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, 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.
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
After exchanging hand-drawn postcards for a year, two data designers discover how compiling and parsing the little things in life can lead to unexpected self-reflection-- and friendship.
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.
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.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
This week, how video games can help you become smarter, happier, and more creative-- if you use them right.
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.
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?
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.
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."
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.
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?
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.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
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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.
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.
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.
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.'
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Manoush shares her personal list of favorite work/life balance-related content.
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.'