Manoush Zomorodi is the host and managing editor of the podcast Note to Self 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.
Her book, Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self, is based on an experiment she did with tens of thousands of her listeners in 2015.
Prior to New York Public Radio, Manoush reported and produced around the world for BBC News and Thomson Reuters. Manoush grew up in Princeton, New Jersey and went to Georgetown University. She lives with her family in Brooklyn.
Manoush Zomorodi appears in the following:
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.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Boredom isn't so bad after all.
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.
Friday, September 15, 2017
Brooke talks to Note to Self host Manoush Zomorodi about her fear of boredom and Manoush's new book, "Bored and Brilliant."
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.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
We visit the Dark Web, where you can get heroin, fentanyl and oxycontin shipped right to your door. This week, the link between online drug markets and America’s opioid crisis.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
A third of kids are online before they’re born, thanks to sonogram images posted to Facebook. Is there a downside to all the kid photos we share?
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Yeah, it’s been a while for us too. So let’s reset. It’s the Bored and Brilliant bootcamp: three quick challenges to make space for brilliance in our accelerating world.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Black Mirror is a tweaked reflection of technology’s worst consequences - a "sarcastic version of the present." So of course we love it. This week, we talk to its genius creators.
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Today, Sen. Wyden hears testimony from former FBI Director James Comey. Next week, he’ll be on N2S. Here’s a sneak peek at our chat about cybersecurity and your digital rights.
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
People upload every kind of image (un)imaginable. Content moderators look at all the awful stuff, so you don’t have to. They toil in obscurity. Why aren’t they held up as heroes?