TED Radio Hour

Saturdays at 5 a.m.

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

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 conversations that bring these ideas to life. Host Guy Raz talks with each speaker to probe how ideas make waves and get inside people's heads to open up a whole new picture.

TED Radio Hour is a co-production of NPR and TED.

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TED Radio Hour
8:01 am
Fri May 22, 2015

How Do You Make An Elderly Worm Feel Young Again?

"We can harness our bodies' own abilities that are kind of kept under wraps to allow the aging process to be slowed down." - Biochemist Cynthia Kenyon
James Duncan Davidson Courtesy of TED

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Fountain Of Youth

About Cynthia Kenyon's TED Talk

What controls aging? Biochemist Cynthia Kenyon has found a genetic mutation that can more than double the lifespan of a tiny worm, which points to how we might one day significantly extend human life.

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TED Radio Hour
7:18 am
Fri May 15, 2015

How Can Couples Rebuild Trust After An Affair?

Esther Perel speaking at TED in 2015.
Courtesy of TED

Originally published on Thu May 21, 2015 1:50 pm

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Trust And Consequences

About Esther's TED Talk

Affairs can completely rock a marriage. But psychotherapist Esther Perel says that while infidelity can shatter trust, it doesn't mean couples can't find a way to rebuild their relationships.

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TED Radio Hour
7:18 am
Fri May 15, 2015

How Do You Get Your Colleagues To Trust You?

"[Trust is] the willingness to sacrifice for another human being." — Simon Sinek
James David Duncan Courtesy of TED

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Trust And Consequences

About Simon Sinek's TED Talk

How do you create trust? Management theorist Simon Sinek says it starts with a leader who makes people feel safe.

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TED Radio Hour
7:18 am
Fri May 15, 2015

How Can You Restore Trust In Government?

"If we don't trust in our own capacity, who should we trust in?" — Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou
James Duncan Davidson Courtesy of TED

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Trust And Consequences

About George Papandreou's TED Talk

Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou says politicians like him have lost the trust of their citizens and it needs to be restored.

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TED Radio Hour
8:42 am
Fri April 24, 2015

How Can Kids Help Parents Manage Their Family?

"[The family is] like a startup — where basically everybody has to contribute, you have to adapt all the time, you need some order, but you've got to keep moving forward." — Bruce Feiler
Courtesy Of TED

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 9:38 am

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Getting Organized

About Bruce Feiler's TED Talk

Parents help their kids manage their lives. But according to Bruce Feiler, it can work the other way around. It just takes a little insight drawn from Japanese computer programming principles.

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TED Radio Hour
8:42 am
Fri April 24, 2015

What Happens When You Run a Company With (Almost) No Rules?

"Why does everyone have to be here at the same time? Why do we need to know how many hours a week people work?" — Ricardo Semler
James Duncan Davidson TED

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 11:40 am

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Getting Organized

About Ricardo Semler's TED Talk

When Ricardo Semler became the CEO of his father's company, he reorganized it with the belief that less management and more flexibility meant a better workplace and bigger profits.

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TED Radio Hour
8:42 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Why Are Social Causes Easy To Launch But Hard To Win?

"Today's protests have become a bit like climbing Mt. Everest with the help of 60 Sherpas, and the Internet is our Sherpa." — Zeynep Tufekci
James Duncan Davidson TED

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 9:38 am

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Getting Organized

About Zeynep Tufekci's TED Talk

These days, all it takes to start a protest is a cell phone, says professor Zeynep Tufekci. But does the ease of social media impede social movements from making big gains?

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TED Radio Hour
8:13 am
Fri April 17, 2015

What Makes A Life Worth Living?

Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi says we can achieve one of our most elusive needs, self-actualization, by seeking moments of "flow."
Asa Mathat TED

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 9:42 am

Part 6 of the TED Radio Hour episode Maslow's Human Needs

About Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's TED Talk

Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi says we can achieve one of the most elusive needs — self-actualization — by finding a state of "flow" in our work or our hobbies.

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TED Radio Hour
8:13 am
Fri April 17, 2015

What Defines A Person's Sense Of Self?

"To have self esteem ... it just takes work." - Caroline Casey
James Duncan Davidson TED

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 9:41 am

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Maslow's Human Needs

About Caroline Casey's TED Talk

Caroline Casey was 17 years old when she first learned she was visually impaired. Embracing her disability helped nourish her need for self-esteem.

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TED Radio Hour
8:13 am
Fri April 17, 2015

How Does War Teach Soldiers About Love?

"The bonds of community, of tribe, are a very, very particular thing." - Sebastian Junger
Courtesy Of TED

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 9:41 am

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Maslow's Human Needs

About Sebastian Junger's TED Talk

Journalist Sebastian Junger was embedded with soldiers in the Korengal Valley during the war in Afghanistan. One of the reasons some veterans miss war, he says, is because it fulfills a deep human need to belong to a trusted group.

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