Hanna Rosin Named Co-Host Of NPR's 'Invisibilia'
November 17, 2015 at 5:01 AM (PT)
NPR's "INVISIBILIA" podcast and radio show is getting a third co-host with the addition of author and THE ATLANTIC National Correspondent HANNA ROSIN to the show, joining incumbents ALIX SPIEGEL and LULU MILLER for the second season, expected to arrive in SUMMER 2016. The show, which looks at the invisible forces behind human behavior, will produce seven one-hour episodes for its second season.
“HANNA brings additional journalistic heft to the ambitious storytelling that characterizes INVISIBILIA,” said NPR Acting VP/Programming ANYA GRUNDMANN. “Her rigorous yet playful reporting style fits in with the show’s intellectual but approachable tone.”
"In the first season, INVISIBILIA showed us how science sheds light on what we individually experience; the second season will delve more often into how our lives are entwined, sometimes invisibly, with the larger world.” said Science Desk Senior Supervising Editor ANNE GUDENKAUF. "HANNA helps make this exploration of our social and cultural selves richer.”
“The first time I heard INVISIBILIA I thought it was like reading an amazing essay but in many dimensions. I love it because of how it uses emotional storytelling to upend how we think about the world, make us see things we didn’t realize were there,” said ROSIN. “I think of this as a chance to do the kind of reported magazine stories I’ve always done but use more of my senses. Think of it like typing, with six fingers.” On the team behind the show, she added, “They operate like an idyllic democracy -- collaborative, playful, and always open to new ideas. Also, no corporal punishment. I am grateful and excited to be joining them.“
MILLER said, “HANNA has this ability to burrow into some of the most surprising, and seemingly frightening corners of the human mind, and emerge with… humanity. Not justification, but explanation. She seems disinterested in political correctness or advocacy of any kind, and is instead motivated by a full tank of curiosity. She wants to understand how people work, and she is dogged in pursuing her answers. Strange that a person this fearless and tough would be so darn warm. But she is! We are thrilled to have her on the team; the office is positively sparkling with her here.”
"HANNA is one of the best journalists working today, her work is insightful and original and deep. Also - she's really funny. We are incredibly excited about her coming to work at INVISIBILIA. She simply rocks," added SPIEGEL.