Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more at 99percentinvisible.org.
441- Abandoned Ships
As the number of cargo ships has increased, so has a problem: workers stuck on ships that have been completely abandoned by the owners, leaving them stranded out at sea without basic supplies like food.
308- Curb Cuts
If you live in an American city and you don’t personally use a wheelchair, it's easy to overlook the small ramp at most intersections, between the sidewalk and the street. Today, these curb cuts are everywhere.
440- La Brega in Levittown
What the presence of a Levittown in Puerto Rico tells us about the promises of the American Dream in Puerto Rico
439- Welcome to Jurassic Art Redux
The illustrated interpretation of dinosaur morphology and behavior has had a big impact on how the public views dinosaurs and it's gone through a couple of key turning points, including a more recent push for more speculative paleoart. Plus, we talk icebergs!
438- The Real Book
Since the mid-1970s, almost every jazz musician has owned a copy of the same book and originally it was a totally unlicensed publication
437- Science Vs Snakes
More than 100,000 people die every year from snake bites. Part of the reason people are dying is because they're not getting antivenom - the medicine required to fight the horrible toxins in snake venom- fast enough.
Love this show.
99% Invisible is one of - if not my actual - favorite podcasts.
Interesting, well-told stories about the world around us. The variety of subjects is impressive.
Beautifully put together, great music, amazing audio. I once heard someone say “I would listen to Stephen Fry read a phone book”; I feel the same way about Roman Mars every time I hear the intro.
I have been listening since the episodes were in single digits. What I love most is that Roman and the team (and all of PRX) are truly international in stories, interviews, and producers. When I was an Australian living in the America, it was at first novel to hear an Australian story or voice. Now, I must admit I take it for granted but greatly appreciate the fact that 99PI genuinely is international.
Well done! There truly is something g for everyone here.
These episodes are top class thank you