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How Did An Obese City Lose A Million Pounds?

Friday, February 06, 2015

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett explains how his city sidestepped gluttony and collectively dropped one million pounds.

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What Did Cavemen Think About Lust?

Friday, February 06, 2015

Christopher Ryan says that human beings are sexual omnivores and hopes that a better understanding of sexual fidelity may end discrimination, shame and unrealistic expectations.

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What's The Antidote To Political Apathy?

Friday, February 06, 2015

Activist Dave Meslin says even though we're apathetic about local politics, we're hardly sloths.

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What Does Losing To A Computer Tell Us About Pride?

Friday, February 06, 2015

Ken Jennings has made a career of being the know-it-all. But then he challenged a supercomputer, Watson — and lost. Jennings explains how it felt to have a computer beat him and crush his pride.

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Why Should We Treat Violence Like A Contagious Disease?

Friday, February 06, 2015

While looking at the problem of gun violence, Dr. Gary Slutkin wondered — what if it could be treated like a communicable disease? His program, Cure Violence, aims to do just that, with real results.

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Why Should We Care About Keeping Secrets?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Journalist Glenn Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you're "not doing anything to hide."

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How Do You Expose An Anonymous Company?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Charmian Gooch's mission is to "out" corrupt companies. She details how global corruption trackers follow the money — to some surprisingly familiar places.

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What's Your Coming Out Story?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Equality advocate Ash Beckham offers a fresh story about empathy and openness — and it involves pancakes.

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Why Would You Share A Secret With A Stranger?

Friday, January 23, 2015

"Secrets ... can be shocking, or silly, or soulful," says Frank Warren, the founder of PostSecret. He shares a few of the half-million secrets that strangers have sent him on postcards.

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Why Should We Search For ET?

Friday, January 09, 2015

Will we find ET in the next 25 years? Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at SETI, says yes. He explains that new technologies and the laws of probability make the breakthrough likely.

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What Did It Take To Find The Giant Squid?

Friday, January 09, 2015

Humans have been looking for the giant squid for decades. Oceanographer Edith Widder shares how innovative technology helped her capture the squid on video for the first time.

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Finding Love ... And Aliens?

Friday, January 09, 2015

Humorist John Hodgman tells a story about aliens, physics, time, space and the way they all contribute to a sweet, perfect memory of falling in love.

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Can Organic Farming Make Perfect Fish?

Friday, January 09, 2015

Chef Dan Barber tackles a dilemma facing many chefs today: how to keep fish on the menu. He chronicles his search for a fish that would please both diners and environmentalists.

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Playlist: Journey To Far Off Places

Monday, December 29, 2014

Travel to unusual places with these TED Radio Hour stories.

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Playlist: Stories That Will Spark Your Imagination

Monday, December 29, 2014

These TED Radio Hour stories will make you curious and maybe even ignite some creative ideas of your own.

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Playlist: Powerful Personal Stories

Friday, December 19, 2014

Inspiring TED Radio Hour stories about courage, strength, and transformation.

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Playlist: Science!

Friday, December 19, 2014

From monkeys to microbes, TED speakers in this playlist cover all different realms of the scientific world.

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Playlist: What Music Means

Friday, December 19, 2014

Our favorite interviews about music from the TED Radio Hour.

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Playlist: Writers On Writing

Friday, December 19, 2014

In this playlist, TED speakers explore the nature of creativity, the source of a good story, and the impact of the written word.

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Are We Wired To Be Compassionate?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Author Robert Wright says humans are not simply wired to be compassionate — we have evolved to feel compassion out of self-interest.

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