84 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.

Invisibilia NPR

    • Science
    • 4.5 • 21.5K 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

4.5 out of 5
21.5K Ratings

21.5K Ratings

Bilas Peles ,

Exceptional

I cannot praise this podcast enough. Very intelligent and well spoken presenters, interesting topics and great presentation. A welcome break from the politics and entertainment “news” of so many podcasts.

What a shame it was discontinued. But the previous years’ shows are still available.

2warm ,

… maybe you are going…

Menopause. !

dgyeikw ,

Invisibila MY FAV!

Truly this one podcast has helped me see the world in a different way. I am so sorry to see it go. I certainly hope that the people who made this happen will consider another way to bring us their creative minds and thoughts!

Top Podcasts In Science

Hidden Brain, Shankar Vedantam
Mike Carruthers | OmniCast Media | Cumulus Podcast Network
WNYC Studios
Alie Ward
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Sam Harris

You Might Also Like

WNYC Studios
This American Life
Hidden Brain, Shankar Vedantam
The Moth
NPR
NPR

More by NPR

NPR
NPR
NPR
NPR
NPR
NPR