Manoush Zomorodi

Host, Note to Self

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:

Note to Self and ProPublica: Breaking the Black Box

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

How are algorithms making decisions about you? A conversation with Note to Self's Manoush Zomorodi, ProPublica's Julia Angwin, entrepreneur Anil Dash and Microsoft's Solon Barocas.

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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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Watch: Note to Self's 'Infomagical' Kick-Off

Monday, January 25, 2016

WNYC's Note to Self host Manoush Zomorodi explains the magic of focus and making information overload disappear! It's simply Infomagical! 

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Bored and Brilliant: The Lost Art of Spacing Out

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

7:00 PM

Wed, Jan. 14 | SOLD OUT. Join New Tech City for a digital detox that will help you reclaim the time you spend on your phone and use it to rediscover the creative benefits of boredom.

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Robots and Artificial Intelligence

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

7:00 PM

How far have we come in developing artificial intelligence? Join New Tech City's Manoush Zomorodi for a conversation with the scientists developing technologies that will shape our future - part of our WNYC Science Fair series. Watch a live video webcast at 7pm.

On-Demand Video: New Tech City Talks Parenting in the Digital Age

Friday, March 28, 2014

Between tablets, cell phones, video games and computers, the minutes of daily screen time the average child logs in can quickly add up to hours. 

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On-Demand Video: New Tech City's Tech, Music & the Brain with Laurie Anderson and Guests

Thursday, February 06, 2014

It was an evening of music and mind during a live event in The Greene Space on Tuesday, February 4.

New Tech City’s Manoush Zomorodi and Q2 Music’s Helga Davis talked tech, music and the brain with iconic performance artist, composer and musician Laurie AndersonMary Farbood, Assistant Professor in the Music Technology program at New York University, and Mari Kimura, Director of the Future Music Lab at the Atlantic Music Festival and an instructor at Juilliard.

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New Tech City: Tech, Music & the Brain

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

7:00 PM

Join Q2 Music’s Helga Davis and New Tech City’s Manoush Zomorodi for an evening of music and mind. With iconic performance artist, composer and musician Laurie Anderson and Mary Farbood, assistant professor in the Music Technology program at New York University. Watch the live video webcast here at 7pm ET!

On-Demand Video: Take a Digital Detox with New Tech City

Friday, January 24, 2014

Struggling to keep up with your email inbox? Overwhelmed by your Twitter feed? Do you feel separation anxiety when you're without your mobile device? Take a deep breath. New Tech City is here to help.

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The Magic Flute

Saturday, November 23, 2013

2:30 PM

The genius of Mozart comes to The Greene Space! Join us for a special family presentation of Mozart's The Magic Flute, the fantastical fairy-tale opera about bird catchers, princes and enchanted instruments. Featuring the Amore Opera and hosted by WNYC’s Manoush Zomorodi.

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The Magic Flute

Saturday, November 23, 2013

11:30 AM

The genius of Mozart comes to The Greene Space! Join us for a special family presentation of Mozart's The Magic Flute, the fantastical fairy-tale opera about bird catchers, princes and enchanted instruments. Featuring the Amore Opera and hosted by WNYC’s Manoush Zomorodi.

 

On-Demand Video: Tech + Today's Worker - Upgrading Your Skills in Every Phase of Life

Thursday, November 21, 2013

From new grads to recent retirees, we explore how to upgrade our skills in every phase of our work lives.

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Tech + Today's Worker: Upgrading Your Skills in Every Phase of LIfe

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

7:00 PM

Join New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi for an evening of networking and insight on how continuing education in science, tech, engineering and math can help the next stage of your career. 

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WNYC Presents: STEM is the New Space Race

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

5:00 PM

WNYC’S SchoolBook hosts a conversation about innovations and challenges in the growing field of STEM education. Watch on-demand video here.