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NPR/TED Staff

NPR/TED Staff appears in the following:

Is Everything A Remix?

Friday, June 27, 2014

Filmmaker Kirby Ferguson says nothing is original and that our most celebrated creators steal ideas — and transform them into something new.

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Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

Friday, June 27, 2014

People often credit their ideas to individual "Eureka!" moments. But writer Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story.

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Does Copying In Fashion Keep It Fresh?

Friday, June 27, 2014

Copyright law barely touches fashion — and the industry benefits in innovation and sales, says Johanna Blakley. She explains what all creative industries can learn from fashion's free culture.

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Why Would More Than 500 Artists Sample The Same Song?

Friday, June 27, 2014

Sampling music isn't about "hijacking nostalgia wholesale," says DJ Mark Ronson. It's about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song while pushing that story forward.

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Why Do We Believe In Unbelievable Things?

Friday, June 20, 2014

Michael Shermer says the human tendency to believe strange things boils down to two of the brain's most basic, hard-wired survival skills.

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Can You Learn To Spot A Liar?

Friday, June 20, 2014

We're surrounded by deception: in politics and pop culture, in the workplace and on social media. Pamela Meyer points out manners and cues that can help us suss out a lie.

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How Do Magicians Manufacture Reality?

Friday, June 20, 2014

The power of the placebo has been consistently proven in medicine. Magician Eric Mead extends that idea to magic, pulling off a gruesome trick that's so convincing, you'll cringe.

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Where's The Line Between Cheating A Little and Cheating A Lot?

Friday, June 20, 2014

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely explains the hidden reasons we think it's okay to cheat or steal. He says we're predictably irrational — and can be influenced in ways we don't even realize.

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Does Technology Make Us More Honest?

Friday, June 20, 2014

Who hasn't sent a text message saying "I'm on my way" when it wasn't true? But some technology might actually force us to be more honest, says psychologist Jeff Hancock.

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Translating The Web With Millions: Luis Von Ahn Answers Your Questions

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Computer programmer Luis von Ahn answers listener's questions about the potential of crowdsourcing.

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Can The Sun Fuel A Flight Around The World?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Explorer Bertrand Piccard explains why he's aiming to carry out an unprecedented mission: to circle the planet in a solar-powered airplane.

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How Does Henry Ford's Great-Grandson Envision The Future?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford describes how we can create a green future of smart roads and smart cars.

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If We Want to Live In Cities, Will We Have To Share Cars?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Zipcar co-founder Robin Chase makes the case for car-sharing as the solution to global gridlock.

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Is Space Tourism Finally About To Take Off?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Entrepreneur Richard Branson shares his vision for private, commercial space travel.

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How Do You Make New York's Mean Streets A Little Nicer?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Former New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan says cities can tackle the challenges of tomorrow by completely re-imagining our streets today.

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Should We Be Afraid Of Death?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Philosopher Stephen Cave delves into the simple question: Why are human beings afraid to die?

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Is It Possible To Be Fearless?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Illusionist and endurance artist David Blaine reveals how he has made a career out of fearlessly performing death-defying feats.

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Is There A Cure For Stage Fright?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Folk singer Joe Kowan talks about the visceral, body-hijacking experience he feels when he's performing in front of an audience, and how a song helped him cope with stage fright.

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What's The Difference Between Rational and Irrational Fears?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Through the story of the whale ship Essex, novelist Karen Thompson Walker describes how our most vivid fears are often not the most realistic.

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How Do You Deal With Fear Versus Danger?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Astronaut and retired colonel Chris Hadfield discusses how to prepare your mind for the unexpected, and the worst.

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