The Signal: TED Radio Hour

The Signal is our collection of People, Sites, and Shows that are worth keeping an eye on.

We love podcasts, and one of our very favorites is the TED Radio Hour, a co-production of NPR and TED.

Each episode collects a few TED talks, applying them to a shared theme – such as the concept of beauty, overcoming weakness, or predicting the future. Mixed in among snippets of each TED talk are new conversations with the speakers that offer deeper context, bringing each theme to life.

There is something magical about the way that the radio production distills the talks down to their single moment of epiphany, powerfully weaving together talks from various speakers in service of the overall truth that's being presented in any given episode.

If you already enjoy TED talks, you're likely to love TED Radio Hour even more. If you're new to podcasts in general, we can't imagine a better place to start.