Written by: Mike Thompson
Date: June 2, 2017

Invisibilia season 3 artwork

Invisibilia is Latin for “the invisible things.” Each Sunday afternoon in June, 89.7 NPR News and NPR’s Invisibilia will explore the invisible forces that shape human behavior.

The program will probe things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions – interweaving narrative storytelling with scientific research.

Invisibilia will air Sundays at 3pm during the month of June, and on-demand through the WOSU Public Media Mobile app.

Invisibilia’s co-hosts Alix Spiegel, Lulu Miller and Hanna Rosin have roots at This American Life, Radiolab and The Atlantic. Each week they will weave incredible human stories with fascinating new psychological and brain science, in the hopes that listeners will come to see new possibilities for how to think, behave and live.

NPR’s award-winning and innovative Science Desk plays a key role in Invisibilia.

“Each program is scientifically rigorous, jumping right to the heart of the latest psychological and brain research,” said Anne Gudenkauf, NPR’s Senior Supervising Science Editor and former WOSU producer. “Alix, Lulu and Hanna show us how what scientists know sheds light on what we experience. Invisibilia anchors its examinations with intimate accounts from real people living at the boundaries of our understanding of that new science.”

Season three will try to answer questions including: How real and inevitable are our emotions? How real is our own reality? And how does implicit bias shape our thoughts and actions?

Invisibilia is a glimpse into a world you cannot see. Listen. Feel different.