TED Radio Hour | Top Science Podcasts 2021

The top science podcasts of 2021 updated daily.

TED Radio Hour
The TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create. Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections.
The Gratitude Chain: A.J. Jacobs
2021-02-18 21:01:11
When A.J. Jacobs set out to thank everyone who made his morning cup of coffee, he realized the chain of thank-yous was endless. This hour, Jacobs shares ideas on gratitude–and how to make it count.

51 minutes, 33 seconds
Listen Again – Esther Perel: Building Resilient Relationships
2021-02-11 21:01:34
Original broadcast date: September 11, 2020. How do we build more trusting and empathetic relationships, even during a crisis? This hour, therapist Esther Perel shares ideas on creating lasting bonds in romance, family, and at work.

52 minutes, 33 seconds
It Takes Time
2021-02-04 21:01:11
We live in an era of instant gratification. But some things – to reach their full potential – simply cannot be rushed. This hour, TED speakers explore what we can learn from ideas that take time. Guests include zoologist Lucy Cooke, neuroscientist Matthew Walker, architect Julia Watson, and NASA engineer Nagin Cox.

53 minutes, 39 seconds
Listen Again: Our Relationship With Water
2021-01-28 21:01:17
Original broadcast date: August 7, 2020. We need water to live. But with rising seas and so many lacking clean water – water is in crisis and so are we. This hour, TED speakers explore ideas around restoring our relationship with water. Guests on the show include legal scholar Kelsey Leonard, artist LaToya Ruby Frazier, and community organizer Colette Pichon Battle.

51 minutes, 52 seconds
TED's Idea Search: Cloe Shasha Brooks
2021-01-21 21:01:35
Anyone from anywhere can give a TED Talk. This hour, we're joined by curator Cloe Shasha Brooks, who leads a massive search each year to discover brilliant speakers who often fly under the radar.

51 minutes
Breathe
2021-01-14 21:01:54
Breathing is essential to life. And lately, the safety of the air we inhale, or the need to pause and take a deep breath, is on our minds a lot. This hour, TED speakers explore the power of breath. Guests include former world champion freediver Tanya Streeter, journalist Beth Gardiner, activist Yvette Arellano, paleontologist Emma Schachner, scent historian Caro Verbeek, and mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe.

52 minutes, 29 seconds
Listen Again: School Of Life
2021-01-07 21:01:16
Original broadcast date: October 20, 2020. Right now, many kids aren't in their classrooms – but there is so much to learn outside of school as well. This hour, TED speakers explore life lessons that teach us far more than any textbook. Guests on the show include politician Stacey Abrams, sailor Tracy Edwards, educator Alvin Irby, and LGBTQ rights advocate Ash Beckham

53 minutes, 13 seconds
Bonus Episode: Stacey Abrams
2021-01-06 13:12:56
The runoff Senate elections in the state of Georgia have been big news, and a driving force behind the scenes for Democrats is Stacey Abrams. She's a lawyer, politician, author, and founder of Fair Fight Action, a voter advocacy group. We featured Stacey Abrams on the program a few months ago, and wanted to share a special bonus cut of her entire interview with Manoush.

25 minutes, 56 seconds
Listen Again: Finding Another Way
2020-12-31 21:01:17
Conflict is a part of life. But in a polarized world, reaching resolution is harder than ever. This hour, TED speakers explore creative and extraordinary ways of approaching conflict. Guests on the show include authors Shaka Senghor and Ebony Roberts, zoologist Lucy King, and radio journalist Jad Abumrad.

51 minutes, 19 seconds
Listen Again – Debbie Millman: Designing Our Lives
2020-12-24 21:01:43
From prehistoric cave art to today's social media feeds, to design is to be human. This hour, designer Debbie Millman guides us through a world made and remade–and helps us design our own paths.

54 minutes, 7 seconds
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