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Manoush Zomorodi

Host, Note to Self

Manoush Zomorodi is the host and managing editor of Note to Self, “the tech show about being human,” 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.

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 Outstanding Host.

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.

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Distracted Is the New Drunk

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? 

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Tech Under Trump

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. 

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Shaking Up Your Echo Chamber. For Democracy.

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. 

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Your Facebook Friend Said Something Racist: Thanksgiving Edition

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.

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Call-In Special: Where Technology Takes Us

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.

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Drop Your Phone, Make Your Bed, Says Gretchen Rubin

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.

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A Post-Election Note to You

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. 

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Do You Really Want to Live Forever?

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.

Mindfulness on Demand

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.

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Beyond Listening: Engaging Audiences the WNYC Way

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.

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Come and Sit with Marina Abramović

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?  

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Bonus: Marina Abramović’s Method Blew Our Minds

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.

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If My Body is a Text

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.

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When Silicon Valley Takes on Elementary School

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.

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Facing Our Weirdest Selves

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.

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Digging Into Facebook's File on You

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.

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Bonus: Chelsea Clinton Talks Global Equality and Breastfeeding

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.

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The Secret to Making Video Games Good for You

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

This week, how video games can help you become smarter, happier, and more creative-- if you use them right.

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There Is No 'Off the Record'

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.

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Update: Eye In the Sky

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?
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