Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently. read less

Our Editor's Take

Unseen forces control aspects of daily life in ways that most people don't often think of. This podcast, Invisibilia from National Public Radio, tries to explain them all. A blend of long-form storytelling and science, this show offers listeners information in a unique format. It explores topics like free diving, dual therapy, and elements of human behavior. This podcast offers listeners thoughtful topics and fresh perspectives to help explain the world. Do superpowers exist? Does artificial intelligence change when treated with unconditional love? This podcast answers these questions and more.

What's exciting about Invisibilia is that there's nothing else like it. Hosts explore topics that sometimes seem unremarkable at first. But then, through a new lens, a boring topic is suddenly intriguing. The show's goal is to challenge listeners and make them think. What's the difference between a listener's online personality and their real one? Does modern culture try so hard to address pain that it ends up causing it? What is the appropriate human balance between humanness and cautiousness? Listeners will learn to question everything in this podcast. Ideally, they'll look at the world differently after listening.

For the show's first six seasons, the program's hosts were Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel. Hanna Rosin was a part of the cohost team, too. As of the seventh season, the show's hosts are Kia Miakka Natisse and Yowei Shaw. For those interested in the unseen, this show will be a welcome addition to their podcast list. If a topic involves science and has a narrative element, it might end up on Invisibilia.

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