Fifth Season Of 'Invisibilia' Offers A Survival Guide Six new episodes of the NPR podcast begin Friday, March 8
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Fifth Season Of 'Invisibilia' Offers A Survival Guide

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Invisibilia Season 5: Your Emotional Survival Guide

Christina Chung for NPR

Six new episodes of the NPR podcast begin Friday, March 8

Monday, March 4, 2019; Washington, D.C. — At a cultural moment that can often feel fraught, Invisibilia is providing an emotional survival guide: how to locate the actual source of your pain, tell fake from real, and find your true love, with conviction.

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Co-hosts Hanna Rosin, Alix Spiegel, and a team of talented producers will explore the obscure bureaucratic change that many blame for tipping off the opioid crisis, and changing our culture's relationship with pain. They also track the evolution of empathy in the 21st century. In six episodes, they will introduce you to characters struggling for a sense of control — over their mood, their online reputation, even the weather.

"This season marks a real departure for Invisibilia," said co-host Alix Spiegel. "All of our past seasons have been efforts to experiment and push boundaries, but this season, I think we have finally found a new kind of voice and I couldn't be more excited by it!"

"I hope you can spot the celebrity in our season. Also the massive dig we take at ourselves," said co-host Hanna Rosin.

Hear the new season Friday on NPR One, Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, and wherever podcasts are available. A trailer is available now.

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When a new season is being released Invisibilia averages over one million downloads per week, making it one of the most popular shows in all of podcasting. Since launching in January 2015, Invisibilia remains both critically acclaimed and beloved, receiving praise from Vogue, The New Yorker, Elle, GQ, and many others.

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