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Stewart Brand reflects on a lifetime of staying "hungry and foolish"

Chris Anderson interviews Stewart Brand (right) at TED2017.
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Chris Anderson interviews Stewart Brand (right) at TED2017.

About the Episode

From hippie culture to the first personal computers, Stewart Brand has been key to some of the most groundbreaking movements of the last century. This hour, he reflects on his life and career.

About Stewart Brand

Stewart Brand is the founder of the Whole Earth Catalog and co-founder of The Long Now Foundation, The Well and Revive & Restore.

He is the author of The Media Lab: Inventing the Future at MIT, How Buildings Learn, The Clock of the Long Now: Time and Responsibility and II Cybernetic Frontiers.

Brand has given many TED talks, including "The Long Now" and "The dawn of de-extinction. Are you ready?"

The new Audible podcast, We Are As Gods, chronicles Brand's life and legacy.

This episode of the TED Radio Hour was produced and edited by Rachel Faulkner, Katie Simon, and Manoush Zomorodi, with help from producers Katie Monteleone and James Delahoussaye. You can follow us on Facebook @TEDRadioHour and email us at

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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.
Rachel Faulkner White
Rachel Faulkner is a producer and editor for TED Radio Hour.
Katie Simon
Katie Simon is the Supervising Editor for Embedded, which showcases premier enterprise documentary storytelling for NPR and the NPR Network.