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
In their final episode, Invisibilia searches for the right way to say goodbye.
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.
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.
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?
My Once Fav Podcast
I’m gutted! From the beginning with Alix, LuLu, & Hannah to the new millennial hosts, this literally was my favorite podcast of all time, and I am devastated that it’s come to an end. I could cry I’m so heartbroken over it. F NPR for that. This truly hurt my soul. Invisibilia nurtured a starved mind, was so powerful, and did a whole lot of people good. NPR, I’ll never forgive you for axing Invisibilia and Rough Translations, 2 of the best podcast in your lineup. How dare.
I miss you
I don’t know if you read these, but I wanted you to know that your kind and thoughtful shows are what got me up and back on my feet during the pandemic. You were the first ray of sunshine for me when everything shut down, and I miss this program so very much.
Thank you for so many incredible hours to listen to during incredibly difficult times
Story telling and reporting with so much sensitivity and humanity that makes my own heart grow bigger having experienced Invisibilia