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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Best Of: 'Lear' Actor Glenda Jackson / Baseball History In 10 Pitches


The 82-year-old British actor is currently playing Shakespeare's famed tragic figure on Broadway — a role traditionally played by a man. "As we get older, those absolute barriers that define gender begin to crack," she says. Jackson took a 23-year break from acting when she was elected to Parliament in 1992. Also, linguist Geoffrey Nunberg talks about the true meaning of the s-word: "socialism...


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 27 April 2019  50m
 
 

The Zombies & Roxy Music Head To The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame


The 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees include the Zombies and Roxy Music. We listen back to archival interviews with Colin Blunstone of the Zombies, and Bryan Ferry and Brian Eno of Roxy Music. Also, John Powers reviews the Netflix nature series 'Our Planet.'


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 26 April 2019  49m
 
 

Keeping Secrets


Who should get to keep secrets, and who should demand to know them? In this hour, TED speakers talk about the damage secrets can do, and the shifting roles we play when we keep, or share them. In a special updated interview, Global Witness co-founder Charmian Gooch explains how secrecy and corruption have changed in the five years since she gave her TED talk...


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 26 April 2019  52m
 
 

The Revelations And Redactions Of The Mueller Report


'Washington Post' investigative reporter Rosalind Helderman broke some of the big stories on the Trump's team's ties to Russia. She co-wrote commentary and analysis for the Post's publication of the Mueller report. Helderman notes what's new in the report, the questions left unanswered, and how encrypted texts and witnesses stymied the investigation.

Also, critic Justin Chang reviews 'Avengers: End Game.'


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 25 April 2019  47m
 
 

#908: I Am Not A Robot


The remarkable story of the online "CAPTCHA" tests we've all taken to prove that we're not robots.


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 25 April 2019  24m
 
 

How Psychiatry Turned To Drugs To Treat Mental Illness


The new book 'Mind Fixers' examines psychiatry's search for a biological understanding of mental illnesses, like depression and bipolar disorder. Science historian Anne Harrington talks about the revolution in medications — from Prozac to Xanax — and why pharmaceutical companies are leaving the psychiatric field.

Maureen Corrigan reviews Janny Scott's memoir 'The Beneficiary,' about growing up in a wealthy Main Line family in Philadelphia...


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 24 April 2019  48m
 
 

Actor Glenda Jackson Is King Lear


The 82-year-old British actor is currently playing Shakespeare's famed tragic figure on Broadway — a role traditionally played by a man. "As we get older, those absolute barriers that define gender begin to crack," she says. Jackson took a 23-year break from acting when she was elected to Parliament in 1992. She talks about playing kings and queens and what it was like having her own constituency.


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 23 April 2019  47m
 
 

How The Navy Failed Its Sailors


ProPublica journalist T. Christian Miller says outdated equipment and a shortage of sailors contributed to two separate collisions involving Navy destroyers in 2017, in which 17 sailors were killed.

Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews Herlin Riley's album 'Perpetual Optimism.'


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 22 April 2019  49m
 
 

Best Of: Robert Caro / Christopher Meloni


Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Robert Caro was never interested in only telling the stories of great men. Instead, he says, "I wanted to use their lives to show how political power worked." He talks about his two most famous works — biographies of Lyndon Johnson and New York City planner Robert Moses. His new memoir about his process is called 'Working.'

Also, Ken Tucker reviews The Mekons' new album 'Deserted,' their first in 8 years...


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 20 April 2019  50m
 
 

#907: Two Spring Indicators


The Indicator from Planet Money explores trade wars, peanuts, hurricanes, and happiness.


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 19 April 2019  21m