Host of the TED Radio Hour at NPR
Manoush Zomorodi is the host of NPR’s TED Radio Hour and co-founder of Stable Genius Productions. She also produces and hosts ZigZag, the business podcast about being human from TED. Investigating how technology and business are transforming humanity is Manoush’s passion and expertise. Her book Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Creative Self (2017, St. Martin’s Press) and TED Talk (3.3m+ views) are guides to surviving the “Attention Economy.” She was one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business for 2018. Manoush created and hosted the podcast Note to Self from 2013-2020, in partnership with WNYC Studios. The Academy of Podcasters named Note to Self Best Tech Podcast of 2017. Manoush has received numerous awards for her work, including The Gracie in 2014 and 2018 for Best Radio Host and a Webby for Best Podcast Host in 2020. She is half-Persian and half-Swiss but was born in NYC, where she lives with her family. Investigating how technology is transforming humanity is Manoush's passion and expertise. In 2017, she wrote a book, Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Creative Self (St. Martin’s Press) and gave a TED Talk about surviving information overload and the “Attention Economy.” Before founding Stable Genius and the podcast ZigZag, Manoush created, hosted, and was managing editor of Note to Self at WNYC Studios, which the Academy of Podcasters named Best Tech Podcast of 2017. She's won numerous awards, include The Gracie in 2014 and 2018 for Best Radio Host. Her team won a Webby in 2018 for The Privacy Paradox, an interactive digital project about personal data.