TED Radio Hour

TED Radio Hour draws from the vast archive of TED Talks and weaves in new interviews to tackle a central theme or question. It’s a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create.

Recent Episodes

Simply Happy

We all want to find happiness, but it seems elusive. Can we learn more about happiness through science? Or are there simpler ways to achieve it? In this hour, finding happiness may be simpler than you think. (Original broadcast date: February 14, 2014)

How It All Began

In this hour, TED speakers explore our origins as a species — who we are, where we come from, where we're headed — and how we're connected to everything that came before us. (Original broadcast date: October 24, 2014)

The Meaning Of Work

Love it or hate it, most of us have to work for a living. So how can we make work more meaningful? This hour, TED speakers explore our values and motivations when it comes to the workplace.

The Source Of Creativity

We want to be creative, but channeling our creative impulses is no small feat. Is creativity something we are born with, or can we learn it? In this hour TED speakers examine the mystery of creativity. (Original broadcast date: October 3, 2014)

Screen Time - Part II

When we go online, we present a digital version of ourselves. How do we transform when we interact inside our screens? In this episode, TED speakers explore the expanding role of our "second selves".

Screen Time - Part I

It's normal for us to be constantly glued to our screens. So how are they changing us, and how will they shape our future? This hour, TED speakers explore our ambivalent relationships with our screens.