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.
467- Cute Little Monstrosities of Nature
The French bulldog is now the second most popular breed in America. Their cute features, portable size, and physical features make for a dog that can easily travel and doesn't require a lot of exercise. But these characteristics sometimes have a detrimental effect on the dog's health.
466- The Weight
How lifting weights became a core component to home fitness
465- Shirley Cards
Even if we think of the camera as a neutral technology, it is not. In the vast spectrum of human colors, photographic tools and practices tend to prioritize the lighter end of that range.
464- Finding Julia Morgan
Born in 1872, American architect and engineer Julia Morgan designed hundreds of buildings over her prolific career, famous for her work on incredible structures like the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California.
463- Fifty-Four Forty or Fight
At a glance, the border between the United States and Canada would seem to be at the friendlier end of the international boundary spectrum. But even though the US-Canada border is now pretty tame, when two countries touch each other over a stretch of 5500 miles, it can result in some surprisingly weird disputes, misunderstandings, geographical quirks and ...really good stories.
462- I Can't Believe It's Pink Margarine
Margarine is yellow, like butter, but it hasn't always been. At times and in places, it has been a bland white, or even a dull pink. These strange variations were a byproduct of 150-year war to destroy margarine, and everything that it stands for. During this epic fight for survival, margarine has had to reinvent itself, over and over again.
Help me get to sleep every night
An absolute podcast classic
I feel like there is an episode of 99% Invisible for everyone. It's so interesting, so well-produced and covers so much that I would never otherwise think about. It's also the reason I'm now doing a masters in Urban Design. Love it!
Has an interesting take on the everyday,
Generally has an interesting point of view of everyday things we take for granted. Could have done without the British bashing episode though