The Act Of Listening : TED Radio Hour 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.

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"I've learned about the poetry and the wisdom and the grace that can be found in the words of people all around us when we simply take the time to listen." - Dave Isay Stocksy and iStock hide caption

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"I've learned about the poetry and the wisdom and the grace that can be found in the words of people all around us when we simply take the time to listen." - Dave Isay

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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.

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Dave Isay: What Happens When People Are Given A Voice?

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Honor Harger: What Does Space Sound Like?

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Evelyn Glennie: How Do We Listen When We're Unable to Hear?

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Rev. Jeffrey Brown: How Can Listening Transform An Entire Community?

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Dave Isay: How Do We Change When We Really Listen To The People We Love?

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TED Radio HourTED Radio Hour

Life's biggest questions, explored.