Monday, October 22, 2018
Manoush Zomorodi (@manoushz) is a podcast host, author, and relentless examiner of the modern human condition. As host of “Note to Self,” the award-winning podcast from WNYC Studios, she unpacks the forces shaping our accelerating world and guides listeners through its challenges. Her book, Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self, is based on her 2015 interactive project “Infomagical.” The book empowers the reader to transform their digital anxiety into self-knowledge, autonomy, and action.
Manoush’s goal, as the New York Times wrote, is to “embrace the ridiculousness” of modern life, even when that means downloading dozens of apps to fight the feeling of digital overload. She often speaks on creativity in the digital age, kids and technology, and non-fiction storytelling. She was also the “Z” in Vice‘s recent list, ”An A-Z of Women Pushing Boundaries in Science and Tech.” In January 2017, Manoush and “Note to Self” launched The Privacy Paradox, a 5-part plan to help people take back control over their digital identity. Tens of thousands of listeners have completed the project so far.
Manoush has won great recognition for her work, including receiving multiple awards from the New York Press Club and being named the Alliance for Women in Media’s Outstanding Host of 2014. Prior to New York Public Radio, Manoush reported and produced around the world for BBC News and Thomson Reuters. She has appeared on NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, WNBC, and The Dr. Oz Show, and contributes to NPR, Quartz, Inc. and Radiolab. When she can, Manoush fills in as host for WNYC shows including “The Brian Lehrer Show,” “The Leonard Lopate Show,” and “On The Media.”
Manoush grew up in Princeton, New Jersey and went to Georgetown University. In spare moments, she tweets @manoushz and takes deep cleansing breaths. Manoush lives in Brooklyn with her husband, NY1 reporter and anchor Josh Robin, and their two children.
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