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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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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Bonus: Tom Rivett-Carnac is optimistic about the fate of our planet

12/23/2019
In this bonus episode, Chris talks with climate policy expert Tom Rivett-Carnac, who worked with Christiana Figueres—guest from our last episode!—to negotiate the landmark Paris Agreement. They discuss why we need optimism to solve the climate crisis, and why TED’s new COUNTDOWN initiative can serve as a key catalyst of this optimism for countries, cities and citizens everywhere. This conversation was originally shared on the podcast Outrage and Optimism—check it out wherever you get your...

Duration:00:49:42

Christiana Figueres on how we can solve the climate crisis

12/11/2019
In 2015, Christiana Figueres brokered the historic Paris Agreement to combat climate change. She gives an inside look at the negotiations that led to a commitment from 195 countries to work toward a low carbon future and discusses her current work on COUNTDOWN, an ambitious new initiative from TED aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero. We're doing a TED Interview survey! If you have a few minutes, we'd love to know your thoughts on the show. Find it at:...

Duration:01:08:10

Frances Frei's three pillars of leadership

11/20/2019
A professor at Harvard Business School and expert in work culture, Frei goes into companies like WeWork and Uber with the goal of turning toxic environments into healthy, inclusive spaces. She shares why authenticity, logic and empathy are the most vital skills an employee can have — and how the measure of a true leader can be seen not just in their presence, but in their absence, too. We're doing a TED Interview survey! If you have a few minutes, we'd love to know your thoughts on the...

Duration:01:00:50

Donald Hoffman has a radical new theory on how we experience reality

11/13/2019
According to cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman, our brains are showing us a "hacked" version of reality. His revolutionary new way of thinking about consciousness combines the study of evolution with insights into brain activity in an attempt to solve the mysteries behind how we perceive the world. We're doing a TED Interview survey! If you have a few minutes, we'd love to know your thoughts on the show. Find it at: surveynerds.com/tedinterview

Duration:00:56:03

Kate Raworth argues that rethinking economics can save our planet

11/6/2019
Endless growth may actually be hurting our economy—and our planet. Economist Kate Raworth makes a case for “doughnut economics”: an alternative way to look at the economic systems ruling our societies and imagine a sustainable future for all. We're doing a TED Interview survey! If you have a few minutes, we'd love to know your thoughts on the show. Find it at: surveynerds.com/tedinterview

Duration:00:54:32

Michael Tubbs on politics as a force for good

10/30/2019
At 26, Michael Tubbs ran for Mayor of Stockton, California, hoping to transform a city in crisis into a community of opportunity. He won. Mayor Tubbs breaks down how initiatives like universal basic income can free people from poverty, what being a good neighbor means in a democratic society, and why eradicating cycles of crime requires helping victims AND perpetrators. We're doing a TED Interview survey! If you have a few minutes, we'd love to know your thoughts on the show. Find it at:...

Duration:00:51:32

Elif Shafak on the urgent power of storytelling

10/23/2019
Best-selling author Elif Shafak proves that storytelling can be profoundly political—and makes the case for embracing uncertainty in turbulent times. We're doing a TED Interview survey! If you have a few minutes, we'd love to know your thoughts on the show. Find it at: surveynerds.com/tedinterview

Duration:01:01:50

Anil Seth explores the mystery of consciousness

10/16/2019
Is the dress blue or gold? Do you hear "laurel" or "yanny"? Neuroscientist Anil Seth digs into why we all perceive the world so differently, and tries to explain the biggest mystery of all: consciousness. We're doing a TED Interview survey! If you have a few minutes, we'd love to know your thoughts on the show. Find it at: surveynerds.com/tedinterview

Duration:00:51:48

Dan Gilbert on the surprising science of happiness

10/9/2019
Psychologist Daniel Gilbert delves deep into the weird, counterintuitive science of happiness and explains why our minds worry about things we needn’t worry about (and fail to worry about things we really should worry about). We're doing a TED Interview survey! If you have a few minutes, we'd love to know your thoughts on the show. Find it at: surveynerds.com/tedinterview

Duration:01:01:35

Bonus: Parag Khanna on global connectivity

9/25/2019
Best-selling author Parag Khanna unpacks global connectivity—the threats, the benefits, and how it is destined to redefine our identities. We're doing a TED Interview survey! If you have a few minutes, we'd love to know your thoughts on the show. Find it at: surveynerds.com/tedinterview

Duration:00:38:14

Johann Hari challenges the way we think about depression

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

Duration:01:16:00

Yuval Noah Harari reveals the real dangers ahead

7/17/2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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