TED Radio Hour A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TEDTalks from the world's most remarkable minds.
Whether you're choosing spaghetti sauce or a life partner, making decisions can be paralyzing. This hour, TED speakers explore how we make the choices we make, and how we learn to live with them.
Malcolm Gladwell: Do More Choices Make Us Happier?
Sheena Iyengar: Why Are Some Choices So Paralyzing?
Ruth Chang: How Can Making Hard Choices Empower Us?
Dan Ariely: When Are Our Decisions Made For Us?
Is there a way to talk about death candidly, without fear ... and even with humor? How can we best prepare for it with those we love? This hour, TED speakers explore the beauty of life ... and death.
Bench and blooming tree artwork.
Jason Rosenthal: What Does the Loss Of A Loved One Teach Us About Life?
Emily Levine: How Do We Make Peace With Death When It's Imminent?
Michelle Knox: Can Talking About Death Take Fear And Stress Out Of The Inevitable?
Caitlin Doughty: What's Wrong With The Way We Bury The Dead?
Lux Narayan: What Do Obituaries Teach Us About Lives Well-Lived?
What lies beyond the reach of the naked eye, and how do these hidden forces shape our lives? This hour, TED speakers reveal forgotten cities, underwater canyons, tiny parasites, and a boiling river.
"I believe we have barely scratched the surface in terms of what's left to discover." — Sarah Parcak
Abe Davis: How Can Hidden Sounds Be Captured By Everyday Objects
Robert Ballard: What Hidden Underwater Worlds Are Left To Discover?
Ed Yong: Can We Fall Prey To Hidden Parasites?
Sarah Parcak: How Can Crowdsourcing Be A Tool For Modern Archaeological Discovery?
Andrés Ruzo: Could A Boiling River From A Childhood Legend Exist?
Design is all around us, but much of it could be better, bolder, more elegant. This episode, TED speakers on the essence of good design in buildings, brands, the digital realm and the natural world.
What makes something well-designed?
How Can We Design For A Better Experience?
How Do Buildings Make Us Feel?
How Do You "Design" Trust Between Strangers?
Are The Best Designers Rebels?
What Can Today's Designers Learn From Nature?
Is life today better than ever before? Does the data bear that out? This hour, TED speakers explore the stories we tell with numbers — and whether those stories portray the full picture.
The Story Behind The Numbers
Steven Pinker: Can Numbers Show Us That Progress Is Inevitable?
Tyler Cowen: Do The Numbers Give Us The Full Picture?
Hanna Rosin: Data Shows Women Have Progressed. But What's Next?
Michael Green: What Does GDP Not Tell Us?
Paul Gilding: How Do We Continue To Grow If The Earth Has Reached Its Limit?