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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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Emily Oster: Why wasn't the US tracking the spread of COVID-19 in schools?

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Priti Krishtel: How can we reform the outdated US patent system to lower drug prices?

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Puppet of a Syrian girl walks the path of refugees to offer hope for the future

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Kathryn Whitehead: How can we safely deliver vaccines to the right cells?

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Keller Rinaudo: How can delivery drones save lives?

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Erika Hamden: What does it take to send a telescope into the stratosphere?

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Amir Nizar Zuabi: How one puppet's 5,000 mile journey delivers a message of hope

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Shoham Arad: What Does It Take To Turn An Idea Into A Movement?

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How foraging reconnected Alexis Nikole Nelson with food and her culture

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Jeannie Suk Gersen: How can understanding divorce help a marriage?

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Hui-wen Sato: What can grief provide us?

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