For the first time, the TED Radio Hour will be broadcast in Ireland on Newstalk, starting this weekend.
The American show, which provides ideas, inventions and topical talk, will air from 6pm each Sunday.
TED seeks out suitable partners in various countries throughout the world and Newstalk was approached to be its Irish partner. The show launched in March 2013 on NPR.
Gerard Whelan, Newstalk Chief Executive said, “TED has grown into the most recognized global platform for identifying and spreading transformative ideas. It is a great honour to be chosen as the first and only radio partner for TED Radio Hour in Ireland.
“We are constantly looking for innovative ways which will allow us to bring our listeners compelling, relevant and informative content – therefore the partnership with TED Radio Hour is the perfect match for us. The show will give us an opportunity to step back from the frantic pace of news, and instead explore ideas and issues which will give listeners a fresh perspective on a range of topics not found at any other station.”
Each week the one hour show will be hosted by Guy Raz, a journalist and radio host at National Public Radio, the company who collaborated with TED to bring the conferences to a radio audience. Previously, Raz was weekend host of NPR News’ afternoon news magazine All Things Considered.