Manoush Zomorodi Manoush Zomorodi is the host of TED Radio Hour.
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Manoush Zomorodi

Host, TED Radio Hour

Manoush Zomorodi is the host of TED Radio Hour. She is a journalist, podcaster and media entrepreneur, and her work reflects her passion for investigating how technology and business are transforming humanity.

Zomorodi is a co-founder of Stable Genius Productions and is the co-host and co-creator of ZigZag, the business podcast about being human. She also created, hosted, and was managing editor of the podcast Note to Self in partnership with WNYC Studios, which was named Best Tech Podcast of 2017 by The Academy of Podcasters.

Prior to her time at WNYC, Zomorodi reported and produced around the world for BBC News and Thomson Reuters, including a few years in Berlin.

She was named one of Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business for 2018 and has received numerous awards for her work, including The Gracie for Best Radio Host in 2014 and 2018. Her book "Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Creative Self" (2017, St. Martin's Press) and her TED Talk are guides to surviving information overload and the "Attention Economy."

Zomorodi received a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University in English and fine arts. She is half-Persian and half-Swiss but was born in New York City, where she lives with her family.

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How to overcome the post-retirement blues

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How we can end ageism

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What your age really says about your chance of success at work

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Embracing life as a late bloomer

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The art of record digging: Rediscovering lost music and giving it a second life

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Building a library of unread manuscripts, locked away until 2114

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How can museums honor both the extraordinary and the everyday?

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Why did ancient humans paint the same 32 symbols in caves all over Europe?

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Follow the money: An intelligence agent's methods for busting wildlife traffickers

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Breaking, entering and eating — what happens when bears break the law?

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Transforming naughty pups into highly skilled detection dogs

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A murder case — solved by vultures

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Yaël Eisenstat: Why we need more friction on social media

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Elan Gale: How tension in relationships makes for great reality television

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