TED Radio Hour
TED Radio Hour

The TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, and new ways to think and create.

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12 min

Rachel Wurzman: Can Social Isolation Lead To Opioid Addiction?

Circumstances like who we are and where we live can impact our health. But Rachel Wurzman says another critical factor is loneliness. She studies the connection between isolation and opioid addiction.
11 min

Michael Hendryx: How Is Health In Mining Communities Affected By Mountaintop Removal?

For over a decade, Michael Hendryx's research has shown mountaintop removal is connected to cancer and other diseases in nearby towns. He says awareness is key for changing policy around the practice.
11 min

Mary Bassett: How Does Racism Affect Your Health?

How does race affect the medical attention you receive, your baby's chances of living, and your life expectancy? Mary Bassett says structural racism can impact every aspect of health.
12 min

Raj Panjabi: How Can We Bring Healthcare To The Most Remote Places In The World?

More than one billion people live in areas with no access to health workers. Physician Raj Panjabi started his group Last Mile Health to help bring care to the hardest to reach places.
7 min

Helen Fisher: How Does Love Affect The Brain?

Helen Fisher says love is a biological drive and a survival mechanism. She discusses the science of love and how much control we have over who we love, how we love, and whether that love lasts.
7 min

Katie Hood: When Does Unhealthy Love Turn Into Abuse?

Unhealthy relationships don't start out unhealthy. But Katie Hood says you have to pay attention to some critical signs at that early stage, and learn the skills for healthy love.
11 min

Dessa: How Can You Fall Out Of Love?

For years, musician Dessa tried to get over a toxic relationship. But she couldn't figure out how — until she tried something unconventional: using neuroscience to dull her feelings for her ex.
12 min

Mandy Len Catron: Can You Jumpstart Love?

Can you fall in love after just one date? With the help of 36 questions, author Mandy Len Catron did. She says, reframing love as something you can control can lead to healthier, longer relationship.
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