Invisibilia Why would you leave a message when you can just send a text?

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BONUS: Leave A Message

Why would you leave a message when you can just send a text?

In this story, comedian Cord Jefferson tells a heartfelt personal story and offers up some illuminating science about the power of the human voice.

This story was first heard at a Pop Up Magazine performance.

Special thanks to Jonathan Barlow for use of the songs "Fadeless" and "I Remember This Place."

Previous Shows

The Callout

When someone in your community transgresses, do you banish them? Purge them in an attempt to make the community safer for everyone?

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Everything Good

We're living in a polarized world, where picking a side is almost a requirement. But what happens in the space in between?

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The Pattern Problem

Are we destined to repeat our patterns, or do we generally stray in surprising directions?

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Invisibilia for March 22, 2018

We're constantly telling ourselves stories. In the black-and-white world we live in, these stories often lock us into one side or the other. This season, we map the gray spaces in between the stories.

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