ZigZag is a podcast about changing the course of capitalism, journalism, and women’s lives. For real.

Meet Manoush and Jen, founders of Stable Genius Productions. They’re taking a huge financial risk while documenting the process of starting a media company without becoming bad mothers, bankrupting themselves, or destroying their wonderful creative partnership. And when their first funding comes in the form of cryptocurrency, things get really interesting.

ZigZag is a meta-mix of voice memos, taped conversations, come-to-Jesus moments, and mini-stories about entrepreneurship, deciding how to align your values with your ambitions, and building strong partnerships.



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Meet the Hosts

Manoush Zomorodi and Jen Poyant


Manoush Zomorodi is a relentless examiner of the human condition and translates tech into relatable content. She is the author of Bored and Brilliant, a guide to surviving the Attention Economy. Until recently, she was the award-winning host of Note to Self, from WNYC Studios. Her 2017 TED talk has been viewed over 1.7m times. Listeners ask for hugs and selfies when they meet her IRL. @manoushz

Jen Poyant gets new voices heard and turns talent into brands. She was most recently Executive Producer at WNYC Studios, overseeing Note to Self and developing other hit podcasts including 2 Dope Queens. Previously, Jen was Senior Producer of the national daily news program, The Takeaway. She surfs as often as possible. @jpoyant

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