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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.
A proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

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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.
A proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

    408- Valley of the Fallen

    408- Valley of the Fallen

    About an hour northwest of Madrid, an enormous stone crucifix rises 500 feet out of a rocky mountaintop. It’s so big you can see it from miles away. Beneath the cross, there’s a sprawling Benedictine monastery and a basilica carved out of the mountain. This place is called The Valley of the Fallen. And it’s likely the most controversial monument in Spain. The Valley is synonymous with Francisco Franco, the general who ruled Spain from the end of its bloody civil war in 1939 until his death in 1975. When Franco died, he became the Valley’s most notorious inhabitant, until he was removed in 2019. Currently there are tens of thousands of other bodies still trapped in the basilica beneath where Franco used to lie. Many were victims of Franco’s security forces, murdered during the height of the civil war, and for years, their families have been trying to get them out.

    Valley of the Fallen

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    • 35 Min.
    407- The Dolphin that Roared

    407- The Dolphin that Roared

    When Emily Oberman found a flag of the island nation of Anguilla her father had helped design in her attic, she had no idea it was connected to one of the strangest political revolutions in history.

    The Dolphin that Roared

    Plus, we are so excited to announce the first 99pi book! The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design by Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt comes out October 6 and you should pre-order it right now!

    • 40 Min.
    406- A Side of Franchise

    406- A Side of Franchise

    There are many books about McDonald’s that criticize the company for its many sins, and author Marcia Chatelain has read all of them. But her book comes at this famous fast-food restaurant from a different angle and with a much wider lens. In Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, Chatelain offers a critique of racial capitalism and a long history of trying to address social problems with business-based solutions.

    A Side of Franchise

    Plus, we are featuring an excerpt from the series Race Traitor from The Heart. Subscribe!

    • 38 Min.
    405- Freedom House Ambulance Service

    405- Freedom House Ambulance Service

    One night halfway through a graveyard shift at the hospital, orderly John Moon watched as two young men burst through the doors. They were working desperately to save a dying patient. Maybe today he wouldn’t bat an eye at this scene, but in 1970 nothing about it made sense. The two men weren’t doctors, and they weren’t nurses. And their strange uniforms weren’t hospital issued. Moon was witnessing the birth of a new profession—one that would go on to change the face of emergency medicine.  The two men were some of the worlds first paramedics, and, like Moon, they were Black. This is the story of Freedom House Ambulance Service of Pittsburgh. They were the first paramedics and they changed the way we think about emergency medicine.

    Freedom House Ambulance Service

    • 44 Min.
    404- Return of Oñate's Foot

    404- Return of Oñate's Foot

    All across the country, protestors have been tearing down old monuments. These monuments have been falling in the middle of historic protests against police brutality. Sparked by the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, these demonstrations have spread to communities, big and small, across the country and around the world. And as they've grown, the protests have become about much more than police violence. This national uprising has inspired a massive reckoning with our country's past. Suddenly, decades of inertia and foot-dragging have given way to decisive action. In 2018, we did a story about a couple of controversial monuments in New Mexico. They honored a Spanish conquistador named Juan de Oñate, who was an early settler in the region. We're revisiting that story with extensive updates about the current protests and a shooting that occurred at an Oñate demonstration in June.

    Return of Oñate's Foot

    • 53 Min.
    403- Return of the Yokai

    403- Return of the Yokai

    In the US, mascots are used to pump up crowds at sporting events, or for traumatizing generations of children at Chuck E. Cheese, but in Japan it’s different. There are mascots for towns, aquariums, dentists' offices, even prisons. There are mascots in cities that tell people not to litter, or remind them to be quiet on the train. Everything has a mascot and anything can be a mascot. The reason why mascots and character culture flourish in Japan is connected with the nation’s fascinating history with mythical monsters known as Yokai.

    Return of the Yokai

    • 34 Min.

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89 Bewertungen

89 Bewertungen

S. Redmond ,

The very definition of interesting

Along with Ezra Klein‘s „Ezra Klein Show“ and Malcolm Gladwell‘s „Revisionist History“, this is one of my staple podcasts. Whenever I have time to myself, I put one of them on.

99% Invisible takes a topic, usually design-related, and goes through it in some detail. The episodes are informative and agreeable to listen to. It is like having your very own documentary channel on hand. Little pockets of the world, usually America, at different times and places are opened to me. I am learning what a difficult time black people had in the States. The episode of the Little Green Book was especially informative.

I have also learnt that Oakland, California is beautiful.

Andi-F ,

When’s Roman coming back?

All the other stories are ok - but Roman’s are the best.. subscribed because of him

Swissm100 ,

Class

I look forward to 99pi appearing on my subscribed podcast list. The content, production and presentation are classy and I am not at all surprised to find out that Roman Mars was also behind the development of Radiotopia, a group to which so many other podcasts I also enjoy also belong

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