The TED Interview

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Eðvarð Hlynur
 Sep 12, 2019
Being interested in lots of different subjects, Ted talks are amongst my favourite things out there. This podcast dedicated to diving deeper with all these wonderful people giving the talks is no less then brilliant. Thanks to all of you.


 Jan 30, 2019

jalps
 Jan 3, 2019
chris has such a camn and probing style of conversing, backed up by a refreshing conceptual awareness of relevant questions. Although there has so far been a great range of topics and guests it would be nice, confrontingly so, to have some speakers or topics that help to break out of the liberal silo.

C
 Nov 22, 2018
thought provoking, as expected.

Dan
 Nov 20, 2018
This Podcast is fantastic!

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Head of TED Chris Anderson speaks with some of the world’s most interesting people to dig into the provocative and powerful ideas of our time.


Episode Date
Frances Frei's three pillars of leadership
59:37

A professor at Harvard Business School and expert in work culture, Frei goes into companies like WeWork and Uber with the goal of turning toxic environments into healthy, inclusive spaces. She shares why authenticity, logic and empathy are the most vital skills an employee can have — and how the measure of a true leader can be seen not just in their presence, but in their absence, too.

Nov 20, 2019
Donald Hoffman has a radical new theory on how we experience reality
54:50

According to cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman, our brains are showing us a "hacked" version of reality. His revolutionary new way of thinking about consciousness combines the study of evolution with insights into brain activity in an attempt to solve the mysteries behind how we perceive the world.

We're doing a TED Interview survey! If you have a few minutes, we'd love to know your thoughts on the show. Find it at: surveynerds.com/tedinterview

Nov 13, 2019
Kate Raworth argues that rethinking economics can save our planet
53:51

Endless growth may actually be hurting our economy—and our planet. Economist Kate Raworth makes a case for “doughnut economics”: an alternative way to look at the economic systems ruling our societies and imagine a sustainable future for all.

We're doing a TED Interview survey! If you have a few minutes, we'd love to know your thoughts on the show. Find it at: surveynerds.com/tedinterview

Nov 06, 2019
Michael Tubbs on politics as a force for good
50:50

At 26, Michael Tubbs ran for Mayor of Stockton, California, hoping to transform a city in crisis into a community of opportunity. He won. Mayor Tubbs breaks down how initiatives like universal basic income can free people from poverty, what being a good neighbor means in a democratic society, and why eradicating cycles of crime requires helping victims AND perpetrators.

We're doing a TED Interview survey! If you have a few minutes, we'd love to know your thoughts on the show. Find it at: surveynerds.com/tedinterview

Oct 30, 2019
Elif Shafak on the urgent power of storytelling
01:01:00

Best-selling author Elif Shafak proves that storytelling can be profoundly political—and makes the case for embracing uncertainty in turbulent times.

We're doing a TED Interview survey! If you have a few minutes, we'd love to know your thoughts on the show. Find it at: surveynerds.com/tedinterview

Oct 23, 2019
Anil Seth explores the mystery of consciousness
51:06

Is the dress blue or gold? Do you hear "laurel" or "yanny"? Neuroscientist Anil Seth digs into why we all perceive the world so differently, and tries to explain the biggest mystery of all: consciousness.

We're doing a TED Interview survey! If you have a few minutes, we'd love to know your thoughts on the show. Find it at: surveynerds.com/tedinterview

Oct 16, 2019
Dan Gilbert on the surprising science of happiness
01:01:29

Psychologist Daniel Gilbert delves deep into the weird, counterintuitive science of happiness and explains why our minds worry about things we needn’t worry about (and fail to worry about things we really should worry about).

We're doing a TED Interview survey! If you have a few minutes, we'd love to know your thoughts on the show. Find it at: surveynerds.com/tedinterview

Oct 09, 2019
Bonus: Parag Khanna on global connectivity
38:08

Best-selling author Parag Khanna unpacks global connectivity—the threats, the benefits, and how it is destined to redefine our identities.

We're doing a TED Interview survey! If you have a few minutes, we'd love to know your thoughts on the show. Find it at: surveynerds.com/tedinterview

Sep 25, 2019
Johann Hari challenges the way we think about depression
01:15:40

Author Johann Hari offers a deeply personal and surprisingly uplifting perspective on how to tackle depression.

Jul 24, 2019
Yuval Noah Harari reveals the real dangers ahead
01:09:47

Historian and futurist Yuval Harari has a story about the future that’s profound, exciting, and unsettling.

Jul 17, 2019
Tim Ferriss on life-hacks and psychedelics
51:05

Life-hack master Tim Ferriss gives an intimate look into the darker moments in his life, his Stoic philosophy and his new passion for psychedelics.

Jul 10, 2019
Monica Lewinsky argues for a bully-free world
40:41

Monica Lewinsky reveals the very personal price to public humiliation and explores how we can all do better.

Jul 03, 2019
Sylvia Earle makes a passionate case for our oceans
55:40

Dive deep into the fascinating, horrifying, hopeful story of the ocean with world-renowned marine biologist Sylvia Earle.

Jun 26, 2019
Andrew McAfee on the future of our economy
01:21:57

Is the future of our economy scary? Exciting? MIT research scientist Andrew McAfee argues that it's both.

Jun 19, 2019
Susan Cain takes us into the mind of an introvert
48:07

Self-confessed introvert Susan Cain delves deep into this complex personality trait, offering ideas for better offices, better schools and better relationships.

Jun 12, 2019
Kai-Fu Lee on the future of AI
01:05:09

Technologist Kai-Fu Lee describes the high-stakes battle between the West and China in artificial intelligence and what it means for the future of work.

Jun 05, 2019
David Brooks on political healing
01:08:15

NYT pundit David Brooks describes a plan to rebuild broken communities and offers actionable steps to live a more meaningful life.

May 29, 2019
Amanda Palmer on radical truth telling
01:07:13

An intimate conversation with one of the most unique voices in music today. Amanda Palmer shows us how the future of creative work means asking for what you want.

May 22, 2019
Bill Gates looks to the future
44:27

Microsoft founder Bill Gates takes us deep into his remarkable history and propels us into the future of technology and philanthropy.

May 15, 2019
Roger McNamee takes on big tech
59:36

Recorded live at TED! Roger McNamee—early investor in Facebook turned outspoken critic—sits down for an extended examination of big tech's missteps and where we go from here.

May 03, 2019
Bonus Episode: Chris Anderson on the Ezra Klein Show
01:03:25

Today, something a little different. Ezra Klein, the founder of Vox, recently spoke with Chris on his podcast, The Ezra Klein Show. Editor to editor, aspirational human to aspirational human. We’re sharing it with you now because we think listeners of this show might appreciate Ezra’s thoughtful style.

Chris and Ezra discuss religion, the nuanced complexity of human nature, and why Chris believes ideas matter now more than ever. Which ideas, overshadowed by the day’s headlines, are quietly reshaping the world we live in? Perhaps more than any politician? And, in an age of tribalism-fueled skepticism, how can we keep people open to hearing ideas that may nudge them out of their comfort zones?

To find out more about TED, please visit TED.com.

Dec 20, 2018
Sir Ken Robinson (still) wants an education revolution
55:48

Do schools kill creativity? Back in 2006, Sir Ken Robinson posed this question to the TED audience – and boy, did it touch a nerve. More than fifty million views and a decade later, Chris sits down with Sir Ken to dig into the changes and progress that have been made, and see if the answer now is any different. How are educators thinking about creativity these days? And why should creativity be a focus at all? With his characteristic verve, wit and sparkle, Sir Ken explains all.

Find the transcript at: go.ted.com/interviewrobinson

Dec 18, 2018
Daniel Kahneman wants you to doubt yourself. Here’s why
41:51

What shapes happiness – the experiences we have, or the stories we tell ourselves about them afterwards? When and how does our intuition reliably fail? And why is overconfidence the fatal flaw we should all watch out for? In this fascinating, far-ranging conversation, Chris digs into the questions that really matter with Danny Kahneman, Nobel laureate, godfather of behavioral economics, and one of the most influential psychologists alive.

Find the transcript at: go.ted.com/interviewkahneman

Dec 11, 2018
Ray Kurzweil on what the future holds next
38:02

Join Chris for a very special conversation with legendary inventor and computer scientist Ray Kurzweil, recorded live onstage at TED2018. Listen in to hear what the man who makes a living from predicting the future arc of technology thinks is coming our way next – including the specific prediction of when he thinks technology will finally gain human levels of language understanding.

Find the transcript at: go.ted.com/interviewkurzweil

Dec 04, 2018
Mellody Hobson challenges us to be color brave
53:49

Talking about race can be difficult. But Mellody Hobson argues that we need to do it anyway – boldly and often. Mellody is the president of Ariel Investments, a firm that manages more than 13 billion dollars. And throughout her career and in her personal life, she’s experienced just how corrosive it can be when people choose to be “color blind.” In this candid conversation, she shares her vision of a more harmonious, diverse America — and the difficult truths we need to swallow (and discuss) to get there.

Find the transcript at: go.ted.com/interviewhobson

Nov 27, 2018
Robin Steinberg’s passionate quest to reform cash bail
39:14

On any given night, 450,000 people in the United States stay in jail without having been convicted of any crime. Most of them are there because they don't have enough money to pay bail. Exasperated at what she saw as a systemic design flaw that primarily affects poor and marginalized people, public defense lawyer Robin Steinberg came up with a plan to fix things. As she explains in this sparky conversation with Chris, that idea is about as bold as they get.

Find the transcript at: go.ted.com/interviewsteinberg

Nov 20, 2018
Steven Pinker argues that our pessimism about today's world is profoundly wrong
56:00

Was 2017 really the "the worst ever," as some would have us believe? Cognitive psychologist and linguist Steven Pinker shares data that shows: actually, it was one of the best overall. At TED2018, Chris sat down with Steven to take a closer look at the data that suggest the world is improving, and to unpack why so many people find this idea so challenging. To find out more about TED, please visit TED.com.


Find the transcript at:  go.ted.com/interviewpinker

Nov 13, 2018
Dalia Mogahed on Islam in the world today
52:23

Just after 9/11, Dalia Mogahed asked: what do 1.8 billion Muslims really think? In a grand research project with Gallup, she interviewed more than 50,000 Muslims about their lives, their dreams, and the state of their religion. Today, she continues her research on Muslims as the director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. In this intimate conversation with Chris, she opens up about her own faith and shares what she believes are the most common misconceptions of the world’s second-biggest religion. To find out more about TED, please visit TED.com.

Find the transcript at: go.ted.com/interviewmogahed

Nov 06, 2018
Sam Harris on using reason to build our morality
01:02:24

Many philosophers draw a hard line between the worlds of facts and values, but not Sam Harris. In this thought-provoking conversation with Chris, he makes the case that reason can indeed answer moral questions, and then explores the many controversies that emerge from that claim. Moral superiority? Cultural superiority? How about moral progress? Chris and Sam dig in to discuss the right ways to think about defining right from wrong, and reason’s role in it all. To find out more about TED, please visit TED.com.

Find the transcript at: go.ted.com/interviewharris

Oct 30, 2018
David Deutsch on the infinite reach of knowledge
59:46

It can be easy to believe that humans are insignificant. We’re specks of dust on a random planet in a vast universe. Less powerful than elephants. Fewer than ants. But David Deutsch believes that’s all beside the point, because humans possess one unique skill: attaining knowledge. David Deutsch – Oxford professor, father of quantum computing, recluse – convinced Chris years ago to take over leadership of TED with his ideas about knowledge. In this mind-bending conversation, the two dive into his theory that the potential reach of knowledge is infinite. They explore how knowledge first developed, why it sets us apart and what all of these heady concepts really mean for our present and future. To find out more about TED, please visit TED.com.

Find the transcript at: go.ted.com/interviewdeutsch

Oct 23, 2018
Elizabeth Gilbert shows up for ... everything
58:49

As a writer, Elizabeth Gilbert is notorious for placing her heart squarely on her sleeve. Her best-selling memoir, “Eat, Pray, Love,” was a sensation precisely because of her eloquent, open-hearted descriptions of fear, divorce and wanting everything life had to offer. When she spoke at TED back in 2009, she charmed the audience with her frank descriptions of what happened after the book became a runaway success and her lyrical ideas of the nature of creativity. Nearly ten years later, in this extraordinarily intimate conversation with Chris, she shares why openness, transparency and creativity are still central to her philosophy of life – even when faced with moments of desperation and personal tragedy. To find out more about TED, please visit TED.com.

Find the transcript at: go.ted.com/interviewgilbert

Oct 16, 2018
Coming Soon: The TED Interview
01:53

Deep dives into great minds. Season one of this interview series hosted by TED's Chris Anderson launches October 16th, featuring conversations with beloved TED speakers such as author Liz Gilbert, philosopher Sam Harris, Islam scholar Dalia Mogahed, educator Sir Ken Robinson and many more. To find out more about TED, please visit TED.com.

Sep 25, 2018