Episodes
Should I do a juice cleanse? Is it actually possible to "boost" my immune system? You’re constantly bombarded with news stories, ads, and social media posts telling you how to optimize your health—but a lot of these sources that pretend to be backed by science have another agenda. Dr. Jen Gunter is here to bust the lies you’re told—and sold—about your health, debunking some of the stickiest myths out there while helping you to understand how your body really works. Episode 1 is out now, and...
Published 05/19/21
Today, we're sharing an episode from another podcast in the TED Audio Collective: Design Matters with Debbie Millman. For over 15 years, Debbie has been interviewing incredibly creative people about how they design the arc of their lives. For more interviews with people like Jacqueline Woodson, Hrishikesh Hirway, Claire Danes, Adam Grant, Cheryl Strayed and many more, follow Design Matters with Debbie Millman wherever you're listening to this. And to learn more about the TED Audio Collective,...
Published 05/14/21
A trans man in the South argues for his right to keep his history private and pushes against the idea that he must be "out" to be authentic and proud.
Published 01/07/21
A woman with sociopathy argues that her condition is unfairly demonized in society and pulls back the curtain on this misunderstood disorder.
Published 12/31/20
A judge who works in the juvenile justice system blows the whistle and reveals her plan to take power away from judges.
Published 12/17/20
Things are not always what they appear. A ghostwriter who pens eulogies, wedding vows, and work emails for his clients makes a case for the hidden help he provides.
Published 12/10/20
After years spent caring for extremely preterm babies, a nurse has an urgent message to share: Technology is saving babies earlier than ever, but the long term consequences aren't being made clear to parents. How do we bridge the gap between what modern medicine can do and the information patients are given?
Published 12/03/20
A Muslim woman escapes being killed by her own family. The police don't protect her—so she joins their ranks. Will she now be believed?
Published 11/19/20
How do you spread an important idea to a resistant community? An Ultra Orthodox Jewish woman proves that sometimes the most powerful voice is a quiet one.
Published 11/12/20
A daring escape. A fresh start. Hear how we can let go of the past and write a new script.
Published 10/29/20
A small-town preacher in the Deep South with a radical secret: he doesn't believe in Hell. How do you lead people when you have fundamentally different beliefs?
Published 10/22/20
We just launched another podcast from TED, called Checking In with Susan David. In each episode, Susan David—a psychologist at Harvard Medical School—offers us a different strategy to help us cope with our heightened emotions during this global pandemic. Here's the first episode: If you’re feeling consumed by fear, panic, worry, or any other difficult emotion during this time, you’re not alone. But pushing these feelings to the side, or passing them along, simply doesn't work. Instead of...
Published 04/06/20
Published 04/06/20
Sincerely, X is back with new episodes, and a new host—poet and educator Sarah Kay. In this episode: An at-home DNA test kit reveals a horrifying truth. But who has the right to tell the story? Hear the rest of season 2 exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Find out more and sign up for a free trial at https://tedtalks.social/luminary. And we'd love to know what you think! Leave us a review or drop us a line at podcasts@ted.com.
Published 08/28/19
Sincerely, X is back with more episodes and a new host: poet and TED speaker Sarah Kay. Coming up this season: A former cult member, struggling to re-write the script of her life. A  preacher who rejects the idea of hell. A sociopath on why people like her have been unfairly demonized by society. And a lot more. Find out more at luminary.link/ted. 
Published 05/08/19
We're looking for new stories for our upcoming season of Sincerely, X. Do you have an idea that’s too important to stay secret? We want to hear about it. Visit go.ted.com/sincerelyx to get in touch and share your idea anonymously.
Published 02/26/19
A gifted child. A rough neighborhood. A teacher who knows how to break the cycle. [Contains explicit content]
Published 09/21/17
A small town she loves. A big realization. What happens when rural traditions need reinventing?
Published 09/14/17
A devastating assault. A story of how this powerful person turned loss into gain.
Published 09/07/17
Years of depression. Scores of medications. An original approach to living with mental health, from the bottom up.
Published 08/31/17
This self-described "Midwestern mom" found a way to heal the trauma of a violent marriage entirely on her own. She created a ritual, which her doctor now recognizes and recommends as a tool for recovery from abuse.
Published 08/24/17
Why does corporate America have so few female executives, despite overwhelming evidence that gender equality is good for business? Rare insight, from C-suites and boardrooms.
Published 08/17/17
He got everything he thought he wanted. And that's when his problems began. [Contains explicit content]
Published 08/10/17
A remorseful insider brings us a hard-earned truth: prison is effective. While his years behind bars helped him see where his life went off the rails, it also helped him create a system for how former inmates can get back on track.
Published 08/03/17
When we are overwhelmed, we can lash out in ways that might otherwise be considered 'crazy'. These moments are a window into the lived experiences of people who are never able to escape this kind of reality.
Published 07/27/17