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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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    • Social Sciences

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.

    • video
    VIDEO: The (Future) Friendship Machine

    VIDEO: The (Future) Friendship Machine

    An original animated video in two parts!

    • 8 min
    Raising Devendra

    Raising Devendra

    What happens when you treat artificial intelligence with unconditional love?

    • 30 min
    Love and Lapses

    Love and Lapses

    Producer B.A. Parker started recording her calls with her father because she was concerned about the care at his nursing home. But the recordings gave her a window into something very different: their relationship. So she started recording her calls with her grandmother as well. A story of relationships told through the small recorded calls between people who love each other.

    • 16 min
    Back When I Was Older

    Back When I Was Older

    As a parent, what do you do when your four-year-old starts telling you about memories that can't possibly be his? Memories that he says are from a past life?

    • 20 min
    Rough Translation: Liberté, Égalité and French Fries

    Rough Translation: Liberté, Égalité and French Fries

    Alix presents a new episode from NPR's Rough Translation about residents of an immigrant neighborhood in Marseille, France who considered their local McDonalds to be a home of sorts, so when the owner tries to sell it, they take extreme measures to try and save it.

    • 46 min
    The Profile

    The Profile

    A mysterious profile pops up on a dating app - leading to a bubble of chaos and confusion. A story about trying to sort fact versus fiction, how destabilizing that can be, and a very strange confrontation with the truth. NOTE: Since this story was originally published, we have added some background reporting and context to the episode.

    • 23 min

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