The meaning of the TED acronym - Technology, Entertainment, Design - encompasses pretty much everything between heaven and earth, and sure enough, the TED talks can be about anything between heaven and earth, including abstractions.
I haven't watched any of the videos, as I confess I lack time and patience
for videos. I reckon I'm probably too old (I'm not into Youtubers) or too young (When I retire, then..!) so I can't compare the TED videos to
these edited radio-versions.
The podcasts are well-designed and all, but
have a distinctly American ring to them. Reasonings, habits and opinions are in
no way all universal. For instance, a school headmaster assuring her students every day that she loves them and always will may be a winning concept in
Chicago (I believe it was) yet I am extremely doubtful as to whether anyone
would appreciate it in France.
Other subjects feel so obvious I almost feel
taken for a fool.
Not convinced, therefore.