Aggregated reviews for TED Talks Daily

Every weekday, TED Talks Daily brings you the latest talks in audio. Join host and journalist Elise Hu for thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable — from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between — given by the world's leading thinkers and creators. With TED Talks Daily, find some space in your day to change your perspectives, ignite your curiosity, and learn something new.

Meh (1/5)

15 minutes of drivel. Get people without annoying voices

Used to be great (1/5)

Now, all they talk about is mostly social justice topics...🙄

Revolutionary Power of Thought (4/5)

I would give this show a 5 out of 5 if not for the Revolutionary power of thought episode. Normally I like to write down at least on thing I learned or one cool fact from each episode, but I didn’t even understand what the speaker was talking about. It was very confusing and I couldn’t find a linear story to listen to. Disappointing Ted Talk

Revolutionary power of thought (4/5)

Normally I’m a big fan of this podcast. However, the 10/25/19 episode about revolutionary power of thought seemed very disjointed and confusing. I’m not understand where the speaker is going yet, and I’m 12 minutes in. This is only my perception, so take it with a grain of salt.

Never disappointed (5/5)

Even the ones I’m not particularly interested in have something to offer.

Deceptive (1/5)

The talk about “a new origin of life” was really about some fanatic wanting to rant about climate change. Pathetic!

Fantastic (5/5)

A great podcast with terrific speakers. Thanks.

Pedo supporters (1/5)

Ted y’all = pedo supporters

Too racy (1/5)

They get off topic and seem to provoke racier topics often..not sure unless they have a liberal hidden agenda whereas learning used to be They also very left leaning political and won’t stop harping on climate change

Great podcast, but takes too much storage (1/5)

The podcast is great as expected, however, each episode downloads as a separate entity. If you delete the podcast, it won’t delete all episodes previously downloaded, so you’re forced to delete each episode one-by-one. I have 235 episodes to delete. I guess that’s what I get for not listening everyday! Haha. Oh well... won’t be resubscribing. 👋🏻

Almost all episodes are politically driven (1/5)

These are not for opening your mind. They go up on stage to tell you that what you believe is wrong and that they believe is right. “Do as I say, not as I do”

How to get your brain to focus review (5/5)

This Ted Talk was a new way, for me at least, to look at how we process information. I always knew cell phones affected our attention span but never knew just how deep it really was. I believe this Ted Talk was catered to millennials and Generation Z members as we have the most phone users. It also can apply to anyone that uses a smartphone. The information in this Ted Talk is credible and the information is up to date. To me, this Ted Talk was not the least bit entertaining but it was very informal. The subject matter was not entertaining, but the presenter did have a charismatic way of getting his points across.

Its okay. (3/5)

Its okay

Too political (3/5)

Their leftist agenda is over the top. And that is coming from a liberal.

More updates (4/5)

Love the wide range of topics. Only growth would be, update more often.

Smart and Inspirational (5/5)

I love the wide range of subjects and always learn something new

Everything ...addiction (5/5)

As an addict with 30 of “recovery”. I want to say in my 60 years of existence and cultural experience I agree with this talk. It is a vital to the addict to bond with human connections. A loving social culture is vital to a healthy self image and being able to love others. It is so true and so needed in USA (sick) culture of loneliness. I think it is also related to the mass shootings here.

Ted talks on podcasts (3/5)

These pod casts are great but they are way too short on YouTube ted talks are hour or two long . But on here they average only 15 minutes.

Trash (1/5)

What is this hearing this made me wasn’t to smash my phone

👍👍👍👍 (5/5)

I love this podcast, it is so good and diverse!

Overlooked (5/5)

Excellent. What a novel idea yet so simple.

Really?!? (1/5)

In my naivety, I thought news shows would actually depict newsworthy ideas and perspectives. This is one big outlet where thinking:perspective is so far screwed that it’s difficult find the middle ground. It shouldn’t be so challenging to obtain factual, unbiased information. There are facts and there are opinions. I would simply like to facts. This change in documentation started in the late 90’s when Ted Turner bought CNN. As soon as ONE person controls the news output there is no longer news but biased based reporting. I was in high school when Ted took over, this was my fear and it has become a reality.

Great (5/5)

Bob Inglis’ episode is what we all need to hear

Volume??? (1/5)

Great podcast, but the editors turn the volume down for the talks. The intros are loud, then you have to crank up the volume for the talk.

Podcasts are my favorite! (5/5)

Love these short stories of hope and inspiration! Thank you!

Quality Content & Ideas for Consideration (5/5)

Ceaselessly wonderful and inspiring talks, which present a variety of perspectives and topics. I couldn’t recommend this podcast more!

love (5/5)

love these ted talks they are the best

Looking for smart podcasts? Not here. (1/5)

What a disappointment. I would expect more from this platform. So far left that it is silly. A sad statement on current America.

nauseatingly left (1/5)

I'm a liberal myself, but its pretty obvious and annoying that they're trying to push their beliefs on the listeners. Get a more politically diverse production staff, we like to see issues from multiple point of views not just yours.

Sometimes Great (1/5)

Mostly bad. Is the 50/50 ratio of empirical science to race & gender talks related to whomever is curating this podcast? Or is that a trend for TED in general? The feed this week literally contained more immigrant stories than accredited researchers. I’m a liberal female and the political posturing of this podcast is turning even me off. Do I not get a human sciences podcast anymore??

I love this podcast! (5/5)

I am new to podcasts and do not listen to allot of them as I am still finding ones I like. However I found “On purpose” and I’m in love! I get so excited whenever there is a new episode.

😀😃 (5/5)

Ok so I am in love with this podcast.

Hhh (5/5)


Super annoying and cliché (1/5)

A lot of the talks I’ve been getting notifications for are superficial and the people TED interviews push their ideas as if they’ve made some “HUGE revelation” about life and it’s become really annoying. Even though most of the population is already aware of what those interviewed are talking about. I mean really? “don’t give as a moral obligation, give as pleasure”. It’s so obvious. Do I really need to waste 30+ minutes of my time listening to a thought that can come just as easily to anyone else in this world. Sorry it’s just been too long without TED talks and NPR getting some criticism. I mean it just too catch-phrasey, too close to becoming dogma or ideology propaganda, and it’s why I’ve unsubscribed. People telling me how to live my life is outdated and annoying. Overtime, it’s infuriating. I like listening to new and actually innovating and genuine ideas, not oversimplified BS.

I’m the Nerd Kid (5/5)

I like watching all the Ted Talks especially Ted Talks Technology! And guess what. I’m a kid! My parents are actually telling me to stop watching them because I should enjoy life as a kid!

Not what I expected (1/5)

I was hoping for scientific discovery, innovations and new technology that would interest me like the big talks on YouTube. Not at all what this is. These talks are boring, pointless, unexciting and unscientific. Don’t bother

Speaker recommendation! (4/5)

Ben Shapiro from the Daily Wire!! I can almost guarantee you that it’ll be one of the most listened to and/or watched with TED.

Great Ted Talks (5/5)

Perfect ted talk lengths for my commute and very informative.

Capturing (5/5)

This podcast captures my attention and makes me thing “ what’s going to happen next?” It is also giving me information I never knew before! I highly recommend it

I can’t use it,and I don’t know why. (4/5)

😰That’s so sad.

Hi, there. (5/5)

I try to listen TED TALK every day. I have offer to you. Could you add SUBTITLES as a text. Because, my English language is like ESL. I try to catch difficult pronounce of speaker what are they saying... Thanks.

America’s Forgotten Working Class (5/5)

This episode touched me as an impoverished mom. It encouraged me to look outside the barriers put in place to keep me and mine trapped in poverty.

Some good, most biased (2/5)

Definitely some really good topics and insights, as well as some objective talks but way too many biased speakers and lectures. Sure, some of those use stats and figures too but they spin or misrepresent them to fit a certain agenda. Overall, would not recommend.

Too much victimology (3/5)

Too much BS trying to convince me of how racist or sexist this country is and how much privilege I have. Time to move on .

Yes! It working! (5/5)

I sincerely enjoyed the extended talk with Ray Kurzweil. Thank you for trying something new with Ted Talks, and I hope there will be more in the future.

Waste of time (1/5)

I listened to the “Spanish Flu” pod cast. After 20 minutes of an hour podcast I learned that one of the guys on the show was sick and they were going on tour in the pacific NW. Also, why the pandemic was called the Spanish flu. I pulled up Wikipedia and read it in less than 10 min. I finished the podcast waiting for some piece of new information. Nothing. 1 hour later, I learned nothing more than what I read in Wikipedia. It was just two guys rambling about themselves and the same information over and over. It’s puzzling to me that people listen to this. They should try to keep more on track about the subject.

Politically biased (1/5)

I would love to hear topics discussed without a political slant.

Gone downhill due to SJWs (2/5)

I used to LOVE TED talks. Even though I didn't agree with some of the speakers they were always very fair and cordial, but now it seems like half of the speakers are radical SJWs that just go off on virtue signaling rants on how they are right and anyone that disagrees is an EVIL racist, sexist bigot. The SJW fascists are taking over on this show now and that makes me sad that it has fallen so far in the ditch. God forbid you are a straight white male listening to this..they pretty much consider you satan incarnate.

Some good some terrible (1/5)

Generally listening to these I’m looking for fact based talks or ideas that are world changing. However a lot of times speakers will tout their views predominantly in the political sense that are rooted in fallacy. One speaker arguing for climate change was speaking of confirmation bias saying “87 percent of scientists believe in climate change” but in reality only 6% of scientists are in fact conservative. This demonstrates a confirmation bias that is very important in this debate, but I digress. It boxes one in by their perceptions given the authority of the infallible “TED” talk.

Amazing (5/5)

My teacher shows them every day on YouTube and I love them

Love the show but.... (5/5)

Love the show but STOP playing old episodes! I’m tired of the old get it off your chests and old donkey of the days smh

Always relevant (5/5)

Great stuff as usual

Varied (5/5)

Short and varied. The most appropriate duration for a podcast. I usually listen to 4-5 at a time.

I (3/5)

Zeroes code Z yes we will do us your

Ok if you’re in a pinch (2/5)

It’s ok but I think daily Ted talks is too much. The talks don’t seem to be heavily vetted so some are pretty bad.

Generally thought-provoking, sometimes misses the mark (1/5)

I enjoy the wide range of topics presented on this podcast. Some are absolutely terrific while some miss the mark. Today’s podcast had the promise to be great, but failed miserably. To suggest that military leaders do not ensure military operations do not abide by the law of war is irresponsible. To suggest that senior military leaders do not request a whole-of-government approach involving other federal departments, agencies, and NGOs is also irresponsible.

Stick with YouTube (2/5)

I usually like TED talks but every single one that has came out on this podcast since I subscribed was a little too social justice warrior and virtue signaling for me.

Be Choosy, Don’t Subscribe (3/5)

A handful of good talks, but also a lot of dull content. The subjects are so “left-oriented” (liberal) as to come off as having a political agenda, and leave the listener knowing the producers are myopic and one-dimensional.

Repulsive (1/5)

Your stance on pedophilia is appallingly repulsive, disgusting, completely unacceptable, and frankly a huge leap backwards for society. What are you thinking!?

Hey bro what’s ups (1/5)

Hey I m Japanese and I and I .......... おいそこの君何をやっているのかねえ 受験勉強かあ。おおおおおおおお頑張れ。 東大 京大受かってもいい人生送れるわけじゃ無いぞおお I love ice hockey

Could, should, might... (1/5)

Zero confidence and credibility

Facts favor the left (5/5)

After seeing conservative reviews whining about not having conservative talks posted, I wish to express my opinion. I prefer you continue to post talks based on expertise/experience and factual information from Science. Snowflakes can go listen to Rush-Hannity-Jones or any other fake conservative to confirm their beliefs instead of educating themselves using facts.

Posting too often (4/5)

I love TedTalkx and I love this podcast, but on days where 3 episodes are posted I find myself deleting them all. Just wish it was a once daily podcast.

Diverse stories (5/5)

I find Tedx talks very inspirational but I often don’t have time to watch a video. I love that this provides an easy way for me to get in diverse information.

Broad Topics (5/5)

Everything from relationships and psychology to STEM topics! Great listen!

Fast (5/5)


Use to be good (1/5)

Ted use to be interesting and have good educational material . Now the liberal bias is so obvious you can see it in the material from a mile away. I got news for npr and it’s affiliates not every other news story needs to bring in the race issue. Seriously listen to any 6 episodes and you will hear the race card dropped over a dozen times. Its not news it’s not relevant it’s not interesting let’s grow up and put in the extra work to have meaningful material and content instead of puking up overworked and uninteresting racial relation stories. The world is bigger than just race there are real world lessons to be learned instead of this garbage.

Interesting (5/5)

I’m 11 and I like TED talks unlike most people I learn and they interest me I have always wanted to do a ted talk cause maybe swing a child’s side of things would be cool but you guys don’t need that right now but this is a great podcast and you should listen to it I’m not joking it’s great

Too Liberal (2/5)

I love Ted Talks, but it has sunk deeper and deeper into liberal propaganda. This podcast is for the left; occasionally the center; and only the thick-skinned right.

Good show (5/5)

Very enjoyable show with such a variety of topics.

Wonderful, check it out!! (5/5)

You can’t go wrong with these. They are short, to the point, and bring all the best the world has to offer right to your ears and eyes. If you ever think maybe the world doesn’t have hope listen to a few of these, there are still incredible people out there doing awe-inspiring things.

Only one problem (5/5)

Love your podcast! Have learned so much! Often listen with earphones but am always rudely annoyed at the end with your shrill announcement "PRX". Can you tone this down or eliminate it? Was not always on there and wish it wasn't there now!


Can anyone look into it?

TED Dumbs The World (1/5)

I’ve got an idea. I’m a flashy speaker. I pause at the right time, have an anecdote about Zimbabwe. Did zero research to see if it works. Will you buy my idea? - Every single TED talk

Mostly Good (4/5)

I enjoy all TED podcasts but listening to the Jon Bowers podcast marks the first time I had to stop listening after 10 minutes. I agree we should “strive” for “perfection” but his approach seems a bit tyrant-esque to me. For some, that management style is anything but motivating! It reminds me of some sort of old school military tactic. Many of us thrive and bloom way better with different styles of leadership.

Happy in Texas (5/5)

Thanks for all you do!

Long overdue review! (5/5)

I've been listiening to these talks for years and they are fantastic. I haven't agreed with every speaker or idea, but its fascinating to hear what people are up to.

Amazing (4/5)

I started listening to Ted Talks for assignments in college but I really do like them. Then I stumbled on this podcast and it’s amazing. Now some topics I don’t like but it’s a preference thing but I highly recommend. If you don’t like a certain topic, there are always plenty more to choose from. I also love that in a few minutes I am caught but on current events.

Awful curation (1/5)

Great talks, but curator does not understand that visual presentations are not available in audio podcasts.

Excellent podcasts (5/5)

Very well thought out and explained. Very good interviews

I tried (1/5)

I tried to listen to a podcast... but like any TED dies I wish I had not allowed those ideas into my head as there seems to be no counter points ever discussed or allowed to be discussed by TED.

sW (5/5)


Great!! (5/5)

Just the TED talks, without a lot of filler.

Great (4/5)

Mind expanding. College on the phone

Like the switch to daily (4/5)

I followed this podcast when it wasn't Ted Daily, and I like the switch over to daily (though they have repeated some old ones)

Great if you're a boring person with boring interests (1/5)

So boring

A daily dose of inspiration! (5/5)

Always something thought-provoking and fascinating on Ted Talks Daily.

#1, really? (2/5)

Cramming 38 new podcasts in my feed overnight without warning earns you a #1 overall rating? No wonder ted daily shot to #1. Unsubscribed, I like TED but not so much as to tolerate being bombarded with podcasts.

Great pod (4/5)

Love listening on my way to work. Quality

Some good talks, lots of liberal bias (2/5)

Some of these talks are excellent but many are very slanted to the left without an opposing view on anything ever.

S. Smile (5/5)

Come d.

More TED, less politics please. (1/5)

See above.

Love to listen (5/5)

Fun, informative and brief bursts of thought provoking talks.

Title (5/5)


Some gems here (5/5)

Some topics are really interesting

A daily dose of brilliance! (5/5)

I enjoy getting a short daily podcast from a top thinker in their field--always learning something new!

I love ted talk (5/5)

So gooooood omg love it

Random Downloads (3/5)

I love this podcast, learning new random things each day is great. The problem comes when it would randomly start downloading 100+ episodes at a time. I went through and deleted them all. And a few hours later, did it again. Unsubscribed then came back and selected download only new, and again, 100+ downloads came. I can't keep the podcast because I can't handle the space. Whether Apple or Ted's fault, I don't know, but this is the only podcast I have that does this.

New old downloads (1/5)

I hate when all old podcasts re download after I have already listened to them all. No I don't want to download 100+ old episodes and thank you for making me take the time to delete them all. Unsubscribed

Great (5/5)

Love this!

Love (4/5)

Thank you for spreading this one around! Wonderful topics to ponder consider and remember in a world of confusion

Epic. (5/5)

If you're not listening to Ted Talks you're missing out! Up your Podcast game now. Continue to learn, be inspired, and be thankful Ted Talks were created.

TED Talks (4/5)

You don't need me to describe it; you know what TEDTalks are. This podcast is great for learning smart things from smart people in audio form. Unfortunately, you may not get some visuals that might be an important part of the experience. But it is convenient to be able to listen to a TEDTalk that you've heard someone mention without having to sit down and watch it. My one gripe is that there are just so many talks to choose from, I would be more interested in a separate podcast that just highlights the best of the best TEDTalks.

Awesome (5/5)

Thanks for the short talks!

Food for thought (5/5)

My morning brain breakfast.

Climate change. (2/5)

Climate change. Every. Talk. Ends. Up. Being. About. Climate. Change.

TED is great education channel (5/5)

Keep the innovation

Enjoyable (5/5)

Great while commuting.

Biased Ideas Worth Spreading (2/5)

I've listen to the recent additions to the podcast, and the social statements are always regressive, collectivist, and leftist statements. There are no other ideas shared by TED. Ideas worth spreading should be challenged and diverse, not biased and ideological. Edit: I added a star cause the science talks are fine.

Must. Have. More! (5/5)

I've listened to all of the ones to date cannot wait until they upload more to listen to!


Love it!

Engaging and thoughtful (5/5)

Great stories that inspire and educate.

Loved it. (5/5)

I listened to every podcast in two days. I am sorry there won't be more episodes.

Podcast Listener (5/5)

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

Great podcast (3/5)

This is a great podcast with a variety of topics covered. Only gave it 3 stars because it drops 13 episodes at a time into my unplayed list. I would prefer one at a time, just because of my OCD with needing to clear out my unplayed list.

I learn so much from TED Radio Podcasts (5/5)

I listen to TED Radio podcasts every day. The creative speeches inspire hope, and have ignited my own creative spark. I learn something new everyday. I highly recommend TED Radio podcasts.

Of course (5/5)

Of course it's great

Narcissism news... (1/5)

...which simplifies complex phenomena to meaningless anecdotes

Awesome!! (5/5)

One of the most well put together podcasts ever! Love Guy Raaz, he is great.

Ted the Best (5/5)

Great information, topics, presentations. I certainly learn a lot.

For smart people who want to learn (5/5)

Great for this who want to learn more on a wide variety of subjects

Great Radio among LOTS of Great Radio (4/5)

TED produces, reproduces, great radio. I listen and love it. The ONLY thing I have to say about the folks at TED is that they are very impressed with themselves. I just want to say there is LOTS of other GREAT radio shows out there. So, yes, great, and no, you don’t stand head and shoulders above the rest. The radio renaissance is blooming and TED is part of it. Thank you!

Great format shaky schedule (4/5)

I love the single topic episodes, but it would be great if they came out on a regular basis or were released closer to their recording dates.

Gems (4/5)

Enjoy variety of topics. Nice distraction from traffic.

Ted talk more like Indian talk (5/5)

But jokes aside, 90% of the topics are not interesting or relevant to people living in America. But the 10% are really good, I'm a fan.

Love (5/5)


Always something to learn (4/5)

Enjoy reviewing what's there. Something for almost anyone.

Great content. PLEASE KEEP UPDATING! (5/5)

Please update!

TED talks are great! (5/5)

TED talks are amazng! They inspire you to go see the world, achieva a lifelong deam, or even swim with fish in the ocean! I can assure you that after watching these videos you will be truly inspired and motivated!!

Smart, Inspirational (5/5)

Ted Talks is my go-to anytime I want a professional pick-me-up. I love the range of topics covered and the wide span of industries represented. Whether you're looking for advice in the field of health or art, Ted Talks offers great insight.

One-dur-ful (5/5)

**Warning** If you listen to these podcasts you WILL become more insightful to different perspectives, think about things a but differently and possibly completely change your views on a topic. I bypassed these podcasts for years because they were too short for my long commutes. Now I realize they are the definition of short but sweet....also check out the Ted Radio Hour Podcast for a "deeper delve" into the topic.

Poor format (1/5)

I love TED but this podcast is just the audio from TED talks. They frequently refer to their diagrams on screen that you can't see. If you wanna get TED in an audio format try the TED radio hour from NPR.

Awesome!!! (5/5)

These are awesome! Wish there was more to listen to... I go through these so fast

Loving it (5/5)

Hi its awesome.. Want to say hi to maz jobrani. Nice epsiodes please keep the comedy content more.

Downloading error??? (5/5)

fine loading other podcasts but not this one. Why's that?! Orz

Audios cut in the middle (1/5)

Many audio podcasts are cut in the middle of the conference! Why???

A Life Saver (5/5)

There's really nothing that inspires and keeps me going at work like this podcast. Some of the talks bring tears of joys because it unveils the powerful thinking humanity is capable of.

How to see the full title & description of a podcast series (4/5)

Since we can't view the full title & description of the podcast episodes on our iPhone's iTunes app, here's a solution: Go to this link and add it to your iPhone's Safari Reading List. This page is the RSS feed of the TEDTalk Audio podcasts. All episodes' full titles & descriptions can be read here. Hope that helps.

Pls show content (2/5)

Headlines are useless, gotta download it before I see the topic.

Can't see subjects (4/5)

Good but can't see the subject until its downloaded

Addictive and wonderful (5/5)

Can't stop listening

Cool (5/5)


Audio? (5/5)

I understand what you're doing here but if it "contains strong visuals" then leave it on the video list.

Great (5/5)

One of the best podcasts available. Among the ranks of radiolab, this American life and moth. Just great.

Audio vs. Video ??? (5/5)

The content here is OUTSTANDING... I have a question: I spend a lot of time in the car and thus watching the videos is harder. I notice the audio podcasts are NOT the same as the Video offerings. For some of them it might not make sense at all to offer an "audio only", but that doesn't seem to account for the (total) difference in content offering. Can someone clue me as to what's going on? Thanks!

Audio should be suited to Listening, not Watching (3/5)

I love TED Talks and wholeheartedly recommend them. When I discovered the "Audio" talks I assumed that these would be talks that didn't depend on visuals to to be fully enjoyed, which was great news as I often listen in the car on my commute. However, out of the 3 I downloaded - 2 had a disclaimer at the first that said "This TED Talk has powerful visual images that greatly enhance the presentation. Please download our video podcast." Or something like that. Well, that was too bad since I was driving down the highway. Perhaps they could put something in the description of those. Keep audio podcasts for those suited to listening only (Madeleine Albright's was perfect!)

Awesome (5/5)

These are great, everyone should listen to them. Let's build a smarter planet.

Inspiring (5/5)

It's very easy to take something valuable and applicable to daily life from these podcasts. I recommend checking them out!

Abandoned? (3/5)

TED hasn't updated the audio podcast since May, although the video podcast is still updated frequently. I've tried contacting them via numerous methods to see if they are ever going to bring it back, but have had no response. I can only assume that they have no plans to continue it.

My new favorite (5/5)

Interesting, inspiring, thought provoking.

More audio only please! (1/5)

Am a big fan and can't understand why they stopped updating the audio only podcast.

Would have been five stars (1/5)

But they stopped adding audio-only files, for whatever reason. Real shame.

no new podcasts (3/5)

for some reason they are no longer adding podcasts!

(September 2009) Has not been updated since June 2009 (5/5)

Not sure who is providing this feed but there have been no updates since June - too bad. Nearly all of the TED Talks stand alone as audio-only and are a great way to engage one's mind during long commutes. Please update this feed.

Some of the most important content around (5/5)

I find myself listening to more and more Ted talks at a greater and greater frequency. Although it is rare that a talk will be from your life or industry, it is the exception that it isn't relevant to both. Should take up prime real esate on your iPod harddrive.

Simply amazing, some of the best content on the web (5/5)

The TED talks are amazing. Covering a wide breadth of topics, not all may necessary be in your area of interest but even from ones I thought I'd have no interest in I came away either learning something from or being inspired by the talk. There is no comparable collection of current events, science, education, technology, art, human interest, etc that can match this. My only gripe is that the audio podcast isn't updated as much and I like to listen on my commute and video is not an option.

Love it, yearning for more audio! (5/5)

Truly hope that whomever is uploading the content for this audio version of the TEDtalks will pour in more -- ideally, matching the content (episodes) of the video version. I should think it shouldn't be too difficult, just slicing out the audio from the video clips, eh? There are soooo many great topics covered, some too important not to miss even on an iPod shuffle! Love the purpose and the byproduct (inspiration, conviction and action) of the TEDtalks.

Updates? (3/5)

The video podcasts for TED get updated all the time, but they seem to neglect the audio one, which is a shame. The video gets 5 stars for getting frequent updates and being so awesome.

highly recommended; glad it's been updated (5/5)

I have learned a ton from these nuggets -- brief presentations from people who could probably interest me for hours but in this venue are limited to about 15 minutes. For a while the audio podcast went unupdated, so now I'm glad to have some new material! I also just realized that the little WNYC announcer at the beginning is none other than Jad Abumrad of RadioLab. I guess that's kind of his old job.

Best podcast ever! (4/5)

These are great, but if you can watcht the videos instead. Sometimes you just miss a lame powerpoint, but you will also miss some of the most shocking, artistic, and mind opening imagry I have ever seen.

Extraordinary podcast with amazing depth. (5/5)

The only downside is that they don't come down the pipe as often as I would like them to. If you enjoy TEDTalks, you might also enjoy Radio Lab which is produced by WNYC.

Brilliance Found Here! (5/5)

These are some of the greatest minds on a variety of subjects, many with performances that thrill and delight the imagination. Very high quality production and content.

I really enjoyed these (5/5)

I had never heard of TED before, but seems like a great time. I wish I could be in that room, listening in person, but the podcast version is a resonable substitute. Some of the guests caught me off guard, but it was a welcome suprise.

Futurists, Visionairies and Catalysts (5/5)

Don't take my word, simply sample a few (3 is the suggested sample) and consider folks are either invited to this event or pay a bundle to soak in thiese ideas. Audio often ample, video a plus. SEE ALSO: the Ted website is expanding its archive in the true spirit of conference. - ATS

Great "general interest" podcast (5/5)

Perfect podcast not tied to the current events. Very accomplished people in different areas talking about issues that interest them. Pretty much all the speakers have been great. Perfect food for thought for generally curious people. There is the same podcast in VIDEO format.