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

Jacqueline Woodson: What Is The Hidden Power Of Slow Reading?

Novelist Jacqueline Woodson is a slow reader. Taking her time lets her savor each word brings her closer to each story, and it lets her pay respect to her ancestors who weren't allowed to read.
11 min

Thomas Curran: How Can We Teach Kids To Accept Imperfection?

Many students feel unrelenting pressure to be... perfect. Social psychologist Thomas Curran warns that striving for perfectionism isn't just impossible—it's also dangerous to children's health.
15 min

Liz Kleinrock: How Can We Broach Hard Conversations With Kids, From Race To COVID-19?

When one of Liz Kleinrock's fourth grade students made a cringeworthy comment about race, rather than change the subject, she chose to turn the moment into a teachable one—and start a conversation.
8 min

Richard Culatta: Can This Crisis Revolutionize The Way We Teach?

What does a global pandemic mean for our education system? Educator Richard Culatta discusses the ways we can teach for better humans virtually... and the opportunity this moment presents.
52 min

David Biello: A Journey Into Uncharted Territory

There's so much we've yet to explore—from outer space to the deep ocean to our own brains. This hour, Manoush goes on a journey through those uncharted places, led by TED Science Curator David Biello.
11 min

Margrethe Vestager: How Can We Ensure Fair Competition Online?

When we shop in a store, we're used to having options. But in a digital economy controlled by tech monopolies, choice isn't built in. Margrethe Vestager is on a mission to change that.
6 min

Claire Wardle: Why Do We Fall For Misinformation?

How does a set of misleading videos online turn into a dangerous health crisis ... all in the span of three days? Claire Wardle discusses the real life consequences of misinformation online.
5 min

Zeynep Tufekci: How Do We Build Systems Of Trust Online?

With so much data collected on our online behavior, it's bound to be misused. Sociologist Zeynep Tufekci says to rebuild trust in the internet, we need to entirely restructure how it operates.