Manoush Zomorodi

Note to Self host

Manoush is the host and managing editor of WNYC’s Note to Self. From 1995-2006 Manoush reported and produced for BBC News, with postings in Washington, Berlin, Brussels, and New York. As a freelance reporter and anchor, she covered business and technology for Reuters Television in New York from 2006-2010.


She is the author of the multimedia ebook CAMERA READY: How to Present Your Best Self and Ideas On-Air or Online and blogs at Follow her @manoushz.


Manoush Zomorodi appears in the following:

WiFi, Cancer, and Paranoia

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Science says you really don't need to worry about carcinogens and WiFi. We sort through all of the research with Only Human's Mary Harris.

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Why Google 'Thought' This Black Woman Was a Gorilla

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

This is a story about an incident that happened to 22-year-old web developer Jacky Alciné, the racist slur that caught him off-guard, and the machines behind it.

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The Ad Blocker's Dilemma: Sell Your Soul or Destroy the Internet

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

With the latest iOS update, you can start using ad blockers on your phone. But should you?

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Are Ad Blockers a Game Changer for Online Revenue?

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A look at how the precedent set by the ad-blocking software Peace could affect online advertisers and the model many Internet companies use to generate income.

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Why Texts From Your Ex Is a Thing

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Creator of 'Texts From Your Ex' Elan Gale on the impulses behind texting with exes, and publishing the screenshots.

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Why Online Shoppers See Different Prices for the Same Item

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Price discrimination, or the "Schmo Tax," is how companies like Amazon post different prices depending on a shopper's zip code or online history. Sound fair?

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Back to School Guide: How to Think About Kids and Tech

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

A round-up of all the big questions we should be asking as the kids head back to school.

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Stop Going on Bad Dates.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Tips from a professional online profile ghostwriter. Because, of course, that's a thing.

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LEGO Kits and Your Creative Soul

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The future of creativity, the best ways to brainstorm, and the importance of free-association are all to be found through every techie's favorite toy: LEGO.

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Should You Post Pictures of Your Kids Online?

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Sure, baby pictures are cute. But does that mean you should post them before a kid is old enough to give consent? We take a deep dive into the different philosophies out there.

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This Is Your Brain on Online Shopping

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Why would anyone buy six sweaters, only to never wear them? We visited Etsy's Usability Lab in search of some answers.

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What Is Our Attention Actually Worth?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tech entrepreneur Tristan Harris imagines technology without constant notifications - and a funding system that incentivizes techies to build it.

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Reining In The Digital Wild West

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The resignation of Reddit's interim CEO, Ellen Pao, has made the company take a hard look at the bounds of acceptable speech on the site and what its obligations are to its users. 

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Bored and Brilliant: BOOT CAMP

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A summer version of Bored and Brilliant, designed to get you rethinking your relationship with your smartphone. Works equally well on vacation, or when you WISH you were on vacation.

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What Do Txts Do To Actual Writing?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

"Book of Numbers" author Joshua Cohen answers our listener's question about serious writing in a world of texts, Twitter, and fleeting attention. 

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Would You Go?

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

We check back in with two pioneers in space travel: businesswoman Anousheh Ansari, returned space tourist, and longtime space-enthusiast Lina Borozdina.

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I'm Introverted. How Do I Find Quiet Space in the Digital Age?

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Author and introvert advocate extraordinaire Susan Cain answers a listener's question about finding quiet places in a buzzing world.

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What Divorce by Algorithm Means for Marriage

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Why one online divorce start-up might spell change for family law writ large. In other words: Silicon Valley thinks Gwyneth Paltrow might be onto something.

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When Your Conspiracy Theory Is True

Friday, June 19, 2015

The government actually WAS sending beams through the walls of Daniel Rigmaiden's apartment, and his attempt to figure out how changed how we understand surveillance.

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Eye in the Sky

Thursday, June 18, 2015

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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