TED Radio Hour
Adam Foss: Can Prosecutors Stem The Tide Of Mass Incarceration?
Former prosecutor Adam Foss lays out the damaging effects an arrest, a criminal record, and a prison sentence can have on marginalized individuals. He argues prosecutors can be at the helm of reform.
Dena Simmons: How Does Imposter Syndrome Affect Students Of Color?
When Bronx-native Dena Simmons received a scholarship to attend a majority white boarding school, she felt like an imposter. Simmons suggests ways students of color can be made to feel more accepted.
Miriam Zoila Pérez: How Does Racism Affect Pregnant Women And Babies?
Why do pregnant women of color have different health outcomes from their white counterparts? Writer and activist Miriam Zoila Pérez explains the ways racism manifests for these women and their babies.
Clint Smith: How Should You Raise A Black Son In America?
How do you raise a child in a world taught to fear the color of their skin? Poet and writer Clint Smith explains the difficulty of black parenting, and the implications of being black in America.
Michael Tilson Thomas: Why Is Music So Good At Conveying Emotion?
Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas traces the history of classical music, revealing its power to present a variety of complex human emotions.
Kang Lee: Can Technology Detect Our Hidden Emotions?
Developmental researcher Kang Lee says scientists can detect emotions by reading subtle physiological signals beneath the surface of our skin.
Lisa Feldman Barrett: Can We Really Tell How Other People Are Feeling?
Identifying basic emotions in others — like fear, sadness or anger — seems instinctive, but psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett says we're doing more guesswork than we think.
Tiffany Watt Smith: Did People In The Past Experience Emotions Differently?
Did past generations experience and express emotions the same way we do? Probably not, says historian Tiffany Watt Smith — perceptions of our emotions depend on the time and place.