TED Radio Hour
www.newstalk.com/tedradiohour The Sunday evening slot — 6-7pm — is perfect for this long and thoughtful examination of topics that are diverse but connected by their determination to look ahead, make sense of the world and where we are going. The series is based on TED Talks given by different, always brilliant speakers, and each episode takes a particular theme to examine from a variety of different angles.
The radio hour takes salient points from different speakers, and works them together to give a variety of angles and interpretations on aspects of our humanity and outcome. Some recent ex- amples include School, and rethinking our approach to education; The Fountain of Youth, on how we might live longer and better; Why We Should Slow Down, on the importance of doing less; Hardwired, on the predetermining nature — or otherwise — of our biology. Everything up for discussion is relevant, interesting, and teased out in a way that is thoughtful and compelling.
itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/a-time-and-a-plate-with-clairethomas/id1177124853?mt=2 Claire Thomas is the energy behind the much-loved blog