Invisibilia (Latin for all the invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and thoughts. Produced by NPR’s Science Desk, Invisibilia continues NPR’s tradition of reimagining science programming from something dry and scholarly into something whimsical and captivating. Co-hosted by Alix Spiegel, Hanna Rosin and Lulu Miller, Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently.

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Invisibilia: The Self

Jun 22, 2017

We all have a better self, a version of us that is better, more successful. It can inspire us to achieve our dreams, or mock us for everything we have failed to become.

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Is there a part of ourselves that we don’t acknowledge, that we don’t even have access to and that might make us ashamed if we encountered it?

Invisibilia: Reality

Jun 9, 2017

How is it that two people can look at the same thing and see something completely different? In this episode, we talk to umpires in training, who firmly believe that what they see is what’s real. And we visit a small community in Minnesota that has a unique experience with the reality divide: some of the people in the town believe that wild black bears are gentle animals to be fed and befriended, while many others take a more traditional view on the human-bear relationship. Then we meet a young man who is taking extraordinary steps to break out of his own reality bubble.

Invisibilia: Emotions

Jun 1, 2017

It feels like emotions just come at us, and there is nothing we can do. But we might have it backwards. In our first episode of the new season, we examine a provocative new theory about where emotions come from. It will change how you feel, and how you feel about your feelings. And ultimately it will give you more control over your life.

Hosts Alix Spiegel and Hanna Rosin explore this theory through an unusual and tragic legal case involving a car accident and the death of a child.