The Curious Autodidact

June 30, 2015

Podcast Worth a Listen: Chris Anderson Curator of TED Talks

Filed under: cool internet stuff,media related,women heroes — Honilima @ 5:56 pm

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Chris Anderson is the curator of TED Talks and he gives an outstanding interview on the radio program called “On Point Radio” about his job in this role. For those of you unfamiliar, TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, and the talks are a maximum of 18 minutes long on various topics. You can imagine trying to get some of these broad thinkers to distill their ideas down to this period of time. TED’s mission statement begins: “We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we’re building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other.” There are over 850 available for free on-line including talks by Jane Goodall, Melinda Gates, Sunitha Krishnar, Kiran Bedi, Sir Ken Robinson, Steve Jobs, Sherwin Nulan, and Lewis Pugh.

This interview with Mr. Anderson features some behind the scene stories and highlights from some of his favorite talks. These are outstanding presentations and his insights make for a lively program worth a listen.

(this originally appeared here in 2011 worth a new posting)

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