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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.

99% Invisible Roman Mars

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    • 4.9 • 309 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.

    452- The Lows of High Tech

    452- The Lows of High Tech

    Britt Young, the author of the article "I have one of the most advanced prosthetic arms in the world — and I hate it" guides us through the highs and lows of high tech prosthetics.

    • 40 min
    451- Hanko

    451- Hanko

    Hanko are the carved stamp seals that people in Japan often use in place of signatures. Hanko seals are made from materials ranging from plastic to jade and are about the size of a tube of lipstick

    • 39 min
    450- Stuff the British Stole

    450- Stuff the British Stole

    Throughout its reign, the British Empire stole a lot of stuff. Today those objects are housed in genteel institutions across the UK and the world. They usually come with polite plaques. The Australian podcast Stuff the British Stole is a six episode series about the not-so-polite history behind a few of those objects.

    • 46 min
    449- Mine!

    449- Mine!

    Every year, fights break out on airplanes. Jim Salzman and Michael Heller are law professors and the authors of a new book called Mine! How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives. According to Salzman and Heller, confusing ownership rules are often the result of poor ownership design. This is true not just for airplane seats, but also for battles over digital privacy, climate change, and wealth inequality.

    • 30 min
    448- Katie Mingle's Right to Roam

    448- Katie Mingle's Right to Roam

    In the United Kingdom, the freedom to walk through private land is known as “the right to roam.” The movement to win this right was started in the 1930s by a rebellious group of young people who called themselves “ramblers” and spent their days working in the factories of Manchester, England.

    • 34 min
    447- Flag Days: The Red, the Black & the Green

    447- Flag Days: The Red, the Black & the Green

    The Red, Black, and Green flag was invented to unite Black people all over the world living under racial repression.

    • 34 min

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4.9 out of 5
309 Ratings

309 Ratings

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One of my favourite podcasts. Always something fascinating.

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Just discovered this cool podcast... so interesting. Love the dry humour.

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One of my favs

Love this podcast both for the information and for the pleasing sound of Roman and Avery’s voices (very important for my sensitive ears). Loving the Articles of Interest in particular. Thanks y’all 🥰

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