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
8:10 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Can Math Help You Fall in Love?

"I struggle to find anything in the world that you can't that you can't get an interesting perspective on by using maths." - Hannah Fry
Courtesy of TED

Part 7 of the TED Radio Hour episode Solve For X

About Hannah Fry's TED Talk

Mathematician Hannah Fry says math can help you find love. Using mathematical models, she explains how to find an ideal mate and the secret to maintaining a healthy relationship.

About Hannah Fry

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TED Radio Hour
8:10 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Should We Be Wary of Algorithms?

"Decisions are made automatically by machines, increasingly without human supervision." - Kevin Slavin
James Duncan Davidson TED

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Solve For X

About Kevin Slavin's TED Talk

Netflix, Uber, and the stock market are governed by algorithms. Entrepreneur and artist Kevin Slavin shows how these formulas can reshape finance, culture, and physical environments, with potentially harmful consequences.

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Culture
3:28 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Guy Raz Previews New Season of TED Radio Hour

Guy Raz, host of TED Radio Hour
Credit Kainaz Amaria

The new season of TED Radio Hour begins this Saturday morning on WKMS. The program, broadcast around the world, brings you TED Talks from experts on a given theme, while host Guy Raz and his guests further explore the subject. Past episodes have ranged from topics like how we love and what we fear to the source of creativity and the end of privacy. Raz and Todd Hatton talk about what's made the show so successful and how the program continues to build on its creative and innovative storytelling.

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TED Radio Hour
8:20 am
Fri February 20, 2015

What Does It Take To Map The Human Brain?

"Human cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience are starting to give us an answer to...who we are as thinkers." - Nancy Kanwisher
James Duncan Davidson TED

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 6:32 pm

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Unknown Brain

About Nancy Kanwisher's TED Talk

Nancy Kanwisher studies the brain partly by staring at her own. She's spent countless hours in an fMRI scanner, mapping her own brain to gain insight into what makes us human.

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TED Radio Hour
8:20 am
Fri February 20, 2015

How Do We Know What Other People Are Thinking?

"Although we human adults are really good at understanding other minds, we weren't always that way." - Rebecca Saxe
James Duncan Davidson TED

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 6:34 pm

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Unknown Brain

About Rebecca Saxe's TED Talk

Sensing the motives and feelings of others is a natural talent for humans. But how do we do it? Neuroscientist Rebecca Saxe explains how one region in the brain focuses on other people's thoughts.

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TED Radio Hour
8:20 am
Fri February 20, 2015

How Can We Explain The Mystery Of Consciousness?

"Understanding consciousness is a real key, I think, both to understanding the universe and to understanding ourselves." - David Chalmers
James Duncan Davidson TED

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 6:35 pm

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Unknown Brain

About David Chalmers' TED Talk

Philosopher David Chalmers asks why humans have a sense of self, a constantly running movie full of sensation and internal chatter. He offers two ideas about the nature of consciousness.

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TED Radio Hour
7:44 am
Fri February 6, 2015

How Does Envy Help Us Better Understand Ourselves?

Parul Sehgal, an editor at The New York Times Book Review, says literature would hardly exist without the "grim thrill" of envy.
Ryan Lash TED

Originally published on Fri February 6, 2015 3:50 pm

Part 6 of the TED Radio Hour episode Seven Deadly Sins

About Parul Sehgal's TED Talk

Parul Sehgal, an editor at The New York Times Book Review, says literature would hardly exist without the "grim thrill" of envy. She says as dangerous as it can be, envy can teach us a lot about who we are and what we really want.

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TED Radio Hour
7:44 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Why Should We Treat Violence Like A Contagious Disease?

Dr. Gary Slutkin says we should think of violence as a contagious disease.
James Duncan Davidson TED

Originally published on Fri February 6, 2015 3:50 pm

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Seven Deadly Sins

About Gary Slutkin's TED Talk

While looking at the problem of gun violence, Dr. Gary Slutkin wondered — what if it could be treated like a communicable disease? His program, Cure Violence, aims to do just that, with real results.

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TED Radio Hour
7:44 am
Fri February 6, 2015

What's The Antidote To Political Apathy?

Activist Dave Meslin says even though we're apathetic about local politics, we're hardly sloths.
Riyad Mustapha TEDxToronto

Originally published on Mon February 9, 2015 9:01 am

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Seven Deadly Sins

About Dave Meslin's TED Talk

Activist Dave Meslin says even though we're apathetic about local politics, we're hardly sloths.

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TED Radio Hour
7:44 am
Fri February 6, 2015

What Does Losing To A Computer Tell Us About Pride?

Jeopardy Know-it-All Ken Jennings reveals how losing to a supercomputer crushed his pride.
Courtesy TEDxSeattle TED

Originally published on Fri February 6, 2015 3:50 pm

Part 7 of the TED Radio Hour episode Seven Deadly Sins

About Ken Jennings' TED Talk

Ken Jennings has made a career of being the know-it-all. But then he challenged a supercomputer, Watson — and lost. Jennings explains how it felt to have a computer beat him and crush his pride.

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