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Why I Chose a Gun: Peter van Uhm (Full Transcript)

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Peter van Uhm is the Netherlands’ chief of defense, but that does not mean he is pro-war. At TEDxAmsterdam 2011 he explains how his career is one shaped by a love of peace, not a desire for bloodshed — and why we need armies if we want peace. Peter van Uhm – TEDxAmsterdam 2011 TRANSCRIPT Well, […]

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What I Learned When I Conquered the World’s Toughest Triathlon: Minda Dentler (Transcript)

Minda Dentler – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT It was October 13, 2012, a day that I will never forget. I was on my bike, pushing up what seemed like a never-ending barren hill. And it wasn’t just any hill: it was a 15-mile climb up to a town called Hawi on the Big Island of Hawaii. […]

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How I Climbed a 3,000-Foot Vertical Cliff – Without Ropes: Alex Honnold (Transcript)

Alex Honnold – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT Hello. I’d like to show you guys 30 seconds of the best day of my life. So that was El Capitan in California’s Yosemite National Park, and in case you couldn’t tell, I was climbing by myself without a rope, a style of a climbing known as free soloing. […]

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Why I Chose My LGBTQ Daughter Over the Evangelical Church: Susan Cottrell (Transcript)

Susan Cottrell is the prominent voice for faith parents of LGBTQ children, as a national speaker, teacher and theologian. Here is the full text of Susan’s talk titled “Why I Chose My LGBTQ Daughter Over the Evangelical Church” at TEDxMileHigh. Susan Cottrell – TEDx Talk TRANSCRIPT I come from a large, wounded family. By the […]

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The Real Reason I Traveled to 196 Countries: Cassie De Pecol (Transcript)

Full transcript of American author and traveler Cassie De Pecol’s TEDx Talk: The Real Reason I Traveled to 196 Countries at TEDxMileHigh conference. This event occurred on July 8, 2017.   Notable quote from the talk:  “At first I refused, but then sheepishly agreed. I didn’t know what his wife would think of him bringing home a […]

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Why I Retired at 32: Carl Seidman at TEDxIIT (Full Transcript)

Full transcript of keynote speaker and executive coach Carl Seidman’s TEDx Talk: Why I Retired at 32 at TEDxIIT conference. Notable quote from the talk: “We need to reinvent and redefine what retirement means, as well as the path to get there. Instead of waiting until the final chapter of life to retire, we should take small […]

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I Was Almost A School Shooter: Aaron Stark @ TEDxBoulder (Transcript)

Full transcript of Aaron Stark’s TEDx Talk: I Was Almost A School Shooter @ TEDxBoulder conference.   Listen to the MP3 Audio: I Was Almost A School Shooter by Aaron Stark @ TEDxBoulder   I was almost a school shooter. In 1996, Denver, Colorado, I was a student in North High. In a moment of pain […]

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Why I Train Grandmothers to Treat Depression: Dixon Chibanda (Transcript)

Full transcript of psychiatrist Dixon Chibanda’s talk: Why I Train Grandmothers to Treat Depression @TED conference.    Listen to the MP3 Audio: Why I train grandmothers to treat depression by Dixon Chibanda   YouTube video link:    Dixon Chibanda – Psychiatrist  On a warm August morning in Harare, Farai, a 24-year-old mother of two, walks towards a park […]

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How I Became a Localist: Deborah Frieze (Full Transcript)

Following is the full transcript of author Deborah Frieze’s TEDx Talk: How I Became a Localist @ TEDxJamaicaPlain conference.   Listen to the MP3 Audio: How I Became a Localist by Deborah Frieze @ TEDxJamaicaPlain   Deborah Frieze – Author The way we’re trying to change the world is not going to work, and it’s never going […]

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I Believed in Shaken Baby Syndrome Until Science Showed I Was Wrong: Waney Squier (Transcript)

Following is the full transcript of neuropathologist Waney Squier’s TEDx Talk titled: I Believed in Shaken Baby Syndrome Until Science Showed I Was Wrong at TEDxWandsworth conference.   Listen to the MP3 audio while reading this transcript: I believed in Shaken Baby Syndrome until science showed I was wrong _ Waney Squier _ TEDxWandsworth I […]

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How I Made Friends With Reality: Emily Levine (Transcript)

Following is the full transcript of Humorist and trickster Emily Levine’s TED Talk: How I Made Friends With Reality.    Listen to the MP3 Audio: How I made friends with reality by Emily Levine at TED Talk   TRANSCRIPT:  I’m going to first tell you something that in my grandmother would’ve elicited a five-oy alarm: […]

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What I Learned Photographing the Vietnam War: Dick Durrance at TEDxMileHigh (Transcript)

Following is the full transcript of photographer Dick Durrance’s TEDx Talk: What I Learned Photographing the Vietnam War at TEDxMileHigh conference. Dick Durrance – Photographer  Like 1,800,000 men, I got drafted. And when that draft notice came, I felt like I was going to be snatched away from my dream of being a photojournalist. Now, we […]