TED Radio Hour

Fridays, 6:00-7:00pm

Hosted by Guy Raz, the program is 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.

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TED Radio Hour
9:36 am
Fri July 31, 2015

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

After Debra Jarvis went through cancer treatment, she didn't want to be labeled only as a cancer survivor.
Robert Benson Robert Benson/TED

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.

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TED Radio Hour
9:36 am
Fri July 31, 2015

Can Healthy Eating Reverse Some Cancers?

Healthy diets help prevent, even reverse, some health conditions. Dr. Dean Ornish believes it can also do the same for cancer.
Courtesy of TED

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.

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TED Radio Hour
9:36 am
Fri July 31, 2015

How Will Open-Source Research Help Cure Cancer?

Dr. Jay Bradner believes open-source research is necessary in the fight against cancer.
Courtesy of Bradner Lab

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.

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TED Radio Hour
9:30 am
Fri July 17, 2015

Can Limited Resources Lead To Better Innovation?

"When you put a limitation on resources, you remove the limitation on creativity because necessity is the mother of invention."--Navi Radjou
James Duncan Davidson TED

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 12:59 pm

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.

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TED Radio Hour
9:30 am
Fri July 17, 2015

Will Our Demand For Food Threaten Our Supply of Water?

"We've under-priced water, we've over-exploited it, we don't regulate how people pump groundwater out of the ground.... we just use too much."--Jonathan Foley
Courtesy of TEDxTC

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.

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TED Radio Hour
9:30 am
Fri July 17, 2015

How Did A Medical Miracle Turn Into A Global Threat?

"What has happened in the last ten years, has been a remarkable increase in actual number of people who are dying or are not able to get better because they carry a resistant infection."--Ramanan Laxminarayan
Courtesy of TEDMED

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.

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TED Radio Hour
9:30 am
Fri July 17, 2015

What Can A Small Town In England Teach Us About Resilience?

"Our degree of oil dependency is our degree of vulnerability."--Rob Hopkins
James Duncan Davidson TED

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.

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TED Radio Hour
8:36 am
Fri June 19, 2015

Why Does Time Exist?

Theoretical Physicist Sean Carroll asks why does time exist?
Marla Aufmuth Courtesy of TED

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 9:41 am

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.

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TED Radio Hour
8:36 am
Fri June 19, 2015

Why Should We Look Forward To Getting Older?

Psychologist Laura Carstensen explains why growing older also means growing happier for so many people.
Michael Priest Photography Courtesy of TED

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 9:41 am

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.

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TED Radio Hour
8:36 am
Fri June 19, 2015

When Do We Become The Final Version of Ourselves?

"Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished," says psychologist Dan Gilbert.
Ryan Lash Courtesy of TED

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 9:41 am

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Shifting Time

About Dan Gilbert's TED Talk

Psychologist Dan Gilbert shares research on what he calls the "end of history illusion," where we think the person we are right now is the person we'll be for the rest of time. Hint: that's not the case.

About Dan Gilbert

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