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Invisibilia’s Lulu Miller

May 4
8 p.m.

On the NPR podcast Invisibilia, co-creator Lulu Miller explores the mysterious forces that drive human beings. By combining science and real-life narratives,Invisibilia unpacks the ideas, emotions, and behavior that make us who we are. Miller’s curiosity was stoked during her childhood in Newton, Massachusetts, by her scientist father, who seemed to have an answer for everything. While employed by a woodworker in Brooklyn after college, Miller began listening toRadiolab, where she would later volunteer and become a producer. After receiving her MFA from the University of Virginia, Miller returned to freelance radio journalism and met NPR science correspondent Alix Spiegel. The duo created Invisibilia. When the podcast debuted in 2015, it shot to number one on iTunes. It’s now in its fourth season, and has more than a million weekly downloads. At this event, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Miller will discuss the rewards and challenges of telling stories of emotional pain with MPR’s Tom Weber. Local musician Aby Wolf will also perform.