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Invisibilia

Selected Sundays at 12 p.m.
  • Hosted by Lulu Miller, Alix Spiegel and Hanna Rosin

A series about the invisible forces that shape human behavior. The show interweaves personal stories with scientific research that will make you see your own life differently.

Featured Music

Jul 24, 2017

Most of the music featured on this episode were original compositions by Nick DePrey:

Nick DePrey is a composer and music producer specializing in radio productions. He has placed music in radio programs from NPR, Gimlet Media, and KQED. He lives in Washington DC and works full-time on the NPR One app. His full portfolio can be found here: http://www.kindcreepy.com/. Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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Jul 24, 2017

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True You

Jun 23, 2017

Thanks to the following musicians:

Future Self

Jun 21, 2017

This episode contains some disturbing content and might not be appropriate for some listeners.

Special thanks to the following musicians:

The Culture Inside

Jun 14, 2017

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Reality Part Two

Jun 7, 2017

We'd like to thank the following musicians:

  • Julianna Barwick and Suicide Squeeze Records and SubPop Licensing for letting us use the song "Call"
  • Peals for their song "Wild Honey"
  • Crazy P for "Errinerige"

Reality Part One

Jun 7, 2017

Thanks to:

Emotions Part Two

May 31, 2017

Note: In this show, we refer to a group of people who live in the Philippines. The name of the group has multiple valid English spellings, including Ifugal and Ifugao. We have opted for the former pronunciation for our story.

We'd like to thank the following musicians:

  • Linnea S. - Her Presence is Strong Here
  • Myriadar - Cart Before the Horse

Emotions Part One

May 31, 2017

To learn more about the theory of constructed emotion and the work of neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett, check out her book How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain.

Special thanks to the following musicians:

  • Helena Ahlbäck (formerly of The Broken Assembly) - "Emotional"

Season 3 Trailer

May 18, 2017

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White Coat

Aug 4, 2016

Lulu Miller introduces us to a scientist who is trying to figure out if clothes can change us in concrete, measurable ways. In a Northwestern University study by Adam Galinsky and Hajo Adam, the mere act of wearing a doctor's coat made participants perform better on an attention task than participants who wore the same exact coat... but believed it was a painter's coat.

Meet the Contributors

Jul 31, 2016

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Jul 29, 2016

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Explore the Episode

Jul 29, 2016

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Meet the Contributors

Jul 29, 2016

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Featured Music

Jul 29, 2016

Most of the music in this episode was obtained from NPR's licensed music libraries. But we are always on the hunt for awesome new music or original work by musicians! If that's you, write to us on Facebook or at invisibiliamail@npr.org and your music could be featured here! Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit NPR.

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Jul 29, 2016

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HANNA ROSIN, HOST:

When he was in college, the thing that annoyed Brett Cohen the most was celebrity culture.

Featured Music

Jul 29, 2016

Most of the music in this episode was obtained from NPR's licensed music libraries. But we are always on the hunt for awesome new music or original work by musicians! If that's you, write to us on Facebook or at invisibiliamail@npr.org and your music could be featured here!

Explore the Episode

Jul 29, 2016

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Jul 25, 2016

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