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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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    • 4.5 • 21.3K 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.

    Life Kit: What's your attachment style?

    Life Kit: What's your attachment style?

    The new year is a time to be reflective and make changes - maybe to yourself or how you relate to others. With resolutions in mind, we bring you this NPR Life Kit episode exploring what attachment styles reveal about your relationships. Reported and guest hosted by our own Kia Miakka Natisse.

    • 19 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.

    • 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

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
21.3K Ratings

21.3K Ratings

Sacred Rebel ,

Every Listen is Great!

I have listened to every episode of this podcast and, honestly, each one was terrific! Amidst multiple hosts, a melody of voices, and a myriad of topics, it has never failed to engage my curiosity, resonate with my soul, and/or expand my horizon. I have been entertained and educated in unique and inspiring ways. Thank you! Thank you!

chosehowells ,

One of my favorites

So so happy with this show. Love the psychology insights and it’s so well done. Glad new episodes are dropping again! Keep it up everyone ❤️

binu shenot ,

Death by Wokeness

This used to be an amazing show. Then it started a downward trajectory a few years ago. Now with its new hosts, it’s reached close to bottom and has fallen apart.

Update Jan ‘23: Just when I thought this show couldn’t go any lower, I listened to the poop episode. What a waste.

Another example of death by wokeness.

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