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Better late than never! Take it from these late bloomers who followed their dreams

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

We asked NPR's audience to share their late bloomer stories. From Antarctic scientists to zookeepers to children's book authors, there are a lot of late-in-life adventurers out there.


Our Late Bloomer Stories: Listener Voice Memos

Friday, November 18, 2022

We asked you: Do you consider yourself a late bloomer?


Do you consider yourself a 'late bloomer'? We want to hear from you

Friday, October 28, 2022

Milestones don't always follow the schedule we imagine for our lives. If you bloomed later in life, we want to hear your story.


Follow the money: An intelligence agent's methods for busting wildlife traffickers

Friday, October 21, 2022

Pangolins are shy, nocturnal creatures covered in scales. They're also the most trafficked animal in the world. Intelligence expert Sarah Stoner explains how her team disrupts wildlife trafficking.


Jennifer Vail: How tribology can change the way you view the material world

Friday, October 07, 2022

Have you brushed your teeth today? Or gotten a shot recently? As tribologist Jennifer Vail explains, these mundane activities are among the many in our daily lives that are made possible by friction.


Gala Marija Vrbanic: How a fashion designer creates clothes for our digital selves

Friday, August 26, 2022

Fashion designer Gala Marija Vrbanic creates digital clothes that defy physics and outshine superheroes' wardrobes. Vrbanic says the future of AR and VR will change how we express our identities.


Marlene Zuk: What humans can learn from the sex lives of insects

Friday, July 15, 2022

Insects experience the world very differently from humans--but they still have a lot to teach us. Behavioral ecologist Marlene Zuk explores what insects can teach us about sex and sexuality.


Kasha Patel: Why we should use comedy to explain science

Friday, June 03, 2022

Can humor help us learn about the world? Science writer and comedian Kasha Patel thinks so. She applies the scientific method to stand-up comedy, and uses humor to teach science.


Gay Gordon-Byrne: Why do big manufacturers prevent you from repairing your own stuff?

Friday, May 20, 2022

Manufacturers intentionally make their products hard to fix. Right-to-repair advocate Gay Gordon-Byrne fights for laws to stop companies from monopolizing repairs and let people fix their own stuff.


Patrice Gordon and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic: How can we become more competent leaders?

Friday, April 29, 2022

Organizational psychologist Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic says we often associate leadership with the wrong traits. That's why Patrice Gordon was so surprised by an unusual opportunity: to mentor her CEO.


Sara Jones: What stories are missing from the the transracial adoption narrative?

Friday, April 08, 2022

What information is missing from our family narratives? For transracial adoptee Sara Jones, her Korean cultural roots were hidden until she sought answers on her own.


Nizar Ibrahim: How did we unearth the largest predator in history?

Friday, March 11, 2022

The largest predator in history was bigger than a T. Rex and longer than a school bus. And it swam. Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim shares his quest to uncover the Spinosaurus.


Yana Buhrer Tavanier: Can social activism be playful?

Friday, February 11, 2022

We might think of activism as far from playful. That's not the case for "playtivist" Yana Buhrer Tavanier. Her incubator lab, Fine Acts, encourages whimsical solutions for social change.


Dave Eggers: How Can Kids Learn Human Skills in a Tech-Dominated World?

Friday, January 21, 2022

Fiction can serve as a window into multiple realities--to imagine different futures or understand our own past. This hour, author Dave Eggers talks tech, education, and the healing power of writing.


Bob Inglis: How I changed my mind about climate change

Friday, December 03, 2021

Former GOP congressman Bob Inglis used to believe climate change wasn't real. But after a candid conversation with his children and a hard look at the evidence, he began to change his mind.


What's one thing you've changed your mind about? Tell us how your thinking shifted

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

NPR's TED Radio Hour wants to hear about something you've changed your view on. It could be something as small as a food preference or as big as a political view.


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.


Knut Ivar Bjørlykhaug: How can we turn environmental heartache into action?

Friday, October 01, 2021

Norwegian social worker Knut Ivar Bjørlykhaug always loved nature. Watching the destruction of habitats and Norway's exploitation of oil sent him into a deep depression. But he has since found hope.


Jason Reynolds: How Can We Connect With Kids Through The Written Word?

Friday, September 17, 2021

Jason Reynolds is an award-winning author and National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. This hour, Jason speaks with Manoush about reaching kids through stories that let them feel understood.


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.