Invisibilia for June 15, 2017: Reality Check
What happens when people can’t agree on reality?
Many in our increasingly polarized society confront this question every day.
In this episode we meet Umpires in training who have a lock on what’s really happening and visit a small town in Minnesota, called Eagle’s Nest, that has a unique experience with the reality divide: some of the people in the town believe that wild black bears are gentle animals to be fed and befriended, while many others take a more traditional view on the human-bear relationship. This leads to conflict and, ultimately, a tragic death. Then we meet a young man who is taking extraordinary steps to break himself out of his own reality bubble.