Amna Ijaz

Ted Radio Hour


Manoush Minute



Motion Graphics

2D illustrations


  • John Poole
  • Catie Dull


Oct 2021 – Dec 2021

Episode 1 – Snail Venom

The humble cone snail is actually a deadly sea predator. Its powerful venom can paralyze and kill its prey, but researchers are studying it as a potential medicine. TED Radio Hour’s Manoush Zomorodi shares chemical biologist Mandë Holford's research on how snail venom can fight cancer and alleviate pain.

Episode 2 – Meat

Scientists have found a way to grow real meat without killing any animals in the process. But what does that even look like? And can it be done on a larger scale?

We have two eyes for depth perception and two ears for sound localization, but why do we need two nostrils?

p.s. one of the animated nostrils is mine ;)

What would a Thanksgiving meal look like that was actually native to the Americas? Chef Crystal Wahpepah knows. Her goal at Wahpepah’s Kitchen is to introduce people to her culture – and remind them whose land we're living on. Eating can be a way of paying homage to food and traditions that existed way before the Pilgrims got here.

Are you on Instagram because otherwise you'd be bored? If so, there's something you should know: boredom can actually be good for you.