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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11 min

Nick Hanauer: How Do We Begin To Reinvent Capitalism?

Billionaire entrepreneur Nick Hanauer says that today's inequality results from decades of bad economic theory. He argues for a reinvention of our capitalist system and our definition of prosperity.
12 min

Michael Tubbs: What Does It Take To Transform A Struggling City?

Michael Tubbs has been saying "reinvent Stockton" since he was elected mayor. Having grown up in Stockton himself, Tubbs takes a community-oriented approach to creating positive change in the city.
12 min

Valorie Kondos Field: How Can We Reinvent Our Definition Of Success?

Former gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field led her team to victory by creating a supportive environment, instead of a cutthroat one. The impact of that decision, she says, echoes far beyond the gym.
12 min

Damian Kulash Jr.: How Can We Reimagine The Creative Process?

Imagine surrounding yourself with images and sounds, in order to set old ideas in a new context. OK Go's Damian Kulash Jr. describes the process that has inspired the band's hits and viral videos.
13 min

Xiye Bastida: How Are Young People Making The Choice To Fight Climate Change?

For some youth, being part of the solution means focusing their entire lives on the climate crisis. For Xiye Bastida, a 17-year-old climate justice activist, there is no hope without action.
9 min

Oliver Jeffers: An Ode To Living On Earth

If you had to explain to a newborn what it means to live on Earth, at this time of crisis — what would you say? Writer, illustrator, and artist Oliver Jeffers gives his answer in a letter to his son.
14 min

Christiana Figueres: How Can We Choose Optimism — Even In The Darkest Times?

In 2015, Christiana Figueres helped pave the path to the historic Paris Agreement. She says more than ever we need stubborn optimism — a gritty, determined choice to make change because we have to.
11 min

Tom Rivett-Carnac: How Can We Shift Our Mindset To Fight Climate Change Together?

It's easy to feel powerless against looming challenges we cannot control — like climate change. So what should we do? Political strategist Tom Rivett-Carnac says the power is in our mindset.