Ted Radio Hour


    

An idea is the one gift that you can hang onto even after you’ve given it away. The TED Radio Hour, hosted by Guy Raz, is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create.

12 p.m.  Monday

Based on “talks” given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections – and injects soundscapes and conversation that bring these ideas to life. TED Radio Hour is a co-production of NPR and TED.

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How Do Our Worst Moments Shape Us?
Writer Andrew Solomon dives into his childhood to describe moments of great adversity, and how they helped him build identity.
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What Does It Mean To Be A 'Child Of The State'?
Poet and playwright Lemn Sissay was raised by the state. He talks about the empty space where his family should have been.
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What Can Kids Learn By Doing Dangerous Things?
Tinkering School Founder Gever Tulley says that when kids are given sharp tools and matches, their imaginations take off and they become better problem-solvers.
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Why Is Parenthood Filled With So Much Anxiety?
Journalist Jennifer Senior says the goal of raising happy children is so elusive it has put modern, middle-class parents into a panic. She says there's no right way to parent.
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How Do Our Near-Wins Motivate Us To Keep Going?
Not everyone can win the gold medal, and historian Sarah Lewis says that's a good thing. It's the near-wins and bare losses that truly motivate us to master our destinies.
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How Do We Use Our Challenges To Live Beyond Limits?
Paralympic snowboarder and "Dancing With the Stars" finalist Amy Purdy tells how losing her legs at age 19 enabled her to achieve more than she ever dreamed.
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Are Athletes Really Getting Faster, Better, Stronger?
Humans seem to have gotten faster, better and stronger in almost every way. Yet as sports journalist David Epstein points out, many factors are at play when we shatter athletic records.
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What Does It Take To Dive Into Dangerous Waters?
In pitch-black, stung by jellyfish, choking on salt water, hallucinating, Diana Nyad kept swimming. She describes the journey of her historic 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida, at age 64.
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Where Do Good Ideas Come From?
People often credit their ideas to individual "Eureka!" moments. But writer Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story.
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Is Everything A Remix?
Filmmaker Kirby Ferguson says nothing is original and that our most celebrated creators steal ideas — and transform them into something new.
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