plan to spend at least one hour each week–longer, if you plan to explore the optional curated resources or join the virtual live event.
Manoush Zomorodi started off as a TV and radio producer in the late ‘90s, back when we weren’t all carrying around video cameras in our pockets. She worked for the BBC’s Washington Bureau, transferred to Berlin, and eventually landed in New York as a freelance television reporter.
Manoush is currently the host of NPR’s TED Radio Hour and co-founder of Stable Genius Productions. She also produces and hosts ZigZag, the TED Audio Collective business podcast about being human.
Investigating how technology and business are transforming humanity is Manoush’s passion and expertise. Her book Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Creative Self and her TED Talk are guides to surviving the “Attention Economy.”
Manoush was one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business for 2018. She’s received numerous awards for her work, including The Gracie in 2014 and 2018 for Best Radio Host and a Webby for Best Podcast Host in 2020.
She is half-Persian and half-Swiss but was born in New York City, where she lives with her two kids and husband.
To learn more about Manoush and her work, visit manoushz.com.
We schedule our TED Courses with start dates so that you can move through the content as part of a global group of learners.Along the way, you’ll benefit from a wide range of perspectives, experiences and ideas that your classmates share.
We’ll unlock new content at the start of each week, but it’s completely up to you to determine when you’d like to complete that week’s videos, activities and discussion questions. If you’re a morning person, you can start the day with your TED Course and a cup of coffee. Or maybe you’d like to learn late at night–that’s OK, too!
The only live element of the courses are the optional, weekly virtual events: these are a wonderful way for you to get to know the other learners in your course, and we offer them twice each week to engage learners in different time zones.