We Have a Podcast! Meet the Hosts

Kara Brown and Manoush Zomorodi discuss the power of voice, their favorite books, and fancy pasta

A conversation with Siobhan O’Connor, Manoush Zomordi, and Kara Brown. Illustrations: katie zhu

Medium: What drew you to the project? Why Playback?

So it’s another chance — and a different way — to get a story in front of people.

Can you think of an example from any of the episodes where, in hearing the story, there was an emotion or nuance that was unexpected?

I had a similar experience with Roxane’s episode. Somehow the frankness with which she writes feels less frank and more emotional when you hear it.

What do you think you can do with a podcast that you can’t do with your own writing?

Manoush, your work focuses on how technology impacts in our lives. I’m curious about your conversation with Baratunde about his data detox.

Let’s do a lightning round. What’s the best book you’ve read so far this year?

What time of day do you do your best writing?

Favorite guilty pleasure TV show?

What’s the most overrated aspect of summer?

Who on Twitter should we be following?

What song or album do you have on repeat?

What’s your favorite word in the English language?

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