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Is your phone watching you? Can texting make you smarter? Are your kids real? Note to Self explores these and other essential quandaries facing anyone trying to preserve their humanity in the digital age.
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    • 4.6 • 2.5K Ratings

Is your phone watching you? Can texting make you smarter? Are your kids real? Note to Self explores these and other essential quandaries facing anyone trying to preserve their humanity in the digital age.
WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts, including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Snap Judgment, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin, Nancy and many others.
© WNYC Studios

    How to Create Good Digital Citizens

    How to Create Good Digital Citizens

    Right from wrong. We teach our kids what this means in the classroom and at home. But whatabout online? The next generation of tech users could be a part of much more civilized digitaluniverse, but only if they learn how now. Manoush talks to Richard Culatta (CEO of theInternational Society for Technology in Education) about the five steps to creating good digitalcitizens, and how to turn the current online “culture shift” into something positive, respectful, andmore accessible to all.

    Sign up for Manoush’s newsletter StableG.com/newsletter and find her other podcasts atZigZagPod.com and IRLPodcast.com

    • 20 min
    Why Everyone is Talking About Digital Minimalism

    Why Everyone is Talking About Digital Minimalism

    Computer scientist and cult-blogger, Cal Newport, wants you to take 30 dates off from all your personal tech. A month off, he claims, is the only way to truly adopt Digital Minimalism, his method for finding tech-life balance and the name of his latest book. Manoush loves a digital detox as much as the next overloaded person, but she explains to Cal why she has issues with his particular prescriptions. 

    Manoush writes a newsletter that comes out every other Thursday. Sign up at StableG.com/newsletter and find her other podcasts at ZigZagPod.com and IRLPodcast.com

    • 31 min
    How The Best Teacher Teaches Creativity

    How The Best Teacher Teaches Creativity

    In 2018, Andria Zafirakou was named Global Teacher of the Year and given $1m in prize money. Why?

    • 25 min
    Note to Self is Back and We Start with The Big One: Kids and Screens

    Note to Self is Back and We Start with The Big One: Kids and Screens

    The tech show about being human returns with an all new season. Host Manoush Zomorodi kicks things off with the latest on the battle between kids and parents over their screens: do we know how kids are impacted by tech? Does it make them less empathetic? Are they being constantly bullied online? Even if we can help kids figure out their digital habits, are we adults totally screwed? Researcher Elizabeth Englander joins Manoush to share new findings and give the most pragmatic advice about how kids and adults can build better relationships with their tech and each other.

    • 36 min
    Note to Self is Back!

    Note to Self is Back!

    Note to Self helps you navigate the digital age by making sense of its most undervalued component: humans! With all new episodes coming every Tuesday, host Manoush Zomorodi investigates the very personal role technology plays in our lives and how we can live better with it. Because you are so much more than an algorithm.

    • 1 min
    Rice Bunny: The Me Too Movement Comes to China

    Rice Bunny: The Me Too Movement Comes to China

    This week we’re discussing government censorship in China, #metoo and cryptocurrency.

    Endless Thread is hosted by Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson, and is made by WBUR.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

amzimme ,

Opened My Eyes and Changed My Life

This podcast is fantastic. The host is funny, humble, and warm, and you almost don’t notice how big the ideas are that you’re hearing while listening.

This podcast taught me so much about the pros and cons of the technology in my life, how I use it, and HOW IT USES ME. No conspiracy theories, just solid data and research, and advice from experts; information that we all should know about privacy and data but that is often difficult to discover or understand. This podcast makes it simple and straightforward.

This podcast taught me how to have a better relationship with that technology so that it benefits my life instead of running my life, and taught me how to evaluate that. It’s actionable things to do, information without fear-mongering, and improved my life immeasurably.

CarmenF111 ,

A favorite

I was so looking forward to having this podcast back. But there hasn’t been an episode since April. Will there be more new episodes?

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Come Back!

I love this podcast…and was so sad when it went to Luminary. No longer can you get episodes without a paid subscription. I’m sure they have their reasons, but this was my favorite podcast until it switched. Come back??

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