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?

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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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