Sunday, March 15, 2020

TED Radio Hour's new female host (video)

TED Radio Hour (; Guy Raz (NPR); Ashley Wells, Sheldon S. (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

The TED Radio Hour investigates the biggest questions of our time with the help of the world's greatest thinkers. Can we preserve our humanity in the digital age? Where does creativity come from? And what's the secret to living longer? In each episode, new Host Manoush Zomorodi (replacing Guy Raz) explores one big idea through a series of TED Talks and original interviews, inspiring us to learn more about the world, our communities, and most importantly, ourselves.

New host? Who's Manoush?
Manoush Zomorodi is now the host of the TED Radio Hour. Journalist, podcaster, and media entrepreneur, her work reflects her passion for investigating how technology and business are transforming humanity. She is a co-founder of Stable Genius Productions and 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.

Bored and Brilliant: smart phone addict
Prior to her time at WNYC, she 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 (St. Martin's Press, 2017) and her TED Talk are guides to surviving information overload and the "Attention Economy." Zomorodi received a B.A. from Georgetown University in English and fine arts. She is half-Persian and half-Swiss and was born in New York City, where she lives with her family.

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