Jen Poyant

Senior Producer, The Takeaway

Jen works with The Takeaway’s host John Hockenberry and the show’s crack team of producers to come up with innovative angles on the day’s news.  Her responsibilities on the show include line producing the live show, coordinating the day’s planning for the next day’s broadcast, editing, and planning larger projects.  

Jen helped shepherd the show through a time of transition at The Takeaway, when the show moved to a new, fresh one hour format.

Jen began her radio career at Virginia's NPR member station WVTF.  After she moved to the New York area, she reported for public radio stations in the region, including WBGO, WHYY, and WNYC. She's contributed to NPR news as a feature and spot reporter. Her beats have included the State House in Trenton and the culture and politics of Newark. During her time covering New Jersey, Jen was awarded the New Jersey Associated Press First Place Award for Best Sports Feature, Best Spot News Coverage, Best Public Service, and Best Newscast with WBGO’s Andrew Meyer. Jen has served as a production intern for The Leonard Lopate Show and is a senior producer for WNYC's The Takeaway. She holds a Master’s degree in Cultural and Critical Studies from the University of London, Birkbeck College.

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Jen Poyant appears in the following:

WiFi, Cancer, and Paranoia

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Science says you really don't need to worry about carcinogens and WiFi. We sort through all of the research with Only Human's Mary Harris.

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Why Google 'Thought' This Black Woman Was a Gorilla

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

This is a story about an incident that happened to 22-year-old web developer Jacky Alciné, the racist slur that caught him off-guard, and the machines behind it.

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The Ad Blocker's Dilemma: Sell Your Soul or Destroy the Internet

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

With the latest iOS update, you can start using ad blockers on your phone. But should you?

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Why Texts From Your Ex Is a Thing

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Creator of 'Texts From Your Ex' Elan Gale on the impulses behind texting with exes, and publishing the screenshots.

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Why Online Shoppers See Different Prices for the Same Item

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Price discrimination, or the "Schmo Tax," is how companies like Amazon post different prices depending on a shopper's zip code or online history. Sound fair?

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Back to School Guide: How to Think About Kids and Tech

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

A round-up of all the big questions we should be asking as the kids head back to school.

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Stop Going on Bad Dates.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Tips from a professional online profile ghostwriter. Because, of course, that's a thing.

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LEGO Kits and Your Creative Soul

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The future of creativity, the best ways to brainstorm, and the importance of free-association are all to be found through every techie's favorite toy: LEGO.

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Should You Post Pictures of Your Kids Online?

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Sure, baby pictures are cute. But does that mean you should post them before a kid is old enough to give consent? We take a deep dive into the different philosophies out there.

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This Is Your Brain on Online Shopping

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Why would anyone buy six sweaters, only to never wear them? We visited Etsy's Usability Lab in search of some answers.

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What Is Our Attention Actually Worth?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tech entrepreneur Tristan Harris imagines technology without constant notifications - and a funding system that incentivizes techies to build it.

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Bored and Brilliant: BOOT CAMP

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A summer version of Bored and Brilliant, designed to get you rethinking your relationship with your smartphone. Works equally well on vacation, or when you WISH you were on vacation.

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Jurassic Mistakes

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sarah and Delphine team up to battle the neolutionists, family ties are strained and remade, and our clone hosts try to pick up the pieces after Orphan Black's shocking Season 3 finale. 

Crowdsourcing a Clone

Monday, June 15, 2015

Delphine goes full Single White Female on Shay, the Castor mole isn't who we expect, and Hanna and Emma explain what happens when our beloved Orphans head across the pond.

Codebreakers and Baby Oxen

Monday, June 08, 2015

World-renowned codebreaker Johnny Taiwan joins our hosts for an intense lesson on cryptography and being a dungeon master.

We Talk to Mark Wahlberg, Champion of Clones

Monday, June 01, 2015

Cosima and Alison pull a switcheroo over some much needed pee, Helena and Mrs. S finally come to blows, and as our clone hosts explain, a fierce hug heals all wounds.

When Television and Science Collide in a Fiery Ball

Monday, May 25, 2015

Sarah and Helena hash it out in captivity, Cosima's new girlfriend might be sinister and Paul takes on the government – until it blows up in his face.

The Clone's Guide to Breaking Out of Prison

Monday, May 18, 2015

Sarah and Helena are locked up together - but according to our clone hosts, they're still so far apart. Cosima has a hot date and Gracie's gone full CW.

I’m Just a Clone with a Podcast

Monday, May 11, 2015

Things get awkward when Hanna and Emma's least-favorite clone, Janet, stops in. Plus: How to survive a close-range bullet wound.

Are Clones People? Yes. Yes?

Monday, May 04, 2015

The girl and boy clones are related, Mark bites it in a cornfield, Allison has fully broken bad, and clone sisters Emma and Hanna are here to explain it all.