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Yowei Shaw

Producer of Invisibilia
Yowei Shaw is senior reporter/producer at Invisibilia, where she reports, produces, edits, and sound designs stories. Her work on the show has taken listeners into an unlikely love story in martial law era Taiwan, a Midwestern community sharply divided in how it sees wild black bears, and a hardcore music scene that called out one of its own. Before joining the team, she was a USA Knight Fellow, whose work has been featured on This American Life, Pop Up Magazine, Studio 360, and The World, among other places. At one point, she produced interviews at NPR's Fresh Air and once made really good elevator music in Chinatown, Philadelphia. Yowei got her start in radio by teaching youth media, when she was a young person herself. She is ever grateful to her parents for letting her report on their obsession with tango dancing. They were very perplexed when she won a Third Coast documentary award for the story. First name pronounced [YO-way]. Like NO way, with a Y.

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The End of Empathy
Invisibilia
Invisibilia is a show that runs on empathy. We believe in it. But are we right? In this episode, we'll let you decide. We tell the same story twice in order to examine the questions: who deserves our empathy? And is there a wrong way to empathize? If you or somebody you know might need help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 or at suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
A Very Offensive Rom-Com
Invisibilia
A young woman discovers a pattern in her dating habits that disturbs her - a pattern that challenges her very conception of who she is and what she believes in. The realization sets her off on a quest to change her attractions. But is this even possible? And should we be hacking our desire to match our values?
The Remote Control Brain
Invisibilia
What would it be like if you could control your mood with a hand held device? Literally turn the device to different settings and make yourself happier and sadder? Alix Spiegel talks to a woman who has that power. If you or somebody you know might need help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 or at suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
The Weatherman
Invisibilia
In this episode of Invisibilia, we explore our relationship with uncertainty through the eyes of a chief meteorologist. We wonder: what do you do when you don't know what to do? And how do we handle it when that question has no answer?
Post, Shoot
Invisibilia
What is the relationship between the version of you that lives online and the one that walks around the earth? We think of our online selves as shadow versions of us which we can control. But in this age when facts are malleable, something strange is happening: our online selves are sometimes eclipsing our real ones, even when we don't want them to.
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Episode Count
51
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
1 day, 7 hours