Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently.

Invisibilia is hosted by: Alix Spiegel · Hanna Rosin
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Brooklynsos
Feb 3
Rating:   4
Pretentious

Just, I don’t know, just irritating. Too many people trying to sound effortlessly cool whilst constantly namedropping, dorking, nerding our. Whatever. I guess it’s amazing and brilliant. Bluhhh.

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Crispy1235
Jan 30
Rating:   10
Astounding

I listen every day and I can’t wait for season 6. They’ve made cry at work and I’d like to think somehow they’re making me a better person. I’m learning to empathize in certain situations when normally I wouldn’t. I can’t wait to listen and learn more. They’re doing astounding work and I can’t wait for more Invisibilia!

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Jwl663
Jan 28
Rating:   10
Amazing

Learn about so many things

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SydAlice
Jan 23
Rating:   10
I’m Addicted!!

Love the podcast!!!! So many stories and definitely opens up my mind to so many topics! It has made me more self aware :)

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LatinRater
Jan 22
Rating:   2
Good stories, terrible voices

I wish they’d find better narrators for the stories.

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Awriterafoot
Jan 18
Rating:   10
Just discovered this podcast

Fascinating stories, very well told. It leaves my brain feels alive and awake.

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dinahblue
Jan 17
Rating:   10
Season 5 episode 8

The episode was great but I was wondering if anyone explored the possibility that the dating site generated the fake profile.

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YourInvisibleConscience
Jan 13
Rating:   4
The only thing invisible is their ethics

I used to like this podcast until they released an episode that presented the torture of young girls as a valid medical program instead of a horrific quack treatment. Their inability to grasp what they got wrong has made me doubt the reliability of their other reporting. Not a trustworthy source of information.

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BirdieBSharp
Jan 12
Rating:   10
A Very Offensive Rom Com

This episode was amazing and really made me think. This needs to be a real rom-com! It should end the same way with our main character L ending up with the Josh Chan look-alike who then begins to question his own attractions.

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matrix follower and lover
Jan 7
Rating:   10
Great story telling

I just listened to I,I,I. Him and it made me cry. Had only really enjoyed this American life when I came into the podcast world but I stumbled onto Invisibilia and hidden brain and I am in love. I have truly enjoyed listening to the tales of things that make us human and related. Sooo good ❤️

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smcpherson05
Jan 2
Rating:   10
Topics you didn’t know you wanted to know about

I get hooked to almost every episode and end up talking about them with others. My only feedback is to coach guest hosts a little on what vocal fry is. Listening to the Profile episode and the story is so good and I love the host’s thought processes, but the fry is very strong and on the end of almost every single sentence. Distracting but still a great episode! Love you guys!

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Trey Brennan
Dec 27 '19
Rating:   8
Invisibilia?

Invisibilia- a podcast about unseeable forces that control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. “A Very Offensive Rom-Com” fails to remain true to what Invisibilia once was. Along with other episodes of Season 5, what happened to the science? What happened to telling stories in a way that allows the listener to decide what they think about a grey subject? I miss the unbiased presentation of multiple viewpoints along with relevant science that encapsulates the tough subject at hand. The podcasts seem to be leaning towards telling stories about favored social causes and away from education & illumination. Why is the weatherman’s stance on the cause of global warming relevant? Why bring up issues that don’t add to your stories? “A brief history on the hypersexualisation of Asian women & white supremacy”? If your episode is about attraction & implicit bias, let’s hear multiple perspectives on the issue. This was the first episode of Invisibilia that I’ve walked away from feeling like I had nothing to take away. There are themes arising in Season 5 that are taking away from the successful formula that Invisibilia used to execute so well. I hope the podcast & its producers can return to what made it so great in the first place.

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Schmiddy530
Dec 20 '19
Rating:   8
99% invisible/invisiblia

Listened to the same topic and intro from 99% Invisiblia. Word for word. Even though this ELIZA episode diverges into a more modern app... the beginning sounded alarmingly copy cat.

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Karisnla
Dec 19 '19
Rating:   6
I Don’t Know What Happened

This was one of the best podcast on any platform. This last season is more disappointing with every episode. Please go back to the original format. Please. The first few seasons were exceptional. I have to say this last season is really boring. When the episodes are over I am actually upset that I kept listening waiting for when the episode gets great but it never does. I really hope the creators find the magic that made Invisibilia so great. Best wishes from a hopeful listener. Thank you for your work.

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Refrigerator Running
Dec 17 '19
Rating:   2
Started out like trash, got better, then became trash again

That episode about the fake dating profile was the kind of bait and switch that makes me unsubscribe from lazy podcasts

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Jamie h 12855
Dec 14 '19
Rating:   10
i’ve fallen for u yowei

Naw i’m just kidding. although i do LOVE everyone in this show. every host, every story, every execution it’s so interesting and they somehow make what seems like a pretty narrow field of metaphysical and hyper emotional topics always read afresh. I have my own little podcast bubble and i hardly venture out but this one just got absorbed into my bubble. welcome invisibilia <333

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LaurieMavesArt
Dec 13 '19
Rating:   10
LOVE to learn about all this stuff we can’t see

I’m an artist. I make very large abstract paintings. Things you can SEE. But I’m inspired by all the things we cannot see. These podcasts are so very very fulfilling. These are the concepts that infiltrate my work. Listening to stories about what we cannot see helps me understand more about why I’m painting what I’m painting. Anyway. I’ve been listening for a few years now and I cannot recommend this show enough for those who need to understand MORE about being human.

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Clwells3
Dec 13 '19
Rating:   6
Season 1 = amazing

I listened to season 1 so quickly and mourned when it was over. The story telling was amazing, the information gripped me, and I really got lost in those episodes. But now, I don’t feel so gripped by the episodes. To me, it seems like they spent an extreme amount of time and effort on season 1, and they just aren’t able to do the same with the seasons that followed. I still listen, but a new episode doesn’t excite me as much as it used to.

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RepNJ
Dec 5 '19
Rating:   10
1 of the best.

I’m a podcast snob. As a business owner/operator and a mother of 900 children (3, actually): podcasts are my simultaneous refuge and access to the world around me. I thought I heard the best and I almost had breakdown (“please, don’t listen to joe rogan simply bc there’s nothing else left”, I thought to myself). Then, I found Invisibilia and felt like I’ve been saved. Emotional, intellectual, and highly relatable content presented in a way that makes you crave more. Invisibilia fills a void that you never knew existed.

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Briseis27
Dec 4 '19
Rating:   10
Stories for a certain time of day

It is hard for me to listen to this sometimes because they sound too much like me, making me see some thing I like about my own idiosyncratic internal preoccupations, and also some things I dislike about them. Some episodes are cathartic for this reason, and all are illuminating. They are like radio lab in the way they open something up slowly preparing listeners to be receptive to something new, but with a focus on subtle transient dimensions of perception. Sometimes I have to take some time away, but this is a high quality show that does not and cannot rely on certain easy strategies for drawing in listeners because of the main premise and framing.

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