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Start each day with short, eye-opening ideas from some of the world's greatest TEDx speakers. Hosted by Atossa Leoni, TEDx SHORTS will immerse you in surprising knowledge, fresh perspectives, and moving stories from some of our most compelling talks. Less than 10 minutes a day, everyday.
 
Join How to Be a Better Human as we take a look within and beyond ourselves. How to Be a Better Human isn’t your average self improvement podcast. Each week join comedian Chris Duffy in conversation with guests and past speakers as they uncover sharp insights and give clear takeaways on how YOU can be a better human. From your work to your home and your head to your heart, How to Be a Better Human looks in unexpected places for new ways to improve and show up for one another. Inspired by the ...
 
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Paleontologist and stand-up comic Ella Al-Shamahi guides us through her family’s native home of Yemen to highlight the human, scientific, and cultural toll many countries encounter from war and instability. This talk was filmed in 2016 at TEDxNashville. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of idea…
 
Space archaeologist Alice Gorman highlights the moon's prominent role in our culture and the importance of thoughtfully preserving it. This talk was filmed at TEDxSydneySalon. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give f…
 
Design practitioner Julia King argues for a radical shift in the way we think about human waste and sanitation. This talk was filmed at TEDxWarwick. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give feedback on this episode, pl…
 
Sociologist Liene Ozolina examines how the 2008 global financial crisis decimated Latvia’s economy and why responsibility should not be shifted to the citizens who struggle the most in its aftermath. This talk was filmed at TEDxRiga. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. T…
 
NASA economist Alexander MacDonald shares how the human imagination for space flight wasn’t only sparked by history’s esteemed scientists but also our great storytellers. This talk was filmed at TEDxAuckland. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSH…
 
Terri Trespicio spent the early part of her career reluctant to pursue opportunities she didn't have a fiery passion about. After finding this to be a very limiting mindset, she now encourages everyone to stop looking for passion. This talk was filmed at TEDxKC. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's missio…
 
Angela Oguntala is a futurist who asks us to look outside of our preconceptions to find inspired visions of the future in unexpected places. This talk was filmed at TEDxCopenhagen. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or g…
 
Digital activist Brett Solomon reflects on how state-sanctioned internet shutdowns, increased surveillance, and unequal access to the internet are impacting communities all over the world. This talk was filmed at TEDxByronBay. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn…
 
Doniece Sandoval is a social activist and entrepreneur who was troubled by the striking wealth gap in San Francisco. She shares the way she implemented change for the Bay Area’s homeless population and offers guidance on how we can all help those in need. This talk was filmed at TEDxBerkeley. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteer…
 
Organizational psychologist Niro Sivanathan offers a fascinating lesson on the "dilution effect," a cognitive quirk that weakens our strongest cases -- and reveals why brevity is the true soul of persuasion. This talk was filmed at TEDxLondonBusinessSchool. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of …
 
As the year draws to a close and the collective mood turns reflective, we asked you—our listeners—to pick moments from the first season that stuck with you and inspired you. In today’s episode, we yield the floor in gratitude and compiled some of those insights that resonated most with our community. From psychologist Guy Winch’s thoughts on strate…
 
Designer Douglas Thomas shares Futura's role in launching the Apollo 11 spacecraft -- and how it became one of the most used fonts in the world. This talk was filmed at TEDxSanFrancisco. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program…
 
Satish Kanwar challenges the common narrative around the “startup spirit." This talk was filmed at TEDxToronto. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give feedback on this episode, please visit http://go.ted.com/tedxshor…
 
Bob Sumner walks us through how augmented reality is changing how we interact with art. This talk was filmed at TEDxZurich. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give feedback on this episode, please visit http://go.ted.…
 
With all the terrible things happening in the world lately, does the idea of maintaining a spark of joy in your day to day feel unrealistic? Or even inappropriate? Today’s guest, Miracle Jones, believes that all the collective tragedy makes the role of joy in our routines even more crucial. She is a community organizer and queer activist who curren…
 
Game of Thrones’ language creator David Peterson shows how studying, preserving and inventing new languages helps us understand our collective humanity -- and gives a quick lesson on High Valyrian. This talk was filmed at TEDxBerkeley. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading.…
 
Working mother and marketing professional Paige Rodgers shares the pitfalls of always trying to be in “problem-solver” mode. This talk was filmed at TEDxMarin. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give feedback on this …
 
Estate planner David York tells the origin story of thee Nobel Prize while also putting our own legacy into focus.This talk was filmed at TEDxSaltLakeCity. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give feedback on this epis…
 
Whether you’re the kind of person who “gets in their feels” or you’re more the type to sweep things under the rug, all humans experience emotions. And the way we tend to those emotions directly affects the way we see our lives, says today’s guest, Susan David. She is a psychologist and author of the book “Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Cha…
 
Surveying the technological landscape that awaits parents and their children, new mother and educator Melanie Cook shares her personal and critical experiences with digital motherhood and technology. This talk was filmed at TEDxSingaporeWomen. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth sp…
 
Lakeya Omogun interrogates the ways we define “professionalism,” urging a reframing of what it means to fit in at work. This talk was filmed at TEDxUTAustin. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give feedback on this ep…
 
ER physician Darria Long shares insight and tips from her demanding job on the best ways we can all manage time and adjust to stress. This talk was filmed at TEDxNaperville. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give fee…
 
Roses are red, violets are blue, has poetry ever been intimidating for you? For many people, this art form can feel unapproachable for a myriad of reasons, but today’s guest, poet and educator Sarah Kay, suggests that people who don’t like poetry just maybe haven’t found a poem that really speaks to them. In this episode, Sarah proposes a fresh app…
 
Community organizer and educator Tai Simpson uses storytelling to help build cultural bridges and create change for future generations. This talk was filmed at TEDxBoise. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give feedba…
 
Science communicator Samantha Yammine explores the magnificent relationship between the trillions of cells in our bodies. This talk was filmed at TEDxDownsviewWomen. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give feedback on…
 
Author Haley Edwards demystifies the concepts behind the history of trade, sharing the interesting ways this fundamental idea has changed over the last half century. This talk was filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHOR…
 
Can you think of a time when you told a story and remembered it...wrong? Perhaps you forgot a small detail, like the color of someone’s shoes, or something much bigger, like where the event took place. In a personal context, that might not seem like a huge deal. But what happens when what we misrepresent are our historical narratives? David Ikard i…
 
Former partners and current co-parents Ebony Roberts and Shaka Senghor offer personal insight on the ways couples can break away from toxic patterns to do what’s best for their children. This talk was filmed at TEDxDetroit. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn mo…
 
Travel writer Doug Lansky presents a critique on modern tourism and offers tips on improving travel for tourists, the environment, and the communities at these destinations. This talk was filmed at TEDxStockholmSalon. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more abo…
 
Jak Wilmot shares his experience of a week spent completely immersed in virtual reality, helping us all better understand what the “metaverse” is. This talk was filmed at TEDxVienna. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or…
 
When you think of your home or your childhood, what comes to mind? Did you feel cared for and loved? Did you trust that your parents were always doing what’s best for you? Whether you are a parent or a child, healthy communication is one of the most important aspects of an intentional relationship with your family. Today’s guest, Ebony Roberts, is …
 
Public speaker and DJ Tom Nash offers the cheeky yet encouraging life lessons he learned from rebuilding his life after losing his hands and both of his legs. This talk was filmed at TEDxSydney. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx…
 
Writer Suzanne Lucas explores the cultural expectations put on talent versus hard work. This talk was filmed at TEDxBasel. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give feedback on this episode, please visit http://go.ted.c…
 
“Organizational heretic” Carmen Medina shares motivational lessons on bringing about institutional change, regardless of the size or legacy of the organization. This talk was filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, t…
 
While technology and the internet have made accessing information easier than ever, how can we discern between the facts we need to make the right decisions and fictions that could actually cause us harm? Turns out there is a better way to search on the internet and find reliable information, both on- and offline. Today’s guest, Dr. Jen Gunter, is …
 
Dr. Elizabeth Fassman-Beck discusses how our aging stormwater infrastructure threatens access to clean water. This talk was filmed at TEDxStevensInstituteofTechnology. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give feedback …
 
Tzeporah Berman is an environmental campaigner who believes that a green energy revolution can transform the world’s energy production and consumption, if we take action now. This talk was filmed in 2011 at TEDxGeorgiaStrait. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn …
 
Educator Lindsay Morcom makes a passionate case for enacting policies that could protect Indigenous heritage and language for generations to come. This talk was filmed at TEDxQueensU. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, o…
 
Have you ever wondered why there are seven days in a week? Or, why glaciers are blue—or what color even is? Today’s guest, YouTube creator Joe Hanson, makes a living by asking—and trying to answer—these kinds of questions. A biologist turned video producer and educator, Joe spends his days thinking about how telling stories and encouraging curiosit…
 
Gender Equity Now (GEN) founder Sara Sanford describes how large a role unconscious bias plays in preventing gender equity in the workplace. This talk was filmed at TEDxSeattle. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give…
 
Cancer survivor Diane Thomas recommends simple gestures that anyone can make to care for their loved ones experiencing illness.This talk was filmed at TEDxEustis. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give feedback on th…
 
Dr. Leonard Finkelman offers a different narrative around extinction — a look at species loss through the lens of memory loss rather than death. This talk was filmed at TEDxMcMinnville. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program,…
 
Time with friends just isn’t the same with a screen in between you. That’s a struggle many have faced recently, with half of Americans saying they’ve lost touch with at least one friend during the pandemic. It can be sad, but is falling out of touch with friends normal? How many relationships should we maintain, and what are the different kinds of …
 
Amy Hwang left a secure full time job in architecture to follow what many might consider a dream job: drawing cartoons for the New Yorker. In this talk from 2019, Amy uses her artwork to show the lessons that changed her life, and might change yours. This talk was filmed at TEDxYale. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the …
 
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