NPR has confirmed that it will produce more episodes of Invisibilia, its radio show and podcast about the invisible forces that influence human behavior.
In an email in late February to NPR station managers, NPR VP of Programming Eric Nuzum wrote, “Given the response from stations and listeners, there will be more Invisibilia episodes.”
During its six-episode pilot run, the show reached the top of the iTunes podcast charts, aired on more than 310 NPR member stations and was downloaded or streamed more than 20 million times. The show launched with a pilot season that began in January and ended Feb. 13.
Questions remain about the show’s future, including its frequency, the size of its staff and the launch date for the next season. Nuzum and the Invisibilia team will be considering these questions and feedback from stations over the next two months.
“One of the downsides of such an outsized success is that we find ourselves answering questions we didn’t expect quite so soon,” Nuzum said. “We still have a lot to learn from the pilot season.”
Nuzum said he aims to share the plan for Invisibilia with station managers in late April.
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