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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.

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    • 4.8 • 1.6K Ratings

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

    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.

    • 28 min
    308- Curb Cuts

    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.

    • 48 min
    440- La Brega in Levittown

    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

    • 51 min
    439- Welcome to Jurassic Art Redux

    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!

    • 35 min
    438- The Real Book

    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

    • 41 min
    437- Science Vs Snakes

    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.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

aus.tri_boy ,

Endlessly interesting

Love this show.

MKitchin ,

Fantastic

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.

nrhatigan ,

Housing first

These episodes are top class thank you

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