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TED is a nonprofit devoted to ideas worth spreading. On this video feed, you'll find TED Talks to inspire, intrigue and stir the imagination from some of the world's leading thinkers and doers, speaking from the stage at TED conferences, TEDx events and partner events around the world. This podcast is also available in high-def video and audio-only formats.

Episode Date
A love story for the coral reef crisis | Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
00:06:42
Over the course of dozens of scuba diving trips, marine biologist Ayana Elizabeth Johnson fell in love -- with a fish. In this ode to parrotfish, she shares five reasons why these creatures are simply amazing (from their ability to poop white sand to make colorful "wardrobe changes") and shows why they need our protection from the destruction of coral reefs.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/hZcBwLGGhBk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 18, 2019
How a handful of fishing villages sparked a marine conservation revolution | Alasdair Harris
00:11:49
We need a radically new approach to ocean conservation, says marine biologist Alasdair Harris. In a visionary talk, he lays out a surprising solution to the problem of overfishing that could both revive marine life and rebuild local fisheries -- all by taking less from the ocean. "When we design it right, marine conservation reaps dividends that go far beyond protecting nature," he says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/15JuPHATv8s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 17, 2019
A circular economy for salt that keeps rivers clean | Tina Arrowood
00:13:19
During the winter of 2018-2019, one million tons of salt were applied to icy roads in the state of Pennsylvania alone. The salt from industrial uses like this often ends up in freshwater rivers, making their water undrinkable and contributing to a growing global crisis. How can we better protect these precious natural resources? Physical organic chemist Tina Arrowood shares a three-step plan to keep salt out of rivers -- and create a circular salt economy that turns industrial byproducts into valuable resources.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/lxexy3x29p4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 16, 2019
The psychological impact of child separation at the US-Mexico border | Luis H. Zayas
00:14:49
How does psychological trauma affect children's developing brains? In this powerful talk, social worker Luis H. Zayas discusses his work with refugees and asylum-seeking families at the US-Mexico border. What emerges is a stunning analysis of the long-term impact of the US's controversial detention and child separation policies -- and practical steps for how the country can do better.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/0oXdQmpgHr8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 15, 2019
An app that helps incarcerated people stay connected to their families | Marcus Bullock
00:15:06
Over his eight-year prison sentence, Marcus Bullock was sustained by his mother's love -- and by the daily letters and photos she sent of life on the outside. Years later, as an entrepreneur, Bullock asked himself: How can I make it easier for all families to stay connected during incarceration? Enter FlikShop: an app he developed that lets families send quick postcards to loved ones in prison and help keep open a critical line of support.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/y0q1wV-5U5E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 15, 2019
How we can eliminate child sexual abuse material from the internet | Julie Cordua
00:13:50
Social entrepreneur Julie Cordua works on a problem that isn't easy to talk about: the sexual abuse of children in images and videos on the internet. At Thorn, she's building technology to connect the dots between the tech industry, law enforcement and government -- so we can swiftly end the viral distribution of abuse material and rescue children faster. Learn more about how this scalable solution could help dismantle the communities normalizing child sexual abuse around the world today. (This ambitious plan is part of the Audacious Project, TED's initiative to inspire and fund global change.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/z0CzBXrIQcE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 15, 2019
After billions of years of monotony, the universe is waking up | David Deutsch
00:15:10
Theoretical physicist David Deutsch delivers a mind-bending meditation on the "great monotony" -- the idea that nothing novel has appeared in the universe for billions of years -- and shows how humanity's capacity to create explanatory knowledge could be the thing that bucks this trend. "Humans are not playthings of cosmic forces," he says. "We are users of cosmic forces."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/GVe6QHzI5Ak" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 14, 2019
Revelations from a lifetime of dance | Judith Jamison and members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
00:17:05
"Dance can elevate our human experience beyond words," says Judith Jamison, artistic director emerita of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. In between performances of excerpts from Alvin Ailey's classic works "Revelations" and "Cry," Jamison reflects on the enduring power of dance to transform history into art that thrills audiences around the world. (Performances by Solomon Dumas, Samantha Figgins and Constance Stamatiou)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/zHYX7zAGd5Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 11, 2019
What Bruce Lee can teach us about living fully | Shannon Lee
00:11:09
Most of us know Bruce Lee as the famous martial artist and action film star -- but he was also a philosopher who taught "self-actualization": the practice of how to be yourself in the best way possible. In this inspiring talk, Bruce's daughter Shannon Lee takes us inside the mind of her father, exploring how to use his philosophy in your daily life to achieve profound personal growth and make a lasting impact.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/UXnuRD-JRWk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 10, 2019
How we're using DNA tech to help farmers fight crop diseases | Laura Boykin
00:12:27
Nearly 800 million people worldwide depend on cassava for survival -- but this critical food source is under attack by entirely preventable viruses, says computational biologist and TED Senior Fellow Laura Boykin. She takes us to the farms in East Africa where she's working with a diverse team of scientists to help farmers keep their crops healthy using a portable DNA lab and mini supercomputer that can identify viruses in hours, instead of months.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/sl-mO94XbB0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 10, 2019
A personal plea for humanity at the US-Mexico border | Juan Enriquez
00:10:15
In this powerful, personal talk, author and academic Juan Enriquez shares stories from inside the immigration crisis at the US-Mexico border, bringing this often-abstract debate back down to earth -- and showing what you can do every day to create a sense of belonging for immigrants. "This isn't about kids and borders," he says. "It's about us. This is about who we are, who we the people are, as a nation and as individuals."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/0bTtmPfOtOw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 09, 2019
A radical plan to end plastic waste | Andrew Forrest
00:14:45
Plastic is an incredible substance for the economy -- and the worst substance possible for the environment, says entrepreneur Andrew Forrest. In a conversation meant to spark debate, Forrest and head of TED Chris Anderson discuss an ambitious plan to get the world's biggest companies to fund an environmental revolution -- and transition industry towards getting all of its plastic from recycled materials, not from fossil fuels.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/SidUulmEyhM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 08, 2019
How we're helping local reporters turn important stories into national news | Gangadhar Patil
00:04:45
Local reporters are on the front lines of important stories, but their work often goes unnoticed by national and international news outlets. TED Fellow and journalist Gangadhar Patil is working to change that. In this quick talk, he shows how he's connecting grassroots reporters in India with major news outlets worldwide -- and helping elevate and expose stories that might never get covered otherwise.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/yOgDaIjeZ80" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 08, 2019
The transformative power of video games | Herman Narula
00:12:00
A full third of the world's population -- 2.6 billion people -- play video games, plugging into massive networks of interaction that have opened up opportunities well beyond entertainment. In a talk about the future of the medium, entrepreneur Herman Narula makes the case for a new understanding of gaming -- one that includes the power to create new worlds, connect people and shape the economy.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/3kgd1oBdLto" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 08, 2019
This ancient rock is changing our theory on the origin of life | Tara Djokic
00:09:30
Exactly when and where did life on Earth begin? Scientists have long thought that it emerged three billion years ago in the ocean -- until astrobiologist Tara Djokic and her team made an unexpected discovery in the western Australian desert. Learn how an ancient rock found near a hot volcanic pool is shifting our understanding of the origin-of-life puzzle.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/R4M2x1u3Feo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 07, 2019
Reducing corruption takes a specific kind of investment | Efosa Ojomo
00:11:45
Traditional thinking on corruption goes like this: if you put good laws in place and enforce them well, then economic development increases and corruption falls. In reality, we have the equation backwards, says innovation researcher Efosa Ojomo. In this compelling talk, he offers new thinking on how we could potentially eliminate corruption worldwide by focusing on one thing: scarcity. "Societies don't develop because they've reduced corruption," he says. "They're able to reduce corruption because they've developed."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/hJ260GMKLXE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 04, 2019
Why language is humanity's greatest invention | David Peterson
00:14:33
Civilization rests upon the existence of language, says language creator David Peterson. In a talk that's equal parts passionate and hilarious, he shows how studying, preserving and inventing new languages helps us understand our collective humanity -- and gives a quick lesson on High Valyrian, one of two languages he created for "Game of Thrones" (along with Dothraki). "Language is not merely a tool," he says. "It is our legacy, it's our way of conveying what it means to be human."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/Xv9PkcoyfA4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 03, 2019
What happens in your brain when you taste food | Camilla Arndal Andersen
00:13:42
With fascinating research and hilarious anecdotes, neuroscientist Camilla Arndal Andersen takes us into the lab where she studies people's sense of taste via brain scans. She reveals surprising insights about the way our brains subconsciously experience food -- and shows how this data could help us eat healthier without sacrificing taste.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/vWuxjww1BSI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 03, 2019
What the US health care system assumes about you | Mitchell Katz
00:16:00
The US health care system assumes many things about patients: that they can take off from work in the middle of the day, speak English, have a working telephone and a steady supply of food. Because of that, it's failing many of those who are most in need, says Mitchell Katz, CEO of the largest public health care system in the US. In this eye-opening talk, he shares stories of the challenges low-income patients face -- and how we can build a better system for all.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/sXgnUhAHnQU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 02, 2019
How community-led conservation can save wildlife | Moreangels Mbizah
00:05:16
Conservationist and TED Fellow Moreangels Mbizah studied the famous Cecil the lion until he was shot by a trophy hunter in 2015. She wonders how things could've gone differently, asking: "What if the community that lived next to Cecil was involved in protecting him?" In a quick talk, Mbizah shares the state of conservation in her home of Zimbabwe -- and why she thinks that communities living with wildlife are the ones best positioned to help them.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/RejzwdJ4pPI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 01, 2019
Why you should shop at your local farmers market | Mohammad Modarres
00:06:05
The average farmer in America makes less than 15 cents of every dollar on a product that you purchase at a store. They feed our communities, but farmers often cannot afford the very foods they grow. In this actionable talk, social entrepreneur Mohammad Modarres shows how to put your purchasing power into action to save local agriculture from collapse and transform the food industry from the bottom up.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/J0vGj9EZIPs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 01, 2019
How we experience time and memory through art | Sarah Sze
00:13:51
Artist Sarah Sze takes us on a kaleidoscopic journey through her work: immersive installations as tall as buildings, splashed across walls, orbiting through galleries -- blurring the lines between time, memory and space. Explore how we give meaning to objects in this beautiful tour of Sze's experiential, multimedia art.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/6YssF86JdDU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 30, 2019
Creativity builds nations | Muthoni Drummer Queen
00:11:56
In a hopeful talk followed by an empowering performance, musician and TED Fellow Muthoni Drummer Queen shares how industries like music, film and fashion provide a platform for Africans to broadcast their rich and diverse talents -- and explains how the shared experience of creativity can replace attitudes of exclusionism and othering with acceptance and self-love.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/Bvd5oSutLIs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 27, 2019
How one tree grows 40 different kinds of fruit | Sam Van Aken
00:11:24
Artist Sam Van Aken shares the breathtaking work behind the "Tree of 40 Fruit," an ongoing series of hybridized fruit trees that grow 40 different varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines and cherries -- all on the same tree. What began as an art project to showcase beautiful, multi-hued blossoms has become a living archive of rare heirloom specimens and their histories, a hands-on (and delicious!) way to teach people about cultivation and a vivid symbol of the need for biodiversity to ensure food security. "More than just food, embedded in these fruit is our culture ... In many ways, these fruit are our story," Van Aken says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/4uteO__Uq2Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 27, 2019
A wall won't solve America's border problems | Will Hurd
00:17:23
"Building a 30-foot-high concrete structure from sea to shining sea is the most expensive and least effective way to do border security," says Congressman Will Hurd, a Republican from Texas whose district encompasses two times zones and shares an 820-mile border with Mexico. Speaking from Washington, DC in a video interview with former state attorney general Anne Milgram, Hurd discusses the US government's border policy and its controversial detention and child separation practices -- and lays out steps toward a better future at the border. (Recorded at the TED World Theater in New York on September 10, 2019)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/v-eI-6ZNPzU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 26, 2019
How we're building the world's largest family tree | Yaniv Erlich
00:11:23
Computational geneticist Yaniv Erlich helped build the world's largest family tree -- comprising 13 million people and going back more than 500 years. He shares fascinating patterns that emerged from the work -- about our love lives, our health, even decades-old criminal cases -- and shows how crowdsourced genealogy databases can shed light not only on the past but also on the future.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/qHJDdDG9ivM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 25, 2019
How couples can sustain a strong sexual connection for a lifetime | Emily Nagoski
00:09:57
As a sex educator, Emily Nagoski is often asked: How do couples sustain a strong sexual connection over the long term? In this funny, insightful talk, she shares her answer -- drawing on (somewhat surprising) research to reveal why some couples stop having sex while others keep up a connection for a lifetime.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/xedN9YhD6-M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 24, 2019
Can seaweed help curb global warming? | Tim Flannery
00:14:00
It's time for planetary-scale interventions to combat climate change -- and environmentalist Tim Flannery thinks seaweed can help. In a bold talk, he shares the epic carbon-capturing potential of seaweed, explaining how oceangoing seaweed farms created on a massive scale could trap all the carbon we emit into the atmosphere. Learn more about this potentially planet-saving solution -- and the work that's still needed to get there.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/s92cMSXeV5o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 23, 2019
A bold plan to empower 1.6 million out-of-school girls in India | Safeena Husain
00:09:59
"Girls' education is the closest thing we have to a silver bullet to help solve some of the world's most difficult problems," says social entrepreneur Safeena Husain. In a visionary talk, she shares her plan to enroll a staggering 1.6 million girls in school over the next five years -- combining advanced analytics with door-to-door community engagement to create new educational pathways for girls in India. (This ambitious plan is part of the Audacious Project, TED's initiative to inspire and fund global change.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/2BqCW-yNEK4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 23, 2019
"Tumba La Nyama" / "Mulema" | Richard Bona
00:12:04
In a mesmerizing performance, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Richard Bona weaves beautiful vocal loops into a mesh of sound, powered by his "magic voodoo machine."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/IHcVBz43mJI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 20, 2019
We need to track the world's water like we track the weather | Sonaar Luthra
00:13:29
We need a global weather service for water, says entrepreneur and TED Fellow Sonaar Luthra. In a talk about environmental accountability, Luthra shows how we could forecast water shortages and risks with a global data collection effort -- just like we monitor the movement of storms -- and better listen to what the earth is telling us.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/G0H8n41l7Og" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 20, 2019
4 questions you should always ask your doctor | Christer Mjåset
00:11:25
"Doctor, is this really necessary?" Backed by startling statistics about overtreatment, neurosurgeon Christer Mjåset explains the power of this and other simple questions in the context of medical treatment and surgery -- and shares how patients can better work with doctors to get the care they need.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/xgiGbgdLklU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 19, 2019
This could be why you're depressed or anxious | Johann Hari
00:20:31
In a moving talk, journalist Johann Hari shares fresh insights on the causes of depression and anxiety from experts around the world -- as well as some exciting emerging solutions. "If you're depressed or anxious, you're not weak and you're not crazy -- you're a human being with unmet needs," Hari says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/RP3sOQJyeJo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 18, 2019
How we use astrophysics to study earthbound problems | Federica Bianco
00:05:17
To study a system as complex as the entire universe, astrophysicists need to be experts at extracting simple solutions from large data sets. What else could they do with this expertise? In an interdisciplinary talk, TED Fellow and astrophysicist Federica Bianco explains how she uses astrophysical data analysis to solve urban and social problems -- as well as stellar mysteries.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/pnrKfeydRhY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 17, 2019
A free world needs satire | Patrick Chappatte
00:14:28
We need humor like we need the air we breathe, says editorial cartoonist Patrick Chappatte. In a talk illustrated with highlights from a career spent skewering everything from dictators and ideologues to selfies and social media mobs, Chappatte makes a resounding, often hilarious case for the necessity of satire. "Political cartoons were born with democracy, and they are challenged when freedom is," he says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/22hqdZ17vlo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 17, 2019
How climate change could make our food less nutritious | Kristie Ebi
00:11:00
Rising carbon levels in the atmosphere can make plants grow faster, but there's another hidden consequence: they rob plants of the nutrients and vitamins we need to survive. In a talk about global food security, epidemiologist Kristie Ebi explores the potentially massive health consequences of this growing nutrition crisis -- and explores the steps we can take to ensure all people have access to safe, healthy food.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/4olDXr1vlmE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 16, 2019
What streaming means for the future of entertainment | Emmett Shear
00:14:55
In a talk and demo, Twitch cofounder Emmett Shear shares his vision for the future of interactive entertainment -- and explains how video game streaming is helping people build communities online. "I am excited for a world where our entertainment could connect us instead of isolating us -- a world where we can bond with each other over our shared interests and create real, strong communities," Shear says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/IpNZzHJjM8k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 16, 2019
The dirty secret of capitalism -- and a new way forward | Nick Hanauer
00:17:03
Rising inequality and growing political instability are the direct result of decades of bad economic theory, says entrepreneur Nick Hanauer. In a visionary talk, he dismantles the mantra that "greed is good" -- an idea he describes as not only morally corrosive, but also scientifically wrong -- and lays out a new theory of economics powered by reciprocity and cooperation.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/tOAgM85GsqA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 13, 2019
Community-powered criminal justice reform | Raj Jayadev
00:12:54
Community organizer Raj Jayadev wants to transform the US court system through "participatory defense" -- a growing movement that empowers families and community members to impact their loved ones' court cases. He shares the remarkable results of their work -- including more than 4,000 years of "time saved" from incarceration -- and shows how this new model could shift the landscape of power in the courts.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/BAN1W_cMYhE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 12, 2019
What reading slowly taught me about writing | Jacqueline Woodson
00:10:54
Reading slowly -- with her finger running beneath the words, even when she was taught not to -- has led Jacqueline Woodson to a life of writing books to be savored. In a lyrical talk, she invites us to slow down and appreciate stories that take us places we never thought we'd go and introduce us to people we never thought we'd meet. "Isn't that what this is all about -- finding a way, at the end of the day, to not feel alone in this world, and a way to feel like we've changed it before we leave?" she asks.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/ATPspcsfT8Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 12, 2019
How deepfakes undermine truth and threaten democracy | Danielle Citron
00:13:16
The use of deepfake technology to manipulate video and audio for malicious purposes -- whether it's to stoke violence or defame politicians and journalists -- is becoming a real threat. As these tools become more accessible and their products more realistic, how will they shape what we believe about the world? In a portentous talk, law professor Danielle Citron reveals how deepfakes magnify our distrust -- and suggests approaches to safeguarding the truth.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/fDgUi-7aXjU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 11, 2019
How your emotions change the shape of your heart | Sandeep Jauhar
00:16:02
"A record of our emotional life is written on our hearts," says cardiologist and author Sandeep Jauhar. In a stunning talk, he explores the mysterious ways our emotions impact the health of our hearts -- causing them to change shape in response to grief or fear, to literally break in response to emotional heartbreak -- and calls for a shift in how we care for our most vital organ.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/LVrONucFFmM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 10, 2019
A "living drug" that could change the way we treat cancer | Carl June
00:15:09
Carl June is the pioneer behind CAR T-cell therapy: a groundbreaking cancer treatment that supercharges part of a patient's own immune system to attack and kill tumors. In a talk about a breakthrough, he shares how three decades of research culminated in a therapy that's eradicated cases of leukemia once thought to be incurable -- and explains how it could be used to fight other types of cancer.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/km0DcHj1pv0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 10, 2019
How we can make racism a solvable problem -- and improve policing | Phillip Atiba Goff
00:12:13
When we define racism as behaviors instead of feelings, we can measure it -- and transform it from an impossible problem into a solvable one, says justice scientist Phillip Atiba Goff. In an actionable talk, he shares his work at the Center for Policing Equity, an organization that helps police departments diagnose and track racial gaps in policing in order to eliminate them. Learn more about their data-driven approach -- and how you can get involved with the work that still needs to be done. (This ambitious plan is part of the Audacious Project, TED's initiative to inspire and fund global change.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/m-uuQ9O8N9E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 09, 2019
Why you should be a climate activist | Luisa Neubauer
00:17:43
"I dream of a world where geography classes teach about the climate crisis as this one great challenge that was won by people like you and me," says climate activist Luisa Neubauer. With Greta Thunberg, Neubauer helped initiate "Fridays For Future," the momentous international school strike movement that protests the lack of action on the climate crisis. She shares four first steps that anyone, regardless of age, can take to become a climate activist. "This is not a job for a single generation. This is a job for humanity," she says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/Mzmr1xqbDds" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 06, 2019
Inside the bizarre world of internet trolls and propagandists | Andrew Marantz
00:14:36
Journalist Andrew Marantz spent three years embedded in the world of internet trolls and social media propagandists, seeking out the people who are propelling fringe talking points into the heart of conversation online and trying to understand how they're making their ideas spread. Go down the rabbit hole of online propaganda and misinformation -- and learn we can start to make the internet less toxic.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/hxf3IXIlzmQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 05, 2019
"Stumbling towards intimacy": An improvised TED Talk | Anthony Veneziale
00:11:11
In a hilarious, completely improvised talk, improv master Anthony Veneziale takes to the TED stage for a truly one-of-a-kind performance. Armed with an audience-suggested topic ("stumbling towards intimacy") and a deck of slides he's never seen before, Veneziale crafts a meditation on the intersection of love, language and ... avocados?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/Ob9DJiMaKGM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 04, 2019
How porn changes the way teens think about sex | Emily F. Rothman
00:15:12
"The free, online, mainstream pornography that teenagers are most likely to see is a completely terrible form of sex education," says public health researcher Emily F. Rothman. She shares how her mission to end dating and sexual violence led her to create a pornography literacy program that helps teens learn about consent and respect -- and invites them to think critically about sexually explicit media.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/_FDCzewhuRI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 04, 2019
What happened when we paired up thousands of strangers to talk politics | Jochen Wegner
00:13:46
In spring 2019, more than 17,000 Europeans from 33 countries signed up to have a political argument with a complete stranger. They were part of "Europe Talks," a project that organizes one-on-one conversations between people who disagree -- sort of like a Tinder for politics. Editor Jochen Wegner shares the unexpected things that happened when people met up to talk -- and shows how face-to-face discussions could get a divided world to rethink itself.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/PQu1pa9P60Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 03, 2019
A climate change solution that's right under our feet | Asmeret Asefaw Berhe
00:13:42
There's two times more carbon in the earth's soil than in all of its vegetation and the atmosphere -- combined. Biogeochemist Asmeret Asefaw Berhe dives into the science of soil and shares how we could use its awesome carbon-trapping power to offset climate change. "[Soil] represents the difference between life and lifelessness in the earth system, and it can also help us combat climate change -- if we can only stop treating it like dirt," she says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/oTpNWgToy1I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 03, 2019
What I learned about freedom after escaping North Korea | Yeonmi Park
00:10:48
"North Korea is unimaginable," says human rights activist Yeonmi Park, who escaped the country at the age of 13. Sharing the harrowing story of her childhood, she reflects on the fragility of freedom -- and shows how change can be achieved even in the world's darkest places.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/G7PNFTkYH9A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 30, 2019
How I help people understand vitiligo | Lee Thomas
00:15:44
TV news anchor Lee Thomas thought his career was over after he was diagnosed with vitiligo, an autoimmune disorder that left large patches of his skin without pigment and led to derision and stares. In a captivating talk, he shares how he discovered a way to counter misunderstanding and fear around his appearance with engagement, dialogue -- and a smile. "Positivity is something worth fighting for, and the fight is not with others -- it's internal," Thomas says. "If you want to make positive changes in your life, you have to consistently be positive."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/5-UYqWTqbDI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 29, 2019
Can we choose to fall out of love? | Dessa
00:11:40
What's the best way to get over heartbreak? Rapper and writer Dessa came up with an unconventional approach after a chance viewing of Helen Fisher's TED Talk about the brains of the lovestruck. In a wryly funny talk, she describes how she worked with a neuroscientist to try to get her brain to fall out of love with her ex -- and shares wisdom about romance that she gained along the way.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/R7IKuNnF5sQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 29, 2019
Emergency medicine for our climate fever | Kelly Wanser
00:14:49
As we recklessly warm the planet by pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, some industrial emissions also produce particles that reflect sunshine back into space, putting a check on global warming that we're only starting to understand. Climate activist Kelly Wanser asks: Can we engineer ways to harness this effect and further reduce warming? Learn more about the promises and risks of "cloud brightening" -- and how it could help restore our climate to health.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/HZuZ0MwyjVU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 28, 2019
How climate change affects your mental health | Britt Wray
00:07:31
"For all that's ever been said about climate change, we haven't heard nearly enough about the psychological impacts of living in a warming world," says science writer Britt Wray. In this quick talk, she explores how climate change is threatening our well-being -- mental, social and spiritual -- and offers a starting point for what we can do about it.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/6T2MNahMOYU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 27, 2019
How the West can adapt to a rising Asia | Kishore Mahbubani
00:17:53
As Asian economies and governments continue to gain power, the West needs to find ways to adapt to the new global order, says author and diplomat Kishore Mahbubani. In an insightful look at international politics, Mahbubani shares a three-part strategy that Western governments can use to recover power and improve relations with the rest of the world.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/hK8UQYVNnAU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 26, 2019
What ping-pong taught me about life | Pico Iyer
00:12:43
Growing up in England, Pico Iyer was taught that the point of a game was to win. Now, some 50 years later, he's realized that competition can be "more like an act of love." In this charming, subtly profound talk, he explores what regular games of ping-pong in his neighborhood in Japan have revealed about the riddle of winning -- and shows why not knowing who's won can feel like the ultimate victory.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/BGrRyM7Wdok" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 23, 2019
The power to think ahead in a reckless age | Bina Venkataraman
00:13:11
In a forward-looking talk, author Bina Venkataraman answers a pivotal question of our time: How can we secure our future and do right by future generations? She parses the mistakes we make when imagining the future of our lives, businesses and communities, revealing how we can reclaim our innate foresight. What emerges is a surprising case for hope -- and a path to becoming the "good ancestors" we long to be.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/Tsrrz8rdm-I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 22, 2019
Family, hope and resilience on the migrant trail | Jon Lowenstein
00:13:51
For the past 20 years, photographer and TED Fellow Jon Lowenstein has documented the migrant journey from Latin America to the United States, one of the largest transnational migrations in world history. Sharing photos from his decade-long project "Shadow Lives USA," Lowenstein takes us into the inner worlds of the families escaping poverty and violence in Central America -- and pieces together the complex reasons people leave their homes in search of a better life.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/TkJWscfjX5c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 21, 2019
How craving attention makes you less creative | Joseph Gordon-Levitt
00:13:15
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has gotten more than his fair share of attention from his acting career. But as social media exploded over the past decade, he got addicted like the rest of us -- trying to gain followers and likes only to be left feeling inadequate and less creative. In a refreshingly honest talk, he explores how the attention-driven model of big tech companies impacts our creativity -- and shares a more powerful feeling than getting attention: paying attention.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/cmpknEXPJ6M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 20, 2019