TED Radio Hour

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  • Hosted by Guy Raz

TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions and new ways to think and create. Each episode includes excerpts from the renowned TED stage where some of the world’s deepest thinkers and innovators are invited to give the 18-minute “talk of their lives.” The TED Radio Hour team takes the most compelling talks and organizes them around a common theme. Host Guy Raz interviews the guests, delving deeper, dissecting the speaker’s ideas and posing probing questions you’d like to hear answered.

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Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Don't Fear Math.

About Adam Spencer's TED Talk

Adam Spencer is fascinated by prime numbers. These seemingly simple numbers can be found in monster sizes—the latest being almost 25 million digits long.

About Adam Spencer

Adam Spencer originally chose to pursue a law degree and a PhD in Pure Mathematics before he shifted course to pursue radio.

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Don't Fear Math.

About Masha Gershman's TED Talk

About Masha Gershman

Masha Gershman is the director of outreach at the Russian School of Mathematics, a K-12 afterschool mathematics program with a mission to instill every child with a strong foundation and appreciation for mathematics. The schools are located throughout the United States.

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Don't Fear Math.

About Eddie Woo's TED Talk

The world is full of recurring patterns based on math. Math teacher Eddie Woo explains why human beings are naturally drawn to patterns and how we can use math to engage with our complex world.

About Eddie Woo

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Don't Fear Math.

About Phylecia Jones's TED Talk

Why do so many teen girls lose interest in math? Phylecia Jones explores how we can get more women involved in STEM by starting with a simple idea: tell every girl in your life she's great at math.

About Phylecia Jones

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Luck, Fortune, And Chance.

About Amy Hunter's TED Talk

How do zip codes indicate luck? Amy Hunter examines how where we live determines the resources and opportunities we receive—and how society is designed to keep some people from being "lucky."

About Amy Hunter

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