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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.


Ayana Elizabeth Johnson: What Should You Look For When Shopping For Seafood?

Friday, June 25, 2021

For marine biologist Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, not knowing where our seafood comes from isn't just a mystery—it's a problem. She says we should reconsider what we eat and how we take it from the sea.


Ayana Elizabeth Johnson: Why The Strange and Wonderful Parrot Fish Is In Trouble

Friday, June 11, 2021

Marine biologist Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is obsessed with one research subject — the parrot fish. She says there is urgent work to be done to save them and their home, the coral reefs.


'Renegade' Rug Makers Create Community, Tufting On TikTok

Sunday, April 18, 2021

With industrial metal tufting guns, fiber artists can make colorful, textured designs — Pokémon characters, candy wrappers, portraiture — worthy of walls, floors or social media feeds.


5 Tips To Ditch Fast Fashion And Cultivate A Sustainable Closet

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Fast fashion takes a toll on the environment and on workers. Here's how you can shop more sustainably and build a closet with a better impact.


'A Teacher' Tells A Lesson In Predatory Behavior

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

In the Hulu on FX limited series "A Teacher," a high school English teacher (Kate Mara) lures a student (Nick Robinson) into a sexual relationship. It doesn't turn out well.