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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Therapy, with Friends
Would you ever consider going to therapy with a friend?Two best friends who call themselves brothers were drifting apart, so they asked psychotherapist Esther Perel to help — and we listened in. This episode was recorded in collaboration with Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel and a companion episode can be heard on her podcast.
Therapy Ghostbuster Episode
Loved the Therapy Ghostbuster episode! It was soulful and powerful. Thanks to the brave people willing to be part of it too. Loving the deep and meaningful direction some of the episodes are taking. Thank you! 🙏
Low rating is mostly about the incessantly infuriating ad promoting this show. The screaming was annoying enough in the actual episode, but now I have to hear it every time I hear an ad for Invisibilia in all the other podcasts I listen to? Who thought this would actually attract listeners? As for my feelings on the actual episodes? The new season is pretty mediocre and feels different from what this first podcast first started out as. I no longer feel the need to subscribe.
Old Episodes are Great
The old show used to be great and explored a lot of really interesting topics from a variety of perspectives and made you think differently about the world.
The new direction the show has gone since Alix left is more one-dimensional and the storytelling and editing of the isn’t nearly as engaging as it used to be.