Aggregated reviews for TED Radio Hour

Exploring the biggest questions of our time with the help of the world's greatest thinkers. Host Manoush Zomorodi inspires us to learn more about the world, our communities, and most importantly, ourselves.

One of my favorites (5/5)

Well done and gives voice from all sides of the story.

Working Weekends At A Psych ER (4/5)

Dr. Julie Holland ran the weekend shift at Bellevue's psychiatric emergency room for nine years. You get an inside of her new book Weekends at Bellevue, where she describes some of the patients she encountered to the people who were manic to some who were criminally insane and how throughout her nine years she dealt with the job and what lead her to eventually leaving and starting her own private practice. This is an interesting podcast episode because its only based on Dr, Holland's point of view and her own personal experience. This gives an insight into future psychiatric majors.

One of the best programs out there (5/5)

One of the best programs out there

amazing (5/5)

guy is amazing. this podcast is amazing. i listen to it when i run and it gets me so into a thought i barely feel like i am running. it really is a work of art and if you are looking to be enlightened or even just learn a little bit about everything, this is the podcast. beautiful. love you guy.

Interesting (5/5)

I enjoy this thought provoking podcast!

Just go straight to TED Talks Daily (1/5)

Not sure why anyone would think TED talks need this enhanced format. If there is anything that stands well enough on its own, it would be a TED talk. Go listen to the talks in their original format, unedited and without someone else’s commentary tagged on.

Love the podcast, however... (5/5)

I want to start by saying that I love this podcast. Guy Raz is a fantastic interviewer and I find the content incredibly interesting and eye-opening. That being said, this latest episode, “rethinking anger,” I 100% disagree with. Yes, anger is a normal human emotion that we all experience, but how you deal with it is key. I don’t understand how one could think that getting outwardly angry can be better for your health than say, yoga, meditation, deep breathing or any other method to release anger in a healthy way. Anger is contagious. One person shows anger, another reacts with anger, and in some cases it can spread like wildfire. At one point the interviewee condones getting red in the face and pounding on podiums at presidential debates. I would be much more likely to vote for someone who can make decisions in a calm, logical state of mind as opposed to an emotional one. Anger and other strong emotions negatively impact decision making abilities. Like I said, absolutely love the show, but I feel that this episode has slightly damaged its credibility. :(

Love this podcast (5/5)

I love this podcast and have learned so much. Thank you!

Mental health (5/5)

Thank you for this episode. As a person who has been suffering with epilepsy for the past 30yrs I have noticed increased anxiety that any moment I can have a tonic clonic. I have resisted therapy but the last episode has given me the push I need.

Great radio! (5/5)

Feel smarter and active,when ever I listen to the show,Thanks!

Amazing and informative (5/5)

This is the one show I keep coming back to over and over again.

Educational on the Go 🎧 (5/5)

This podcast is educational, informative & enlightening. Guy Raz does a good job hosting the show. I like the smooth editing of each episodes. My only criticism is that they keep uploading/posting past episodes way too much. I probably & literally have listened to some of those episodes 3 or 4 times already. Keep up the good work!👍🏽 Update: I LOVED this most recent, new episode “Teaching For Better Humans”. The topic & the guests! It was very much needed! I also want to focus on the new host, Manoush Zomorodi. I love her voice and I think she did a better job than Guy Raz. I hope she stays. Like always, keep up the good work!👏🏽👏🏽

Knowledge is great! (5/5)

Always learning new things about all different subjects! Every episode just keeps getting more and more interesting!

Q&A without substance (1/5)

This podcast is rehearsed Q&A - no debate, no alternative points of view, no challenging or follow up questions. Every job interviewers dream

Oof. This guy’s voice. (2/5)

His voice is difficult for me to listen to. I often turn the podcast off because i can’t handle it. Voice is so important in a medium like a podcast. Let’s urge our hosts to find their diaphragms and use them. But it’s a particular peeve of mine. Any one else with me?

Yawn (1/5)

Is this podcast ever going to release new episodes again? Constantly re-airings of episodes.

Can’t get enough (5/5)

Everything go episode give me a new inspiration and motivation. It is now part of my daily routine to take my early morning walk and listen to how I built this first thing

Well edited (5/5)

Despite replaying older episodes so often I find they age well. The editing department behind TED radio hour is phenomenal and their sound design always knows how to strike a cord. Guy Raz is a great even sided host and knows how to get the most out of his guests. Great podcast for all people

Better Human (5/5)

This podcast should be required listening for all humans. Undeniably the best continuing education available. Love love and live it.

Quality pod (5/5)

Excellent podcast. I actually love the host Guy’s voice! I just wish they would come out with new episodes more often- seems like it’s been mostly re-runs lately.

Believers and Doubters, worst episode (1/5)

Please delete this episode. There are enough crazy people who believe in “higher power.”

Excuse me (5/5)

Excuse me while I listen to this podcast on a continuous loop for the rest of my life. Great stuff

The right to Free Speech 7/28/18 (2/5)

This episode about free speech is very biased. It basically says “Let conservatives speak so liberals can show them how wrong they are” They never say “Maybe liberals can learn something from conservatives. Maybe the profile of a conservative is not what the media says it is.” The interviewer is so uneducated that he says that Nazi Germany was conservative. Conservative means to conserve the constitution. Nazis were not in favor of that. They go on to say that other counties don’t allow all speech... As if that is good????. They just assume it will be the liberal elite who gets to determine acceptable speech. Why do liberals always feel other countries do everything better. It’s the road to socialism. A top down socially engineered society run by liberal elite. While I’m glad that this speaker wants free speech. I think he misses the bigger picture and I think the he needs to realize that, he makes wild assumptions about other people or groups and there are many things he needs to learn.

Vocal fry nausea (3/5)

I very much enjoyed the actual Ted talks by the guests but listening to Guys’ vocal fry makes me nauseous. It’s hardly worth listening to the rest of the talk because his voice is so prominent.

Smart! (5/5)

Always interesting, always informative, sometimes funny. Easy to go for more to with the full length versions.

Digs deeper (5/5)

I love this podcast! It takes the TED Talks I’ve watched and expands on them further. It’s fascinating!

Mr. ted 🙄 (1/5)

Okay this is really annoying but it is so worst hey Ted guess what yo mama is so fat that she doesn’t fit inside the house

Liberal media run amok (1/5)

Most episodes are peppered with left leaning bios. I am looking for a facts only podcast so that I can make my ow decision. If you’re looking for unbiased truth keep moving if you just want to hear what you believe this is it.

Smug (1/5)

Smug pablum from our tech overlords trying to paper over class struggle .

Pete and repeat (3/5)

Love the new content - frustrating that new content isn’t available more often

Current every other week. (2/5)

A great podcast for those who definitely didn’t listen when it was new. For those of us on board since the beginning, every other episode, literally, is a repeat.

Best podcast!!! (5/5)

I really love Ted talks.. this is such a well done podcast... you’ll learn about pretty much anything you can think of.. I love listening to this on my way to work. The editing is amazing as well.

Awesome (5/5)

Keep it going!

5/5 (5/5)

Every time I listen to TED radio hour, I feel like I’ve learned the equivalent of a month’s worth of school. I’m left thinking about a part of the world I never would have thought I’d care so much about. I always ending up reading more after I finish listening, or looking up the TED talks of the guests. I used to listen to this during my work shifts in high school, and it was the only thing that got me through the day. I also have to appreciate how well Guy Raz is at speaking to such a variety of guests and approaching every conversation with the right balance of open-mindedness and skepticism. Highly recommend!!

Stop saying Alexa order smart water (1/5)

Thanks to irresponsible host I purchased smart water.

Great Content & Delivery (4/5)

The content is 5 star and very interesting and stays with me- probably because they don’t give us the answers to tough questions which keeps me thinking about it throughout the day. The reason why this is 4 stars rather than 5 is because I wish that they would come up with new content each week, but I’d rather have Guy keep making them himself because I assume he’d have to bring on a co-host to increase the quantity. These topics are interesting and relevant and I enjoy the conversational flow that Guy Raz uses. He is good at establishing rapport with speaker and researches the topic beforehand and asks great questions, but you can tell that he doesn’t try to act like he knows everything. It feels like we are all learning together, rather than Guy and the experts educating the audience.

Long-time fan (5/5)

TED Radio Hour was one of my first podcast subscriptions. The topics are relevant, inspiring, moving, and always leave me thinking about how I can make changes in my own life. I love that they don’t shy away from difficult topics either! Many family conversations with our adolescent kids have started from a TED talk.

Use to be great (3/5)

Now they just repeat old podcasts every other week. So they are literarily put out half the amount of new content they use to.

Repeating (1/5)

Why would I want to listen to a podcast I listened to five years ago? Especially when it involves technology and data. You are continuing to turn me off. I’m ready to stop listening.

Repeats (2/5)

Here’s the deal. This show is great, with relevant interviews, great production value and interesting content. Unfortunately, to cover the gap between new episodes, repeats are pushed out. While they are labeled properly, the listener ends up listening to the same episodes multiple times. This has forced me out of the show as I no longer want to parse each release to determine if I have listened before.

Relevant and interesting (4/5)

Love this podcast, they discuss relevant issues and discuss a lot of practical application that you could make to your life. The discussions revolve around past TED talks and we usually hear from the speaker themselves, and other guests who are experts on the topic. The podcast itself is kind of glitchy. It does not usually track which episodes I've played so I normally must do that myself which is frustrating.

Grief Story (1/5)

I listened for about 10 minutes. I couldn’t listen any longer. The story teller ‘s annoying speech pattern and speed were r Too much to bear ! THEN , Guy somehow picked up the speech pattern . I was DONE !

Can’t get enough but too many repeats! (3/5)

I looooove these podcasts- they are at the top of my list. The only problem is they keep playing previous episodes and I would like new episodes! It keeps showing up as a new episode and when I click on it - it’s a “replay”

No longer producing new content? (1/5)

I’ve noticed that recently the released podcasts are from 2017. Are they no longer releasing new content?

Help! Podcast is still downloading How I Built This! (1/5)

Love ted radio hour but it keeps downloading as how I built this! I’ve heard no updates about the glitch, when will it be fixed!?

5 stars (5/5)

Fantastic host, blending well balanced TED stories in a great show

Great podcast! (5/5)

Very informational,

Outtahere is dumb (5/5)

NPR said they jacked up they stuff and said sorry stupid

Not a fan of background music (3/5)

Content is good, I guess. But the background sound was distracting to me.

The TRH (5/5)

I love the Ted Radio Hour. My only complaint is that they don’t make enough new content. Or, rather that they don’t make content twice as fast as they do. I’m an inpatient, 21st century Westerner. What can I say.

Love this podcast (5/5)

Seriously that mess up is not that big of a deal, everyone who is freaking out needs to chill

Calm down (5/5)

The downloads fiasco got me to start listening to TED again and now I’m hooked. It was a bit of confusion and hassle but I’m sure it’s under control. Great podcast!

Thank you (5/5)

Chill to the people that got upset about the mixed up episodes and downloads. It was a mistake people. Go do some yoga and meditation and try to develop a little more compassion, empathy, and understanding. Thank you to everybody at NPR who works so hard to make such great shows.

What happened? (2/5)

Imagine my surprise when I found 120 new downloads 2 years worth, many duplicates) on my TED Radio Hour feed. If I wanted to listen to “How I Built This” I would have subscribed to it. 😡 Please don’t do this again.

What are you doing with the subscriptions???!! (1/5)

My Ted radio hour subscription was randomly converted to a How I Built This subscription. I found every single episode of all time of “How I Built This” spontaneously downloaded to my library. I deleted all of them, unsubscribed to How I Built This, and resubscribed to Ted Radio Hour. Problem solved, right? No. For some reason, under Ted Radio Hour, every How I Built This episode again spontaneously downloaded to my library under the Ted Radio Hour label. And now instead of Ted Radio Hour I’m getting the How I Built This CEO interviews. Also just had some other random NPR podcast thrown in there too - fix your subscriptions!! I have listened to Ted Radio Hour for years, but I am unsubscribing until you figure this out.

Weird Downloading Happening (2/5)

I subscribed to “How I built this” and now I’m getting downloads for the regular Ted Talks. I was subscribed to “Up First” and it unsubscribed me. Something weird is up!

A lot of added episodes - what are they (3/5)

Found many new episodes about business people and clicked on the “details” for one, and nothing. What are these about? They sure are a different direction (theme) for this podcast. Not sure I want to listen to many, but would like more information to help decide.

Ted talks??????? (1/5)

WHAT HAVE YOU GUYS DONE? Where are the TED talks???!!! You’ve replaced them with this crap? Please put them back!!!!!!!!!!!

Where Up First and Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me podcast? (1/5)

They were on my library and now there gone! What happened????????????

Mysteriously Added (2/5)

I did not add this podcast but it and several others by NPR were, and my car talk and wait wait feeds are both missing

Guy is amazing and his voice is perfect! (5/5)

Any new episodes? Don’t seem to see any available.

New eps? (3/5)

Is there something wrong with my phone or have they stopped making new episodes ? Loved the content when it was being produced.

I absolutely love this talk! (5/5)

I shared this talk with at least 2 people. I did so because I think we all struggle with trying to find a better us. I love the different ideas and ways we try to become better and....why not!? Thank you to all who participated on this talk.

Let’s start talking about the truth of the moon (1/5)

Love the podcast, but just like if you find out someone is a rapist - even if they were a generally good person before - you’d still give them a one star. “America’s Greatest Achievement” moon landing isn’t taught to our children in school anymore. There’s no way I can listen with a straight face when one of your “experts” uses the moon “landing” as a defense or reference for some achievement. We didn’t go there, were not that advanced. It’s sad but true. Let’s Start searching for the truth and let’s really make the world better. What real county would “forget” how to go to the moon when it was their greatest achievement?

Grateful! (5/5)

I just love this series. The ideas are interesting and the guests are really intelligent and diverse. Kudos guys🏆

Fave (5/5)

I always come away from these podcasts feeling informed and can listen to the same one multiple times, gleaning more each time.

Not very middle of the road podcasts (1/5)

I miss the time when theses pods felt like they weren’t slanted so hard

Thoughtful conversation (5/5)

I enjoy listening the show because the conversation are thoughtful and engaging. I appreciate learning about new things that can help me to continue to evolve.

Episodes unavailable (1/5)

Can’t even listen as all the episodes say they are unavailable

This is absolutely my favorite podcast now! (5/5)

These guys know what they are doing. Out of everything going on in my life I’m able to find real enjoyment with the episodes I’ve listened to. I work as a delivery driver and no one knows why I really like my job, it’s because I can listen to TED. Thank you!

I don’t know what amount of stars to give (5/5)

I absolutely LOVE TED and what it brings to the people... but at the same time I’m dying for some new stuff... I look forward to Friday’s and I haven’t had one I haven’t heard in a long long time.

Awesome podcast but needs new episodes (4/5)

I love this podcast I just wish they would release something new instead of posting the same episodes from years past over and over.

Political (1/5)

Some pretty good episodes but I really don’t like them pushing a apolitical agenda. This wouldn’t be a problem it they didn’t claim to be middle of the road.

Perfect (5/5)

This podcast is wonderful. It’s all the greatness of a TED Talk curated wonderfully for a podcast.

Plutocrats and their intellectual apologists (1/5)

These are neat little stories about why ideas (rather than active democracy, medicare for all, or wealth redistribution) will save you and the world! Now THAT is an idea worth sharing: rich people will save us if we just let them, like Bill Gates. No need to raise their taxes or tax their astronomical wealth. Listen to Raz’s other podcast about rich people to make you feel like the answer to your problems is: getting more money.

Talking to fast (1/5)

They talk so fast you can’t even hardly understand them.

Love this show (5/5)

What a wonderful show. Everyone who plays a part in putting this show on the air gets a big HIGH FIVE, great Job! Keep doing what you are doing because it’s awesome.

Thank you (5/5)

This is very interesting.

Best show ever. (5/5)

My family loves this show so much.I listen to the show every family wochis the show every Monday. Gyros is so smoret.😚🤗.

Declining content and consistent rebroadcast (2/5)

I have been listening to ted talks radio hour since it’s origin. It was once my favorite podcast. But over the years it has taken more of a social political undertone and lacks variety. I would like to hear more from astronauts, engineers, world record holders, and not just what seems to be humanitarian activists on every new show which seems to be only once a month. Judging from the other reviews I’m not the only one tired of all the rebroadcast. Come on guys, I know you can do better, you have once before.

eye opening and fantastic (5/5)

I have listened to TED talks for several years, and this podcast with a combination of previous talks and new conversation is nothing less than amazing. I always leave feeling renewed and have faith in the general goodness of people.

My Favorite Podcast (5/5)

I have started listening to this on my way to and from the gym and to work and it's become a lovely ritual. I love that I am constantly educating myself and learning new things as well as asking myself what I truly believe. These podcasts brighten my day. I also find Guy's voice very relaxing. I love the topics and sometimes am surprised by the topics. I can't listen to enough of these!

The podcast about optimism (5/5)

Is very good, help me actually to be motivated, Is kind of mindset changing.

Informative but with NPR’s bias (3/5)

A lot of great material covered and consolidated from TED talks. Generally I like the episodes but when going to a non political podcast it is always annoys me when the validate intersectional, racist, and sexist beliefs.

This is what I love to hear! (5/5)

As I listened to the talk, it made me review my own life and how I could be kinder, more appreciative, value people more. That's one way I decide the quality of a pod cast is if it motivates me to do something or be someone better. This did that for me.

Great info (5/5)

I love watching and listening to these informative and sometimes moving stories. I just wish they’d delete the opening part where the clueless guy says “is that what TED stands for, I never knew that”. It’s a smart show for curious people. After all these years the dense guy statement should be removed.

.. (1/5)

Lincoln and that wrestler mentioned in “Misconceptions” are dope.

So nice (4/5)

Excellent excellent excellent

my favorite podcast (5/5)

This is such a great podcast. Guy is so engaging and asks the best questions...the conversations are always enjoyable and interesting. I’ve learned so much just listening each week!

Great great podcast (5/5)

This podcast is very inspiring. So many topics that I have never thought of. And this is also time-saving..with summaries of previous TED talks. I wonder who is the main speaker. I really like his way of talking. Special thank you for providing this excellent podcast for free.

Transformation was transformative (5/5)

I listen to TED talks all the time and this particular episode is one that spoke to me on so many levels. I’ve saved it to listen to it again. An unexamined life is not worth living. Let us all control examine life and grow.

Good (4/5)

Some pretty good shows

Great when not selling an idea (2/5)

I usually have to skip through 4 or 5, before finding a good one. The poor ones are usually preachy, poorly supported or ridiculously biased. Most of my views lean left, but many of these talks drop all pretense of objectivity. Others bring in an "expert" who brings in cutsy anecdotes to sell an idea based on emotions.

Great podcast and love the topics covered... (4/5)

I have been personally listening to podcasts since August 2014 and I found this one about 2 and a half years ago on my iPod Touch and suscribed and have been listening to it since. Guy Raz has a great voice and a witty personality and sense of humor. I love the way he makes each topic in the podcast come "alive". My favorite podcast in the Ted Radio Hour is about the universe and the possible reality of parallel universes. Hope you can do more podcasts about the solar system and the universe! :) Please keep the podcasts coming. From an avid listener in Cary, NC. Thanks!

Everyone’s cup of tea (5/5)

Love how much variety of subject is available , little bumped about replayed episode since I’m all about having all of them on “played” status hehe. Totally informative, inspiring. Also really like Guy’s voice hehe

Interesting but very left-leaning (2/5)

I like listening to this show, as many of the segments are interesting and turn me onto new topics. Unfortunately, a lot of the newer episodes are very politically biased. For Instance on the last show I listened to about curing diseases, of course there had to be an Africana Studies professor come on to talk about how diagnosing diseases is inherently racist. I like this Podcast as an escape from the negativity of politics, but will have to stop listening if this keeps up.

Too many rebroadcasts (3/5)

I enjoyed this podcast so much but the last few months I find myself deleting them without listening, either because of the topics or they are rebroadcasts. Such a shame. Was an excellent podcast.

Love the podcast (5/5)

I love this podcast but I really wish they would stop posting old repeat episodes. I’d really rather they just don’t post anything than post old episodes as if they’re new. It’s super frustrating.

Disappointed (2/5)

There is way to much narrating and summarizing. They seem to always be pushing an agenda rather than just letting the speakers tell their own story. The ted talks are powerful and can stand on their own. Stop trying to make them something more but falling short.

Great podcast (5/5)

Excellent podcast. Interesting subjects handled intelligently. Guy, the host, does a great job.

法国红酒 (3/5)


Hack the Law (1/5)

How can you have one person who wants to save apes then have another person praising Ireland for legalizing abortion?? An unborn baby has more rights than an animal.

Great content, annoying inflection (3/5)

I LOVE a good TED talk. I do. And Guy does a great job interviewing, pressing for answers and asking interesting questions, but after a while his style of inflection gets “well...annoying.” (Admit it, you read that in his voice). The episodes start to sound all the same save for the presenters in a really trite and stop-and-go cadence that ultimately means I can’t listen to more than two episodes without feeling like I’m going crazy over something that really shouldn’t affect the content more than it actually does. I’m sorry if this seems petty to some, and I will continue to support and listen to the show, but it’s enough to make me wonder if someone else feels the same way.

So many great discussion from all across the board. (5/5)

I am a recent listener but have been tuning in for a few months now. I love how varied the topics are and how different people can have great insight to each subject discussed. It’s become our go to car ride tune in. It’s enjoyed by both myself and husband but also my 16 year old who always asks me for updates on the remaining talks if I listen on once he has left the car. Great stuff! Oh and Guy is a fantastic presenter.

Thank you (5/5)

I work at a job that allows me to listen to music instead I choose to listen to Ted! Thank you so much for filling up my mornings with so much knowledge.

Radio play (5/5)

Love this podcast! The Radio Play episode describes perfectly the “tunnel vision” I’ve been dealing with my entire life, particularly since the recent financial crash. I hope using the good advice provided in the podcast will help me become more mindful in the moment of how much the fear of work scarcity following that event has unconsciously determined my actions since then. I knew that event scared me, as it did so many others, but I didn’t realize the extent to which that fear came to completely control my behavior. Thank you and please keep up the great work!!

Thank you (5/5)

Thanks for Painfully Funny. I appreciate who you brought on. I appreciate the voices and ideas this episode is bringing to all listeners.

Pretty Great Topics (3/5)

I’ve always loved how open minded this podcast is. More recently, it seems like the editing has tried to subvert mass intellect by great titles, but more narrow ways of asking questions. I like how Guy is able to converse freely with people. But the way the clips are edited is becoming a bit biased in which questions are being asked. I will still listen.

Diverse topics (5/5)

This is the best podcast I have listened to. Topics are so real and moving. Could listen to them all day.

Informative and Entertaining (4/5)

One of the best podcasts available. The writing, research and format is thoughtful, and appropriate listening for audiences of varied aptitude.

OMG (5/5)

this is like my favorite podcast and everyone I know listens to it. And guy if you’re reading this ur awesome!!

Enjoyable (4/5)

I really enjoy this content. I do wish there were more of it and less reruns but it is high quality.

So promising (2/5)

Listening to snippets of Ted talks is deeply in satisfying. When there is a finely honed 12 minute talk, why broadcast a loosely structured 6 minute interview? It's garbage, and Guy Roz is an idiot.

I liked it in the beginning (1/5)

I loved this podcast in the earlier years. There were a lot more insightful thoughts and ideas shared. Now, it is almost exclusively just a discussion of political buzz words and social justice propaganda. If I wanted to hear that, I’d go to CNN or Fox News. I miss the old TED Radio Hour.

Rerun after rerun (1/5)

Shame on you guys. If you can’t muster an episode each week, please don’t publish. I’m starting to feel like 90% of these episodes are reruns. Please stop, this is not appreciated. I’ve never known of a podcast to so unashamedly do this. Have some self respect and respect your listeners.

Lispy mcGee (4/5)

All god just Please don’t have people with lisps on an audio Podcast 😣

Always Inspiring (5/5)

This is my favorite podcast, and every new episode gets me interested and inspired in something new. This is a great podcast, with a great host and great guests and ideas that are well thought out.

New content (3/5)

I’m getting discouraged that there doesn’t seem to be any new podcasts. Everything coming up has previously aired. Why is this???

SJW podcast number 1,254 (1/5)

Mostly it’s just fake science, where we need to save the world from global warming and such. Every once in a while you get a really good one like the one on Grit.

This is my favorite podcast of all time! (5/5)

TED radio hour is my favorite podcast I listened to when I was in college, and I still listen to it every morning for more than 5 years. Love it so much!

Guy Roz is the worst possible host for TED Radio Hour (1/5)

A good Ted Talk show would look at the incredulous claims of speakers and ground them with facts, context, and skepticism. This show does the opposite- every claim is taken with breathless, thrilled acceptance, like a teenage girl covering her favorite pop star. You will become dumber for listening to this podcast.

Super enjoy most all (5/5)

Very informative and educational. If I can only have one podcast, this would be it

Always Good (5/5)

Informative, thought provoking and well done. Love you, Guy!

Thank you (5/5)

As a fire fighter I’ve seen the world from many viewpoints and have slowly solidified a realization that humanity is broken. It’s been a heavy burden to feel like The Giver (the book) and the world around me is in a gray and numb state of living. NPR, TED, Hidden Brain has turned my perspective around, helping me see that there are many many people who also see the troubles in the way American society Thinks and are actively working to change society to be more loving, heathy, and inclusive. I appreciate the simple existence of conversations about change and understanding. These episodes have made me a better person, a more understanding family member and a much more empathetic fire fighter.

Skipping parts (4/5)

I’d give it 5 stars, it could be just me, but some episodes will be playing and then suddenly jump back or forward and i’ll never know what was said in the blip that is missing!!

TEDTalks radio hour with Guy (5/5)

These Ted talks are inspirational informative and eye-opening. I have to commute over three hours every four days. What passes the time is listening to these TEDTalks. I think I grow as a person every time I listen to these Ted talks. When I listen to this Ted talks I feel like the world isn’t so small that it’s bigger, fuller, and Filled with wonder.

Love the podcast, but label the reruns? (4/5)

I love the TED Radio hour! I listen every time there is a new episode. But for a long time listener, the reruns are a little annoying, mainly because they are not marked upfront. I have to click in the podcast, hit “more info,” and then “see more” to see the (original date) at the end of the description. Hidden Brain labels theirs “Radio Replay” in the title. Something like that would be amazing for long time listeners to know if it is a rerun or new content. Thank you for this awesome podcast! 💙

Where are the new episodes? (2/5)

TED Talks is great and the idea for podcasts of the is also great but it seems Guy Raz has abandoned the show. Everything is reruns.

Wonderful podcast (5/5)

Love love love this podcast. It’s exactly what I need when I need it. Thank you so much for producing this and I hope this series continues because it changing my life slowly, one episode at a time.

Love this show (5/5)

This is a very informative, intriguing and I love it! Only negative feedback I want to leave is the ding or ring right at the beginning of the show is so loud it hurts my ears but if I turn it down fast it’s ok.

Ceep on going with all the podcasts your in . (5/5)

Ceep on going with all the podcasts you are in like wow in the world or how I build this.

Best Hour of the week (5/5)

So insightful that challenge the way you think about things. Look forward to every episode every week.

A lot of repeated episodes (1/5)

The quality of the production is great, but it’s quite irritating that the majority of episodes you’ll find in your feed are simply reposted from earlier. I usually get excited and then realize I listened to it last year.

Highly recommend (5/5)

Great interviews that spark thought provoking. I highly recommend “Why We Hate”. Thoughtfully put together segments that explore the roots of hatred and explores a twist of insight we can ascertain from it. Great conversation piece.

So good! (5/5)

I love how this podcast is structured— the melding together of various TED talks and interviews on one topic is super appealing and I’m a big fan!

Excellent podcast! (5/5)

Love this podcast! Always has interesting topics that I would not have self-selected. Keep up the good work!

Great message (5/5)

Great message live forever and improve every way. I thank u.

Wow (4/5)

You must hear “Why We Hate”. So powerful.

Great synthesis (5/5)

This show is the most amazing way I have seen TED ideas worth spreading synthesized in a meaningful way. What a fantastic podcast!

Love! (5/5)

I absolutely love the TED RADIO podcast. I absolutely enjoy listening to podcast over the radio in the car. I always learn so much and it’s inspiring to find a career in research.

Too many episode repeats (3/5)

It seems like Guy Raz devotes most of his time to his “How I built this” podcast and basically just posts old TED talk episodes now. I wish he created new TED talk episodes on a more frequent basis.

Unsubscribing due to rebroadcasts (1/5)

One of the first podcasts I subscribed to, and use to look forward to their uploads every week. Not so much anymore, since it seems like 3/4 of their uploads are rebroadcasts I’ve listened to multiple times already. I’ve actually stopped checking to see if their uploads are new or rebroadcasts. Now it’s just wasting space in my feed. If they start putting new content out more frequently and consistently I’ll resubscribe but considering their record on producing new stuff, I doubt that’ll ever happen.

Great way to catch TED talks you don’t have time for (5/5)

This is basically a summary podcast of existing TED talks that are related together. It’s a great way to catch the information presented and TED talks without spending an entire hour on one subject.

Love it guys voice is comforting (5/5)

I feel like I learn so much I feel better about the world in general after I listen to this podcast

Too much touchy feely garbage (1/5)

Content has little to nothing to do with TED videos. NPR agenda items are inserted here.

Outstanding (5/5)

This podcast is informative, relaxing and simply enjoyable to listen to. My only complaint is I want more

Going Downhill (3/5)

I loved TED Radio Hour when I first heard it on NPR. And I anxiously downloaded all the old podcasts and was really enjoying them. Informative and provocative. Fast forward to 2018 and the quality seems to have fallen off. The show themes are less clear and do not hang together. Some of the speakers seem less expert than in the past. And frankly, I am bored with the shows. They seem shallow and disorganized. Not sure what is going on, but if you want to check it out, go for the older shows!

TED Radio Hour (5/5)

Every moment worth it. For me personally this show is about helping me understand who I am, understand what’s important for me, and better understand everything living around us. Thanks Guy!

Love, wish the episode notes were more developed (5/5)

I think this podcast is amazing. Always makes me want to dive deeper into anything they discuss. That then makes me wish that the episode notes made it easier to find more information. I listened to the Networks episode and I want to find out the book that is discussed in that episode. That would be easy information to add to the episode notes.

Lost Its Way (1/5)

TED used to stick to the namesake of Technology, Education and Design. Unfortunately, the TED creators have progressively taken the easy path of pandering to liberal ideas and agendas by avoiding realities and truths. Apparently blurring the lines of reality is more popular and more easy than frank journalism. Very unfortunate.

An entertaining way to TED (5/5)

If you’re anything like me, you wanted to listen to TED Talks. You wanted reaaalllll bad to ingest all of that good information. But then you sat down to watch one, saw a butterfly, then found your attention waned and you moved onto a less informative endeavor. Fret no longer! TED Radio Hour gives you the best of the best TED Talks all bundled in a convenient package. Snippets from various TED talks all intertwine in this podcast to create an engaging experience. Bonus: you’ll feel smarter for having listened. Give it a try!

Fantastic reporting and interesting topics (5/5)

The topics are so different from other podcasts and the reports do such a great job. I stumbled upon this earlier this week and I have been binge listening ever since. I’m addicted. 😍

This podcast is FANTASTIC!!! (5/5)

This podcast brings together ideas on a topic from several TED talks and presents them in a way that is interesting and entertaining. Guy has a great voice and he does a great job of looking at topics from different points of view. One of the best podcasts I have ever found.

The fringe (2/5)

I’m not seeing how most of these fringe topics relate to the global concept of TED. Makes me wonder from where the funding for TED is coming and the actual subliminal agenda.

Two thumbs down (1/5)

More hate white people stuff and woe is me

Simply the best (5/5)

This series is inspirational and thought provoking. Thank goodness we have something to listen to during a time when America needs to bring awareness to their identities the most.

Shameless far left propaganda (1/5)

Harps hard on identity politics, marxists ideology and distaste for western civilization. And every now and then there is a decent episode that focuses on a scientific viewpoint that’s interesting. But that’s the exception.

Excellent for Absorbing Knowledge (5/5)

The compilation of TED Talks in a common theme (sometimestimes conflicting viewpoints on the same theme) and the personal interviews with the Talkers gives the listener a lot to absorb and think about. Sometimes it’s hard to focus on podcasts, but Guy and the editors do a great job of reeling you back in when something worth noting is being talked about with a quick, “Oh, that’s a really great point” cue, so you know when to rewind to actually hear what that really great point was. If you’re looking for an easy to listen to podcast to learn about different viewpoints on a wide range of topics, you found it.

Interesting stories and great voice! (5/5)

Guy Roz is personable, nice and has a wonderful voice! These days, I look at that before I do anything else. Moving forward, TED Radio Hour has some really good, interesting stories about real good themes. 100% recommend.

Insightful and Engaging (5/5)

Ted radio hour is one of the most insightful pieces of radio broadcast. It gathers Ted Talks and commentary to give unique perspective on interesting and engaging topics.

My favorite podcast. (5/5)

I really like listening to TED talks on YouTube so when I saw this by NPR I listened and was hooked after a few episodes. I have subscribed to keep up with future episodes!

Could be better (4/5)

For younger viewers I would use easier words to understand. I think they are very good and make good points.

Thanks (5/5)

It was great, thanks

A great podcast with a simple message... (5/5)

Learn more about the worlds around you. Whether that be the individual worlds that live within our minds or the planets that fill the universe we live in. It’s really a joy to listen to for anyone and everyone!

Too many reruns (4/5)

Great show, but the rerun rate is high.

Love it! ...when it’s a new episode... (4/5)

I love this podcast. It’s absolutely my favorite thing, and I try to listen to all the new episodes as soon as I can after they come out. But, I’m increasingly annoyed by the rebroadcasts of old episodes. If I want to listen to content I’ve already heard, I know where to find it...! Seeing the podcast on the top of my “recently updated” list, only to discover that I’ve already heard the “new” episode, is such a disappointment. I’d honestly prefer that the podcast didn’t update at all, rather than tease me with false updates. That said, I love all the content. I just want more of it! :)

Comfort zone (5/5)

Love this! I am going to try to do something out of my comfort zone once a week now! Thanks!

Eternally Engrossing! (5/5)

I love TED! These podcasts get me to think, relate, imagine, analyze and empathize. I get to learn and experience incredible perspectives, information and studies at once, and every now and then I am permanently affected.

The meaning of work (5/5)

Very true, very inspiring. Glad I found this podcast

I've never regretted listening to this show. (5/5)

Horizon broadening and nourishing. I love this show!

Good in Moderation (2/5)

The concept for this podcast is great - they tackle broad themes and ideas using content from TED talks and sometimes their own interviews with those people. The concepts for the show are usually creative and I generally start each podcast with high hopes. However, the liberal, PC bias is disruptive, nauseating and reveals the distorted view of the world from the NPR echo chamber. Consume with moderation and try to avoid episodes with political content.

Some of the best content available on Podcasts but a lot of old episodes are played (4/5)

I really enjoy the format of TEDTalks as a podcast. The narrator does an amazing job of providing some content from the actual talk along with insightful questions with the speaker. My only issue is that much of the ‘current’ content is replayed from years old episodes that I have already heard

Wandering (3/5)

Scan back through the TED topics of the past year or so, and see how many fall within the scope of Technology, Entertainment, or Design...very few, by my judgement. What gives? Producers, please abandon the “all hope is lost since Trump” liberal navel gazing and get back to your roots. There are plenty of other podcasts out there to feed the foaming social angst!

How??? (4/5)

How do you erase podcast episodes you have already listened to? It is driving me crazy

Making me smarter (5/5)

I so appreciate this podcast diving deep each week and making me think hard about topics we need to think about more. A great addition to my podcast lineup!

Good (5/5)


Love the app, but removing the best. (3/5)

Where is “the violence within us,” and “faith,” and “mistakes?” These are some of the best podcasts I’ve listened to and coincidentally, they have been removed.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5)


a favorite! (5/5)

so great

Simply the best! (5/5)

The best podcast... And I'm hooked. Guy does an amazing job at simplifying concepts that can be understood by one and all

Biased (4/5)

Although your shows are fabulous, I have to give one less star than five because of the obvious political bend to the left on many of the shows. I really don’t like the bias you show and it makes those of us that are neutral or on the other side not want to listen. I always cringe before I start listening to a show, knowing I am possibly subjecting myself to your political views. I wish you wouldn’t politicize the shows.

Great radio program a must have at work (5/5)

I am grateful for the opportunity to be able to listen to it while working

Some of these change my life (5/5)

I don’t get excited about every topic, though all are interesting. Some of them have led to changes in my life. Good stuff!

Great content, lots of re-runs (3/5)

Really enjoyable podcast - great snippets of TED talks paired with analysis, and often further in-depth interviews with guests. It is frustrating that often (sometimes for weeks at a time) the show will re-broadcast older episodes with no warning or indication. Could you maybe put an “R” or something in the title of a re-broadcasted episode, like so many podcasts do?

Annoying emotive background music (3/5)

How hard is it to have a “talk” without sugar coating it with cheesy inquisitive sounding GarageBand tracks? Reminds me of reality television. Let’s just have a talk- not a themed talk, just a talk.

Listening to this show feeds my brain (5/5)

As a stay-at-home mom, I often find myself doing mundane jobs (think dishwashing), but this show makes me feel like I'm exercising my brain while getting those necessary chores done. And in fact, I look forward to my chores now so I have an excuse to listen to such excellent ideas and people!

Speechless amazement (5/5)

This is my first and probably the only review on podcast I will ever write. The reason why is my belief that more people should listen to this show. It is one of the very few storytelling shows which atmosphere manages to stir the emotions of a listener through continuous delivery of catchy content underlined by carefully chosen musical background undertones. Only a small number of shows have been able to make me cry, laugh and feel pride for the accomplishments of the man kind. The hour of the show is easily my favorite 60 minutes of my week. Keep doing the amazing work, you have my uttermost admiration.

Still my favorite NPR podcast (5/5)

I have been an avid listener of NPR podcasts since I first discovered the Ted radio hour. I quickly consumed Hidden Brain, Invisibilia, Pop culture happy hour, amongst others. However, the ted radio hour is still my favorite. The ted speakers are awesome, the music and editing is always on point, and Guys’ voice and questions are perfect. I just wish they didn’t have so many reruns. But I appreciate the quality!

Commercials / Breaks / Adds (4/5)

I would like to say first that I absolutely LOVE the stories and appreciate all that goes into creating these podcasts. Now, why oh why do you interrupt these amazing stories to plug your adds?? It’s proven 100% that doing the adds at the beginning and end of the podcast is just as profitable for the companies that hire to read said adds. When you stop the story to plug an add it annoys me beyond imagination and so I just fast forward through the add and therefore don’t even hear the add... can you stop please!? Before n After. Otherwise, please please give me a legit excuse why you do it in this archaic *tv commercial* style. Clay H

Is 5/5 stars really enough? (5/5)

This is a phenomenal podcast with loads of information for all inquiring minds out there. Enlightening information laid out for listeners in a way even the layman is able to comprehend, without compromising the integrity of the information given; a difficult thing to balance in my opinion.

Plenty of hysteria, short on understanding (2/5)

This program presents some real gems, but time after time there are presenters who are preachers of doom and gloom with no consideration for innovation made the world over. One wonders if any effort is given to some sort of peer review before content is placed in this program. It is a common refrain today to speak of responsible journalism- this is not it.

Lack of diversity (2/5)

As a left of center viewer, I’m getting sick of every source being so left leaning. TED talks and NPR as a whole promotes itself as unbiased journalism. However, it seems that a left leaning agenda seems to be a more frequent occurrence. The journalists have moderate left perspectives and I’m honestly a bit tired of the whole systematic racism and power story. They find the one person to interview who sees things in the color they want to paint, and label it as fact. Support: the podcast regarding data truthfulness. The initial interview claimed racism and sexism multiple times because black men have shorter lives on average so their insurance is higher compared to the baseline. However I don’t understand why other races aren’t spoken about (Asians, Indians, Hispanics). When you hear this struggle between whites/blacks and men/woman without anything else mentioned, know there is bias. If someone wants to speak about statistics and race, they should give statistics for all races. But the thing is, that data may not have proved to be within the agenda they are speaking to. I just want people to practice what they preach. Be a statistician , don’t only give a sample of Data.

The best going for a walk podcast! (5/5)

I listen to this podcast while i am out walking my dog, it keeps my brain thinking! And I absolutely love the questions Guy Raz asks!

Spot on! (5/5)

Always hits the mark!

Mind expanding podcast (5/5)

I listen to podcasts all day at work and this is one of my favorite. They audio quality is amazing and they always cover such great topics that really make you think!

Fantastic Podcast (5/5)

Ted Radio Hour is one of my favorite podcasts and the very first I listened to some years ago. It presents such interesting topics, and is something to look forward to during the week. The only gripe I have is that they don’t come out with new content as regularly as I would like. Definitely recommend.

This Is Pretty Much The Only Pod I’m Interested In (5/5)

Nothing I don’t love about this. Brain time!🧠

Great episodes (5/5)

Love this podcast. I’ve used them in some of my classes and have put many students on to podcast through these episodes. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.

Fabulous tie ends, amazing insight (5/5)

The Ted stage is JUST is! yea, I said it. And I'm glad I did, because these people tie it up all very nicely to accentuate a point. They make heads and tails of what's being said because the people that go on the Ted stage are usually really really boring speakers, but the info is good. They just need someone to decipher, in plain english, and sum it up to the common man.

It never gets dull ... (5/5)

I simply love this show. It's actually on one of my public radio stations here in New Mexico but I like being able to listen when I've got time ... using walking the dogs, working out,cleaning the yard & house .. anytime I can focus in on the show without interruption.Someone recently said that Podcasts are Radio Liberated. I totally agree! I like the variety of subjects and moving back & forth from interviews and speakers on the TED stage. Really wonderful.

Love it!!! (5/5)

This is my favorite podcast. I love the way information is presented and I've learned a lot from this show.

All-Time Favorite Podcast (5/5)

I discovered this gem a few years ago and recommend this podcast frequently and with such whole-hearted enthusiasm that I typically follow up with a joke about not having a conflict of interest...yet... Note to TRH team: I am currently taking a sabbatical if you guys are looking for volunteers! Its hard to pin this program down, frankly. The conceptual design centers around the exploration of a particular question or topic - often broad, fundamental, or controversial in nature - frequently but not exclusively in social, scientific, or perceptual arenas - which is then explored from multiple angles by, primarily, conducting fresh interviews with several innovative experts, each of which has given at least one TED talk on the subject, weaving excerpts from the original (well-honed) presentations into the new material. Each episode clearly requires a great deal of planning and research, leading to lengthy production time. The resulting product is almost always intriguing, informative, and frequently surprising. My favorite episodes are rarely the ones i expected based on the topic alone, and I’ve listened to several episodes more than once. I appreciate how participants are allowed a fair amount of leeway to take the topic where their expertise leads (occasionally this doesn't work so well, but the advantages far outweigh these infrequent cases).

The most informative podcast I listen to (5/5)

I love hearing these Ted Talks. They are so great, to hear so many different speakers on different subjects.

Love the thought provoking topics (5/5)

Listening during my drive time is the best. Thought provoking and inspirational. Many topics that are relevant to my own life and career, but others that just stretch my awareness. Touché. Keep up the good work

Expand Your Knowledge!! (5/5)

This podcast is awesome! It’s perfectly adapted for radio, it’s the perfect length, it’s supremely interesting and relevant, it explores multiple talks and thoughts on a topic in each podcast so you don’t lose interest, it gives you the info necessary to look more in-depth into ideas they present if you would like, is presented in an engaging way, and is just overall a swell podcast to listen to! So very informative and bright!

Great show (4/5)

I wish they told you which shows were re-runs in the episode titles.

Get rid of “so” (4/5)

Guy, you are too good and have too much good to say to let anything detract from your presentation. I encourage you to listen to one of your podcasts and see if you can root out “so” as the first word of many things you say. Try counting how many times you or your guests say it to get an idea of how often it happens and then see if you can’t root it out of your statements. Doing this will let your great ideas and comments shine all the more.

Goat (5/5)

This is the best podcast there is. Hands down

Interesting and inspiring (5/5)

These podcasts inspire me to work harder and do something meaningful. Love them!

Great topics (5/5)

By far some of the most interesting topics. And the most interesting people on there. I remember one with Al Gore, really cool people.

Entertaining and informative (5/5)

I love this podcast because I am able to learn interesting things of all topics.

TED Extended (5/5)

When TED Talks end, I often find myself wanting more. This podcast gives the opportunity for expansion of TED topics. It’s fun and it’s interesting.

A must listen in my que! (5/5)

Listening to this podcast has reinvigorated my love for learning! I talk about what i hear all the time in conversations!! I have never been disappointed and the format is more engaging than most TV shows!

TED is the BEST (5/5)

Love love love TED Radio Hour! One of my favorite podcasts - simply fascinating!

My favorite podcast!! (5/5)

An actor i used to work with got me into this podcast and it really helps get through the day at work thank you for making this podcast !👌🏻👌🏻

Amazing and interesting (5/5)

Always delivers interesting content, and entertaining through and through.

Great (5/5)

Perfect for a pick-me-up any day I feel I need an extra activity for my mind

Good content, boring host (3/5)

I love the summarized versions of the TED talks, combined with interviews of the speakers. But the host talks so slowly that I have to listen at 1.5x or 2x just to make his voice sound normal and avoid falling asleep during his intros and transitions.

All time favorite podcast! (5/5)

By far my favorite podcast! I wait for Fridays to come for many reasons, one being for Ted radio hour to come out.

Thanks Great Show (5/5)

Still my favorite podcast

My favorite podcast (5/5)

The TED Radio Hour is so consistently thought-provoking and well-crafted. It's my absolute favorite podcast.

Great compilations (5/5)

It's like an executive summary of TED talks on a similar topic. Host does a great job of putting things together, and you can then listen to the individual talks later if you're so inclined.

Sometimes difficult to listen to (3/5)

A few episodes are far left leaning and contain biased reporting

Great ted shorts (5/5)

I don’t have the attention span to listen to whole ted talks but this breaks it up so I can listen! Thank you

Great podcast! (5/5)

This is one of my fav of all time. I love how they choose one topic and explore the different aspects. Keep the good work up Guy Raz!

Just what I need (5/5)

I love when I click on a podcast and it brings me exactly what I need to get through the day. TED Radio Hour can take you so many places in an hour and bring new experiences and lessons that will help you navigate this crazy world. Thanks for the amazing stories, research, and testimonials!

Informative and fun to listen to (5/5)

When I listen I feels like I’m there with them sitting and watching as they discuss their high and lows of creating some of the greatest companies. Im not going to lie, I have shed a tear or two but then I get motivated by these people to do something bigger. Keep it up Guy and NPR!

Great summaries (5/5)

I like how he uses different talks and interviews

Eager (5/5)

I look forward to each new installment.

Brilliantly curated! (5/5)

Thank you, Guy Raz & team for creating this program! It's brilliantly curated, such fun to listen to--the themes unfold in surprising and enlightening ways. Each episode is a journey of discovery. The inspiring, hope-filled stories are a potent antidote to the discouraging ticker-tape of 24/7 "news".

Great quick learning (5/5)

My favorite podcast that I’ve found

Nobel Peace Prize Candidate (5/5)

A friend told me to check out TED Radio Hour about a year ago and I haven’t looked back since. I’m so obsessed with these episodes that I’ve listened to some ten times; no exaggeration. I love the wide spectrum of not only topics, but the speakers! How variegated the ages, races, sexes, nationalities, walks of life, and experiences that are presented. I recommend this podcast to anyone and everyone who will listen to me.

Best podcast I've came across so far (5/5)

I love this podcast. In this podcast you learn and become educated about a wide variety of topics from very cool and intelligent people. This podcast gets to the point, and the narrator is excellent. If you are someone who likes to learn new things and broaden your knowledge on a wide variety of subjects I highly suggest you listen to this podcast.

Fantastic (5/5)

Inspirational and enlightening

Another Re-run? Yeah... (1/5)

TED is a great platform. But this mode of delivery doesn't match. Please stop re-posting old episodes, it's insincere to present old ideas of technology entertainment and design as novel. What's the purpose of rehashing the old? Especially when the old stuff is so easily accessible. Please use the resources you use running old stuff to instead forge new pathways, or bolster ones that need it. I have ideas, if you're interested...

I never miss a week! (4/5)

Guy Raz intelligently probes the ideas of TED Talks speakers on a diversity of subjects. His enthusiasm is contagious and I only wish there were easy links that would help me jump to the original talks before, during, or after he dips my intellectual toes into intriguing but by no means bottomless pools of various topics he discusses on each show.

Pretentious. (2/5)

This podcast is about as pretentious as NPR can get. Don’t get me wrong I love NPR and I love a lot of their podcasts, but no podcast promises so much and offers so little as this one. When I listen to it I get the feeling that the speaker and the audience are all looking around at each other and wonderfully pleased with themselves and their intelligence wealth and beauty.

Quality (5/5)

One of the best podcasts, if you enjoy new ideas.

Opened Up My Mind (5/5)

Most of the time, I’ve never heard of the topics in this Podcast. It’s so informative and has opened up my mind like no other Podcast has.

The best podcast I've ever heard (5/5)

The subjects, talks and everything are the best.

Could do without the politics (2/5)

The studies and interviews are interesting, as TED talks themselves often are. Unfortunately, as TED talks have become less about the science and more about the advocacy, these podcasts find a way to insert political messaging in every episode—even if it requires non sequitur shoehorning. One episode was about managing pain as a disease...and slavery, apparently. Another was about insects and biomes...and racism. During a show about sensory deprivation they found a way to spend 15 minutes on the struggles of inner city immigrants—with no explanation of how or why they changed the topic. I already listen to several overtly political podcasts; I don't need more. I came for the science, I'm leaving because of the propaganda.

My new favorite podcast (5/5)

As the title says this is my new favorite podcast I love the variation of podcasts and the grouping around the topic of the day. I am still too new to have repeat talks bother me.

Diverse (5/5)

A long enough, short enough podcast that covers a wide variety of topics that keeps you entertained while expanding your knowledge!

Great Tidbits (5/5)

I love the general and insightful information. Very interesting and beneficial. Keep it up, plain simple and straight to the point. Elite content. #Grind2DaGreen

Cool (5/5)

Like getting little snippets of interesting TED talks that I would be willing to see in later on.

Take a deeper dive (5/5)

This show brings together some of the best minds and ideas into a thematic and fascinating hour. Engaging and informative.

Sound perfection (5/5)

This is produced extremely well. The sound design in general is breathtaking

Love it! (5/5)

Really entertaining and helps my workday go by faster. I love learning about all the different topics

Too many reruns (3/5)

I love TED talks and this podcast. Guy really does an excellent job bringing the TED talks to the podcast platform. However I must air my grievances and say that I wish they would release the podcasts by season and not on a weekly basis and stop rerunning the same old podcasts time after time, after time.

Every day thing (5/5)

Blessed to have access to this podcast. I aspire to present a TED talk one day - and I know I will. Thanks, Guy. Much more success to you and the whole TED team.

Excellent (5/5)

Best podcast ever (period).

Love it (5/5)

I always appreciated catching this on NPR but could never catch the whole thing. Glad it's available as a podcast. I wish all of TED could be converted to audio only. I love TED talks but rarely have time for video, this is like an important snippet with further insight and grouping of similar topics and minds.

A real gem! (5/5)

My number 1 show each day on my long commute. Love the format and content. Cant wait for new episodes!

Odd (3/5)

Too much Israel shilling

Pretty great (4/5)

TED Radio Hour is my go-to Airport listen. Definitely in my top ten favorite podcasts

Very Interesting! (5/5)

Love how they interview multiple people with multiple angles on each topic. Gives good details about the subject of each podcast. Love TED talks but this is even better because it goes more in depth than when the people were on the TED stage. One of my favorite podcast to listen to.

Love it (5/5)

I listen everyday. Excellent stuff.

LOVE IT! (5/5)

Just wish there were more new episodes!

Amazing podcast (5/5)

Even though some of this is rebroadcasted, I may have not discovered it if it wasn't! Good work!

Love this show (5/5)

Always very thought provoking. Great show.

Very interesting! (5/5)

I am happy there is now a well put together ted podcast. Listening to individual 20 minute ted talks never went in depth enough for me but putting several talks together gives a new perspective and a great format!

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My favorite podcast (5/5)

Absolutely love this podcast! The way they weave together several talks under compelling themes is remarkable and well worth a listen. I always learn something new. Cannot state enough how great this podcast is.

Perfect (5/5)

I can't stop listening. These are so well done. Inspiring and informative

Great platform for discussion (5/5)

I love listening to this podcast with my partner. It always brings about great conversations and challenges us to think bigger.

Ted (3/5)

It would be great if you could put the speakers name in the title. It's hard to weed through the bs otherwise.

Pseudo Science (1/5)

Used to be good talks based in empirical research and evidence. Is now a feelings based pseudo science, anyone can talk and we'll take it as reality, propaganda machine.

Love it! (5/5)

I came to TED radio hour from How I Built This (I'd listen to Guy Raz interview anyone!) and I love it! Often the subjects are not something that I would think I'd find interesting but it's packaged so well that I find myself hanging on the speaker's words. Great job, NPR!

My favorite (5/5)

I listen to many podcasts, and this one is always a must listen.

Great behind-the-scenes coverage (5/5)

I love TED Talks, and these additional interviews often dive deeper into the fascinating ideas.

No old episodes (3/5)

This podcast deserves 5 stars. But I hate how they re-release old episodes

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Tickle your interest (5/5)

Every episode is as different as the next and will ignite your interest on different themes, technology, nature, human interactions, psychology, etc. A lot more fun if you connect the dots with the video online, or research works by the Presenters!

5 star (5/5)


Amazing (5/5)

Seriously one of the best produced podcasts I've ever listened to. It's hard to have such a captivating narrative week after week without sounding contrived. Would highly recommend this.

Perfect for TED Talk Lovers (5/5)

If you like TED Talks, you will love the TED Radio Hour. They summarize related, complementary TED Talks and provide additional context and follow-ups with speakers. You are introduced to a variety of ideas and researchers, enabling you to dig deeper if you wish. Great listen!

Great show (5/5)

I first stumbled on the TED Radio Hour in the car radio early one morning. It was the kind of show that makes you stay in the car after you get where you're going. I've seen video TED talks and even attended a TEDX (local version) where I live. I liked those, but prefer the radio version. The radio host, Guy Raz, does a great job of putting together excerpts on a theme. I listen to these during my morning walk and often go back and listen to shows again. Highly recommended!

Must Listen Podcast (5/5)

Informative. Witty. Excellent that someone is curating the noise of excessive TED talks.

CHIPS! (1/5)

When you crunch chips with your mouth open on air, you get an instant unsubscribe from me. Disgusting.

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Captivating and informative (5/5)

I love this podcast so much. It is so well done and the topics are very interesting. The guests are great and the host is really great at telling a story. I can't recommend this podcast enough.

Stop repeats (3/5)

It's a fantastic podcast with diverse and interesting guest. I loved listening to it whenever a new one came out. Now it is seemingly all repeats published on the feed again. I don't understand what the purpose of this is... we could scroll down the feed if we wanted to listen to older episodes. Please stop this and I will resubscribe!

Love (5/5)

Love this show. Guy raz is amazing

Obsessed (5/5)

I love everything about this podcast. Always look forward to new episodes and am never disappointed. Keep it up!!

Love, Love, Love this Podcast (4/5)

I LOVE the TED Radio hour! Guy is an amazing interviewer- he asks good questions and has a likable personality that shines through each episode. It's great to have such diversity in topics. Keep it up TED and NPR! Fridays are even better with a weekly TED Radio podcast release!!

Too many repeats (1/5)

I genuinely love this podcast series and I have listened to Every Episode! I'll delete/upgrade this review once they make one change: label repeat episodes with "(rebroadcast)" You don't have to go back and fix this in the feed. Just please add this label going forward. I get excited for new episodes and find myself disappointed by listening to adds at the top of the episode, just to find out I've already heard it. I feel like they are rebroadcasting episodes so they can continue to run adds and get funding. That's fine, but for your biggest fans, be considerate of our time and help me to skip the repeat and move onto another podcast without feeling frustrated.

Nothing new? (2/5)

Great podcast series if you don't mind them constantly using old episodes always saying new ones are on the way. It's like one new podcast for every eight rerun. You can find better podcast that actually update on a regular basis.

Very left wing, can be really interesting (3/5)

I found this podcast to be wildly left wing. They had some variety for sure but the interviews are softball "omg your so amazing" kind of interviews that left me wildly disappointed.

Have I heard this before? (2/5)

I've always been a fan of the TedTalks from NPR but I feel like a lot of the episodes I've already heard. For example 7 Deadly sins aired on May 19th 2017 was aired on February 6 2015. They're even on the same podcast list and are simply titled '7 Deadly Sins' vs 'Seven Deadly Sins'. My guess to avoid the problem of having the same file with the same name.... if NPR is having a hard time putting out content, I'd prefer them take their time on something new than putting out the same content. No Bueno.

Less politics (3/5)

When the subject is neutral the podcast is great. However the host is so far left on any subject the touches the PC culture. If they want to build an audience beyond the DNC MSNBC CNN crowd they should review the host comments for bias. Otherwise do what I do. As soon as he goes off the deep end I go to review and give it 3 then go to the next. Don't want to see the show go away only make it politics neutral.

Should you listen to this? Yes! (3/5)

Inspirational! I'm in the peace corps and I go through many struggles. This podcast gives me drive when I'm feeling low. I also love to talk about this with everyone. I even play it to locals and they love it too. The only down side is the rebroadcasts of episodes. The repeat and repeat of past shows is a big turn off

Great (5/5)

Great pod cast

There's no reason not to like it. (5/5)

Listen. Become engaged. It's worth your time.

Good sometimes... lately not so (2/5)

It seems like TED talks used to be edgy and forward seeking. When I downloaded this radio hour I was seeking an unbiased, informative, and educational source. The first and second have been strongly compromised. It seems that they are not immune to the Trump and CNN hysteria.

Inspiring (5/5)

I love listening to Ted talks in general and Ted Radio Hour makes those talks even more enjoyable diving deeper into each talk. Great job Guy and team!

All of them (5/5)

Well done.

Excellent Podcast (5/5)

This is a tremendous podcast! I highly recommend it!

Wonderful & Interesting (5/5)

The TED Radio Hour is one of the most interesting, insightful, and thought-provoking podcasts out there! Guy Raz is an impeccable host and an awesome interviewer. He is able to blend inquisitive questions with great conversation to bring out the topics.

Grade a circle jerking (1/5)

TED & NPR together to make you puke 10x as hard

Wildly on and off-target (3/5)

Many people listen to these, drinking in the theatrics, believing that they are learning. Unfortunately, these talks are about ideas, not truths. All you need to do to give a TED talk is to give a TED talk. The speakers vary trenendously in qualifications and validity.

Endlessly stuck on racism, sexism, PC preaching. (2/5)

Oh goody ANOTHER males are bad episode. Once, just ONCE! how about talking about the bigotry and violence against conservatives, whites, and males. That is the REAL bigotry today. But nope, just endless liberal causes of the past. It's not nearly as educational as it could be. If these "aren't we smart" people could just get off racism, sexism, PC crap. It's endless and amazing how many different ways they can preach the same "aren't different people great and you should stop being a racist" thing over and over. I'd love to hear a "white people are great and should be proud of their incredible history" TED hour. "Males are great" TED hour. " Christian's Are really awesome" TED Hour. But that will never happen and that in itself is extremely racist and sexist. It must be exhausting, being a liberal, constantly thinking about race and sexism, etc. constantly being preached to and constantly preaching to others, and yet feeling like your own race is terrible. But feeling superior to everyone else probably feels good too.


Amazing stories always! Please create more episodes!!

Simply incredible. (5/5)

The array of topics is enough to keep any adult interested. Very logical, well-thought out flow, very passionate speakers and guests... kudos!

Always learning (5/5)

Every episode, I not only learn something interesting, but I am also left thinking about it for weeks, months, or years after.

Love TED Hour (5/5)

Always super inspiring and insightful. I like that they have different speakers on the topics to shed light from different angles. Excellent podcast.

Informative and Interesting (5/5)

I love listening to this podcast while driving or at work. I am learning and expanding my mind while doing otherwise mundane tasks. The interviews, TED talks, and other information come together seamlessly to form a thoughtful product.

Love this Podcast (5/5)

For the curious mind that likes to wander.

I love this podcast (5/5)

That is all...


Please bring back the episode called "GETTING THERE" from June of 2014

Best of TED (5/5)

Love it

Awesome (5/5)

Thanks for the great show

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Fascinating (5/5)

This podcast is educational and entertaining. When I want to learn something new or listen to something positive, I listen to a Ted Talk.

Beautifully human! (5/5)

Thanks for bringing real, unique, and quirky stories to the table for pondering.

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Okay but annoying (3/5)

This podcast is great if you want to hear interesting TED stories on the go although they can't go as deep as the talk itself. Honestly, the reason why I stopped listening was the host and how every episode he says "(Speaker name) picks it up from the TED stage.." It's that and I feel like he says the same things over and over, doesn't feel fresh.

Love love love! (5/5)

This is forever one of my favorite podcasts! It's great to hear TED talks on their own but they're so much more meaningful and better received when spoken about in depth with the speakers as is done here. I've learned about so many different topics and people that I wouldn't have otherwise so thank you!!

Guy Raz, he doesn't understand pronouns (1/5)

There are some interesting bits and pieces in this podcast and I appreciate some of the editing that goes into weeding through the huge number of pieces but 'Guy, he' as I have come to know him has the same inflection and the same really annoying redundant use of pronouns that make me want to turn off the radio whenever this is on. Pronoun use, just another nerd right? No, it is just part of the dulling spray 'Guy, he' administers.

The best of the best (5/5)

I look forward to these and enjoy commentary between the guest and host! It is my favorite podcast in here!

Great ideas (4/5)

This podcast is perfect for someone who loves Ted Talks but is too busy to self-curate the thousands of amazing talks out there. I love that the episodes are built around a theme, so I know exactly what I'm getting. Wonderful podcast.

This is Great (5/5)

Continue the great work TED!

Love it (5/5)

So good

Brilliant (5/5)

I'm addicted.

The best podcast! (5/5)


Favorite podcast (5/5)

With so many TED talks available to listen to or watch, this has been a great way to hear so many voices joined together for different themes. This has been a staple in my podcast feed. I haven't met an episode I didn't like.

Some put me to sleep.... (3/5)

I love the concept of TED Talks but they seem to be running out of interesting subjects & people. Still listening and hope I come across a few that change my mind.

Great (5/5)

Awesome pod cast, not updated often enough but plenty of content to keep you busy

Fascinating, Brilliantly Informative, Addicte (5/5)

I can not say enough how much I love this podcast. I'm a big fan.

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Never without a story (5/5)

The Ted Radio Hour always teaches me something new, but even better: it provides at least one story to share about a current event, topical subject, or fascinating experience.

Sometimes lacks depth (3/5)

I love a lot of these podcasts. But while the topics always seem interesting, I sometimes feel like the information in the actual podcast is not very insightful.

irritating interjections (2/5)

I agree with some of the comments below that the personal interjections are annoying and should be discarded. Guy Raz's voice grates on my nerves -- the squeaks and falsettos he employs sound completely unnatural. Just talk, Guy, and stop trying to sound like an enthusiastic teenage girl.

Great Podcast! (5/5)

Lots of variety and interesting information!

Two thumbs up (5/5)

Important, smart topics!

Like a mini college course in each ep (5/5)

I love the edited and condensed way TED talks are shared around a topic. I feel smarter after every episode.

Love it (5/5)

Great topics. Always thought provoking.

Too subjective on human uncertainties (2/5)

Overall it's good for a coffee break, however the information is very little over almost a whole hour of talking. Plus I personally think it's too subjective in terms of human uncertainties.

No (1/5)

Just no

Great compilations, great host! (5/5)

I really enjoy the topical approach and the way the producers extract relevant threads from a variety of TED Talks. New food for thought always comes from every episode! Guy is the perfect host for this show and I enjoy his enthusiasm for the oft-quirky subject matter.

TED videos are amazing (5/5)

Everyone should watch TED Videos. They are amazing.

Love it! (5/5)

Honestly I'm a small town kid, with a wide mind. I have always loved watching documentaries on just about anything! And after listening to music, and getting sick of the same songs over and over again. I find this a much better way to make my hour and a half commute fly by! I wish I would have found this stuff 3 years ago

Koch Industries (2/5)

I unsubscribed when Koch Industries became an advertiser. Let people know when you ditch them so I can come back.

What is Love? The Digital Industrial Revolution (4/5)

If the reason we love is that we want to connect with people with similar genes to us & the reason we grieve is that we mourn the death of people with similar genes to us, why do I love my dog & my adoped cousin of a different race & mourn the death of my horse? Just because something can't be empirically measured doesn't mean that it's not there.

Makes Traffic Bearable (5/5)

My commute in the morning to school takes at least 50 minutes to an hour. I've also always wanted to listen to more TED talks, but the time to do so and the commitment to the subject makes me actually have to sit and watch. While TED radio hour condenses a few talks into a 50+ minute themed show. This is just perfect for me! If I get interested in any talks, I can refer to the full length videos.

Love the show (5/5)

Just a quick note to tell you I wait each week with great anticipation to hear TED Radio Hour. I so appreciate the variety of topics, the indepth research, hearing the full story. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Oops (1/5)

Was a regular listener for many months. Stopped today when I listened to advertising for KOCH INDUSTRIES and big banking. Done. Bye Felicia.

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Good stuff (5/5)

Very dependable. Well thought out and delivered. I don't have time to sort through the massive number of TED Talks. I appreciate someone doing it for me and sorting them intelligently by topics.

Love this show. (5/5)

decisions decisions decisions is my ultimate favorite episode. Guy doesn't understand the idea of Open Source but that's okay, its not an easy concept for non techies

Awesome (5/5)

Information and entertaining.

Lit up my day! (5/5)

Started my day with "Painfully funny". Loved every bit of it! This is going to be a part of my morning routine from now on.

Solid Podcast (4/5)

This is another TED podcast that is pretty great and formatted more like a This American Life or a Snap Judgment episode. It's a weekly show centered around a specific theme based off of Ted Talks given on the Ted stage. They include several talks in every episode, so there is a nice variety to it. I still like Snap Judgement, This American Life, Radiolab and similar podcasts better though.

Needs new episodes! (5/5)

I listen to 10 podcasts a day at work and I've listened to all of them, will there be more to come?

Guy Raz is one of the best interviewers alive (5/5)

It truly is a collection of thoughts worth spreading

Growing old (2/5)

I am getting so tired of every podcast needing to spin some rehash of their political ideology. Anyone who listens to NPR has heard the struggles of gays and muslims 1000 times before. TED is great at bringing something new to the table. How original is it to get people to say if you make them laugh they will listen while spending 10 minutes talking about how certain groups have had a hard road. Hell the second interview all but said she was sick of it as well. Help spread ideas not already beat to death. You have done it in the past.

Such a great show! (5/5)

This show is informative, funny, sad, well-thought out. Love it. Always learning something new from this podcast. Definitely recommend! :)

👍 (5/5)

Simply the best podcast available.

Trash with Awesome Potential (2/5)

Great production values and interesting topics. But the narratives seem to be so ... political, or ideological ... that it takes away from great potential. Last few episodes are glorious reminders of why the NEA should be abolished. And no, I did t vote for Trump.

Puts me to sleep (5/5)

I love this podcast. I started listening to this podcast cause I have a hard time getting to sleep, and I love listening to stories. This ended up being the perfect solution for both. I end up falling to sleep before it's over but have to go back and finish the podcast later for the rest of the story.

Ted talks (5/5)

Great synthesis of brilliant Ted Talks!

One of My Favorites (5/5)

I love hearing the back story and the interviews with the TED presenters.

Terrific content (5/5)

Interesting speakers and ideas.

Ideas Worth Sharing (5/5)

I love TED Radio Hour. It is a low-bandwidth, audio-only alternative to TED talks and the segments are predictably around 10 minutes, making it excellent for my walks to and from campus. Guy's expert narration provides excellent context and continuity. I listen to it almost daily (until my feed empties, at least) and it just gives so much inspiration -- insight into people, biotechnological developments, communication, psychology, all of which are highly useful and salient to our lives and near-future trends. As a college student, I would like to say thanks for inspiring generations young and old to be compassionate bridgers of divides, creative thinkers and diverse dreamers, outreaching collaborators, believers for what is possible for individuals and communities to accomplish. TED is what the world needs. TED Radio Hour has made it all the more accessible and complete. Now if we could only get more conservatives listening...

Always interesting (5/5)

If you've got an hour, it's worth it. Weaves slices of TED Talks with commentary and leaves you with a perspective you likely didn't have when you began listening!

Educational and entertaining (5/5)

This podcast has never let me down. It's always as my title suggests

NOPE (1/5)

Absolutely cannot stand the guy who hosts this podcast. Dude like people don't talk like this. Like immediately it's a NOPE and unsubscribe

Great way to stay up on current research (5/5)

Interesting speakers, entertaining narratives - I always learn something new.

Been listening for a while (5/5)

Guy is great, editing is great, stories and very well put together and great content. Keep them coming!

Good (5/5)


Great podcast (5/5)

Great topics, great host.

Out with the new, Back with the old please! (3/5)

I LOVED this podcast for quite some time - it was actually what got me into listening to podcast, so it doesnt feel great to write a negative review. One of my biggest problems is the drumming up of old episodes with no new content added, and without it saying REPEAT in the description. Also the the sounds effects and music and goofiness take away from the inspiring messages. Stop with the over production. It was great before.

My connection to real life issues (5/5)

This is one of my fave podcasts. Guy Raz has a great voice that I don't get tired of listening. Plus the topics are real interesting.

Love this podcast (5/5)

Each episode always comes with something new and interesting

So much Information (5/5)

I can't say enough about this Podcast. I love almost every topic. I have an hour and a half drive at least once a week and this podcast gets me to and from easily. I always have something interesting to add to a conversation based on what I have learned on this podcast. Thank you. Debbie - Oregon

The bomb (5/5)

This is such an entertaining show. I'm amazed and fascinated while listening!

Dedicated listener (5/5)

Love this podcast!

Always a Pleasure (5/5)

This podcast never disappoints me! I am always learning and understand how amazing this world is and the people who are inspired to do more!

✌🏼👀 (5/5)


Ok (1/5)

Not very original, but not too unoriginal either!

Always a great listen (5/5)

I've been a fan of TED for a while but sometimes I don't have time to watch everything so I turned to this podcast. It's great and goes indent the issues and topics of the day. I've enjoyed listening and am loving forward to more to come!

Great podcast (5/5)

I listen to this on the bus every time one comes out. It is one of my favorite podcasts. It keeps you interested while also teaching you important things you probably don't know.

Yes hourly tedex (5/5)

Trully virtually realistically famous and extraordinary.

Great podcast! (5/5)

Always interesting. Lots of driveway moments.

Incredible And Revolutionary (5/5)

Truly changed my perspective on life listening to episodes on topics such as compassion. The way that Guy Raz approaches one topic from such different angles through interviewing people from different backgrounds is both thought provoking and highly entertaining. Incredibly done and produced.

I like it (5/5)

Original and wide range of talks.

Very cool (5/5)

Very worthwhile

Thank you! (5/5)

For keeping me sane. I will need you for the next 4 years! I love how you guys interact with each other too. It makes a heavy world a bit lighter.

Best Podcast (5/5)

This is my favorite, look forward to each new podcast.

Super informative (5/5)

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Inspirational!!! LOVE (5/5)

Great for plane rides/road trips

The well is dry (1/5)

The show has clearly run out of interesting ted speakers to interview and has turned to second hand, pseudoscientific speakers with touchy-feely stories not backed by evidence. Pain is a cause and not a symptom, please. Race isn't a good diagnostic tool, they literally talked about cystic fibrosis in the segment. Guy lets way too many overstatements go unchecked and doesn't ask the hard questions to his guests. After 3 years I'm unsubscribing but in this political climate this show is normalizing "alternative facts" and that's not okay.

Great Podcast similar to radiolab (5/5)

If you like technology and cool groundbreaking subjects taught in interesting way check this out. Guy does a good job at narrating complicated subject matters. Similar to radiolab my favorite podcast

Road trip delight (5/5)

My husband and I have been road tripping for the past 2 months and always enjoy listening to Ted Radio Hour. Keeps us very entertained and gives us new topics to discuss on the open road.

Thoughtful and inspiring (5/5)

Great topics and I love how you can follow up on the the topics you really like by checking out the corresponding TED presentations.


seriously. stop. If I wanted to listen to an old one I would just redownload it. the fact is, I don’t want to listen to an old one. it keeps making me think there is a new one and then lets me down and makes me mad. just stop. when you have a new episode, post it. you don’t need to cycle through old episodes every week. this is not a 90s sitcom. edit: they are still re posting episodes! WHY!!!!???!?!?! it makes your feed sooooooo confusing!! You have a high quiality monthly podcast, DONT act like you are weekly its totally fine to be a mothly thing.

reruns (1/5)

It appears NPR has quit producing new TED radio hour shows and podcasts.

Way too many old episodes (1/5)

I used to really like this podcast but all the rebroadcasts are clogging up my podcast feed/ phone memory. Time to delete.

Great pod (5/5)

Love the topics, how its stuff you sometimes dont think about and the human side with biographical interpretations of the topics.

Nothing like it (5/5)

Flawless and endlessly valuable

Love this! (5/5)

Skillfully weaved talks and speakers on a unified topic. I am getting to the point I eagerly await each new weekly episode

Mind Expanding (5/5)

I always learn something and stretch my mind when listening!

Absolutely Love IT ! (5/5)

I just started listening to podcasts and have gotten addicted to the ted radio hour. I listen to it every day and it is great instead of listening to music or if your just doing something and I have dtarted to listen to them instead of netflix or youtube. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

One of my favorites (5/5)

Quality show

Great listening (5/5)

Definitely in my top 20 podcasts! Interesting and educational.

Great way to get up to date on what's going on in various fields (5/5)

Great show!

Great radio station (5/5)

Awesome way to listen to very helpful stories and advice.

Wonderful Show! (5/5)

Guy might be my spirit animal. He's upbeat but calm and does a great job of engaging his guests. The talks correspond nicely with weekly themes. Strongly recommended.

Awesome (5/5)

I would give it 100 stars if it were possible. I hear this every time I have a moment alone. 😊

Content and flow (5/5)

The pace and artistic format of this podcast tailor and prescribe the material in a way our minds during this time period in society can digest. Thank you for doing so with grace and mastery.

Inspiring and thought provoking (5/5)

Inspiring and thought provoking

A go-to on my list (5/5)

This podcast does a great job combining multiple talks on a single topic.

Well curated thinkspace (4/5)

Thanks for this podcast. I always enjoy listening to new TED radio hour episodes. Every time I leave with a new perspective on / idea about life. If only these podcasts came more regularly, and with fewer rebroadcast episodes.

Love the show (5/5)

Love the show and I'm always learning!

Intellectually Stimulating (5/5)

Favorite podcast! I'm new to this podcast so the reposting of old episodes actually helps me decide what episodes to listen to, although I hope for consistently new content as address by the other reviews.

One of the best podcasts for commuting. (5/5)


Listen (5/5)

love this podcast and Guy. always informative and the interviews with the TED speakers go much more in depth. great supplement to the talks themselves

Never anything new. (1/5)

TED has tons of content so it makes no sense to keep playing reruns. It's great if you've never heard these, but prepare to become disheartened after a short while when they start downloading the same episodes over and over. Also, the host's voice makes me want to hurt innocent creatures.

love it (5/5)

i listen to dozens of podcasts but this is my top-five, never miss an episode.

Thought-provoking (5/5)

I enjoy how the TED Radio Hour leaves me thinking critically about topics that I may have otherwise given little to no attention. This is an effective and valuable adaptation of live TED Talks into a format that can be easily enjoyed on the go.

Way too fast (2/5)

I can't listen as fast as these recordings go. I'd love to hear them at normal speed. It's most unpleasant listening, which is really a shame.

As much TED as I can handle (4/5)

TED talks are hit or miss for me, so it's great to have an edited, more conversational style presentation of what the speakers are trying to convey. I agree with other reviewers' frustrations with the reposted past episodes, but my only real complaint is the heavy-handed editing. For my ears, the constant jumping around is a little exhausting for a ~60minute show.

Great show! (5/5)

Interesting all the time and easy to listen too.

It is TED! (5/5)

The show, the Host? It's is a fabulous way to multitask!! Listen while you work, drive, clean, shop.... so good!!

A Good Listen (4/5)

Usually interesting and often entertaining.

No More Repeats! (3/5)

I give this podcast five stars until the starting rebroadcasting all the old episodes numerous times. The content is fantastic but it is super annoying to download what you thinks is an 'new' episode only to find it has been replayed three times already. Just don't add anything if it isn't new. If I wanted to re-listen, I would.

Helping to create a better world (5/5)

I love this podcast. It is so thoughtfully done and incredibly inspiring. It truly makes me strive each day to be a better mom, wife, and person. I plan on using it with my students and my children to teach them values and educate them about the world. If more people listen to this podcast the world to be a much better place. Guy is an outstanding host an individual. Thank you for providing this podcast.

great content and great timing! worth every minute to listen. (5/5)

fantastic information for everyone to hear; an essential collection after this crazy, emotional, sad, angry, depressing, & resentful election/year. all sides would do well with a little more listening before reacting! 🤙🤙🤙

Love it. (5/5)

Always interesting.

Great show!!! (5/5)

Really enjoy listening to these talks! So much interesting ideas!

Brings me to tears (5/5)

What a wonderful podcast. I never write reviews but Malcolm Gladwell deserves one. Looking forward to more episodes.

So much goodness! (5/5)

It seems like the best of Ted talks in bite size and with more context.

I learn something new every time I listen (5/5)

I LOVE this podcast. Every time there is a moment of new understanding or learning that has me sharing with others and driving new insight into myself and others. It is the perfect mix of TED and NPR; introducing new ideas or reconstructions of old ideas with the "back story" of the presenter. It's like going to a TED event and having a conversation with a presenter. And to top it off, they actually combine different talks into a coherent topic furthering your understanding of the "whole story". Just OUTSTANDING work.

Guy Raz - keep it going (5/5)

I am a fan of Ted speeches, and Ted Radio Hour is like one stop shop for all topics. Guy has an unique way of interviewing the guests and sounds inherently a happy and curious host... I listen to this podcast just to experience Guy's way of presenting things... good job

i'm addicted (5/5)

its the best of TED in the most enjoyable compliation and format. listen to it almost daily.

My favorite podcast (5/5)

I listen to this a least once a day.

Guy Raaz! (5/5)

He is such a phenomenal interviewer, always very prepared, and does a great job at making both the listener and interviewee feel comfortabe.

Multiple repeats (3/5)

These podcasts are fantastic -- sort through and synthesize the best ted talks out there! However, for the past 8-12 months there have been very few new episodes. By subscribing to this, I keep getting old podcasts downloaded. Please try to make new podcasts more often.

Great way to get TED without watching the talks. (5/5)

I love this podcast, I'm on my third listen through them all. Guy does an amazing job combining TED talks into one podcast!

TED to go (5/5)

Love to be able to hear so many TED talks on my way to work or running. I always liked them but video can be time consuming. Thank you for this incredible podcast!

Great Talk (5/5)

This was very insightful. I'm glad I listened.

Ted (5/5)

Great app! Thanks for all the great news . Guy Rozz is awesome

Great podcast - needs one addition (5/5)

This does an excellent job at capturing the essence of TED talks and the interviews are very well done, which adds a lot of value to the talks. Podcast owners, please add details to episode description to include a list of the speakers and topics in each episode. Thanks!

Love Ted (5/5)

Great podcast. Every episode is worth listening to.

Amazing (5/5)

Beautifully produced. I am a fan of this, and prefer more than just a few professors sitting there talking. Thank you for the effort. The rebroadcasts are new to me, so I am enjoying them, but I must agree with others that it is annoying when they aren't new to the subscriber. Thanks for outstanding podcast!

So so (2/5)

Reposting of old episodes is killing me. When This American Life does the same thing, it doesn't bother me. I realized it's because i just don't like TRH as much.

My go-to podcast (5/5)

Always interesting, combines great speakers in relevant ways to original topics. My favorite regular podcast!

The original! (4/5)

The first podcast to get me into podcasts. Editing is wonderful, Guy Raz has a charming interview style, and the topics are interesting and fresh. Just wish old episodes weren't reuploaded so often. We can just wait for the new ones!

dianamexico (5/5)

The work you do, Guy &Ted Radio Hour team, on amplifying the voices of people making a difference for the betterment of all that we are part of, is of great great value.. ThankYou!

Great pod. (5/5)


Adaptation (5/5)

I have a long commute, and the TED Radio Hour podcast has been just the thing to keep my spirits up in traffic - the perfect balance of information AND inspiration.


Amazing job TED team!

Always holds my interest the entire episode (5/5)

Guy Raz sounds like Fred Armisen's "Peter" on Portlandia and I love it.

Worth staying in the car till the end! (5/5)

Find myself surprised by how many good ideas are out of which I had no idea.

Developmental (5/5)

Very insightful discussion.

Stimulate your mind by listening to this PODcast! (5/5)

I love this PODcast and listen every week. The curated topics and pulling together of different talks is great! Many times it makes me go listen to the full talks and get more out of them if I had not first heard about them through TEd Talk Radio. This show triggers my curiosity button and provides me with lots of great tidbits of info to share with family and friends. I've recommended it to sooooo many people and will continue to do so.

No more reposts. (1/5)

I love this podcast but I have stopped listening to it because most of the "new posts" are just old ones that get reposted. I can't remember by the title if I have already listened to the new posts or not and it's too much work to listen and figure it out. Stop reposting old podcasts and I'll start listening again.

Ted Radio Hour (5/5)

Love the show!!!!

The good and the ok (3/5)

The individual segments are generally interesting, but the host's delivery is distracting.

Good listening (5/5)


Stop recycling old episodes!!!! (1/5)

Stop recycling old episodes!!!

Koch (1/5)

It is shameful that this podcast is sponsored by Koch. I work for a small family business training leaders in storytelling. Koch solicited us to work with them and we said NO. We need ever gig that comes our way, but we care about who we work with and who we support.

Yet another NPR win (5/5)

If you love TEDtalks then this is right up your alley! They comb through the annals to come up with themed shows where they feature snippets of multiple related TEDtalks to form one amazing thematic episode.

Great way to learn new things (5/5)

I enjoy listening to this podcast because I always learn new things from interesting people

Best in all (5/5)

Best of NPR. Guy rockz!

Love this Show! (5/5)

My favorite pod by far!

Great Show (5/5)

'EEE' Entertaining, Educational Easy to listen to. Guy does a great job. Good background music and sound affects. I really enjoy listening to this at bedtime. Helps me to forget the distractions and 'noise' of the day. This is by far, my favorite podcast, esp. since there are no cuss words. Thanks for a great show.

Excellent exploration of topics (5/5)

I thoroughly enjoy diving into a topic more thoroughly and exploring the connections between ideas. Keep up the great work.

Good Content, Not Happy about Rebroadcasts (2/5)

I really do love the content of this show, but it is pretty annoying when I have to sort through all these episodes that are rebroadcasts, a lot of them which are not marked as such, and figure out which ones I haven't listened to. People are smart enough to just start from the beginning if they are new listeners and we are also smart enough to realize that rebroadcasting is not you making new content on a regular basis. Please keep making new content and better manage how you are posting episodes.

Love your podcast (5/5)

I listen to you guys every day. Keep up the good work!

Beyond Addictive (5/5)

I LOVE this podcast. So much important information from some of the smartest and well educated people on the planet. Once you hear one you will want to listen to them all. I can't say enough about how great this show is and leading the topics with Guy Raz is a home run. One of the best hosts in the business.

Exceptional (5/5)

Inspirational, motivating, and always learn something new. Just the right amount of time given for each podcast. They do a great job at TED Talks of selecting the speakers as well. -Edward Giangrosso

What happened to TED? (1/5)

The TED talks I grew up on were enlightening, fascinating, abstract and mind blowing. They made me think about the future in an optimistic way because the speakers BRAVELY covered topics that challenged the status quo. The TED radio hour is not like that at all, and from what I can tell, neither are current day TED talks. This show focuses only on science and technology, and it reduces the human experience down to neural firings and brain chemicals. From this perspective of the show, nothing in the universe holds any meaning outside of hard data, calculations, and algorithms. So anything related to philosophy, the humanities, religion, etc are big no no's and are almost laughed at as silly. The host Guy Roz is one of the hardest speakers to endure. To me he exemplifies the neo liberal atheist nerds that have far too much influence in today's world. TED needs to get its priorities straight and bring back the wonder into their cold scientific talks. I'm not anti-science, but I am against people who push a materialist agenda and ridicule abstract thinking.

Incredibly interesting (5/5)

What else is there to say.

Love this show (5/5)

This is how I listen to all my ted talks. If they interest me and I want to see them in their full I go find the video. Guy does such a great job interviewing them and gives us another layer of insight.

TED Radio Hour rocks it! (5/5)

The TED Radio Hour is one of my favorite podcasts. Guy Raz is fantastic, and the editing and audio are seamless. As a podcaster myself, I appreciate well done shows, and The TED Radio Hour delivers quality sound, awesome stories, expert production, and incredibly consistent content that never ceases to entertain and inform. Thank you!

Sweet collection of the videos you don't have time to watch! (5/5)

This is a smart collective of the best TED talks. Thematic relevant, this podcast delivers a nice collection of ideas that are always inspirational and thought-provoking.

Always good, sometimes great (5/5)

The Extrasensory episode was touching.

Love listening! (5/5)

Keep up the good work!

starr (5/5)

So glad I found this!! Thank you! one of my favorites!!

Wonderful! (5/5)

This is my favorite podcast of all time. I always learn something, the music and the voices are soothing and I love it!

Must have (5/5)

2 year listener of podcasts. Favorites are Radiolab, Reply All, and Freakonomics. TED Radio Hour instantly in my top 5. Sucker for classical music ambience.

Great but... (3/5)

It's very good but old podcasts are too frequently reposted. I need new stuff!!

Amazing (5/5)

Can't find a better pod cast. Everything has scientific backing.

Podcast Listener (5/5)

This is a smart and interesting podcast. highly reccomended A++

Great (5/5)

One of my top three favorite podcasts.

Excellent Illumination of Issues and Topics (5/5)

I look forward to each new episode - well-researched with thoughtful interviews.

Old episode makes it out of time (2/5)

The tech is changing fast... hot and new topic two years ago sounds like very basic conceptions today... it is silly to listen it again for one hour.

Love this podcast! (5/5)

I really enjoy this podcast, the information presented is always relevant and interesting.

Awesome (5/5)

Easily one of the best podcasts out there.

I'm guy Raz (4/5)

Good podcast. Guy Raz loves to say his name, which I didn't understand until I said Guy Raz. Who doesn't love to say Guy Raz? I'm Guy Raz. Say it enough and it turns into Gahraz. Gehruz. Girazz. I'm Gyrahz. Guy Raz. I'm Guy Raz.

Genius way to digest TED and expertly produced (5/5)

This podcast is such a gift. Thank you!

Love these, thank you! (5/5)

This is my best podcast discovery yet! I listen a few times a week on the way to work. The format is great, good content variety, and nice host! Thank you for these. And keep them coming!

Thanks! (5/5)

This podcast is entertaining and educational and every new episode makes my day. Keep them coming!

Very insightful (5/5)

On of the greatest podcast for the intellectuals out there

Favorite! (5/5)

I have been listening to this podcast for years. I'm not much of a reviewer but I felt like I should give a little back. This podcast is great. I love TED talks. I binge watch them and have seen some of the ones included on the podcast before I even hear the podcast but I love how the NPR team threads stories together into themes. I moved to a remote place for a summer and didn't have access to podcasts very often so I kinda stopped listening. A year later I came back to them and listen while I work or go for walks, and I was reminded how much this particular podcast gets me really thinking about things. Not just what the podcast is about either. I start noticing things in my own life just because of what I had been thinking about after spending time listening to the ideas shared on the podcast. I become more interactive with my own life after spending time thinking about the ideas presented in this podcast. The benefit and enjoyment is immeasurable. Highly recommended. Even the reruns are great because we are a new person every day so each time I hear a repeated podcast, I think about it with a different perspective. I find new bits to relate to. In addition to the information, the production is really clean, well thought out and orchestrated, and beautifully wrought. Really wonderful podcast.

What a great program! (5/5)

I just found it...

Continue to recycle an old one (2/5)

I would have rated this podcast five star if they produce new episode enough. Have been listening to this podcast for several years, and would wait for months until to find a new episode nowadays.

A catch-all go-to podcast (5/5)

Guy has a great voice, the topics are random, but quite profound and important to dicuss. My one and only quam is that it sometimes seems to be pro-science over faith/religion. But it's real, honest, and usually quite fun :)