The TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create. Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme – such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections. The TED Radio Hour is hosted by Guy Raz, and is a co-production of NPR & TED. Follow the show @TEDRadioHour.
June 6th, 2014
Episode 42 of 139 episodes
Our daily lives depend on travel: walking, biking, driving, flying. In the future, we’ll make tough compromises and bold leaps of faith to travel smarter, cleaner, and faster. In this hour, TED speakers reimagine the future of getting there. Explorer Bertrand Piccard explains why he’s aiming to carry out an unprecedented mission: to circle the planet in a solar-powered airplane. Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford describes how we can create a green future of smart roads and smart cars. Zipcar co-founder Robin Chase makes the case for car-sharing as the solution to global gridlock. Former New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan says cities can tackle the challenges of tomorrow by completely re-imagining our streets today. Entrepreneur Richard Branson shares his vision for private, commercial space travel.