Hi! I'm Hanna Rosin. I am the co-host of the NPR show Invisibilia, about the invisible forces that shape human behavior. I'm new to radio. I was tricked into the job by my dear friend Alix Spiegel. We went to see a movie one night and then we have different versions of what happened next and hers is wrong. But I am grateful. It's like adding another dimension to the stories I've always done. Plus I get to work with another radio goddess, Lulu Miller.
For most of my career I was a writer, most recently at the Atlantic. The last story I wrote was about the suicide clusters at Palo Alto High schools, which won a feature writing award from the Education Writer's Association. I've written many stories challenging modern parenting norms: The Overprotected Kid and The Case Against Breast Feeding. I still get several letters a year from grateful new mothers about the last one. My favorite stories are Murder by Craigslist about the murder of a three middle aged white men and A Boy's Life, a story about a young boy who wanted to be a girl, which was nominated for a National Magazine Award. In general my favorite stories are the ones that go deep into the darkness..and find some humanity.
I also wrote for Slate for many years and founded its women's section. DoubleX. Plus I host the DoubleX Gabfest with June Thomas and Noreen Malone, where we discuss things women want to talk about and men want to eavesdrop on.
AND I wrote two books: The End of Men: And the Rise of Women which was a national bestseller and God's Harvard: A Christian College on a Mission to Save America.
Career highlights: I was on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report when they were still shows. Also The Today Show with Hoda and Kathie Lee and my husband David Plotz, talking about the end of men. Also, Chloe Sevigny played me in Shattered Glass, a movie about my friend and colleague Stephen Glass who made up a spectacular number of magazine stories. In 2014 I went to visit Stephen and wrote about forgiveness. I also headlined the first TED conference on women.
I was born in Israel, and when I was five, my parents moved to a working-class immigrant neighborhood in Queens, New York. My dad was a cab driver and my mom worked on 47th street for the jewelers. (I wrote about my dad's years as a New York cabbie in New York magazine.) I went to Stuyvesant High School and Stanford University.
I live in Washington, DC with my husband David, CEO of Atlas Obscura, our daughter and our two sons.