Invisibilia

(Rochester, NY) – Invisibilia, the NPR series that explores how people’s lives are shaped - and sometimes even controlled – by ideas and feelings that are powerful and rarely examined, airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on AM 1370. Creators and co-hosts Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller (pictured) – 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. 

This month tune in for:

In Entanglement, airing February 1st, listeners hear from a woman with Mirror Touch Synesthesia who can physically feel what she sees others feeling. We also explore the ways in which all of us are connected — more literally than you might realize. The hour will start with surprising developments in physics and end with a conversation with comedian Maria Bamford and her mother. They discuss what it’s like to be entangled through impersonation.

The Power of Categories, airing February 8th, examines how categories define us — how, if given a chance, humans will jump into one category or another. We need them. We want them. We look at what categories provide for us, we hear the story of a person caught between gender categories in a way that will surprise you, and we visit the first retirement community in the country to be based around one ethnic group.

In Our Computers, Ourselves, airing February 15th, Invisibilia looks at the ways technology is affecting us, and our main question is: Are computers changing our character? We hear from cyborgs, bullies, neuroscientists and police chiefs about whether our closeness with computers is changing us as a species. 

Pictured: Hosts Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel
Credit: NPR

 


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