Note to Self

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

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 21m. Bisher sind 160 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich

Infomagical Challenge 3: Magical Brain

Your third challenge: Avoid a trending topic, or “must read” today. Consume only what's valuable to you. Issued by Cates Holderness, who launched The Dress meme, and Ann Blair, historian of information overload. More instructions here:


 2016-02-03  11m

Infomagical Challenge 2: Magical Phone

Tidy up your apps and transform your phone into a portal of wisdom. Brought to you by "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up" author Marie Kondo herself. More information here: 


 2016-02-02  10m

Infomagical Challenge 1: Magical Day

No multi-tasking today. Work on one thing at a time, and give each task your full focus. For more information: 


 2016-02-01  11m

The Case for Infomagical

All of the information you need about information overload. Sign up for Note to Self's Infomagical project at!


 2016-01-25  25m

When FOMO Meets JOMO

Caterina Fake (the person who popularized the term "FOMO") talks with Anil Dash (the person who coined the term "JOMO"). Turns out, they're good friends.


 2016-01-20  19m

An Apology to Our Listeners. Because Two Dots.

Two Dots game director David Hohusen on what it's like to balance "caring about users' well-being" with "designing an addictive game." The brave man came back!


 2016-01-13  21m

A Neuroscientist’s Guide to Getting Organized

If you had to guess, how many facts have you taken in today? Dr. Daniel Levitin says it's probably way too many to process.


 2016-01-06  16m

Listen to Your Voicemail

Love it or hate it, there's at least one important thing only voicemail can do. A reprise of one of our favorite episodes from 2015.


 2015-12-30  10m

Why You Should Care About LEGO and Creativity

Your kid's seven new LEGO kits really do matter for the future of creative thinking.


 2015-12-23  22m

5 Links We Would GChat You If We Were Friends

Caitlin Dewey, one of our favorite technology and culture critics/newsletter curators, picked five stories of the year for your listening (and actually relaxing into the idea that we don't REALLY have to care about EVERYTHING) pleasure.


 2015-12-16  23m