TED Talks Daily (SD video)
  • Comics belong in the classroom | Gene Luen Yang Friday
    Comic books and graphic novels belong in every teacher's toolkit, says cartoonist and educator Gene Luen Yang. Set against the backdrop of his own witty, colorful drawings, Yang explores the history of comics in American education -- and reveals s...
  • How to start a conversation about suicide | Jeremy Forbes Thursday
    Is there someone in your life dealing with anxiety, depression or thoughts of suicide -- but is too ashamed to talk about it? Jeremy Forbes saw this happening around him, and now he's on a mission to teach people how to start a conversation about ...
  • How to turn a group of strangers into a team | Amy Edmondson Thursday
    Business school professor Amy Edmondson studies "teaming," where people come together quickly (and often temporarily) to solve new, urgent or unusual problems. Recalling stories of teamwork on the fly, such as the incredible rescue of 33 miners tr...
  • How I made friends with reality | Emily Levine May 23, 2018
    With her signature wit and wisdom, Emily Levine meets her ultimate challenge as a comedian/philosopher: she makes dying funny. In this personal talk, she takes us on her journey to make friends with reality -- and peace with death. Life is an enor...
  • The shocking danger of mountaintop removal -- and why it must end | Michael Hendryx May 22, 2018
    Research investigator Michael Hendryx studies mountaintop removal, an explosive type of surface coal mining used in Appalachia that comes with unexpected health hazards. In this data-packed talk, Hendryx presents his research and tells the story o...
  • What it's like to be the child of immigrants | Michael Rain May 22, 2018
    Michael Rain is on a mission to tell the stories of first-generation immigrants, who have strong ties both to the countries they grew up in and their countries of origin. In a personal talk, he breaks down the mischaracterizations and limited narr...
  • Where joy hides and how to find it | Ingrid Fetell Lee May 21, 2018
    Cherry blossoms and rainbows, bubbles and googly eyes: Why do some things seem to create such universal joy? In this captivating talk, Ingrid Fetell Lee reveals the surprisingly tangible roots of joy and shows how we all can find -- and create -- ...
  • Why fascism is so tempting -- and how your data could power it | Yuval Noah Harari May 18, 2018
    In a profound talk about technology and power, author and historian Yuval Noah Harari explains the important difference between fascism and nationalism -- and what the consolidation of our data means for the future of democracy. Appearing as a hol...
  • "You Found Me" | Helen Gillet May 18, 2018
    Cellist and singer Helen Gillet mixes her classical training, New Orleans-based jazz roots and free improvisational skills to perform her own eclectic music. In a powerful, melodious performance, she plays her song "You Found Me."
  • How Pakistani women are taking the internet back | Nighat Dad May 17, 2018
    TED Fellow Nighat Dad studies online harassment, especially as it relates to patriarchal cultures like the one in her small village in Pakistan. She tells the story of how she set up Pakistan's first cyber harassment helpline, offering support to ...