Manoush Zomorodi is the host and managing editor of
, “the tech show about being human,” from WNYC Studios. Note to Self
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
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.
Manoush Zomorodi appears in the following:
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
How one gambler on the Sunset Strip laid the legal groundwork for privacy in the digital age.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Are you an upholder, a questioner, an obliger or a rebel? Figuring out your cognitive house might be the key to changing your bad tech habits for good.
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Can we start fresh when every step, nap, and calorie are measured? If even a hard-core coder fails at a tech-enabled diet, maybe we need a new way to optimize our quantified selves.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
FOMO is real. And it's amplified during the holiday season when party glam shots and scrumptious food pics are everywhere. So let's embrace a little JOMO (Joy of Missing Out) instead.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
How one mom battling cancer is setting up messages for her kids to get after she's gone. And what her kids think about this digital legacy.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
If police smell booze on you behind the wheel, you'll be handed a breathalyzer. But how do they measure clicks and swipes? Plus, a sneak peek at our next big listener project.
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Back in the ‘90s, primetime shows made us all care about drunk driving. Now, we need to stop texting on the road. But we don't watch TV like we used to. So who’s the new influencer?
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
What data do the feds have on us? Should we encrypt everything? How do we make a tinfoil hat again? This week, privacy and social media in the Trump era.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
We click on things we agree with already. Here are concrete steps to get out of our comfort zone and find new people, opinions, and voices online. With minimal ick factor.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Don't throw a turkey leg. Don't go ALL CAPS rage over racism on Twitter. This Thanksgiving, when the conversation makes your blood boil, take some deep breaths and just LARA.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Note to Self listeners are struggling to find joy on the internet after this election. 'Happier' host Gretchen Rubin has advice.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
WNYC's Manoush Zomorodi accounts for technology and social media following an election cycle when a tweet could carry more weight than a policy speech.
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
The nation is divided, and we're all processing. So, we curated a list of 7 episodes from the archive for your post-election reality.
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Americans voted. Now we can think way, way beyond 2016. The failed 2016 presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan (convincingly) explains why you might live forever and vote for him in 2040.
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Can't afford a personal guru? No worries. Chade-Meng Tan, Silicon Valley's mindfulness coach, is making meditation accessible and he's got tips to incorporate it into our everyday lives.
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Join WNYC Studios to learn how the leading producer of premier audio content engages and activates audiences beyond their ear buds. Part of the Fast Company Innovation Festival.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Sure, legendary performance artist, Marina Abramović, got 750,000 people to wait in line at MoMA just to sit across a table from her. But can she get us ALL to count lentils?
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
How Marina Abramović, the world’s most famous performance artist, got Manoush and producer Jen Poyant to sit in silence for 30 minutes before a performance of Bach's Goldberg Variations.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
In a time of racial tension, how do you manage information overload—the storm of news online—when paying attention is painful? This week, two friends find their answer.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Visit a school in Brooklyn where the cushions are cozy and every child is optimized. Think Montessori 2.0... and the future of education if one former Google executive gets it right.