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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 manoushz.com. Follow her @manoushz.

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Manoush Zomorodi appears in the following:

A User's Guide to UX

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Manoush visits Etsy's Usability Lab to figure out why she might buy six sweaters she never wears.

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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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There's Just Something About Paper

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Reading on screens is changing your brain and making it harder to finish a thick book. Here's what to do about it. 

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The Institutionals

Saturday, June 06, 2015

In this episode, WNYC reporter and host Mary Harris introduces a group of women we like to call “The Institutionals.” Their podcasts found success with the backing of established brands.

Judging Your Originality in a Cut and Paste World

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

For the record, this is the only site on the internet that says “They were friends forever and lived happily ever after.”

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This Is How Much the Internet Knows About You

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

We used online data to see into some public radio personalities' souls, and asked them whether our findings were true. Meet a new "communications advice" app called Crystal Knows.

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Welcome to Note to Self

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

New Tech City got a new name! We're now called Note to Self. And we're glad you're here. 

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Yes, You’re Distracted. Is it ADHD?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

We talk with a father of four diagnosed with adult ADHD, struggling to function in a distracting world. The catch? He's a digital marketing exec who specializes in distracting tech.

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'Am I Trans?': One Teen’s Quest and How Gaming Helped

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

There's something about video games that makes them a magnet for people questioning their gender identity. But is it a safe space?

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Help us Rename New Tech City

Monday, April 27, 2015

We know "New Tech City" sounds like a show about infrastructure, subways, and start-ups. Help us come up with a better, more meaningful fit. 
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Apple Knows You're Sick of Your Phone

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

As the Apple Watch begins to ship, we stop to ask the question: Can more tech decrease our addiction to tech? Hear a conversation with tech writer Farhad Manjoo of the New York Times.

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Watson: The Culinary Computer

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sure, IBM's artificially intelligent computer system, Watson, can win Jeopardy. But can he make dinner?

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