Shock Value : TED Radio Hour Being jolted out of the everyday can be a good thing. From an elaborate farce, to benign naughtiness, to a life-altering event—this hour, TED speakers explain the productive side of the provocative.

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Shock Value

Being jolted out of the everyday can be a good thing. From an elaborate farce, to benign naughtiness, to a life-altering event—this hour, TED speakers explain the productive side of the provocative.

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Why it feels so good to be bad—the psychology of our mischievous impulses

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Life plans can be shaken in an instant. How to make the most of these big transitions

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Life's biggest questions, explored.