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Manoush Zomorodi

Host, Note to Self

Manoush Zomorodi is the host and managing editor of Note to Self, “the tech show about being human,” from WNYC Studios.

Every week on her podcast, Manoush searches for answers to life’s digital quandaries, through experiments and conversations with listeners and experts. Topics include information overload, digital clutter, sexting “scandals," and the eavesdropping capabilities of our gadgets.

She has won numerous awards for her work including four from the New York Press Club. In 2014, the Alliance for Women in Media named her Outstanding Host.

Prior to New York Public Radio, Manoush reported and produced around the world for BBC News and Thomson Reuters. In 2012, she published Camera Ready, a guide to multimedia journalism.

Manoush grew up in Princeton, New Jersey and went to Georgetown University.

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Manoush Zomorodi appears in the following:

Digging Into Facebook's File on You

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

What are Facebook's algorithms saying about you? In a special collaboration, ProPublica invites listeners to take a closer look at the data Facebook has collected on them.

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Bonus: Chelsea Clinton Talks Global Equality and Breastfeeding

Monday, September 26, 2016

In this bonus mini-episode, Chelsea Clinton tells Manoush why she's frustrated by the gender gap in tech. Plus, the art of juggling a new baby and a hectic campaign schedule.

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The Secret to Making Video Games Good for You

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

This week, how video games can help you become smarter, happier, and more creative-- if you use them right.

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There Is No 'Off the Record'

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Imagine a future where every word you utter is recorded and saved. It's not that far off. We tested out the transcribed life to see what happens.

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Update: Eye In the Sky

Monday, September 12, 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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Sext Education: Teens, Photos, and the Law

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

What's the worst that can happen to teenagers in love who send each other racy pictures? Felonies. Grownups just don't know how to deal with digital courtship. Here's one couple's story.

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Blind Kids, Touchscreen Phones, and the End of Braille?

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Touchscreen phones work so well for blind people that Braille may become obsolete. But advocates worry this could render the next generation "functionally illiterate."

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The Thing About Texts From Your Ex

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

It turns out, reading through hundreds of thousands of other people's emotionally loaded conversations gives you some pretty profound insight into relationships, technology, and privacy.

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Should We Post Pictures of Our Children Online?

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Nearly 92 percent of kids in the U.S. have some digital presence by the age of two. But there are risks to having your child's face all over the internet. Where should we draw the line?

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The One Thing You Can Actually Do to Fight Surveillance

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Security technologist Bruce Schneier, author of “Data and Goliath,” says you should stop feeling guilty about skimming the Terms of Service. Get mad instead.

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Is My Phone Listening in On Me?

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

As you're enjoying this classic episode from our archive, featuring author Walter Kirn on phone privacy, please take our survey, and let us know how we can make Note to Self even better!

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Taking the Lead Bonus: Andrew Moravcsik

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Hear Manoush’s extended interview with author, academic and lead father Andy Moravcsik about why (and how) more men can take on greater responsibilities at home.

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Taking the Lead Episode 4: The Partnership

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

In the final chapter of our series on women and work, a conversation with one power couple about why the work/life balance debate is really about men and their role as caretakers.

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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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10 Stellar Work/Life Balance Pick-Me-Ups (And Counting)

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Manoush shares her personal list of favorite work/life balance-related content.
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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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