Invisibilia is about the unseen forces that control human behavior — things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions, and thoughts.


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Co-hosted by Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel, who helped create Radiolab and This American LifeInvisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling and fascinating new psychological and brain science, in a way that ultimately makes you see your own life differently.

LATEST SHOW | Friday, August 12, 2016

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Outside In

There's a popular notion that you can change from the outside in, that if you just assume the pose, inner transformation follows. Hanna Rosin and guest producers examine to what extent this is true. Airs in place of Insight on August 12.

Friday, August 5, 2016

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The Secret Emotional Life of Clothes

Do clothes have the power to transform us? Lulu and Hanna bring us seven stories that explore how clothes can change us in quiet but surprising ways. Airs in place of Insight on August 5 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Flip The Script

In this episode we look at situations where someone flips the script – does the opposite of what their natural instinct is – and in this way, transforms a situation.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Frame Of Reference

We all carry an invisible frame of reference in our heads that filters our experience. Alix and Hanna talk to a woman who gets a glimpse of what she's been missing – and then loses it. Airs in place of Insight July 22 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Problem with the Solution

Americans LOVE solutions. But are there problems we shouldn't try to solve? Lulu visits a town in Belgium with a completely different approach to dealing with mental illness.

Friday, July 8, 2016

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The Personality Myth

We like to think of our own personalities, and those of our family and friends as predictable, constant over time. But what if they aren't? What if nothing stays constant over a lifetime? Airing on Friday July 8, at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Friday, July 1, 2016

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The New Norm

Social norms determine much of your behavior - how you dress, talk, eat and even what you feel. Alix Spiegel and new co-host Hanna Rosin examine two experiments that attempt to shift these norms. Airs in place of Insight at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Power Of Categories

Alix and Lulu examine how categories define us — how, if given a chance, humans will jump into one category or another. People need them, want them. This show looks at what categories provide for us.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Invisibilia: Entanglement - Listen Friday

You’ll meet a woman with Mirror Touch Synesthesia who can physically feel what she sees others feeling. And an exploration of the ways in which all of us are connected -- more literally than you might realize. 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., in place of Insight.