85 episodes

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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    • Wissenschaft
    • 4.8 • 283 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.

    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.

    • 35 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.

    • 33 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.

    • 48 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?

    • 28 min
    The P-Word

    The P-Word

    Alex is a comic who feels perfectly comfortable commanding a packed, rowdy audience, but consistently submits to what other people want in everyday life. This week, a look at how uncomfortable feelings about power can backfire on ourselves and the people we love. We get the help of a power expert - a dominatrix - to untangle Alex's power dynamics, and find out what it takes to treat a power allergy.

    • 42 min
    Invisibilia Takes Control

    Invisibilia Takes Control

    2022 feels like walking a tightrope. We're grappling with control of our bodies, our time, the direction of our country - while trying to not spin out and just doomscroll. So this season, Invisibilia takes on control. The narratives we have about what's in or out of our control. Invisible tools of control. The crutches we use to FEEL in control but that might not be helping.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
283 Ratings

283 Ratings

Crazy toothy vagina ,

I re listen episodes

I save almost each and every one, and the way the weave the story, at the same time remaining authentic is fantastic. One of my fav episodes is End of Empathy. Thanks so much for all the work.

T.Themba ,

My mind is blown away

I prepare myself every time I listen to Invisibilia to have my mind blown away! I don’t know how you find your stories, and I don’t want you to stop doing it.

Severin Schmideder ,

Amazing storytelling

Just listened to the episode “The Personality Myth“ and it was so impeccably well done. I got captured by the story and I had many profound insights. Thank you :)

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