What We Fear : TED Radio Hour In this hour, TED speakers explore what it means to be afraid, and how we calm ourselves down — or don't — when we're terrified.

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What We Fear

In this hour, TED speakers explore what it means to be afraid, and how we calm ourselves down — or don't — when we're terrified.

"The scairest thing I've done is ride a rocket ship to space" — Chris Hadfield James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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How Do You Deal With Fear Versus Danger?

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Fears Wynton Marsalis

"I think fear is itself a kind of subconscious form of storytelling ... it has the same architecture, a beginning, a middle and an end, and the end is bad." — Karen Thompson Walker James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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What's The Difference Between Rational and Irrational Fears?

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"I've always wanted to be able to be in front of people ... but then, in reality, whenever I've been presented with that opportunity, it just seems a different thing is going on." — Joe Kowan Ryan Lash/courtesy of TED hide caption

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Is There A Cure For Stage Fright?

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Fear Laika & The Cosmonauts

"I was a fearless kid. I was a man at a young age — more of a man back then than i am now." — David Blaine Michael Timmons/courtesy of TED hide caption

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Is It Possible To Be Fearless?

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"Because we've got these massive brains, we can generalize and abstract and so we can worry about things that aren't even right in front of us." — Stephen Cave courtesy of TEDxBratislava hide caption

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Should We Be Afraid Of Death?

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