About 'Invisibilia' Invisibilia (Latin for "the invisible things") is about the invisible forces that control human behavior — ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions.
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Invisibilia is Latin for "the invisible things." We explore the invisible forces that shape human behavior — things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. The show is co-hosted by two of NPR's award-winning journalists — Alix Spiegel and Hanna Rosin — who have roots at This American Life and The Atlantic. In past seasons, the show was also hosted by Lulu Miller, who has roots in Radiolab, and is currently on leave writing a book.

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We weave incredible human stories with fascinating new psychological and brain science, in the hopes that after listening, you will come to see new possibilities for how to think, behave and live.

Invisibilia has explored whether our thoughts are related to our inner wishes, our fears and how they shape our actions, and our need for belonging and how it shapes our identity and fuels our emotions over a lifetime. We investigate ways everyday objects can shape our worldviews, the effects we have on each other's well-being, and the various lenses we don.

In season three, premiering June 1, 2017, Invisibilia looks at the nature of reality and tries to answer a question many have been asking: How is it possible for two people to look at the same thing and see something completely different?

Invisibilia is a glimpse into a world you can't see.

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