TED Radio Hour

Saturdays 12:00pm-1:00pm

Now airing on WEMU , TED Radio Hour with host Guy Raz is part of public radio's new modern weekend sound.

TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions and new ways to think and create. Each episode includes riveting excerpts from the renowned TED stage where some of the world's deepest thinkers and innovators are invited to give the 18-minute "talk of their lives." The TED Radio Hour team takes the most compelling talks and organizes them around a common theme. But we don't stop with the TEDTalks. Host Guy Raz interviews the guests, delving deeper, dissecting the speaker's ideas and posing probing questions you’d like to hear answered.

Topics the series explores include mankind's place in the universe and space, how the sounds around us affect our behavior and why there is power in failure.

You can listen to full episodes on the TED Radio Hour page here.

 

 

How Can We Open Source Exploring Our Oceans?

5 hours ago

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Open Source World

About David Lang's TED Talk

David Lang became an amateur oceanographer by getting a network of ocean lovers to team up and build open source, low-cost underwater explorers.

About David Lang

How Can You Open Source Building Your House?

5 hours ago

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Open Source World

About Alastair Parvin's TED Talk

Instead of architects creating buildings only for those who can afford to commission them, what if regular citizens could design and build their own houses? Designer Alastair Parvin says it's possible.

About Alastair Parvin

How Did The World Wide Web Start?

5 hours ago

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Open Source World

About Sir Tim Berners-Lee's TED Talk

In the 1980s, scientists at a nuclear research lab in Switzerland were asking how they could share and collaborate on massive, complex projects. Tim Berners-Lee, then a contractor, answered by inventing the World Wide Web.

About Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Meaning Of Work.

About Dame Stephanie Shirley's TED Talk

What's in a name? For tech entrepreneur Dame Stephanie Shirley, bidding contracts under the name "Steve" enabled her to launch and grow a freelance software company with a virtually all-female staff.

About Dame Stephanie Shirley

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Meaning Of Work.

About Dan Ariely's TED Talk

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely says we work hard not because we have to, but because we want to. He examines the intrinsic values we need to feel motivated to work.

About Dan Ariely

How Can A Monotonous Job Be Meaningful?

Oct 2, 2015

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Meaning Of Work.

About Barry Schwartz's TED Talk

Psychologist Barry Schwartz says our current thinking about work focuses too much on paychecks and too little on all the ways we find fulfillment — even in jobs many might consider mundane.

About Barry Schwartz

From Our Listeners: Screen Stories

Sep 18, 2015

As part of our episode Screen Time - Part II, we asked listeners to send us stories of a time when their digital lives affected their real ones. Here are some of our favorites.

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How Do Our Screens Distort Our Sense of Time?

Sep 18, 2015

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Screen Time - Part II

About Abha Dawesar's TED Talk

After Hurricane Sandy hit Manhattan, writer Abha Dawesar watched people scrounging for outlets to charge phones. She wondered: Do we miss out on what's real when we dive into our digital lives?

About Abha Dawesar

After You Die, What Happens To The Digital You?

Sep 18, 2015

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Screen Time - Part II

About Adam Ostrow's TED Talk

Many of us have a second self, a virtual personality composed of posts and tweets stored in the cloud. Adam Ostrow asks: What happens to that personality after you die?

About Adam Ostrow

Adam Ostrow is the editor-in-chief at Mashable, a role in which he is responsible for defining and implementing strategic initiatives across the organization.

When It Comes To Kids, Is All Screen Time Equal?

Sep 11, 2015

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Screen Time - Part I.

About Dimitri Christakis' TED Talk

Pediatrician Dimitri Christakis explains how different forms of screen time affects kids and their ability to learn and develop.

About Dimitri Christakis

What Happens When We Step Inside The Screen?

Sep 11, 2015

Part 6 of the TED Radio Hour episode Screen Time - Part I.

About Chris Milk's TED Talk

Filmmaker Chris Milk uses cutting edge technology to create a film experience that immerses the viewer. He explains how virtual reality has allowed him to create the "ultimate empathy machine."

About Chris Milk

How Are Screens Changing The Face Of War?

Sep 11, 2015

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Screen Time - Part I.

About P.W. Singer's TED Talk

Today airstrikes involve generals dictating - and soldiers carrying out - orders behind screens. Strategist P.W. Singer describes how screens have complicated the nature of war.

About P.W. Singer

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Amateurs.

About Nancy Frates' TED Talk

The 2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was one of the fastest fundraising efforts in history. Nancy Frates recounts how her love for her son Pete plunged her into leading a worldwide awareness campaign.

About Nancy Frate

What's The Best Way To Achieve A New Goal?

Aug 14, 2015

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Amateur Hour.

About Derek Sivers' TED Talk

After setting a new personal goal, often your first instinct is to tell someone. But entrepreneur Derek Sivers says you're better off keeping it to yourself.

About Derek Sivers

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Amateur Hour.

About Julia Sweeney's TED Talk

Actor and writer Julia Sweeney says parenting has always made her feel like an amateur — but especially when her 8-year-old started asking some smart questions about animal reproduction.

About Julia Sweeney

What Does It Mean To Be A "Cancer Survivor"?

Jul 31, 2015

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Fighting Cancer

About Debra Jarvis' TED Talk

Debra Jarvis had breast cancer, but it doesn't define her, she says. Jarvis explains how clinging to the identity of "survivor" sometimes stifles personal growth.

About Debra Jarvis

Can Healthy Eating Reverse Some Cancers?

Jul 31, 2015

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Fighting Cancer

About Dean Ornish's TED Talk

Dr. Dean Ornish studied how lifestyle changes could help people with chronic heart disease; he wanted to figure out if there was a way to do the same with patients with some types of cancer.

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Fighting Cancer

About Jay Bradner's TED Talk

Giving away something that could make you a billion dollars sounds foolish. But Dr. Jay Bradner believes it's essential to share even the most prized scientific discoveries if we hope to find a cure for cancer.

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Fighting Cancer

About David Agus' TED Talk

Dr. David Agus believes that current research is too narrowly focused on the specifics of cancer. Instead, he thinks broader, more interdisciplinary methods are needed to control and treat cancer.

Read the study mentioned in Dr. Agus' interview in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Will Our Demand For Food Threaten Our Supply of Water?

Jul 17, 2015

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Finite.

About Jon Foley's TED Talk

Ecologist Jon Foley says agriculture is the "most powerful force unleashed on this planet since the end of the ice age." He says we're using too much of it to irrigate, and we have to rethink how we farm.

About Jon Foley

How Did A Medical Miracle Turn Into A Global Threat?

Jul 17, 2015

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Finite.

About Ramanan Laxminarayan's TED Talk

Antibiotics save lives, but we rely on them too much. Eventually, the drugs may stop working. Economist Ramanan Laxminarayan asks us to think twice before reaching for this double-edged resource.

About Ramanan Laxminarayan

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Finite.

About Rob Hopkins' TED Talk

Community organizer Rob Hopkins argues that individuals, towns and communities have a large role to play in lowering our dependence on fossil fuels.

About Rob Hopkins

Can Limited Resources Lead To Better Innovation?

Jul 17, 2015

Part 5 of TED Radio Hour episode Finite.

About Navi Radjou's TED Talk

Navi Radjou has spent years studying "jugaad," also known as frugal innovation. While researching emerging markets, he realized that creativity might be the most precious renewable resource.

About Navi Radjou

Why Does Time Exist?

Jun 19, 2015

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Shifting Time

About Sean Carroll's TED Talk

Cosmologist Sean Carroll tackles a deceptively simple question: Why does time exist at all? The potential answers point to a surprising view of the nature of the universe, and our place in it.

About Sean Carroll

Why Should We Look Forward To Getting Older?

Jun 19, 2015

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Shifting Time

About Laura Carstensen's TED Talk

Psychologist Laura Carstensen says that as people get older, they usually become less stressed and more content.

About Laura Carstensen

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