Today’s podcast recommendation is NPR’s Invisibilia, which primarily explores topics in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, and the social sciences. If you’re curious about these disciplines, or have enjoyed the work of psychologically-oriented writers like Oliver Sacks, then Invisibilia is the podcast for you.
Hosts Alix Spiegel, Lulu Miller, and Hanna Rosin explore questions that many of us ask ourselves and that researchers are finding novel answers for, such as: How stable is “personality?” What is it like to live with a neurological inability to feel fear? What would happen if you did the opposite of what your instincts told you to do?
The answers to these questions are often counterintuitive and surprising, opening up new ways to think about the mysterious inner worlds of the mind.
Episodes are an hour long and usually feature extended conversations with people whose experiences, occupations, or academic projects help to illustrate the concept being discussed.