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Videos and Podcasts

Ted Talks

The Puzzle of Motivation

Dan Pink

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories -- and maybe, a way forward.

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Inside the mind of a master procrastinator

Tim Urban

Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window -- and encourages us to think harder about what we're really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.

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The search for "aha!" moments

Matt Goldman

In 1988, Matt Goldman co-founded Blue Man Group, an off-Broadway production that became a sensation known for its humor, blue body paint and wild stunts. The show works on the premise that certain conditions can create "aha moments" -- moments of surprise, learning and exuberance -- frequent and intentional rather than random and occasional. Now Goldman is working to apply the lessons learned from Blue Man Group to education, creating Blue School, a school that balances academic mastery, creative thinking and self and social intelligence. "We need to cultivate safe and conducive conditions for new and innovative ideas to evolve and thrive," Goldman says.

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My year of reading a book from every country in the world

Ann Morgan

Ann Morgan considered herself well read -- until she discovered the "massive blindspot" on her bookshelf. Amid a multitude of English and American authors, there were very few books from beyond the English-speaking world. So she set an ambitious goal: to read one book from every country in the world over the course of a year. Now she's urging other Anglophiles to read translated works so that publishers will work harder to bring foreign literary gems back to their shores. Explore interactive maps of her reading journey here:

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Give yourself the permission to be creative

Ethan Hawke

Reflecting on moments that shaped his life, actor Ethan Hawke examines how courageous expression promotes healing and connection with one another -- and invites you to discover your own unabashed creativity. "There is no path till you walk it," he says.

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Why students should have mental health days

Hailey Hardcastle

School can be rife with stress, anxiety, panic attacks and even burnout -- but there's often no formal policy for students who need to prioritize their well-being. Hailey Hardcastle explains why schools should offer mental health days and allow students time to practice emotional hygiene without stigma. Follow along to learn how she and a team of fellow teens transformed their advocacy into law.

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Black Lives Matter

Want a more just world? Be an unlikely ally

Nita Mosby Tyler

A more equal world starts with you. Citing a formative moment from her own life, equity advocate Nita Mosby Tyler highlights why showing up and fighting for others who face injustices beyond your own lived experience leads to a fairer, more just future for all.

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Scenes from a Black trans life

D-L Stewart

At the crossroads of life and livelihood, scholar D-L Stewart invites us into scenes from his own life as he resists and reflects on the dehumanizing narratives that shape the Black trans experience in the US. With each word of his captivating and poetic dissection, Stewart emphasizes the magnitude and urgency of the rallying cry "Black trans lives matter" -- and calls on others to uphold that truth, too.

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How to recognize your white privilege - and use it to fight inequality

Peggy McIntosh

Many of us believe that we're living in a meritocracy, deserving of what we have and compassionate toward those with less. But that's not true: white people have been given a headstart and ongoing advantages due to the color of their skin, while people of color suffer from equally arbitrary disadvantages, says scholar and activist Peggy McIntosh. She explains what led her to recognize her privilege — and how it can be used by those with power to ensure a fairer life for others.

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How racial bias works - and how to disrupt it

Jennifer L. Eberhardt

Our brains create categories to make sense of the world, recognize patterns and make quick decisions. But this ability to categorize also exacts a heavy toll in the form of unconscious bias. In this powerful talk, psychologist Jennifer L. Eberhardt explores how our biases unfairly target Black people at all levels of society -- from schools and social media to policing and criminal justice -- and discusses how creating points of friction can help us actively interrupt and address this troubling problem.

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The difference between being "not racist" and antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi

There is no such thing as being "not racist," says author and historian Ibram X. Kendi. In this vital conversation, he defines the transformative concept of antiracism to help us more clearly recognize, take responsibility for and reject prejudices in our public policies, workplaces and personal beliefs. Learn how you can actively use this awareness to uproot injustice and inequality in the world -- and replace it with love. (This virtual interview, hosted by TED's current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers and speaker development curator Cloe Shasha, was recorded June 9, 2020.)

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We need to address the real roots of racial violence

Megan Ming Francis

"Why does the killing of unarmed blacks continue to happen?" asks political scientist Megan Ming Francis. She makes an urgent case for a new approach to these tragic deaths, explaining that we need to look at the deeper causes of systemic racism rather than settle for easy fixes.

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These Podcasts have been picked as some of the top 20 listed this year. Available on your normal music app or online, sit back with a cuppa and navigate your way through some interesting ideas in our suggested podcast list.

Ordinary Equality

In 2020, women are not in the US Constitution... and they never have been. Now, nearly 100 years after the Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced, it is on the cusp of finally being ratified. From Wonder Media Network, Ordinary Equality tells the full story of a landmark amendment that passed, failed, was resurrected, and now has the potential to change US history once and for all. Host and human rights attorney Kate Kelly presents the untold stories of the revolutionaries, the activists, the dissenters, and so much more, all set against a comprehensive framework of US legal, political and cultural context over the last century. As Alice Paul, author of the ERA, said, “Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But, to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.”

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Stuff You Should Know

If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

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Ologies with Alie Ward

Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama. Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists' obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.

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Philosophize This!

Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama. Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists' obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.

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Hosts Rumaan Alam, Isaac Butler, and June Thomas interview creative people about how they write, compose, paint, and more.

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Videos From UEA

From the students’ mouth: We have put together a selection of useful videos from student youtubers at UEA. From campus life to subject level introductions, there is plenty for you to explore here.

Online teaching at UEA: My experience so far

Lia Sophie

Lia Sophie explores the online teaching provision at UEA.

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Uni day in the life at UEA// Balancing Study and Fitness While at Uni | A Mature Student's Guide

Honestly Rosa

Rosa talks about how to incorporate health and fitness into studying and why getting involved in societies is good, she’s also a mature students living on campus.

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This is 2020 Learning


The new ‘This is Learning’ video has been released by UEA to tell you more about learning this coming academic year.

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UEA Nursing: 10 facts about nursing at UEA

Elle Fishlock

If you’re about to start nursing, Elle gives you the lowdown.

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A Day In My Life at UEA (University of East Anglia) | Business Student

Alexandro Theodorou

Alexandro gives us a peak into a day as a Business Student.

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First Year Geography at UEA: What it's really like (and ENVSCI)

Lia Sophie

Lia Sophie talks to us about what it is like to do Geography at UEA.

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best places to study at uea


We give you a tour of some of the best places to study on campus.

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