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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.

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Invisibilia Presents: On Our Watch

Jul 7 • 50:50
A 16-year-old Black kid walks into a gas station in Stockton, Calif. to buy gummy worms for his little sister. When the teen gets in an argument with the clerk over a damaged dollar bill, a white officer in plainclothes decides to intervene — with force. We bring you an episode of On Our Watch, a new podcast from NPR and KQED that traces the ripple effects of this incident...

American Slow Radio

Jun 12 • 41:21

The Great Narrative Escape

May 20 • 58:04

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The Chaos Machine: A Looping Revolt

May 13 • 47:56

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The Chaos Machine: Wrathful Lord

May 6 • 50:25

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The Chaos Machine: An Endless Hole

Apr 29 • 40:02
Yowei gets a tip about Russian trolls in Stockton, California and falls down a hole of swirling conspiracy theories. At the center is a scrappy, controversial website that has become one of the most popular sources of local news in town. Some say it's doing important investigative journalism while others say it's spreading hateful lies about progressive leaders. In part 1 ...

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Eat The Rich

Apr 22 • 52:32

Season 7: New Stories. New Hosts.

Apr 19 • 04:10

Trust Fall

Jun 13 • 47:39
Hacking, phishing, surveillance, disinformation... these are tools used to silence dissidents and influence elections. But what happens when these same methods are used against an ordinary citizen? The story of a man fighting an enemy he can't see and becoming increasingly paranoid.Which makes him a lot like the rest of us. What happens when you no longer know how to trust...

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