Manoush Zomorodi is the host and managing editor of the podcast Note to Self 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.
Her book, Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self, is based on an experiment she did with tens of thousands of her listeners in 2015.
Prior to New York Public Radio, Manoush reported and produced around the world for BBC News and Thomson Reuters. Manoush grew up in Princeton, New Jersey and went to Georgetown University. She lives with her family in Brooklyn.
Manoush Zomorodi appears in the following:
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Black Mirror is a tweaked reflection of technology’s worst consequences - a “sarcastic version of the present.’ So of course we love it. This week, we talk to its genius creators.
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Today, Sen. Wyden hears testimony from former FBI Director James Comey. Next week, he’ll be on N2S. Here’s a sneak peek at our chat about cybersecurity and your digital rights.
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
People upload every kind of image (un)imaginable. Content moderators look at all the awful stuff, so you don’t have to. They toil in obscurity. Why aren’t they held up as heroes?
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Our producer discovered an FBI file on her grandfather. What if they compiled a file on you? Here's how they'd do it.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Our award winning series about work/life balance, and how Silicon Valley reacts to two Brooklyn moms with one big tech idea. This is episode one.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Bot armies are taking aim at our democracies, from last November to Brexit to this weekend’s French election. But what do they want with Manoush?
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Uh, mom, the eggplant emoji is not about food. And the crying-laughing emoji is not appropriate for funerals. It’s time for some family tech therapy. With a professional.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
We count on robots to do more and more stuff. Drive cars, water crops, diagnose disease. What happens when the robots are racist?
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Your selfies are sharing way more than your smiling face. They’re full of data. Which is being used by stores. And banks. And police. And, well, everyone.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Got that buzzy, anxious feeling of wanting to know about everything going on? Here's one thing you can do to fight information overload right now.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
How one revolting, racist, sexist word emerged from the dark corners of 4chan and Reddit. And why we should care.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Congress approved a measure that rolls back an FCC rule that would have required Internet providers to ask permission before selling consumers' personal data.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The story goes: the Trump campaign hired consultants called Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge uses data to target voters' personalities and emotions. Trump wins. But it's not so simple.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
After building the social network’s ad system, Antonio García Martínez tried to set his career on fire. Turns out, it takes a lot to get shunned in the Valley.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
American spies know how to get into our devices—according to Wikileaks. But when are these tactics really making our lives safer?
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Because if you don’t, I’ll assume you hate me. What happens when passive aggression, shade and FOMO aren’t a bug—they’re a feature.
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
New devices promise to chill you out with low-level electric pulses. Turns out, it is possible to over-chill.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
No, not by watching porn. By sharing with your partner what turns you on, and weirds you out. Through an app. Of course.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Technologist Anil Dash on the new ethics of tech. ProPublica’s Julia Angwin on why we’re all losing, and her strategies as a privacy prepper.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Learning more about privacy can be eye-opening - and scary. Don't worry. Here's your guide to protecting your data, and creating a more secure future for us all.