TED Radio Hour

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8:42 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Are Earth's Deepest Caves The Last Frontier?

Robert Leslie TED

Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 12:19 pm

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode To The Edge.

About Bill Stone's TED Talk

Bill Stone is a maverick cave explorer who has plumbed Earth's deepest abysses. In this talk, he explains what it's like to descend into the deepest caves in complete darkness for days on end — and why he keeps doing it.

About Bill Stone

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TED Radio Hour
8:41 am
Fri July 26, 2013

To The Edge

What motivates explorers to venture into the unknown?
TED

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 9:02 am

"Certainly to enter a world of terror, you should not be pushed by someone. You should be called. You should be curious. You should have the heart of an explorer." — Philippe Petit, high-wire artist

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Podcasts

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    Cancer is merciless. It can strike any time, spread without warning, and return unannounced. In this hour, TED speakers reframe not only how we treat cancer but how we can live with it and survive it.
  • Thursday, July 23, 2015 11:23pm
    Are we simply the sum of our experiences? Or can we choose our own path? In this hour, TED speakers share stories of undergoing remarkable transformations despite extraordinary challenges. (Original broadcast date: September 19, 2014)
  • Thursday, July 16, 2015 11:33pm
    In a world with limited resources, can we find ways to salvage what's disappearing? Can we innovate our way out of a finite landscape? This hour, TED speakers explore ideas about living with less.
  • Thursday, July 9, 2015 11:28pm
    In this hour, TED speakers unravel ideas behind the mystery of mass collaborations that build a better world. (Original broadcast date: July 12, 2013)
  • Thursday, July 2, 2015 11:23pm
    What makes us who we are? How do parents mold children into who they are? In this hour, TED speakers reflect on how our upbringing shapes us. (Original broadcast date: August 1, 2014)