Ted Radio Hour

Framing The Story

Stories ignite our imagination, let us leap over cultural walls and cross the barriers of time. Stories affirm who we are, and allow us to experience the similarities between ourselves and others, real or imagined. Stories help us make meaning of our lives. In this hour, TED speakers explore the art of storytelling -- and how good stories have the power to transform our perceptions of the world.

Saturday at Noon on 88.9 and 11am central on 89.1

Do We Need Humans?

We’ve been promised a future where robots will be our friends, and technology will make life’s daily chores as easy as flipping a switch. But are we ready for how those innovations will change us as humans? In this episode, TED speakers consider the promises and perils of our relationship with technology.

Saturday, August 17th at Noon on 88.9 and 11am on 89.1

Learning is an integral part of human nature. But why do we -- as adults -- assume learning must be taught, tested and reinforced? Why do we put so much effort in making kids think and act like us?

In this hour, TED speakers explore the different ways babies and children learn -- from the womb, to the playground, to the web.

Saturday, June 22nd at Noon on 88.9 and 11am on 89.1

Beauty surrounds us, draws us in, gives joy and creates conflict. In this hour, TED speakers conjure up beauty both ancient and modern, and bring out ideas about why humans are hardwired to crave and respond to beauty.

Saturday, June 15th at noon on 88.9 and 11am on 89.1

Gazing up at the night sky is simultaneously humbling and utterly thrilling. This hour, we'll hear from TED speakers who share an infectious sense of wonder and curiosity about our place in the universe and what lies beyond our skies.

Listen to the TED Radio Hour on 88.9 WFSU-FM at noon this Saturday, April 6th.

On Saturday, March 2, 2013  TED Radio Hour presents The Unquiet Mind. 12 pm ET / 11 pm CT on 88.9 WFSU-FM and 89.1 WFSW-FM.

We've all had that moment. The moment where you might see or hear something and you wonder: am I going crazy? In this hour, TED speakers share their experiences straddling that line between madness and sanity -- and question if we're all in the gray area between the two.


Ted Radio Hour

Dec 20, 2012

The TED Radio Hour explores ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to teach and learn.