Sincerely, X


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Some stories are too sensitive, painful or potentially damaging to share publicly -- unless they can be shared anonymously. TED and Audible present Sincerely, X: an original audio series featuring talks from speakers whose ideas deserve to be heard, ...Show More

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Episode 2: Pepper Spray

34:58 | Jul 27th, 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.

Episode 1: Dr. Burnout

29:19 | Jul 19th, 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.

Share your idea—anonymously!: Sincerely, X Season 2

00:58 | Feb 26th

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 to get in touch and share your idea anonymously.

Episode 10: Gifted Kid

33:37 | Sep 21st, 2017

A gifted child. A rough neighborhood. A teacher who knows how to break the cycle. [Contains explicit content]

Episode 9: Rural Woman

25:45 | Sep 14th, 2017

A small town she loves. A big realization. What happens when rural traditions need reinventing?

Episode 8: Reclaiming Power

22:03 | Sep 7th, 2017

A devastating assault. A story of how this powerful person turned loss into gain.

Episode 7: Mood Changer

22:14 | Aug 31st, 2017

Years of depression. Scores of medications. An original approach to living with mental health, from the bottom up.

Episode 6: Rescued by Ritual

28:36 | Aug 24th, 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.

Episode 5: Equality Executive

26:14 | Aug 17th, 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.

Episode 4: Sad in Silicon Valley

33:01 | Aug 10th, 2017

He got everything he thought he wanted. And that's when his problems began. [Contains explicit content]

Episode 3: Ex-Con

29:44 | Aug 3rd, 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.

Preview: Sincerely, X

01:25 | May 19th, 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.