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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:

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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Your Quantified Body, Your Quantified Self

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

What happens when we start thinking of ourselves as walking, breathing, calorie-consuming piles of data? We asked hundreds of people to weigh in (figuratively speaking).

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Why You Feel More Productive But the Economy Isn’t

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Douglas Rushkoff, author of "Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus," argues that our fixation on "growth" has made us less financially secure, with big consequences for our communities.

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Wait, You're Into [Insert Kink] Too?!

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

As promised! The time has come to talk about sex. Or, rather, to swipe about sex. 

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Why You Should Put a Post-It Over Your Laptop Camera

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

How much would it take for someone to hack YOUR life? And really, how worried do you actually need to be?  

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Have You Tried to Hack Your Health? Tell Us What Happened.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

We tried using apps to stop sugar cravings. It didn't work. Now, we want to hear your stories.

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What We Learned When 25,000 People Tried to Fight Information Overload

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

What we learned through a week of experimenting with information overload interventions.

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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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