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Jen Poyant

Executive Producer, Note to Self

Jen Poyant is Executive Producer of WNYC Studio's Note to Self podcast and radio program, hosted by Manoush Zomorodi.  

Before taking over leadership of the Note to Self radio's brand, Jen was a Senior Producer for WNYC's national news-analysis magazine show, The Takeaway. Poyant also planned and produced New York Public Radio's Werk It festival, the first ever women's podcast festival.

Jen has served as interim executive producer for WNYC's Peabody award-winning local flagship news and politics program The Brian Lehrer show, and has worked on the station's daily cultural call-in program, The Leonard Lopate show. She's also contributed to WNYC's Radio Rookies, feature and spot reporting for NPR. She has served as a state reporter in Trenton, New Jersey for NPR member stations WHHY and WBGO, and as a reporter for WVTF in Roanoke, Virginia.   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. 

Before pursuing a career in broadcasting, Jen taught English at a public high school and a school for the blind in Kumamoto, Japan. She holds an Masters Degree in Cultural and Critical Studies at the University of London, Birkbeck College and a BA in English and Art History from Virginia Tech. 

Jen Poyant appears in the following:

Taking the Lead Episode 3: The Pressure

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Running low on funds, Rachael and Leslie join a startup accelerator to compete for a cash prize. After months of preparation, their final pitch includes a surprise strategy.

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Taking the Lead Episode 2: The Paradox

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Back from Palo Alto, Rachael and Leslie test their app on 20 Brooklyn moms. But while Leslie is ready to trade in her blazer for a hoodie, Rachael considers 'leaning out.'

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Taking the Lead Episode 1: The Pain Point

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Meet Rachael and Leslie, two working moms with a tech idea to solve the work/life balance problem and help more women 'lean in.'

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Coming Soon: Taking the Lead

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Could tech be the answer to our work/life balance problems and help more working mothers 'lean in'?

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Bored and Brilliant: BOOT CAMP 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Our series about getting bored and creative is back in time to optimize your summer. Plus, Manoush has a special announcement.

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A Beginner's Guide to International Tech Etiquette

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

In which we explore how culture influences technology, with the help of some NPR foreign correspondents.

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What Happens When We Skimm the News

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

In which we discuss whether Hiroshima and Justin Bieber belong in the same nut graph. 

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Infomagical: BOOTCAMP

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

It's time to fight information overload, focus, and GTFO of the office for the summer.

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When To Stop Looking for a Better Date or Restaurant

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Can algorithms help us eat and love better? We went on a mission to find out.

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6 Algorithms That Can Improve Your Life

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

That pile of papers on your desk? That lunch meeting you can't seem to nail down? The hundreds of emails that raise your blood pressure? We're here to help.

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The Realities of Virtual Reality

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

We've put it off for long enough. It's time to talk about VR.

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What Happens to the Videos No One Watches

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Exploring the Lonely Web.

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10 Great Podcast Episodes Hosted by Women

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Some (not all) of your endorsements in one handy linked-up list.
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Eye in the Sky

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Ross McNutt has a superpower — he can zoom in on everyday life, then rewind and fast-forward to solve crimes in a shutter-flash. But should he?

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The Puppet Masters Behind Online Shopping

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

We head inside Etsy's Usability Testing Lab to understand the art of User Experience and online shopping seduction.

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Two Dope Queens on Feminism

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Phoebe Robinson—a stand up-comedian, writer and co-host of WNYC's new podcast '2 Dope Queens'—joins us to talk about finding digital feminism.

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Creating a Super-Human You with Dave Asprey

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

The man behind the Bulletproof empire explains why sometimes in order to get results, you have to go to extremes.

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Forget Edibles: Getting High on Wearables

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

There are a lot of tools out there that claim to train—even change—your brain. So do they work? We put them to the test and things get... interesting.

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Who Dis?

Monday, March 28, 2016

It's Phoebe Robinson! And Jessica Williams! Here to give you a sneak peek of our brand new podcast, 2 Dope Queens. 

Apple's Security Debate is Everyone's Problem (Including Yours)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

If your phone was stolen, you'd most likely be concerned that the thief would now have access to your bank account... and your vacation photos. But what if the thief was the government?

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