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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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Rosanne Cash Reflects on Her Life and Legacy

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Julia Sweeney: When it's finally time to have "The Talk"

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Marlene Zuk: What humans can learn from the sex lives of insects

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Carin Bondar: Eggs and the genius of bird moms

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Noah Wilson-Rich: How city habitats help honeybees to thrive

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David Biello: Are we alone in the universe?

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Jacob Collier: The whimsical process of creating art

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Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas: Why good humor makes for good business

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Kasha Patel: Why we should use comedy to explain science

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Vinith Misra: How can our relationships with computers be funnier and friendlier?

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Marcia Belsky: That time when NASA (almost) sent Sally Ride to space with 100 tampons

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Ermias Kebreab: What do seaweed and cow burps have to do with climate change?

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Jamie Beard: How can we tap into the vast power of geothermal energy?

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Andrew Dent: How everyday materials can make innovative new products

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Gay Gordon-Byrne: Why do big manufacturers prevent you from repairing your own stuff?

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