Invisibilia explores the invisible forces that shape human behavior - things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions, and emotions. Season 3 of Invisibilia launched in June 2017. The podcast digs deep into our innermost minds, examining our dark, disturbing thoughts and whether or not those thoughts are related to our inner wishes, our fears, and how they shape our actions.
About the Host
Alix Spiegel, Lulu Miller, and Hanna Rosin
Alix Spiegel has worked on NPR's Science Desk for 10 years covering psychology and human behavior, and has reported on everything from what it's like to kill another person, to the psychology behind our use of function words like "and", "I", and "so." Rosin comes to NPR from the world of print magazines. Most recently she was a national correspondent for The Atlantic, where she wrote cover stories about various corners of American culture. Her favorite stories are dark but reveal something humane about the way we live now, "The Craigslist Murders," "The Overprotected Kid," and "The Suicides in Silicon Valley." Lulu Miller covers stories that challenge our assumptions about how the human organism works—from the story of The "Bat Man" (a man who is blind and uses echolocation to navigate the world), to the tale of Martin Pistorius (who was locked in his body for 13 years but found a way to emerge). Hanna Rosin is a national correspondent at the Atlantic, where she writes broadly about American culture; she also writes and edits for Slate. Rosin started her career in the New Republic, covered religion for The Washington Post, and has contributed to New Yorker, GQ and New York magazine. Her stories have been included in anthologies of Best American Magazine Writing 2009 and Best American Crime Reporting 2009.