TEDTalks Society and Culture

TEDTalks Society and Culture

Thought-provoking videos about life and being human, with ideas from business leaders, psychologists and researchers speaking onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

Progress is not a zero-sum game | Robert Wright

Jan. 17, 2007

00:19:11 Watch
Using nature's genius in architecture | Michael Pawlyn

Feb. 10, 2011

00:13:46 Watch
Why eyewitnesses get it wrong | Scott Fraser

Sept. 10, 2012

00:20:50 Watch
How I started a sanitary napkin revolution! | Arunachalam Muruganantham

Nov. 13, 2012

00:09:21 Watch
Please don't take my Air Jordans | Lemon Andersen

Dec. 7, 2012

00:08:55 Watch
A Saudi, an Indian and an Iranian walk into a Qatari bar ... | Maz Jobrani

Dec. 12, 2012

00:07:11 Watch
Why domestic violence victims don't leave | Leslie Morgan Steiner

Jan. 25, 2013

00:15:59 Watch
Fifty shades of gay | iO Tillett Wright

Jan. 30, 2013

00:18:18 Watch
One second every day | Cesar Kuriyama

Feb. 6, 2013

00:08:02 Watch
Could your language affect your ability to save money? | Keith Chen

Feb. 19, 2013

00:12:13 Watch
The good news on poverty (Yes, there's good news) | Bono

March 14, 2013

00:13:57 Watch
How a dead duck changed my life | Kees Moeliker

April 1, 2013

00:11:52 Watch
In search of the man who broke my neck | Joshua Prager

April 17, 2013

00:18:30 Watch
Txtng is killing language. JK!!! | John McWhorter

April 22, 2013

00:13:48 Watch
Why 30 is not the new 20 | Meg Jay

May 13, 2013

00:14:49 Watch
Why we need strangeness | Maria Bezaitis

May 14, 2013

00:08:00 Watch
How books can open your mind | Lisa Bu

May 31, 2013

00:06:16 Watch
Love, no matter what | Andrew Solomon

June 3, 2013

00:23:27 Watch
A Saudi woman who dared to drive | Manal al-Sharif

June 14, 2013

00:14:16 Watch
Anatomy of a New Yorker cartoon | Bob Mankoff

June 26, 2013

00:20:59 Watch
Where is home? | Pico Iyer

July 17, 2013

00:14:01 Watch
For argument's sake | Daniel H. Cohen

Aug. 5, 2013

00:09:35 Watch
Ingenuity and elegance in ancient African alphabets | Saki Mafundikwa

Aug. 7, 2013

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Emergency shelters made from paper | Shigeru Ban

Aug. 13, 2013

00:11:42 Watch
Making peace is a marathon | May El-Khalil

Aug. 16, 2013

00:10:16 Watch
Why our IQ levels are higher than our grandparents' | James Flynn

Sept. 26, 2013

00:18:40 Watch
What we don't understand about trust | Onora O'Neill

Sept. 25, 2013

00:09:50 Watch
Confessions of a depressed comic | Kevin Breel

Sept. 27, 2013

00:11:00 Watch
The unheard story of David and Goliath | Malcolm Gladwell

Sept. 30, 2013

00:15:40 Watch
Adventures in Twitter fiction | Andrew Fitzgerald

Oct. 11, 2013

00:11:55 Watch
Ingenious homes in unexpected places | Iwan Baan

Oct. 16, 2013

00:16:58 Watch
We need a heroic narrative for death | Amanda Bennett

Oct. 15, 2013

00:15:24 Watch
An ode to envy | Parul Sehgal

Oct. 23, 2013

00:13:11 Watch
Why stay in Chernobyl? Because it's home. | Holly Morris

Oct. 31, 2013

00:08:51 Watch
What I discovered in New York City trash | Robin Nagle

Nov. 5, 2013

00:07:52 Watch
Want to be happy? Be grateful | David Steindl-Rast

Nov. 27, 2013

00:14:30 Watch
Why buses represent democracy in action | Enrique Peñalosa

Dec. 6, 2013

00:14:17 Watch
The 4 stories we tell ourselves about death | Stephen Cave

Dec. 12, 2013

00:15:33 Watch
Never, ever give up | Diana Nyad

Dec. 23, 2013

00:15:35 Watch
Does money make you mean? | Paul Piff

Dec. 20, 2013

00:16:35 Watch
I got 99 problems ... palsy is just one | Maysoon Zayid

Jan. 3, 2014

00:14:13 Watch
Are we designed to be sexual omnivores? | Christopher Ryan

Feb. 20, 2014

00:14:02 Watch
We're all hiding something. Let's find the courage to open up | Ash Beckham

Feb. 21, 2014

00:09:22 Watch
The long reach of reason | Steven Pinker

March 17, 2014

00:15:24 Watch
Why I must come out | Geena Rocero

March 31, 2014

00:09:59 Watch
Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we've done | Bill Gates

April 2, 2014

00:25:00 Watch
How public spaces make cities work | Amanda Burden

April 7, 2014

00:18:28 Watch
What does the future hold? 11 characters offer quirky answers | Sarah Jones

May 2, 2014

00:18:36 Watch
The bridge between suicide and life | Kevin Briggs

May 14, 2014

00:14:13 Watch
The Museum of Four in the Morning | Rives

May 16, 2014

00:14:04 Watch
Save the oceans, feed the world! | Jackie Savitz

May 20, 2014

00:11:10 Watch
How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are | Andrew Solomon

May 21, 2014

00:20:27 Watch
How the teddy bear taught us compassion | Jon Mooallem

May 27, 2014

00:14:16 Watch
A glimpse of life on the road | Kitra Cahana

May 28, 2014

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Is religion good or bad? (This is a trick question) | Kwame Anthony Appiah

June 16, 2014

00:14:40 Watch
I'm not your inspiration, thank you very much | Stella Young

June 9, 2014

00:09:16 Watch
The world's largest family reunion ... we're all invited! | AJ Jacobs

June 13, 2014

00:09:45 Watch
The art of stillness | Pico Iyer

Nov. 26, 2014

00:15:37 Watch
3 ways to speak English | Jamila Lyiscott

June 19, 2014

00:04:29 Watch
Why your worst deeds don’t define you | Shaka Senghor

June 23, 2014

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Are you human? | Ze Frank

July 18, 2014

00:04:34 Watch
Meet the mom who started the Ice Bucket Challenge | Nancy Frates

Nov. 19, 2014

00:18:53 Watch
What the people of the Amazon know that you don’t | Mark Plotkin

Nov. 24, 2014

00:16:35 Watch
To the South Pole and back — the hardest 105 days of my life | Ben Saunders

Dec. 2, 2014

00:17:04 Watch
How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them | Vernā Myers

Dec. 15, 2014

00:17:49 Watch
The mathematics of love | Hannah Fry

Feb. 13, 2015

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Go ahead, make up new words! | Erin McKean

Dec. 22, 2014

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How to let altruism be your guide | Matthieu Ricard

Jan. 20, 2015

00:16:07 Watch
My mother’s strange definition of empowerment | Khadija Gbla

Jan. 29, 2015

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The little problem I had renting a house | James A. White Sr.

Feb. 20, 2015

00:13:53 Watch
Everyone around you has a story the world needs to hear | Dave Isay

March 25, 2015

00:21:38 Watch
Why do ambitious women have flat heads? | Dame Stephanie Shirley

March 27, 2015

00:13:39 Watch
How we're priming some kids for college — and others for prison | Alice Goffman

May 1, 2015

00:16:04 Watch
A song for my hero, the woman who rowed into a hurricane | Dawn Landes

May 8, 2015

00:09:26 Watch
Rethinking infidelity ... a talk for anyone who has ever loved | Esther Perel

May 21, 2015

00:21:31 Watch
What does my headscarf mean to you? | Yassmin Abdel-Magied

May 27, 2015

00:14:01 Watch
Gorgeous portraits of the world's vanishing people | Jimmy Nelson

May 29, 2015

00:17:18 Watch
When to take a stand -- and when to let it go | Ash Beckham

July 10, 2015

00:15:35 Watch
Confessions of a bad feminist | Roxane Gay

June 22, 2015

00:11:28 Watch
A warrior’s cry against child marriage | Memory Banda

July 7, 2015

00:12:38 Watch
What my religion really says about women | Alaa Murabit

July 21, 2015

00:12:13 Watch
When online shaming goes too far | Jon Ronson

July 20, 2015

00:17:11 Watch
My road trip through the whitest towns in America | Rich Benjamin

Aug. 11, 2015

00:13:01 Watch
An invitation to men who want a better world for women | Elizabeth Nyamayaro

Sept. 1, 2015

00:12:39 Watch
What really matters at the end of life | BJ Miller

Sept. 10, 2015

00:19:07 Watch
This tennis icon paved the way for women in sports | Billie Jean King

Sept. 11, 2015

00:16:05 Watch
Falling in love is the easy part | Mandy Len Catron

Sept. 17, 2015

00:13:53 Watch
Don't ask where I'm from, ask where I'm a local | Taiye Selasi

Sept. 29, 2015

00:16:31 Watch
How my mind came back to life — and no one knew | Martin Pistorius

Oct. 1, 2015

00:14:08 Watch
Two nameless bodies washed up on the beach. Here are their stories | Anders Fjellberg

Oct. 15, 2015

00:14:41 Watch
How data from a crisis text line is saving lives | Nancy Lublin

Nov. 2, 2015

00:09:39 Watch
Social services are broken. How we can fix them | Hilary Cottam

Oct. 26, 2015

00:16:55 Watch
This is what LGBT life is like around the world | Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols

Nov. 9, 2015

00:11:50 Watch
Why are these 32 symbols found in ancient caves all over Europe? | Genevieve von Petzinger

Nov. 20, 2015

00:12:05 Watch
The exhilarating peace of freediving | Guillaume Néry

Dec. 4, 2015

00:19:10 Watch
My country will be underwater soon -- unless we work together | Anote Tong

Nov. 18, 2015

00:21:15 Watch
A hilarious celebration of lifelong female friendship | Lily Tomlin

Dec. 17, 2015

00:15:44 Watch
What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Robert Waldinger

Dec. 23, 2015

00:12:46 Watch
Let's design social media that drives real change | Wael Ghonim

Jan. 13, 2016

00:13:34 Watch
How we'll find life on other planets | Aomawa Shields

Jan. 6, 2016

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A simple way to break a bad habit | Judson Brewer

Feb. 3, 2016

00:09:24 Watch
Special Olympics let me be myself -- a champion | Matthew Williams

Feb. 5, 2016

00:14:12 Watch
Why we need gender-neutral bathrooms | Ivan Coyote

Feb. 26, 2016

00:11:50 Watch
10 ways to have a better conversation | Celeste Headlee

Feb. 16, 2016

00:11:44 Watch
What it's like to be Muslim in America | Dalia Mogahed

Feb. 23, 2016

00:16:16 Watch
Teach girls bravery, not perfection | Reshma Saujani

March 7, 2016

00:12:39 Watch
The gospel of doubt | Casey Gerald

March 11, 2016

00:18:19 Watch
The reporting system that sexual assault survivors want | Jessica Ladd

March 16, 2016

00:05:59 Watch
How young Africans found a voice on Twitter | Siyanda Mohutsiwa

March 24, 2016

00:14:22 Watch
The surprising habits of original thinkers | Adam Grant

April 1, 2016

00:15:25 Watch
How megacities are changing the map of the world | Parag Khanna

April 5, 2016

00:20:34 Watch
What does it mean to be a citizen of the world? | Hugh Evans

April 11, 2016

00:16:56 Watch
A taboo-free way to talk about periods | Aditi Gupta

April 21, 2016

00:11:10 Watch
TED's secret to great public speaking | Chris Anderson

April 19, 2016

00:07:55 Watch
How my son's short life made a lasting difference | Sarah Gray

May 2, 2016

00:10:17 Watch
This is your brain on communication | Uri Hasson

May 10, 2016

00:14:51 Watch
The laws that sex workers really want | Juno Mac

May 19, 2016

00:17:50 Watch
The beauty of being a misfit | Lidia Yuknavitch

May 23, 2016

00:12:58 Watch
An entertainment icon on living a life of meaning | Eric Hirshberg

June 2, 2016

00:19:46 Watch
The Chinese zodiac, explained | ShaoLan Hsueh

June 8, 2016

00:06:04 Watch
A highly scientific taxonomy of haters | Negin Farsad

June 10, 2016

00:08:05 Watch
Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality | Brian Little

June 23, 2016

00:15:15 Watch
Architecture that's built to heal | Michael Murphy

Sept. 15, 2016

00:15:38 Watch
Why you think you're right -- even if you're wrong | Julia Galef

June 29, 2016

00:11:37 Watch
How to grow a forest in your backyard | Shubhendu Sharma

July 14, 2016

00:09:11 Watch
A letter to all who have lost in this era | Anand Giridharadas

Aug. 18, 2016

00:16:37 Watch
We can fight terror without sacrificing our rights | Rebecca MacKinnon

Sept. 23, 2016

00:11:56 Watch
How Argentina's blind soccer team became champions | Gonzalo Vilariño

Aug. 19, 2016

00:14:19 Watch
Why you should talk to strangers | Kio Stark

Aug. 31, 2016

00:11:52 Watch
The new American Dream | Courtney E. Martin

Sept. 7, 2016

00:15:32 Watch
Why some people are more altruistic than others | Abigail Marsh

Sept. 16, 2016

00:12:21 Watch
Maps that show us who we are (not just where we are) | Danny Dorling

Nov. 30, 2016

00:14:07 Watch
What reality are you creating for yourself? | Isaac Lidsky

Oct. 6, 2016

00:11:46 Watch
The beauty of what we'll never know | Pico Iyer

Oct. 11, 2016

00:10:05 Watch
The unexpected challenges of a country's first election | Philippa Neave

Oct. 21, 2016

00:10:51 Watch
Enough with the fear of fat | Kelli Jean Drinkwater

Oct. 28, 2016

00:12:20 Watch
Islamophobia killed my brother. Let's end the hate | Suzanne Barakat

Nov. 7, 2016

00:14:48 Watch
Can a divided America heal? | Jonathan Haidt

Nov. 8, 2016

00:20:17 Watch
The urgency of intersectionality | Abby Dobson

Nov. 14, 2016

00:18:49 Watch
A queer vision of love and marriage | Kim Katrin Milan

Dec. 5, 2016

00:17:07 Watch
Say your truths and seek them in others | Elizabeth Lesser

Dec. 8, 2016

00:15:44 Watch
Do kids think of sperm donors as family? | Veerle Provoost

Dec. 9, 2016

00:12:26 Watch
A few ways to fix a government | Charity Wayua

Feb. 23, 2017

00:11:51 Watch
The lies we tell pregnant women | Sofia Jawed-Wessel

Jan. 6, 2017

00:14:56 Watch
A better way to talk about love | Mandy Len Catron

Jan. 9, 2017

00:15:17 Watch
What we don't know about Europe's Muslim kids | Deeyah Khan

Jan. 26, 2017

00:20:11 Watch
Our story of rape and reconciliation | Tom Stranger

Feb. 7, 2017

00:19:06 Watch
How to get better at the things you care about | Eduardo Briceño

Feb. 1, 2017

00:11:22 Watch
How to practice safe sexting | Amy Adele Hasinoff

Feb. 14, 2017

00:14:25 Watch
This app makes it fun to pick up litter | Jeff Kirschner

Feb. 28, 2017

00:06:10 Watch
To raise brave girls, encourage adventure | Caroline Paul

March 7, 2017

00:12:41 Watch
Why women should tell the stories of humanity | Jude Kelly

March 8, 2017

00:13:22 Watch
What young women believe about their own sexual pleasure | Peggy Orenstein

March 15, 2017

00:17:00 Watch
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