TED Talks Daily (SD video) show

TED Talks Daily (SD video)

Summary: TED is a nonprofit devoted to ideas worth spreading. On this video feed, you'll find TED Talks to inspire, intrigue and stir the imagination from some of the world's leading thinkers and doers, speaking from the stage at TED conferences, TEDx events and partner events around the world. This podcast is also available in high-def video and audio-only formats.

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Podcasts:

 TED: Jonathan Haidt: Religion, evolution, and the ecstasy of self-transcendence - Jonathan Haidt (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:18:16

Psychologist Jonathan Haidt asks a simple, but difficult question: why do we search for self-transcendence? Why do we attempt to lose ourselves? In a tour through the science of evolution by group selection, he proposes a provocative answer.

 TED: Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career - Larry Smith (2011) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:15:15

In this funny and blunt talk, Larry Smith pulls no punches when he calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions. (Filmed at TEDxUW.)

 TED: A TED speaker's worst nightmare - Colin Robertson (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:03:49

Colin Robertson had 3 minutes on the TED stage to tell the world about his solar-powered crowdsourced health care solution. And then...

 TED: Jennifer Pahlka: Coding a better government - Jennifer Pahlka (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:12:11

Can government be run like the Internet, permissionless and open? Coder and activist Jennifer Pahlka believes it can -- and that apps, built quickly and cheaply, are a powerful new way to connect citizens to their governments -- and their neighbors.

 TED: James Hansen: Why I must speak out about climate change - James Hansen (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:17:51

Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. In doing so he outlines the overwhelming evidence that change is happening and why that makes him deeply worried about the future.

 TED: Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice - Bryan Stevenson (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:23:41

In an engaging and personal talk -- with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks -- human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America's justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country's black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives. These issues, which are wrapped up in America's unexamined history, are rarely talked about with this level of candor, insight and persuasiveness.

 TED: Susan Cain: The power of introverts - Susan Cain (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:19:04

In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.

 TED: Vijay Kumar: Robots that fly ... and cooperate - Vijay Kumar (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:16:46

In his lab at Penn, Vijay Kumar and his team build flying quadrotors, small, agile robots that swarm, sense each other, and form ad hoc teams -- for construction, surveying disasters and far more.

 TED: Paul Gilding: The Earth is full - Paul Gilding (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:16:46

Have we used up all our resources? Have we filled up all the livable space on Earth? Paul Gilding suggests we have, and the possibility of devastating consequences, in a talk that's equal parts terrifying and, oddly, hopeful.

 TED: Peter Diamandis: Abundance is our future - Peter Diamandis (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:16:14

Onstage at TED2012, Peter Diamandis makes a case for optimism -- that we'll invent, innovate and create ways to solve the challenges that loom over us. "I’m not saying we don’t have our set of problems; we surely do. But ultimately, we knock them down.”

 TED: Daniel Pauly: The ocean's shifting baseline - Daniel Pauly (2010) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:09:02

The ocean has degraded within our lifetimes, as shown in the decreasing average size of fish. And yet, as Daniel Pauly shows us onstage at Mission Blue, each time the baseline drops, we call it the new "normal." At what point do we stop readjusting downward?

 TED: Paul Snelgrove: A census of the ocean - Paul Snelgrove (2011) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:16:47

Oceanographer Paul Snelgrove shares the results of a ten-year project with one goal: to take a census of all the life in the oceans. He shares amazing photos of some of the surprising finds of the Census of Marine Life.

 TED: Kevin Allocca: Why videos go viral - Kevin Allocca (2011) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:07:20

Kevin Allocca is YouTube's trends manager, and he has deep thoughts about silly web video. In this talk from TEDYouth, he shares the 4 reasons a video goes viral. (This is the first talk posted from an amazing TEDYouth event. Many others will come on line next month as part of our TED-Ed launch. We can't wait ...)

 TED: Avi Rubin: All your devices can be hacked - Avi Rubin (2011) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:16:56

Could someone hack your pacemaker? At TEDxMidAtlantic, Avi Rubin explains how hackers are compromising cars, smartphones and medical devices, and warns us about the dangers of an increasingly hack-able world.

 TED: Tan Le: My immigration story - Tan Le (2011) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:12:16

In 2010, technologist Tan Le took the TEDGlobal stage to demo a powerful new interface. But now, at TEDxWomen, she tells a very personal story: the story of her family -- mother, grandmother and sister -- fleeing Vietnam and building a new life.

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