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Sincerely, X

TED

Stories shared on the TED stage are seen and heard by millions around the world. But some ideas can’t be shared in the open — there are stories that are too risky, painful, or controversial. Sincerely, X provides a space to share powerful ideas anonymously. Stories that deserve to be heard, from people who remain hidden.

Stories shared on the TED stage are seen and heard by millions around the world. But some ideas can’t be shared in the open — there are stories that are too risky, painful, or controversial. Sincerely, X provides a space to share powerful ideas anonymously. Stories that deserve to be heard, from people who remain hidden.

Location:

United States

Networks:

TED

PRX

Description:

Stories shared on the TED stage are seen and heard by millions around the world. But some ideas can’t be shared in the open — there are stories that are too risky, painful, or controversial. Sincerely, X provides a space to share powerful ideas anonymously. Stories that deserve to be heard, from people who remain hidden.

Language:

English


Episodes

After The Cult

10/28/2020
A daring escape. A fresh start. Hear how we can let go of the past and write a new script.

Duration:00:35:06

A Private Hell

10/21/2020
A small-town preacher in the Deep South with a radical secret: he doesn't believe in Hell. How do you lead people when you have fundamentally different beliefs?

Duration:00:31:41

Introducing Checking In with Susan David

4/5/2020
We just launched another podcast from TED, called Checking In with Susan David. In each episode, Susan David—a psychologist at Harvard Medical School—offers us a different strategy to help us cope with our heightened emotions during this global pandemic. Here's the first episode: If you’re feeling consumed by fear, panic, worry, or any other difficult emotion during this time, you’re not alone. But pushing these feelings to the side, or passing them along, simply doesn't work. Instead of...

Duration:00:12:51

Season 2: DNA Secrets

8/28/2019
Sincerely, X is back with new episodes, and a new host—poet and educator Sarah Kay. In this episode: An at-home DNA test kit reveals a horrifying truth. But who has the right to tell the story? And we'd love to know what you think! Leave us a review or drop us a line at podcasts@ted.com.

Duration:00:36:55

Sincerely, X from TED

5/8/2019
Sincerely, X is back with more episodes and a new host: poet and TED speaker Sarah Kay. Coming up this season: A former cult member, struggling to re-write the script of her life. A preacher who rejects the idea of hell. A sociopath on why people like her have been unfairly demonized by society. And a lot more. Find out more at luminary.link/ted.

Duration:00:01:23

Share your idea—anonymously! Sincerely, X Season 2

2/26/2019
We're looking for new stories for our upcoming season of Sincerely, X. Do you have an idea that’s too important to stay secret? We want to hear about it. Visit go.ted.com/sincerelyx to get in touch and share your idea anonymously. Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.

Duration:00:00:58

Episode 10: Gifted Kid

9/21/2017
A gifted child. A rough neighborhood. A teacher who knows how to break the cycle. [Contains explicit content] Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.

Duration:00:27:35

Episode 9: Rural Woman

9/14/2017
A small town she loves. A big realization. What happens when rural traditions need reinventing? Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.

Duration:00:20:51

Episode 8: Reclaiming Power

9/7/2017
A devastating assault. A story of how this powerful person turned loss into gain. Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.

Duration:00:18:26

Episode 7: Mood Changer

8/31/2017
Years of depression. Scores of medications. An original approach to living with mental health, from the bottom up. Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.

Duration:00:18:37

Episode 6: Rescued by Ritual

8/24/2017
This self-described "Midwestern mom" found a way to heal the trauma of a violent marriage entirely on her own. She created a ritual, which her doctor now recognizes and recommends as a tool for recovery from abuse. Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.

Duration:00:26:00

Episode 5: Equality Executive

8/17/2017
Why does corporate America have so few female executives, despite overwhelming evidence that gender equality is good for business? Rare insight, from C-suites and boardrooms. Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.

Duration:00:22:52

Episode 3: Ex-Con

8/3/2017
A remorseful insider brings us a hard-earned truth: prison is effective. While his years behind bars helped him see where his life went off the rails, it also helped him create a system for how former inmates can get back on track. Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.

Duration:00:24:50

Episode 2: Pepper Spray

7/27/2017
When we are overwhelmed, we can lash out in ways that might otherwise be considered 'crazy'. These moments are a window into the lived experiences of people who are never able to escape this kind of reality. Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.

Duration:00:27:07

Episode 1: Dr. Burnout

7/19/2017
This doctor says she committed a fatal mistake with a patient, leading her to a disturbing diagnosis: the medical field pushes for professional burnout. She unveils a powerful perspective on how doctors must deepen their self-awareness. Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.

Duration:00:19:50

Preview: Sincerely, X

5/19/2017
Some of the most important ideas are born from experiences too sensitive, painful or potentially damaging to share publicly. In this original weekly podcast, TED and Audible bring the hidden ideas of anonymous speakers to light.

Duration:00:01:25

Episode 4: Sad in Silicon Valley

8/10/2016
He got everything he thought he wanted. And that's when his problems began. [Contains explicit content] Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.

Duration:00:29:41