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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 the first LGBTQ+ video game was given a second life

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How do you create an internet archive of all human knowledge?

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How DNA could provide data storage for more than our genetics

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What would we learn and what could we save, if we had a 3D-scan of the entire earth?

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Want to spend more time with family? Expand your definition of ... family

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How to travel more without going anywhere

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Willpower won't help you save money. Changing your environment can

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Hey adults, fun is one antidote to stress. Try it more

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Choosing mindfulness over dieting

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Do your brain a favor — move your body

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Alzheimer's, memory, and how to keep our brains healthy as we age

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How facial recognition allowed the Chinese government to target minority groups

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What if we gave our technology a face?

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How businesses are deploying facial recognition

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What it's like to remember nearly every face

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