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

Why We Collaborate

In this hour, TED speakers unravel ideas behind the mystery of mass collaborations that build a better world. (Original broadcast date: July 12, 2013)

Growing Up

What makes us who we are? How do parents mold children into who they are? In this hour, TED speakers reflect on how our upbringing shapes us. (Original broadcast date: August 1, 2014)

Do We Need Humans?

In this episode, TED speakers consider the promises and perils of our relationship with technology. (Original broadcast date: March 15, 2013)

Shifting Time

We live our lives by the calendar and the clock, but time is also an abstraction, even an illusion. In this hour, TED speakers explore how our sense of time changes depending on who and where we are.

From Curiosity To Discovery

Why do some people spend years trying to answer a single question, or even risk their lives to discover something new? In this hour, TED speakers describe how curiosity leads to unexpected places. (Original broadcast date: September 12, 2014)

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.