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.

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Why We Collaborate

In this hour, TED speakers unravel ideas behind the mystery of mass collaborations that build a better world.

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Giving It Away

You can give away almost anything — your time, money, food, ideas. In this hour, stories from TED speakers who are "giving it away" in new and surprising ways, and the things that happen in return.

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Turning Points

Life can change radically in an instant. How do we reconcile the before and the after — our former selves with who we've become? In this hour, we hear from TED speakers who have been shaped by profound turning points in their lives.

"I am everything I am today, because of my past. ... It would be very difficult for me to say I wish I were a different person." — Maajid Nawaz Hattie Ellis/Getty Images hide caption

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Unstoppable Learning

Why do we put so much effort in making kids think and act like us? In this hour, TED speakers explore the different ways babies and children learn — from the womb, to the playground, to the web.

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What Is Beauty?

TED speakers suggest reasons why humans are hardwired to crave and respond to beauty.

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