(Rochester, NY) – Take a glimpse into a world you can’t see with Invisibilia, a new program on AM 1370 about the unseen forces that shape human behavior - ideas, beliefs, assumptions and thoughts. The one-hour show, which takes its name from the Latin word meaning “all the invisible things,” is produced by NPR’s award-winning Science Desk.  Invisibilia airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on AM 1370, beginning January 11, 2015.

Invisibilia explores how people’s lives are shaped - and sometimes even controlled – by ideas and feelings that are powerful and rarely examined. Creators and co-hosts Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller – who helped to create the groundbreaking public radio programs This American Life and Radiolab – combine powerful storytelling and cutting-edge research from the pages of scientific journals to bring listeners a unique audio experience. In the six-episode pilot season, Spiegel and Miller dig into how everyone has had, at times, dark, disturbing thoughts and whether those thoughts have any significance. They look at how fear can shape people’s actions; what causes fear and how to exert control over it. Another show examines how expectations have real-world consequences so powerful that they could overcome physical disability.

The show brings together two award-winning radio reporters distinguished for their compelling science coverage and their powerful storytelling. Spiegel, one of the founding producers of This American Life, has covered psychology and human behavior for NPR’s Science Desk for 10 years. Her work has earned many awards including a George Foster Peabody Award and an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award. Miller, who played a similar role at Radiolab, joined the Science Desk in 2013. Her work has been recognized by the George Foster Peabody Awards, Third Coast, and The Missouri Review.

NPR’s Invisibilia airs as full episodes on public radio stations across the country and in segments on NPR newsmagazines. Each full episode will be available as a podcast and online at Visit the show’s Facebook page, and follow @NPRinvisibilia on Twitter and Instagram for more.

Pictured: Hosts Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel
Credit: NPR 



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