Recent episodes from the TED Radio Hour podcast
Aug 1, 2014 — Writer Andrew Solomon dives into his childhood to describe moments of great adversity, and how they helped him build identity.
Aug 1, 2014 — Poet and playwright Lemn Sissay was raised by the state. He talks about the empty space where his family should have been.
Aug 1, 2014 — Tinkering School Founder Gever Tulley says that when kids are given sharp tools and matches, their imaginations take off and they become better problem-solvers.
Aug 1, 2014 — Journalist Jennifer Senior says the goal of raising happy children is so elusive it has put modern, middle-class parents into a panic. She says there's no right way to parent.
Jul 18, 2014 — Not everyone can win the gold medal, and historian Sarah Lewis says that's a good thing. It's the near-wins and bare losses that truly motivate us to master our destinies.
Jul 18, 2014 — Paralympic snowboarder and Dancing With the Stars finalist Amy Purdy tells how losing her legs at age 19 enabled her to achieve more than she ever dreamed.
Jul 18, 2014 — Humans seem to have gotten faster, better and stronger in almost every way. Yet as sports journalist David Epstein points out, many factors are at play when we shatter athletic records.
Jul 18, 2014 — Stung by jellyfish, choking on salt water, hallucinating in the pitch black, 64-year-old Diana Nyad kept swimming. She describes the journey of her historic 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida.
Jun 27, 2014 — People often credit their ideas to individual "Eureka!" moments. But writer Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story.