Invisibilia

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.

Back When I Was Older

As a parent, what do you do when your four-year-old starts telling you about memories that can't possibly be his? Memories that he says are from a past life?

Oct 25, 2019 • 00:20:23

Rough Translation: Liberté, Égalité and French Fries

Alix presents a new episode from NPR's Rough Translation about residents of an immigrant neighborhood in Marseille, France who considered their local McDonalds to be a home of sorts, so when the owner tries to sell it, they take extreme measures to try and save it.

Oct 18, 2019 • 00:46:05

The Profile

A mysterious profile pops up on a dating app - leading to a bubble of chaos and confusion. A story about trying to sort fact versus fiction, how destabilizing that can be, and a very strange confrontation with the truth. NOTE: Since this story was originally published, we have added some background reporting and context to the episode.

Sep 20, 2019 • 00:23:20

EpisodeTimeReleased
Kraftland 00:27:03 Aug 23, 2019
Invisibilia Presents: Rough Translation 00:36:46 Jul 26, 2019
Invisibilia Presents: Embedded 00:33:33 May 17, 2019
Things That Serve Webs 00:01:17 May 3, 2019
The End of Empathy 00:52:13 Apr 12, 2019
A Very Offensive Rom-Com 01:01:00 Apr 5, 2019
The Remote Control Brain 00:46:50 Mar 29, 2019
The Weatherman 00:43:11 Mar 22, 2019
Post, Shoot 00:52:02 Mar 15, 2019
The Fifth Vital Sign 01:00:45 Mar 8, 2019
Season 5 Trailer 00:01:21 Mar 4, 2019
BONUS: Youth Radio Girl Mystery 00:32:46 Dec 21, 2018
BONUS: The Prayer 00:14:44 Dec 7, 2018
BONUS: Who Do You Let In? 00:24:36 Oct 16, 2018
BONUS: Leave A Message 00:11:35 Sep 14, 2018
BONUS: Invisibilia Live with Story District 00:47:46 Jun 14, 2018
The Callout 00:55:03 Apr 13, 2018
Everything Good 00:48:44 Apr 5, 2018
The Pattern Problem 00:57:48 Mar 29, 2018
What Was Not Said 00:48:04 Mar 21, 2018
The Other Real World 00:50:23 Mar 15, 2018
I, I, I. Him 00:40:50 Mar 8, 2018
Season 4 Trailer 00:02:12 Feb 22, 2018
BONUS: Catch-Up with Max Hawkins 00:12:28 Dec 22, 2017
BONUS: Catch-Up with Bill Millar 00:10:44 Sep 12, 2017
Emotions 00:55:48 Jun 22, 2017
High Voltage (Emotions Part 2) 00:37:00 Jun 22, 2017
Reality 00:44:01 Jun 15, 2017
Bubble-Hopping (Reality Part 2) 00:29:52 Jun 15, 2017
The Culture Inside 00:56:22 Jun 8, 2017
Future Self 00:46:15 Jun 1, 2017
True You 00:35:59 Jun 1, 2017
Rules for Road Tripping 00:04:08 May 30, 2017
Season 3 Trailer 00:02:30 May 17, 2017
Outside In 01:04:26 Jul 29, 2016
The Secret Emotional Life of Clothes 01:01:12 Jul 22, 2016
Flip the Script 01:00:19 Jul 15, 2016
Frame of Reference 00:59:27 Jul 8, 2016
Bonus: Mr. Kitt 00:12:42 Jul 4, 2016
The Problem with the Solution 00:59:30 Jul 1, 2016
Bonus: Four-Minute Mile 00:06:06 Jun 27, 2016
The Personality Myth 00:57:28 Jun 24, 2016
The New Norm 01:01:30 Jun 17, 2016
Season 2 Trailer 00:03:36 May 19, 2016
Invisibilia Update 00:01:17 Jul 15, 2015
See You Soon 00:01:42 Feb 18, 2015
BONUS: Inside Out! 00:04:53 Feb 14, 2015
Our Computers, Ourselves 00:57:50 Feb 12, 2015
The Power Of Categories 00:56:30 Feb 6, 2015
Entanglement 00:57:47 Jan 29, 2015
BONUS: Falling Off a Cliff 00:00:00 Jan 23, 2015
How to Become Batman 00:57:44 Jan 22, 2015
Fearless 00:58:25 Jan 16, 2015
The Secret History of Thoughts 00:57:26 Jan 9, 2015
Invisibilia Preview 00:00:00 Dec 18, 2014