NPR’s “Invisibilia” to Explore Intangible Forces Behind Human Behavior


NPR has launched a new regular show called Invisibilia that “explores the intangible forces that shape human behavior – things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions.” According to the NPR website, the show “delves into a wide array of human behavior, interweaving narrative storytelling with fascinating new psychological and brain science.”

The show is co-hosted by NPR‘s Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel, who previously helped create Radiolab and This American Life. “In Invisibilia‘s pilot season, Spiegel and Miller dig deep into our innermost minds — examining our dark, disturbing thoughts and whether those thoughts say anything about who we are, our fears and how they shape our actions, and our need for belonging and how it shapes our identity and fuels our emotions over a lifetime.”

The first two segments explore “The Secret History of Thoughts.”

The Secret History of Thoughts (NPR, January 9, 2015)