TED Radio Hour

Guy Raz explores the emotions, insights, and discoveries that make us human. The TED Radio Hour is a narrative journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, and new ways to think and create.

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Columbine Shooter's Mother Reckons With Guilt And Loss


17 years ago Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris went on a shooting rampage at Columbine High School, killing 13 people and injuring 24. Dylan's mother, Sue Klebold, has written a memoir recounting the massacre and her experience "living in the aftermath of tragedy."


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 16 February 2016  48m
 
 

How To Run A Drug Cartel


As a business reporter in Mexico, Tom Wainwright noticed that the business models of the drug cartels are similar to those of big-box stores and franchises. His new book is 'Narconomics.' Ken Tucker reviews 'Wild Stab' by the I Don't Cares.


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 15 February 2016  46m
 
 

Best Of: Zach Galifianakis / Duplass Bros. / 'Mad Max' Director


Galifianakis plays a bitter rodeo clown in his new FX series 'Baskets.' He's also the creator of the Emmy-winning web comedy series 'Between Two Ferns.' Then Fresh Air producer Ann Marie Baldonado talks with brothers Jay and Mark Duplass about their HBO series 'Togetherness.' Finally, director George Miller discusses creating the 'Mad Max' franchise, which has spanned 36 years.


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 13 February 2016  50m
 
 

Better Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk / Co-Creator Peter Gould


'Better Call Saul,' the prequel, spin-off of 'Breaking Bad,' is back for season two. Last year, when Terry Gross spoke to co-creator Peter Gould (who also wrote for Breaking Bad), he said that it was a writers' room joke that if something didn't fit on 'Breaking Bad' it would go on the "Saul Goodman show." Actor Jonathan Banks joins the conversation. Also, Terry Gross spoke to Bob Odenkirk in 2013 about playing Saul, the sleazy, fast-talking lawyer.


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 12 February 2016  49m
 
 

Jill Lepore & Nate Silver Weigh In: Is Polling Good Or Bad For Democracy?


New Yorker writer Jill Lepore examines the history of polling in America. She says that today's polls may be less reliable — and more influential — than ever before. Then, statistician Nate Silver analyzes polls and predicts election outcomes on his website, FiveThirtyEight. He says this year's is "Maybe the most fascinating nomination race that we've ever seen."


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 11 February 2016  48m
 
 

Zach Galifianakis / The Duplass Brothers


Galifianakis plays a bitter rodeo clown in his new FX series 'Baskets.' He's also the creator of the Emmy-winning web comedy series 'Between Two Ferns.' Then Fresh Air producer Ann Marie Baldonado talks with brothers Jay and Mark Duplass about their HBO series 'Togetherness.' Jay stars in the Amazon series 'Transparent.'


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 10 February 2016  47m
 
 

Original 'Cabaret' Emcee Joel Grey


Joel Grey explains how he brought his decadent Cabaret character to life on both the stage and screen, and reflects on coming out as gay after years of being closeted. His memoir is 'Master Of Ceremonies.' Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews 'Classic James P. Johnson Sessions (1921 - 1943).'


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 09 February 2016  47m
 
 

'Mad Max' Director George Miller


George Miller, who directed the first Mad Max film in 1979, says it will be a few years before he has any idea as to whether 'Mad Max: Fury Road' "really stuck." The film is nominated for 10 Oscars. Music historian Ed Ward remembers Dan Hicks.


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 08 February 2016  48m
 
 

Best Of: Bassem Youssef / 'Homegrown Terrorists' / Why Our 'First Bite' Matters


Known as the "Egyptian Jon Stewart," Bassem Youssef created what became the most popular TV show in Egypt's history, but the government had the show cancelled, and Youssef fled. Then, CNN's Peter Bergen describes how the Internet and social media have been used to radicalize and recruit Americans to jihad. Finally, Bee Wilson says that our taste preferences can be formed even before birth. Her new book is 'First Bite.'


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 06 February 2016  49m
 
 

Family Secret Revealed In 'My Father, The Pornographer'


Chris Offutt's late father went from running a small insurance agency to writing more than 400 books, mostly pornography. The writer tells Fresh Air his dad believed he would be "extremely famous" for it. Ken Tucker reviews Sia's album 'This is Acting.'


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 05 February 2016  46m