NPR’s Invisibilia returns to the Valley Public Radio airwaves in 2018 with a new season beginning in March, and a set of re-broadcasts from last summer’s Season 3. The schedule begins Saturday February 3rd with weekly broadcasts of the four episodes from last season, where the program asks the question “How Real Is Reality?” Beginning Saturday March 3rd, the series will continue with three new episodes from Season 4. Those programs will examine how the stories we tell ourselves can lock us into one place or another…and what happens in the space in between. All of the Invisibilia broadcasts can be heard Saturdays at noon on Valley Public Radio. Our normal Saturday broadcasts of Radiolab will resume March 24th.
Invisibilia debuted in January 2015 and since then, station broadcasts and podcast listening have kept Invisibilia in the top ranks of audio storytelling, and nominated for a Peabody Award. Invisibilia is Latin for "invisible things." The program explores the unseen forces that shape human behavior -- things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions -- interweaving narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently. The show is co-hosted by a trio of NPR's award-winning journalists, Alix Spiegel and Hanna Rosin, who have roots at This American Life, Radiolab and The Atlantic. The one-hour program is a collaboration between the NPR Science Desk and NPR's Programming division. It continues NPR's tradition of reimagining science programing in a way that is approachable and appealing to NPR's core audience and new younger audiences as well.