The TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. It’s based on riveting TEDTalks from the world’s most remarkable minds. While Spark at the CBC is on summer break, VPR will broadcast 10 episodes of TED Radio Hour.
This is a pilot program that NPR is trying out. Listener feedback will determine whether TED Radio Hour becomes a weekly program. Tell us what you think about it!
In this episode of TED Radio Hour: Our amazing brain performs harmonious functions and peculiar actions that might seem counterintuitive. What tricks make us think it’s okay to cheat or steal? Are we in control of our own decisions? Why do our brains misjudge what will make us happy?