Dylan Marron takes complicated social issues and finds accessible ways to talk about them through interviews, short-form videos and satire.

Why you should listen

Dylan Marron is the host and creator of Conversations with People Who Hate Me, the award-winning podcast that connects adversarial strangers on phone calls. His book, also titled Conversations with People Who Hate Mewas published on March 29, 2022 by Atria, a division of Simon & Schuster. The Associated Press called the book "a fascinating meditation on human connection and on finding common ground with people you never thought possible." His TED Talk, "Empathy is not endorsement," has been viewed millions of time worldwide. Marron recently joined the writing staff of the Emmy-winning Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso.

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“Conversations with People Who Hate Me” joins the TED Audio Collective

February 16, 2022

The podcast Conversations with People Who Hate Me has joined the TED Audio Collective ahead of its new season, which launches on February 16. Listen to new episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Hosted by writer and performer Dylan Marron, the podcast invites people who have clashed online — from strangers […]

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TED launches TED Audio Collective for podcasts

February 22, 2021

On February 22, 2021, TED launches the TED Audio Collective to house its growing collection of podcasts. While broadly known for its global conferences and signature TED Talk videos, TED is also one of the top podcast publishers in the world. TED podcasts are downloaded 1.65 million times per day in virtually every country on […]

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