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 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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Does Copying In Fashion Keep It Fresh?
Copyright law barely touches fashion — and the industry benefits in innovation and sales, says Johanna Blakley. She explains what all creative industries can learn from fashion's free culture.
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Why Would More Than 500 Artists Sample The Same Song?
Sampling music isn't about "hijacking nostalgia wholesale," says DJ Mark Ronson. It's about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song while pushing that story forward.
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Where's The Line Between Cheating A Little and Cheating A Lot?
Behavioral economist Dan Ariely explains the hidden reasons we think it's okay to cheat or steal. He says we're predictably irrational — and can be influenced in ways we don't even realize.
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How Do Magicians Manufacture Reality?
The power of the placebo has been consistently proven in medicine. Magician Eric Mead extends that idea to magic, pulling off a gruesome trick that's so convincing, you'll cringe.
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