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NPR: Invisibilia Podcast

Invisibilia (Latin for all the invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior - ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. Co-hosted by Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel, Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently.

Episodes

Podcast: NPR: Invisibilia Podcast: The Problem with the Solution

We are naturally drawn to finding solutions. But are there ever problems we shouldn't try to solve? Lulu Miller visits a town in Belgium with a completely different approach to dealing with mental illness. Families in the town board people – strangers - with severe mental illnesses in their homes, sometimes for decades. And it works, because they are not looking to cure them.
posted by ellieBOA on Jul 6, 2016 at 3:26 AM - 0 comments

Podcast: NPR: Invisibilia Podcast: How to Become Batman

Alix and Lulu examine the surprising effect that our expectations can have on the people around us. You’ll hear how people’s expectations can influence how well a rat runs a maze. Plus, the story of a man who is blind and says expectations have helped him see.
posted by radioamy on Jan 24, 2015 at 6:48 PM - 4 comments

Podcast: NPR: Invisibilia Podcast: Fearless

In "Fearless," co-hosts Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller explore what would happen if you could disappear fear. A group of scientists believe that people no longer need fear — at least not the kind we live with — to navigate the modern world. We’ll hear about the striking (and rare) case of a woman with no fear. The second half of the show explores how the rest of us might "turn off" fear.
posted by edbles on Jan 16, 2015 at 12:50 PM - 9 comments

Podcast: NPR: Invisibilia Podcast: The Secret History of Thoughts

New podcast from one of a producer of Radiolab. In "The Secret History of Thoughts," co-hosts Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller ask the question, “Are my thoughts related to my inner wishes, do they reveal who I really am?” The answer can have profound consequences for your life. Hear the story of a man gripped by violent thoughts, and explore how various psychologists make sense of his experience. Also, meet a man trapped inside his head for 13 years with thoughts as his only companion.
posted by Emanuel on Jan 10, 2015 at 1:42 PM - 17 comments