TED Radio Hour

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A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TED Talks from the world's most remarkable minds.

Can A Prosthetic Limb Feel?

Mar 7, 2014

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Extrasensory.

About Todd Kuiken's TEDTalk

Physiatrist and engineer Todd Kuiken is building a prosthetic arm that connects with the human nervous system — improving motion, control and even feeling.

About Todd Kuiken

How Do You Construct A Voice?

Mar 7, 2014

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Extrasensory.

About Rupal Patel's TEDTalk

Speech scientist Rupal Patel creates customized synthetic voices that enable people who can't speak to communicate in a unique voice that embodies their personality.

About Rupal Patel

Is There A Secret To Happiness?

Feb 14, 2014

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Simply Happy.

About Pharrell's Single 'Happy'

How Does Misfortune Affect Long-Term Happiness?

Feb 14, 2014

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Simply Happy.

About Dan Gilbert's TED Talk

We're doomed to be miserable if we don't get what we want — right? Not quite, says psychologist Dan Gilbert. He says our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don't go as planned.

About Dan Gilbert

What Does It Take To Be Grateful?

Feb 14, 2014

Part 6 of the TED Radio Hour episode Simply Happy.

About David Steindl-Rast's TED Talk

We all want to be happy, says David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you're going, and above all, being grateful.

About David Steindl-Rast

What Happens When We Slow Down?

Feb 14, 2014

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Simply Happiness.

About Carl Honoré's TED Talk

Journalist Carl Honoré believes our society's emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there's a backlash brewing, as everyday people start putting the brakes on their modern lives.

About Carl Honoré

Does More Convenience Mean Less Privacy?

Jan 31, 2014

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode The End Of Privacy.

About Alessandro Acquisti's TED Talk

Behavioral economist Alessandro Acquisti studies how everyday decisions contribute to blurring the line between our public and private lives.

About Alessandro Acquisti

Is Too Much Privacy Bad For Your Health?

Jan 31, 2014

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode The End Of Privacy.

About John Wilbanks' TED Talk

Health IT expert John Wilbanks explores whether the desire to protect privacy is slowing research, and if opening up medical data could create a wave of health care innovation.

About John Wilbanks

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode The End Of Privacy.

About Beth Noveck's TED Talk

Former White House deputy CTO Beth Noveck shares her vision of practical openness: connecting bureaucracies to citizens, sharing data, and creating a truly participatory democracy.

About Beth Noveck

Can Ordinary People Become Leaders?

Jan 17, 2014

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Disruptive Leadership.

About Seth Godin's TED Talk

Seth Godin says the Internet has revived the idea of tribes based on shared values and gives ordinary people the power to lead.

About Seth Godin

Have You Changed Someone's Life Without Realizing It?

Jan 17, 2014

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Disruptive Leadership.

About Drew Dudley's TED Talk

Drew Dudley calls on us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other's lives.

About Drew Dudley

Can Grandmothers Change The World?

Jan 17, 2014

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Disruptive Leadership.

About Bunker Roy's TED Talk

Bunker Roy shares stories from a school in India that equips rural women for leadership by training them to become solar engineers, artisans, dentists and doctors.

About Bunker Roy

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Overcoming.

About Eleanor Longden's TED Talk

Eleanor Longden was a normal college student — until she began hearing voices. Longden recounts her journey with schizophrenia and how she came to listen to and live with her voices.

About Eleanor Longden

What's It Like To Be Young And Bullied?

Jan 3, 2014

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Overcoming.

About Shane Koyczan's TED Talk

Shane Koyczan describes growing up endlessly tormented by bullies. When he turned to spoken-word poetry to cope, he found that millions related to his anti-bullying message.

About Shane Koyczan

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Overcoming.

About Kakenya Ntaiya's TED Talk

Kakenya Ntaiya tells the fearless story of challenging ingrained traditions, insisting on continuing school, and becoming the first girl to leave her Maasai village for college.

About Kakenya Ntaiya

How Do You Get People To Pay For Music?

Dec 20, 2013

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Giving It Away.

About Amanda Palmer's TEDTalk

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Giving It Away.

About Ron Finley's TEDTalk

Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where "the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys."

About Ron Finley

Does The Subjunctive Have A Dark Side?

Dec 13, 2013

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Spoken And Unspoken.

About Phuc Tran's Talk

Phuc Tran grew up caught between two languages with opposing cultural perspectives: the indicative reality of Vietnamese and the power to image endless possibilities with English. In this personal talk, Tran explains how both shaped his identity.

About Phuc Tran

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Spoken And Unspoken.

About Mark Pagel's TEDTalk

Biologist Mark Pagel says our complex language system is a piece of "social technology" that allowed early human tribes to access a powerful new tool: cooperation.

About Mark Pagel

Can Hacking The Brain Make You Healthier?

Dec 6, 2013

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Hackers.

About Andres Lozano's TEDTalk

Neurosurgeon Andres Lozano talks about dramatic findings in deep brain stimulation including a woman with Parkinson's who instantly stops shaking, and brain areas eroded by Alzheimer's that are brought back to life.

About Andres Lozano

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