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:
Friday, February 05, 2016
Write a sentence articulating your personal rule/algorithm/filter parameters/mantra to live by. Consider it your note to self.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, February 01, 2016
No multi-tasking today. Work on one thing at a time, and give each task your full focus.
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.
Monday, January 25, 2016
All of the information you need about information overload.
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.
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.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Love it or hate it, there's at least one important thing only voicemail can do.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Your kid's seven new LEGO kits matter for the future of creative thinking.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
We want you to make your inbox a happy place.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Pull out your camera and look at the last picture you've taken. Why did you take it?
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.
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."
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
A customized, step-by-step guide for dealing with your digital photo clutter. It'll be fun. Mostly.