Anne Gudenkauf is the editor of NPR's Invisibilia podcast. Invisibilia interweaves narrative stories with psychology and brain science to illuminate unseen elements that help to determine how we live our lives, such as our assumptions, beliefs, expectations, and values. The podcast focuses on stories that also address current personal and social questions.
After Invisibilia launched in January 2015, the podcast quickly climbed the ranks to number one on the iTunes podcast charts. Invisibilia averages more than one million downloads per episode, making it one of the most popular shows in podcasting. Excerpts of the show are featured on the NPR News programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Invisibilia creates short videos on the psychological and social science from the stories, available on YouTube. It also publishes articles and interviews at NPR.org.
From 1980 to 2017, Gudenkauf led NPR's Science Desk and grew it from a three-person unit to a team of 35. NPR's science reporting has been awarded both broadcast and online journalism prizes, including the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, the George Foster Peabody Award, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Academies Keck Awards, the White House News Photographers Association, Editor & Publisher EPPY Awards.
Before joining NPR, Gudenkauf was a reporter-producer for six years at WOSU AM/FM in Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism.