Invisibilia

Invisibilia

VIDEO: The (Future) Friendship Machine
Dec 20, 2019 08:19

VIDEO: The (Future) Friendship Machine

An original animated video in two parts!
Raising Devendra
Dec 17, 2019 30:15

Raising Devendra

What happens when you treat artificial intelligence with unconditional love?
Love and Lapses
Nov 22, 2019 16:40

Love and Lapses

Producer B.A. Parker started recording her calls with her father because she was concerned about the care at his nursing home. But the recordings gave her a window into something very different: their relationship. So she started recording her calls with her grandmother as well. A story of relationships told through the small recorded calls between people who love each other.
Back When I Was Older
Oct 25, 2019 20:23

Back When I Was Older

As a parent, what do you do when your four-year-old starts telling you about memories that can't possibly be his? Memories that he says are from a past life?
Rough Translation: Liberté, Égalité and French Fries
Oct 18, 2019 46:05

Rough Translation: Liberté, Égalité and French Fries

Alix presents a new episode from NPR's Rough Translation about residents of an immigrant neighborhood in Marseille, France who considered their local McDonalds to be a home of sorts, so when the owner tries to sell it, they take extreme measures to try and save it.
The Profile
Sep 20, 2019 23:20

The Profile

A mysterious profile pops up on a dating app - leading to a bubble of chaos and confusion. A story about trying to sort fact versus fiction, how destabilizing that can be, and a very strange confrontation with the truth. NOTE: Since this story was originally published, we have added some background reporting and context to the episode.
Kraftland
Aug 23, 2019 27:03

Kraftland

Richard Kraft was in a fog of grief when he bought his first Disney collectible at an auction. But once he started, he couldn't stop. In the first episode of our new fall season, we explore the role of positive distraction in the face of adversity.
The End of Empathy
Apr 12, 2019 52:13

The End of Empathy

Invisibilia is a show that runs on empathy. We believe in it. But are we right? In this episode, we'll let you decide. We tell the same story twice in order to examine the questions: who deserves our empathy? And is there a wrong way to empathize? If you or somebody you know might need help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 or at suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
A Very Offensive Rom-Com
Apr 05, 2019 01:00

A Very Offensive Rom-Com

A young woman discovers a pattern in her dating habits that disturbs her - a pattern that challenges her very conception of who she is and what she believes in. The realization sets her off on a quest to change her attractions. But is this even possible? And should we be hacking our desire to match our values?
The Remote Control Brain
Mar 29, 2019 46:50

The Remote Control Brain

What would it be like if you could control your mood with a hand held device? Literally turn the device to different settings and make yourself happier and sadder? Alix Spiegel talks to a woman who has that power. If you or somebody you know might need help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 or at suicidepreventionlifeline.org.