LISTEN: Saturday, October 25th & Sunday, October 26th

The End of Privacy.

SATURDAY on the TED Radio Hour: Privacy. What we share, what we take, and what gets taken from us.

Everyone expects a degree of privacy. But who holds the reigns over our personal information? And does it matter if it’s collected by the government, by a search engine, or if we willingly give it away?

Host Guy Raz talks with TED speakers about our changing notions of privacy…

Listen to the show this Saturday here.

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Simply Happy.

SUNDAY on the TED Radio Hour: Decoding happiness.

We all want to find happiness, but it often seems elusive.

Could the key to happiness be… science? Or is it really much more simple than that?

Host Guy Raz talks with TED speakers about finding the path to happiness.

Listen to the show this Sunday here.

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LISTEN: Saturday, October 18th & Sunday, October 19th

Overcoming.

SATURDAY on the TED Radio Hour: Overcoming.

We all have our struggles, whether they be mental, physical, or social.

But what is it that makes some of us keep trying and striving to overcome despite the odds?

Host Guy Raz talked with TED speakers who tell their stories about overcoming a weakness and turning it into a strength….

Listen to the podcast here.

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Disruptive Leadership.

SUNDAY on the TED Radio Hour: Leaders, Disruptors, Change Agents.

It takes courage, strength and ingenuity to be a leader. But is leadership only reserved for the extraordinary few? Host Guy Raz talks with TED speakers about what it takes to become a leader and shake up the status quo.

Listen to the podcast here.

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LISTEN: Saturday, October 11th & Sunday, October 12th

The Source of Creativity.

SATURDAY on the TED Radio Hour: CREATIVITY.

Everyone wants to be creative. But channeling our creative impulses is no small feat.

Is creativity something we are born with or can we learn it?

Host Guy Raz talks with TED speakers, including writer Elizabeth Gilbert, and Sting, who explore the mystery of creativity….

Listen to the podcast here.

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Spoken & Unspoken.

SUNDAY on the TED Radio Hour: Spoken… and unspoken.

How we communicate with each other… using words, body language, writing, texting.

How did language begin in the first place? And how is technology affecting where language is headed?

Host Guy Raz and TED speakers explore the power and mystery of how we communicate…

Listen to the podcast here.

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LISTEN: Saturday, October 4th & Sunday, October 5th

Misconceptions.

SATURDAY on the TED Radio Hour, what if everything you thought you knew… was wrong?

On this episode we’ll debunk some legendary misconceptions, about food, history, the environment, the economy, and human behavior.

Host Guy Raz talks to TED speakers who have all challenged the dominant narrative…and changed the way we think about beliefs we’ve all held so deeply.

Listen to the podcast here.

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Belief.

SUNDAY on the TED Radio Hour: belief, faith, and doubt.

What is the difference between belief and faith? Do we all need to believe in something? Why do we seek meaning from ancient symbols, myth and rituals?

Host Guy Raz talks with TED speakers who offer personal perspectives on faith from all ends of the spectrum, from ardent atheists to devout believers….

Listen to the podcast here.

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LISTEN: Saturday, September 27th & Sunday, September 28th

Transformations.

SATURDAY on the TED Radio Hour: stories of TRANSFORMATION.

Are we simply the sum of our experiences? Or can we choose our own path?

Host Guy Raz talks with TED speakers, who explore share stories of undergoing remarkable transformations, despite facing extraordinary circumstances.

Listen to the podcast here.

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Success.

SUNDAY on the TED Radio Hour: how do we define SUCCESS?

Success has become synonymous with how much money we make… and how high we climb the career ladder.

But how can we begin to define success beyond those boundaries?

In this hour, TED speakers to talk host Guy Raz about what makes up an accomplished life….

Listen to the podcast here.

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LISTEN: Saturday, September 20th & Sunday, September 21st

From Curiosity to Discovery.

SATURDAY on the TED Radio Hour: Stumbling on something completely new is a thrill unlike any other.

How far will some people go to uncover the unknown?

Host Guy Raz talks with TED speakers who explore how curiosity can lead to some unexpected places….

Listen to the podcast here.

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Haves and Have Nots.

SUNDAY on the TED Radio Hour: Income inequality is at an all-time high. But does the poverty gap have to exist?

Could new ways of fighting poverty make it a thing of the past?

Host Guy Raz talks to TED speakers about how we’ve tried to solve poverty — and failed. And they discuss some big ideas for lifting people out of poverty for good….

Listen to the podcast here.

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LISTEN: Saturday, September 13th & Sunday, September 14th

Animals & Us.

SATURDAY on the TED Radio Hour: our complex relationship with ANIMALS.

We love and fear them. We control and consume them.

Host Guy Raz talks with TED speakers who explore the contradictory connections we have with all creatures great and small.

Listen to the podcast here.

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Identities.

SUNDAY on the TED Radio Hour: host Guy Raz talks with TED speakers about “Identity”.

Each of us has a sense of who we are, where we come from, and what we believe. But is identity assigned at birth? Shaped by circumstance? Or is it something we choose, that changes over time?

The journey to understanding our identity…

Listen to the podcast here.

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LISTEN: Saturday, September 6th & Sunday, September 7th

Predicting the Future.

Next time on the TED Radio Hour: Visions of the future don’t just have to come from science fiction movies. There’s very real technology today giving us clues to how our future lives might be transformed.

So what might our future look like? And what does it take for idea of the future to become a reality?

Host Guy Raz talks with TED speakers who make bold predictions about how our future lives might look….

Listen to the podcast here.

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 Everything is Connected.

Next time on the TED Radio Hour: How everything in nature is connected.

Every species in our natural world has its role. But when just one factor is removed from an eco-system’s equation, it can become a damaged system.

Host Guy Raz talks to TED speakers about how delicate balances can be restored.

Listen to the podcast here.

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LISTEN: Saturday, August 30th & Sunday August 31st

The Hackers.

Saturday on the TED Radio Hour: hacking… for good.

Host Guy Raz talks with TED speakers who are taking some bold steps to address some of the biggest problems of our time, like disease, climate change, and extinction.  They are hacking the brain… hacking our atmosphere… and even the animal kingdom, in hopes of creating a better world.

Listen to the podcast here.

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The Next Greatest Generation.

Sunday on the TED Radio Hour: are Millennials the next “greatest generation”?

Whether you call them Millennials, Generation Y, or the Me Generation, one thing’s for certain: this generation of young people will change America. But how different is these hyper-connected generation from its predecessors? And what will be their legacy?

Host Guy Raz talks with TED millennials who are searching to define themselves and their generation.

Listen to the podcast here.

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LISTEN: Saturday, August 23rd & Sunday August 24th

Why We Collaborate.

Channeling online chaos into collaboration on a massive scale.

The Internet allows ideas to flow with incredible speed among millions of us. It’s given rise to a unique period in human history — one that’s highly creative and collaborative. But what’s the best way to harness the masses online? And what large scale goals can be accomplished?

Host Guy Raz and several TED speakers explore the endless possibilities of mass collaboration…. that not only create a global community, but also make for a better world.

Listen to the podcast here.

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To The Edge.

TED speakers share their experiences of going to the edge of the human endurance.

Host Guy Raz talks with adventurers who have skied to the North Pole, rowed across three oceans, walked on a high wire more than a thousand feet up, and explored caves miles beneath the earth’s surface.

Why do they do it? Can anyone achieve such spectacular feats? And how has going to the edge changed them?

Listen to the podcast here.

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LISTEN: Saturday, August 16th & Sunday August 17th

Growing Up.

Last week on the TED Radio Hour: the making of who we are. How what happens when we’re young shapes who we become. Host Guy Raz talks with ted speakers who explore ideas behind growing up.

Listen to the full show.

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Turning Points.

Our lives are often defined by major turning points. They can happen gradually or in an instant. But how do we reconcile the before and the after — our former selves with who we’ve become?  Host Guy Raz talks with TED speakers who have been shaped by profound turning points in their lives….

Listen to the full show.

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LISTEN: Saturday, August 9th & Sunday August 10th

The Making of a Champion

Inside the minds and bodies of elite athletes. Host Guy Raz talks with TED speakers who explore extraordinary feats.

Listen to the full show.

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Framing the Story

Stories ignite our imagination, let us leap over cultural walls and cross the barriers of time. Stories allow us to experience the similarities between ourselves and others, real or imagined. Host Guy Raz talks with master storytellers from the TED stage, who explain how good stories have the power to transform our perceptions of the world.

Listen to the full show.

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LISTEN: Saturday, August 2nd & Sunday August 3rd

Giving It Away

You can give away almost anything — your time, money, food, your ideas. But what compels us to give, even when it’s a challenge? And is there a better way pay it forward? Host Guy Raz and TED speakers contemplate the relationship between giving and receiving — and how a balance between the two can enrich our lives.

Listen to the full show.

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Memory Games

This hour, TED speakers discuss how a nimble memory can improve your life, and how a frail one might ruin someone else’s. 

Listen to the full show.

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LISTEN: Saturday, July 26th

What is Beauty?

This hour, we ask why BEAUTY is so seductive. Beauty surrounds us, draws us in, gives joy and creates conflict.  Host Guy Raz talks to TED speakers who conjure up beauty both ancient and modern, and explain why we need beauty… and how it can distort our lives, or rescue them.

Listen to the full show.

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LISTEN: Saturday, July 19th

Making Mistakes

This hour, host Guy Raz and TED speakers discuss those difficult moments in our lives, and consider why sometimes we need to make mistakes and face them head-on.

Listen to the full show.

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LISTEN: Saturday, July 12th

Peering Into Space

This hour, we hear from TED speakers who share an infectious sense of wonder and curiosity about our place in the universe and what lies beyond our skies. Listen to the full show here

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Peering Into Space: This hour, we hear from TED speakers who share an infectious sense of wonder and curiosity about our place in the universe and what lies beyond our skies. Listen to the full now

About The Show

An idea is the one gift that you can hang onto even after you’ve given it away. Welcome to TED Radio Hour hosted by Guy Raz – a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create.

Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme – such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections – and injects soundscapes and conversations that bring these ideas to life.

TED Radio Hour is a co-production of NPR and TED.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown into a global platform for identifying and spreading those world-changing ideas. The annual TED Conference and TEDGlobal Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for up to 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com and through TED distribution partners.

About Guy Raz

TED Radio Hour host Guy Raz

Guy Raz  joined NPR in 1997 and has worked his way through the ranks of the organization. His first job was the assistant to NPR’s legendary news analyst Daniel Schorr. Raz then served as a general assignment reporter covering stories ranging from the early 2000 presidential primaries to a profile on the Doors’ song “Light My Fire”.

In 2000, Raz was made NPR’s Berlin bureau chief where he covered eastern Europe and the Balkans. Later, he was transferred to London as the bureau chief and covered the war in Iraq. Raz left NPR in 2004, to work as CNN’s Jerusalem correspondent chronicling everything from the rise of Hamas as a political power to the incapacitation of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Israel’s 2005 withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. Two years later Raz returned to NPR to serve as defense correspondent where he covered the Pentagon and the US military.

Raz’s written work has appeared in SalonWashington City PaperThe Washington PostThe Christian Science Monitor and the German daily, Sueddeutsche Zeitung.