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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 • 1.8K 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.

    A River Runs Through Los Angeles

    A River Runs Through Los Angeles

    Decades ago, the city of Los Angeles buried its natural river in concrete and turned it into infrastructure. And understanding why it actively disappeared is key to understanding Los Angeles, California, and our relationship to water. Reported by actor and director, Gillian Jacobs.

    • 43 min
    As Slow As Possible

    As Slow As Possible

    One intrepid reporter travels to Germany to witness a chord change for an organ concert designed to last 639 years, and to discover why such a concert is even happening in the first place.

    • 41 min
    The Containment Plan (rebroadcast)

    The Containment Plan (rebroadcast)

    It’s hard to overstate the vastness of the Skid Row neighborhood in Los Angeles. It spans roughly 50 blocks, which is about a fifth of the entire downtown area of Los Angeles. It’s very clear when you’ve entered Skid Row.

    • 26 min
    Backfired: The Vaping Wars

    Backfired: The Vaping Wars

    Nearly 10 years after the launch of the JUUL, Backfired: The Vaping Wars asks: Could e-cigarettes have been the solution to one of the world’s most pressing public health problems—or was this technology doomed to introduce a whole new generation to nicotine, and end up perpetuating an intractable addiction?

    • 52 min
    The Power Broker #06: Mike Schur

    The Power Broker #06: Mike Schur

    Featuring television producer, writer, director, and actor Mike Schur, and covering the first half of Part 5, chapters 25-26.

    • 2 hrs 58 min
    Category 6

    Category 6

    In the 55 years since the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale was created to warn us about hurricanes, hurricanes have become bigger, faster, and more devastating. There's now debate about whether it may be time for something new.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

Master Koala ,

Best podcast ever

I’m a long time listener of this podcast. Content is always fresh and interesting with amazing sound design and presentation. Highly recommended!

kiwiholden ,

Starting to get painfully boring.

Stop gaslighting us if you have nothing to say say nothing at all but don’t try and convince us that an hour long monotone drone is somehow interesting.
Completely off topic these days and just stretching.
Sometimes it’s better to the end a show before it declines

ObiChewy ,

Love this pod.

I often relisten to episodes and always catch things missed the first time around

Can you do an episode on Signage i.e. street signs and the power/authority they have.

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