.

Comfort Zone

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The Meaning Of Work

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The Meaning Of Work

Love it or hate it, most of us have to work for a living. So, how can we make work more meaningful? This hour, TED speakers explore our values and motivations when it comes to the workplace. Guests include entrepreneur Margaret Heffernan, psychologist Barry Schwartz, behavioral economist Dan Ariely, and tech entrepreneur Dame Stephanie Shirley. (Original broadcast date: October 2, 2015).

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Everything Is Connected

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Everything Is Connected

In this hour, TED speakers explain how everything in nature is connected, and how we can restore its delicate balance. Guests include journalist George Monbiot, author Jane Poynter, bioacoustician Bernie Krause, and entomologist Marla Spivak (Original broadcast date: September 27, 2013).

Everything Is Connected

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Turning Kids Into Grown-Ups

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Turning Kids Into Grown-Ups

Parenting is fraught with uncertainty, changing with each generation. This hour, TED speakers share ideas about raising kids and how — despite our best efforts — we're probably still doing it wrong. Guests include former Stanford dean Julie Lythcott-Haims, former firefighter Caroline Paul, author Peggy Orenstein, psychologist Dr. Aala El-Khani, and poet Sarah Kay.

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Trust And Consequences

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Trust And Consequences

Our lives are fueled by trust: in our loved ones, our colleagues, our leaders. But how do we cultivate it, and restore if it's lost? In this episode, TED speakers explore our relationship with trust. Guests include conductor Charles Hazlewood, management theorist Simon Sinek, former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, author Rachel Botsman, and psychotherapist Esther Perel. (Original broadcast date: May 15, 2015)

Trust And Consequences

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In Search Of

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In Search Of

How far would you go to find something that's just out of reach, or maybe not even real? In this hour, TED speakers tell stories about searching for elusive sea creatures and distant aliens. Guests include astronomer Seth Shostak, oceanographer Edith Widder, chef Dan Barber, and humorist John Hodgman. (Original broadcast date: January 9, 2015)

In Search Of

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The Consequences Of Racism

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The Consequences Of Racism

What does it mean to be judged before you walk through the door? What are the consequences? This week, TED speakers delve into the ways racism impacts our lives, from education, to health, to safety. Guests include poet and writer Clint Smith, writer and activist Miriam Zoila Pérez, educator Dena Simmons, and former prosecutor Adam Foss.

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