TED Radio Hour

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A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TEDTalks from the world's most remarkable minds.

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Setbacks.

About Jon Bowers's TED Talk

Everyone makes mistakes, but sometimes mistakes have big consequences. Jon Bowers argues that we should always strive for perfection—knowing we will fail and we have to learn from those failures.

About Jon Bowers

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Setbacks.

About Phil Plait's TED Talk

When it comes to scientific research, mistakes are not only part of—but also crucial—to the process. Phil Plait explains how small setbacks can play a critical role in making big discoveries.

About Phil Plait

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Setbacks.

About Alison Ledgerwood's TED Talk

Why do we fixate on the negative? Why do setbacks stick in our minds for so long? Alison Ledgerwood shares ideas on how we can change our thinking patterns to reframe setbacks in a positive light.

About Alison Ledgerwood

Alison Ledgerwood is a social psychologist and a professor and Chancellor's Fellow at the University of California, Davis.

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Jumpstarting Creativity.

About Tim Harford's TED Talk

What if multitasking is a key to creativity, rather than a bad habit? Tim Harford explains how great minds like Darwin and Einstein multitasked for decades to unlock their biggest ideas.

About Tim Harford

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Jumpstarting Creativity.

About Marily Oppezzo's TED Talk

If you're experiencing a creative block or feeling uninspired, Marily Oppezzo has a solution: take a walk. She explains how walking helps us to get out of our heads and generate out-of-the-box ideas.

About Marily Oppezzo

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Jumpstarting Creativity.

About Helen Marriage's TED Talk

In 2006, Helen Marriage convinced London officials to let a 40-foot elephant puppet parade through the streets. The result? Four magical days that sparked the imaginations of one million people.

About Helen Marriage

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Changing The World.

About Ruby Sales's TED Talk

At 17, Ruby Sales witnessed the shooting of one of her fellow civil rights activists. She explains how despite the trauma, she went on to devote her life to fighting for social and racial justice.

About Ruby Sales

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Changing The World.

About Angela Oguntala's TED Talk

How do our present thoughts and actions affect the future? Futurist Angela Oguntala shares ideas on how imagining the future we want to see is the first step toward achieving it.

About Angela Oguntala

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Changing The World.

About Sarah Corbett's TED Talk

Sarah Corbett describes herself as an extreme introvert — but she's also an activist. She discusses how alternate forms of activism allow people like her to participate in quietly powerful ways.

About Sarah Corbett

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Confronting Racism.

About Travis Jones's TED Talk

Travis Jones examines the "codes of whiteness" that keep many people from engaging in conversations on race. He says white people need to take a more active role in confronting racism.

About Travis Jones

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