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Malcolm Gladwell: The unheard story of David and Goliath

Duration: 15:44

It's a classic underdog tale: David, a young shepherd armed only with a sling, beats Goliath, the mighty warrior. The story has transcended its biblical origins to become a common shorthand for unlikely victory. But, asks Malcolm Gladwell, is that really what the David and Goliath story is about?

     
Malcolm Gladwell: The unheard story of David and Goliath

Apollo Robbins: The art of misdirection

Duration: 15:44

Hailed as the greatest pickpocket in the world, Apollo Robbins studies the quirks of human behavior as he steals your watch. In a hilarious demonstration, Robbins samples the buffet of the TEDGlobal 2013 audience, showing how the flaws in our perception make it possible to swipe a wallet and leave it on its owner’s shoulder while they remain clueless.

     
Apollo Robbins: The art of misdirection

Ruby Wax: What's so funny about mental illness?

Duration: 08:44

Diseases of the body garner sympathy, says comedian Ruby Wax -- except those of the brain. Why is that? With dazzling energy and humor, Wax, diagnosed a decade ago with clinical depression, urges us to put an end to the stigma of mental illness.

     
Ruby Wax: What's so funny about mental illness?

Julie Burstein: 4 lessons in creativity

Duration: 17:20

Radio host Julie Burstein talks with creative people for a living -- and shares four lessons about how to create in the face of challenge, self-doubt and loss. Hear insights from filmmaker Mira Nair, writer Richard Ford, sculptor Richard Serra and photographer Joel Meyerowitz.

     
Julie Burstein: 4 lessons in creativity

Ze Frank: Are you human?

Duration: 04:34

Have you ever wondered: Am I a human being? Ze Frank suggests a series of simple questions that will determine this. Please relax and follow the prompts. Let's begin …

     
Ze Frank: Are you human?

Sally Kohn: Let's try emotional correctness

Duration: 05:59

It's time for liberals and conservatives to transcend their political differences and really listen to each other, says political pundit Sally Kohn. In this optimistic talk, Kohn shares what she learned as a progressive lesbian talking head on Fox News. It's not about political correctness, she says, but rather, emotional correctness. (Contains profanity.)

     
Sally Kohn: Let's try emotional correctness

Arthur Benjamin: The magic of Fibonacci numbers

Duration: 06:24

Math is logical, functional and just ... awesome. Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin explores hidden properties of that weird and wonderful set of numbers, the Fibonacci series. (And reminds you that mathematics can be inspiring, too!)

     
Arthur Benjamin: The magic of Fibonacci numbers

Abha Dawesar: Life in the "digital now"

Duration: 12:01

One year ago, Abha Dawesar was living in blacked-out Manhattan post-Sandy, scrounging for power to connect. As a novelist, she was struck by this metaphor: Have our lives now become fixated on the drive to digitally connect, while we miss out on what's real?

     
Abha Dawesar: Life in the

David Kwong: Two nerdy obsessions meet -- and it's magic

Duration: 11:43

David Kwong is a magician who makes crossword puzzles -- in other words, a pretty nerdy guy. And for his next trick ...

     
David Kwong: Two nerdy obsessions meet -- and it's magic

Joe Kowan: How I beat stage fright

Duration: 08:03

Humanity's fine-tuned sense of fear served us well as a young species, giving us laser focus to avoid being eaten by competing beasts. But it's less wonderful when that same visceral, body-hijacking sense of fear kicks in in front of 20 folk-music fans at a Tuesday night open-mic. Palms sweat, hands shake, vision blurs, and the brain says RUN: it's stage fright. In this charming, tuneful little talk, Joe Kowan talks about how he conquered it.

     
Joe Kowan: How I beat stage fright

Guy Hoffman: Robots with "soul"

Duration: 17:38

What kind of robots does an animator / jazz musician / roboticist make? Playful, reactive, curious ones. Guy Hoffman shows demo film of his family of unusual robots -- including two musical bots that like to jam with humans.

     
Guy Hoffman: Robots with

Ryan Holladay: To hear this music you have to be there. Literally

Duration: 06:29

The music industry has sometimes struggled to find its feet in the digital world. In this lovely talk, TED Fellow Ryan Holladay tells us why he is experimenting with what he describes as "location-aware music." This programming and musical feat involves hundreds of geotagged segments of sounds that only play when a listener is physically nearby. (Filmed at TED@BCG.)

     
Ryan Holladay: To hear this music you have to be there. Literally
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