ZigZag, the business show about being human, returns as a member of TED’s family of podcasts.

Join this zig-zagging quest to discover new ways we can align our ambitions with systemic change that’s good for our fellow human beings. Find @ZigZagPod on Twitter and Instagram and subscribe at Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic or wherever you like to listen.

Season 5: Manoush Zomorodi (Host of NPR’s TED Radio Hour; Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business) returns as a solo-entrepreneur and profiles six unusual dynamos reinventing business, their industries, and even capitalism in the name of humanity. It will change the way you see your work and your self.

Season 4: Manoush and her co-founder Jen Poyant explore topics like talking about identity in the workplace, balancing personal relationships with ambition, and building businesses that respect their employees and the environment. On their last episode together, they explain how the #MeToo movement inspired them to start a business partnership, but now COVID-19 was forcing them to end it. This season won the show a Webby Award in 2020 for Best Podcast Host.

Seasons 1-3: Hear Jen and Manoush’s personal story and their adventures in starting their own business with help from experimental blockchain technology. Founded with support from PRX’s Radiotopia and Consensys. These strange first three season were covered by the The New York TimesAdWeekRecodeRefinery29Quartz Bitcoin Magazineand the Financial Times.


“Super authentic, informative, and funny — a total must listen.”

“A deeply intelligent show.”

“Something really special that will help you understand tech, life and how we interact with both.”


Manoush hosts NPR’s TED Radio Hour and ZigZag: the business podcast about being human from TED. She is also the co-founder of Stable Genius Productions.

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 (2017, St. Martin’s Press) and TED Talk (3.3m+ views) are guides to surviving the “Attention Economy.” She was one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2018. She’s received numerous awards for her work, including The Gracie in 2014 and 2018 for Best Radio Host and a Webby in 2020 for Best Podcast Host.

Manoush created and hosted the podcast Note to Self from 2013-2020, in partnership with WNYC Studios. The Academy of Podcasters named Note to Self Best Tech Podcast of 2017.


Jen co-founded Stable Genius Productions in 2018. She left the company in June 2020 to become 10% Happier‘s Executive Producer of Podcasts. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter.

Stable Genius Productions produces the ZigZag podcast. For updates, follow @StableGP on Twitter and Instagram and sign up for our newsletter.

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