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Want TED Talks on the go? Every weekday, this feed brings you our latest talks in audio format. Hear thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable -- from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between -- given by the world's leading thinkers and doers. This collection of talks, given at TED and TEDx conferences around the globe, is also available in video format.

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TED Talks Daily

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161 What your smart devices know (and share) about you | Kashmir Hill and Surya Mattu2018-07-18 14:57:18
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162 The power of diversity within yourself | Rebeca Hwang2018-07-17 14:57:27
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163 The mission to create a searchable database of Earth's surface | Will Marshall2018-07-16 15:01:36
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164 How to have better political conversations | Robb Willer2018-07-13 15:27:42
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165 An honest look at the personal finance crisis | Elizabeth White2018-07-12 19:57:38
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166 A new way to monitor vital signs (that can see through walls) | Dina Katabi2018-07-12 14:57:32
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167 How to build synthetic DNA and send it across the internet | Dan Gibson2018-07-11 14:54:07
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168 How we study the microbes living in your gut | Dan Knights2018-07-10 19:53:07
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169 How farming could employ Africa's young workforce -- and help build peace | Kola Masha2018-07-10 14:45:07
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170 The rapid growth of the Chinese internet -- and where it's headed | Gary Liu2018-07-09 14:54:29
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171 A crash course in organic chemistry | Jakob Magolan2018-07-06 14:31:19
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172 A new way to remove CO2 from the atmosphere | Jennifer Wilcox2018-07-05 14:44:18
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173 Hamilton vs. Madison and the birth of American partisanship | Noah Feldman2018-07-04 15:00:00
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174 How we're saving one of Earth's last wild places | Steve Boyes2018-07-03 20:03:57
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175 Why teens confess to crimes they didn't commit | Lindsay Malloy2018-07-03 16:01:06
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176 The tiny creature that secretly powers the planet | Penny Chisholm2018-07-02 14:56:50
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177 How autonomous flying taxis could change the way you travel | Rodin Lyasoff2018-06-29 14:54:13
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178 The agony of opioid withdrawal -- and what doctors should tell patients about it | Travis Rieder2018-06-28 15:00:34
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179 Bridges should be beautiful | Ian Firth2018-06-27 14:43:03
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180 The symbols of systemic racism -- and how to take away their power | Paul Rucker2018-06-26 19:55:21
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The symbols of systemic racism -- and how to take away their power | Paul Rucker

Multidisciplinary artist and TED Fellow Paul Rucker is unstitching the legacy of systemic racism in the United States. A collector of artifacts connected to the history of slavery -- from branding irons and shackles to postcards depicting lynchings -- Rucker couldn't find an undamaged Ku Klux Klan robe for his collection, so he began making his own. The result: striking garments in non-traditional fabrics like kente cloth, camouflage and silk that confront the normalization of systemic racism in the US. "If we as a people collectively look at these objects and realize that they are part of our history, we can find a way to where they have no more power over us," Rucker says. (This talk contains graphic images.)…read more