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52 min

Cloe Shasha Brooks: The Search For Big Ideas

Anyone from anywhere can give a TED Talk. This hour, we're joined by curator Cloe Shasha Brooks, who leads a massive search each year to discover brilliant speakers who often fly under the radar.
4 min

Andy Puddicombe: How Can Breathing Help Improve Our Relationships?

Mindfulness expert and Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe guides listeners through a meditative reflection on how breath can bring us closer together.
13 min

Caro Verbeek: What Can The Scents Of The Past Tell Us About Our History?

Each day, we breathe about 22,000 times--and all that time we smell. Scent historian Caro Verbeek recreates scents of the past. She says, just like music and art, smell is a part of our heritage.
2 min

Andy Puddicombe: How Can Breathing Help Us In An Ever-Changing World?

Mindfulness expert and Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe guides listeners through a meditative reflection on breath and impermanence.
8 min

Emma Schachner: How Did Dinosaur's Lungs Help Them Dominate The Earth For So Long?

Dinosaurs ruled Earth for 180 million years, but to dominate they had to outcompete a slew of other animals. Paleontologist Emma Schachner thinks their lungs could have been the competitive advantage
10 min

Beth Gardiner: What Are The Consequences Of Breathing Dirty Air?

Journalist Beth Gardiner and activist Yvette Arellano explain the long-term health effects of air pollution. Yvette lives in a Houston neighborhood near the largest petrochemical complex in the U.S.
3 min

Andy Puddicombe: What Is The Connection Between Mind, Body, And Breath?

Mindfulness expert and Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe guides listeners through a meditative reflection on appreciating breath.
12 min

Tanya Streeter: How Can Breath Help Us Understand Our Limits And Our Potential?

In 2002, freediver Tanya Streeter completed a record-breaking dive of 525 feet—in one breath. She reflects on the obstacles she faced, and the experience of pushing her body and lungs to the limit.