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.
522- The Comrades
How an ultra-marathon called The Comrades became a national obsession in South Africa and a model for inclusion during some of the most divided moments in the country's history
521- A Sea of Yellow
The shifting symbolism of Brazil's iconic yellow soccer jersey
520- Mini-Stories: Volume 16
We’re kicking off the new year at 99pi with a fresh installment of mini-stories, including: what lies at the intersection of a street and a road; the most unlikely of theme parks; and the evolution of ancient alleyways in Beijing, China.
519- Balikbayan Boxes
A Balikbayan box is a huge cardboard box (often weighing over 100 pounds) that Filipinos living all over the world send to family members who are still living in the Philippines
518- Mini-Stories: Volume 15
It's Mini-Story Season! You’ll hear about a very, very long escalator! Beavers dropping from the sky! We’ll hear from Janet, Miss Jackson, if you’re nasty! And a visit from the queen!
517- The Divided Dial
If you’ve ever flipped through the radio dial — not satellite, not podcasts, but good old-fashioned AM and FM radio — you may have noticed something. Right wing radio talk is everywhere.
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If you live in a city of any size or are curious about the modern world and the history behind it’s design, you won’t be disappointed.
This podcast makes me want to drop everything to become a civil engineer or an architect or run for office in a small town or be the weird person that asks for a funicular in the townhall… it’s awesome.
I’m from Germany and I’ve been listening to this podcast for years. It’s been a joy to be taken on these walks and journeys, to discover worlds hidden behind the most usual things. It takes me back to my childhood, when everything was new and you would be enchanted by fairytales. That’s exactly what this podcast feels like. There’s so much care and love put into these stories.
It’s funny, quite often I read a title of a new episode and think: puh, doesn’t sound interesting, it’s a strange topic, who shall be interested in this? And every single episode is interesting, is widening my knowledge and is just fun. Great stuff guys, I’m so happy I stumbled across 99% invisible by chance.