‘TED Radio Hour’ Kicks Off on NPR
NPR has kicked off its association with the TED
TED is known for its annual conference where “leading
thinkers and doers” talk for up to 18 minutes in presentations that are carried
free on the nonprofit’s website.
The “TED Radio Hour” is a program
co-produced by NPR and TED. Each
episode is based on TED talks and explores a theme. It is hosted by Alison
Stewart. Delta and Lexus are launch sponsors.
The first episode is “Our Buggy Brain”; it is airing
now and available online, as a
podcast and on NPR mobile apps. Guests are behavioral economist Dan Ariely,
psychologist Paul Bloom and writer Dan Gilbert.
The producers promise, “Over the course of its first
season, ‘TED Radio Hour’ will
explore how ‘ideas worth spreading’ can turn the tide on issues confronting
society, with talks about rethinking cities and urbanization, and connecting
the dots between food production and sustainability.