TED RADIO HOUR: The Hero's Journey

TED speakers explore what makes a hero's journey

On the NPR TED Radio Hour Sunday 10th of January at 6pm

From the Odyssey, to Robinson Crusoe, to Star Wars -why are we drawn to stories about heroes? And what do they tell us about ourselves? 

Host Guy Raz raises the curtain, in this episode, by exploring the hidden blueprint embedded within our most popular and powerful stories.

Dame Ellen MacArthur's journey began when she discovered sailing. She describes how years later she undertook her greatest challenge: to sail solo around the world faster than anyone in history.

Jarrett J. Krosoczka is a successful author and illustrator. But, he says, his life could have gone in a completely different direction, if he hadn't had a long line of mentors.

In 1942, the U.S. government interned George Takei and his family in a Japanese-American internment camp. Decades later, the actor describes his journey to forgive the country that betrayed him.

As a teenager, Ismael Nazario spent more than 300 days in Rikers Island's solitary confinement before being convicted of a crime. He describes how every day was a test to survive.

After completing her harrowing solo sail around the world, Dame Ellen MacArthur describes how that journey transformed her.

 The TED Radio Hour, Sunday's from 6pm on Newstalk 106-108 FM

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