Is It Possible to Unravel Unconscious Bias?

TED Radio Hour
TED Radio Hour

52 min

Audio from TED Radio Hour

Unconscious bias affects all of our decisions and perceptions on a daily basis. This podcast explains the origins of your biases and what you can do to confront them.

Key Takeaways:

  • Assumptions and beliefs are shaped by your experiences, upbringing, cultural background, etc. Unpack your history to become more aware of your biases.
  • Bias is inevitable, but we have the power and cognitive ability to manage impulses in order to live together civilly.
  • One of the best things you can do to eliminate bias to nurture your curiosity: we might have an idea of who someone might be, but that doesn’t mean that is who that person truly is.
TED Radio Hour
TED Radio Hour investigates the biggest questions of our time with the help of the world's greatest thinkers. Can we preserve our humanity in the digital age? Where does creativity come from? And what's the secret to living longer? In each episode, host Manoush Zomorodi explores a big idea through a series of TED Talks and original interviews, inspiring us to learn more about the world, our communities, and most importantly, ourselves.