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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.

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    • 4.9 • 44 Ratings

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.

    The Goodbye Show

    The Goodbye Show

    In their final episode, Invisibilia searches for the right way to say goodbye.

    • 50 min
    Revisiting Love and Lapses: A Conversation with Code Switch host B.A. Parker

    Revisiting Love and Lapses: A Conversation with Code Switch host B.A. Parker

    Sometimes the holidays are filled with the people you love. Other times, they're marked by an absence. In this special holiday episode, new Code Switch co-host and former Invisibilia producer B.A. Parker tells a story about family, loss and preserving memories before it's too late. Then Parker joins Kia and Yowei to reflect on the making of this story, and what it means to her now.

    • 32 min
    Power Tools

    Power Tools

    Bad bosses. Obnoxious coworkers. Unfair compensation. There are so many reasons people feel disempowered in the workplace. But how can our feelings about power enable or disrupt the larger dynamics we hate at work? This week, Yowei Shaw seeks answers from a power researcher and a union organizer.

    • 34 min
    Freedom Diving

    Freedom Diving

    After months of working from home and retreating from the world, Kia Miakka Natisse is stuck - in her house, and in her head. In an attempt to break out of the funk, she's searching for wisdom at the bottom of the ocean with South Africa's first Black freediving instructor, Zandile Ndhlovu.

    • 32 min
    Therapy Ghostbusters

    Therapy Ghostbusters

    In San Jose, California, a community clinic was stumped as to why their clients were seeing ghosts. This week, a story about grappling with ghosts of our past and one clinic's attempt to heal intergenerational trauma.

    • 47 min
    A Little Bit Pregnant

    A Little Bit Pregnant

    This week on Invisibilia, could the rebrand of a familiar pill open up a new way to control fertility in a post-Roe America?

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Kapak1 ,

Simply a great show

Topics are always of great interest. The show takes you on a very interesting and emotional journey.

jhfrhbe ,

Addictive

So interesting!

BE Guy ,

Inspiring

I decided to stop listening to the depressing news everyday and instead to find meaningful and inspiring podcasts. Invisibility is one of those. It asks or presents important topics that often apply to all of us and presents a thorough and entertaining response to those. Thank you.

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