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TED and Stable Genius Productions

ZigZag, the business show about being human, returns as a member of the TED Audio Collective. Join this zig-zagging quest with Manoush Zomorodi (Host of NPR’s TED Radio Hour; Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business) to discover new ways we can align our professional ambitions with our personal values. more


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Latest Episodes

On the final episode of The ZigZag Project, activist Stacey Abrams explains her short-term strategies for sticking to her long-term goals and Manoush shares data from surveying thousands of listeners about making a big career change. The project wrap... more

2 years ago

Today is Step 5 of The ZigZag Project, our six-step process to get you from wanting to make a big change in your life and actually making a change, in a responsible and mindful way. more

2 years ago

On this episode of The ZigZag Project, we move into a more practical phase and start asking hard questions like: What might you need to sacrifice, in order to align your values with your work? Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett shares a story about what s... more

2 years ago


4.6 out of 5 stars from 2k ratings
  • Thank you !

    I adore your podcasts Manoush, whether it be zig zag or on Ted Talks. Your questions while interviewing show your lively inquisitive mind and your exchanges are often poignant. I love the variety of subjects you cover and especially those about the environment and how we can all make a change. You inspire and motivate me. Again, thank you.

    Apple Podcasts
    Francea year ago
  • Impressive mind-changing information with style and cool music!

    Thanks so much for doing this

    Apple Podcasts
    norman gregg
    Russia2 years ago
  • Just what I needed

    I started from the beginning a few weeks ago and I’ve loved each season in a different way. It was recommended by a mentor who must have known it was just what I needed at this point in my life and career. I’m sad to now be caught up on episodes but it’s time to move out of the neutral zone and start making a plan to take action. Consider pairing this podcast with a journaling routine if you’re into that because it’s been very insightful and growth-focused. Much love to Manoush (and Jen) for cre... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 years ago
  • Manoush is the best

    I love Zigzag, and I’ve loved all of Manoush’s previous projects. She has a wonderful balance of solid reporting and interactive projects. I particularly appreciate how she has a finger on the pulse of what is to come in business, tech, and human experience.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 years ago
  • Effective, Fun and Enlightening!

    I rarely write a review, but this podcast and especially the ZigZag project (Season 6) is so incredibly deserving of the best possible review. Manoush Zomorodi is compassionate and insightful. Each episode is a very digestible chunk about 20 minutes long. The assignments are easily relatable and simple and yet so eye-opening. The way the episodes and assignments build on each other is motivating and rewarding. This is exactly what I needed to help me process and focus all the feelings and ideas ... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 years ago

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