TED Radio Hour As kids, play comes naturally. But over time, it gets replaced by work. This hour, TED speakers explore how to reconnect with play—to spark creativity, combat despair, and find our way in the world.

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Life's biggest questions, explored.

Work, Play, Rest - Part 2

As kids, play comes naturally. But over time, it gets replaced by work. This hour, TED speakers explore how to reconnect with play—to spark creativity, combat despair, and find our way in the world.

TED Radio HourTED Radio Hour

Life's biggest questions, explored.

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Work, Play, Rest - Part 1

Many of us are questioning how we spend our time. In this series, TED speakers share evolving notions of what it means to pay bills, feel joy in play, and rest our minds and bodies. This hour: Work.

Amrita Marino

Rosanne Cash: The Rhythm and Rhyme of Memory

For decades, Rosanne Cash has soared through the ranks of music with her powerhouse poetic skills and wistful reflections on her past. This hour we explore Rosanne's life and legacy through her music.

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A Century Of Money

Recessions, depressions, bubbles, and blue skies — our economy has a history of soaring and plummeting. This hour, TED speakers look to the past for lessons on building a more stable financial future.

Christopher Edwin Nuzzaco

The Birds and The Bees

"The birds and the bees" may be a euphemism for human reproduction, but procreation of actual winged animals is far wilder. This hour, TED speakers explore how birds, bees and bugs multiply.

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Searching For Alien Life

Are we alone in the universe? Are we one of a crowd? This hour, we travel the cosmos with TED science curator David Biello, exploring where we are in the search for alien life.

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