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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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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 …
 
Today something a little different: Am I Normal? with Mona Chalabi is a new TED Audio Collective podcast. We all want to know if we’re normal—do I have enough friends? Should it take me this long to get over my ex? Should I move or stay where I am? Endlessly curious data journalist Mona Chalabi NEEDS to know, and she’s ready to dive into the number…
 
Urban designer Nico Larco explores how autonomous cars have the potential to revolutionize how we drive and even live. This talk was filmed at TEDxCollegePark. 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 …
 
Sara Jones is a transracial adoptee who offers insights from her lived experience to help parents and their adopted children. This talk was filmed at TEDxLakeJunaluska. 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…
 
Educator Sara Snyder Hopkins explains the important steps institutions and individuals need to take in order to preserve indigenous languages. This talk was filmed at TEDxLakeJunaluska. 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,…
 
Writer and filmmaker Shelby Hadden destigmatizes virginity while shedding light on cultural norms around sexual health and inclusivity. This talk was filmed at TEDxSouthCongress. 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 giv…
 
If there’s one thing that connects all humans, it’s that everything we walk on, breathe, drink, and eat comes from the same source: planet Earth. From composting to cooking to taking climate action, today’s guests (including Chef Sean Sherman, comedian Jo Firestone, and activist Luisa Neubauer) share the many ways they try to connect to and protect…
 
Journalist Mary Ellen Hannibal looks at the important, often overlooked role that citizen science can play in saving the planet.This talk was filmed at TEDxStanford. 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…
 
Laney Broussard explores the allure of influencers in online perfection-seeking culture. This talk was filmed at TEDxPenn. 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…
 
Underwater cinematographer Dan Abbott dives into a celebration of the often-misunderstood predator of the sea. This talk was filmed at TEDxFolkestone. 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, …
 
Sisters Melati and Isabel Wijsen say bye bye to plastic bags in order to help the environment.This talk was filmed at TEDxLausanneWomen. 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 h…
 
Science writer Margaret Wertheim shares the unique educational tool she uses to encourage more environmental collective action — crocheting.This talk was filmed at TEDxDublin. 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…
 
When was the last time you really, really laughed? For some people, laughter comes easily and anything can set them off. But for many of us, finding humor in everyday life is something we might leave to the professionals. Jo Firestone is a comedian--and long-time friend of Chris’s--who frequently teaches all kinds of people the art of stand-up come…
 
Journalist Chuck Plunkett explains the continued importance of local news, an essential part of any healthy democracy.This talk was filmed at TEDxMileHigh. 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…
 
Researcher Mary Steffel shares a key technique to get out of decision-making paralysis.This talk was filmed at TEDxNortheasternU. 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://g…
 
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Sarah Ellis offers a glimpse at the exciting and expansive developments in virtual and in-person theater technology. This talk was filmed at TEDxLondonBusinessSchool. 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 …
 
Samuel Feinburg asks us to consider the threat of a catastrophic electrical blackout and what we can do to protect ourselves. This talk was filmed at TEDxBaylorSchool. 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 …
 
When you think of a scientist, do you think of a person in a lab coat? How about a teenager with a smartphone-- or even, yourself? Mary Ellen Hannibal is a science writer who argues that everyday people collecting data with simple tools like phones can make a big impact in the sciences, their lives, and their communities. She shares great tips on h…
 
Photographer Brian Sokol shares his experiences documenting refugees, challenging the preconceptions that many of us hold of displaced people. This talk was filmed at TEDxSanDiego. 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…
 
Drawing from her career in pornography, Lina Bembe argues that sex education may be key in learning to respect and clearly communicate our desires. This talk was filmed at TEDxStuttgart. 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…
 
Entrepreneur and attorney Tracey Pickett explores the emoji as a legitimate and important tool for communication. This talk was filmed at TEDxGreenville. 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 episod…
 
Designer David Hooker discusses the ways our visually oriented world affects us, inviting us to think critically of the images we consume or create. This talk was filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet. 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 pro…
 
Dementia Adventure CEO Neil Mapes shares some of the innovative techniques that could help those suffering from dementia feel supported and build connections. This talk was filmed at TEDxChelmsford. 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 …
 
Imagine someone just pointed out you have something stuck in your teeth. A comment like that would probably make most of us self-conscious, but you’d probably be grateful for the heads up if you were about to head into a meeting. Now imagine that situation but with higher stakes, like your attitude at work or the way you behave with your partner. W…
 
Farmer and entrepreneur Eric Sannerud shares the benefits that eating local has on communities, and suggests we do more than “vote with our fork.” This talk was filmed at TEDxStCloud. 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…
 
Holocaust survivor Werner Reich shares his experiences of surviving the concentration camps and how a deceptively simple gesture of compassion changed his life. 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…
 
Author Dorie Clark explores how a “portfolio career” of diversified skill sets and sources of income can offer big possibilities. This talk was filmed at TEDxLugano. 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…
 
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