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Sincerely, X

Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (300 ratings)

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Summary

Some stories are too sensitive, painful or potentially damaging to share publicly - unless they can be shared anonymously. TED and Audible present, Sincerely, X, featuring speakers whose ideas deserve to be heard but whose identities must remain hidden. From lifesaving rituals to the unexpected gift of a prison sentence to the consequence of physician burnout; you won’t know the storyteller’s name, but their story may change you forever.

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Critic reviews

"Stunning and dangerously honest." (The Guardian)

"The series has an intimacy that is elusive on stage." (Financial Times)

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Fantastic

Thought-provoking and startlingly honest. This series will allow you to explore ideas and viewpoints which are rare to find elsewhere in society.

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Unique opportunity to see into environments and worlds that are otherwise closed.

Thought provoking,stimulating discussions.




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It takes so long to get to the actual story!

The talks are great and very much worth listening to. it's just that the introduction to each episode is exorbitantly long! you could really cut your introduction down to under a minute and get to the point of letting the speaker give their talk.

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Must hear. Poignant real life experiences.

These can be difficult to listen to at times and are touching, at times heartbreaking experiences.

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Moving and inspirational stories

A candid and personal view of experiences which highlight the vulnerabilities many of us struggle with.

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Disappointing

Didn't really live up to the hype. I found each story interesting but not compelling.
I also found the privileged creaky voice of the narrator profoundly smug and annoying.

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very dark undertones

i understand the need for authenticity and vulnerability but there was so much struggle and sadness expressed before any info/lessons/ transformations. it was depressing to listen to it. the wisdom from people was there but not enough in comparison to the darkness of it

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Hard hitting but sensational

Full credit to those who shared their experiences, emotional and I imagine so difficult but empowering to share. Thank you

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very interesting listen

I'm a big ted fan and I loved the concept of this series. very good.

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Terrible narrator at the start has an awful voice

Terrible narrator at the start has an awful voice which stops me wanting to listen to the test of the episode

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  • Michelle Anderson
  • 20-05-19

Wonderfully Enlightening

As a person who thinks they’re pretty adept at viewing other perspectives I found this series riveting and wildly entertaining! I found each talk to be insightful, thoughtful and heartfelt. My favorite talk was from the inner city AP English teacher. I have never thought about how children growing up in urban poverty might act out because I’m so far removed from the environment. After hearing the talk I couldn’t imagine how frustrating it must be for the children and teachers, I’m so grateful we have people like the speaker in the world to help these kids and as a mom of 5, I took to heart what was said and will apply it to my own children and our lives. I hope there will be more talks soon, I can’t get enough!

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  • Chris Knight
  • 01-03-19

Touching Anecdotes

Honest stories from real people, an enjoyable series. Add an experienced narrator and you get a great listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-03-20

I wanted more! very Theraputic<br />

Thank you...I heard my story being read out loud and I got a little bit of closure I need to start to heal. Thank you all for being so brave and sharing your battles. truly healing...

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  • Heather Sky
  • 03-03-20

She reveals nothing about how depression feels. <br /><br />

She suffers from sadness not depression. Depression is not maliable as she asserts. Nothing can move you emotionally when you are depressed. You have no control over your emotions. What she asserts is dangerous. Depression allows you to take pleasure in nothing.

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  • Melissa
  • 31-12-19

What an eye opener!

I love the idea that we get to hear stories the no one would want to share on a TED talk. There are things in life that are just to personal, embarrassing or scary to get up in front of a stage and talk about. These are the story of Sincerely, X!

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  • Le Vu My Linh
  • 15-02-20

Personal and honest

The stories are raw and personal and inspiring. But the sound editing (effects, background music etc) makes it less sincere and cheapen the whole experience.

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  • Learning is Loving
  • 13-01-20

Not My Cup of Tea

struggled to finish, just wasn't what I thought it would be -interesting. Especially the mental health related episodes.

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  • Lisa
  • 04-11-19

Burnout

I think this speaker was awfully hard on herself. I am not so convinced she could have talked this patient into staying. A medical provider can only do so much.

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  • Cyndy Hayes
  • 29-10-19

Episode 7

I have really enjoyed the first 6 episodes and understand why they were told anonymously. But I don’t see Episode 7 as a fit. It was a nice presentation perfect for the TED stage. I am also a female executive that had similar experiences in the 80’s and 90’s and I take every opportunity to share my stories, experiences and reflections with as many people as possible. Courageous leadership is rare but critical to change. Speak up, own your truth.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-10-18

Wonderful heard

This was good experience hearing this title. Continue to have titles like this. Looking forward

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