How To Be Bored And Brilliant, With Manoush Zomorodi 

How To Be Bored And Brilliant, With Manoush Zomorodi 

In this episode we talk to Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC’s Note to Self and author of Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self. Back in 2015, Manoush wondered if being plugged in all the time to a constant stream of entertainment and information actually made our lives worse. She noticed that we’re never bored – and she wondered, what is that lack of boredom doing to us?

Image via Manoush Zomorodi

Manoush led her listeners through an experiment to help them unplug – and it was a huge success: After taking part in the experiment listeners reported feeling more creative and productive, and more satisfied with their lives.

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