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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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Matthew Mazzotta: How Can We Redesign Overlooked Spaces To Better Serve The Public?

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Shari Davis: What If You Could Decide How The Government Spends Public Funds?

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Jimmy Wales: How Can Wikipedia Ensure A Safe And Shared Online Space?

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Eli Pariser: How Can We Reshape Our Digital Platforms To Be More Welcoming Spaces?

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Sylvia Earle: My Wish? To Protect Our Oceans

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Alasdair Harris: How Can Coastal Conservation Save Marine Life And Fishing Practices?

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Ayana Elizabeth Johnson: What Should You Look For When Shopping For Seafood?

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Asha de Vos: Why Are Whales Essential To The Health Of Our Oceans?

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Mandë Holford: Could Snail Venom Someday Save Your Life?

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Ayana Elizabeth Johnson: Why The Strange and Wonderful Parrot Fish Is In Trouble

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Marah Hardt: What Can We Learn From The Sex Lives Of Fish?

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Catherine Mohr: A Love Story... That Begins With A Sea Urchin

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Jen Gunter: The Truth About Our Bodies

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Lee Mokobe: How Can We Make Sense Of Ourselves Through Poetry?

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