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The Women Behind the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

We've heard about Rosa Parks and her crucial role in the Montgomery bus boycott. But Parks was just one of many women who organized for years. In this episode, those women tell their own story.


If you want to up your yogurt game, this Iranian cookbook will show you the whey

Monday, March 20, 2023

Just in time for the Persian New Year, Homa Dashtaki has published the Yogurt and Whey cookbook -- nearly 100 recipes, old and new, including some surprising ones, like whey cocktails and popsicles.


A man killed women he deemed 'immoral' — an Iranian film fictionalizes the story

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

The real-life "Spider Killer" murdered 16 women in Iran between 2000 and 2001. The case inspired Holy Spider, which has resonated abroad during a time of amplified state violence in Iran.


Iran's protesters find inspiration in a Kurdish revolutionary slogan

Thursday, October 27, 2022

"Jin, jiyan, azadi!" — "Woman, life, freedom!" — has become the rallying cry for people in Iran and beyond who are protesting the death of Mahsa Amini in Iranian police custody.


In 'Mothercoin', the labor of love transcends borders

Sunday, May 08, 2022

Mothercoin, by Elizabeth Cummins Muñoz, takes an intimate look at the lives of immigrant nannies in Houston, and how their work in private homes affects their relationship with their own children.


Shabana Basij-Rasikh: The ongoing fight to educate Afghan girls

Friday, April 29, 2022

In 2016, Shabana Basij-Rasikh created Afghanistan's School of Leadership for girls. When the Taliban took control in 2021, she helped her students flee and continued their education abroad.


Steven Johnson: The Past, Present, and Future of the Human Life Span

Friday, March 25, 2022

In the last century, human life expectancy has doubled. This hour, we talk with writer Steven Johnson on the many breakthroughs that made this possible — and where we go from here.


Celeste Headlee: How can we fight burnout with purposeful rest?

Friday, February 18, 2022

Hard work has been baked into our culture for so long, but at what cost? Journalist Celeste Headlee explains why we must give our bodies the rest they need, so that we can live fuller lives.


Kevin Roose: How can we stay relevant in an increasingly automated workforce?

Friday, February 04, 2022

Tech reporter Kevin Roose doesn't want you to be scared of your job becoming automated. He says that rather than competing with machines, we should work to develop our fundamentally human skills.


Amy Webb: A Glimpse Into The Future

Friday, December 17, 2021

This hour, futurist Amy Webb guides us through innovations that give a glimpse into the future of transportation, wellness, tech, commerce, and travel ... and the impacts they'll have on our lives.


Puppet of a Syrian girl walks the path of refugees to offer hope for the future

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Amal, a 9-year-old Syrian refugee puppet, has been walking across Europe to raise visibility and empathy for the plight of refugees. Theater director Amir Nizar Zuabi spoke with TED Radio Hour.


Shoham Arad: What Does It Take To Turn An Idea Into A Movement?

Friday, October 22, 2021

Anyone can have a big idea. But how do those big ideas come to fruition and grow? Director of the TED Fellows program Shoham Arad walks us through several speakers who turned a spark into a movement.


Meet Alexis Nikole Nelson, The Wildly Popular 'Black Forager'

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Nelson has brought in a TikTok following of more than 2 million people by talking about food, culture, and how to "eat plants that do not belong to [her.]"


Jasmine Crowe: What Can We Do To Tackle Food Waste And Hunger?

Friday, September 03, 2021

Social entrepreneur Jasmine Crowe has one mission: feed more, waste less. Her company Goodr is tackling food waste and getting food to those who need it most.


Saleem Reshamwala Takes Us To Far Flung Places

Friday, July 30, 2021

This hour, journalist Saleem Reshamwala gives us a tour of surprising people and places — Lima, Nairobi, and prehistoric New Jersey — to inspire new perspectives on travel and cultures.


Life Kit: How To Host A Dinner Party

Sunday, July 25, 2021

While things aren't completely back to normal, many are starting to host parties again. We have some useful tips for those who might feel a little out of practice because of the pandemic.


VIDEO: Priya Krishna And Her Mom Explore 'Indian-ish' Food

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Food writer Priya Krishna and her mother, Ritu Krishna, discuss influences on their Indian cooking. They explore assimilation through food and why recipes like dal represent comfort for their family.


An Immigrant Family Navigates Generational Trauma

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Colette Baptiste-Mombo and her family moved to an all-white suburb at the height of the civil rights era. She shares how racist attacks changed her life, and how she deals with generational trauma.


As Temporary Protected Status Shifts, One Activist Deals With Uncertainty

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

César Magaña Linares is a temporary protected status, or TPS, holder from El Salvador. As an activist and law student, he's redefining what it means to be an immigrant, beyond the headlines.


Lee Mokobe: How Can We Make Sense Of Ourselves Through Poetry?

Friday, May 14, 2021

How can art be a tool to better understand ourselves and the world around us? Poet Lee Mokobe shares what it was like to grow up trans in South Africa, and how language can be a tool for change.