Hanna Rosin & Abby Wendle speak on creating stories to entertain and provoke, through creating the NPR show Invisibilia.
About the speaker
Hanna Rosin is the co-host of Invisibilia. She joined in the second season and won a Gracie Award for a story about men on an oil rig learning to cry. She came to NPR from print, most recently as a national correspondent for The Atlantic, where she wrote cover stories about various corners of American culture. She has been on the Daily Show and the Colbert Show and headlined the first women’s TED conference. She was part of a team at New York Magazine that won a National Magazine Award for a series of stories on circumcision. Hanna also hosts the DoubleX Gabfest, Slate’s podcast about women, and is the author of two books, including the End of Men. Everyone who currently works on Invisibilia is a woman. Coincidence?
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You have to be tuned in, in moments of the interview, where you're facing severe creative resistance. . . . That's when the story gets great. — Hanna Rosin
Journalists are the bird researchers and the public are tiny little wild birds floating around in the universe, completely unaware. — Hanna Rosin