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

The Act of Listening

Listening — to loved ones, strangers, faraway places — is an act of generosity and a source of discovery. In this episode, TED speakers describe how we change when we listen deeply.

Animals and Us

Our relationship with animals is complicated: we love and fear them; hunt, consume, and protect them. In this hour, TED speakers explore what happens when humans and animals interact. (Original broadcast date: September 5, 2014)

The Fountain of Youth

Aging is inevitable. We can slow it down a little, but could we ever bring it to a grinding halt? In this episode, TED speakers explore how we all might live longer and even better lives.

Trust and Consequences

Our lives are fueled by trust: in our loved ones, our colleagues, our leaders. But how do we cultivate it, and restore if it's lost? In this episode, TED speakers explore our relationship with trust.


Is identity assigned at birth? Shaped by circumstance? Or is it something we choose? This hour, TED speakers describe their journeys to answer the question: who am I? (Original broadcast date: October 11, 2013)


From Little League to the Olympics, athletic mastery plays a major role in our sense of achievement. This hour, TED speakers explore the minds and bodies of champions who achieve extraordinary physical feats. (Original broadcast date: July 18, 2014)