Kat Aaron is the Senior Producer of Note to Self.
Before joining Note to Self, Kat was a reporter on WNYC's Data News team. She also worked with Transportation Nation, tracking traffic deaths in New York City. Before joining WNYC, Kat was an Alicia Patterson Fellow, a project editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop, and a reporter at the Center for Public Integrity, where she initiated coverage of the financial crisis and its aftermath.
In addition to her work at WNYC, she writes about the civil court system and access to justice issues. She is an avid reader of sci-fi, a creator of very experimental ice cream flavors, and a hoarder of fabric.
Kat Aaron appears in the following:
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
People have a lot of excuses for not meditating. Eight, in fact. Dan Harris knows them all. And he can help.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Let’s create some calm as this year ends. It all starts with one deep breath, led by Google employee 107. (Who retired at 44 to meditate and build the conditions for world peace.) #nbd
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
The creators of Netflix’s hit Black Mirror on predicting the future, Twitter as a massive role-playing game, and nostalgia for meh. Optimism and wit from two delightfully dark geniuses.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
The tradeoffs we don’t see when we shop on Amazon. Why the answer isn’t to cancel your Prime. And yes, I bring Alexa’s new camera into my bedroom.
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
People say mean things to Dylan Marron online. He takes that as an invitation to call them up and make friends.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
An incomplete list of the objects listening to us: Siri. Alexa. Google Home. With so many recordings, the transcribed life isn’t far off. For better or for worse.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
How a single American’s quest for his own digital marketing profile may show us all how our data travels the world. And may even end up in the hands of foreign governments.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
From March, the first chapter in our look at Cambridge Analytica. We asked the controversial digital marketing firm what services they provided for Trump.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time to consider how online interference moves into the physical world. The second of our spy handbook for our data-rich era.
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Russian spy tactics have gotten an upgrade since the Cold War. This week, how they work now.
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
If talking about democracy getting hacked feels like old news, it’s time to take a fresh look.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
There was a time humans were guided by stars, not satellite. Now you can beam into robots, or turn on GPS. But when we put ourselves on autopilot we may lose our minds.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
You judge the person playing Candy Crush. Even when it’s you. But that mental fist pump from leveling up has real value. How to stop judging and use games for a strategic reset.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The Replika app chats with you, learns from you, and reflects you back. Your AI self gets pretty real. #realtalkbot
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
And other fibs we tell our friends, family and lovers. Psychotherapist Esther Perel is back to call us on our bullsh*t.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Remember being dumped? Now, technology lets us delay, deflect, and disappear. Renowned psychotherapist Esther Perel is here to help us fall in love better.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
How (and why) a week of boredom sparked a brilliant breakthrough for one college student. And the link between single-tasking and innovation.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
This week, five episodes for five ways we can do better by the planet. First: warm up, strip down. Rethink the air conditioner.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Giant whale turds. A permanent shade over the sun. One is flashier, but that's the danger of it. This is poopier oceans vs. the climate change quick fix.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The hacks, the Verizon sale, the uncool factor. This week, the tech loyalties we keep when maybe we shouldn’t.