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Head of TED Chris Anderson speaks with some of the world’s most interesting people to dig into the provocative and powerful ideas of our time.

Head of TED Chris Anderson speaks with some of the world’s most interesting people to dig into the provocative and powerful ideas of our time.
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Head of TED Chris Anderson speaks with some of the world’s most interesting people to dig into the provocative and powerful ideas of our time.

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English


Episodes

Johann Hari challenges the way we think about depression

7/24/2019
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Author Johann Hari offers a deeply personal and surprisingly uplifting perspective on how to tackle depression.

Duration:01:16:12

Yuval Noah Harari reveals the real dangers ahead

7/17/2019
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Historian and futurist Yuval Harari has a story about the future that’s profound, exciting, and unsettling.

Duration:01:11:00

Tim Ferriss on life-hacks and psychedelics

7/10/2019
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Life-hack master Tim Ferriss gives an intimate look into the darker moments in his life, his Stoic philosophy and his new passion for psychedelics.

Duration:00:51:45

Monica Lewinsky argues for a bully-free world

7/3/2019
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Monica Lewinsky reveals the very personal price to public humiliation and explores how we can all do better.

Duration:00:41:26

Sylvia Earle makes a passionate case for our oceans

6/26/2019
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Dive deep into the fascinating, horrifying, hopeful story of the ocean with world-renowned marine biologist Sylvia Earle.

Duration:00:56:25

Andrew McAfee on the future of our economy

6/19/2019
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Is the future of our economy scary? Exciting? MIT research scientist Andrew McAfee argues that it's both.

Duration:01:23:09

Susan Cain takes us into the mind of an introvert

6/12/2019
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Self-confessed introvert Susan Cain delves deep into this complex personality trait, offering ideas for better offices, better schools and better relationships.

Duration:00:48:55

Kai-Fu Lee on the future of AI

6/5/2019
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Technologist Kai-Fu Lee describes the high-stakes battle between the West and China in artificial intelligence and what it means for the future of work.

Duration:01:05:58

David Brooks on political healing

5/29/2019
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NYT pundit David Brooks describes a plan to rebuild broken communities and offers actionable steps to live a more meaningful life.

Duration:01:09:04

Amanda Palmer on radical truth telling

5/22/2019
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An intimate conversation with one of the most unique voices in music today. Amanda Palmer shows us how the future of creative work means asking for what you want.

Duration:01:08:03

Bill Gates looks to the future

5/15/2019
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Microsoft founder Bill Gates takes us deep into his remarkable history and propels us into the future of technology and philanthropy.

Duration:00:45:09

Roger McNamee takes on big tech

5/3/2019
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Recorded live at TED! Roger McNamee—early investor in Facebook turned outspoken critic—sits down for an extended examination of big tech's missteps and where we go from here.

Duration:00:59:46

Bonus Episode: Chris Anderson on the Ezra Klein Show

12/20/2018
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Today, something a little different. Ezra Klein, the founder of Vox, recently spoke with Chris on his podcast, The Ezra Klein Show. Editor to editor, aspirational human to aspirational human. We’re sharing it with you now because we think listeners of this show might appreciate Ezra’s thoughtful style. Chris and Ezra discuss religion, the nuanced complexity of human nature, and why Chris believes ideas matter now more than ever. Which ideas, overshadowed by the day’s headlines, are quietly...

Duration:01:04:01

Sir Ken Robinson (still) wants an education revolution

12/18/2018
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Do schools kill creativity? Back in 2006, Sir Ken Robinson posed this question to the TED audience – and boy, did it touch a nerve. More than fifty million views and a decade later, Chris sits down with Sir Ken to dig into the changes and progress that have been made, and see if the answer now is any different. How are educators thinking about creativity these days? And why should creativity be a focus at all? With his characteristic verve, wit and sparkle, Sir Ken explains all. To find out...

Duration:00:56:24

Daniel Kahneman wants you to doubt yourself. Here’s why

12/11/2018
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What shapes happiness – the experiences we have, or the stories we tell ourselves about them afterwards? When and how does our intuition reliably fail? And why is overconfidence the fatal flaw we should all watch out for? In this fascinating, far-ranging conversation, Chris digs into the questions that really matter with Danny Kahneman, Nobel laureate, godfather of behavioral economics, and one of the most influential psychologists alive. To find out more about TED, please visit TED.com.

Duration:00:42:27

Ray Kurzweil on what the future holds next

12/4/2018
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Join Chris for a very special conversation with legendary inventor and computer scientist Ray Kurzweil, recorded live onstage at TED2018. Listen in to hear what the man who makes a living from predicting the future arc of technology thinks is coming our way next – including the specific prediction of when he thinks technology will finally gain human levels of language understanding. To find out more about TED, please visit TED.com.

Duration:00:38:38

Mellody Hobson challenges us to be color brave

11/27/2018
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Talking about race can be difficult. But Mellody Hobson argues that we need to do it anyway – boldly and often. Mellody is the president of Ariel Investments, a firm that manages more than 13 billion dollars. And throughout her career and in her personal life, she’s experienced just how corrosive it can be when people choose to be “color blind.” In this candid conversation, she shares her vision of a more harmonious, diverse America — and the difficult truths we need to swallow (and discuss)...

Duration:00:53:55

Robin Steinberg’s passionate quest to reform cash bail

11/20/2018
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On any given night, 450,000 people in the United States stay in jail without having been convicted of any crime. Most of them are there because they don't have enough money to pay bail. Exasperated at what she saw as a systemic design flaw that primarily affects poor and marginalized people, public defense lawyer Robin Steinberg came up with a plan to fix things. As she explains in this sparky conversation with Chris, that idea is about as bold as they get. To find out more about TED,...

Duration:00:39:20

Steven Pinker argues that our pessimism about today's world is profoundly wrong

11/13/2018
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Was 2017 really the "the worst ever," as some would have us believe? Cognitive psychologist and linguist Steven Pinker shares data that shows: actually, it was one of the best overall. At TED2018, Chris sat down with Steven to take a closer look at the data that suggest the world is improving, and to unpack why so many people find this idea so challenging. To find out more about TED, please visit TED.com.

Duration:00:56:06

Dalia Mogahed on Islam in the world today

11/6/2018
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Just after 9/11, Dalia Mogahed asked: what do 1.8 billion Muslims really think? In a grand research project with Gallup, she interviewed more than 50,000 Muslims about their lives, their dreams, and the state of their religion. Today, she continues her research on Muslims as the director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. In this intimate conversation with Chris, she opens up about her own faith and shares what she believes are the most common misconceptions of...

Duration:00:52:29