Memory is malleable, dynamic and elusive. In this hour, TED speakers discuss how a nimble memory can improve your life, and how a frail one might ruin someone else's.
Joshua Foer, "..our lives are the sum of our memories. How much are we willing to lose by not paying attention to the human being across from us who is talking with us, by being so lazy that we're not willing to process deeply?...if you want to live a memorable life, you have to be the kind of person who remembers to remember."
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Who should get to keep secrets, and who should demand to know them? In this hour, TED speakers talk about the damage secrets can do, and the shifting roles we play when we keep, or share them.
Horror, fashion, and the end of the world … things get weird as we explore the undercurrents of thought that link nihilists, beard-stroking philosophers, Jay-Z, and True Detective.
Matthew Klam reads Charles D'Ambrosio's "The Point" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "The Point" was published in the October 1, 1990, issue of The New Yorker and was the title story of D'Ambrosio's first collection. Matthew Klam's most recent book of stories is "Sam the Cat."
From Peabody Award-winning producer Lea Thau, "Strangers" features real people telling true stories from their lives, sponsored by KCRW in Los Angeles and part of PRX's Radiotopia network. Lea was the Executive & Creative Director of the storytelling organization The Moth for 10 years and she created The Moth Podcast and The Moth Radio Hour. Ranging from the hilarious to the heartbreaking, each episode offers a unique take on the theme of "strangers"--the strangers we meet, the strangers we sometimes become, and the strange places we go. It's about travelers, seekers, dreamers, lovers and warriors. It's about fateful moments, bad dates, long lost friends, life-saving kindnesses, and those frightful moments when we discover that WE aren't even who we thought we were.
"It's no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently or if your favorite films wouldn't even speak to each other if they met at a party." High Fidelity(novel)
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