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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:

Infomagical Challenge 5: Magical Life

Friday, February 05, 2016

Write a sentence articulating your personal rule/algorithm/filter parameters/mantra to live by. Consider it your note to self.

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Infomagical Challenge 4: Magical Connection

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Discuss something you’ve heard, read, or watched with someone for at least seven minutes by phone or in person. Social psychologist Sherry Turkle explains why and how.

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Infomagical Challenge 3: Magical Brain

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Avoid a trending topic, or “must read” today. Consume only what's valuable to you. Issued by Cates Holderness, who launched The Dress meme, and Ann Blair, information overload historian.

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Infomagical Challenge 2: Magical Phone

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Tidy up your apps and transform your phone into a portal of wisdom. Brought to you by "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up" author Marie Kondo herself.

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Infomagical Challenge 1: Magical Day

Monday, February 01, 2016

No multi-tasking today. Work on one thing at a time, and give each task your full focus.

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Get A Grip On Your Information Overload With 'Infomagical'

Monday, January 25, 2016

Ever feel like you can't handle all the information pouring toward you from all the screens? But you keep reading and watching anyway? This five-day experiment from WNYC may just be for you.

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The Case for Infomagical

Monday, January 25, 2016

All of the information you need about information overload.

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When FOMO Meets JOMO

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Caterina Fake (the person who popularized the term "FOMO") talks with Anil Dash (the person who coined the term "JOMO"). Turns out, they're good friends.

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A Neuroscientist’s Guide to Getting Organized (Plus: Survey!)

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

If you had to guess, how many facts have you taken in today? Dr. Daniel Levitin says it's probably way too many to process.

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Listen to Your Voicemail

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Love it or hate it, there's at least one important thing only voicemail can do.

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Why You Should Care About LEGO and Creativity

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Your kid's seven new LEGO kits matter for the future of creative thinking.

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50 Newsletters You'll Actually Be Glad to See in Your Inbox

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

We want you to make your inbox a happy place.
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5 Links We Would GChat You If We Were Friends

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

One of our favorite technology + culture critics picked five stories for your year-end listening (and relaxing into the idea that we don't REALLY have to care about EVERYTHING) pleasure.

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Marina Abramović’s Method Blew Our Minds

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Here's why Marina Abramović, one of the world’s most famous performance artists, is making audiences sit in total silence for 30 minutes.

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On Wexting and Other Woes

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Is the zombie apocalypse nigh? Slate's newest Dear Prudence – the one and only Mallory Ortberg – advises listeners on dealing with the most annoying technology users.

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So Your Facebook Friend Said Something Racist. Again.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The time is ripe for our step-by-step guide on handling offensive posts on your social media feeds. This works for the Thanksgiving table, too.

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Going Deep on Digital Photo Clutter

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Pull out your camera and look at the last picture you've taken. Why did you take it?

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When a School Has a Sexting Scandal

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A small Colorado town discovered that hundreds of students had been taking and sexting nude photographs "like baseball cards," shaking up the parents, police, schools, and football team.

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Is My Phone Eavesdropping On Me?

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Some coincidences seem just a little bit too... coincidental. Author Walter Kirn is on this week to talk about his recent story "If You're Not Paranoid, You're Crazy."

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It's Time to Deal With Your Photo Clutter

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A customized, step-by-step guide for dealing with your digital photo clutter. It'll be fun. Mostly. 

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