ZigZag is a podcast about changing the course of capitalism, journalism, and women’s lives. For real.
Manoush and Jen just left their steady jobs at New York Public Radio to launch Stable Genius Productions.
They’re taking a huge financial risk while documenting the process of starting a new kind of media company….and trying not to be bad mothers, bankrupt themselves, or destroy their wonderful creative partnership. And when their first funding comes in the form of cryptocurrency, things get really interesting.
Produced in partnership with Civil and Radiotopia from PRX, 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.
Manoush 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 (2017, St. Martin’s Press) and TED Talkare guides to surviving the “Attention Economy.” She is one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business for 2018. 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 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.
Stable Genius Productions is a media company with a mission to help people navigate personal and global change. SGP uses podcasts as a lab to test new ways journalists can educate, entertain, and inspire through narrative. For updates, follow @StableGP on Twitter and Instagram and sign up for our newsletter.
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