TED Radio Hour

Tuesday, 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. on KUOW

TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TEDTalks from the world's most remarkable minds.

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TED Radio Hour
6:36 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Can We Gain Strength From Shame?

Brene Brown at TED2012.
James Duncan Davidson TED

Originally published on Mon December 16, 2013 12:07 pm

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Making Mistakes.

About BrenΓ© Brown's TEDTalk

Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. BrenΓ© Brown studies vulnerability, courage, authenticity and shame. She discusses what can happen when people confront their shame head-on.

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TED Radio Hour
8:58 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Is The Human Hand Our Best Technology?

"Only the hand can tell where it's tender, where the patient winces." Ҁ” Abraham Verghese
James Duncan Davidson TED

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Do We Need Humans?

About Abraham Verghese's TEDTalk

Modern medicine is in danger of losing a powerful, old-fashioned tool: human touch. Physician and writer Abraham Verghese describes our strange new world where patients are data points, and calls for a return to the traditional physical exam.

About Abraham Verghese

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TED Radio Hour
8:58 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Are Droids Taking Our Jobs?

Andrew McAfee speaking at TEDxBoston.
Sheryl Lanzel TED

Originally published on Mon December 16, 2013 11:57 am

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Do We Need Humans?

About Andrew McAfee's TEDTalk

Robots and algorithms can now build cars, write articles, and translate texts β€” all work that once required a human. So what will we humans do for work? Andrew McAfee looks at recent labor data to say: We ain't seen nothing yet.

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TED Radio Hour
8:58 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Will Man's Best Friend Be A Robot?

Cynthia Breazeal speaking at TEDWomen conference.
James Duncan Davidson TED

Originally published on Fri February 28, 2014 5:36 am

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Do We Need Humans?

About Cynthia Breazeal's TEDTalk

Why do we use robots on Mars, but not in our living rooms? Cynthia Breazeal realized the key was training robots to interact with people. Now she builds robots that teach, learn β€” and play.

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TED Radio Hour
7:01 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Can Hacking The Brain Make You Healthier?

courtesy of TED

Originally published on Thu December 26, 2013 10:45 am

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Hackers.

About Andres Lozano's TEDTalk

Neurosurgeon Andres Lozano talks about dramatic findings in deep brain stimulation including a woman with Parkinson's who instantly stops shaking, and brain areas eroded by Alzheimer's that are brought back to life.

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TED Radio Hour
7:01 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Can Anyone Become A Hacker?

Ryan Lash TED

Originally published on Thu December 26, 2013 10:44 am

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Hackers.

About Jay Silver's TEDTalk

Why can't two slices of pizza be used as a slide clicker? Why shouldn't you make music with ketchup? Inventor Jay Silver talks about the urge to play with the world around you and demos MaKey MaKey, a kit for hacking everyday objects.

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TED Radio Hour
7:01 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Can Hacking The Stratosphere Solve Climate Change?

Robert Leslie TED

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 11:43 am

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Hackers.

About David Keith's TEDTalk

Environmental scientist David Keith proposes a cheap and shocking way to address climate change: What if we inject a huge cloud of sulfur into the atmosphere to deflect sunlight and heat?

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TED Radio Hour
7:24 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Is Our Universe The Only Universe?

"All these possibilities are out there. And we live in the one that is hospital to our form of life." β€” Brian Greene
James Duncan Davidson/TED

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 7:50 am

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Peering Into Space.

About Brian Greene's TED Talk

Is there more than one universe? Physicist Brian Greene shows how the unanswered questions of physics (starting with a big one: What caused the Big Bang?) have led to the theory that our own universe is just one of many in the "multiverse."

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TED Radio Hour
7:24 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Are We Alone In The Universe?

"We should search because it tells us how to collaborate our place in the cosmos." β€” Jill Tarter
TED / James Duncan Davidson

About Jill Tarter's TED Talk

The SETI Institute's Jill Tarter wants to accelerate our search for cosmic company. Using a growing array of radio telescopes, she and her team listen for patterns that may be a sign of intelligence elsewhere in the universe.

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TED Radio Hour
7:24 am
Fri August 2, 2013

How Can We Defend Earth From Asteroids?

Phil Plait knows the secrets to avoiding a big asteroid catastrophe.
Courtesy of TED

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Peering Into Space.

About Phil Plait's TED Talk

What's six miles wide and can end civilization in an instant? An asteroid β€” and there are lots of them out there. With humor and great visuals, Phil Plait enthralls the TEDxBoulder audience with all the ways asteroids can kill, and what we must do to avoid them.

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TED Radio Hour
6:42 am
Fri July 26, 2013

What's It Take To Become A Polar Explorer?

frogdesignmind

Originally published on Thu December 26, 2013 10:39 am

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode To The Edge.

About Ben Saunders' TEDTalk

Explorer Ben Saunders wants you to go outside. Not because it's always pleasant and happy, but because that's where the meat of life is, "the juice that we can suck out of our hours and days." In 2004, Saunders skied solo to the North Pole. Saunders' next outdoor excursion? To try to be the first in the world to walk from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again.

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TED Radio Hour
6:42 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Are Earth's Deepest Caves The Last Frontier?

Robert Leslie TED

Originally published on Thu December 26, 2013 10:39 am

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode To The Edge.

About Bill Stone's TEDTalk

Bill Stone is a maverick cave explorer who has plumbed Earth's deepest abysses. In this talk, he explains what it's like to descend into the deepest caves in complete darkness for days on end β€” and why he keeps doing it.

About Bill Stone

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TED Radio Hour
6:41 am
Fri July 26, 2013

To The Edge

What motivates explorers to venture into the unknown?
TED

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 7:02 am

"Certainly to enter a world of terror, you should not be pushed by someone. You should be called. You should be curious. You should have the heart of an explorer." β€” Philippe Petit, high-wire artist

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TED Radio Hour
6:34 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Are We All A Little Psychopathic?

"Being not normal is the new normal." β€” Jon Ronson
James Duncan Davidson/TED

Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 8:50 am

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Unquiet Mind.

About Jon Ronson's Talk

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TED Radio Hour
6:34 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Where Do Mental Illness And Creativity Meet?

"Everyone is just a little bit mad. How much depends on where you fall in the spectrum. How much depends on how lucky you are." β€” Joshua Walters
James Duncan Davidson/TED

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Unquiet Mind.

About Joshua Walters' TED Talk

Comedian Joshua Walters, who's bipolar, walks the line between mental illness and mental "skillness." He asks: What's the right balance between medicating craziness away, and riding the manic edge of creativity and drive?

About Joshua Walters

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