Manoush Zomorodi is the host of WNYC’s podcast Note to Self, which bills itself as “the tech show about being human.” On it, she dives into everything from racism on Facebook to a neuroscientist’s view on tech overload. Zomorodi, 42, worked for the BBC for more than 10 years, including a stint in Berlin, but now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids.
On February 1, Note to Self will launch a series of week-long challenges called “Infomagical.” Zomorodi says the average American adult consumes 12 hours of media a day — it’s no wonder we feel maxed out. Do you want to be more creative? Connect with friends and family? Accomplish a particular goal? Infomagical will present a series of experiments to make people be more purposeful about the information they’re consuming.