ZigZag takes an honest look at the culture of business and work — and what needs to change.

Journalists turned entrepreneurs Manoush Zomorodi and Jen Poyant share their own struggles to build an ethical business and remain grounded human beings … all while investigating how other founders and creators are resisting the “winners take all” mindset and redefining success for themselves and society.

Listen and be part of a new movement to chart a kinder, sustainable, and collective path forward for work and life.



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Meet the Hosts

Manoush Zomorodi and Jen Poyant


Manoush Zomorodi is the host of ZigZag and co-founder of Stable Genius Productions. Investigating how technology is transforming humanity is her passion and expertise. Her book, Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Creative Self, and TED Talk are guides to surviving the “Attention Economy.” Manoush created, hosted, and was managing editor of Note to Self at WNYC Studios, which the Academy of Podcasters named Best Tech Podcast of 2017. She’s won numerous awards, include The Gracie in 2014 and 2018 for Best Radio Host.

Jen Poyant is co-founder of Stable Genius Productions. She identifies, nurtures, and collaborates with on-air talent to create groundbreaking podcasts. As WNYC Studios’ Executive Producer, Jen developed Note to Self and other hit shows including 2 Dope Queens. Previously, Jen was Senior Producer of the national daily news program The Takeaway. She spearheaded the first Werk It Festival, WNYC’s annual conference that supports women’s growth in audio. She also surfs.

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