plan to spend at least one hour each week–longer, if you plan to explore the optional curated resources or join the virtual live event.
“This course made me think hard about my assumptions and my behaviors. I loved the activities and I loved how the topic was broken down into doable tasks.”
“Loaded with insights on how calling out others is so unnecessary and harmful.”
“The course is really clear and helps me understand my own mechanisms.”
“This course touched on areas a lot of people avoid.”
Dylan Marron moved from Venezuela to the United States when he was five years old. Since he was young he’s loved watching movies, but growing up as a “brown kid in America” he didn't see himself and his experiences represented in film. At age 27, he created the critically acclaimed Every Single Word, a video series that edits down popular films to feature just the words spoken by people of color (spoiler alert: often, there aren't many).
More recently, Dylan’s been the host and creator of the podcast Conversations with People Who Hate Me, a social experiment connecting strangers who have exchanged negative or hateful messages on the internet. His book, also titled Conversations with People Who Hate Me, is published by Atria, a division of Simon & Schuster. He described his podcast work in his 2018 TED Talk, which has been viewed more than 3.5 million times.
He recently joined the writing staff of the Emmy-winning hit television series Ted Lasso. Its star, Jason Sudeikis, calls Dylan “a modern Mister Rogers for the digital age.”
Dylan lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his husband.
To learn more about Dylan and his work, visit dylanmarron.com.
We schedule our TED Courses with start dates so that you can move through the content as part of a global group of learners.Along the way, you’ll benefit from a wide range of perspectives, experiences and ideas that your classmates share.
We’ll unlock new content at the start of each week, but it’s completely up to you to determine when you’d like to complete that week’s videos, activities and discussion questions. If you’re a morning person, you can start the day with your TED Course and a cup of coffee. Or maybe you’d like to learn late at night–that’s OK, too!
The only live element of the courses are the optional, weekly virtual events: these are a wonderful way for you to get to know the other learners in your course, and we offer them twice each week to engage learners in different time zones.