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Surprise! How embracing unpredictable moments can make us feel more alive

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Mind, Body, Spirit- Part 3.

What happens when we embrace unpredictability instead of fearing it? Writer Tania Luna explores how engineering surprise in our daily lives can lead to a fuller, more joyful existence.

About Tania Luna

Tania Luna is a psychology researcher, educator and author of multiple books, including Power With, The Leader Lab and Surprise. She is the founder of Scarlet Spark, a nonprofit that amplifies the effectiveness of animal advocacy organizations and co-founder of LifeLabs Learning, a leadership development company that helps thousands of people become more capable leaders. She is also the co-host of the podcast Talk Psych to Me. Across her work, Tania strives to inspire interconnectedness among all living beings, humans included. She lives in a micro-sanctuary with rescued pigs, goats, dogs, roosters, cats and the love of her life.

This segment of the TED Radio Hour was produced by Katie Monteleone and edited by Sanaz Meshkinpour and Manoush Zomorodi. You can follow us on Twitter @TEDRadioHour and email us at TEDRadioHour@npr.org.


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Manoush Zomorodi
Manoush Zomorodi is the host of TED Radio Hour. She is a journalist, podcaster and media entrepreneur, and her work reflects her passion for investigating how technology and business are transforming humanity.
Katie Monteleone
Katie Monteleone is a producer for TED Radio Hour. She started out as an intern for the show in January 2019. After her internship, Monteleone began producing for Life Kit before returning to the TED Radio Hour team in October 2019 as a full-time producer.
Sanaz Meshkinpour