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:
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Exploring the Lonely Web.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Some (not all) of your endorsements in one handy linked-up list.
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?
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
We head inside Etsy's Usability Testing Lab to understand the art of User Experience and online shopping seduction.
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.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
The man behind the Bulletproof empire explains why sometimes in order to get results, you have to go to extremes.
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.
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.
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?
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).
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.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
As promised! The time has come to talk about sex. Or, rather, to swipe about sex.
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?
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
We tried using apps to stop sugar cravings. It didn't work. Now, we want to hear your stories.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
What we learned through a week of experimenting with information overload interventions.
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.