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

Rethinking Death

It's hard to accept that everyone eventually dies. How can we better understand death as a part of life? In this episode, TED speakers contemplate the end of life with wisdom and humor.

7 Deadly Sins

Sinful behavior is human, and nearly impossible to avoid. In this hour, TED speakers talk about the guilty pleasure of behaving badly and the challenge of confronting sin — and avoiding it. (Original broadcast date: February 6, 2015)

Building Better Cities

Cities are among our greatest experiments in human co-habitation. Do they also hold the answers to some of our biggest problems? This hour, TED speakers explore how cities can change the world.

What Is Beauty?

TED speakers suggest reasons why humans are hardwired to crave and respond to beauty. (Original broadcast date: April 19, 2013)

Believers And Doubters

In this hour, TED speakers offer perspectives on belief from all ends of the spectrum, from atheists to the devout. (Original broadcast date: November 22, 2013)

The Hero's Journey

From the Odyssey, to Robinson Crusoe, to Star Wars — why are we drawn to stories about heroes? And what do they tell us about ourselves? This hour, TED speakers explore what makes a hero's journey.