Invisibilia hosts: Hanna Rosin and Alix Spiegel
This session took place on April 1st.
Co-host of Invisibilia. former This American Life person. contact for speeches or with story ideas: firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-host of NPR's Invisibilia. I wrote the book THE END OF MEN, and yet they are still here.
Before launching Invisibilia with NPR Science Reporter Lulu Miller in 2015, Alix worked on NPR's Science Desk for 10 years covering psychology and human behavior. She has reported on everything from what it's like to kill another person, to the psychology behind our use of function words like "and", "I", and "so." She began her career in radio in 1995 as one of the founding producers of This American Life. While there, Alix produced her first psychology story, which ultimately led to her focus on human behavior. It was a piece called 81 Words, and it examined the history behind the removal of homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Over the course of her career, Alix has won many awards including a George Foster Peabody Award, a Livingston Award, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, a Scripps Howard National Journalism Award, and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Alix graduated from Oberlin College. Her work on human behavior has also appeared in The New Yorker magazine and The New York Times.
Hanna Rosin came to NPR from the world of print magazines. Most recently she was a national correspondent for The Atlantic, where she wrote cover stories about various corners of American culture. Her favorite stories are dark but reveal something humane about the way we live now, "The Craigslist Murders," "The Overprotected Kid," and "The Suicides in Silicon Valley." She is a longtime writer for Slate and host of the DoubleX Gabfest. She has been on the Daily Show and the Colbert Show when they were both shows and so fun to be on. Hanna has headlined a TED conference and was part of a team at New York Magazine that won a National Magazine Award for a series of stories on circumcision. She is also the author of two books, including the End of Men. She likes men, though, and she really likes learning radio from her fellow Invisibilia hosts.